Post Tagged with: "Pediatrics"
Volunteers share their talents and help kids with
Louise Ferrari has been a therapeutic playroom volunteer for more than 10 years. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Holland Bloorview provides programs and services to kids ...
New HIV Medicine for Kids Makes Treatment Easier
Trying to get a child to take their cough syrup can prove to be a difficult task, but the worst that can happen if they don’t, is a sleepless night – especially considering that non-prescription cough medicine isn’t really effective ...
TARGetting kids for a healthier future
Dr. Jonathon Maguire examines a young patient at his well-child checkup at St. Michael's Hospital's Pediatric Clinic. The patient recently enrolled to participate in TARGet Kids! so his health information will be tracked as he grows and develops Imagine being ...
Lightening the load of chemotherapy for teens, one
backpack at a time
Yusuf Hirji is able to have more time for things that he enjoys while maintaining his chemotherapy treatment. Until now, treatment for paediatric sarcoma (bone and/or muscle tumour) in Canada has been done in the hospital. Typically, patients check in ...
Smiles Prescribed at PRHC’s Paediatric
Left to right: Nurse Practitioner, Jodi Hazell, Tyler Kelly RN, Patient Ethan Howcroft with RN Shay Cannon and Child Life Specialist Lois Scott celebrate Ethan’s last treatment at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Peadiatric Outpatient Clinic. Children laughing, playing and running ...
Liquid gold: Early delivery of mom’s milk gives NICU
babies the best chance at getting stronger
Oral Immune Therapy (OIT) is a continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiative designed to provide early colostrum to babies in the NICU. It was implemented in October, involving the NICU, the Obstetrical Care Unit and the Mother/Baby Unit at London Health ...
Stollery Children’s Hospital’s Family Talks program
A poster on the wall can remind staff of family centred care core concepts: respect, dignity, information sharing, participation and collaboration. But there’s nothing like a mom telling her daughter’s story to make those concepts come to life for health ...
Pain reliever for children, ‘lifesaver’ for parents:
What’s all the buzz about?
“A” is for apple and “b” is for bee – that familiar fuzzy, buzzing creature that children are introduced to almost as soon as they say their first words. At Markham Stouffville Hospital, that buzzing bee is much more than ...
Medical clerks get access to wide range of paediatric
cases at St. Joe’s
Third-year medical student Miralem Mrkonjic is still deciding what field he’d like to specialize in as a doctor, but the clerkship rotations he is doing at four hospitals may help him choose his specialty. Mrkonjic is currently doing a six-week clerkship ...
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →