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Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients
Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients

Interprofessional members of one of Sunnybrook's oncology care units wear their “Ask Me If I've Cleaned My Hands” blue buttons. Would you feel comfortable asking your nurse or doctor if they cleaned their hands?  That’s the question Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention ...


Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care
Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care

Denyse Henry (third from left) and the organizing committee for this year’s Canadian Ambulatory Care Association Conference. When we attend clinic appointments as part of our health care journey, or attend a loved one’s appointment as part of theirs, we ...

Posted: August 16, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life Program at Sunnybrook
Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life
Program at Sunnybrook

Marilyn Reddick believes that creating a family-friendly work environment and an onsite community is integral to ensuring a high quality of life for staff at work and at home. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson Responding to life and death situations is ...


Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation
Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implementation

The TAVI procedure involves implanting a new heart valve without opening the patient's chest. Benefits to patients include reduced pain, smaller scars and a faster recovery. Credit: Doug Nicholson, Sunnybrook Media Source. A new study suggests that modest delays in ...

Posted: July 25, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats
Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats

Dr. Eugene Crystal, Director of Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook, is pictured in the control room of the hospital's Arrhythmia Suite. Sunnybrook is the first centre in Canada to use a new remote control system for treating arrhythmia that is more ...


Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook
Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook

“These are exciting times," says Dr. Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook. "We are definitely doing leading-edge work in the area of imaging." Photo by: Dale Roddick A Smarter Prostate Cancer Biopsy Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are perfecting a type of GPS ...


Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook
Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook

Sandra Callery and Dr. Mary Vearncombe of Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention and Control team, review Hand Hygiene data. Seeing is believing. Germs can’t readily be seen on hands and surfaces but when hand hygiene is not top-of-mind, hospitals have undoubtedly seen ...


Superbugs study prompts dialogue on National Infection Control Guidelines
Superbugs study prompts dialogue on National Infection
Control Guidelines

Dr. Andrew Simor in Sunnybrook's Microbiology lab. Dr. Simor led the first national baseline study of common antibiotic resistant organisms in Canadian acute-care hospitals. Photo credit: MediaSource Sunnybrook researchers lead the first national base-line prevalence study of common antibiotic resistant ...


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