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New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


The day the emergency ward called 911
The day the emergency ward called 911

Three of the four team members who called 911 from the emergency department. During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, vertigo, and was feeling ...

Posted: September 19, 2014|Patient Care, Public Health|0 comments

Ontario Health Study still looking for participants
Ontario Health Study still looking for participants

A volunteer has his hand grip strength measured at an Ontario Health Study assessment centre. How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working to answer ...

Posted: September 18, 2014|Featured, Public Health, Research|1 comment

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at The Neuro. This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form ...

Posted: September 17, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital
Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital

A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) with a ‘Nurse Call’ system will be implemented to further enhance safety in the hospital, including newborn foot monitors, for paediatric patients. Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility ...


Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers
Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in
Canadian soldiers

Dr. Elizabeth Pang (left) and Dr. Margot Taylor with the MEG machine. In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed Forces approached researchers at ...

Posted: September 15, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Research|0 comments

Getting ambulances back on the road
Getting ambulances back on the road

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 patients in a safe and timely manner is a high priority for all emergency departments so that ambulances ...

Posted: September 13, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency wait times
Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency
wait times

Dr. Rob Lepage is Medical Director of HSN’s emergency department. 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 times (ED) in Ontario. Now, HSN is ...

Posted: September 12, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes
Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes

The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no established way to slow down or prevent type 1 diabetes. In an effort to find a way, ...

Posted: September 11, 2014|Diseases, Research|0 comments

Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens
Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens

Jennie Trkulja, Unit Manager for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, Ouellette Campus, explains trauma services to students of the P.A.R.T.Y. program. The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in ...

Posted: September 10, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

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