Education and Professional Development

E-sharing for better health
E-sharing for better health

Knowledge sharing is a vital component of a strong health care system. That’s why at Accreditation Canada, we help organizations get the word out when they’ve created solutions they can share with others. We call these solutions Leading Practices, and ...


New partnership prevents suffering and saves money
New partnership prevents suffering and saves money

A new partnership between the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences will improve the outcomes for patients having high-risk surgery and potentially save the health care system millions of dollars each year. CANM ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee Patty Henderson
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee
Patty Henderson

Patty Henderson Patty Henderson, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Markham Stouffville Hospital The world has changed very much since the days when Florence Nightingale was a leader – but some nurses who accepted the challenge to follow in her footsteps ...


The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed the same
The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed
the same

Cathy Szabo More often than not, when a patient stops to tell me about his or her experience receiving services from Providence Care, the key component of the feedback is not a critical review of the actual, technical care interventions ...


Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention
Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention

At a time when most experts are concerned that there will be a future retirement income crisis – given the fact that two thirds of Canadians lack any kind of pension coverage at work – jobs with pensions are highly ...


What is financial planning anyway?
What is financial planning anyway?

Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning.  The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between someone dressing up a product sale as a financial plan versus doing proper financial planning. In my view, ...


Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors, not victims
Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors,
not victims

As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are looking for bigger deductions to lessen our tax burden. Considering that many hospital workers such as nurses ...


HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological innovation in patient care settings
HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological
innovation in patient care settings

If necessity is the mother of invention, patient care organizations are fertile grounds for the development of innovative technologies.  Since 2012, over 6,000 news stories from the top five per cent of the most frequently read print media sources in Canada featured ...


Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for cardiovascular care
Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for
cardiovascular care

Dr. Joe Ricci, medical director of the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Scarborough-Durham, in the cardiac care learning centre with OTN connectivity. Regional cardiac program videoconferences weekly rounds across Ontario’s Central East Cardiologist Dr. Jason Burstein is delivering ...


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