Anesthesia and Analgesia
Acetaminophen: What you need to know
On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a strongly worded recommendation to American health care providers regarding prescription-based pain relievers containing acetaminophen. Specifically, the recommendation calls for a limit of 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage ...
Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps
Dr. Pollard is able to discharge patients earlier with the use of disposable pain pumps. Imagine being able to go home the same day as having major foot or shoulder surgery and still cope with the pain. That’s what some patients ...
Individualized care for pain management
President of Medical Staff, Dr. Kingsley Watts at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. Pain is a subjective and individual experience, but most people would agree that in any form, it is undesirable and decreases quality of life. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, where patients ...
Spine stimulation tingles the pain away
Dr. Mohammed Shamji demonstrates how a spinal cord stimulator alleviates pain. Implanted wires deliver a controlled electrical signal to the spinal cord, sending a tingling sensation to the brain while also blocking pain signals that the patient experiences In 2011, ...
St. Joe’s aims for safe use of opioids in
A nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Centre accesses one of our standardized, colour-coded narcotics cupboards. (Photo credit: Lauren Pelley) A big part of our job at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is minimizing the pain experienced by patients during their hospital ...
Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare
Historically, this has been a very difficult question to answer. While patient safety has been well documented in acute care settings, it remains a new and limited focus of research in home care. There are many unique patient safety issues that ...
PRHC’s specialty Pain Clinic expands to serve
PRHC patient Kendra Shaughnessy receives an epidural steroid injection from RN Kathy Drumm (L) and anaesthesiologist Dr. Bharat Maini. Kendra Shaughnessy was thrilled to hear in early 2013 that she would at long last have access to PRHC’s Pain Clinic ...
GoodLife Fitness invests in heart health: Collaboration
targets innovative approach to continuum of care
Celebrating a new collaboration. From left: Dr. Barry Rubin, Dr. Sherry Grace, Dr. Bob Bell, GoodLife Founder and CEO David Patchell-Evans, and Dr. Caroline Chessex. Canadians suffering from heart disease will have greater access to cardiovascular rehabilitation thanks to a ...
Mindfulness as medicine at St. Michael’s
A straightforward, low-tech treatment offered at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has provided relief to thousands of chronic pain sufferers across Ontario. It’s not a drug, although it does need to be taken regularly – once-a-week for several weeks. It’s ...
Combating gun violence:Hamilton RN turns grief
On a fall evening in 1996, Karen Vanscoy’s 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was shot dead by a 17-year-old male acquaintance with an untreated mood disorder. Jasmine’s eight-year old brother witnessed the tragedy in the family’s living room. “The boy who killed ...
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →