Emergency Medicine

Doctors reconnect with lost boy
Doctors reconnect with lost boy

Dr. Howard Ovens on the climb. 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 their way up Africa’s tallest mountain, the group, which included Mount ...


The determination of death and organ donation
The determination of death and organ donation

Recent coverage in the media on death determination and organ donation has left some Canadians with the false impression that there is an unclear understanding of death in this country. Inferences were made that donation and transplantation procedures occur before ...


ED wait times due to access block
ED wait times due to access block

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) released “A Snap Shot on Life in the Emergency Department” today, highlighting the current situation in Canadian Emergency Departments. ED Wait Times due to Access Block is a major problem that was highlighted from ...


Do you know how to call a Code Blue?
Do you know how to call a Code Blue?

Basic Life Support director, Dr. Natalie Wong, instructs M.Sc student, Matthew Common, in CPR. (Photo: Katie Cooper, Medical Media) Everyone across St. Michael’s Hospital – from emergency room nurses to finance staff – has access to some of Canada’s most ...


Volunteering in the moment
Volunteering in the moment

BC Ambulance Service paramedics aim to provide timely, high quality emergency medical care for patients throughout the province. The morning of May 26, 2012, seemed like a typical one for Victoria, B.C. commuter Nicole Smart. She was on her way ...

Posted: December 13, 2013|Cardiology, Emergency Medicine|0 comments

A year of rebuilding at ORNGE
A year of rebuilding at ORNGE

With a helmet on and securely strapped into my seat in the back of an air ambulance, we lifted off from the London airport one morning on an early spring day. It had been years – decades, even -- since I ...


$15 million gift will reshape emergency medicine at Mount Sinai
$15 million gift will reshape emergency medicine at
Mount Sinai

Jay Hennick, Chair of the Board of Directors, Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, Heather Reisman, Brent Belzberg, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Management Board & Governing Council Chairman, and Gerald Schwartz. Photo credit: Arthur ...


Partnership ensures patients a smooth ride
Partnership ensures patients a smooth ride

Patients can keep their Emergency Department Transfer Packages on the fridge. When Elsa* dials 911, not only does she know that help is on its way, but she knows where the Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedics will take her ...


Canadian Red Cross deploying field hospital to Philipines
Canadian Red Cross deploying field hospital to Philipines

Today, the Canadian Red Cross will deploy its field hospital to the Philippines, to provide basic health and surgical care to communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The devastating storm has disrupted water, sanitation and basic health services for millions ...

Posted: November 13, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Summer Adventure Essentials: Knowing your location can save a life in an emergency
Summer Adventure Essentials: Knowing your location can
save a life in an emergency

British Columbia is well known for its wide variety of outdoor activities and summer in B.C. is all about outdoor adventures and exploration. It is also a time when BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) receive more calls ...


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