Emergency Medicine

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 ...


Researchers question practice of automatically transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients
Researchers question practice of automatically
transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients

Dr. Sandro Rizoli is a national leader in trauma resuscitation research and was appointed as the first St. Michael’s Hospital-University of Toronto Endowed Chair in Trauma Research in July. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital are asking questions about the practice ...


Edmonton EMS expedites evacuations:    “We help our community. It’s just what we do”
Edmonton EMS expedites evacuations: “We help our
community. It’s just what we do”

When the floodwaters started to rise in southern Alberta, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team from the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services was ready to answer the call. EMS sent its Multiple Patient Unit (MPU) and a team of three ...

Posted: August 20, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Patient’s Perspective
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A
Patient’s Perspective

Gergana Sandeva is a patient advisory board member at Answering TTP Foundation. For a month I had been experiencing unusual symptoms; headaches, bruising, bleeding gums and constant fatigue.  But I knew something was really wrong when I noticed petichea all ...

Posted: August 16, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

Family draws on experience with son’s traumatic brain injury to help others cope
Family draws on experience with son’s traumatic brain
injury to help others cope

Approaching the five-year mark since his accident, Andrew McCallum still regularly visits St. Michael’s for appointments and check-ups but has regained almost of all of his memory. In the late morning of April 5, 2008, Andrew McCallum was doing what ...

Posted: August 16, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

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