Emergency Medicine

Researchers question automatic transfusions for trauma
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

Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep Frail Elderly Safe
Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep
Frail Elderly Safe

Rapid Response nurse Lynda Amodeo-Thomson helps Roy Brown, her patient learn to manage his care. Among other things, she makes it easy for him to remember to drink water every day to avoid dehydration. Roy Brown is an active and ...

Posted: August 15, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in Emergency Department
New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in
Emergency Department

“To be able to see the result of your work in one visit is very rewarding,” says Ben Piper, Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in ...

Posted: August 15, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking one step at time towards better health
Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking
one step at time towards better health

  Pat Glover, St. Joe's ICU physiotherapist, supports patient Bill McDow using the passive-to-active arm and leg exerciser Progressive mobility in critical care is a growing trend in health care worldwide, which aims to keeps patients moving through exercise during their ...

Posted: August 14, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

St. Michael’s Tight Squeeze: Maximizing An Outgrown ED
St. Michael’s Tight Squeeze: Maximizing An Outgrown ED

Patients with less urgent conditions wait in a dedicated “Rapid Assessment Zone” instead of exam rooms, freeing up the rooms for the next consultations The Emergency Department at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto sees 72,000 patients per year – ...


Emergency Preparedness at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Emergency Preparedness at Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Chief Operations Officer, Corinne Wong (centre) with Director, Support Services, Stewart Dankner (left), and Risk Management and Safety Specialist, Kevin Maloney (right) in the Central Alarm and Control Facility (CACF) room at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. “A coordinated, timely and effective ...


Spending his first Father’s Day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Spending his first Father’s Day in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit

‘It’s a roller-coaster ride that I never expected,’ says dad James Steel with tiny baby, Lucas. At just over two pounds, baby Lucas was not yet big or well enough to come out of his isolette – but that didn’t ...


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