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Bladder home monitoring for people with spinal cord injury
Bladder home monitoring for people with spinal
cord injury

The research team. Pictured L-R are Dr Babak Shadgan, Dr. Mark Nigro, Ms Teresa Lee, and Dr. Andrew Macnab. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, life-changing event. Depending on the severity of the injury and the area of the ...


Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients
Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients

Interprofessional members of one of Sunnybrook's oncology care units wear their “Ask Me If I've Cleaned My Hands” blue buttons. Would you feel comfortable asking your nurse or doctor if they cleaned their hands?  That’s the question Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention ...


Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence is paramount
Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence
is paramount

The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is establishing a “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table” to “better protect health care professionals on the job.” This announcement follows last year’s decision by the Ministry of Labour to ...

Posted: August 27, 2015|Legal Update, Uncategorized|0 comments

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


Heart failure: The misunderstood cardiovascular disease
Heart failure: The misunderstood cardiovascular disease

It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about many things to do with cardiovascular disease: heart attack, arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and ...

Posted: July 19, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced cardiac care
Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced
cardiac care

One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting for his life. The 41-year-old Barrie man and father of two young children had the mother of ...


HOOPP posts strong return for 2014
HOOPP posts strong return for 2014

Jim Keohane is the CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest sector to retire from, if ...

Posted: April 10, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care
New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care

Janice, a GEM (Geriatric Emergency Management) Nurse uses CKHA’s new screening tool, the Assessment Urgency Algorithm (AUA) in consultation with Walter, a patient who presented at their Emergency Department. This tool helps the GEM nurse identify older patients who ...


Conquering C. difficile
Conquering C. difficile

RVHS infection control practitioners Bryan Morales (left) and Michael Paetzold with the decontamination tool used during a recent C. difficile outbreak. New and old infection control techniques work together to conquer C. difficile Ongoing staff education and new technology bring outbreak ...


Balancing conflicts of obligation by design
Balancing conflicts of obligation by design

Kevin Reel The most recognizable ethical principles associated with building design are those associated with greener, energy efficient buildings. It is hard not to support such clearly ethical aims, as they make financial sense as well. There are other ethical ...

Posted: February 1, 2015|Ethics, Uncategorized|0 comments

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