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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

Training future health care providers
Training future health care providers

Nursing student Rebecca Butler (left) is completing her nursing preceptor credit at Campbellford Memorial Hospital under the mentorship of Jennifer Woods, Registered Nurse (right). It’s a busy night at Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program ...

Posted: January 29, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop
Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop

Health and healthcare are always a major point of interest for Canadians. How many family doctors are there in Canada? What’s the wait time like in my local emergency room? How safe is my local hospital? Questions about health care ...

Posted: December 5, 2014|Data Pulse, Uncategorized|0 comments

Point-of-Care INR Testing
Point-of-Care INR Testing

When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be the end of an era for warfarin. Warfarin had been used for over 60 years to prevent ...

Posted: August 2, 2014|Evidence Matters, Uncategorized|0 comments

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...

Posted: June 24, 2014|Editor's Note, Uncategorized|0 comments

Supporting the development of children at home
Supporting the development of children at home

Mississauga Halton CCAC Care Coordinator Rashmi Tailor pays a home visit to her patient nine-year-old Gabbie and mother Kusyati. Imagine being a new immigrant to Canada and not understanding how the health care system works. Imagine knowing that there is ...

Posted: June 6, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Hospital News salutes nursing heroes
Hospital News salutes nursing heroes

Lois Robinson Honourable Mention - Lois Robinson, RN, emergency department, Rouge Valley Health System On behalf of all staff of the Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary ER, I would like to nominate Lois Robinson for this year’s Nursing Hero Award. Lois ...


Timely organ transplants save lives
Timely organ transplants save lives

Good news: More Canadians are making living or deceased organ donations, helping to meet Canada’s need for organ transplants and improving the quality of life for patients. Less encouraging news: A big gap remains between donations and need, and compared with ...

Posted: May 5, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

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