Infusion system innovations: Elevating patient care and clinician support

Crowded hospitals, long wait times and nurse burnout have become common news stories, reinforcing the ongoing strain on our healthcare system. In fact, a survey conducted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) found that over 75 per cent of Canada’s nurses are “burnt out”. While stories like...

Same-day discharge laparoscopic hysterectomy surgical program

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) as obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Tammy LeRiche performed the first ever...

ENHANCED BLOOD FLOW: The Benefits?

Improved blood flow has many therapeutic and prophylactic benefits: Promoting wound healing Treatment...

Health care inequities behind shorter life spans for Inuit from Nunavik, Quebec, with lung cancer

People living in the Inuit region of Nunavik in northern Quebec die earlier...

News & topics

Many older adults receiving home care do not receive palliative care before death

Many older adults receiving home care do not receive any palliative home care before death, suggesting we need better methods to identify people who need this support, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Palliative care is an essential component of a holistic, comprehensive and patient-centred approach...

Equitable healthcare for Indigenous Peoples

The development of a website to provide a culturally safe method to communicate wound,...

Facing the facts: Suture materials and scar prominence post-surgery

Concerns about scarring following surgical procedures often prompt both patients and surgeons to favour...

Wounds Canada – Canada’s leading wound management organization

Established in 1995, Wounds Canada is a health charity dedicated to the advancement of...

Orthostatic hypotension: Considerations of safe medication use

lood pressure is the amount of pressure applied by circulating blood to blood vessels....

Medical Specialties

Canadians give governments an ‘F’ in meeting their mental health and substance use health needs

Federal and provincial governments are getting a resounding ‘F’ from Canadians when it comes to providing mental health and substance use health care services,...

Study projects 187% increase in people living with dementia in Canada by 2050

People living with dementia are as diverse as the different diseases and conditions that...

The heart health benefits of milk

Studies show that milk is part of cardioprotective eating patterns Nine out of 10 Canadians...

Discovery unravels the mystery of a rare bone disease

Researchers pinpoint gene causing autosomal dominant spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia A McGill-led team of researchers have made an important discovery shedding light on the genetic basis of a rare skeletal disorder. The study, published in Nature Communications, reveals that a defect in a specific gene (heterozygous variants in the matrix Gla protein, or MGP) may cause a disorder that affects the structure of connective tissues that supports the body. MGP is a special...

Opening the conversation about palliative care

Palliative care is often misunderstood, with many assumptions of what it’s about. In reality, palliative care helps improve a patient’s quality of life until...

NURSING

RNAO fellows find solutions to fill gaps, advance care and improve outcomes

With more than 500 fellows, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program has reached new heights over the last two decades. Refreshed in 2022, the program now provides opportunities for RNs and NPs to develop their knowledge, skills...

Simulation training trains staff to de-escalate situations

A new virtual reality (VR) simulation training program with a mental health focus at...

Internship supports advancement of health informatics knowledge

Agnes Leung and Tram Nguyen were excited for a new professional development opportunity. The two...

How SCOPE is diverting patients from EDs and easing family physicians’ workloads

With busy emergency departments (EDs) during respiratory illness season and the shortage of access...

Getting nurses working: Sunnybrook makes strides with internationally educated nurses

Amy Son gently applies bandages to a patient’s face as they chat about his...

LONGTERM CARE

Inside Unity Health’s efforts to better understand the care experience

It was around lunchtime and the Geriatric and Medical Rehabilitation unit at Providence was bustling. Jamar Stanton, a patient experience coordinator, had stepped into...

First-of-its-kind network supports faster adoption of technology in long-term care

The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, a leading national initiative focused on accelerating...

Reducing wait times through a collaborative approach

Through the Geri-Hub, wait times for patients have been reduced by up to 50...

Unobtrusive in-home monitoring using wireless signals offers exciting possibilities for healthcare

Prompt fall detection in any living space, including bathrooms, can save lives. By George Shaker  magine a future where your home could monitor your health and daily activities without cameras or wearable devices.  There was a time this type of technology or idea only existed in science...

Transitioning from hospital to long-term care

The decision to move into long-term care can bring mixed emotions; perhaps concern at leaving the familiar, alongside relief knowing 24/7 care will be...