Canine scent detection team now detecting COVID-19

By Rachel Galligan For more than five years, Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) canine scent detection team – Canines for Care – has been sniffing out...

COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults: rare but possible

In rare cases, adults who have recovered from COVID-19 may develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome, and clinicians should consider this possibility in adults with specific...

Vaccinating in a COVID-19 Hotspot: The challenges and rewards

These last four months have been a whirlwind for Humber River Hospital. Establishing a vaccine clinic in North Western Toronto, a COVID-19 “hot-spot,” has...

Harnessing technology in healthcare for high hygiene standards

While technology shows no signs of slowing down in the healthcare sector, it can be deployed for better hygiene outcomes in various settings, from...

Empowering healthcare facilities to uphold the highest hygiene standards

While healthcare professionals have always adhered to stringent hand hygiene standards, the COVID-19 pandemic has made accessibility to education and training even more critical. Tork,...

Ventilators contributing to infection control

By Carmela Reyes Reducing the risk of infection has always been a key priority for hospitals, with the major focus on the importance of handwashing...

Mobile vaccine team helps inoculate some of the most vulnerable against COVID-19.

Relief takes various forms – clapping, tears of joy, chants of “the vaccine is here, the vaccine is here!” After months of desperately battling COVID-19,...

Vaccines offer hope in remote, fly-in communities

Operation Remote Immunity aims to protect residents from COVID-19 By James MacDonald On a cold morning in Neskantaga First Nation, about 450 kilometres north of Thunder...

Research reveals the fraction of asymptomatic hospital staff exposed to, infected with SARS-Cov-2

A study from UHN, Canada’s largest research hospital, reveals the percentage of symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare workers infected with the novel coronavirus. “A key question that we wanted to answer was ‘how many asymptomatic healthcare workers...

SARS-CoV-2 immunization passports: a ticket to normal life?

Proof of immunization against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may soon be required in many parts of the globe. The authors discuss...

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