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Finding solutions for foggy eye protection

By Tracey Turriff For well over a year, frontline home care staff have been wearing extra personal protective equipment (PPE) while providing care to keep...

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination

Imperfect, but now more defensible than not By Maria McDonald and Kevin Reel As practicing healthcare ethicists, we have been asked: “Is it ethical to mandate*...

Study helps explain vaccination rates and vaccine hesitancy

The iCARE survey of public attitudes around COVID-19 has finished its 12th round of data-gathering since its launch in March 2020   By Patrick Lejtenyi A...

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,...

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