Electronic triage support tool continues to grow, support consistency

By Sayurie Naidoo Triage nurses are typically the first clinician that people see when they arrive at an emergency department (ED). These nurses must be...

Journey toward Trauma Distinction Accreditation

By Niall Emmott If you were to experience a traumatic and complex injury such as a major burn, a gunshot wound or a brain injury...

Preparing for disaster

By Jeffrey Tochkin, Caroline Nolan and Sarah Hartwick Hospitals are experts in emergencies. Staff train for years to respond effectively and save lives daily. But, when...

New life-saving technique first in Western Canada

By Carrie Stefanson Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the first hospital in Western Canada to use a new device to help save the lives of...

Sport-related brain injuries continue to impact thousands of Canadians

By Angela Baker From the playground to the pro ranks, the topic of brain injuries related to sports is a concerning trend that will likely...

Simulated car crash steers students away from the trauma of impaired driving

By Vanessa Gomez As the fallout of a simulated car crash unfolded before them under rainy skies, Grade 9 students at J.H. Picard School got...

First Ontario hospital goes live with Electronic Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale Certification Program

As part of Mackenzie Health’s vision to create a world-class health experience for its patients, Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital was the first hospital in...

Air response: Anatomy of a mass casualty incident

By Courtney Kraik The textbook definition of a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) is an event where the number of patients vastly exceeds the resources of...

Screening tool makes it easy for emergency physicians to assess kids’ mental health

By Mike Foster A simple questionnaire can help busy emergency physicians accurately assess kids’ mental health needs within minutes, a new study shows. The HEADS-ED screening...

Code stroke saves precious minutes

The morning started out for Robert (Bob) Collins like any other. Bob was getting ready to get coffee when his arm felt strange. “I...

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