Prone positioning for patients with COVID-19

During the pandemic, prone positioning of patients with COVID-19 with respiratory distress who are not on ventilators has become common despite a lack of...

Digital tools and virtual care in emergency services

With Ontario undergoing a phased reopening, emergency department volumes, which dropped during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic (see sidebar), are beginning...

West Park Healthcare Centre plays a key role to free up ICU beds

By Raj Kohli and Dr. Roger Goldstein West Park’s newly expanded Long-Term Ventilation Unit (LTV) comes at a time when Intensive Care Unit (ICU) resources...
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Air ambulance: Cancel, or keep it coming?

Ornge launches project to improve timely access to trauma care for severely injured patients By Dr. Brodie Nolan The phones in Ornge’s Operations Control Centre (OCC)...

Virtual emergency department visits

By Elaine Mitropoulos St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has introduced a new method of patient care to better meet the needs of the community; virtual care...

Electronic triage support tool continues to grow, support consistency

By Elizabeth Garel 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...

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