The trouble with trauma in emergency services

Many emergency service and health-care workers who serve the public are routinely exposed to the #trauma of their patients and clients. These workers include...

Ornge: Reducing risk through partnerships

As a transport medicine organization, #Ornge, like most first response officials and crews, knows firsthand that the consequences of a traumatic injury can be...

Midwives train paramedics in emergency skills

Paramedics from the Greater Toronto Area have been overwhelmingly responsive to the training they have received from midwives in dealing with out-of-hospital birth emergencies....

Hospital improves patient experience in emergency department

It’s not often a patient returns to an emergency department just for a tour. But, on a sunny afternoon this past June, Elizabeth Carmichael...

New communication tool designed to help humanize the ICU experience

Like many patients in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, the elderly patient was unable to speak....

New interprofessional team puts patients first

After years of discussion on ways to improve the care provided to patients living with a #tracheostomy, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (St. Joe’s)...

Peel first to launch North American CPR study: Chest compressions key to survival

Peel Regional Paramedics have enrolled the first case in a North American study intended to determine the impact of an alternate method of cardiopulmonary...

New process reduces emergency department wait times and enhances patient care

The morning of Friday, July 8, 2011 started off like any other morning for Marlo Chartland, until later that evening when she was struck...

Life-saving cardiac program celebrates one-year anniversary

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 is a day that 59-year-old Bowmanville resident Gary McCormack won’t soon forget. While watching television that evening with his wife...

Obstetrics team helps deliver first brother to seven sisters

There are few things as miraculous as a newborn’s first gulp of oxygen, yet nothing more frightening for parents when that moment doesn’t come...

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