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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....

A new approach to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention

Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) is a specialized component of chronic vascular disease care. By integrating structured behaviour change interventions like diet, exercise,...

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...

BC Ambulance Service part of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium North American Study

A young woman lays unconscious on the roadside following a highway accident. A player clutches his chest and falls to the ice during an...

New role improves patient flow in emergency department

An innovative approach to patient care at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to move ambulatory patients more quickly through the emergency department...

The forgotten patients: What happens to intensive care unit survivors five years after discharge?

A unique and richly detailed long-term study of survivors of severe #critical illness requiring intensive care found that even those who were previously healthy,...

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...

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