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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...

Biomarkers to diagnose and prevent ‘lung attacks’ that can kill

Vivianne Toupin knows firsthand just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be. In her lifetime, three of her family members have succumbed...

Diabetes education and outreach reduces long-term complications

The numbers just don’t add up. While the Canadian Diabetes Association estimates one thousand people learn they have diabetes every week, few people are...

Collaborative care enhances lives of patients with diabetes

Joyce Ellis, 73, has been living with diabetes for 12 years. The disease was detected following a routine urine test for a bladder infection....

A salute to Sam Quadri: Celebrating forty years of surgical excellence

He’s been helping people for as long as I can remember. And longer. He saved the life of my childhood friend when she couldn’t breathe as...

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...

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