A Code Blue indicates a critical cardiac arrest is underway and requires immediate, expert responses from all involved in the patient’s care. When staff do not have the chance to practice and participate in Code Blue Team responses, their level… Continue Reading
Dr. Jennifer Balfour, Dr. Cullen, and their colleagues wanted to find a better way to care for pediatric patients who came through the emergency room and required further follow up. They also knew that undergraduate and post graduate trainees needed… Continue Reading
Recognizing the need to update and disseminate a Clinical Order Set (COS) used for treating patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of hospitalists, led by Drs. Megan Milliken, Anne McHale, Jean Maskey, and Shauna Tierney set out… Continue Reading
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians has recently announced its 2019 Annual Award Winners. Warmest congratulations to Dr. Andrew MacPherson for being recognized as one of the Emergency Physicians of the Year!
Dr. Jason Wale saw an opportunity to improve the care of patients with femur fractures. To improve their transfer and transport, especially from other Island locations, a Thomas Splint can be used. In partnership with Dr. James Stone (Orthopedics), Stephen… Continue Reading
Dr. Jason Wale hoped that, by creating an emergency room dermatology referral form, patients he saw on shift would be able to access this specialist care quickly. Because dermatologists don’t work in facility, there are few opportunities for ER physicians… Continue Reading
Dr. Jody Anderson knew there had to be a better way of helping patients who need recurrent paracentesis. By bringing together physicians from radiology, internal medicine, oncology, palliative care and emergency, a new care pathway has been devised to redirect… Continue Reading