Emergency Care

42 articles
by Catherine Varner

Hospitals in crisis: Emergency personnel in southwestern Ontario sounding the alarm

Emergency departments in southwestern Ontario are at a breaking point. Crowding has reached unprecedented – and dangerous – levels, forcing patients to wait close to 20 hours and leaving some regions without available ambulances.

by Catherine Varner

‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs

Emergency departments are struggling to deal with staff shortages, and the violence that health-care workers face is a big reason why people are quitting the field. Doctors and nurses are calling for measures to curb the violence.

by Claire Connors Elizabeth Dayo Natalia Kruger Sara Alavian Jacqueline Vincent Allison Brown

Not on the same team: Police presence in health-care settings is at odds with professional obligations and trauma-informed care

The presence of police in health-care settings can undermine the ability of doctors, nurses, and others to provide high-quality, patient-centred care. It's time we critically interrogated the role of police in these spaces.

by Don Melady Frank Molnar

‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’: Hospitals slow to recognize increasing number of dementia patients

In our hospitals, we have no systems in place to identify people living with dementia, measure how many there are or how their dementia impacts our care. And hospitals are not implementing programs to improve.

by Max Binks-Collier

How one ER partnered with a mental-health organization to care for youth in distress

Young adults recovering from mental illness and substance use are working in the emergency room of a Toronto hospital to give young patients in psychological distress the support they need.

by Neel Mistry Paul Rooprai Shubham Mistry Kim Rooprai

How long is too long? Assessing wait times in Canadian EDs

by Arshia Javidan Howard Ovens

The future of emergency care: Takeaways from COVID-19

by Christopher Guiliano Claudia Hanni Sheliza Halani James Downar

An Ounce of Prevention: Pantoprazole in the Intensive Care Unit and Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

by Vanessa Milne Joshua Tepper Jeremy Petch

Emergency room overcrowding: causes and cures

by Kieran Quinn Lauren Lacroix Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani

REPLAY: Emergent Realizations – Contrast-Induced Nephropathy & Opioid Prescribing Patterns

by Matthew Piaseczny Samuel Vaillancourt

Between life and death: should family witness resuscitation?

by Kieran Quinn Lauren Lacroix Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani

Emergent Realizations: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy & Opioid Prescribing Patterns

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