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Helping Emergency Patients Quit Smoking

Helping Emergency Patients Quit Smoking

A large proportion of patients in emergency departments are smokers and many emergency patients have illnesses caused by smoking. Dr. Ka Wai Cheung is researching the effect of intervening in smokers during their visit to the emergency when they may be more receptive to quitting if the most effective supports are provided.

Sharing Knowledge Effectively with all Practicing Physicians

Sharing Knowledge Effectively with all Practicing Physicians

A 50 year old patient with a fractured wrist comes into a small town Emergency Department. The risk requires reduction back to a normal position. The patient is transported to a larger center 4 hours away by ambulance. At the larger center, the patient received intravenous sedation in the emergency department and the fracture is […]

Teaching Physicians to Care for Critically ill Patients Through Simulation

Teaching Physicians to Care for Critically ill Patients Through Simulation

Dr. Afshin Khazei is an expert in teaching through simulation. His leadership in the distribution and integration his innovative courses will result in the better maintenance of advanced skills for physicians working in emergency settings. The result will be improved care for patients in all 100 emergency departments across the province.

Caring for Medical Emergencies at Mass Gatherings

Caring for Medical Emergencies at Mass Gatherings

Dr. Adam Lund is internationally known as a leader in organizing and managing the medical events that arise at large gatherings such as music festivals, sporting events and other community events. Understanding medical needs at these planned events as well as unexpected disasters will result in better outcomes for patients.

Improving care of new atrial fibrillation

Improving care of new atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance seen ib the Emergency Department. At times patients need to have an electric shock to convert the heart rhythm back to normal. Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer is searching for the safest and most efficient ways to urgently and safely treat these patients.

Improving emergency care for stroke patients

Improving emergency care for stroke patients

Dr. Devin Harris is a world leader in translating information about state of the art stroke care in the first few hours. He leads the provincial stroke initiative to improve neurologic outcomes on patients with new stroke or warning signs of strokes.

Patient Safety in Emergency Environments

Patient Safety in Emergency Environments

Unintended harm is not uncommon in health care. Dr. Garth Hunte is working to understand how we can better prepare for and prevent patient safety events from occurring in our Emergency Departments. His work is pivotal to setting policy and procedures that will increase patient safety.

Evaluating to what extend new impaired driving laws reduce preventable deaths

Evaluating to what extend new impaired driving laws reduce preventable deaths

Several patients with minor injuries from a car crash come into a large Emergency Department. The injured driver is identified as causing the crash and his alcohol level is not elevated. He is discharged and 2 weeks later is the cause of a fatal pedestrian crash after smoking marijuana. The strategic initiative to mitigate driver […]