The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

A simulation exercise is conducted in the ambulance bay adjoining the JGH Emergency Department (ED). Residents in emergency medicine play the ED’s medical staff (in hazmat suits), while medical students portray the victims of a toxic chemical spill. To remove the noxious substance to which he has been exposed, a mock patient washes himself in the inflatable shower tent (centre), while his child (a doll, right of centre) is entrusted to medical personnel. Meanwhile, a mock patient in a wheelchair (left) is washed by medical staff using hand-held shower nozzles. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
July 2024Spotlight feature

Simulation exercise offers vital training in coping with effects of toxic chemical spill

Emergency medicine residents in a simulation exercise experience the real-world pressure of assisting the victims of a toxic chemical spill.

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News

Jasmine Alami, Head Nurse of the Oncology Clinic in the Segal Cancer Centre, speaks with Lionel Avila before his chemotherapy session.
April 2024News

New software overcomes complexities to transform scheduling in Oncology Clinic

A new scheduling application in the Segal Cancer Centre enables staff to more easily plan chemotherapy and immunotherapy sessions.

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Feature articles

In the Clinical Access Service at the JGH, patient Heidy Jampen (left) discusses her treatment for atrial fibrillation with the Service’s Head Nurse, Jessica Pinto (right), and with Clinical Nurse Specialist Sorphea Hul.
April 2024Feature articles

New alternative to emergency treatment for patients with irregular heartbeat

With a referral, patients with atrial fibrillation can now bypass the JGH Emergency Department and receive care in the Clinical Access Service.

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Auxiliary

Liz Wiener, Co-President of the JGH Auxiliary, in the Milly Lande Boutique, which The Auxiliary operates in the hospital’s main lobby.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2023

Liz Wiener plays key role in guiding Auxiliary into digital age

With guidance from Co-President Liz Wiener, The JGH Auxiliary is reinvigorating itself by making greater use of digital tools and social media.

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Hope & Cope

Just before a chemotherapy session at the Segal Cancer Centre, Alejandro Rincon meets with Hope & Cope volunteers Zoe Romano (left) and Anastasiya Gudymenko to discuss using virtual reality goggles (in the volunteers’ hands) to help pass the time.
April 2023Hope & Cope

Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients

Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.

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Telehealth

At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
May 2021Telehealth

How personal connections manage to survive in the high tech of telehealth

In the high-tech environment of telehealth, new skills and techniques are being developed to maintain trust and intimacy between healthcare users and providers.

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