Audiologist Voula Tsagaroulis adjusts the goggles that help measure a visual reflex related to the patient’s ability to keep her balance. In addition to performing hearing tests, audiologists play a broader role in assessing various aspects of balance and dizziness—in this case, by having the patient’s eyes track the movement of the small white square on the screen.
Feature articlesFebruary 2020

Additional audiology test introduced to diagnose vertigo and balance problems

Diagnosis and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance problems are more accurate and effective than ever in our CIUSSS, as audiologists test patients with more sophisticated tools, while providing otolaryngologists with their interpretation of the test results.

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February 2020Milestones

Dr. Joel Turner honoured as outstanding educator in point of care ultrasound

Dr. Joel Turner, of the JGH Emergency Department, has won the 2019 Educator of the Year Award from the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society. By teaching doctors how to use ultrasound at the bedside, he helps them make diagnoses more quickly and accurately.

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Rhoda Smith, a volunteer in The Auxiliary’s Ante Partum Program, shows Adriana Rosales how to use wooden beads to make a bracelet. This helps Ms. Rosales to pass the time creatively during her lengthy hospitalization, while her high-risk pregnancy is monitored.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2020

Auxiliary program brightens lives of mothers-to-be who spend weeks or months in hospital

Ante Partum Program uses arts and crafts as a creative relief from boredom For Adriana Rosales, being a patient at the JGH initially aroused a mix of sometimes contradictory emotions. On one hand, she felt reassured by the quality of the care that she was receiving for her high-risk pregnancy. …

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More than 50 senior healthcare professionals met on February 17 to conduct a tabletop simulation, in case a patient with a confirmed case of the coronavirus arrives at the JGH. The event was co-chaired and co-organized by Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre in white coat) and Dr. Paul Brisebois (left, in dark jacket).
February 2020News

Detailed plans reviewed to ensure JGH is ready for coronavirus patients

Tabletop simulation involves numerous inter-disciplinary experts A pivotal gathering of more than 50 senior JGH medical specialists and healthcare professionals has enabled the hospital to further heighten its state of preparedness, in case patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted for treatment. The JGH is one of …

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Dr. Soham Rej
February 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Digital tools considered vital in satisfying rising need for geriatric psychiatry

As the proportion of seniors in our population steadily rises, so will the need for geriatric psychiatry, says Dr. Soham Rej, a CIUSSS psychiatrist. He believes digital technology can help cope with the growing demand, but only if the human element remains intact.

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In the JGH Emergency Department, Lucie Tremblay (right), Director of Nursing, chats informally with Nurse Clinician Valerie Lok, who presents her own unique perspective on the department’s day-to-day successes and difficulties.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2020

To improve care, senior managers get up-close and personal with patients and staff

By getting away from their desks and regularly touring their facilities, senior managers in our CIUSSS get up-close and personal with healthcare users and staff. This helps them better understand what’s working well and what needs improvement.

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