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.
The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.
Intensive Care, where patients’ condition is critical, is an unlikely place to keep a diary. But volunteers with the ICU Diaries Project are giving JGH patients and relatives an emotional outlet and a way of look back through smiles or tears.
A McGill University psychology student who volunteered in the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit was introduced to a patient who ended up making a lasting impression on her.
At the request of family members, staff of the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit can create a special memento—a heart-shaped pillow bearing the painted imprint of the hand of a loved one who has passed away while in the hospital.