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September 26, 2016
Empowering teens to take the reins of their health care
Transitioning to adult care can be a challenging process, as adolescents have to manage their health condition for the first time without the reliance of their parents. Oshawnie is an independent 18 year old, competent and prepared to take her health care into her own hands thanks to the Sickle Cell/Thalassemia transition clinic.
September 13, 2016
SickKids piloting new pathway for early recognition and management of sepsis
Building on the momentum created by the successful implementation of a sepsis screening tool in the Emergency Department’s triage process, focus is shifting to the inpatient units where recognizing sepsis can be more difficult.
September 12, 2016
Exposure to laundry detergent packets sending few Canadian kids to emergency rooms, new study finds
Despite the growing household presence of Single-Use Detergent Sacs (SUDS) – or laundry pods as they’re commercially known, a new study led by SickKids reveals a low number of children’s emergency room visits for exposure to the candy-coloured, potentially-poisonous packets.
July 6, 2016
Before your next trip, visit the SickKids Family Travel Clinic
You don’t have to go very far to make medical precautions part of your next journey! Meet with the team of specialists in travel-related illness at SickKids Family Travel Clinic.
July 4, 2016
SickKids’ new Paediatrician-in-Chief weighs in on how far we’ve come and the power of integration in genetics
On July 1, Dr. Ronald Cohn stepped into his new role as Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids. He reflects on how the field has evolved, and looks ahead at the potential of individualized medicine in addressing currently untreatable paediatric conditions.
June 26, 2016
Caring Safely – our journey to eliminating preventable harm
SickKids recently celebrated the one year anniversary of Caring Safely, an ambitious patient and staff safety initiative that will have significant impact in making care better and safer across the hospital and also make the hospital an even safer place to work.
June 21, 2016
When is a headache more than a headache?
Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to understand for both those who experience them and those who treat them. Through the Neurosurgery Outreach Program, SickKids is working to better provide education and integrate access to neurosurgical services within the province.
June 6, 2016
SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre to explore potential integration
SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (HDC) announced their intention to explore an integration of the two organizations to improve specialized hospital and community-based mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs.
April 21, 2016
Celebrating 20 years of Telemedicine: How video conferencing technology is redefining the way we care, educate and collaborate at SickKids
The Telemedicine Program has helped evolve the way we deliver care at SickKids. The program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has become an integral resource for clinicians.
March 15, 2016
Good nutrition is integral to improving health in patients
As a part of the interdisciplinary care team, dietitians work closely and collaboratively with health-care staff to provide family-centered care across the hospital. In recognition of Nutrition Month, which takes place every March, let's take a glimpse into the important work they do.
March 10, 2016
SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care
The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.
March 8, 2016
Social workers at SickKids: innovative approaches to addressing individual, family and systemic challenges
The celebration of Social Work Month across Canada provides an opportunity to revisit the origins of hospital social work and honour the growth and development of the profession over the years.