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January 24, 2019

Study provides data on outcomes after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment

A team led by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and ICES analyzed survival rates after feeding tube placement in children between 13 months and 17 years of age.

November 7, 2018

Becoming a Medical Device Reprocessor for the day

SickKids staff from a variety of departments were invited to gown up and experience first-hand the valuable role medical device reprocessors (MDR) play at SickKids.

October 16, 2018

Photovoice: a photography exhibit that fosters connections among teens with cancer

Photovoice, a therapeutic support program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), combines photography with weekly group sessions so participants can express themselves and communicate their cancer journeys.

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September 28, 2018

This Sepsis Awareness Month learn how SickKids works hard 365 days a year to prevent sepsis

Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response to any infection, and can lead to widespread tissue damage, multi-organ failure, and death. Treatment needs to be delivered as soon as a diagnosis is reached. SickKids works hard to prevent sepsis every single day.

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August 17, 2018

Lightning strikes twice: SickKids dream team and an unexpected companion

When Farah Sheikh, Social Worker, received an email from a friend of a friend saying her Yorkshire Terrier had just had a litter of puppies and she was looking for a home for a very special one who had been born with a cleft lip, she knew the perfect family.

July 19, 2018

Celebrating our progress improving patient and staff safety: See the Caring Safely report

At SickKids, we put safety first. While this has always been true, the Caring Safely initiative that kicked off with the launch of our 2015-20 strategic directions Building Connections, Accelerating Impact, has amplified and accelerated improvements in patient safety.

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June 6, 2018

SickKids’ TRMC takes the lead in developing global post-transplant live vaccine consensus protocol

The Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre at SickKids is leading a global effort to develop clinical guidelines around the use of live vaccines in patients who have received solid organ transplants. This will be the first international consensus protocol on this important issue.

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May 25, 2018

New model of transition care at SickKids

Over the past twelve years, G2G has been instrumental in highlighting the importance of transition care at SickKids and creating resources for staff. As we evolve our current model, we will continue to apply these tools and resources within our new integrated and inter-professional model that will keep transition care at the forefront of SickKids.

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May 23, 2018

Barcodes added to patient ID bands to enhance patient safety

At SickKids, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve the patient experience. We are committed to making care better and safer across the hospital. One of the ways we are improving patient safety is by implementing new patient ID bands.

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May 11, 2018

Children’s Mental Health Week: Understanding anxiety with Dr. Suneeta Monga

In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week, we asked Dr. Suneeta Monga, Interim Associate Psychiatrist in Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Brain and Mental Health Program, to explain anxiety in children and youth.

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May 3, 2018

SickKids to revitalize its blood and marrow transplant unit with government investment

SickKids has received a significant funding commitment from the Government of Ontario to move forward with a renovation and expansion of its blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy unit.

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April 11, 2018

SickKids is launching a new integrated electronic health information system on June 2

The big day is almost here! We are excited for the launch of our new health information system on June 2, the largest clinical transformation project to date at SickKids.

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