Simulation in health care is commonplace for learning or practicing skills but the value of simulation jumps to a whole new level when it brings clinical teams together to collaborate on creating standards of practice that will improve the quality of patient care.
That’s exactly what happened recently when more...Read more
The Students Overcoming Anxiety and Rebuilding (SOAR) program is designed to help students in grades five through eight build their emotional awareness. For the past five years, through programming such as art workshops, it has also helped Dr. Jennifer Davidson, a psychologist in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Child &...Read more
Five years of collaborative planning and learning between Clinical Nutrition and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has resulted in the opening of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) first milk lab, a central location on Kidd 5 for the storage, clean preparation, and nutritional fortification of fresh expressed breast milk,...Read more
In partnership with staff across Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) runs a popular series of behind-the-scenes health care tours that have demonstrated the power of bringing staff and donors together.
“Our tour participants already have an attachment to health care when they...Read more
If you are calm under pressure, detail oriented, have stamina, and like working with your hands, you have some of the unique traits needed to be an operating room (OR) nurse. After becoming a registered nurse or registered practical nurse, you will also need specialized training, which until now you...Read more
It’s been 25 years since midwifery was first publicly funded and regulated in Ontario. In the inaugural year, 1994, there were initially two and then three midwives in Kingston licensed to practice midwifery and who were given privileges at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital site.
There are now...Read more
In a crowded conference room a hush falls over the crowd as one by one attendee’s are called to the front and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony is the second time that a special evening has been held within hospital walls...Read more
Last year when Cindy Bolton, in her role as Director of Community Partnerships at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), walked into the first Youth Mental Health Services Planning Day in Kingston, she knew very few people besides the people from the United Way and the Maltby Centre with whom she...Read more
Over the telephone Matt Green can talk you through delivering a baby, performing CPR or preventing someone from choking to death. He starts by answering your 911 call for an ambulance but he could end up saving the life of someone you love.
An Ambulance Communications Officer (ACO), Matt is...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre continues to invest in innovation and patient care through the recent purchase of a robot-assisted surgical system. This robotic system allows for more precise and minimally invasive surgeries. For patients, this means shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and innovative care closer to home.
In a...Read more