While calling people on the phone may be something that was done more commonly in the past, two Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) nurses are picking up the phone seven days a week to check in with patients to see how they are doing after their recent stays in KHSC’s...Read more
For women who face a breast cancer diagnosis, connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience and learning about treatment options is an important step to managing their diagnosis.
To help women with this process, the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario along with the Canadian Cancer Society have created...Read more
Two years ago, Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) medicine program experienced a significant spike in the number of people admitted to its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site with conditions related to opioid addiction. “We were overwhelmed, not only by the numbers, but also by not knowing how to provide the...Read more
One of the greatest unmet needs of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is abdominal pain. Opioid drugs are the most effective treatment, but they have serious side effects.
However, new opioid drugs now in development offer longer-lasting pain relief with minimal side effects, and Dr. Stephen Vanner, a clinician-scientist...Read more
A lot has changed since Ontario’s Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP) first opened its doors 25 years ago: if you wanted to use the internet you had to dial-up using a phone line, which would have made the real-time online interactive education sessions VEP’s registered respiratory therapists offer today seem like...Read more
A key success factor in helping people manage disease is time: taking the time to understand patients’ unique symptoms, explaining what activities to avoid, and providing plenty of opportunities for questions to be answered. Time is what Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COPD Nurse Navigator Kim Spearing gives her patients,...Read more
Leadership is demonstrated every day in every way throughout Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Whether someone is actively listening to feedback, creatively solving problems or enthusiastically embracing change in the workplace, examples of people striving to do their very best for themselves, their co-workers and for the patients and families...Read more
It’s not often that new technology checks off the big priorities at Kingston Health Sciences Centre all at once but the launch of an advanced digital slit lamp in Ophthalmology is doing exactly that.
In an ocular exam, a slit lamp is vital equipment because it magnifies and illuminates parts...Read more
Nothing says summer like a bike ride in the sunshine, and this week more than 30 children with special needs experienced the joy of riding a two-wheel bike for the first time thanks to a life-changing recreational camp at the Constantine Arena at CFB Kingston July 8 to 12.
Angela Morin was deeply bothered when she watched a dear friend sit for three long hours, in terrible pain, in a hospital waiting room nine years ago.
“I thought ‘how can this be happening,’” she recalls. “Everything was revolving around the hospital and its processes, not my suffering friend. When she...Read more