Archive for February 17th, 2012
Learning about medicine is no game, or is it? Students at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine have developed a unique board game. It’s designed to foster greater appreciation and understanding of the different jobs in the Health Sciences.
Thousands of Canadians are infected with Hepatitis C every year. Treatment can be expensive and isn’t always effective. Many scientists are working on vaccines but few have had success. Until now. A Canadian team has made what’s being called a significant step forward in Hep-C prevention.
We see them at the airport and now they’ve landed at a hospital waiting room. A new tracking system, not unlike a flight status board, debuted at Saint Joseph’s Health care in London. It’s designed to help patients and their families better navigate the process of surgery. The system features television monitors in the main waiting area. Patient updates are posted using a case number to protect privacy. That informs families about when the patient is getting anesthesia, when they’ve gone into surgery and later when the patient is in post op and the family can visit.