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Paramedics warned to don masks against deadly new drug likely coming to Ottawa's streets

Health officials are warning of a new danger looming over the streets of Ottawa — a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine that paramedics say threatens even first-responders coming to the aid of people who are overdosing. 532 more words

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Government to invest $100 million to ease ER overcrowding

Faced with the longest emergency-room waits in the country, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced on Wednesday a $100-million plan to reduce ER overcrowding while reopening beds in long-term care centres and other institutions. 599 more words

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Today's letters: Paramedics and the new Civic hospital site

Paramedic problems are tied to ERs

Re: Alarm sounded on paramedics, Dec. 6.

Why criticize dispatch services and paramedic response time while ignoring what actually happens when paramedics arrive with their patients at ER? 700 more words


Reevely: Ottawa demands more of neighbouring paramedics, but paying less

Ottawa has sought nearly twice as much help from neighbours’ ambulances since it stopped paying for it this year, say the paramedic services that have had to supply it. 1,178 more words

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The ED As A Mirror

It is often said “the ED is the front door of the hospital”. But in truth, the ED is a mirror reflecting your hospital. What ails the hospital is evident in the emergency department and can be assessed by a brief survey of staff and a walk through during peak times. 496 more words

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Appendix Ultrasound

The small organ that can cause big trouble.

The vermiform (worm like) appendix is a finger-like projection off of the base of the cecum, it can become inflamed and require surgical removal. 288 more words