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Seniors as A Part of The Coronavirus Solution

For good purposes, the public has viewed senior Canadians as weak and fragile during the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has disproportionately affected older people, who make up the vast majority of those dealing with serious illness or death.
Fear of COVID-19 contagion tends to affect seniors even more than the majority of Canadians, causing them to implement tighter lockdown procedures for their safety and health. 
What is often overlooked in the aim to keep seniors healthy is that older adults are not only …

How Canadians Learn from Coronavirus Experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wave of transformation in the Canadian medical environment and the professional lives of healthcare workers. Rapid implementation of improved personal protective equipment, obligatory symptom monitoring for staff and patients, and expanded work-from-home practices are only a few examples.
An After Action Review (AAR) is a mechanism used by the World Health Organization (WHO) for healthcare emergencies to helping organize a reflective process. It is a systematic, qualitative analysis of the activities taken during the response to…

Developing the Medical Technology Industry in Canada

It was 1949, and cardiologists Drs. Wilfred Bigelow and John Callaghan were researching whether dramatically cooling a dog’s body would enable them to execute open-heart surgery in the basement of Toronto’s Banting Institute. Unfortunately, the dog’s heart spontaneously stopped during the operation.
Dr. Bigelow, desperate to resuscitate the animal, poked the dog’s left ventricle with his hand. The movement, which resembled the rhythm of a regular heartbeat, jolted the heart back from the dead. It also triggered the thought that electrical …