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KHSC trauma experts training the public to 'Stop the Bleed'

Saving lives is the specialty of trauma experts at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and now they’re taking the basics of one of their most critical skills—stopping uncontrollable bleeding—directly to the public so people can act quickly in emergencies such as active shooter or explosive events.

“Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma,” says Dr. Chris Evans, Medical Director for the Trauma Program at the KGH site. 

Research focuses on novel approach to physiotherapy

The worlds of physiotherapy and psychology might seem unrelated. However, one physiotherapist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) wants to find out if blending the two fields can lead to better patient care. 

Kyle Vader has worked in the Chronic Pain Clinic at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of KHSC since 2016 and knows first-hand that the role of a physiotherapist is much more than simply coaching patients through physical movements.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre accredited in first year of integration

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been successfully accredited by Accreditation Canada, signaling our success as a newly integrated organization in achieving almost 98 per cent compliance with close to 3,000 criteria for providing safe, high quality health services.   

Blues times two: OPP officer does double duty as KHSC volunteer

Dave Canty is no stranger to wearing blue after 28 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and now three years as a volunteer at the KGH site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre.  For him, the colour serves one simple but important purpose:  it’s an icebreaker.

Visionary care: Unique service aims to boost quality of life for people with vision loss

A first-of-its-kind model of care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has the potential to be life-changing for individuals with vision loss that is untreatable medically, surgically or with standard eyeglasses. 

The South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) has set its sights on boosting the safety, independence and quality of life of individuals with vision loss, says Dr. Mark Bona, an ophthalmologist specializing in vision rehabilitation at the Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of KHSC.

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