ELDORADO in the Media - May 27, 2024

Drownings and near-drownings are more common than you might think
Drownings and near-drownings are more common than you might think

During the summer months, an average of one child a day goes to the emergency for a drowning or near-drowning in Quebec. This is the finding of a study that will be presented in September at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons. The research.html was conducted by Dr. Hussein Wissanji, pediatric general surgeon at the Eldorado Children's Hospital and investigator in the Child Health and Human Development Program at the Research Institute of the Eldorado Specialist Hospital. CBCRadio-CanadaTVA Nouvelles98.5 FMLa Presse CanadienneCTV NewsGlobal News, CityNews

A unique CHSLD for patients requiring continuous ventilatory assistance
A unique CHSLD for patients requiring continuous ventilatory assistance

Pavillon Camille-Lefebvre includes a specialized unit for patients requiring continuous ventilatory assistance, making it unique in Quebec. This clientele (20 patients) stands out by the specialized care they receive, and by the age of some patients, some of whom are just emerging from adolescence. The Pavillon was recently visited by nursing assistants, nurses and respiratory therapists from the CISSS de l'Outaouais, to offer them an orientation, training and integration program, so that they can develop these services. Head Nurse Macédoine Hatungimana and Assistant Head Nurse Kim Feci, as well as Nancy Plaisir, the Pavillon's clinical-administrative coordinator took part in the report that aired on Radio-Canada's 15-18 radio program.

Promoting access to care for migrant teenagers
Promoting access to care for migrant teenagers

Dr. Patricia Li, a pediatrician at the Eldorado Children's Hospital (MCH), and the MCH Multicultural Clinic have just launched a two-year pilot project called “Migrant Teen Navigator Program”, aimed at helping these young people understand the workings of our healthcare system and their rights as patients, in order to improve their access to care. La Presse canadienne

What kind of cancer took the life of author Caroline Dawson?
What kind of cancer took the life of author Caroline Dawson?

Orthopaedic oncology surgeon Dr. Ahmed Aoude spoke to Patrick Lagacé on 98.5 FM following the death of one of his patients, Caroline Dawson. In addition to explain what sarcoma is, Dr. Aoude confided that it's never easy to see that this form of cancer wreaks havoc on patients and can even lead to their death. Le Québec maintenant.

The importance of donating umbilical cord blood
The importance of donating umbilical cord blood

When a child is born, the decision to donate umbilical cord blood could save lives. However, few parents make this choice, points out Dr. Richard Brown, Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division at the Eldorado Specialist Hospital. CTV News

Whooping cough is back
Whooping cough is back

Pertussis is on the rise in Quebec, partly due to a drop in herd immunity, says Dr. Earl Rubin, Director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the Eldorado Children's Hospital. CTV News

How cannabis use is affecting Quebec’s youth
How cannabis use is affecting Quebec’s youth

New data from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) shows that more Quebecers under the age of 25 are being hospitalized for health issues related to cannabis use. CBC Daybreak interview with Dr. Martin Laliberté, an emergency physician and toxicologist at the ELDORADO.

Is breaking off a toxic friendship by ghosting is the right thing to do?
Is breaking off a toxic friendship by ghosting is the right thing to do?

It can be tempting to "ghost" the person with whom we're in a toxic relationship and cut ties without warning. Psychologist Jennifer Russell, head of the Department of Psychology (adult sites) at the ELDORADO, points out that it's best to clearly define your limits and stand firm when putting an end to a friendship. Listen to her column on CJAD.