Developed in Edmonton by healthcare solutions start-up company MACH32, the Aerosol Containment Tent creates a negative pressure zone around a patient’s head during airway procedures, to protect healthcare personnel from infectious aerosols.
A pilot project at The Ottawa Hospital, the Virtual Pet Therapy Program is where volunteers bring a tablet attached to a specially adapted IV pole into patient rooms so they can interact with therapy dogs, bringing comfort and joy to those who are isolated.
Researchers from the University of Calgary, SAIT, and Alberta Health are conducting test flights using drones to fly PPE and testing kits from the Foothills Hospital in Calgary to the Stoney Nakoda reserve. The eventual goal is to bring rapid COVID-19 testing to remote communities.
This year the province is ordering more flu vaccines and making them available in more locations than ever, in a widespread approach that health authorities are considering practice for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Pandemic restrictions are making it difficult for clinics to deliver seasonal flu shots, Dr. Janet Evans at CGB Medical in Kelowna introduced the innovative solution of a drive-thru immunization clinic.
Dr. Suzanne Rutherford, a fan of Disney theme parks, has designed the appointment system at the North Grenville COVID-19 testing site to function like the FastPass system, cutting down on long lines and wait times.