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Doctors from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Mount Sinai Hospital, inserted a balloon into Sebastian’s heart, via a needle placed under ultrasound guidance through his mother’s uterus, to open up the atrial septum. It is believed that this is the first time in the world that this procedure – a Balloon Atrial Septoplasty (BAS) – has been performed before birth to treat Sebastian’s particular condition.
Jennifer Rock woke up at SickKids on July 1, 1967, four days after her corrective urologic surgery, to a special gift from the hospital – a coin commemorating Canada’s centennial. Today, the coin is a fond reminder of her hospital stay. An estimated 336 inpatients received the coin on Canada Day.
Pain is often undertreated in clinical settings and represents an underfunded area of health research in Canada. Inadequate pain assessment and management practices occur due to gaps in knowledge, pre-existing misconceptions about pain, and lack of training. The Pain Centre, in partnership with the Learning Institute at SickKids, has developed the Online Paediatric Pain Curriculum (OPPC) to address these issues.
Drs. Lucy Duan, Stephanie Erdle, Laura Erdman, Alisha Jamal, and Gabrielle Salmers are Paediatric Residents at SickKids and leads of the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic. Dr. Hosanna Au is a staff paediatrician and overseeing supervisor of POP. They give their perspective on advocating for the health of child refugees and newcomers.
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), gives his perspective on patient safety and SickKids' journey to becoming a high reliability organization.
Dr. Adam Rapoport, Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT); Kim Widger, Nurse Researcher with PACT; and Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, give their perspective on families choosing to have their child's end-of-life-care outside of critical care units.