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April 2021

On the Road to an MHP: The Final Mile

Stephanie Cope,
Regional Project Coordinator, ORBCoN CE Region

Designed using the 7Ts framework as a basis for the provincial toolkit, it’s comprised of 12 sections; patient transport, damage control resuscitation, team, communication, laboratory tests, temperature, transfusion medicine & coagulation, education, pediatrics, patient & family support, quality and research. We expect that, with the use of the toolkit, hospitals will achieve a more consistent adoption of evidence-based care of patients with massive hemorrhage. A virtual educational forum will be held on April 30, 2021 to officially launch the toolkit. We are using this forum as a platform to present evidence and justification for the 42 key-principal statements released in September 2019.

Stay tuned for the next edition of the ORBCoN Report where we highlight a quality portal where hospitals can enter data for 8 quality metrics and compare themselves provincially with peers. Click here to find out what MHP resources are available now.

Check out this podcast on Emergency Medicine Cases. Ep.152

Registration now open:

April 30th: Ontario’s First Recommendations for Massive Hemorrhage Protocol Virtual Symposium

Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Week 

Tracy Cameron,
Regional Project Coordinator, ORBCoN NE Region

What a year for laboratory professionals!!!!! Just over a year ago life in the lab became organized chaos, from implementing new testing platforms for COVID-19, creating swab kits for collection, to increased demands on laboratory staff.

From the large urban centres to the small rural hospitals, staff rallied together to continue providing the best care for our patients behind the closed lab door. ORBCoN wants to give a shout out to not only those working in the Transfusion Medicine laboratory, but to all laboratory professionals that have put in the extra time, energy and perseverance through this undeniably crazy time.

Even though celebrations will be minimal again this year, the ORBCoN team is sending virtual fist bumps to all our colleagues. Thank you for all that you are doing to keep us all healthy.

Upcoming Event:

April 22nd: Cold Immune Hemolytic Anemia: Clinical aspects and advances in treatment. Presented by Dr. Ilene Weitz