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'Safe supply' program will distribute free opioids to entrenched users (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:15

Carissa Sutherland's history with drugs is a lot like many others in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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Top SFU News stories of 2018 (Robert Hogg, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:23

Being named Canada’s top comprehensive university for the 10th time in 11 years capped an electrifying 2018 at SFU.

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Former city manager Penny Ballem appointed to chair Vancouver Coastal Health (PHC)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:15

A familiar face to Vancouver city-hall watchers will play a significant role in health care in the region.

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Most With OD Can Be Discharged From ED an Hour After Naloxone (SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:10

Most patients who overdose on opioids can be safely discharged from the emergency department (ED) as early as an hour after prehospital administration of the opioid antagonist naloxone, a study has found.

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FDA Approves Next-Gen TAVR Device (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:47

The FDA approved the latest generation Sapien 3 device, Ultra, for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Edwards Lifesciences announced.

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One-hour ER discharge rule is safe after naloxone (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:39

According to the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule, that’s how long providers should observe patients after naloxone treatment, so long as their vital signs meet specific criteria and they are ambulatory. Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver developed the rule in 2000.

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Program aims to help addicts 'exit the street market' using opioid substitute (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:01

Almost three years into a public health emergency that has seen thousands die from a poisoned drug supply, a Vancouver agency is trying a new solution: giving patients a clean version of the drugs they normally buy on the street.

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How many drug users who OD'd have brain damage? Doctors say Canada needs data (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 13:10

Dayton Wilson's drug-taking routine ended when he overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, but being able to walk and talk normally are also part of his past as he struggles with brain damage from a drug linked to thousands of deaths.

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Health care means more than hospitals (UPCC)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:15

The year 2018 was my first full year serving as Island Health’s board chair and included the appointment of our new president and CEO Kathy MacNeil. We are both drawn to Island Health’s vision of providing excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time. The focus on “health and care” is critical.

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This weekend is your last chance to enjoy these illuminated festive events in Metro Vancouver (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

As the holiday season wraps up in Metro Vancouver, a number of its famous festive events are closing until next winter.

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'Turning the Titantic takes a long time' says mother of overdose victim after another deadly year (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 12/29/2018 - 15:39

As 2018 comes to a close, the rate at which B.C.'s overdose crisis claims lives continues at a saddening rate.

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Vancouver to offer opioid pills in latest effort to prevent overdose deaths (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:37

Vancouver will begin offering pharmaceutical-grade pills to opioid drug users in the latest attempt to prevent deaths in a city that experiences one lethal overdose every day.

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After naloxone, when can opioid overdose patients be safely discharged? (SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:35

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses?

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New protocol at St. Paul’s hospital following Surrey father’s ‘suicide’ (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 16:42

A new protocol for dealing with patients who are admitted to hospital with concurrent mental health and physical conditions is now “part of the mix” at St. Paul’s Hospital, following the death nearly three years ago of a Surrey father at the Vancouver facility.

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In bold move, Vancouver non-profit to hand out opioids in effort to save lives (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:43

The Portland Hotel Society will start to distribute opioid pills in a bid to reduce the deadly overdose rate in Vancouver.

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American cities look to Vancouver for overdose crisis response model (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:35

As an overdose crisis began taking shape in Denver, Colo., one of the places the city's leaders looked for answers was north of the border.

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B.C. heart transplant recipient is travelling to every country because ‘life is short’ (Dr. Andy Ignaszewski, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:10

Travelling to every country in the world sounds like a tough goal to achieve.

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In bold move, Vancouver non-profit to hand out opioids in effort to save lives (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:00

The Portland Hotel Society will start to distribute opioid pills in a bid to reduce the deadly overdose rate in Vancouver.

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Be prepared for the holiday season, advises Fraser Health (UCC)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 13:01

Are you ready for the holiday season? You’ve done your Christmas shopping, planned that special dinner, and decorated the tree. What about taking care of your medical needs?

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Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 00:00

Vancouver’s mayor says he will direct staff to look for a site where drug users can get safe opioids to prevent overdoses as part of a plan recommended by an emergency task force calling for more services for people who are dying alone.

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