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Congratulations to Pamela Cybulski, winner of the 2014 BARD Excellence award!!!

The BARD Excellence Award was created to applaud and honor the front line nursing providers who actively promote and encourage the appropriate use of targeted temperature management among other strategies for post arrest resuscitation care. As this year’s winner, Pamela will be attending the annual Resuscitation Science Symposium, American Heart Association Pre- Conference in Chicago. Congratulations Pamela!

Call for Applicants! 

We are now accepting applicants for the 2014 Cheskes Award for Out of Hospital Providers! The purpose of this bursary is to support the successful applicants in their pursuit of graduate training or acquisition of research skills. The bursary was created to encourage awareness, information transfer, and further credentialing.                   

Who Can Apply? Out-of-hospital providers, administrative personnel, operators, and base hospital staff from participating RescuNet EMS or Fire agencies are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Amount Awarded: The amount given to each ranked individual will be subject to total amounts accrued by the bursary and the number of successful applicants. 

How to Apply: Applicants can submit a package containing a letter of request, CV or résumé, and proof of tuition payment or course registration to:


Rescu
c/o Rescu Development Bursary Steering Committee
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B1W8

 

Or email the application to rescu@smh.ca

The Letter of Request must include: 

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Position and/or association with Rescu
  • Description of the applicant’s commitment to research
  • Description of the training or education to which the bursary amount will be applied
  • Description of financial need
  • Description of any matching support

Deadline: September 26, 2014 @ 5pm

In the News:

Check out two exciting articles that have been published in the Globe and Mail on the upcoming Frontier/Stroke trial:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/one-toronto-neurosurgeons-crusade-to-develop-an-effective-stroke-drug/article18718026/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/stroke-drug-approved-for-pilot-program-with-toronto-paramedics/article18901898/

 

Hero nurse recalls saving 1 of 4 golfers struck by lightning in last week's storm: 

http://www.citynews.ca/2014/06/18/hero-nurse-recalls-saving-1-of-4-golfers-struck-by-lightning-tuesday/

Events 


The date for the 2014 Annual SPARC Network Meeting has been confirmed! Please mark Tuesday, October 7th in your calendars. Details will be coming soon!

September 18, 2013

A Food For Thought Article: "My List of the 16 Most Significant EMS Treatment Changes in My 20 Years as a Paramedic."

One of our Rescu studies (TOR Termination of Resuscitation) ended up making the list of protocol changes at #6! Read on and see how our research on this study helped evolve clinical practices across Ontario! Click here to read more!

September 13, 2013

The Annual SPARC Network Meeting on October 2, 2013 is fast approaching so don't forget to click on the link below and register!!! This will be an exciting opportunity to network with clinicians from the 37 hospitals and various Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that comprise the Strategies for Post Arrest Care (SPARC) Network. Get up to date statuses on the studies that may impact you!! Don't let this opportunity pass you by and register! We look forward to seeing you there!  

http://www.amiando.com/WQBBZFB.html

September 5, 2013

IT’S RED CARPET TIME AGAIN AT RESCU!

Rescu is committed not only to improving outcomes in research and practice, but also to acknowledging the wealth of its human resources through supporting the professional and personal development of staff.  We are pleased to announce that nominations/applications for Rescu bursaries are now open. Below is a description of each award.

Please note that nominations for ALL awards must be submitted by September 30, 2013 to Rescu Program Manager, Michelle Gaudio via email at gaudiom@smh.ca. Please ensure that in the subject line of your email submission you have the following information: Award NAME OF THE BURSARY / SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Rescu Development Bursary: Van Rooyen Award for Research Staff (Amount: TBD)
The Van Rooyen Development Bursary is awarded annually to research staff (including full time employees, in-hospital coordinators, and prehospital data guardians) to support them in the pursuit of graduate training or acquisition of research skills. Applicants must be employed by Rescu at the time of application. For more information, click here.

Rescu Development Bursary: Cheskes Award for Out-of-Hospital Providers (Amount: TBD)
The Cheskes Development Bursary was created to encourage awareness, information transfer, and further credentialing. The bursary is awarded annually to out-of-hospital care providers to support them in the pursuit of graduate training or acquisition of research skills. Out-of-hospital providers, administrative personnel, operators, and base hospital staff from participating RescuNet EMS or Fire agencies are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Eileen Award  ($250)
The Eileen Award is named for Eileen O’Connor, a long-standing Rescu staffer, renowned for her strong ethics and exceptional commitment to, and knowledge of, good clinical practice. The bursary is awarded to a staff member who has, during the past year, shown tenacity and professionalism in the design, implementation or completion of a project; made an outstanding contribution to Rescu and/or team success; or is a personal or professional role model to her/his peers.  Peer-nominated staff (excluding investigators, program managers, graduate students and post-docs) are eligible. For more information, click here.

Rescu Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund is awarded annually to Rescu staff in pursuit of graduate training or acquisition of research skills.  The fund was created to encourage awareness, information transfer, and further credentialing. For more information, click here.  

Rescu Development Bursary: Perreira Award for Rescu Volunteers
The Perreira Development Bursary was created to encourage research skill acquisition and building capacity in resuscitation science through graduate training.  The bursary is awarded annually to current volunteers at Rescu to support them in the pursuit of graduate training. For more information, click here.

August 16, 2013

The Annual SPARC Network Meeting on October 2, 2013 is fast approaching so don't forget to click on the link below and register!!! This will be an exciting opportunity to network with clinicians from the 37 hospitals and various Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that comprise the Strategies for Post Arrest Care (SPARC) Network. Get up to date statuses on the studies that may impact you!! Don't let this opportunity pass you by and register! We look forward to seeing you there!  

http://www.amiando.com/WQBBZFB.html

July 24, 2013

Congratulations to Samantha Hu, Janice Lee, Daniel Sidalak and Sai Vangala for doing a great job at this year's Keenan Research Summer Student Poster Competition! A special congratulations goes out to Daniel Sidalak for being awarded with excellence in the category of clinical science and continuing Rescu's 3-year winning streak! 

June 25, 2013

HOT OFF THE PRESS

The June 2013 RescuWire is now available and filled with exciting information on all of Rescu's current and upcoming studies. Check it out now!

June 15, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: The 5th Annual SPARC Network Meeting

The 2013 SPARC Network Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. This meeting will be a great opportunity to get exciting updates on all of our ongoing SPARC studies so please stay tuned for more details!

March 26, 2013 

Grand Challenges Canada Application - Please Show Your Support!

A Canadian grant agency is using social networking to contribute to their review process by having each investigator post a 2-minute animated explanation of their project to try to win support from the community. This is a U of T grant application by Tim Chan (Engineering), Dr. Laurie Morrison (Emergency Medicine), Yu Ling Cheng (Global Health), and partners in Bangladesh to try to develop a simulation model to optimize transportation routes (through traffic, population density and urban upheavals) for ambulances in a city in Bangladesh to quickly transport the sick and injured to a hospital. This simulation model will have important contributions to the transport of the sick and injured in developing and developed countries and the software application has the potential to save many lives where time-sensitive interventions are helpful. Tim Chan's brother is the animation expert behind the short video!

Please 
click here and select like this application to show your support!

March 4, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Lin and Lindsay Cheskes who were awarded the CAEP 2013 Research Grant for their submission, "Assessing Public Perceptions of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Bystander Willingness to Act in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest"!

January 14, 2013

Congratulations to Toronto ROC Co-PI Dr. Sheldon Cheskes who was recently awarded "Best Research Poster" by the National Association of EMS Physicians!

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Check this out! Fresh off the press:

    * "Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest"

    * "Resuscitation drug adrenaline questioned in cardiac arrest"

Interested in a interview on waiver of consent trial testing epi vs placebo in cardiac arrest? (Click Here)

Special Feature: 2 Globe and Mail articles on the upcoming Frontier stroke study:


    * "
One Toronto neurosurgeon's crusade to develop an effective stroke drug"
   
    * "
Stroke drug approved for pilot program with Toronto paramedics"



Special Feature:  "Pushing hard and fast pays off"

Looking for CME Resources?  Click here.

Click here to read the June 2014 RescuWire.
 
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