Daily Media Digest February 1, 2023

Connecting with kids the key to psychometry success
IWK Health
“Getting kids to perform the tasks they least like can be a daunting task. For psychometrists at the IWK it is all in a day’s work.”
TAGS: psychology, brain injury, intellectual disability, IWK Health

New voluntary standards released for long-term care homes devastated by the pandemic
“… geriatrics at Sinai Health and the University Health Network in Toronto and chair of the HSO technical committee that drafted the standards.”
TAGS: geriatric health, long term care, pandemic preparedness, University Health Network

RSV is still a threat, especially in Canada’s North. But new treatments and vaccines are on the way
The Toronto Star
“Sanofi, the company developing the drug with AstraZeneca, said Health Canada has accepted a submission for nirsevimab, sold as Beyfortus, …”
TAGS: RSV, bronchiolitis, infectious disease, Sanofi Canada, Health Canada

Creative Solutions Continue to Promote Access to Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador
“Spearheaded by the Eastern Regional Health Authority, patients are assessed based on clinical acuity, and those determined suitable for travel are flown into St. John’s for the procedure and returned to a health care facility in their region the same day.”
TAGS: cardiac health, health care access, Eastern Health, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Popular pediatric gastroenterology podcast offers education, information and connection
University of Alberta
“Bowel Sounds podcast continues to provide clinical and academic pearls, as well as career advice and connection with the pediatric GI medical community.”
TAGS: gastroenterology, pediatric health, childhood development, University of Alberta