Daily Media Digest February 24, 2023

Leveraging POV cameras and automated video processing to track functional recovery following spinal cord injury
“A team at UHN’s KITE Research Institute has developed a low-cost approach to assess patients’ recovery of upper limb function following a spinal cord injury.”
TAGS: spinal cord injury, rehabilitation and recovery, innovative research, University Health Network

Training physicians to improve blood transfusion safety and pertinence: a successful strategy
“Rates in blood transfusions have decreased at the MUHC following the implementation of an educational intervention, shows a new study by RI-MUHC researchers.”
TAGS: blood transfusion, patient outcome, Canadian research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Early catch leads to heart valve disease treatment
Hamilton Health Sciences
“More than 85% of patients go home the next day after a TAVR. However, each patient’s condition and situation will determine which process is best.”
TAGS: patient perspective, cardiovascular health, Hamilton Health Sciences

Empowering women leaders in health research
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Every year on March 8, we take time to recognize International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women around the world and raising awareness for gender equality.”
TAGS: health research, women in STEM, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

U of A nursing student receives award from Canadian Nurses Foundation and Tylenol
The Gateway
“Lily Lu, a master’s student studying nursing at the U of A, received an award from the Canadian Nurses Foundation and Tylenol.”
TAGS: nursing, primary care, award, Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF), University of Alberta