Heal Nova Scotia Trauma Research Program
A multidisciplinary group of individuals from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and Dalhousie University have partnered with the NS Department of Health & Wellness and other universities across the province to establish Heal Nova Scotia (Heal-NS), a trauma research program devoted to bringing together researchers to investigate topics related to gun violence with the common goal of helping Nova Scotians find answers and healing in the aftermath of the Portapique mass shooting. (MORE INFO)
Welcome to new TNS Staff
We are pleased to announce that Louise Gorman (left) and Laura Thomas (right) have joined Trauma Nova Scotia. Louise is our Administrative Assistant and Laura is our new Education Coordinator. Join us in welcoming them!
Story of Survival
Curtis Coley is a living miracle. He's a son who the province's medical trauma director says had less than one percent chance of surviving horrific injuries sustained in a car crash. He's a young man who died three times and was brought back through heroic medical treatment. (FULL STORY)
Top 10 for ATLS
Presenting Trauma Nova Scotia's Top 10 things that trauma care professionals need to know, based on the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program (10th Edition) developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Forensic Blood Collection in Nova Scotia
The rationale and process for forensic blood collection in the province of Nova Scotia. Featuring: Dr. Rob Green, Dr. John Ross, Dr. Heather Flemming, and Cst. John McLeod of the Halifax Regional Police. Watch the full video here.
TNS Trauma Procedure Video Series
This video series was produced to serve as a resource to support all members of our trauma teams across Nova Scotia. This series uses clinical grade cadavers to demonstrate common procedures required for the management of critically ill trauma patients. (MORE)
East Coast Fall Research Series Award Winner
Congratulations to Sean Hurley, Emergency Medicine resident at Dalhousie University, for winning the Best Overall Research Project Award at the 2020 East Coast Fall Research Series. Dr. Hurley presented his study on "Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) Candidacy Among Major Trauma Patients in Nova Scotia: Comparison of Clinical and Anatomical Criteria". The study has been accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Allan Spanier Award Winner
Congratulations to Olga Bednarek, 3rd year General Surgery resident at Dalhousie University, for winning the Allan Spanier Award for "Best Education Study" at the 2020 Critical Care Canada Forum for her study on "Perceptions of the Multidisciplinary Health Care Team on In-Situ Simulation".
Healthcare in the Maritimes During COVID-19
Dr. Rob Green, Provincial Medical Director of Trauma Nova Scotia, speaks with the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation about healthcare and research in the Maritimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reducing the Impact of Trauma
Thousands of Nova Scotians experience traumatic injuries every year, from falls and motor vehicle collisions, to stabbings and gunshot wounds. The dedicated team at Trauma Nova Scotia works hard to continuously improve and ensure consistencies in the quality of care people receive throughout the province. (FULL STORY)