Michener steps up to support the health care system during pandemic

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic this past March, the Education Leadership team at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN jumped into action to minimize the impact on staff and students. The first key priority was to ensure Michener students were able to finish their academic programs and enter the workforce…

Chiropody Celebrates Foot Health Month

As we continue to adjust our lifestyle and socially distance during the COVD-19 pandemic, we may observe changes in our overall health. Many people have taken up outdoor running and jogging to maintain their fitness. Although it is wonderful to see so many individuals take strides to improve their health, we should be aware of…

Important information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Michener operations

Continuing Education: Continuing Education has made a decision to postpone in-person classes and workshops until further notice. Some exceptions may apply. All fully online programming and courses will continue or begin as scheduled. Please look for communications from your Faculty or Program Assistants for additional details. Clinical Placements: We can now confirm that the clinical…

Respiratory Therapy students graduate five weeks early to enter the frontlines

In a normal year, students graduating from Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program would be finishing off their 30-week clinical placement and preparing for the program composite exam. But 2020 has been anything but normal. In late March, five weeks before the end of their clinical placement, Respiratory Therapy students in their last year of the program…

Michener-led team helps upskill critical care workers to provide COVID-19 care

With the rapid rise and severity of COVID-19 cases, hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities are urgently redeploying health care professional to support patients and LTC residents. To make this happen quickly, a team led by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN worked with experts from across Toronto Region to create an online education…

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Vital Role of Medical Laboratory Technologists

With a surge in the number of Canadians being tested for COVID-19 in recent weeks, medical labs are finding it difficult to keep up with the growing demand. As a result of the pandemic, labs are being asked to handle more than 50,000 COVID-19 tests in a short amount of time, with numbers increasing every…

Industry Leaders Bring Telehealth to Wound Care at No Cost During Coronavirus Pandemic

Swift Medical, SE Health, AlayaCare, Woundpedia, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, the Mayer Institute and many others are teaming up to connect patients with wound doctors, nurses, and experts – bringing immediate telehealth relief to thousands of Canadians. According to Wounds Canada, 30-50% of all health care in Canada involves a wound. With…

Every Ventilator Counts

One of the most serious concerns around the COVID-19 crisis is that hospitals won’t have enough ventilators to treat patients who become critically ill. UHN is turning to every resource for help. In mid-March, Michener’s leadership team asked the Respiratory Therapy department to ship any ventilator equipment they could find to Toronto Western and Toronto…

Michener Staff Answer the Call for Redeployment in a Big Way

  In mid-March, just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning in Canada, Michener’s Human Resources team put out a call for volunteers. In the midst of the pandemic, UHN was short on people to screen patients for the illness at hospital entrances and to help out at the staff Respite Centre. When Michener’s Manager of…

‘It’s a real tangible chance to make a difference with our skills’

When the call came, Ryan Wybenga and his colleagues were eager to help. As the volume of testing of COVID-19 swabs overwhelmed the capacity of Public Health Ontario labs, Ryan’s Shared Hospital Lab (SHL), where about 80 per cent of the core molecular team are graduates of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, was…