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EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus
Oct22

EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus

Photo by Madeline Neumann By Balsam Fasih Changing standards of care are pushing the McMaster Students’ Union Emergency First Response Team to adopt Quality CPR, a training device that gives trainees feedback on the quality of their chest compressions. While it is not part of traditional CPR training courses, Q-CPR is quickly becoming part of changing standards of care for cardiac arrest patients, now being used by Hamilton’s...

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation
Oct04

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation

Photos by Catherine Goce By Elliot Fung The agenda from the McMaster Board of Governors meeting in April 2018 reveals that the Hamilton Health Sciences board has approved a plan to stop operating at its current facility within the next ten years.  As part of a 20-year redevelopment plan, HHS plans to relocate the Children’s and Women’s hospital away from the McMaster University Medical Centre to an expansion of Hamilton General...

Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields
Feb15

Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields

By: Donna Nadeem McMaster students and faculty came together on Feb. 11, the United Nations recognized day of Women in Science and Technology, to celebrate and empower women in science and technology during their International Women in Science day conference. McMaster biochemistry and health sciences students developed the IWISCI day conference in 2017 as a small event that was focused on women in science and what kind of careers...

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis
Feb08

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis

Amid the opioid crisis, organizations on campus have been working to make naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, more accessible to students and the community. Currently, McMaster students who are not at risk of an overdose are unable to pick up a free naloxone kit anywhere on campus. The pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre and Student Wellness Centre do not carry the kit as a result of...

EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose
Sep21

EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose

Opioid abuse has become a more pressing problem in Hamilton than anywhere else in Ontario. In Aug. 2017 alone, 26 overdose calls were made to 911. Despite these statistics, Hamilton police officers have been barred from administering naloxone, a life-saving anti-opioid drug that counteracts the effects of opioids in the event of an overdose. The McMaster Students Union, however, has embraced naloxone. In the wake of the opioid crisis...

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done
Aug04

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done

By: Abdullah El-Sayes Antibiotic resistance has been an issue for decades. Infections that were once easy to cure are no longer treatable as microbes have become resistant to the drugs that kill them. This leads to detrimental effects. It has been 30 years since the last antibiotic drug has been released. The World Health Organization accentuates that impact this may have on humanity and has released a list of pathogenic superbugs in...