TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - With patient volumes increasing in the Emergency Department (ED), doctors must find more efficient and effective ways to manage common injuries such as broken bones and fractures. CASTED, an award-winning course from North York General, is teaching ED medical staff across Canada important tips when assessing patients as well as the fine art of casting and splinting.
CASTED will celebrate its 100th course at the Emergency Medicine Update conference on Wednesday, May 8. Media are invited to see how CASTED is changing the face of emergency medicine by giving doctors the tools to cast quickly and skillfully. Practicing with the CASTED faculty, media can also experience what ED doctors experience when treating broken bones and fractures, including the right casting and splinting techniques.
|WHAT:||CASTED 100th Course|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Upper Canada Room, 18th Floor, Fairmont Royal York Hotel|
|PHOTO OP:||Learn to cast arms, legs from start to finish|
The Emergency Medicine Update, hosted by North York General, is the country's largest emergency medicine conference. For more information, please visit www.emupdate.ca.
About North York General
North York General, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community teaching hospitals. We offer our culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across three sites. The hospital embraces health by providing innovative and compassionate care for the whole family at every stage of life. Working together, we make a world of difference.
SOURCE: North York General Hospital
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