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Practice makes perfect: New training program leads to positive change in OR

Heart rates quicken as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and OR aides all crowd around an infant in the Operating Room (OR) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. A massive bleed has been detected somewhere in her little body and she’s crashing fast. The team has to react quickly or they’re going to lose her. “Time’s up,” calls Dr. Lily Nguyen. The team looks up and takes a deep breath. The 20-minute simulation is over.

Patient stories

Listening to her belt out a song, you’d never know 22-year-old Kaila Picard was once more familiar with the halls of The Montreal Children’s Hospital than singing in front of a live audience -- but the young songstress knows what it’s like to be in and out of the hospital as a child.