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Dr. Laurie J. Morrison

Emergency Medicine Specialist

St. Michael's Hospital

HQ Phone: (416) 360-4000

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St. Michael's Hospital

30 Bond St.

Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8


Company Description

St. Michael's Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 23 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neur ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians

Robert and Dorothy Pitts Research Chair In Acute Care and Emergency Medicine, Professor and Clinician Scientist In the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

University of Toronto




Chair of the Committee

Associate Member
School of Graduate Studies

American Heart Association Inc

Founding Member of the Editorial Board


Emergency Medicine

University of Toronto


University of Toronto


Master's degree

Institute of Health Policy , Management and Evaluation

graduate degree

Health Research Methods

McMaster University

masters degree

Health Research Methods

McMaster University

medical doctorate

McMaster University

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"They all died," said Dr. Laurie Morrison, a scientist at St. Michael's Hospital and one of the study's authors.

"It doesn't matter whether you're poor, middle class or high class, it's just the vertical that makes a difference," said Morrison, who is also director of Rescu - a group that studies out-of-hospital emergency health care.
"Time is life," Morrison said.
Improving outcomes
The study's authors suggest a few interventions that may increase survival rates in highrise buildings. Apartment and condo residents should lobby for their building to have at least one automated external defibrillator device on site, registered with EMS, and make sure security staff or even residents are trained in using it. Use of AEDs across Toronto and Peel was "pathetically low," Morrison said. The device was used just seven times during the study's five-year period. The Chase McEachern Act, established in 2007, protects anyone who attempts to use the device to save a life from civil liability highrise residents, particularly the elderly, should think about forming community check-in groups "so they provide an immediate community that saves itself," Morrison said.

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From left to right: Dr. Xiao-Yan Wen, Researcher at St. Michael's Hospital; Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, VP of Research at St. Michael's Hospital; Dr. Laurie Morrison, Researcher at St. Michael's Hospital; Dr. David Kaplan, Senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Brain Canada Board Director; Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO Brain Canada; Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO at St. Michael's Hospital.

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That problem is what the PhD student's research is examining, with ProfessorTimothy Chan of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and in collaboration with St. Michael's Hospital and its Rescu program, led by Dr. Laurie Morrison.

"Emergency medical services and investigators are united and willing to reposition AEDs to locations that are accessible," said Dr. Morrison, an emergency medicine specialist at St. Michael's and collaborator in the research.

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