Friday, 13 June 2014

Cardiac Staff Matters 13/06/14

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and things that are significant to the Program.   The aim is to pass these points on during huddles, in conversations, and by posting in clinical areas to ensure widest dissemination. 

1.      Four nurses (Annmarie Sanders, Pamela Cooke, Leigh Guina and Laresa Sayles) from CSIU wrote the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) cardiovascular certification exam in April and were successful in receiving CNA cardiovascular certification.  CSIU has a total of 11 nurses who have successfully obtained CNA cardiovascular certification.

2.      During Nurses Week, CSIU had 2 nurses nominated for nursing excellence award in the clinical nursing category (Annmarie Sanders and Ghenet Berhane).  Annmarie Sanders was awarded one of the three awards. 

3.      Work is being done on a product trial that could have a significant impact on the length of stay for our patients.  Dr. Rakesh Arora is leading an initiative to trial the PleuraFlow Catheter for six months and it is expected to have the impact of reducing blood complications.  The trial is anticipated to start soon.