Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cardiac Staff Matters 05/09/14

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. Cardiac Sciences Career Symposium – Sep 10 The inaugural Cardiac Sciences Career Symposium is taking place on September 10, 2014. “Care Comes from the Heart” will take place on the Mezzanine in Asper and consist of booths and posters from all areas across the Program. Staff will be available to provide information about your career in the Cardiac Sciences Program as well as host tours of our departments and areas. If you know people from outside the hospital who are interested in nursing, cardiac diagnostics, perfusion, clinical assists, and support roles, please encourage them come out and explore a career in the Program.

2. CCU Construction update – St Boniface Hospital will be tendering the A5W CCU Expansion project on Wed, Sep 10, for 3 weeks. Non –mandatory site visit with vendors on Tues, Sep 16. Tender close is Tues, Sep 30. We will be ready to award within a few days of close, but definitely by mid-Oct.

3. Around the Region; in the Program At HSC Retirees/Leaving the Program – Diana Large RCT after 22 years; Mary Troung RCT moving to Ultrasound at HSC RCT Hires – Crystal Cruz, Gary Trepanier and Rodano Paredes-Alpaca New Protocol Room in the Emergency Department. It has helped the workflow in Emergency as well as providing more timely EKGs for the patients at HSC.

4. Consultation by Ottawa Heart Institute Oct 22-24, 2014 In 2004, the WRHA consolidated the Cardiac Sciences Program at St. Boniface Hospital. After ten years of significantly advancing cardiac care for Manitobans, the WRHA is looking to build on this foundation setting the stage for continued success into the next decade. Collaborating with Program leadership, the WRHA has commissioned a consultation visit from a leading Canadian heart program. A team from the Ottawa Heart Institute will be joining the Program from October 22 – 24, 2014. They will be comprised of a Cardiac Surgeon (CEO), Cardiologist, Cardiac Anesthetists, and the CNO with a mandate to exchange and validate best cardiac practice. This consultation to the WRHA will provide feedback to ensure the CSP is positioned to meet future demands for cardiac related services in Manitoba and to ensure it continues to be a strong, sustainable, and visionary program.

5. Congratulations to Dr. Arora – his research has been highlighted and will be featured in print and video on ResearchWasHere.com on Saturday, September 6th discussing:  Understanding Delirium

6. Points to Ponder - Quotations

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
–Charles Swindoll

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
–Chinese Proverb

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
–Stephen Covey

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve; it is leadership. What are you doing to contribute to being positive? If you have any points that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or have feedback, please contact Paul Joudrey pjoudrey@sbgh.mb.ca or 204.237.2743