Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 02/02/15

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. Accreditation Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) – GET INVOLVED / HAVE YOUR SAY! February 1—16, 2015 - Staff and physician input is important to help CSP understand what we do well and where we could do better. Invitations have gone out for individuals to participate in this important component of accreditation preparation. Let’s all be part of this step towards making improvements so CSP is the best we can be for our patients!

2. University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Consultation – NEXT STEPS Since the release of the consultation report in early January there has been much work done to fulfill the recommendations made in the report. The governance structure of the CSP is being re-designed with modifications to some existing elements and the addition of some new entities. A new Cardiac Sciences Program Management Council has been established with leadership representations from all components of the program as well as from SBH, HSC and WRHA. Work is also underway to establish a Cardiac Academic Council in conjunction with the WRHA and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine.

3. Congratulations to A5 Cardiology on two major achievements. Firstly, staff on the unit had a significant increase in their Hewitt Staff Satisfaction scores demonstrating their commitment to work life improvement. Secondly, the staff achieved a successful move of their 10 procedure beds from A5W to A6S. Well done everyone!!

4. Manitoba Health requires WRHA to achieve 0.5 percent savings next year as part of the annual funding. The Cardiac Sciences Program has been targeted to save $340,000. Who better to ask than those at the front line. Where do "you" think we might save. We are going on the "take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves" premise. Help us out. Ideas that project and achieve savings by March 31/16 will be eligible for a prize draw.

If you have any points that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or have feedback, please contact Gladys Cadieux gcadieux@sbgh.mb.ca or 204.237.3391