Monday, 27 April 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 27/04/15

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. A warm welcome is extended to Reid Love, who will take over the position of Program Team Manager, Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery on May 25. He comes to CSP with a very strong leadership & management background and a longstanding interest in cardiac care. We’re very glad to have him join the team!

2. The Cardiac Sciences Program participated for the first time in the annual Rotary Career Symposium held annually at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The event, held this year on April 21st & 22nd, attracts high school students from across the province as they consider career choices. We hope that by planting the seeds now for students to consider careers such as perfusionist, echocardiographer or cardiac technologist, we will reap rewards in the future. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Rhonda Findlater, Kelly Lewington, Steve Klassen, Rosanne Labossiere-Gee, Ed Stocki, Denise Poettcker, Linda McLean, Estrellita Estrella-Holder, Karen Throndson, Donna Lee Samson, Lesli Meek and Gladys Cadieux for their help in making the Program’s participation such a success.

3. Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life celebrated National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 19 – 25, 2015. Even though we’re late in bringing this to your attention, it’s never too late to register your intent to donate. It’s easy…all you need is your Manitoba Health card to register online at If you’ve signed your blue organ donor card, retire it and go online. Registering online means your decision to be an organ and tissue donor is recorded and is readily accessible to the medical team; your blue card might not be.

4. Congratulations Dr. Bill McIntyre, cardiology resident, on his recent research award at the Internal Medicine Research Day last week! He won first prize in the Clinical Investigation category for his presentation titled PREDICTORS OF APPROPRIATE SHOCKS FOLLOWING DEVICE REPLACEMENT IN PRIMARY PREVENTION IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR PATIENTS. Compliments to his supervisor, Dr. Colette Seifer, as well. Very well done, Dr. McIntyre!

If you have any news or items of interest or information that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or if you have feedback, please contact Kelly Lukaszewski at or 204.237.2743