Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 20/07/15

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and news items 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. Congratulations to Dr. Bill McIntyre and Dr. Colette Seifer on a poster presentation summarizing their review of 74 patients who had generator change after primary-prevention ICD implant. This poster was presented at the European Heart Rhythm Association EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2015 conference in June in Milan, Italy. The results of their review have added to the conversation about the indications for generator change procedures, having been highlighted in a Commentary by Dr. John Mandrola on theheart.org. For more information, follow this link: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/847076?topol=1

2. To take a very interesting tour inside the human heart, watch this: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/watch-awesome-video-tour-inside-human-heart

3. Dr. Bill McIntyre, Chief Cardiology resident, has won the Research Manitoba Award for Excellence in Resident/Post-Doctoral Research in the Manitoba Health Research Poster competition. This award will provide support for his attendance at a national or international scientific meeting in the upcoming year. Congratulations yet again, Dr. McIntyre!

4. As a reminder, there are regional policies & procedures in place that outline the steps that need to be taken in situations when elective surgeries or procedures are done on out-of-country patients. You can find them here: http://home.wrha.mb.ca/corp/policy/files/110.000.100.pdf

5. NOTE: Cardiac Staff Matters will not be published on August 17.

6. Food for thought:  "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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