Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 28/09/15

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. The welcome mat is extended to:

• Joceline deGraaf, who began her new role as Clinical Resource Nurse on CR4 at SBH on September 21.
• Caroline Jardine, who has accepted a 0.7 EFT term position as an Access Coordinator. She will begin on October 5.

We’re glad to have you both as part of the team!

2. A new central intake process has been introduced in the cardiac surgery clinics as of this week. This new process calls for all outpatient cardiac surgery referrals to be directed to a single place (CR1). Referrals will be reviewed by the medical director for cardiac surgery and assigned to a surgeon. Generally, if the referral source or patient expresses a preference for a specific surgeon, this will be respected. However, consideration will be given to patient urgency, surgeon specialty, waiting lists and surgeon availability. As part of this process, a new cardiac surgery referral form has also been developed. Communications will be going out to referral sources about cardiac surgery central intake as soon as the new referral forms are available.

3. Your input is needed for the Patient Safety Culture Survey. It’s painless and takes only 10 to15 minutes to complete. The voluntary survey, created by Accreditation Canada, will help us gather valuable insight into our collective attitude as an organization about patient safety. This information will help us with our mission to deliver safe and caring services.

To complete the survey, go to https://www3.accreditation.ca/OrgInstrument/ and contact our office for the Organization Code and Password. The survey can be completed until October 2, 2015.