Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 12/10/15

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 2015 Employee Opinion Survey was launched last week, and if you haven’t already participated, please plan on taking some time over the next few weeks to do so. You should have already received either a survey link or a paper copy from your manager…if you haven’t, ask your manager about the survey. This is your chance to let us know your thoughts about your workplace in a safe and confidential way. The paper survey deadline is October 16, while the online survey deadline is October 31.

2. On July 10th, 2015, the first Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic was held at St Boniface Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary initiative involving Genetics, Adult Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology, resulting in a clinic focusing on patient care through integration of clinical assessment and research. The clinic is supported by physicians and a number of allied professionals including genetic counselors, ECG technologists, cardiac imaging, pediatric nursing, and our arrhythmia research nurse. Other invaluable team members include our clerical and administrative support. The clinic takes place once per month on Y2 cardiology. In 2016, clinics will also occur at the Variety Children’s Heart Centre. Congratulations to all involved!

3. Pearls of wisdom …

• People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. –John C. Maxwell

• The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. –Norman Cousins

• Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. ― Plato