Monday, 23 November 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 23/11/15

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. Attention all researchers: The Clinical Trials Platform within the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is seeking your feedback regarding research services, resources and training that are needed to facilitate research in Manitoba. The goal is to identify how the platform can be of value to you. Please complete this brief survey (less than five minutes) outlining various research services and training opportunities proposed. Click here to access the survey.

2. For the second year, volunteers from the Cardiology Technology services from SBH and HSC participated in teaching EKG technical skills to the U of M first year medical students. There were 110 Med 1 students who learned how to hook up 12 lead EKGs and obtain a quality EKG by watching, performing and having their own EKG taken in the Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility at the Brodie Centre.

3. On November 21, the Cardiac Sciences Program held a planning day, with the theme of “Planning for Change.” The purpose of the day was to recognize the growth and development of the Cardiac Sciences program and develop an action plan to continue the progress and sustain the program through the changes expected over the next 18-24 months. Thanks to all who gave up a large part of their Saturday to attend and participate!

4. Just a little chuckle:

• Overheard in a busy clinic as a receptionist spoke to an obviously hard-of-hearing client: "No Mrs. Smith, not the HEARSE. I'm sending the NURSE!"

• The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.

• Always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.