Monday, 28 March 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 28/03/16

1. This year's annual meeting of the American Delirium Society will be held in Nashville, Tennessee June 1-3. An excellent program has been developed, with opportunities for education, networking, and this year, a barbecue at a real Nashville honky-tonk! More information can be found here. You can take advantage of the early registration discount if you register by March 31!

2. Accreditation is fast approaching: the countdown is now at 23 days! This week's information sheet gives information about the ROPs (Required Organizational Practices) that are important to know about. By reviewing the information sheet, you'll be prepared to answer any questions that may be asked.

3. Congratulations to Dr. Rakesh Arora on his promotion to full Professor jointly in the Department of Surgery, the Department of Anesthesia and the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology (College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba).

4. Too much work and too much to think about are probably the reasons that lead to the following mistakes and bloopers which were assembled from medical charts!

- The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.

- The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.

- When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room.

- The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

- Healthy-appearing, decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

- The patient's past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days.

- He had a left-toe amputation one month ago. He also had a left-knee amputation last year.