Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 31/08/15

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. Lisa Bowen began her position as the Program Team Manager for the Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Unit at SBH on August 17. We’re very happy to have you with us, Lisa!

 2. A warm welcome is extended also to Dr. Harry Lapierre, who started a locum in Cardiac Surgery on August 10. He will be with us at least until February 2016.

3. Another new face in the program will belong to Kimberly Kummen! Kim will begin her new role as Administrative Director for the Cardiac Sciences Program on September 21 and will be a great addition to the CSP Leadership Team! A huge thank you goes out to Michael Powell, who filled the role of Administrative Director on an interim basis while the search for a permanent Admin Director was going on. It was great having you with us, Michael!

4. The results of an audit done on 5A cardiology regarding venous thromboembolism prophylaxis is “in press”….follow this link for the online version: http://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X%2815%2900405-5/abstract

5. On the lighter side: These are sentences exactly as typed by medical secretaries (and dictated by doctors?) in NHS (National Health Service) Greater Glasgow:
• Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
• On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it disappeared.
• The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
• While in ER, Eva was examined, x-rated and sent home.
 • Skin: somewhat pale, but present.
• Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
• Patient was seen in consultation by Dr Jones, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.

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