June 15, 2021 – Manitoba is no stranger to emergency situations or to mobilizing a response to rapidly changing circumstances. Within the health system, whether a flood, forest fire, pandemic or any other potential threat, the details of any emergency response will vary to ensure ongoing access and availability of health services.
June 1, 2021 – As many of you have likely heard, late last week, the remains of 215 children were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, following a survey by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
May 10, 2021 – To help care for PCH residents and to mitigate that strain, a special Community Intravenous Program (CIVP) sub-team was quickly mobilized to provide intravenous hydration to PCH residents across Winnipeg, reducing the need for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) presence in those facilities and reducing the number of residents being transferred to emergency departments.
May 10, 2021 – Licensed Practical Nurse Sumeet Sidhu and RNBN Sabrina Klassen are well aware of the stresses and fears COVID-19 has thrust upon those working on the health-care system's front lines. They are also clear on one of our most important strengths for coping with them: an ability to pull together as a team for the common good.
May 10, 2021 – Since her early days as an industrial nurse for a manufacturing company in the Philippines to her current role as a family medicine nurse at Concordia Hospital, Amylynn Nucom has more than 23 years of experience caring for other people. Nothing in those 23 years, however, prepared her for what she and so many other health-care professionals would experience during a global pandemic that has now entered its second year.
May 10, 2021 – Berger was one of the first Public Health Nurses to volunteer as a contact tracer/case investigator. Contact tracing helps limit the spread of COVID-19 by identifying and notifying people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
May 10, 2021 – A crisis doesn't really change what's important, but it does tend to sharpen our focus on it.
That's been the case with infection prevention and control efforts throughout the pandemic, says Molly Blake, a registered nurse and Director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) program.