Monthly Archives: November 2017

MRP Journal Club Webinar: VIDEO AVAILABLE

MRP held it’s Journal Club yesterday on Bone Mineral Density & CKD with Dr. Fabrice Mac-Way. There was both a daytime telehealth presentation and evening in-person event and dinner. Here is the webinar video of yesterday’s telehealth session.

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Journal Club – Telehealth Available

A reminder that those not able to attend Journal Club in-person or during the evening can opt for a DAYTIME telehealth session happening form 15:00 – 16:00. Teleheath code is available by request. A video of the session will be posted to our youtube channel in the near future.

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Morning Greetings a Must for Dialysis Patient ‘Cowboy’

Richard with cowboy hat on in entry area of Health Sciences Centre

Just inside the doors of Health Sciences Centre’s Sherbrook Street entrance, a warm greeting awaits staff, patients and visitors coming in from the cold. Sitting among a group of patients, wearing his signature cowboy hat, Richard St Cyr loudly greets passersby.

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Chronic Disease Innovation Centre Grand Opening

Cladio Rigatto speaks at podium in new centre.

Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation opened the doors of its new Chronic Disease Innovation Centre on November 17. While the research team has already been in place for more than a year, the team now has a dedicated space to continue with work that focuses largely on the use of data to improve the effectiveness and…
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HSC Celebrates 50 Years of Dialysis Care

From the HSC Archives (Printed in HSC Focus Newsletter) Manitoba’s first dialysis program opened at Deer Lodge Hospital in 1958 to provide acute dialysis for patients with acute kidney failure. Dr.  Ashley Thomson, known by many as the “Father of Nephrology” in Manitoba, was the medical director of the Dialysis Program at Deer Lodge and…
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Crock Pot – Cranberry Pork Chops

Makes: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups white onion (quartered and separated) 2-2.5 lb boneless pork chops ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup apple juice Pepper to taste 2 cups fresh/frozen cranberries (Tip: Try mandarin oranges or pineapple for a different flavor)   Directions: Coat crock pot with…
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Sodium chloride 0.9% and dextrose 5% 50ml and 100ml bags (mini-bags) are unavailable from the manufacturer. It is unknown when these products will be available again. Mini-bags are used in hemodialysis units for the administration of IV Iron: Ferrlecit and Venofer. Ferrlecit and Venofer can be given undiluted via a slow IV push method per…
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Career Changes, Cancer and Beekeeping? Dialysis Nurse Takes on Life’s Twists

Meet Your MRP: Fiona Mervyn, LPN, Peritoneal Dialysis Community Care, MRP To say there have been some twists and turns in Fiona Mervyn’s path might be a bit of an understatement. The 50-year-old peritoneal dialysis community care nurse has learned to put herself first after years of career changes, raising children and two bouts with…
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