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Manitoba Flood Risk & Home Dialysis Patients

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The Province of Manitoba has indicated the risk of flooding is high this spring. For this reason we are requesting that home dialysis patients notify their home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis unit and advise staff if the patient is currently living within a flood zone. Please confirm contact information with the unit at that time….
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Tender for New Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre

Plans for a new 22-bed dialysis unit at Health Sciences Centre are moving forward. The Manitoba Government announced the project today as the tender process begins.

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New PD Workshop Dates

Upcoming dates for Peritoneal Dialysis workshops for Health Care Providers are on February 21, April 18 and June 21. This 1 day workshop will provide participants with theoretical and learning lab experience for CAPD (Twin Bag) and Night Cycler/CCPD Demonstration with Questions and Answers.

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Webinar: Indigenous Languages – Determining public health outcomes in Canada

A webinar hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) in partnership with the Ontario Network of CAPC/CPNP Projects. Webinar Description In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), and in anticipation of Canada’s National First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages Act, which is set come into effect…
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Manitoba has the Highest Rates of Kidney Disease in Canada

Newly released national data shows Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The December 2018 Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) report outlines the state of organ transplants and kidney failure in Canada. The 2018 report features data from 2008 to 2017 but excludes Quebec data…
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Brandon Expands Dialysis Services

Brandon Regional Health Centre announced the expansion of its dialysis services on December 17. Alongside its hemodialysis unit, the centre will now offer home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis training and support for patients in the region. Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen helped announce the new programs. “Right now, people have to travel or temporarily…
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MRP Journal Club Dr. Komenda Home Hemodialysis: A Manitoba Story (In Person or Telehealth)

Presentation takes place December 18th from 12 – 1 pm with in-person and telehealth options. Theatre B at the Basic Medical Sciences is booked for in-person viewing while the telehealth option is open – please check with you site team to see if a space has been booked.

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MRP Journal Club Video Now Available

The November 21 MRP Journal Club presentation that took place on is now available via our youtube channel or on the Staff Portal ‘Education Opportunities’ page.

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Nursing & Allied Health Nephrology Education Session November 16

Dr. Paul Komenda presenting Home Hemodialysis: A Manitoba Story on Friday November 16th, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Main location: SBH – Education Bldg – N1026 Telehealth available at: SBGH-Rm – N1026 – VCU2 (Host) Swan River– Rm – Conf C/Sm MTG – HYBRID1 HSC– Rm – JBRC 777 The Pas Rm –…
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MRP Year in Review 2017 – 2018

Our Year in Review for 2017-18 is available to view. Featuring stories, stats and highlights from the past fiscal year, learn about MRP’s role in providing life-saving kidney health care, as well as kidney health education, in Manitoba.

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20 Years of Manitoba Renal Program

It was in 1998, that the Manitoba Provincial Dialysis Program was mandated by Manitoba Health (under the umbrella of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) to provide care for all adult patients receiving dialysis therapies in Manitoba. While many dialysis units had been operating independently within their own facilities, there was inevitably collaboration between all units…
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Staff Holiday Party

Some MRP staffers have been working hard planning a holiday party for renal staff throughout Winnipeg. All site staff are welcome to participate and celebrate the season! The event happens November 25th from 5:30 pm to 1 am at The Best Western Plus Airport Hotel.

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