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God’s Lake Narrows New Nursing Station Features Home Hemodialysis Room

Congratulations to God’s Lake Narrows and all relevant partners on the opening of the community’s new nursing station. Alongside many other new features, the facility now has a home hemodialysis room. This room would allow an individual to do their own treatment at the health centre. There are also home hemodialysis rooms in Mosakahiken Cree…
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MRP Journal Club June 12

MRP Journal Club takes place June 12 with both in-person and telehealth options. The topic is Manifestation and Management of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Disease (ADPKD) presented by Kelly Kocsis, RN, CNephC, Clinical Nurse Educator.

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Nominated Nurses: Nurses Week 2019

We asked and you answered. We know we have a ton of amazing nephrology nurses throughout Manitoba. We acknowledge that you work tirelessly and invest significantly in building relationships and providing the highest quality of care with your renal patients.

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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Lonnie

LONNIE BALDWIN, RN Renal Health Clinic, Health Sciences Centre Lonnie was nominated as part of the HSC Renal Health Clinic team. Read the nomination here. Lonnie has been working in the renal clinic for about 13 years. She says, in some cases, she follows patients through their kidney journey for years. “Some people have long journeys you…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Judy

JUDY KINCH, RN Renal Health Clinic, Health Sciences Centre Judy was nominated as part of the HSC Renal Health Clinic team. Read the nomination here. Judy’s reasons for getting into nursing still seem to guide her today. After seeing a family member go through the medical system, she decided to make nursing a career. “Seeing how they…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Harvey

HARVEY MAGNUS-WALKER, RN Renal Health Clinic, Health Sciences Centre Harvey was nominated as part of the HSC Renal Health Clinic team. Read the nomination here. While the bulk of Harvey’s nursing career was in Health Sciences Centre hemodialysis units where he spent 26 years, he has also worked in palliative oncology, as an operating room nurse…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Colleen Knoll

COLLEEN KNOLL, RN Renal Health Clinic, Health Sciences Centre Colleen was nominated as part of the HSC Renal Health Clinic team. Read the nomination here. Colleen’s career has taken different twists and turns and she feels now she is exactly where she is supposed to be. “It was a great decision,” she says about joining the clinic…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Ivar

IVAR ZOZOBRADO, RN Renal Health Clinic, Health Sciences Centre Ivar was nominated as part of the HSC Renal Health Clinic team. Read the nomination here. Ivar decided to make the leap into nursing after working in a convalescent care home. “Looking at the nurses there, taking care of the patients. I thought I could certainly…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Julie Lorenz

JULIE LORENZ Regional Educator, Manitoba Renal Program What her nominator said: “Julie is passionate about quality patient care and works diligently towards promoting home modality options to encourage maximum quality of life for those facing renal replacement therapy. Her dedication to promoting home therapies is evident in her support and flexibility in providing Peritoneal Dialysis…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Colleen Blais

COLLEEN BLAIS, RN  Vascular Access Nurse – St. Boniface Hospital What her nominator said: “Colleen has a true calling for health care.  She always puts her patients first and they love her for it. As you know, vascular access is the lifeline of a dialysis patient and Colleen protects our patients’ access fiercely, advocating for…
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Nurses Week 2019 Nominated Nurses: Lenore Larson-Brown

LENORE LARSON-BROWN, RN Hemodialysis Nurse, Lakeshore General Hospital What her nominator said: “I would like to nominate Lenore Larson-Brown to be celebrated over nurses week. She has worked in Ashern dialysis for many years now supporting the patients there in so many ways beyond being their dialysis nurse. I had the pleasure of having Lenore…
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Back to Thompson: Family Trains on Home Hemodialysis to Get Back Home

The day Renee Healey has been waiting for is nearly here. After more than four months in Winnipeg, she and her 17-year-old daughter Iris will finally get to go back home to Thompson, Manitoba. “We can actually just get back to our lives again,” she says. “It’s been really kind of draining and hectic here.”

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