By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

October 12, 2021


Sals Star of the Week:  Nikki Sellar (introduced by Tim Dyck)

This week’s Sal’s star is Nikki Sellar, our float unit assistant from cardiac clinics.

Nikki is a valuable member of the unit assistant team and the cardiac clinics as a whole. She is cross-trained on all of the different clinic desks in cardiac clinic, and subsequently has been able to fill in any gaps or holes in our service delivery since arriving. Nikki is a quick study and with her positive attitude she has adapted to all different types of clinics without missing a beat. She adjusts well to the different needs of the different cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and nurses she works with, and has a “can do” attitude.

A recent example of Nikki’s ability was demonstrated this summer where she was cross-trained quickly in the Cardiac Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic with the nurse practitioners, in order to cover the vacant position in that area. This is an exceptionally busy clinic area which has clinics Monday to Friday morning and afternoon. Nikki was easily able to understand, adjust and become effective within this position and all her coworkers were very happy to be working with her. This was remarkable given the complexity and quick turnaround booking nature that this clinic employs.

Nikki comes to work with a great attitude and is a true team player and is an asset to our program.  She is the well-deserved recipient of the Sal’s Star Award.

Scenes from the CSMB Echo Lab during Sonography Week

This Week’s Faculty Publications

R Eikelboom, R Muller Moran, W Yan, M Yamashita, A Patel, M Reardon, A Spooner  Current and future transcatheter aortic valve replacement valves   Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021 Oct 1. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000935. Online ahead of print.

S Donald, M P Love, B Elbarouni  Drill and blast: acute stent regret treated with roto-tripsy  Coron Artery Dis. 2021 Oct 6. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000001102. Online ahead of print.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.