(Originally published August 22, 2022)
Sals Star of the Week: Marge Wiebe
(Introduced by Chris Kuttnig)
Marge Wiebe is one of the cardiac pacemaker clinic nurses and also continues to casual in the ICU. This week Marge was scheduled to work early evenings in ICMS when we reassigned her to ACCU. 5A was short staffed, the CRN had a patient assignment and ACCU was staffed to census. Marge was asked if she would volunteer to go to 5A for the early evening shift instead and she eagerly agreed to go and help out the unit with tasks, vitals, and whatever they could use. She stated she had never been there before but was eager to assist them. The CRN and staff on 5A couldn’t thank Marge enough. She kept coming to them and saying what else can I do or help with? An emergency nurse had been reassigned as well to 5A and had limited exposure to the unit. A patient needed to come to 5A to recover from their pacemaker implant and the newer nurse had never recovered a post-implant patient before. Marge identified that she’s a pacemaker clinic nurse and she’ll recover that patient. 5A said they “didn’t know what they would have done without her”. Marge is known for her flexibility, hard-working and helping nature. Thank you, Marge. Congratulations on being the Sals Star of the Week.
A new Echocardiography Department officially opened at the Grace Hospital on Monday August 22, 2022. The addition of this device enables new on-site capacity for this diagnostic test, reducing the need for transfers to other acute facilities and improving turnaround times for Grace Hospital patients requiring this diagnostic exam. The echocardiography scanner will provide approximately 1,500 additional exams each year. The new department was made possible with the support of The Grace Hospital Foundation.
August Faculty Publications
Nicole R Guinn, Jonathon Schwartz, Vicki Morton-Bailey, Solomon Aronson, Charles Scott Brudney, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI-8) and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society (ERAS-C) Investigators Perioperative Quality Initiative and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society Consensus Statement on the Management of Preoperative Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients Anesth Analg. 2022 Sep 1;135(3):532-544. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006148. Epub 2022 Aug 17.
Kevin R Bainey, Alexandra Bastiany, Eric Cohen, Janine Eckstein, Basem Elbarouni, Michelle M Graham, Bakhtiar Kidwai, Andrea Lavoie, Shuangbo Liu, Samer Mansour, Alexis Matteau, Blair O’Neill, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Mathew Sibbald, Robert C Welsh, Mina Madan 2022 CCS/CAIC Guidelines for Training and Retraining in Adult Interventional Cardiology Can J Cardiol. 2022 Aug;38(8):1307-1311. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.02.027. Epub 2022 Mar 4.
Muhammad Usman Ali, G B John Mancini, Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Ruth Lewis, Milos Jovkovic, Shelley Zieroth, Eileen O’Meara, Kim A Connelly, Diana SherifaliThe Effectiveness of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists on Cardiorenal Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Can J Cardiol. 2022 Aug;38(8):1201-1210. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.05.011.
Malek Kass, Nasir Shaikh, Owen Mooney,Ashish H ShahResting Hypoxia and a Strongly Positive Bubble Test: Do Not Forget Hepato-Pulmonary Syndrome Heart Lung Circ. 2022 Aug 15;S1443-9506(22)00968-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2022.05.047. Online ahead of print.
Marat Fudim, Izza Shahid, Sitaramesh Emani, Liviu Klein, Kara Dupuy-McCaulley, Shelley Zieroth, Robert J Mentz Evaluation and Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea in Patients with Heart Failure Curr Probl Cardiol. 2022 Aug 19;101364. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101364. Online ahead of print.
Paloma Jordà, Laurens P Bosman, Alessio Gasperetti, Andrea Mazzanti, Jean Baptiste Gourraud, Brianna Davies, Tanja Charlotte Frederiksen, Zoraida Moreno Weidmann, Andrea Di Marco, Jason D Roberts, Ciorsti MacIntyre, Colette Seifer, Antoine Delinière, Wael Alqarawi, Deni Kukavica, Damien Minois, Alessandro Trancuccio, Marine Arnaud, Mattia Targetti, Annamaria Martino, Giada Oliviero, Daniel C Pipilas, Corrado Carbucicchio, Paolo Compagnucci, Antonio Dello Russo, Iacopo Olivotto, Leonardo Calò, Steven A Lubitz, Michael J Cutler, Philippe Chevalier, Elena Arbelo, Silvia Giuliana Priori, Jeffrey S Healey, Hugh Calkins, Michela Casella, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Claudio Tondo, Rafik Tadros, Cynthia A James, Andrew D Krahn, Julia Cadrin-TourignyArrhythmic risk prediction in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: external validation of the arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy risk calculator Eur Heart J. 2022 Aug 21;43(32):3041-3052. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehac289.
Rimpy Dhingra, Inna Rabinovich-Nikitin, Sonny Rothman, Matthew Guberman, Hongying Gang, Victoria Margulets, Davinder S Jassal, Keshav N Alagarsamy, Sanjiv Dhingra, Carla Valenzuela Ripoll, Filio Billia, Abhinav Diwan, Ali Javaheri, Lorrie A KirshenbaumProteasomal Degradation of TRAF2 Mediates Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Doxorubicin-Cardiomyopathy Circulation. 2022 Aug 19;101161CIRCULATIONAHA121058411. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.058411. Online ahead of print.
Biobelemoye Ebehireme Irabor, Asha Kothari, Jonathan Hong, Bronte Burnette-Chiang, David Kent, Todd Duhamel, Rakesh C AroraUse of intraoperative haemostatic checklists on blood management in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a scoping review protocol BMJ Open. 2022 Aug 24;12(8):e064098. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064098.