A word about patient journeys and our efforts to CSP improve patient care pathways.
Most of the patients we care for fall into seven major “patient journey” profiles: i.e., ACS, chronic CA/revascularization, heart failure/transplantation, arrhythmia, adult congenital heart disease, structural cardiac diseases and thoracic aortic disease. We plan to utilize these patient journey profiles as the lenses with which examine how to restructure our operations to better support cardiac patients both when they are at ST Bs or anywhere else in the province. The first journey we are examining is the chronic CAD/revascularization care pathway. As many of you know, Todd Anderson from Calgary visited the CSP last week, in his role as an external consultant for this patient journey. His report will help inform the work we will do in conjunction with ST B’s, with WRHA and with Shared Health as we begin to implement the health system transformation which was rolled out by the province a couple of weeks ago. Stay tuned.
Please make every effort to join us for the CSP Holiday Rounds/Reception and Farewell to Al Menkis on Tuesday 4pm at the Sam Cohen Auditorium (event poster appended). All members of the CSP community are invited
Publications by our Faculty this Week
Kehler DS, Arora RC. Commentary: Does a “less is more” approach reduce delirium in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)32744-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.131. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.