What impact can recreational drug use have on surgery and critical care patients? How does gender affect a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease? These and other hot topics are on deck for health professionals taking part in this spring’s Blood and Beyond conference in Halifax.
Repairs to the electrical system will impact some services at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on Friday and Saturday. In order to repair the electrical distribution panel, planned power shutdowns are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. as well as Saturday, Jan. 5 from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the hospital.
When our operators receive an emergency call, such as a code blue (cardiac arrest) or code red (fire), or notification of a trauma or acute stroke, they need to act quickly. Jason Bourne, a systems analyst with telecommunications enablement, programs the application that locating operators use when taking and responding to those calls.
Darrell MacMullin, provincial culinary and chef manager, takes a customer service approach to everything he does. This includes ensuring the safety of all food served to patients and staff throughout Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Heidi Brown considers it part of her job to make the middle school students she serves feel safe and comfortable with immunizations. That’s why the Colchester/East Hants health protection team member was surprised to learn that her manager, Lori McCracken, had nominated her as a Patient Safety Champion.
Although colon cancer is not in the spotlight like breast and prostate cancer, it is the second-most common cancer in Nova Scotia in both women and men. And, rates are higher in Atlantic Canada than the rest of the country.
A new patient capacity process is being adopted at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital’s emergency department (ED)/collaborative emergency centre (CEC) this month. The process is being put in place to better manage the flow of patients through the ED/CEC and to provide support to physicians working in the department prior to closures.