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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022 11 NATIONAL NURSING WEEK MAY 9-15, 2022 #WeAnsWerTheCAll CHRISTINE MINER, MANAGER OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR PMH keeping the resident at the centre of the care we provide," says Cail, who assisted at eight different sites experiencing outbreaks. That experience, he says, impressed upon him the benefits of establishing a small routine when possible. "Often, just the active presence of a partner for something as simple as walking can help ground the resident to person, place and time while instilling hope that things will go back to normal," Cail says. Instilling hope and restoring a sense of normal often involved the use of innovative ideas and activities organized with a pandemic-specific twist, adds Sylvie Lesage, an MHRN based out of Glenboro. "Thinking outside the box, at times, was necessary. We worked with the dietary services team to include a 'joke of the day' on meal trays to keep spirits up." Other activities, when visitor access was most limited, included staff helping with services such as haircuts, schools parading in their Halloween costumes outside residents' windows, and communities organizing greeting cards to be sent to residents. The team — and the residents they care for — will not forget the feeling of community and teamwork that lifted them up and gave a necessary boost during difficult times. Similarly, the community is not likely to forget the many nurses and other health-care workers who have answered the call each and every day. "We cannot express enough thanks to nurses and all health-care providers for the dedication, commitment and compassion they have brought to work every day," Miner adds. Blaine Kraushaar is a communications specialist with Prairie Mountain Health. Sylvie Lesage MHRN based out of Glenboro Validation of that confusion and empathy for a resident struggling to understand it are key elements of keeping the resident at the centre of the care we provide." " << Continued from page 10 Wab Kinew MLA for Fort Rouge Thank You, Nurses! Nello Altomare MLA for Transcona Uzoma Asagwara MLA for Union Station Diljeet Brar MLA for Burrows Ian Bushie MLA for Keewatinook Jim Maloway MLA for Elmwood Jamie Moses MLA for St. Vital Lisa Naylor MLA for Wolseley Matt Wiebe MLA for Concordia 7 G E N E R A T I O N S . O R G SGEI offers community-based educational opportunities to all learners. With state-of-the-art healthcare simulation labs, our students can gain a safe hands-on experience. Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field? Check out some of our upcoming programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practical Nursing Personal Support Worker Paramedic Emergency Services Fundamentals Fitness and Health Promotion Health Office Administrative Support Fort Frances l Kenora I Sioux Lookout Apply now to attend at one of our three campuses!

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