May 14 - 20 is National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week. This is a week to recognize the contributions of the Biomedical Engineers, Clinical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Technologists who make valuable contributions to healthcare institutions in the areas of patient safety, research and development, technology management, equipment services, cost savings, problem solving, planning and support. They work to assemble, install, repair, calibrate, and inspect biomedical equipment and devices to ensure that it meets standards.
May 8 – 14 is National Nursing Week. The theme for 2023 is Our Nurses. Our Future. This theme is meant to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health care journey, and to shine a light on the courage and commitment shown by nurses throughout the pandemic, and each and every day that they go to work.
April 26 is Administrative Professionals Day and we are so excited to celebrate the hard working Administrative Professionals in all of our workplaces! Administrative Professionals include Medical Office Assistants, Receptionists, Secretaries, Office Assistants, Office Administration Assistants, Office Managers, Finance Officers, Clinic Assistants and more! They are often among the few people who know the entire workings of an organization, as they are responsible for the administration and operations of every department and role.
Linen Worker Appreciation Week is April 23 – 29 and provides us with the opportunity to recognize and appreciate the people responsible for the cleaning of textiles used in health care facilities. These hard-working professionals are responsible for cleaning textiles and linens, a critical component to reducing the spread of illness and ensuring that clients, residents, and staff have access to clean linens throughout their day.
April 9 – 15 is National Medical Laboratory Week and we are here to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do and to celebrate our members! Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) are an important, and often invisible part of the health care team. They are behind every lab test result, providing vital information to guide patient care and treatment.
March 26 – April 1 is Scheduler’s Week and we are here to celebrate the hardworking members who manage staff scheduling while considering collective bargaining agreements and the guidelines of each department.
National Medical Radiation Technologist Week is a time we can take a deep dive into the profession of medical imaging and thank the amazing workers that make it possible to see what is going on inside a patient. Even within the field, there is a vast range of imaging departments that our members are found in. MRTs can be found performing Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, x-rays, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammograms, and assisting with surgical procedures, for example, someone that may require a biopsy. MRTs also make requisitions for testing, monitoring incoming requisitions for urgency, and properly archive images for reports.
November 6-12 is Medical Radiation Technologist Week, a time for us to extend our thanks to all the amazing MRTs in our healthcare system. They provide a wide variety of services that include general x-rays, fluoroscopy, intra-operative imaging, and radiology. They also assist with minimally invasive procedures such as biopsies, drainages, embolization, mechanical thrombectomy, and vascular access, like inserting a PICC line. MRTs are vital to heart attack and stroke patients, so you will always find a MRT in the hospital or on call.
October 23 - 29 is Healthcare Provider Week. This is a week to recognize and celebrate the hardworking members who come together as part of a cohesive team to provide quality and compassionate healthcare to the residents of Saskatchewan. We heard from Jennifer, a Medical Office Assistant who works in Tuberculosis Prevention and Control.
October 23 - 29 is Facilities and Engineering Week. This is our opportunity to highlight the folks that keep the lights on, regulate the temperature, maintain the systems and even take on preventative maintenance. We checked in with Gabriel, a 4th Class Power Engineer in Saskatoon.