Judge says challenging northern Manitoba medical system failed infant who died in

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG – A judge says an overloaded and outdated medical system – not uncommon in northern communities – failed a Manitoba infant girl who died two months after she was born. Drianna Ross, of God’s Lake Narrows, died of an infection at two-months-old in November 2011 because information was not passed on from a remote nursing station to a hospital in Thompson, ineffective drugs were given and “the seriousness of her condition was not recognized in a timely way,” Judge Don Slough wrote in an inquest report released Tuesday. “There is no doubt that the provision of health care in the north is challenging,” he said in the report. “The co-operation between (health) agencies, in collaboration with First Nations communities, must expand in its scope, with the goal of ensuring that residents of some of Manitoba’s most disadvantaged communities have access to the quality health care that is the right of all Canadians.” The inquest was told that Drianna was born healthy in Thompson General Hospital and returned with her parents to God’s Lake Narrows, a remote fly-in community of about 1,300 people. When she was two months old, her parents contacted the community’s nursing station repeatedly over three days about their daughter’s high fever. There is a doctor in the community on weekdays, but the inquest was told the physician’s workload is very high, so Drianna was treated by an inexperienced nurse who had not learned protocols for infants with high fever. Eventually, the girl was flown to the Thompson hospital, diagnosed with pneumonia and placed on antibiotics. The inquest was told Drianna died from a bacterial infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a condition that would not be addressed by the antibiotics she was given. “It appears that information regarding Drianna Ross’s treatment and high fever over the last few days while she was in God’s Lake Narrows … was not included in the material sent to Thompson General Hospital,” Slough’s report says. It also says the nurse who took care of Drianna in Thompson was inexperienced, lacked specialized pediatric training and felt “overwhelmed” with his workload the night Drianna arrived. The report points to problems Slough said are common in northern communities – overworked and inexperienced health-care professionals, outdated technology that forces doctors and nurses to rely on paper copies instead of electronic records, and an acceptance of MRSA and other infections as commonplace. “Social factors, such as crowded households, busy and cramped facilities (e.g. nursing stations) contribute to the prevalence and spread of MRSA,” Slough wrote. “In my view, the acceptance of MRSA as a fact of life in northern communities cannot be tolerated.” The report makes a long list of recommendations that include better training, updated equipment and a greater use of nurse practitioners, who have more training and authority than other nurses.last_img read more



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Golden Globes 2019 Macaulay Culkin tweets like brothers nom is a shock

first_img You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now. Just saying. #thanks— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 0 My brother looks so handsome at the #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/drWsLlslLh— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Whoa! Kieran has such good seats! Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 HOLY SHIT KIERAN IS NOMINATED???WHAT IS SUCCESSION?! Man, I should really answer his calls more often. Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year. #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Macaulay also joked he’d be at the Golden Globes if the internet had voted to change his middle name to Kieran instead of Macaulay Culkin. Kieran was one of Macaulay’s top 5 picks from the list of crowdsourced suggestions. “You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now,” Macaulay tweeted. “Just saying.” Oh my god, there he is! Hi, bro! pic.twitter.com/1Y3iG18bIz— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Post a comment Macaulay continued to tweet at his brother, who sadly doesn’t have a Twitter account to respond in kind.  “Whoa! Kieran has such good seats!” Macaulay tweeted. “Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter!” And when his brother lost, he got in a little tweet-dig. “I was totally pulling for [Henry] Winkler,” he wrote.  This show is rigged!!! I was totally pulling for Winkler. #GoldenGlobes(No one tell Keiran he didn’t win)— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Oh shit! My brother is at the Golden Globes?! That is so cool! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 6, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over Awkward. Share your voice 77 Photos Actor Macaulay Culkin — who’s now known as Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin thanks to a new middle name picked by the internet — had a lot to say about his actor-brother during the 2019 Golden Globes. As Macaulay live-tweeted the show Sunday, he acted surprised to see Kieran Culkin at the star-studded event. I’m guessing he was kidding, but who knows? Hollywood can be a strange place. Culkin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   Tags Kieran’s performance as Roman Roy in the HBO series Succession earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor in a miniseries.While Kieran was initially surprised in December to be nominated, his brother Macaulay tweeted like he didn’t know about the honor at all. “Man, I should really answer his calls more often,” he wrote. “Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year.” TV and Movieslast_img read more



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