Workshop – Hands-On Training for Inpatient Staff: Central Line Care and How to Access Ports


Presentation Description:
Each centre has different methods for central line care; this workshop will teach some tips and tricks of central line care/accessing ports, and reassure staff that there is more than one “right” way to do it.

Patti Bambury, RN, BScN
POGO Satellite Nurse Coordinator, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON

Patti Bambury is the POGO Satellite Coordinator at Grand River Hospital. She has been involved in many POGO committees including the nursing committee, the steering committee of POGO’s Provincial Pediatric Oncology Plan and related working groups, and she has served on the POGO Board of Directors. Her entire nursing career has been in paediatrics, starting in Pasenda, California, to Toronto and SickKids, and currently Kitchener and Grand River Hospital. She is a graduate of Mohawk College, Nursing and BScN at McMaster University.

Monica Kaczycki, RN, CPHON
Clinical Educator, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON

Monica Kaszycki is the Clinical Educator for both the inpatient and outpatient oncology services at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Monica holds both a CPHON certification and is a certified APHON instructor.

Kaniska Young Tai (Kyt), BScN, RN, CPHON
Outreach Clinical Program Coordinator, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Kyt completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in 2002. While working overseas, he met a very brave 12 year-old-boy on an oncology unit and decided then to work in pediatric oncology. He’s been at Sickkids for almost 10 years and has worked in a variety of roles in the haematology/oncology department; most recently as the outreach clinical program coordinator, a position that helps deliver patient care closer to home.

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