Leslie Holm, recipient of the award of excellence, administration leadership.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Health care industry (Achievements and awards)
Author: Hompoth, Lorin
Pub Date: 01/01/2012
Publication: Name: CANNT Journal Publisher: Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists ISSN: 1498-5136
Issue: Date: Jan-March, 2012 Source Volume: 22 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Computer Subject: Health care industry
Product: SIC Code: 8000 HEALTH SERVICES
Persons: Named Person: Holm, Leslie
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 283970452
Full Text: I graduated from the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. After an extensive and varied nursing career, most of which was in different rural Alberta locations I started working for the Southern Alberta Renal Program in 1993, in its smallest satellite hemodialysis unit. At the time I didn't even know what an AVF was and had only a vague idea of what dialysis actually did. That little unit grew and so did my knowledge and love for dialysis nursing. I became certified in nephrology nursing in 1999 and have continued to be recertified and a member of CANNT from then. I have worked in Olds since 2002 and have been the nurse clinician since 2007. I love that there is always something to learn and to teach in dialysis. I enjoy watching nurses, new to dialysis, increase in their knowledge and confidence. I feel we are privileged to be a part of our patients' lives and I know we do make a difference.

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I received notice of this award with amazement and feelings of gratitude and humbleness. It is an honour to receive this award and to have work in the smaller units recognized. I would like to thank Rajneet for nominating me and CANNT and the awards committee for giving me this award. My biggest thanks go to the wonderful nurses, techs, instructors, and nursing assistants who make up the Olds Unit. They make my job easy and I am very fortunate to be working with them.

By Leslie Holm, RN, CNeph(C), Nurse Clinician for the Southern Alberta Renal Program working in the Olds Hemodialysis Satellite Unit, AB
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