Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Joueur de ligne offensive, Chiefs de Kansas City | Étudiant en médecine, McGill Offensive lineman | Medical student

Bien heureux de pouvoir offrir ma conférence "60 mins avec LDT" au profit de @moissonmontreal le 20 juin prochain dans l'espace @yoop_qc en direct de la Place des Arts Ne manquez pas ça! https://www.yoop.app/events/60MinutesWithLDT/5516

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Since I have been working in a long term care facility, I have learned a lot on our health care administration system. The many decisions taken need to be relayed and implemented to the teams in the trenches. The person in charge at the facility where I work is Solène, our leader. She has to keep team spirits high while letting them know that vacations have been cancelled and that screening tests are now mandatory every week for all staff. Her job seems very difficult. She has to manage very complex schedules, apply the everchanging sanitary measures, maintain the supply of protection material. When staff shortage becomes too intense, she puts on her mask and visor to join the teams on the floor. Regardless of all that work, she stays positive and gives her 100% to make sure the facility stays safe for the patients and staff. At home, her husband stops her from listening to the negative news on these facilities in the province to help her keep her focus on the task at hand. As she says so well, throughout times of crisis, you must highlight the good decisions and continue the efforts. Great work team 💪🏻 Thanks Solène💪🏻 P.S. Solène is a big fan of my friend Louis Morissette...or maybe it’s the other way around, I’m not sure anymore 😂 @zemorissette #team #work #fighting #covid_19 #pandemic

I’ve been privileged to meet some awesome individuals who have been caring for our elderly for more than 20 years. This is Guylaine, the nurse assistant that I have been paired with for the past 3 weeks. Since the beginning of the crisis, she has not only been doing her job but has also been training people who volunteer to help. Since a lot of ressources from our unit were relocated to other centers with more cases, many workers on our floor weren't there 8 weeks ago. She is the ultimate team player that leads without asking for anything in return. Last week, we had a group meeting where it was announced that vacations were going to be cancelled for the month of May. Even though she was supposed to take time off and her whole schedule had now changed, she went back to work and distributed the morning medication to the next patient with a big smile on her face. #covid_19 #hero #week #pandemic #cavabienaller

Today, I want to celebrate my mom, I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me. Love you mom! I also want to celebrate all the moms who are working on the frontline. Since the beginning of the pandemic, those women are at the core of the health care work force and have made countless sacrifices and put themselves at risk for the wellbeing of our communities. Happy Mother’s day! Stay safe and thank you! #mothersday #mother #spring #pandemic #frontline

Yes, it’s me in this picture but this is not about me. This is about all the people who have been on the frontlines since day one of this pandemic. Now more than ever we need to work as a team and help where the help is needed. We all must come together and do what is best for society, even if that means stepping out of our comfort zone and learning new things. Thank you to the community of health care workers who welcomed me with open arms and trained me at the Long Term Care Home, some even coming out of retirement to give a helping hand. Thank you Elisa for the PPE training. Thank you Hélène for the elderly mobilisation training. Thank you Jean-Philippe for your help during my first shift as an orderly. Thank you Guylaine for the crash course on how to administer medication to patients. I accepted this opportunity with a lot of pride and humility. I will contribute to the best of my abilities to help: help put a smile on a patient’s face, help give a day off to nurses and orderlies who have been working countless hours since this pandemic started. We can all do our part and it's touching to see so many people of different professional backgrounds coming together to do what they can. We have to keep working as a team and we will get through this. Ça va bien aller 🌈