"Nursing Career: I have been nursing for about 25 years now-17 yrs in the emergency frontline. Currently I work as a simulation consultant with eSIM Provincial Simulation for over 8 yrs. I also work as frontline Emergency Nurse at SHC and as faculty with Mount Royal Nursing program. It’s a great career. So many streams to pursuit. In my role with eSIM Provincial Simulation, I helped developed the initial COVID-19 scenarios in March 2020 before my first redeployment to the emergency frontline. I have implemented COVID 19 scenarios at the RGH site as well as the Sheldon Chumir and Airdrie Urgent Care. I have been involved in larger projects such as the South Health Campus Site COVID Outbreak virtual simulation. Recently, I supported the provincial Critical Care Triage Simulations with the Critical Care Strategic Network. The use of simulation in AHS has been pivotal for team training as well testing and integrating rapid practice changes that have occurred with COVID 19 management.
Passion for Art: I began to paint every night with my redeployment as it helped my relax, focus my energy on something rewarding and I fell in love. I began to take lessons through Levelling Up (Heather Pant) about a year ago and now moved to working with David Langevin. I have been painting for over 2 years now. I paint every day. And I also started that beautiful project-Art for the Frontline. It continues to have leverage with an interview this week with ATCO gas and AHS media wanted to learn more. There has been an ask to repeat again. Will see, about to be redeployed once more.
Mom: Not that mom is work…well maybe it is. But mom of complex special needs man comes with work to advocate. Brennan, AKA the king is 22. He is complex autism/giantism and GCP4 genetic anomaly. Start of COVID we lost his day program. So, my work then became finding more for him. I did-I created a program for about 1.5 years with therapists and with ++ advocacy and push-we started a Group Home for him alongside his long-time companion Tim (Also autism, large, salty and sweet man).
So that’s me in a nutshell."
~ Cherie Serieska