The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Odim responds to concerns about cannulation

Odim also testified that he did not think Youngson's concerns about cannulas and cannulation were justified. He seemed to suggest that the problem lay with the nurses.

They did not appear to have the cannulas that I wanted because initially I would ask for straight cannulas and I was being provided with angled cannulas and I would say well, I want to try a straight cannula and so they didn't feel that they had a large number of cannulas that I preferred. (Evidence, page 25,109)

Odim also felt that he did not have any particular problems cannulating and that the comments of others who said they had observed problems were not valid.



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Section 2 Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993
  Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
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September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
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