Anticoagulation Clinical Nurse
Research Coordinator Nurse
Viviane has been a nurse at the Jewish General Hospital since 1986 providing care and gaining experience in various departments such as the emergency room, surgical unit, neurosurgery as well as neonatalology intensive care unit, and has been the Clinical Nurse at the Anticoagulation Clinic (Coumadin Clinic) since 1994. Viviane is responsible for meeting every new patient referred to the clinic prior to their Coumadin treatment. Her role is to gather each patient’s medical history, including current medication record and to provide teaching concerning all aspects of the new medication. In order to facilitate training with regards to CETAC standards, Viviane has produced a video on Warfarin (Coumadin) that is meant to be a primary teaching tool for patients. The video provides detailed information regarding Coumadin. Viviane is also involved with the medical team as a resource liaison concerning medication management such as temporarily stopping Coumadin as well as other anticoagulants such as Eliquis, Xarelto or Pradraxa prior, to surgical procedures or medical interventions. The thrombosis team provides this service to all patients undergoing anticoagulation treatment at the JGH. As a research nurse, she has participated in many studies with Dr. Mark Blostein investigator of various Anticoagulation therapies, which has led to vital advances in the field. Viviane is an important member of the Thrombosis department,proudly helping our team provide excellent patient care.