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The Practice (Critical Care Technologist)
Welcome to Critical Care & Emergency Services, where expertise meets excellence in critical care.

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Hugo Minnaar

Founding Member & Director

B.Tech Clin Tech (Critical Care)

BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP, PALS, ITLS Instructor

GCP, CSU-ALS

Critical care Transport & Aviation

ECMO Specialist & POCUS Enthusiast

Hugo, the esteemed founder of our organization, has dedicated himself to the field of Critical Care Technology for over two decades, accumulating a wealth of experience both within and outside the hospital setting. With a remarkable track record of more than 10,000 successful vascular access procedures, 2,500 intubations, and 5,000 resuscitations, Hugo's expertise is unparalleled. His vast knowledge and hands-on experience make him a true authority in critical care.

Throughout his career, Hugo has continuously pursued his passion for education and professional development. He has actively served on numerous executive committees and boards, contributing his insights and expertise to shape the field of critical care. As a recognized instructor and faculty of the American Heart Association's Advanced Life Support Courses, Hugo has played a pivotal role in training and educating healthcare professionals, ensuring they are equipped with the latest life-saving techniques and protocols.

driven by a thirst for knowledge, Hugo is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Health Sciences with a focus on Clinical Ultrasound.

 

This endeavor reflects his commitment to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of medical advancements. His expertise in Clinical Ultrasound, coupled with his extensive experience in critical care, positions him as a trailblazer in the field.

 

Hugo's dedication to expanding his knowledge and skills enables him to provide the highest level of care to our patients.

Hugo's areas of special interest encompass a wide range of critical care domains. His expertise in Extracorporeal Life Support retrieval has brought new insights and expertise to our organization, ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced and specialized care available. Additionally, Hugo's proficiency in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) enables him to provide rapid and accurate assessments, facilitating timely and precise interventions. His mastery of Vascular Access techniques guarantees optimal patient comfort and safety, while his extensive experience in resuscitation equips him with the skills needed to handle critical situations with confidence.

 

As we strive to deliver exceptional critical care services, we are privileged to have Hugo's expertise and passion guiding our efforts. Join us on this journey as we harness his wealth of experience, commitment to education, and dedication to providing the highest standard of care. Together, we will continue to advance the field of critical care and improve patient outcomes under Hugo's exceptional leadership.

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Precious S NgemaPr

Senior Associate

BHSc Clin Tech  (Critical Care) (DUT)

BLS, ACLS

POCUS Enthusiast

Meet Prescious, a highly dedicated Critical Care Technologist who possesses a strong passion for vascular access. Trained at the prestigious Nkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in KZN, Prescious joins our team as a vital asset, bringing with a wealth of expertise and experience. Despite her young age, Prescious holds the esteemed position of Senior Associate, a testament to her exceptional skills and proven track record. Having successfully performed over 2000 vascular access procedures, Prescious embodies our commitment to delivering superior care and achieving optimal patient outcomes. Join us as we harness the power of Prescious' expertise to provide unparalleled critical care services.

Prescious plays an indispensable role within our team as both a highly skilled practitioner and a natural leader. Her profound understanding of vascular access and its critical importance in patient care positions her as a go-to expert in our practice. With meticulous precision and unwavering attention to detail, Prescious ensures that each vascular access procedure is performed with utmost accuracy and efficiency, optimizing patient comfort and minimizing complications. Her exceptional proficiency in this specialized area not only benefits our patients directly but also serves as an invaluable resource for our entire team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

 

Prescious' passion for delivering the highest standard of care is evident in her commitment to continuous education. She recognizes the ever-evolving nature of critical care and understands the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in her field. Prescious actively seeks out opportunities to expand her knowledge and refine her skills, regularly attending conferences, workshops, and advanced training programs. By immersing herself in continuous education, she remains at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques and emerging technologies, ensuring that our patients receive the most innovative and evidence-based care available.

Prescious' dedication to continuous education not only elevates her own expertise but also inspires her colleagues, fostering a culture of learning and professional growth within our team. By sharing her knowledge and staying informed about the latest developments in critical care, she contributes to the overall excellence of our practice and promotes a collaborative environment where ideas and best practices are shared for the benefit of our patients.

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Hlengiwe Jele

Associate

B.Tech Clin Tech (Critical Care) (DUT)

Meet Hlengiwe, a highly esteemed Senior Clinical Technologist who hails from KZN. With a rich and diverse background that spans both government and private sector work, including her notable tenure at Shelly Beach Hospital, Hlengiwe is a true powerhouse of expertise. Since joining our team in January, she has seamlessly integrated herself into our daily operations, becoming an indispensable part of our practice.

 

Affectionately known as Hlengy, she possesses a wealth of knowledge and skills that elevate our ability to deliver exceptional care to our patients. Her extensive experience in various healthcare settings has honed her clinical acumen, making her an invaluable asset to our practice.

 

Hlengiwe's deep understanding of critical care techniques and procedures enhances our team's collective capabilities, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of healthcare. What truly sets Hlengiwe apart is her unwavering eagerness to learn and teach. Her thirst for knowledge and continuous growth is infectious, inspiring those around her to strive for excellence.

 

Hlengiwe actively seeks out opportunities to expand her skill set and master additional critical care skills. Her dedication to professional development not only benefits her own expertise but also creates a ripple effect within our team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

 

As we strive to deliver outstanding healthcare services, Hlengiwe's presence in our practice is a game-changer. Her depth of knowledge, combined with her passion for teaching and learning, makes her a force to be reckoned with. With Hlengiwe on board, we are equipped to tackle the most challenging cases and provide comprehensive, compassionate care to our patients.

 

Experience the difference that Hlengiwe brings to our practice as we embark on a journey of excellence. Together, we are committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services and making a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve. Trust in Hlengiwe's expertise and join us in providing unparalleled care to our patients.

The Practice (Doctors)
Welcome to Critical Care & Emergency Services, where expertise meets excellence in critical care.

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Dr Will Collatz

Associate Doctor

MBChB (Pret) , DipPEC (SA)

BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP, PALS, ATLS

Dr. Will Collatz is a dedicated Emergency Unit Doctor with Expertise in Vascular Access

Dr. Will Collatz is a highly skilled and dedicated Emergency Unit Doctor who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of medicine. With a strong focus on vascular access, Dr. Collatz has established himself as a specialist in this critical aspect of patient care. Committed to continual growth and professional development, he consistently expands his knowledge and training to provide the highest level of care to his patients.

 

Dr. Will Collatz embarked on his journey in medicine with a deep passion for helping others in their most critical moments. He completed his medical degree at a prestigious institution, where he honed his clinical skills and developed a comprehensive understanding of emergency medicine.

Throughout his education, he demonstrated exceptional dedication and an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible care to his patients.

Recognizing the critical importance of vascular access in emergency medicine, Dr. Collatz has become an authority in this field. He has acquired extensive experience in all aspects of vascular access, including the insertion of central venous catheters, temporary dialysis lines, arterial lines, and peripheral intravenous lines and peripherally inserted central venous lines. Dr. Collatz's exceptional skill and precision in these procedures ensure prompt and reliable access for medication administration, fluid resuscitation, blood sampling, and other essential interventions.

Dr. Will Collatz believes in the continuous pursuit of knowledge and the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in emergency medicine. He actively participates in conferences, workshops, and professional development programs to expand his understanding of cutting-edge techniques and emerging technologies in vascular access. By embracing these opportunities, he ensures that his patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available.

Dr. Collatz's dedication to patient care is evident in his tireless efforts to provide comprehensive and compassionate medical services. He understands that every patient is unique and deserves individualized attention and treatment. Driven by a deep sense of empathy, he strives to establish strong patient-doctor relationships built on trust, respect, and open communication. His holistic approach to emergency medicine considers not only the immediate medical needs of his patients but also their long-term well-being.

As a highly esteemed member of the medical community, Dr. Will Collatz recognizes the importance of collaboration and teamwork in delivering exceptional patient care. He works closely with interdisciplinary healthcare teams, including nurses, technicians, and specialists, to ensure a coordinated approach to treatment. Dr. Collatz's leadership skills and ability to foster a collaborative environment are evident in his dedication to effective communication, shared decision-making, and the seamless coordination of care.

Dr. Will Collatz's exemplary skills, experience, and unwavering commitment to providing exceptional emergency medical care make him an invaluable asset to the field. With his specialized expertise in vascular access and his constant pursuit of knowledge and training, he consistently delivers optimal outcomes for his patients. Driven by his passion for patient well-being and a deep sense of compassion, Dr. Collatz continues to be a trusted and respected Emergency Unit Doctor who positively impacts the lives of those under his care.

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Dr Somari Joubert

Locum Doctor

MBChB (Pret) , DA(SA)

Dr. Somarie Jouber is a highly skilled DA Aneasthetic Doctor who plays a vital role in our team, providing essential services and ensuring the highest level of care for our patients. With a focus on anesthesia and assisting surgeons in Pretoria, Dr. Jouber's expertise and dedication are invaluable to our practice. This piece highlights Dr. Jouber's background, her commitment to delivering exceptional care, and her unwavering dedication to her work.

Dr. Somarie Jouber has cultivated a distinguished career as a DA Anesthetic Doctor, demonstrating a remarkable level of expertise in her field. With a solid educational foundation and extensive training, she possesses the necessary skills to deliver safe and effective anesthesia to patients undergoing various surgical procedures. Dr. Joubert's comprehensive knowledge and attention to detail enable her to provide optimal care throughout the perioperative period.

As an integral part of our team, Dr. Jouber is responsible for administering anesthesia to patients undergoing surgeries in Pretoria. With meticulous precision and a deep understanding of anesthesia techniques, she ensures patients' comfort and safety during procedures. Dr. Jouber's expertise extends beyond anesthesia administration as she also provides valuable assistance to our team and various specialists, in particularly her acquired extensive experience in all aspects of vascular access, including the insertion of central venous catheters, temporary dialysis lines, arterial lines, and peripheral intravenous lines and peripherally inserted central venous lines. line insertions. Her support during these critical moments enhances the surgical team's efficiency and patient outcomes.

Dr. Somarie Jouber is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care to her patients. She approaches each case with a meticulous and compassionate mindset, prioritizing patient well-being throughout the entire anesthesia process. Dr. Jouber's commitment to staying current with the latest advancements in her field ensures that she provides evidence-based and innovative anesthesia techniques to optimize patient outcomes.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of the medical field, Dr. Jouber is deeply committed to continuous professional development. She actively engages in ongoing education, attends conferences, and stays up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in anesthesia practice. By embracing lifelong learning, Dr. Jouber ensures that she remains at the forefront of her field, integrating new knowledge and techniques into her practice.

Dr. Somarie Jouber understands the importance of collaboration and teamwork in providing comprehensive patient care. She works closely with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless communication and coordination during surgeries. Dr. Jouber's collaborative approach fosters a positive and supportive environment, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes and promoting a culture of excellence within our team.

 

Dr. Somarie Jouber's expertise as a DA Anesthetic Doctor, her commitment to delivering exceptional care, and her unwavering dedication to her work make her an indispensable member of our team. Through her provision of anesthesia and assistance to surgeons in Pretoria, Dr. Jouber ensures that our patients receive the highest level of care during surgical procedures. Her continuous professional development, collaborative approach, and focus on patient well-being demonstrate her unwavering commitment to excellence. We are privileged to have Dr. Jouber as a part of our team, and her contributions significantly enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients.

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Dr Nadia Swart

Associate Doctor

MBChB (Pret)

BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP, PALS, ATLS

Dr. Nadia Swart is an accomplished Emergency Unit Doctor and experienced Flight Doctor who brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the field of emergency medicine. Dr. Swart plays a vital role as a specialist in our team as a specialist in vascular accses. Driven by a commitment to ongoing development and training, she consistently seeks to expand her knowledge and skills to provide the highest quality of care to her patients. This introduction delves into Dr. Nadia Swart's background, her invaluable contributions to emergency medicine, and her unwavering dedication to further advancement in her field.

Dr. Nadia Swart embarked on her medical career with an unwavering dedication to emergency medicine. Her extensive education and training have equipped her with the necessary skills to excel in high-pressure environments and handle critical situations with composure and expertise. Dr. Swart's exceptional clinical acumen, combined with her compassionate nature, has garnered her a stellar reputation among colleagues and patients alike.

 

Recognizing the critical role of vascular access in emergency medicine, Dr. Swart has established herself as a distinguished specialist in this field. Her extensive experience and proficiency in various vascular access procedures, including central venous catheterization, arterial line insertion, and peripheral intravenous lines both in hospital and pre-hospital it enable her to ensure swift and reliable access for life-saving interventions and fluid administration.

 

Dr. Swart's meticulous approach and attention to detail in vascular access procedures make her an invaluable asset to our team. Dr. Nadia Swart firmly believes in the importance of lifelong learning and continuous professional development. She understands that staying at the forefront of medical advancements is crucial for providing the best possible care to her patients. Driven by her passion for emergency medicine, she actively seeks opportunities to enhance her knowledge and skills through participation in conferences, workshops, and specialized training programs. By embracing continuous development, Dr. Swart ensures that she remains up-to-date with the latest techniques and emerging technologies in her field.

 

Dr. Swart's unwavering passion for emergency medicine is evident in her dedication to her patients and her relentless pursuit of excellence. She approaches each case with empathy, attentiveness, and a commitment to providing compassionate and effective care. Dr. Swart's ability to remain calm and composed under pressure, coupled with her astute decision-making skills, allows her to navigate complex emergency situations with confidence.

 

As a highly respected professional in the medical community, Dr. Nadia Swart values the importance of collaboration and teamwork in delivering exceptional patient care. She actively collaborates with interdisciplinary teams, including nurses, paramedics, and specialists, fostering a harmonious environment where ideas and expertise are shared to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Dr. Swart's leadership qualities and commitment to effective communication contribute to a seamless coordination of care and an atmosphere of trust and respect within the team.

 

As a valued member of our team and a specialist in vascular access, Dr. Swart's expertise ensures the provision of exceptional care to our patients. With her unwavering passion for emergency medicine and her commitment to further development, Dr. Swart continues to make a profound impact in the field, positively influencing the lives of those she serves.

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