Pride Week 2014 (June 20-29) is shaping up to be one of the best ever, and as usual, RNAO will be a part of the festivities. We’re once again teaming up with the Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG) to march in the June 29 Pride parade and show our support for the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.
We know you're a busy person. You dedicate so much of your time every day to providing the best care possible to your patients. With this in mind, and in order to save you time and trouble, you can benefit from all that RNAO has to offer without the hassle of membership renewal. Consider RNAO's continuous membership option.
Do you have colleagues who still aren’t part of their professional association? Now is the best time to change that. RNAO is offering full membership, with all the benefits, for just $50. Tell your colleagues they can join RNAO until Oct. 31, 2014 at this ultra-low rate and receive professional liability protection (PLP), the award-winning Registered Nurse Journal, major discounts on educational opportunities, and much more.
Ontarians cast their ballots, and Kathleen Wynne remains the province’s premier after her Liberal Party won enough seats to form a majority government. In the June 12 provincial election, the Liberals won 58 seats, while Tim Hudak’s PCs won 28 seats, and Andrea Horwath’s NDP took 21 seats.
The dust has settled from the provincial election, and now it’s time to focus on the issues. When Ontario’s legislature reconvenes July 2, MPPs need to make raising the minimum wage to $14 a priority. RNAO and a coalition of professionals from various sectors are asking the province to help lift Ontarians out of poverty by raising the minimum wage to $14.
It’s been nearly two years since the federal government made cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), denying refugees in Canada access to primary health care. Just as registered nurses predicted, evidence shows this “cost-saving” move has been harmful to both the health of refugees and to the province’s bottom line.
Nearly two million Canadians live in rural settings, yet these communities often have difficulties recruiting and maintaining a nursing workforce. To address the health needs of Ontarians living in these areas, RNAO created the Rural, Remote and Underserviced Area – Nursing Workforce Task Force.
Best Practice Guidelines
The abuse and neglect of older adults are serious health and social concerns with devastating consequences, so RNAO has worked with leading experts to develop recommendations aimed at stopping elder abuse. These 22 recommendations were released at a media conference at RNAO home office leading up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Health professionals who treat patients with diabetes – take notice. The newest edition of the Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal has been released online. The journal, developed jointly by RNAO and the Canadian Association of Wound Care, published its inaugural issue in Sept. 2013.
The dog days of summer are on their way, and health professionals need to gear up for the heat. A brand new e-module has been developed to support health-care workers in dealing with extreme heat events. Health Care Workers Guide to Extreme Heat Events will help health professionals stay on top of the latest heat health evidence.