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l’Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l’Ontario
January
2014
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Membership

Right click to see imagePLP webcasts: CNO requirement begins March 31

As of March 31, 2014, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) will require all RNs to have professional liability protection (PLP). RNAO membership satisfies this requirement, and we're holding information sessions so both members and prospective members understand how to stay protected.

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Right click to see imageSpecial CNA meeting webcast Jan. 29

CNA is inviting members to join its special meeting on Jan. 29 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. via webcast to participate in the discussion of proposed changes to CNA's governance.

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Right click to see imageCelebrate amazing nurses: deadline for nominations Feb. 6

What better honour than to be recognized by your nursing peers at RNAO's 2014 AGM? Give that thrill to a deserving RN by nominating them for an RNAO Recognition Award.

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Policy

Right click to see imageRNAO at budget consultation: remember commitments to Ontario's health

Ontario's forthcoming budget needs to reflect the government's commitments to health instead of austerity measures, RNAO told provincial leaders during a pre-budget consultation. RNAO chief executive officer Doris Grinspun and senior economist Kim Jarvi appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Jan. 16 at Queen's Park.

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Right click to see imageNurses speak out for people living with FASD at Select Committee

RNs are working to improve the lives of a segment of the Ontario population that too often falls through the cracks. Kathy Moreland Layte and Mary Mueller recently spoke on behalf of RNAO about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to the Select Committee on Developmental Services. The Select Committee has been charged with gathering evidence and making recommendations for a provincial strategy for people living with developmental disabilities.

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Right click to see imageRNAO to legislators: save lives by swiftly passing a strengthened Ryan's Law

The tragic death of 12-year-old asthmatic student Ryan Gibbons exposed the need for a comprehensive asthma strategy in Ontario schools, and RNAO says legislators must act urgently to protect students.

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Right click to see imageMPPs thank RNAO for action, support hiring more RNs

The combined voice of Ontario's RNs has once again made waves among politicians. RNAO has received a number of emails from MPPs thanking nurses for their input from November’s action alert.

More than 4,000 of you responded to the alert demanding more RNs to ensure a healthy Ontario, and your voices reached the decision-makers.

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Right click to see imageA breath of fresh air: coal-fired generation ends in Ontario

Ontario has gone coal-free. With the closure of the Nanticoke Generating Station on Dec. 31, 2013, the province officially ended coal-fired electricity generation, becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to do so.

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Best Practice Guidelines

Right click to see imageNew Healthy Work Environment BPG available online

It is with great excitement that RNAO announces the release of its new Best Practice Guideline (BPG), Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Health Care: Optimizing patient, organizational and system outcomes.

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Right click to see imageGet $25,000 to implement nursing order sets in your organization

Health-care organizations interested in participating in a leading-edge pilot project have another opportunity. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is pleased to announce the re-issue of its request for proposal (RFP) to implement and evaluate nursing order sets in eligible organizations.

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Right click to see imageBest Practice Champions Network: host a champions workshop

RNAO is looking for health-care organizations and academic institutions to host a Best Practice Champions Orientation Workshop and/or Best Practice Champions Advanced Workshop for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Right click to see imageNew modules: learn about substance use online

Treating patients with substance use disorders presents its own unique challenges, so RNAO is offering two new eLearning modules for health-care professionals to build their skills.

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Right click to see imageHalf-price on select BPGs: sale ends March 31

Act now and take advantage of huge savings on RNAO's world-renowned Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs). RNAO is offering a dozen select guidelines at 50-per-cent off.

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Other

Right click to see imageCall for photos for RNAO's Annual Report

All year long, you've been proudly representing your profession inside and outside of the workplace, so let us show off your hard work. RNAO is looking for photos of members, local chapters and interest groups in action for our Annual Report.

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Events

Designing and Delivering Effective Education Programs

Feb. 3 - 7, 2014, Toronto Don Valley Hotel

Health-care educators: benefit from the expertise of facilitators and participants, become better educators and lifelong learners.

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eHealth Champions Workshop - Level 1

Feb. 13, 2014, Hyatt Regency, Toronto

The Nursing and eHealth project team, with the support of eHealth Ontario, will be holding a total of eight Level 1 Nursing eHealth Champions workshops across Ontario.

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HWE Workshop Series Part 1

Feb. 20, 2014, Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto

Professionalism, self-care and more topics based on RNAO's BPGs are on the agenda in session one of three, Individual Strategies for a Healthy Work Environment.

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Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Minding the Gap (Foundational)

March 2 - 7, 2014, Hilton Hotels and Suites, Niagara Falls

This institute provides opportunities to learn about the best practices in wound care through interactive dialogue with experts and through case studies, demonstrations and hands-on application labs. Now with foundational and advanced streams.

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Primary Care Institute

March 23 - 28, 2014, Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto

Develop and refine your skills as a primary care provider, and learn to enhance your full scope of practice.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

May 2, 2014, Hilton Toronto

Join us for this incredible networking opportunity, and see your association working for you. Online registration is now open.

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Our mailing address is:
158 Pearl St.,
Toronto, ON
M5H 1L3
Our telephone:
1 800 268 7199

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