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

Right click to see imageUpdate from RNAO and CNA - March 25, 2014

The RNAO board of directors wishes to update members regarding developments in the relationship with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). RNAO is moving forward with the implementation of voluntary membership in CNA for the membership year beginning November 1st, 2014.

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Right click to see imageRNAO's One Member, One Vote opens April 15

For the second year in a row, each and every RNAO member will have the chance to shape the future of our professional association through the One Member, One Vote system. Voting opens April 15, and will take place online.

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Right click to see imagePLP requirement deadline is March 31: join RNAO now

Time to protect yourself is running out. But don't fret, RNAO has you covered. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) requires all RNs to have personal liability protection (PLP) by March 31, 2014. Thankfully, RNAO membership is the best way to meet the requirement. Tell your colleagues that membership in RNAO covers you, and if they need more information, they can check out our new archived webcast.

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Right click to see imageAGM 2014: get to know your RNAO

Online registration for RNAO's 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place May 1 – 3, 2014 at the Hilton Toronto, is now open. This year's AGM will feature a keynote address from intensive care unit nurse and bestselling author, Tilda Shalof, known for her books Camp Nurse, A Nurses' Story, and the upcoming Bringing it Home – A Nurse Discovers Healthcare Beyond the Hospital.

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Policy

Right click to see imageMinister of Health announces 75 new NPs in LTC as RNs visit Queen's Park

Ontario long-term care homes will be getting an additional dose of expertise thanks to a new initiative from the Ministry of Health. The province recently announced funding to add nurse practitioners (NP) to 75 long-term care homes over the next three years.

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Right click to see imageOntario needs more RNs and a $14 minimum wage in upcoming budget: respond to action alert

Over the past several months, nurses have been mobilizing to urge the political government to retain and hire more RNs and raise the minimum wage to $14 per hour. Nearly 7,000 people have signed RNAO's action alerts, and with the provincial budget due out shortly, we need to keep speaking out.

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Right click to see imageNursing students speak out for supervised injection services

A group of Ottawa nursing students have launched a campaign for supervised injection services, and against federal legislation, Bill C-2. The fourth-year students at the University of Ottawa created the Respect Communities website as part of a class project, along with an accompanying video expressing concerns about Bill C-2, which critics fear will hinder access to supervised injection services.

 

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Best Practice Guidelines

Right click to see imageNew BPG promotes safe sleeping for infants

Protecting infants while they sleep is the focus of RNAO's most recent Best Practice Guideline (BPG), released Feb. 27. Working with Families to Promote Safe Sleep for Infants 0-12 Months of Age provides research-based recommendations on creating the safest possible sleep environments for young children.

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Right click to see imageApply for Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship by May 21

Now is the time to take a positive step in your career with RNAO's unique mentorship program. The Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship (ACPF) request for proposal (RFP) has been released. This program, lasting 12 weeks (full time) or 20 weeks (part time), is designed to develop and promote nursing expertise in order to enhance patient care outcomes in Ontario.

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Right click to see imageDiabetic Foot Canada e-Journal releases second issue

The second issue of the Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal is now available online, covering topics such as peer leadership, diabetic foot infection guidelines, and best practices for managing foot ulcers.

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Other

Right click to see imageRNAO presents nine Media Awards to journalists

The Ottawa Citizen and the CBC nabbed two and three awards, respectively, in RNAO's 2013 Media Awards, an annual competition honouring journalists working at newspapers, radio and television stations and online publications who examine nursing, health and health-care issues.

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Right click to see imageShare your stories about interprofessional practice by April 30

Every day, health-care professionals work in cooperation to provide the best possible care to clients. Now is your opportunity to share your stories about working together, and get published in Registered Nurse Journal or on our website. Tell us your best story about interprofessional practice in 500 words or less practice by the April 30, 2014 deadline.

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Right click to see imagePrevent More to Treat Less: joint conference June 4 - 5

The public health and primary health care sectors are joining forces for a groundbreaking conference. Prevent More to Treat Less brings together both areas of practice to focus on a shared vision for improving health for all Ontario residents. The conference will be held June 4 and 5 at the Sheraton Parkway in Toronto.

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Events

Smoking Cessation Best Practice Champion Workshop

April 8, 2014, Oakville, Ont.

These foundational workshops will focus on the skills and knowledge to implement RNAO's Smoking Cessation BPG into health-care workplaces.

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Colleague-to-colleague bullying webcast

April 23, 2014, online

Join RNAO President Rhonda Seidman-Carlson for this presentation, aimed at understanding both overt and subtle bullying within the work environment.

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Ontario Family Practice Nurses Conference 2014

May 2 - 3, 2014, Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites

The theme of the conference, Primary Care, We're Already There, is intended to create a dialogue among primary care and family practice professionals.

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Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management webinar series

May 6, 2014, online

This is the first in a five-part series for health-care providers looking to improve their practice and prevent and manage chronic disease.

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Career Expo

May 16, 2014, Hyatt Regency, Toronto

Learn to make the most of your resume and cover letter, meet prospective employers, and see one special nurse presented with the Nightingale Award at this free event.

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Working Interprofessionally: A Required Skill for Health Professionals

May 22, 2014, Courtyard Marriott, Toronto

Tell your colleagues about this workshop, which will highlight the benefits of interprofessional care and the best implementation strategies.

 

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Nursing Best Practice Guidelines Summer Institute

June 8 - 13, 2014, Nottawasaga Inn Convention Centre & Golf Resort, Alliston, Ont.

The week-long institute provides the opportunity to learn from experts about clinical innovation, implementing best practice guidelines and championing clinical excellence.

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