Ontario’s election campaign is in full swing, and registered nurses, NPs and BScN students across the province are making sure nursing, health, and health-care imperatives are front and centre when people head to the polls June 12.
Just in time for elections, and to ensure we continue to strengthen our health system and the role of nurses in the immediate and long-term future, RNAO released a bold vision: Charting a course for the health system and nursing in Ontario.
To all the amazing nurses and nursing students in Ontario: thanks for the vital work you do every day! During National Nursing Week 2014, the spotlight shone on RNs, NPs and BScN students who work and study hard to keep people healthy and to care for them when they are very sick or dying.
Earlier this month, RNAO marked its 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto. It was a fantastic three-day event where more than 650 nurses, nursing students and other registered guests celebrated the association’s achievements of the past year and passed important resolutions for the coming year.
Make sure your RN and NP colleagues and BScN students are not missing out on being part of Ontario's professional voice for nursing. Starting June 1, your colleagues who are not current RNAO members can enjoy all the benefits of our professional association for just $50 (plus HST).
Best Practice Guidelines
RNAO’s brand new Long-Term Care Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (LTC-BPSO) initiative is off to a running start after an energetic launch in April. Staff members from the first four LTC-BPSOs gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, along with then Minister of Health Deb Matthews, other BPSO representatives and RNAO staff to officially kick off the program.
RNAO is expanding its Best Practice Champions Network Workshop Series, and needs partner organizations from across Ontario to act as host sites for a set of free Addressing Substance Use workshops in fall 2014. Interested organizations must be able to assist with workshop promotion, booking of workshop space and catering, and providing on-site logistical support.
The rate of childhood obesity has doubled in the last 25 years. Today, nearly one third of Canadian children ages 5 to 17 are overweight or obese. To help combat this public health crisis, RNAO has developed updated recommendations to prevent childhood obesity. The second edition of thePrimary Prevention of Childhood Obesity best practice guideline (BPG) was released this month at a joint RNAO and Toronto Public Health media conference.
Nurses who use electronic medical records (EMR) and want to learn more about their potential to improve patient care are invited to the EMR: Every Step Conference and Vendor Showcase. A collaborative project between RNAO and OntarioMD, the conference is designed to increase awareness of EMR use in primary care practices.
On June 15, the world will come together to stand up for our older population. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an opportunity for individuals, communities, organizations and governments to raise awareness about elder abuse, highlight the need for appropriate action, and advance prevention efforts.
After reading this edition ofIn the Loop, you are probably energized and inspired! We want to know what RNAO membership means to you. RNAO is a voluntary organization, yet more than 37,000 RNs, NPs and BScN students have chosen to be part of this awesome professional association. Tell us why you joined RNAO and you’ll be eligible to win a great prize.
A registered nurse (RN) and a pharmacist team up to help a patient suffering from tuberculosis. A new nurse practitioner collaborates with the local CCAC, Alzheimer Society, and social workers to treat a patient with dementia. And RNs, physicians and personal support workers work together to make sure a terminal cancer sufferer can spend his last Christmas at home. These are just some of the stories about interprofessional collaboration that we’ve received from members, and we want you to share your story.