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

Right click to see imageRNs engage with politicians as provincial election approaches: please vote on June 12

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.

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Right click to see imageRNAO releases vision for health and nursing in Ontario

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.

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Right click to see imageRNs take centre stage during Nursing Week 2014

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.

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Right click to see imageAnnual General Meeting (AGM) wrap-up

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.

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Right click to see imageFull RNAO membership for just $50: tell your friends and colleagues to join with this special offer

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).

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Best Practice Guidelines

Right click to see imageFour long-term care homes join BPSO program at launch

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.

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Apply to have your workplace host a Mental Health and Addiction Champions workshop

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.

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Right click to see imageNew BPG addresses growing problem of childhood obesity

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.

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Right click to see imageLearn about the potential of EMR at free conference: June 12 and Sept. 11, 2014

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.

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Other

Right click to see imageRNAO recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

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.

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Right click to see imageWhy did you join RNAO? Tell us by June 13 and you could win a prize

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.

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Right click to see imageNurses make a difference through interprofessional collaboration: share your story by June 13

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.

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Events

Colleague-To-Colleague Bullying Webcast

May 27, 2014, live via webcast

It's not too late to register. Join RNAO Immediate Past President Rhonda Seidman-Carlson for this presentation, aimed at understanding both overt and subtle bullying within the work environment.

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Nursing Best Practice Guidelines Summer Institute

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

A week-long educational opportunity to learn from experts about clinical innovation, implementing best practice guidelines and championing clinical excellence.

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Project Management Workshop - Putting the Pieces Together

June 30, 2014, Courtyard Marriott Hotel Downtown, Toronto, Ont.

Learn project management in health-care environments, including resources and templates for planning, implementation and sustaining of projects.

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Inclusivity for a Healthy Work Environment

July 18, 2014, Courtyard Marriott, Toronto, Ont.

Join us for part two of our three-part Healthy Work Environment workshop series, as we discuss the contributor factors to conflict, violence, and bullying in the workplace.

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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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