Did you know that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse? RNAO will be celebrating this theme throughout the year and for our 95th Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

    Taking place on June 11-13, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel Toronto (145 Richmond Street West), the AGM will include an exciting program packed with events and special guests.

    A virtual AGM is being organized in the eventuality that face-to-face is not possible.

    In a move to help out during this pandemic, Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario donated its school’s ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizers and IV pumps to Lakeridge Health Oshawa on March 26. 

    The donation comes after Dr. Judeline Innocent, RN and executive Dean for the School of Health and Community Services at Durham College reached out to the different schools at the college. In response, several volunteered to donate their equipment such as schools of heath programs, dental hygiene and engineering. 

    As health organizations, across all sectors, are reporting shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), the evidence of asymptomatic infection of COVID-19 necessitates that all health-care workers facing patients, residents and clients must wear a surgical mask at all times.