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l’Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l’Ontario
September
2017
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News

Don't delay, renew today

Now is the perfect time to renew your RNAO membership. Renew today for only $256.36 if you are an RN or an NP that works full-time, and $87.83 if you are an RN or an NP that works part-time (15 hours or less per week). Renew at myRNAO.ca/join or use the package you find in your mailbox.

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Earn a free membership

Earning a free membership is easy. If you recruit just five RNs/NPs or new grads to join RNAO, you will receive your next RNAO membership for no charge.

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Ontario reaffirms commitment to expand scope of practice for RNs and NPs

To improve access to quality care, Ontario is moving ahead in expanding the scope of practice of RNs so they can independently prescribe some medications to patients.

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Be part of Change Day Ontario

Would you like to be part of positive change? Change Day Ontario is a growing global movement that supports people with first-hand experience with our health system to create positive change.

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We want to hear from you

Do you enjoy reading our monthly newsletter In the Loop? Do you have ideas or stories you would like to see in the next issue? Tell us what you think in our new In the Loop survey.

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Membership

Become a nursing leader: Deadline Dec. 18

Being a member of RNAO’s board of directors is a rewarding and energizing experience. Over the course of your term, you will help to shape the current and future direction of RNAO.

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Inspire change in nursing and health care: Submit your resolution by Dec. 18

To add your voice to nursing, health and health-care issues, RNAO is encouraging individual members, chapters, regions without chapters, and interest groups to submit resolutions for review and discussion at the 2018 AGM.

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Policy

Queen’s Park on the Road is here

Get to know your local MPP. Our Queen’s Park on the Road event connects RNs, NPs and nursing students with their local representatives so they can help inform them about health, health care, and nursing challenges.

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Ontario's plan for legalized cannabis includes stand-alone storefronts

A clearer picture of the future of cannabis in Ontario emerged on Sept. 8 when the province released its framework to manage the drug after it becomes legal next year.

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Improving patient care and privacy

At RNAO, we believe that electronic health records (EHR) can improve care by giving providers access to key health information.

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Providing clarity on psychotherapy

RNAO has long advocated for RNs to continue to initiate psychotherapy if and when it is proclaimed as a controlled act.

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Best Practice Guidelines

See the results of implementing RNAO’s best practice guidelines

For years, RNAO's best practice guidelines have been making a difference in improving patient care and creating and sustaining positive work environments. Now you will have a chance to share the results with colleagues and friends thanks to the introduction of Evidence Boosters.

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Long-term care homes: Become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)

Would your organization like to join a community dedicated to improving resident care? RNAO is now accepting applications from long-term care (LTC) homes to implement and evaluate RNAO best practice guidelines as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization.

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New eLearning course: Delirium, dementia and depression in older adults

Take the opportunity to enhance your professional development and learn more about the delivery of care of older adults through RNAO’s newest eLearning course.

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Events

Have an idea for an event? Let us know

Your feedback is very important to us. We want to know what topics you would like to learn about for 2018.

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Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Nov. 7, 2017, Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto - Harbourfront, Toronto, Ont.

Improve your ability to work with clients who are considering life changes to better their health.

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Healthy Work Environment Forum

Dec. 6-8, 2017, Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ont.

Learn healthy work environment strategies that benefit health-care team members and patients.

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

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