RNAO thanks the government for listening to the voices of nurses and imposing a 28-day partial lockdown for Toronto and Peel region. However, much more was asked of government at the association’s media conference Nov. 13.
Eighteen members of RNAO, including the association’s CEO, will be inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (CAN) this week. They are being recognized among the most accomplished nurses in the country.
The CEO of RNAO and a leading Toronto geriatrician say Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) sector is headed for another disaster similar to the one that swept through nursing homes last spring, unless the government takes immediate steps to secure the health and safety of vulnerable residents and LTC staff.
With high numbers of COVID-19 cases across the province, two prominent nursing leaders are set to check in with nurses virtually to hear the nursing, health-care and health issues they believe should be front and centre during this pandemic
The lives of seniors matter. And nowhere is the demand for action and reform more urgent than in Canada’s long-term care (LTC) homes.
As COVID-19 has demonstrated, residents were largely forgotten as the virus swept through nursing homes during the past 10 months, claiming the lives of more than 5,000 seniors with the majority of those preventable deaths taking place in Ontario and Quebec.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is deeply concerned with a Fall 2020 budget that shows signs of a government tiring of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of a ferocious resurgence, what is needed is a budget that reflects the urgency of our circumstances and the need to protect the health, economic and social well-being of Ontarians – especially those who are most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of this virus.
RNAO is shocked by the lack of urgency in Monday’s announcement from the provincial government that they intend to meet minimum quality care standards in Ontario’s nursing homes by 2025. Urgent action and not an election promise is needed to protect the lives of nursing home residents as the province is now in the grips of a ferocious resurgence of COVID-19. As of Nov. 1, nearly 10 months into the pandemic, 74 nursing homes across the province are again battling COVID-19 outbreaks with insufficient staffing and resources.
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is praising members of provincial parliament for acting unanimously and in the best interests of residents in long-term care (LTC) homes by voting in favour of Bill 13 during a key vote in the Ontario legislature this week.
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario signed an agreement with Hospital del Trabajador, based in Santiago, capital of Chile. Hospital del Trabajador will become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) and will implement the association’s renowned best practice guidelines (BPG) to enhance patient care.
COVID-19 has accelerated access to virtual health care, and people from all walks of life are increasingly expecting their care to include different types of technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI), such as predictive analytics and robotic devices. As this demand grows, a critical question emerges: How will nurses safeguard person-and family-centred compassionate care in this age of AI?