Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Action Alert: National standards for long-term care are needed now

COVID-19 swept through long-term care (LTC) homes early, taking the lives of over 5,000 residents across Canada by late May and devastating thousands of family members and loved ones. It continues to break out in LTC homes in many jurisdictions across this country causing preventable deaths and deep grief.
  
These 5,000-plus deaths represented over 80 per cent of all COVID-19-related deaths in Canada. 

Last Updated: 
2020-10-15

National standards for long-term care are needed now


COVID-19 swept through long-term care (LTC) homes early, taking the lives of over 5,000 residents across Canada by late May and devastating thousands of family members and loved ones. It continues to break out in LTC homes in many jurisdictions across this country causing preventable deaths and deep grief.
  
These 5,000-plus deaths represented over 80 per cent of all COVID-19-related deaths in Canada. 

RNAO relieved that Premier Ford engages late, but essential action to lessen spread of COVID-19

Nurses are relieved to hear Premier Ford is taking important steps to lessen the spread of COVID-19, especially in areas where cases counts are especially high, including Toronto, Peel and Ottawa. The government should act fast to add additional regions to these measures, based on the relevant indicators. 

RNAO says Friday’s (Oct. 9) announcement that will come into effect Saturday (Oct. 10) includes closing for 28 days indoor dining in restaurants, bars, casinos, cinemas, and gyms, among other measures announced by the premier.  

Last Updated: 
2020-10-06

Premier Ford and Minister Elliott must STOP further action on CNO council decision to expand RPN scope and refer to the HPRAC

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) made a stunning decision approving a regulation change for the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) scope of practice at its CNO Council meeting on September 17, 2020 that will seriously jeopardize the safety of the public and render the Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) scope of practice identical.

Encourage your workplace to become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Ontario organizations now have the opportunity to join an international community dedicated to making a positive impact on patient/resident care through evidence-based practice.

Last Updated: 
2020-09-01

There is no recovery from COVID-19 without A Just Recovery for All

In a letter sent on August 27, to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, cabinet ministers and federal party leaders, RNAO called for urgent action to tackle long-standing, profound inequities exacerbated by COVID-19. These inequities are now embodied in “A Just Recovery for All” -  the global social movement RNAO has embraced. 

We cannot wait - hire more LTC staff now.

We urge the Minister of Long-Term Care, Merrilee Fullerton, to immediately direct nursing homes to hire personal support workers, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and nurse practitioners ahead of the second wave of COVID-19, which will coincide with the coming Influenza season. 

Join RNAO’s #Maskathon

As we continue to battle COVID-19 in our communities and around the world, we must all play a part in staying safe and healthy. We also have to do all we can to prevent a second wave of this virus. 

That’s why RNAO launched #Maskathon

Last Updated: 
2020-09-01

A Recovery for All Includes Housing for All

With devastating cruelty, COVID-19 has exposed gaping faults in the society and economy we have created for ourselves. Among those faults is homelessness. As Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, puts it: “Housing has become the frontline defense against the coronavirus. Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.”

Prioritize mandatory naloxone training for police

Opioid overdose is an acute and escalating public health crisis in Ontario. Ontario needs all first responders carrying and trained in the use of Naloxone, including police. Urge government House Leader, Paul Calandra, to prioritize passage of Bill 105, the Mandatory Police Training Act, 2019.

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