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CBC News (Oct 16):Yukon nurse shortage compromises 'safe, competent and ethical care,' says YRNA

Created on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) has weighed in on the territory's rural nurse shortage, saying a nurse's workload should not increase just because there are vacant jobs. Last week, a petition ...

Business Insider (October 10): Nurses Know: Better Care Starts Here

Created on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Nurses know that better care for our hospital, long-term care and home care patients starts with more front-line Registered Nurses (RNs) and health-care professionals; ...

CBC News (October 10): Strain of balancing ER demand with capacity leads to ambulance offload delays

Created on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... a sick person in the hallway, but also knowing there's a sick person in our beds. And which one do we move? How do we get them in quicker?" he said. "That's what our nurses, our paramedics ...

CBC PEI (October 04): 'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  "We are extremely shorthanded and that job cannot be done by nurse practitioners nor can it be done by psychologists."  This could include someone who turns up at an emergency room with ...

TVO (October 04): Ontario’s ‘entertainment ultrasound’ clinics will remain unregulated for now

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Problems can arise, though, if sonographers fail to properly capture an image, leaving the doctor, midwife, or nurse practitioner who ordered the sonogram with incomplete information. The safety of the ...

Yukon Government (Sept 27): Government of Yukon takes steps towards regulated midwifery in Yukon

Created on Friday, 29 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Association of Yukon, Yukon Hospital Corporation, Yukon Medical Association, Yukon Registered Nurses Association and a rural member of the public. It will be co-chaired by representatives from the Government ...

National Post (Aug 25): A 'huge problem’: Over half of Ontario's neonatal ICUs closed to new patient

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... level-three nurseries?” asked MacDonald, a pediatrician who serves a trio of hospitals in the fast-growing Halton region west of Toronto. “We don’t have the beds.” The shortage of space in neonatal intensive-care ...

Better Home Care in Canada: A National Action Plan

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in HHR/Reports

... Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada worked together to develop Better Home Care : A National Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to advance this priority  ...

Healio Rheumatology (Aug 2017): Advancing Standards of Care in Pediatric Rheumatology

Created on Friday, 18 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... uses. All of this points to suboptimal patient outcomes. “A problem is the current rheumatology workforce shortage,” Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN, CPNP, pediatric rheumatology nurse practitioner ...

Ontario Nurses' Association (AUG 17): Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

BROCKVILLE – Following the levy of a $75,000 fine against the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for failing to reassess the risk of violence after a registered nurse was repeatedly stabbed and critically ...

CBC (Aug 17): Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... is looking at medical school. "We're learning about all kinds of different positions from paramedics to radiologists and the nurses and everyone in between." Kavanagh says it's a rare chance to see ...

OPSEU (Aug 11): Linking care with security: The Leadership Table and Waypoint

Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... from violence on the job. OPSEU also participated on three of four working groups. “Two days ago, at Waypoint Centre, a violent patient assaulted three nurses, putting all of them in the hospital,” said ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... who earn $15 an hour, are hired by individual doctors at the Queensway Carleton and other Ottawa hospitals. Their ranks include medical students, students planning to become nurses and psychologists, and ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  The CCS is open to both clinicians (doctors and nurse practitioners) and the public, allowing patients to self-refer if they are interested in finding out about MAID as an option for their end-of-life ...

CTV news (Aug 09): Doctors highlight chronic health-care shortages in Ontario's northern communities

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... area. That way, even if a doctor is not available, patients can still see a nurse or another health care professional, she said. The Health Quality Ontario report found that most of the health-care “inequities” ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 03): House calls on the rise in Ontario

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... specialists “see” more home-bound patients, by using paramedics or nurse practitioners to perform monitoring, exams and tests while connected with family physicians or specialists to provide guidance and ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... nurses, and the lowest ratio of psychologists.”[264] Kathy Kishiqueb noted that continuous staff turnover affects the continuity of health care and presents difficulties for First Nations, “Clients who ...

CNA (July 18) 150 Nurses of Canada!

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Nurses have been foundational to health-care delivery and improvement for centuries. To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, CNA is pleased to recognize some of those who continue to pioneer health ...

Ottawa Citizen (July, 19): Personal support workers in Ontario lack oversight of most ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... demonstrated … widespread support, willingness or likelihood of compliance with regulation.” The advisory council also noted that the profession is largely overseen and directed by nurses, who are regulated ...

CBC News (July 11): 'No one is really doing anything': Frustrations mount over rural ER closures

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... locum program anymore and there's no one actually trying to provide this," said Smith-McCrossin, who is also a registered nurse. She expressed concern that people in charge of staffing these areas aren't ...

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