Friday, November 25, 2011
This year's Family Practice Nurses Conference will be on May 4 and 5, 2012 at the Hilton Toronto Airport hotel.
The theme of the Conference, ‘Womb to Tomb’; is intended to create a forum for Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners (RNEC), Registered Practical Nurses and students in Ontario to present their research and ideas, participate in continuing education, present innovative programs they are involved with in their workplace and to network and dialogue for the future.
The call for abstracts due date has been extended to Friday December, 9th 2011. We encourage you to send your presentation ideas in ASAP.
Contact Meaghan Kehl for more infomation.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
If you or someone you knows is stressed about money, be reassured that you are not alone. About 45 per cent of Canadians report that money is a major source of stress in their life. Click here to read an interesting article on money and stress.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Life’s busy. Finding an hour a day to work out can seem daunting in the midst of a hectic schedule. Click here for a sample schedule of how to incorporate 150 minutes of aerobic, strengthening and stretching exercises into your work week so you’re getting active.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Family Practice Nursing certificate program at George Brown College prepares the RN to provide comprehensive care to individuals and families across the lifespan within family health team/primary care contexts and settings. Click here to read an article about some of the participants in the programs that was featured in the Toronto Sun recently.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE) believes that it is very timely to evaluate the educational needs of health care professionals who provide vaccines. Such individuals are identified in survey after survey as the most trusted source of information and advice by the general public. That being the case, how well prepared are current vaccine providers/advisors to educate patients about new vaccines? How do physicians and other healthcare professionals learn about new vaccines and immunization programs?
The attached survey can be completed on line https://survey.cfri.ca/index.php?survey_code=7851a6fc&login=1
Many thx in advance for your help in this important survey.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is requesting proposals from interested and eligaible health care organizations located in Ontario to work in collaboration with RNAO as part of the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) initiative. Funding for this initiative has been porvided by the Government of Ontario.
RNAO is recognized for its regorous Best Practice Guidelne Development Program and its successful guideline implementation intitatives.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Clilck here to read the Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2011: Youth and Young Adults - Life in Transition, tabled in Parliament on October 24, 2011.
The report focuses on the state of health and well-being of Canada’s youth (aged 12 to 19 years) and young adults (aged 20 to 29 years). The report highlights this period of the life course, since it is a time of significant transition where many lifelong attitudes and behaviours are established, setting the stage for future health and well-being. The report also considers many health issues affecting this population, such as physical and mental health, injury, sexual and reproductive health, and substance use and abuse.
While a printed copy of the report is forthcoming, you may wish to visit http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cphorsphc-respcacsp/index-eng.php to read the report. To request additional printed copies, please send an e-mail to CPHO_Report-Rapport_ACSP@phac-aspc.gc.ca.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Exerpt taken from: TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Now more than ever nurses are needed to help smokers quit. The latest numbers from Health Canada show that 17 per cent of Canadians or about five million people age 15 years or older are still smokers.
Research shows that health professionals who spark a conversation with smokers about their tobacco use and dependence can influence healthy decisions. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) National Smoking Cessation (SC) Initiative is making a difference by expanding its network of 1,568 SC Champions who are equipped to use firm and effective quit-smoking strategies with their clients and families.
This fall and winter, the RNAO is offering a series of free workshops across the country that will provide nurses and other health-care professionals with evidence-based strategies and tools to intervene and support smokers in their decision to butt out.
The goal is to educate a total of 2,500 nurses and other health-care professionals in smoking cessation strategies by the end of 2012. Media are invited to attend the workshops and glean best practice knowledge around effective quitting strategies.
Statistics show that smoking rates are down one per cent in 2010 compared to the year before, and are at their lowest amount recorded according to data from Health Canada.
"We know 37,000 people die each year from tobacco smoke so we can't run the risk of becoming complacent in our efforts to reduce the prevalence of smoking even though the numbers are down slightly. One in five Canadians is still smoking and our goal is to get that number even lower," says Irmajean Bajnok, a registered nurse with RNAO in Toronto. "We need to build on the success of key intervention strategies, including the critical role nurses play."
Amanda Reid, a community health nurse with Central Health in Gander, Nfld., and a member of the National SC Initiative says, "nurses are in an excellent position to address tobacco use with clients. We're often the first point of contact with clients accessing health-care services. We work in community centres, hospitals, and even clients' homes. We are experienced in teaching, and we are in excellent, trusted positions to get the message across."
She adds that just a few words, tailored for the right person in the right situation, by a nurse can get smokers thinking about quitting. "We can be a source of information and support. And, at the very least, nurses ensure smokers are informed about the health choices they need to make."
National Smoking Cessation Initiative Workshop Dates:
• •Tuesday, Oct 25: Gander, Newfoundland - Albatross Hotel, 114 Trans Canada Highway. ROOM: Salon A
• •Thursday, Oct 27: Gander, Newfoundland - Albatross Hotel, 114 Trans Canada Highway. ROOM: Salon A
• •Monday, Nov 14: Campbellton, New Brunswick - Howard Johnson, 157 Water Street
• •Wednesday, Nov 16: Moncton, New Brunswick - Delta Beauséjour, 750 Main Street
• •Friday, Nov 18: Fredericton, New Brunswick - Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen Street. ROOM: Petitcodiac
• •Saturday, Nov 19: Fredericton, New Brunswick - Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen Street. ROOM: Petitcodiac
• •Tuesday, Nov 22: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport, 1800 Wellington Avenue. ROOM: Stevenson Ballroom C
• •Wednesday, Nov 23: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport, 1800 Wellington Avenue. ROOM: Stevenson Ballroom C
• •Monday, Dec 5: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, 24 Fairford St. E. ROOM: Salon A
• •Tuesday, Dec 6: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, 24 Fairford St. E. ROOM: Mezzanine E & F
• •Monday, Dec 12: Montreal, Quebec - Intercontinental Montreal, 360 Saint-Antoine Ouest. ROOM: Salon St-Jacques
• •Tuesday, Dec 13: Montreal, Quebec - Intercontinental Montreal, 360 Saint-Antoine Ouest. ROOM: Salon St-Jacques
RNAO's National Smoking Cessation Initiative is a program funded by Health Canada's Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. The goal of the program is to build and strengthen the capacity of nurses by helping them integrate evidence-based smoking cessation strategies into their daily practice. The initiative is based on RNAO's successful Ontario-based Smoking Cessation Best Practice Initiative, which is funded by the province's Ministry of Health Promotion & Sport. Visit www.TobaccofreeRNAO.ca for more information.
RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.
For further information:
For more information or to arrange an interview with a nurse, please contact:
Director of Communications
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Registered Nurse and Manager of RNAO's National Smoking Cessation Initiative
Administrative Assistant, RNAO's National Smoking Cessation Initiative
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The discussion forum on our website is now up and running. Click on the login tab and then create your own username and password. The forum will be a great place to ask questions or share resources/information with other nurses in family practice/primary care. Click here to contact the website administrator if you have questions about how to use the forum.
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