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New guideline on safe sleep says back is best for baby
New guideline on safe sleep says back is best for baby

A set of recommendations aimed at creating a safe sleep environment for infants was unveiled in Toronto in February. The recommendations, contained in a clinical practice guideline titled Working with families to promote safe sleep for infants 0-12 months of age, ...

Posted: April 6, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

A story of fire and ice
A story of fire and ice

A patient room in the curling rink. A group of northern nurses had to ‘hurry hard’ to transform a curling rink into a health centre following a devastating fire. A large section of the Moosonee Health Centre was smouldering. The charts ...

Posted: March 4, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!
Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!

Nominate A Nursing Hero! Hospital News' 9th Annual Nursing Hero Awards. Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do ...

Posted: February 27, 2014|Featured, Nursing Pulse|1 comment

Protecting nurses from back injury
Protecting nurses from back injury

Although research points to a need for better policies to protect nurses from back injury, the onus is often on RNs to watch their everyday movements and motions that may lead to long-term pain. Janet Klok’s experience with back injury ...

Posted: February 6, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Declining number of RNs means a weakened health care system
Declining number of RNs means a weakened health
care system

More than 1,500 registered nurses (RN) and nursing students have followed the lead of their professional association and emailed letters of concern to Premier Kathleen Wynne, the province’s minister of health, opposition leaders, and opposition health critics about Ontario’s declining ...

Posted: January 9, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Finding a balance between “hard” and “soft” nursing skills
Finding a balance between “hard” and “soft”
nursing skills

Since becoming president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), I have had the great privilege and opportunity to meet with many nursing colleagues across Ontario and Canada. I have learned from each encounter what works well for nurses, ...

Posted: December 3, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Volunteer RNs at RNAO see equal parts ‘give’ and ‘get’
Volunteer RNs at RNAO see equal parts ‘give’
and ‘get’

Emily Monaco, Joyce Tsui, Christina Moldovan and Cathie Gernaey are executive network officers (ENO) for their chapters or interest groups within the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). They are among the more than 300 ENOs who play an instrumental ...

Posted: November 19, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Trauma of SARS helps RN see that nursing is a true calling
Trauma of SARS helps RN see that nursing is a
true calling

Ten years ago, Saverina Sanchez was ready to quit nursing for good. Today, she’s a clinical manager and has her baccalaureate as well as her master’s degree in nursing, all thanks to the strength she was able to build during ...

Posted: October 10, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Celebrating a decade of evidence-based care
Celebrating a decade of evidence-based care

On the 10th anniversary of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) initiative, nurses share their successes implementing evidence-based guidelines into daily practice. Gordon’s* foot ulcer was just not healing. The toonie-sized wound, located below the ...

Posted: August 7, 2013|Columns, Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Nursing order sets standardize care across sectors, geographical areas
Nursing order sets standardize care across sectors,
geographical areas

For decades, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been helping nurses provide the best care possible to their patients or clients. RNAO reviews the latest research evidence on nursing interventions that produce the highest quality health outcomes, and ...

Posted: July 4, 2013|Columns, Nursing Pulse|0 comments

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