Post Tagged with: "Registered Nurses Association of Ontario"
Declining number of RNs means a weakened health
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 ...
Finding a balance between “hard” and “soft”
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, ...
Volunteer RNs at RNAO see equal parts ‘give’
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 ...
Trauma of SARS helps RN see that nursing is a
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 ...
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 ...
Nursing order sets standardize care across sectors,
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 ...
Nursing and Medical Peer Leadership in Electronic
Medical Record Adoption
There is no denying that health care and technology are coming together in amazing ways. In my 15-yr nursing career, I have seen paper “SOAP” notes turn into spreadsheets, and notepads into personal digital assistants (PDAs). The information technology (IT) ...
Nurses have a unique role to play in the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer. In the November/December 2012 issue of Registered Nurse Journal, the flagship publication of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Melissa Di Costanzo looks at ...
Better health through group care
Nurse practitioners play a vital role in Ontario’s health system. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been advocating for greater recognition of the role, and recently celebrated regulatory changes that allow NPs to discharge hospital in-patients within their ...
RN advocates for our tiniest citizens
Leanne Tyler remembers a time when she worked with newborns in northern Ontario who had been exposed to inhalants such as gas while still in the womb. She observed a shift in the 90s, when the drug of choice was ...
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →