Education and Professional Development

Transformation of health and safety practices in nursing
Transformation of health and safety practices in the
nursing profession

During the SARS crisis many issues involving occupational health and safety surfaced from N95 respirator availability and applicability, to proper mask-fit testing and use. Photo courtesy of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. The nursing world of work continues to ...


Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario
Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario

Bone density testing is critical, because osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” since bone loss does not have any symptoms, until a fracture occurs. With more than half a million Ontarians affected by osteoporosis, a highly debilitating disease that ...


Preventing patient-on-staff violence
Preventing patient-on-staff violence

A new tool is being created in Ontario to assess workplace environments within mental health facilities to help prevent patient-on-staff violence. The Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) has partnered with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, a ...


Hospital News salutes nursing heroes
Hospital News salutes nursing heroes

Qunyu Li Honourable Mention: Qunyu Li Cardiac Function Clinic, Mackenzie Health Qunyu is an exceptional Nurse Practitioner. She arrived at Mackenzie Health in November 2013 and in a few short months has established herself as a kind, caring and compassionate ...


Congratulations to Nursing Hero Contest winners
Congratulations to Nursing Hero Contest winners

Hospital News congratulates all nominees of the 2014 Nursing Heroes Contest! FIRST PLACE WINNER: Linda Jurincic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is this year's first place winner of the Nursing Heroes Contest. Linda Jurincic, RN CON (C) Odette Cancer Centre,  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. I ...


Home care: A fine balance
Home care: A fine balance

Home care workers balance clinical expertise with strong interpersonal skills to deliver spectacular care in the community. Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home ...


Creating a high performance work culture
Creating a high performance work culture

Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj focuses on fostering transparency as a way to build organizational trust. He may be best known for handing out his personal contact information to staff and patients, inviting them to contact him directly ...


Digital Health Challenge offers up to $1 million in rewards
Digital Health Challenge offers up to $1 million
in rewards

Clinicians who use digital health to connect with their patients and peers, as well as those implementing digital health solutions into their practices, are being encouraged to take part in the e-Connect Impact Challenge. Clinicians who use digital health to ...


The role of the Nurse Practitioner in Ontario
The role of the Nurse Practitioner in Ontario

Claudia Mariano is a Nurse Practitioner in Pickering. While many people believe Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are relatively new to the Ontario health care scene, they have been providing exemplary care to patients for over 40 years. As this year marks ...


Do you know how to call a Code Blue?
Do you know how to call a Code Blue?

Basic Life Support director, Dr. Natalie Wong, instructs M.Sc student, Matthew Common, in CPR. (Photo: Katie Cooper, Medical Media) Everyone across St. Michael’s Hospital – from emergency room nurses to finance staff – has access to some of Canada’s most ...


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