Education and Professional Development

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 ...


CareWorks for health care workers at Trillium Health Partners
CareWorks for health care workers at Trillium
Health Partners

Health care workers face a range of unique risks to their health and well-being on the job. They may be at increased risk of suffering from burnout or exhaustion, often experience lost-time injuries as well as higher rates of violence ...


eLearning: Cost effective training for geographically diverse staff
eLearning: Cost effective training for geographically
diverse staff

The Saint Elizabeth web-based diabetes education program provides interactive learning and all content is based on current Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Training thousands of health professionals across a diverse geography like Newfoundland and Labrador is no ...


Tapping into workplace culture
Tapping into workplace culture

Like any organization committed to a quality workplace, you need to take the time to gauge how employees feel about the organization in order to nurture an engaged employee community. This is doubly true in healthcare, with its ever-changing landscape, and ...


The attitude of gratitude
The attitude of gratitude

The gratitude wall at one of St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s sites, filled with heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. The gratitude walls were open to all staff, volunteers, patients and visitors during October leading up to Thanksgiving. During the holiday season ...


Capacity building for transformation: A strategic and adaptive challenge for health care leaders
Capacity building for transformation: A strategic and
adaptive challenge for health care leaders

Ted Ball is a Transformation Capacity-Building Coach at Quantum Transformation Technologies. He blogs @ TedBall.com There is lots of rhetoric around about some big event being planned for our health care system called "transformation". At Queen's Park, they even set ...


Mental health educational resources designed for frontline staff
Mental health educational resources designed for
frontline staff

Psychotherapy Essentials to Go contributors, (front row, L to R) Wayne Skinner, Dr. Mark Fefergrad, Carolynne Cooper (back row, L to R) Shelley McMain, Drs. Priya Watson, Paula Ravitz and Bob Maunder. A first-of-its-kind, five-part multimedia book series created by ...


Engaging employees through in-house programs
Engaging employees through in-house programs

Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...


Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity service expansion
Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity
service expansion

Interprofessional relationships and collaboration among the maternity care team at Temiskaming Hospital have led to an expansion of services, including water birth in hospital. Pictured here are members of the maternity care team. Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been ...


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