Extreme Heat Events Program (McMaster University)

As the summer of 2016 begins and temperatures rise, extreme heat poses a risk for patients and families, as high temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing conditions, or even result in death.

Fortunately, many instances of heat-related illness are preventable. Together with Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership, McMaster University has designed a free, accredited program to give health care providers the training and tools to better prevent and manage heat-related illnesses.

Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis Released

On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The Analysis was conducted by CCRNR, with participation of representatives from 11 of 12 Canadian nursing regulatory bodies (including ARNNL). The Analysis provided an opportunity to engage a number of stakeholders including Canadian administrators, researchers and educators, experts from each stream of NP practice, as well as practicing NPs across Canada.

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