CT Scanning Campaign - Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL

Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL are welcoming the New Year with a new campaign about the harms and benefits of CT Scanning.
They want patients to talk to their healthcare provider about whether a CT Scan is really necessary and understand the risks associated with unnecessary scanning. To help healthcare providers have the conversation, they have developed the following materials: 

Call for Nominations for ARNNL Council

Would you like to contribute to the decisions that govern your professional association and learn more about our regulatory and policy roles? Run for a position on Council, or nominate an RN you feel has the potential to make a valuable contribution to the profession.

Available positions in 2018:

  • President Elect
  • Central Region Councillor
  • Labrador/Grenfell Region Councillor
  • Education/Research Councillor
  • Administration Councillor

To be a candidate for election you must:

Call for Resolutions to the 2018 Annual Meeting

Resolutions are an important way that members of ARNNL can raise issues for discussion by colleagues at the ARNNL Annual Meeting, and call for action by the elected representatives.  Resolutions may be submitted by groups or individual ARNNL members.  Resolutions can be submitted by mail, fax or email.  View ARNNL guidelines on submission of resolutionsThe deadline for submission of resolutions is May 8, 2018.

Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL's Antibiotics Campaign

Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL’s antibiotics campaign continues with a new video to raise awareness about antibiotics overuse: this week, we’re busting the myth that if you’re still sick after a week, you need antibiotics.  

Check it out here, along with all our other tools to help you talk to your patients about antibiotics use.

Thank you for helping spread the word and start the conversation!  

CNA Position Statement Consultation

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), has revised CNA’s position statements, Harm Reduction (2012), Patient Safety (2009), and Promoting Cultural Competence in Nursing (2010).
As an important stakeholder, they are seeking your perspectives and advice to ensure that the content of these position statements reflects current themes and priorities.
Here are the links to the surveys where you can provide feedback:
• Harm Reduction

Change in NP Scope of Practice - Prescribing Suboxone and Methadone

On October 20th, 2017, ARNNL Council approved a change in the scope of NP practice and designated Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) and Methadone as drugs NPs, who meet the specified practice and education requirements, may prescribe for the treatment of opioid dependence or pain management as deemed appropriate for the specific client. NPs must complete ALL of the identified education and practice requirements to prescribe Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) and Methadone.

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