Category: Nursing

Trauma, turmoil experienced by central-Southwestern Ontario RPNs focus of poll

Today several RPNs working at central-southwestern Ontario hospitals spoke openly about their pandemic experiences. Their personal stories of emotional and physical exhaustion, anguish over adequate patient care and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic are also reflected in the findings of an OCHU/CUPE poll of 200 Guelph and Stratford hospital RPNs.

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Briefing Note for RPNs –
Government Order re: Regulated Health Professionals

On April 21, 2021 in response to the collapsing healthcare infrastructure in Ontario during the devastating third wave of the pandemic, the government issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the “Order”), that effectively authorized any regulated healthcare professional to provide forms of medical care in hospitals that is not normally within their scope of practice. The Order applies to all regulated health professionals in Ontario as well as health professionals licensed to practice in other Canadian provinces.

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