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Archived: October 2008

RNAO Recruiting Stakeholder Reviewers for the

Ostomy Care and Management Guideline

As part of the guideline development process, RNAO is committed to obtaining feedback from nurses working in a wide range of practice settings and roles, knowledgeable administrators and funders of health-care services, and stakeholder groups in Canada and abroad.
Stakeholder reviewers have expertise in the relevant area of the guideline as well as those working within health-care organizations that would be involved in implementing the guidelines or affected by its implementation. For example, staff nurses, nursing students, physicians, allied health, administrative personnel, nurse executives etc.
We are currently recruiting stakeholder reviewers for the Ostomy Care and Management guideline.
The purpose of this best practice guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations related to the assessment and management of people with colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies, including the assessment and management of the peristomal skin.
The Development Panel was launched in January 2008 and guideline development is currently underway. Stakeholder review is anticipated for November 2008.
If you or the members of your interest group are interested in providing the Development Panel with feedback, please fill out the Stakeholder Application located at: www.rnao.org/stakeholder.
Warm regards,
Catherine Wood
Administrative Assistant, RNAO
1-800-268-7199 x204
cwood@rnao.org



Archived: November 2008

Neuroscience Update XVIII

Friday, October 17th 2008
at Stoneridge Inn & Conference Center, London, Ontario

Planned by The Ontario West Chapter Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses


This one-day conference would be of interest to health care professionals working with individuals (adult and pediatric) with neurological impairments in a variety of settings (ER, ICU, neurology / neurosurgery, medicine, rehabilitation, continuing care, community, etc.)

Please note that once again this year we have an early bird fee (deadline September 26, 2008).

Download the registration form and contact information.




Archived: November 2008

A Paediatric Rehabilitation Course for Nurses

March 24 - 26, 2008 OR September 22 - 24, 2008
at Bloorview Kids Rehab

Stepping Stones to Rehabilitation Nursing


Course Description:

This course is designed for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work with children and adolescents who have disabilities and /or chronic illnesses. Nurses who work in acute care, rehabilitation, schools, home and community settings will be presented with up to date information on rehabilitation nursing care of children and adolescents. Your knowledge of current rehabilitation nursing interventions for children with various disabilities will be enhanced.

Download more information and the registration form.




Archived: June 2008

Rehab Education Day, Friday 23 May, 2008

Championing Community Integration

Conference Plus Exhibit Hall & Poster Display

Sponsored By:

Hampton Inn Ottawa & Conference Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Workshop Objectives

This conference focuses on the ultimate goal of Rehabilitation, which is maximizing community integration and participation. Podium and poster presentations will feature best practice and current findings in this area and will highlight some of our “Champions” in this endeavour.

Who Should Attend

All who are involved in the rehabilitation and re-integration of persons with disabilities and other challenges. This includes physicians, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech- language pathologists, recreation therapists, athletic therapists, community support workers, vocational rehab professionals and many more.


This Conference features Paralympic Medal Winners Jason Dunkerley, Bob Lujano & other key speakers & Champions of Integration. Download the complete Rehab Education Day Advance Program and Registration (Acrobat PDF) file. Discount registration fees apply up to April 25th. More details are included in the brochure.




April 2008

2008 OARN Annual General Meeting - Portfolio Reports

The 2008 OARN AGM was held Saturday April 12, 2008. The Portfolio Reports are available below:



2008 OARN Annual General Meeting

The 2008 OARN AGM is being held Saturday April 12, 2008. Registration is free and includes a continental breakfast.

When: Saturday April 12, 2008 from 0900-1100

Where: Hilton Suites , Toronto, Markham Conference Centre & Spa, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON, L6G 1A5

You can find registration details at the RNAO event site.




OARN Call for Nominations 2008-2009

Exciting opportunities exist for you on the OARN Executive. We invite you to be part of the plan for shaping the future of our organization. The President Elect and Co-Director of Communications positions are available. The President-Elect/President/Past-President position is a 3-year position. Other positions require a two year commitment.

For more information please download the OARN call for nominations. The deadline is March 15, 2008.




February 29, 2008, Toronto, ON

Using Research Evidence; Advancing Rehabilitation Practice

Friday, February 29, 2008
123 Queen Street West - Sheraton Centre - Toronto

Program Highlights

A flyer with the program details is attached. Please post for colleagues who do not have email.

Visit http://www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/bpd2008.asp to register. The early registration rate will be extended until February 8, 2008.

We look forward to seeing you at Best Practices Day!



February 22, 2008, Toronto, ON

2008 Annual OARN Nursing Conference

Rehabilitation & Nursing: Partnering Across the Continuum

Calling all OARN Members, Rehab Nursing Professionals and Nursing Students, join us for our exciting 2008 annual conference.

The third annual OARN Nursing Conference will be held Friday, February 22, 2008 at the Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.

This year's program will highlight topics that matter to you:

Call for Posters

The Call for Poster Abstracts is available for download. The deadline for abstract submission for this conference is 4:00 pm EST, January 25 2008.

Program, Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibits

Please download the Conference Program and Registration Form for complete details from the complimentary breakfast to the keynote presentations, exhibits, poster presentations and the concurrent sessions.

Inside you will also find your registration form.

We are offering a wide variety of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to meet the needs of your organization. Details are available in the accompanying downloadable Adobe Acrobat™ (pdf) prospectus.

Inside you will also find your Sponsorship & Exhibitor registration form

For details contact RNAO at 416-599-1925 ext. 227.

www.RNAO.org Events



January 17, 2008 – Oakville, ON

Alzheimer’s

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel Presents

Dr. Michelle Gagnon, M.D.

Head of Geriatrics, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton

Alzheimer’s – Latest Developments in Research & Treatment


Dinner Speaker - Canadian Club of Halton Peel

Thursday, January 17 – Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Road)

Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm

Students $15 Members $30 Non-Members/Guests $40


People today live longer and are active longer than they have ever been. Clinical practice for the geriatrician is focused on the frail elderly who often face multiple and complex health problems. After the age of 70, about one third of the elderly face cognitive problems ranging from memory loss to dementia.

Dr. Michelle Gagnon, M.D., one of only 100 geriatricians in Canada, says,

“At least half the people I see in hospital have dementia. That’s a big risk for discharge. They are continually being re-admitted – not because their disease is worse, but because they forget to take their medication.”

Dr. Michelle Gagnon completed her medical training at McMaster University and fellowships in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in Canada and the US. This was followed by a Masters of Medical Education through the University of Toronto.

Her career is focused on the care of older persons with cognitive impairment and the education of medical students, residents and community physicians. As program director for the residency program at McMaster University, Dr. Gagnon has been honoured for her inspiration to young physicians.

With people living longer these days, we have all been exposed to family members and friends who have been affected by memory loss and dementia. As part of Alzheimer Awareness Month, Dr. Gagnon will discuss developments in the research and treatment of this debilitating disease.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Please join us to hear what the future holds for us and our families and acquaintances who are or may be impacted by this debilitating disease.




Stroke Nursing News - Soins infirmiers de l'AVC

The Stroke Nursing News and Soins infirmiers de l'AVC have been kindly made available by the National Nursing Stroke Council (NNSC). The links open the Acrobat pdf versions of this newsletter.