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Nursing knowledge linked to lower mortality rates

Nursing knowledge linked to lower mortality rates “Policy makers are shortchanging Canadians by not providing them with appropriate numbers of experienced nursing professionals,” said Dr. Ginette Lemire Rodger, President of the Canadian Nurses Association, in response to the findings of the first Canadian study linking care provided by registered nurses to reduced mortality rates. The […]

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Liability insurance for RNs

Liability insurance for RNs Gray, Lynne I am a nurse who has agreed to volunteer to provide nursing care at an event. After I said yes to this I began to wonder about my liability coverage and what might happen to me if I am sued for negligence if something goes wrong. Do I have […]

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Role as Camp Nurse Adds New Dimension to Nursing Practice

Role as Camp Nurse Adds New Dimension to Nursing Practice Sorensen, Jean Volunteering as a camp nurse for children can be personally enriching. For the registered nurse undertaking the challenge, it is also an opportunity to enhance one’s nursing practice within a child’s vacation environment. Kathy Martin is a recovery room registered nurse at British […]

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Putting CRNBC’s Practice Environment Guidelines to the test in India

Putting CRNBC’s Practice Environment Guidelines to the test in India Smith, Jaclyn Prior to graduation, a group of nursing students spent several weeks in India where they were given the assignment to use the CRNBC Guidelines for a Quality Practice Environment for Nurses in British Columbia to reflect upon the nature of health care delivery […]

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Meet your public representatives

Meet your public representatives Public representatives are appointed to the RNABC Board of Directors by the provincial government. They provide a consumer or public viewpoint to the Board and communicate the Board’s policies and decisions to the public. As well, they often sit on RNABC committees. Sandra Collyer is an elementary school administrator in Surrey. […]

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Nursing leadership and quality care

RNABC policy statement: Nursing leadership and quality care NURSING LEADERSHIP Nursing leadership, in all areas of practice and at all levels in health care organizations, is essential to ensure quality care. Nurses in clinical practice demonstrate leadership as they work collaboratively with their clients’ and members of the interdisciplinary team to enhance clients’ health and […]

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Lessons learned

Lessons learned Brunke, Laurel For some time I’ve been wondering about the possible impact of different organizational structures on patient care, nurses and nursing. Tragically, it seems that some answers are emerging from the longest inquest ever held in Canadian history – an inquest in which more than 80 witnesses testified during 285 days of […]

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Professional accountability

Professional accountability Brunke, Laurel When was the last time you talked to nurses outside your agency or your own community? Do you remember being struck by how much you had in common even though their area of practice or job might have been very different from yours? It never fails to amaze, delight and sometimes […]

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Applying for RNABC registration

Applying for RNABC registration RNABC has seen a dramatic increase in the number of applications for registration over the past two years. While the process for registration is straight forward, several critical pieces of information must be supplied before an applicant can be registered to work as a registered nurse in British Columbia. RNABC is […]

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Is the food guide racist? The problem of lactose intolerance–even when it comes to bones, the facts aren’t always black and white

Is the food guide racist? The problem of lactose intolerance–even when it comes to bones, the facts aren’t always black and white MacDonald, Helen Bishop Have you heard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)? They’ve been waging a campaign to have the category “milk and milk products” removed from the food guide due […]