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Osteoporosis Webinars
Published on Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Osteoporosis Canada and Women’s College Hospital have partnered to bring you
an inter-professional and continuing education series to health professionals across
Ontario including Francophone Ontarians.  Improve your knowledge on: emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis.

To learn more or access our archived webinars, visit osteoporosis.ca

November 28 2018
Ostéoporose: qui traiter?
Dr. Marie-Claude Audet
Register: http://bit.ly/2CU M1Is
Presented on GoTO Webinar

November 30, 2018
Preventing Falls for Patients with Neurological Impairment: One Step at a Time
Dr. Cathy Craven
Event #: 92144549
Presented on OTN

Reducing the risk for falls in later life: It takes a village
Dolores Langford
Event #: 83387747
Presented on OTN

North American Refugee Health Conference
Published on Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest refugee health conference of its kind globally and it offers access to recent research and best practices in refugee health. The 2019 conference will be held in Toronto from June 14-16. Themes for this year’s conference will include the Rohingya crisis, Trauma, and Resiliency. Refugee health professionals and experts from related disciplines interested in addressing challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population and self-care for healers are encouraged to attend. For more details and registration information please visit https://www.northamericanrefugeehealth.com.

Introducing the Opioids Clinical Primer
Published on Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

In collaboration with Ontario’s six medical schools, Machealth has launched a new online learning program designed to help Canadain health professionals better understand their role in the management of the ongoing opioid crisis. The program addresses common challenges in the management of chronic pain, with a specific focus on risk reduction when prescribing opioids, as well as a focused look at preventing opioid use disorder and overdoses. 

Our online program, the Opioids Clinical Primer was developed with the goal of reducing opioid-related harms by: 
  • Helping clinicians develop strategies for safer opioid prescribing 
  • Increasing awareness of opioid use disorder and the availability of evidence-based treatment 
  • Facilitating access to naloxone 
  • Educating regarding harm reduction 
This program is entirely free, just like all of Machealth's continued professional development programs. To date, the first two courses in a set of six have launched – but you can look forward to more soon. The fully featured program will include the following courses: 
  1. Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care: Principles of Assessment and Management
  2. Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care with Buprenorphine
  3. Safer Opioid Prescribing Skills
  4. Mental Health, Chronic Pain, and Substance Use: Addressing the Connections
  5. Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain: Moving Beyond Opioids
  6. Treating Opioid Use Disorder: Initiating Buprenorphine in Primary Care, ED and Inpatient Settings
We’re excited to spread the word about this exciting new continued education opportunity for health professionals in Canada. In addition to being a valuable educational experience, every course will be certified for both Mainpro+ and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada MOC credits for continued professional development. 
 
Division of e-Learning Innovation, Faculty of Health Sciences 
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Nursing Explorations 2018 Conference
Published on Monday, 5 November, 2018

Be inspired.

On November 30, join us for the 2018 edition of the
Nursing Explorations Conference:

Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health

Engage on pressing issues facing nurses today, like:

·Advocacy strategies for betterpatient safety

·Nurses' political agency at thelocal, national and global levels

·How nurses canmake a difference in the face ofenvironmental challenges

... and much more. Check out the PROGRAM to learn more.

Don't miss out, REGISTER today!

This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of accredited continuing nursing education by the Office for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University.


 


New Breastfeeding Resources
Published on Thursday, 18 October, 2018

During World Breastfeeding Week in Canada 2018 the Public Health Agency of Canada released Chapter 6: Breastfeeding of theFamily-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines.  The Guidelines are dedicated to improving and creating consistency in maternal and newborn health and to inform evidence based practice across Canada. The aim of the guidelines is to positively impact health from preconception to postpartum, and throughout the life course of children, women and families.

Released are:

·        Chapter 6: Breastfeeding

o  Factsheet: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: Canadian Recommendation and the Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding

o  Infographic: Breastfeeding in Canada

 You can access the PDFs of the chapter and related factsheet/infographic online at:https://www.canada.ca/en/ public-health/services/ maternity-newborn-care- guidelines.html or

https://www.canada.ca/fr/ sante-publique/services/soins- meres-nouveau-ne-lignes- directrices-nationales.html

Over the next two years the Public Health Agency of Canada will be releasing the remaining chapters.

Resources about Cannabis
Published on Friday, 12 October, 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada worked with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to develop poster-sized (11 x17) and postcard-sized (4 x 8.5) information products based on the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) and tailored for health professionals across Canada.
Additionally the Chief Public Health Officer's Health Professional Forum, of which CHNC is a member, released a resource for health professionals' use.
 
Cannabasics - A set of fact sheets on cannabis for health and social service providers. It provides a basic overview of common cannabis plants and products, methods of consumption as well as information to better understand consumption and harm reduction. Each fact sheet is comprised of a high level overview with graphics followed by a detailed overview with links and references.

Cannabases - La présente trousse d’information renferme un ensemble de fiches de renseignements sur le cannabis à l’usager des fournisseurs de services de santé et de services sociaux. Elle présente un aperçu des principaux produits et plantes de cannabis et des méthodes de consommation du cannabis, en plus de fournir de l’information pour mieux comprendre la consommation et la réduction des méfaits. Chaque fiche de renseignements comprend un aperçu de haut niveau accompagné de graphiques et est suivi de renseignements détaillés proposant des liens et des références.

 
 

Starting on October 17, 2018,  the poster and postcard will also be available for download on the Government of Canada webpages dedicated to cannabis public education here:
 English: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/drugs-health-products/cannabis-10-ways-reduce-risks.html
 French: https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-publique/services/publications/medicaments-et-produits-sante/cannabis-10-facons-reduire-risques.html
 
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)has also recently developed a youth LRCUG product (developed by youth for youth) and a LRCUG public brochure for all Canadians. These other products are available for download on the CAMH website now:

 

·        English Youth LRCUG: http://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/guides-and-publications/lrcug-for-youth   (French will be available soon)

 

·        English Brochure: http://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf

 

·        French Brochure: https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-fr.pdf

 

 

In the coming weeks an Evidence Summary of the LRCUG to provide a more detailed reference tool to health professionals will be available.

 

 

CNA has also made resources available for nurses and others.

Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines/Les soins à la mère et au nouveau-né dans une perspective familiale : lignes directrices nationales
Published on Thursday, 21 June, 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the release of Chapters 4: Care during Labour and Birth of the updated Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines. 
 

Annual General Meeting Agenda and Materials Available
Published on Thursday, 24 May, 2018

The agenda and materials for the CHNC 2018 Annual General Meeting are now available for members to review prior to the meeting. Members may log-in to view these materials. 
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Report to Members on Survey Results
Published on Tuesday, 3 April, 2018

Thank you to the many CHNC members who responded to the CHNC Member Survey late in 2017, providing an amazing response rate of 40%.  The report from the survey is now available for you to read on the CHNC website.  

The valuable information learned through the survey will be used to shape the work of CHNC over the next year in particular.  To read the report, please log in.

Thanks again!
 
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Updated Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines
Published on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the first sections in the long-awaited update to Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines.

The Guidelines are dedicated to improving and creating consistency in maternal and newborn health and to inform evidence based practice across Canada. The aim of the guidelines is to positively impact health from preconception to postpartum, and throughout the lifecourse of children, women and... families.

Released today are:
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care in Canada - Underlying Philosophy and Principles (including Factsheet: Principles of Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care)
  • Chapter 2: Preconception Care (including Factsheet: Optimizing Preconception Health and Infographic: Preconception Health)
You can access the PDFs of the chapters and related factsheets/infographics online at: Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines - Canada.ca

Over the next two years the Public Health Agency of Canada will be releasing the remaining chapters. 
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