Happy Nurses Week from CHNC!
Publié surMonday, 11 May, 2020
Community Health Nurses of Canada
Archived Webinar: The revised 2019 community health nursing Standards of Practice: What home health nurses need to know!
Publié surMonday, 20 April, 2020
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The revised 2019 community health nursing Standards of Practice: What home health nurses need to know!
Recorded January 21, 2020
This webinar will provide an overview of the revised 2019 Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model and Standards of Practice, with a particular emphasis on home health nursing (HHN).
With implications across all five domains of community health nursing — including practice, admin/leadership, education, research and policy — this overview of the standards will help you understand how your HHN practice can/does align with the standards. The webinar will provide an overview of the standards themselves, the evidence-based changes made (including intentional language changes), new practice expectations, and the one new standard. Join us for this not-to-be-missed national webinar led by home health nurses involved in the Standards Committee of the Community Health Nurses of Canada.
Normes de pratique des soins infirmiers en santé communauté actualisées en 2019 : ce que doivent savoir les infirmières spécialisées en soins à domicile!
Enregistré le 23 janvier 2020
Ce webinaire donne un aperçu du document Modèle et Normes de pratique professionnelle des soins infirmiers en santé communautaire au Canada actualisé en 2019, qui met particulièrement l’accent sur les soins infirmiers à domicile.
Ayant des incidences sur les cinq domaines des soins infirmiers en santé communautaire – y compris la pratique, l’administration et le leadership, l’éducation, la recherche et les politiques – cet aperçu des normes vous permettra de comprendre comment votre pratique des soins infirmiers à domicile s’harmonise ou peut s’harmoniser avec les normes. Le webinaire fera un survol des normes, des changements apportés qui sont fondés sur des données probantes (comme les changements de langue intentionnels), les nouvelles attentes envers la pratique et la nouvelle norme. Joignez-vous à nous pour assister à ce webinaire national incontournable dirigé par des infirmières en soins à domicile participant au Comité d’élaboration des normes des Infirmières et infirmiers en santé communautaire du Canada.
CHNC Conference Postponed Until 2021
Publié surFriday, 3 April, 2020
CHNC2020 Postponement Notice
Dear CHNC Members,
Publié surFriday, 13 March, 2020
As leaders in community, home health and public health, the Board of Directors of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) has held an emergency meeting and made the difficult decision to postpone our CHNC2020 annual conference, originally scheduled for May 25-27, 2020. The conference will be postponed and will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC at a later date in 2020 (more details to come). We will provide an update with the new conference dates as soon as they are confirmed.
(If you were scheduled to present at CHNC2020, your presentation will be automatically rescheduled and you will receive notice of your new presentation time.)
We have made this decision factoring in the on-going uncertainty around COVID-19 and its potential impacts on the health and safety of the participants, exhibitors, speakers, and the local host community. We also considered that many of the participants and speakers (community health nurses) will need to be working on (or redeployed to) containment and contract tracing during the global outbreak in their multiple roles in their communities and regions in Canada and may have difficulty scheduling travel to a conference in May.
In making our decision, we drew upon the guidance on mass gatherings provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada . Amongst other important considerations, the guidance document asked us to consider, "Are persons attending the event members of critical infrastructure roles, such as healthcare workers?” Furthermore, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia has recently called for large gatherings to be cancelled for the time being. Accordingly, CHNC has undertaken a risk assessment, and for the following reasons made the difficult decision to postpone our conference:
- attendees are healthcare workers with critical infrastructure roles in the COVID-19 response
- conference activities and overnight accommodation could contribute to virus spread during this period
- these times of great uncertainty could be a deterrent to travel and travel authorizations for our delegates
- mass gatherings have been discouraged in British Columbia
We understand some may have already made airline bookings to attend the conference. Air Canada and Westjet are offering some limited opportunities to change flights. If you have trip cancellation insurance, it may cover you in the event of a business meeting postponement; if you did not purchase trip cancellation insurance, we would encourage you to check with your credit card company as you may have coverage through them, depending on the card.
We are most grateful for your understanding, and please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions or concerns.
Cheryl Cusack, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors,
Community Health Nurses of Canada
1. Government of Canada. Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak. 2020-03-07 [cited 2020 March 9, 2020]; Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/
Call for Nominations for Awards for 2020 is Open
Publié surSaturday, 22 February, 2020
Do you know a nurse who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are open for CHNC awards; deadline for submission is March 16, 2020.
To access the criteria and details about the nomination process please log-in to the CHNC website and go to Awards.
Award of Merit
Each year, the Community Health Nurses of Canada offers an Award of Merit to one outstanding nurse for their exemplary, visionary contribution to community health nursing. To be eligible for this award, the community health nurse must be nominated by a current CHNC member. The nomination must have a minimum of one supporter.
Honorary Lifetime Award
Honorary lifetime membership will be awarded to an individual for significant lifetime contributions to the advancement of Community Health Nursing and Community Health Nurses of Canada.
Barbara Mildon Certification Bursary
The purpose of the $500.00 bursary is to provide encouragement and support to an individual(s) pursuing certification and to offset the cost of the initial certification examination. Applicants must have been a member of CHNC for one year prior to application.
Call for Resolutions: CHNC Annual General Meeting 2020
Publié surTuesday, 18 February, 2020
The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 25, 2020 in conjunction with National Community Health Nursing Conference in Richmond, BC (registration opens soon!)
The Annual General Meeting agenda and further details will be posted shortly.
Call for Resolutions
Please submit any resolutions on or before March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time to the Governance Standing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Resolution Guidelines click here.
Call for Nominations: CHNC Board of Directors
Publié surFriday, 24 January, 2020
Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Nominating Committee is seeking experienced, committed, skilled individuals, who are passionate about community health nursing, as nominees for the CHNC Board of Directors to lead CHNC into the future.
The Call for Nominations is for the following Director positions for two-year terms of office beginning at the time of the Annual General Meeting held in conjunction with the National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference, May 25-27, 2020, in Richmond, BC.
- President Elect (4 year term through President Elect-President-Past President)
Provincial and Territorial Representatives
- British Columbia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nunavut; and