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Registration for CAMSN’s 2018 Conference, Medical-Surgical Nursing: It’s Getting Complicated, is NOW OPEN.

REGISTER NOW

June 7th & 8th, 2018 – 0730-1630
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, Ottawa, ON

Full Conference:
$250+GST for Healthcare Professionals
$120+GST for Students (proof of student status required)
Single Day (Thursday or Friday):
$150+GST
*Registration costs include an exceptionally delicious breakfast & lunch*

A Conference Poster will soon be available for you to share with your nursing colleagues.

2018 CAMSN Conference

Registration will soon open for CAMSN’s 2018 Conference,
Medical-Surgical Nursing: It’s Getting Complicated

June 7th & 8th, 2018 – 0730-1630
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, Ottawa, ON

Full Conference:
$250+GST for Healthcare Professionals
$120+GST for Students (proof of student status required)
Single Day (Thursday or Friday):
$150+GST
*Registration costs include an exceptionally delicious breakfast & lunch*

Rooms have been reserved for registrants at the Hampton Inn (100 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON). Rooms will be held until May 6th – to book yours, call 1-866-238-4218 and tell them you are with CAMSN. Rates are $135/night for single and $145/night for double.

From Sepsis, Heart Failure, and Wound Care, to Medical Marijuana and MAID. Join us for two days of invaluable learning.

*Registration link will be added as soon as it is available.*

Legal Issues in Nursing; Assessment

The second of a series of four articles on the 5 most common allegations associated with nursing negligence lawsuits has been posted! Read the article here. Future articles will be posted in January and February. Continue to watch for opportunities to participate in valuable discussion questions and the chance to win some prizes! 

This article was written by Chris Rokosh RN, PNC(C), Legal Nurse Consultant and president of Connect Medical Legal Experts. Chris is a popular speaker on legal issues in nursing across Canada and the US. Chris Rokosh has recently published a book titled, “Shift. Change. Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge.” It is now available for purchase at http://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/shift-change

Common Nursing Negligence Issues in Canada

The Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses is pleased to be partnering up with Connect Medical Legal Experts to provide CAMSN members with access to all four articles in a series exploring the most common nursing negligence issues in Canada. Visit the Education Corner to read the first of these articles!! Future articles will be posted to the Education Corner in December, January and February. Watch for opportunities to participate in valuable discussion questions and the chance to win some prizes!

Chris Rokosh is a popular speaker on medical legal issues in nursing across Canada and the U.S. She is an RN and founder of Connect Medical Legal Experts, a Calgary-based leader in Expert Witness Services, with a database of hundreds of medical, nursing and cost of future care experts across the country.

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Connect Medical Legal Experts
Since 2001Connect Medical Legal Experts has been a bridge between the Medical and Legal worlds, providing healthcare expertise to lawyers and medical legal education to healthcare.

Our mission is to openly share medical legal knowledge and expertise, with a goal of improving healthcare and legal outcomes.
Our vision is to positively impact healthcare by creating mutually beneficial relationships between healthcare and law. This vision drives us to serve tirelessly, with great passion and unscrupulous integrity.

A Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) is a licensed, registered nurse who performs a critical analysis of clinical and administrative nursing practice, healthcare facts and issues and their outcomes for the legal and healthcare professions. For more information on LNC or if you’re interested in getting involved with Connect Medical Legal Experts, visit https://www.connectmlx.com/contact-us

Suspicious E-mails

CASMN has been notified that some of our members have received suspicious e-mails from camsnexecutives@gmail.com. Unfortunately, camsnexecutives@gmail.com has been compromised. Please do not respond to the e-mails or click on any links provided. We are in the process of fixing this issue and creating a better strategy for delivering the quarterly newsletters to our valued members. Due to our concerns regarding the gmail account, the November newsletter will not be e-mailed to members. It will be posted to the website as well as CAMSN’s official Facebook page.

If you need to contact a CAMSN executive member, please visit https://medsurgnurse.ca/ for contact information.

CAMSN would like to reassure CAMSN members that this account was only used to send out the quarterly newsletters and contained no member information other than e-mail addresses.