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The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is gathering feedback from Canadian nurses on ways to enhance nursing intra-professional collaboration.
Please take 15 minutes to participate in our online survey. This is the first of two surveys that will help CNA determine strategies and priorities to support intra-professional practice. In the second survey, you will be asked to rank or prioritize key items identified in the first survey.
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The Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses would like to thank Connect Medical Legal Experts for providing CAMSN members with access to all four articles in a series exploring the most common nursing negligence issues in Canada. These articles can also be found under the Education Corner tab.
1 – Miscommunication the Leading Cause of Malpractice Lawsuits Against Nurses
2 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Assessment
3 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Medication Errors
4 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Infection Control and Equipment Errors
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.
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
Connect Medical Legal Experts
Since 2001, Connect 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.
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Registration for CAMSN’s 2018 Conference, Medical-Surgical Nursing: It’s Getting Complicated, is NOW OPEN.
June 7th & 8th, 2018 – 0730-1630
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, Ottawa, ON
$250+GST for Healthcare Professionals
$120+GST for Students (proof of student status required)
Single Day (Thursday or Friday):
*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.
Please share the conference poster with your nursing colleagues.
Attached is CAMSN’s February Newsletter.
CAMSN Newsletter Feb 2018
Have you ever thought about obtaining your CNA certification medical-surgical nursing? January 28th – February 3rd is CNA Certification Discovery week!
The CNA Certification program offers the only nationally recognized nursing specialty credential. Certified nurses are committed to an advanced standard of professional competence directly correlated with improved patient outcomes.
“Obtaining my medical-surgical certification through the Canadian Nurses’ Association has been one of the biggest milestones of my career. The credential of being a certified medical-surgical nurse has helped me to establish greater trust with my patients and colleagues. Doing CNA certification is a journey in which you end up feeling validated in your knowledge and more confident as a practitioner. My medical-surgical certification has benefited me in my roles as a staff nurse, educator, and researcher. I am proud to now be of the five medical-surgical certification nurse mentors in Canada and I hope to help others benefit from certification as well.”
– Laura Vogelsang, RN, PhD(C), CMSN(C), CCNE(C)
CASMN has been notified that some of our members have received suspicious e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, email@example.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.
“I chose to obtain CNA Certification to challenge myself. I found that making the commitment to write the exam was the hardest part. The actual studying for the exam was invigorating. When I renewed by continuous learning, I was surprised how quickly the hours accumulated. It was an incentive for me to attend grand rounds at the hospital and a conference every year, which were stimulating and proved to be great networking. I highly recommend challenging yourselves!”
Brenda Lane, RN, MN, CMSN(C)
President, Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses
Did you know over 460 medical-surgical RNs across Canada now have their national CMSN(C) certification designation?
British Columbia………………… 36
New Brunswick…………………. 13
Newfoundland & Labrador…….. 30
Nova Scotia…………………….. 29
Northwest Territories……………. 6
Prince Edward Island…………… 21
What distinguishes CNA-certified nurses
• Advanced clinical expertise with a commitment to lifelong learning
• Recognized specialty knowledge, authenticated by national standards
• Dedication to evidence-based care and patient safety
What employers of certified nurses are saying about certification
• Confirms an RN’s enhanced competency and specialized knowledge
• Helps to recruit and retain the best nurses
• Fosters safe, high-quality care and raises the entire education culture
Window to renew by continuous learning for 2017 is still open – deadline is November 30th.
Note: Once CNA certified, your CMSN(C) credential is valid for a five-year term.