August Newsletter

Attached is CAMSN’s August Newsletter.

CAMSN Newsletter August 2018


2018 CAMSN Conference Sponsors

CAMSN would like to recognize the following sponsors of the 2018 conference:

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CNA’s Intra-Professional Collaboration Survey

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.

Your responses are confidential and will not be connected to you in any way.

Please complete the survey and have your voice heard:

Canadian Nurses Association
613-237-2159 Ext. 229 | 1-800-361-8404
50 Driveway, Ottawa, ON K2P 1E2 | | |

Common Nursing Negligence Issues in Canada

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:


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

CNA Certification Discovery Week 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)

Suspicious E-mails

CASMN has been notified that some of our members have received suspicious e-mails from Unfortunately, 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 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.