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Innovation

Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic

Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic by Ingrid See, RN A legacy. Something that will benefit patients and families who are living at home with a life limiting illness." These were the thoughts of Erica Chan, daughter of Nancy Chan, and a member of a prominent Vancouver family who has made significant donations throughout the city to support arts, healthcare, and education. When Erica approached the Vancouver… Read More »Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic

Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses

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Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses by Clare O’Reilly, RN, RSCN Nursing practice has become more and more complex. Some roles have been more established, and some continue to develop. If you asked a group of nurses about the type of specialties they work in, you would likely hear about the ones that nurses have traditionally practiced in –emergency care, intensive care, maternity, pediatrics, med/surg, and the list… Read More »Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses

Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

When Judy, a registered nurse, moved to B.C. in the late 1990’s, she arrived having taken a foot care course from a Podiatrist in Ontario. In fact, she had been practicing in Ontario as a foot care nurse for 10 years before moving to B.C. On her arrival to register with what was then the RNABC, they told her they had never heard of a foot care nurse working for… Read More »Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

Innovation Series: Developing Education and Practice Support for Skin and Wound Care in Home and Community Care, by Kerstin Lewis, RN

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There are around 800 clinicians in home and community care, of which approximately 550 are RNs and LPNs across the 14 health units in Island Health. Nurses practicing in home and community care are skilled professionals with a wide knowledge base. They care for some of the most complex and diverse patients such as those living with developmental disabilities, individuals with interventional type needs, and those requiring palliative care. While… Read More »Innovation Series: Developing Education and Practice Support for Skin and Wound Care in Home and Community Care, by Kerstin Lewis, RN