WeRPN welcomes Recommendations on Resident Safety
The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) is committed to supporting excellence in healthcare. Today, RPNAO was very encouraged by the release of the Long Term Care Home Public Inquiry Final Report and the recommended actions put forward by Commissioner Gillese.
Don’t be distracted by intra-professional squabbling
More than anyone else, patients and their families know the expertise, skill and compassion Registered Practical Nurses bring to the bedside every single day. RPNs are at the heart of any care team, working closely and collaboratively with other nurses, personal support workers, allied health professionals, and doctors.
A time for change in Ontario’s Long-Term Care system
The Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System has a mandate is to inquire into the circumstances that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a former Registered Nurse, to commit eight murders, four attempted murders, and two aggravated assaults while working in Ontario’s long-term care homes.