Provincial Council held a workshop in September 2019, with the goal to update the strategic direction of the organization. Council, along with CARNA senior staff spent a day reviewing each draft strategic direction, as proposed. The meeting resulted in feedback and discussion. Subsequently, staff have summarized the draft strategic directions based on feedback from Council. CARNA has updated its Strategic Directions following approval from the latest Provincial Council meeting. View the strategic directions for more information on CARNA's future.
Provincial councillors learned how to better understand Indigenous health through a presentation and walk-through of our new educational course “Stronger Together”. The course focuses on increasing knowledge of Indigenous people, and promotes nursing care that is compassionate and trauma-informed towards Indigenous peoples in Alberta.
Provincial Council approved revisions to the CARNA Bylaws for consultation, related to the publication of professional conduct decisions about former members and the facilitation of professional conduct processes. The Bylaws will be distributed to members and key stakeholders for a period of 60 days (January 13 to March 13, 2020). Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated and presented to Provincial Council for approval at the March 2020 Council meeting.
Incorporating Primary Health Care into Practice: An Approach to Improve Health (2020)
This revised document replaces the position statement Primary Health Care: Position Statement (2008). It supports primary health care as a philosophy and approach, best suited for providing equitable and accessible health care. Revisions to the document describe the components of primary health care; highlight the role of regulated members; and incorporate the commitment of primary health care from the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and Canadian Nurses Association.
This revised document replaces Professional Boundaries for Registered Nurses: Guidelines for the Nurse-Client Relationship (2011). It provides guidelines for professional boundaries that result in a therapeutic relationship between a nurse and a client. The purpose of this document is to define professional boundaries for the nurse, outline expectations for appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients, and identify the actions to take when a colleague is exhibiting signs of a boundary violation.
This new document provides detailed guidance and advice on meeting employer support requirements for RN prescribing authorization, the list of specific clinical practice areas where RN prescribing will be approved, the list of identified diagnostic tests that may be included in a clinical support tool outlined in Appendix A, and guidance on the requirements for follow up when diagnostic tests are used with the RN prescribing process. This document is a companion to the standards document: Registered Nurse Prescribing Schedule 1 Drugs and Ordering Diagnostic Tests: Requirements and Standards (2019).
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