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CFNA Executive Nominations

February 3rd, 2016

Dear Members, Please see CFNA voting memo attached for upcoming elections. CFNA Nomination email 2016 Ashley Smith, RPN, BScPN, SANE-A, SANE-P Membership Coordinator, Canadian Forensic Nurses Association http://forensicnurse.ca/fn/

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Member Question Regarding Toluidine Blue – Response

February 3rd, 2016

Regina uses toluidine blue dye but not with every patient.  We consider its use a nursing judgment based on history and presentation. Stephanie Carlson, RN, SANE-A, CFN Forensic Nursing Services Regina General Hospital 3C41 1440 – 14th Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0W5 Telephone:  306-766-6486 Fax:  306-766-3426

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Member Question Regarding Toluidine Blue – Reponse

February 3rd, 2016

Dye uptake can be diffuse and does not differentiate between disease and injury.   So may be of little value defining what is recent injury and what is a disease process. Also it is useful if you can photograph before application and post application and most programs do not do photography at this time in Canada.  […]

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Member Question – Response

February 2nd, 2016

Hi Ash. We stopped using the dye about 4.5 years ago in Fraser Health in southern BC. I admit, I no longer remember the reason why, but I’ll check it out and report back. Kirstin Simpson, RN, BN, MN, SANE-A Forensic Nurse Examiner

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Practice Question Put Forward By A Member!!!!

February 2nd, 2016

Hi everyone, I am wondering what everyone’s practice is with Toluidine Dye?  Do you use it?  If so do you use with every case or only when you don’t see injury? Thanks Ash, Please forward your response to me, Kelly at kbranchi@shaw.ca so I can post all responses  

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New Articles & Resources Posted!!!

February 2nd, 2016

New articles and resources have been posted in the Education Forum in the Members Only Section of the CFNA website!!!

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Grounding Trauma – Annual National Conference

January 30th, 2016

Dr. Gabor Maté and CAST Canada May 5 & 6, 2016   – Ottawa, ON   Become More Comfortable and Effective in your work! Along with hearing Dr. Maté speak and answer questions we will have other dynamic presenters and unique processes to help integrate his ideas and move theory into practice in new, creative and […]

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Canadian Nurses Association – NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS AND CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS

January 27th, 2016

Hello Everyone, The Canadian Nurses Association’s annual meeting of members will be held on Monday, June 20, 08:30-17:00, at the Saint John Convention Centre, to coincide with our biennial convention<https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/events/2016-cna-biennial-convention>. The call for resolutions is now open! Resolutions are a great way for you to voice your opinion about which issues CNA should focus on. […]

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TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NURSES THAT CONFRONTS MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

January 11th, 2016

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INVITATION: Invitation_rev5_Dec_23 2015

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50 SCHOLARSHIPS IN SUPPORT OF NURSING EDUCATION

January 11th, 2016

Hello Everyone, The Canadian Nurses Foundation is proud to offer more than 50 scholarships in support of nursing education. Please share this information with your members. These awards have different values, depending on the level or area of practice. The ranges are as follows: *   Baccalaureate – $3,000<http://cnf-fiic.ca/what-we-do/scholarships-and-bursaries/scholarship-types/#b> *   Masters and Nurse Practitioner – $1,000 […]

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