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The revised guideline for MERS-CoV is now available on the gc.ca website. (Updated February 2016)

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Acute Care Settings

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/accute-care-settings-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-respiratoire-moyen-orient-etablissements-soins-actifs/index-eng.php


Registered Nurse, Return-to-Work Specialist
WorkSafeBC

Are you a registered nurse with an interest in occupational health? We have nurse, return-to-work specialist positions available in various locations in British Columbia.

As a registered nurse, return-to-work specialist with WorkSafeBC, you’ll make a difference in the lives of working people all over British Columbia. You’ll partner with workers, employers, health care practitioners, and others to help people who were injured at work return to work safely and regain quality of life. And you'll have a flexible Monday-to-Friday work schedule that works for you and your clients.

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Thousands have been forced from their homes. Help communities impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfire by donating to the red cross:  https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?&ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50639


The Canadian Standards Association is pleased to announce that the draft new edition of Z317.13 Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilitiesis now at the Public Review stage. This standard was first published in 2003, and since then it has become an essential tool for defining the preventive measures needed to protect patients, staff, and visitors from disease transmission and other health problems that can occur during the construction, renovation, or maintenance of health care facilities.
The draft can be accessed on the CSA Public Review site at the following link: http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/1997. New users of the site will need do a very basic registration (i.e. providing a valid email address) in order to access and comment on the draft. CSA is asking that all comments be sent by June 20thso they can be received and processed in time for the upcoming subcommittee review on June 24th

For anyone involved in infection control, or who is building, renovating, or maintaining health care facilities, this is a great opportunity to take part in the ongoing improvement of this very influential standard. We look forward to your input!


CNA Extends Deadline for specialty certification exams

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Congratulations Roxanne McKendry, Past President of COHNA-ACIIST, on winning the 2015 Safety Leader of the Year award, presented by Canadian Occupational Safety.

Roxanne is featured in the December/January 2016 digital edition of Canadian Occupational Safety. Click here to read the article "A Nurse's Touch".


The program is now open: De-Stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness: Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

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Check out our resources page for information and links regarding the Ebola Virus Disease




COHNA Background

Occupational Health Nurses from across Canada have been meeting informally since 1980. The current association now known as COHNA was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1994.

Mission Statement
The Canadian Association for Occupational Health Nurses is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of occupational health nursing and advancing health, wellness and safety practices in the workplace by:
 

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