Of the Winnipeg Health Region's 28,000 employees, about 8,000 of them are nurses. With over 200 health services, facilities and programs (including community hospitals, long term health care centres, personal care homes and community health offices), nurses are working in a variety of capacities - direct care, education, research and in administration . . . READ MORE


The Winter 2017 Open Letter to Nurses is now available!

Lori's Links Practice Clinical Education
Research Leadership Students/Becoming a Nurse
Nursing Here Nursing Informatics Websites to Visit

New Grad Day for Nurses 2017

January 20th, 2017

Registration is now open!

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Registration Instructions

Transform Conference

Leadership event for healthcare providers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Early-bird Registration - $129
After January 15, 2017 - $149

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Information & Registration: www.sycamorecare.ca    

 

 

Learning Module: De-stigmatizing Practices & Mental Illness

As health care professionals we are responsible for the care and safety of our patients, which also includes advocating on their behalf.  As an advocate, you have the unique opportunity to help address the stigma associated with mental illness.  By completing this educational opportunity, you learn more about mental illness from a patient's perspective.  Click here to access the module (approx. 1.5-2 hours to complete).

Thank you, nurses

Every year, national nursing week offers the chance to celebrate the role of nursing in health care delivery and building health and wellness for individuals and communities. While nursing week always includes May 12th - Florence Nightingale's birthday - this year, it starts on May 9th (and runs until May 15th).

Click here for the nursing week landing page

Click here for the thank you video featuring music by Johnny Reid

Click here for the Winnipeg Free Press Nursing Week Insert

And don’t miss nursing moments…

A special thank you to critical care nurses…and from the critical care program
The Winnipeg Region has experienced an influenza outbreak since late February, which is now largely over. While we experienced a lower than average number of Influenza cases this year, the people who did need admission to hospital were more acute, requiring in most cases admission to Critical Care Units many requiring ventilation.

Click here to read Lori Lamont and Jodi Walker Tweed express their gratitude

Resources for nurses
"If you don't have enough time to care, slow down, stop rushing and pay more atteniton. Caring doesn't take any time at all, it happens in magical moments."
- from Time to Care

Click here for resources to support excellent in nursing practice, as well as your health and wellness

Celebrate national mental health week (May 2nd – 8th)
The Region’s Mental Health Promotion team would like to encourage you to take a moment and recognize the importance of mental health and well-being in our daily lives at: work, school, and home.

There are many health benefits when we take care of our mental health and well-being such as, better sleep, improved ability to manage everyday pressures, and more life satisfaction. Want some ideas of how to support your mental health and well-being? Check out these 21 Ways to Enjoy Life More

Click here to find out more about the Region’s mental health promotion

Get engaged and share your thoughts

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Accessibility survey
If you’re one of the nearly 200 people who has already taken 10 minutes to complete the accessibility survey, thank you. Some interesting themes are emerging around accessibility issues in the Region.

If you haven’t taken the survey yet, there’s still time. Please share your thoughts on how we can improve accessibility in the Region. Click here to take the survey

Steps for playing big
If you’ve ever wanted to play bigger, you may be interested in discovering tools to work with fear or quiet self-doubt. Read more

What losing sleep does to your mind
If you’ve ever been tired and cranky after a sleepless night, don’t miss this read…click here

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

Do you need a break?
The modern, pedal-to-the-metal lifestyle produces chronic stress and tension, and related physical and mental health issues. It also crowds out creative pursuits, friendships, recreation, spiritual life, and time for children and mates. Read this piece that advocates we need to take more breaks

Riding the grief rollercoaster

"You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through loss. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches." - Doug Manning

Click here to read more about riding the grief roller coaster
Click here to read about loss on the job

Slow things down

If the pace of your life is feeling overwhelming, it’s time to slow things down and give yourself a moment. Acknowledging tough times, painful emotions and difficult relationships can feel daunting. Science based practices can offer some comfort and peace. Access them here

Any type of loss can result in grief
If you think grief and grieving is only experienced when someone passes, think again. Click here to consider loss and how that might be impacting you

"You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through loss. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches." - Doug Manning

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

Trauma resources

A traumatic event can be a single experience, or enduring repeated events that completely overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved in that experience.

It’s common to feel emotionally overwhelmed after a trauma, so be gentle with yourself and go slow.

Click here for more information about trauma, and helpful resources for recovering from trauma

Click here for more information about trauma recovery

CRNM practice webinars
Check out previous webinars on topics like best practices in documentation, delegating to unregulated care providers, informed consent and more. Access them here

Get the latest info from your regulatory college
We've added a new feature - updates from your regulatory college for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses. Click here to find out the latest info you need to know.

Compassion Project spring programming
Alumni support gatherings
When: May 11th ~ June 8th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
Click here for more info

Pause
When: Mondays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
Click here for more info

Finding clarity & balance in the midst of chaos: mindfulness based stress reduction
When: Tuesdays, May 10th – June 28th
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Click here for more info

World beat
When: Mondays, April 4th – June 27th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Click here for more info

Music & memory online certification program
When: May 17th, 18th & 19th
Time: noon – 1:30 pm
Where: N5061, 431 Taché
Click here for more info
Read more about the program and its potential impact

Mindful self-compassion teacher training
When: May 22nd – 28th
Where: St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre
Click here for more info

Pleine conscience au quotidian
When: Mardis, 24 mai au 21 juin
Time: 12h à 13 h
Where: Salle académique, Université de Saint-Boniface
Click here for more info

Self-compassion and emotional resilience
Featuring: Dr. Kristin Neff
When: September 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Niakwa Country Club
Click here for more info

Cultivating leadership presence through mindfulness
When: October 19th – 23rd
Where: Lakeview Resort, Hecla, Manitoba
Click here for more info

Click here for more info about the Compassion Project
Click here for more info about the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba


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