Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nurse Practitioners, nurse-led clinics

We enjoyed visiting with our NP in Muskoka. The Family Health Team approach is a sensible one. Some seniors do not understand the expertise, but this is a hurdle that will be reduced with education and contact with these wonderful people.

Using RNs to their full scope + evidence = better health care for less money
* Raising the share of  RNs working full-time to 70 per cent by 2015
* Ensuring every Ontarian has access to a primary care provider
* Expanding the capacity of the existing 26 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, and funding 50 new ones
* Ending competitive bidding in home care to ensure service stability for clients
* Strengthening integration of care across the health system
* Improving staffing levels for nursing homes
* Improving mental health and addiction services
* Increasing social assistance rates to reflect actual livings costs
* Building affordable housing
* Ending reliance on coal-fired generators and cancelling plans to build nuclear plants
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In 2007 the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the creation of 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics..

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