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Dare I Hope; Let’s Take Step One

Well it’s been a long 7 months since we last entered a “non-essential” store, enjoyed a pint on the patio, and our vaccination rate appears to be turning the pandemic tide. As we dream of vacations out of town, on planes, trains, and into other regions by car there remains […]

Dear Florence

It’s the second Nursing Week with our planet battling a viral enemy COVID-19, here in Ontario we’re in a lock down purgatory. It seems unending, it’s been hitting us hard in the acute care sector, as hospitals scale back elective surgeries and increase ICU capacities. The talking heads (content experts) […]

Lockdown Insights On Critical Care

As April passes with some showers and May is anticipated for flowers we are yet again in the midst of a strict lockdown. As a nurse I am certainly dismayed by the rising column of ICU patients, requiring care from an increasingly tapped out health care workforce. I hear it […]

A Pandemic Year

If you missed me I have been busily acclimating to a new position located in Long Term Care. The staff and leaders have the emotional and psychological scars that occur when under great stress, grief, and locus of control is wrenched and a home for the aged is transformed into […]

Welcome 2021 & You’re Out of Here 2020

Now 2020 has been much maligned for its impact on the world due to pandemic conditions, lock downs, and work from home the good and bad. Virtual school was one option, as parents acknowledged teachers are to be commended for sustaining a young person’s interest in learning, teaching math, science, […]

Season’s Greetings Pandemic Style

December has finally arrived, with the news that viable vaccines can be delivered to frontline workers in health care and vulnerable elders in long term care. COVID-19 really doesn’t care as it moves from one case to another; here in central Canada our hospital system is at capacity, and in […]

Are You AI Savvy?

Artificial intelligence is likely one of your work tools and in your home already, the future it’s already here. As a nurse I recognized our role is to be leaders in practice and AI requires that nurses connect the space between AI and the patient. It’s great to see new […]

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