News from Herstmonceux
Jane Johnston, the IPE lead for the School of Nursing, is teaching at BISC this summer and thoroughly enjoying the experience of a new course in a different country. With fifteen students in the course they have two very informative field trips to learn about IPE in a different context. For more information http://www.queensu.ca/bisc/news/isghdoxford.html
Interprofessional Education Curriculum Document Approved
The School of Nursing in collboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences offers students many rich opportunities for interprofessional learning. The Queen's IP Quest document approved in 2013 by the Faculty of Health Sciences' Board provides guiding principles and examples as we continue to develop our interprofessional education curriculum.
Congratulations Amanda and Gail!
Laura MacDonald, Fourth Year Nursing Student, receives Medal of Bravery
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented Laura with a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Are you interested in become a Nurse Practitioner? We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 program. All qualified candidate are encouraged to apply online by February 1st. The program is offered on campus at Queen’s University and at our new satellite site through Trent University.
Dr. Kim Sears, National Post Front Page Headline, "That’s four children who died": Hospital drug errors blamed for child deaths in new report.
Please see the below link to a front page article about Dr. Kim Sears’ work in paediatric medication safety, “‘That’s four children who died’: Hospital drug errors blamed for child deaths in new report,” by Tom Blackwell of the National Post.
The School of Nursing celebrated two exciting events on 4th April 2012.
Barbara Bolton received a silver St John Ambulance Life saving award for performing the Heimlich maneuver on another staff member who was choking. The story was covered by CKWS news and can be viewed online.
We also announced the Dame Sylvia Burkinshaw bursary which has been established by donations from St John Ambulance and from the estate of Dame Sylvia.
Master of Science in Healthcare Quality Program
The Master of Healthcare Quality, MSc(HQ), is a brand new, exciting program which is the first of its kind, specializing in linking theory and practice in quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. We offer interdisciplinary courses, led by leaders in their fields, valuable international experience and convenient distance learning. Unparalleled in its scope, the new Master of Healthcare Quality is the only program in Canada to address the growing need for interactions across disciplines, professions and communities. Join us on the forefront of improving healthcare quality, risk, and safety in Canada and worldwide. We promote, innovate and disseminate the theoretical and practical core concepts about quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. In the Master of Healthcare Quality program, you will engage in study and application that will enhance your understanding of quality improvement, and risk reduction, as well as, give you the ability to promote safety within the healthcare system. You will learn how to systematically examine, evaluate and measure current tools and approaches for system improvements.
For more details visit the Master of Science In Healthcare Quality Program's website.
BioMed Central's "Editor's Pick"...
"The Canadian Bandaging Trial: Evidence-informed leg ulcer care and the effectiveness of two compression technologies"
Margaret B Harrison, Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Wilma M Hopman, Ian D Graham, Meg E Carley, E A Nelson and the Canadian Bandaging Trial Group
Leg ulcer bandage systems equally effective Short-stretch and four-layer bandages for the treatment of venous leg ulcers result in similar healing, health-related quality of life and pain outcomes when delivered by trained registered nurses using an evidence-informed protocol. BMC Nursing 2011, 10:20
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