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Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Clinical Stream

Feb 2, 2017

The 2017 Wound Care Institute will take place from February 26 to March 3, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

About this Event:

This institute provides opportunities to learn about the best practices in wound care through interactive dialogue with experts and through case studies, demonstrations and hands-on application labs.

Now with clinical and program planning streams.

Mission
To reduce the physiological, psychological, and the fiscal burden of wounds throughout Ontario by building clinical expertise using best practice guidelines (BPG) related to wound care.

FIND OUT MORE HERE: http://rnao.ca/events/wound-care-institute-foundational

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Incorporating Your Residents' Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a special time of year for everyone. It’s a great time for people to come together. In long-term care, it can be difficult for residents who are used to their own traditions and way of doing things.

And while a turkey dinner and some festivities are always a good idea, it may not be enough.

Why not have a conversation with your residents about their holiday traditions? For some it could be baking. You could allow them to spend some time in the kitchen making some delicious baked goods.

Jun 13, 2016

Creating an Effective Annual Report

Most people don't realize that your annual report is very effective communication tool AND a great soft sell donation tool.


Often, annual reports are bogged down by too many details and too much information. So what should you take out and what should you keep in?

Firstly, focus on your accomplishments. It's not just about a description of the activities that happened in your facility but what you accomplished from them. Did you start a new program for your residents? Don't simply describe the program; go into detail about the results of this program and how it impacted your residents. You do good work every day and this needs to be showcased.

Mar 22, 2016

The Science of a Smile

A smile can go a long way, can't it?

Have you ever felt a little down until a co-worker or friend gave you a smile? It can perk you right up and now there's scientific evidence to prove that there's something to it.

According to a study by psychologists from the University of Wisconsin, people in social situations often simulate others' facial expressions to create emotional responses in themselves.

So a smile (or a frown) can definitely be contagious.