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Nurse On Board Our Registered Nurses are advocates who help you make informed decisions about your health, while assisting you in navigating the health care system.

Our nurses, known as patient navigators and health care advocates, offer a range of services. They assist in communication among physicians and patients, helping clients to define health care goals, set agendas for doctor’s visits and shape expectations. In some cases, they help patients learn about options by researching diagnoses and treatments. Learn more about our services on our website.(http

Our nurses, known as patient navigators and health care advocates, offer a range of services. They assist in communication among physicians and patients, helping clients to define health care goals, set agendas for doctor’s visits and shape expectations. In some cases, they help patients learn about options by researching diagnoses and treatments. Learn more about our services on our website.(http

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Good healthcare isn't on banker's hours!Pulse On Call is an OHIP funded virtual service that may be helpful to avoid the...
08/01/2021
Services | Pulse On Call

Good healthcare isn't on banker's hours!

Pulse On Call is an OHIP funded virtual service that may be helpful to avoid the ER or when your family physician can't be reached. https://pulseoncall.com/services/

Quickly connect with doctors from Ontario to receive a medical consultation from your computer, tablet or phone. Our online physicians can treat many of the conditions below from the comfort of your home. We can also refer you to specialist should you need to see one.

A global study is sounding the alarm on dementia. After analyzing 20 years of data, researchers now predict the number o...
07/30/2021
The number of people with dementia forecast to triple by 2050

A global study is sounding the alarm on dementia. After analyzing 20 years of data, researchers now predict the number of people with dementia will triple by 2050. An aging population isn't the only factor.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/the-number-of-people-with-dementia-forecast-to-triple-by-2050-1.5526024

The number of people with dementia is forecast to triple to an estimated 152 million worldwide by 2050, according to new data.

This is a really important reminder of the differences between men and women, when it comes to heart attacks.
02/06/2021

This is a really important reminder of the differences between men and women, when it comes to heart attacks.

This is a really important reminder of the differences between men and women, when it comes to heart attacks.

Support your grief and healing loss journey. The 2020 Healing Broken Hearts Conference will be a virtual event this year...
10/06/2020

Support your grief and healing loss journey. The 2020 Healing Broken Hearts Conference will be a virtual event this year. Set aside the dates Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th 2020, and register now at www.healingbrokenhearts.ca

On a scale of 1 to 10, how risky is that activity? A medical association in the U.S. has put together a handy chart. Whi...
08/12/2020

On a scale of 1 to 10, how risky is that activity? A medical association in the U.S. has put together a handy chart. While it's not perfect, it can help determine the level of risk you facing during Covid-19.

How important are nurses right now?  Their work doesn't often garner public praise. That may be because people don't ful...
08/05/2020
The nursing science behind nurses as coronavirus hospital heroes - STAT

How important are nurses right now? Their work doesn't often garner public praise. That may be because people don't fully understand the role of nurses and nursing science.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/30/science-behind-nurses-as-coronavirus-hospital-heroes/?fbclid=IwAR3jNrtzejw0jpWD8TEPyuhA6w-wThIuHx4paJNza7ih7Uj2CAHTfMwwX2w

Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of the human response to health and disease. The science behind it underscores the vital roles that nurses play.

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07/14/2020

Nurse On Board's cover photo

If you're worried about catching Covid-19 from touching a door k**b or light switch, here's some positive news. The Worl...
07/11/2020
From playgrounds to packages, why it may be harder to catch COVID-19 from surfaces than we first thought | CBC News

If you're worried about catching Covid-19 from touching a door k**b or light switch, here's some positive news. The World Health Organization says there's little evidence the virus is spread by touching contaminated surfaces.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-surfaces-groceries-packages-playgrounds-1.5645602

COVID-19 may not transmit as easily on surfaces as was originally thought — and experts say it may be time to shift our focus on how we protect ourselves from infection.

Yes, you can protect yourself and reduce the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a non-medical fabric mask. The World Health O...
06/25/2020

Yes, you can protect yourself and reduce the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a non-medical fabric mask. The World Health Organization offers some great advice on how to do it the right way.

By now you've probably heard stories about the incredible health benefits some people are getting from medical cannabis....
06/11/2020

By now you've probably heard stories about the incredible health benefits some people are getting from medical cannabis.The key is knowing how to use it to achieve effective symptom management. That's the expert guidance you'll receive from Cannabis Competent Nurses at Nurse On Board.

Fresh research reveals just how powerful physical distancing and face masks are for protecting you from Covid-19. Check ...
06/03/2020

Fresh research reveals just how powerful physical distancing and face masks are for protecting you from Covid-19.

Check out our infographic on the top 2 findings of this study, published in The Lancet journal on June 1, 2020.

Around the world, more men have been diagnosed with Covid-19. More men have also died from it. But it's just the opposit...
05/17/2020
More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why

Around the world, more men have been diagnosed with Covid-19. More men have also died from it. But it's just the opposite in Canada, and experts are trying to figure out why.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/more-canadian-women-have-covid-19-and-are-dying-as-a-result-heres-some-possible-reasons-why/ar-BB14cIaE

Public health data shows that more women in Canada have coronavirus, which differs from other countries where more men have died from the virus.

This is National Nursing Week in Canada, and today is International Nursing Day. Help us celebrate and take a moment to ...
05/12/2020

This is National Nursing Week in Canada, and today is International Nursing Day. Help us celebrate and take a moment to read our 5 cool facts about nurses!

It's important to recognize the early signs of Covid-19. One thing we've learned is that these symptoms often present di...
04/23/2020
Seniors with Covid-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

It's important to recognize the early signs of Covid-19. One thing we've learned is that these symptoms often present differently in older adults.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/seniors-elderly-coronavirus-symptoms-wellness-partner/index.html

Older adults with Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several "atypical" symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians.

Did you know that flushing the toilet can cause an aerosolized plume? Since COVID-19 can be spread via the fecal-oral ro...
04/15/2020
Toilets May Pose Risk for Spreading COVID-19

Did you know that flushing the toilet can cause an aerosolized plume? Since COVID-19 can be spread via the fecal-oral route and through droplets, it makes it especially important to clean the toilet and bathroom regularly to protect yourself and others.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/928234?nlid=135014_5621&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_200414_mscpedit_nurs&uac=232946FR&spon=24&impID=2346900&faf=1

Dr David Johnson on the reasons why toilets may be one source of this mysterious disease's spread.

There's evidence that Coronaviruses can last on some hard surfaces for up to 5 days. But what about fabrics? Here's what...
04/03/2020
Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know

There's evidence that Coronaviruses can last on some hard surfaces for up to 5 days. But what about fabrics? Here's what's known, and what you can do to protect yourself.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927973?nlid=134833_2823&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200403_mscpedit_nurs&uac=232946FR&spon=24&impID=2334292&faf=1

Experts know this: At this point, transmission happens through close contact, not from touching clothing. But if the garment has hard surfaces like buttons or zippers, the virus could linger on them.

Dear nursing colleagues,The Canadian Association of Self-Employed RNs invites you to participate in our National meeting...
03/31/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

Dear nursing colleagues,

The Canadian Association of Self-Employed RNs invites you to participate in our National meeting, Wednesday, April 1st at 7 pm EDT.

Given the pandemic and the extraordinary circumstances for nurses, we are welcoming guests to this meeting that we may support each other through education and collaboration.

Please send us a Private Message for the Zoom link or email us at:
[email protected].

We have two remarkable nurse leaders as our guest speakers:

Gigi van den Hoef- Strategic Thinking: Steps for Nurses Who Are Considering Independent Practice.

Kim LeBlanc- Prevention and management of skin damage related to PPE: How to protect your skin.

Please do share the Zoom link with your friends and colleagues.

We look forward to connecting with you over Zoom!

Thank you,
Susan Hagar RN
CASE RNs Board President

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Are you self-isolating with family during the pandemic? Then it's important to think of your family as a single unit. If...
03/24/2020
Hold the line

Are you self-isolating with family during the pandemic? Then it's important to think of your family as a single unit. If one individual puts themselves at risk, everyone is at risk.

https://medium.com/@jpsmithalt/hold-the-line-17231c48ff17

As an infectious disease epidemiologist, I feel morally obligated to provide information on what we are seeing from transmission dynamics.

URGENT ACTION FOR ALL NURSES, YOUR FAMILIES, ALL OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND EVERYONEEveryone to join - KEEPING SAFE ...
03/19/2020

URGENT ACTION FOR ALL NURSES, YOUR FAMILIES, ALL OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND EVERYONE

Everyone to join - KEEPING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE - #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign

7:30 pm local time every evening, starting today

#TogetherWeCanDoIt

Please take note as many people pop Advil like candy, and this isn't the time unless the benefit truly outweighs the ris...
03/19/2020
WHO Now Officially Recommends to Avoid Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms

Please take note as many people pop Advil like candy, and this isn't the time unless the benefit truly outweighs the risk.

The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus.

It's a difficult time for families with loved ones who are isolated in a home for seniors. While it may feel like it's d...
03/19/2020

It's a difficult time for families with loved ones who are isolated in a home for seniors. While it may feel like it's difficult to support them when you're not allowed to visit, there are many ways you can be their healthcare champion. Please pass this advice along and empower Canadian families!

Extensive, relaible resources may be found here...
03/18/2020
Coronavirus Resources | IPAC Canada

Extensive, relaible resources may be found here...

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS. Viruses of this family also cause a number of animal diseases.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
03/17/2020
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

Neurochild Community
03/13/2020

Neurochild Community

The ripple effect is powerful; #community is catching. 🌀

“We can channel some of our anxious #energy away from reading articles on the internet and toward thinking about who in our lives and in our #communities will need #help or assistance.

Who can you talk to now to make a plan to help them later (with supplies, with groceries, with #caring for their pets or children or parents)? Can you start a group text now with your neighbours to keep up on one another’s health and needs? If you’re able, can you donate to your local food bank, which will be supplying families whose income is curtailed, or donate additional supplies to the homeless shelter? Can you buy things from local businesses, restaurants, and artists now (or buy a gift card!) so that things might be less lean for them in the months to come?

If you’re someone who’s at high risk, how can you be honest with yourself and others about it? If you’re able to work from home and still pull your normal salary, can you commit to still paying someone who provides you with a service (a housecleaner, a hairdresser, a babysitter, a yoga teacher, a manicurist) even if they have to stay home? If you know someone who might lose their job or see their hours cut back, can you ask them how to help?

Can you understand how making the next few months better for as many people as possible will also, by extension, make it better for you?”

—Anne Helen Peterson

#neurochild #villagelife #socialgood #communityiscatching

As more cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are confirmed in Canada, it's good to be informed. Here's an article dispell...
03/11/2020
Coronavirus: get the truth behind the rumours | Maple

As more cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are confirmed in Canada, it's good to be informed. Here's an article dispelling some of the rumours about the virus.

https://www.getmaple.ca/blog/coronavirus-get-the-truth-behind-the-rumours/?utm_source=ue&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mar2020_corona_cta

With all the information on coronavirus out there, it's hard to know what's real. We talked to our CEO, Dr. Brett Belchetz, to get the truth behind the rumours.

Is it dementia or is it medication fog? If you're concerned about thinking or memory changes, it would be wise to review...
03/03/2020
Medication fog can mimic or worsen dementia in the elderly

Is it dementia or is it medication fog? If you're concerned about thinking or memory changes, it would be wise to review all prescriptions along with their side-effects and potential interactions with other drugs.

https://apnews.com/5ef58b341a016590d5996a1c330f959b

Claire Dinneen's daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the...

Just like Nurse On Board, a Toronto hospital is taking a team approach to helping seniors stay out of the hospital. Sunn...
02/19/2020
This hospital tackles hallway medicine, starting in the ER | CBC News

Just like Nurse On Board, a Toronto hospital is taking a team approach to helping seniors stay out of the hospital. Sunnybrook Health Sciences says its 'ED One Team' is helping to reduce so-called hallway medicine, by focusing its efforts on getting patients adequate support at home or in long term care.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-hallway-medicine-sunnybrook-emergency-team-1.5459855

One Ontario hospital is trying to alleviate its "hallway medicine" problem by forming a new team of health-care workers in its emergency room.

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Our nurses, known as patient navigators and health care advocates, offer a range of services. They assist in communication among physicians and patients, helping clients to define health care goals, set agendas for doctor’s visits and shape expectations. In some cases, they help patients learn about options by researching diagnoses and treatments. Learn more about our services on our website (https://www.nurseonboard.ca/our-services.html) We offer a free 30 minute, no obligation, phone consultation to see if our services are right for you. We'll follow up with a personal meeting to get you started. Afterwards you'll meet with your primary nurse to create your individualized health narrative. You'll benefit from our unique team approach to providing care, combined with a comprehensive electronic health record system. As our services are privately paid, some may be eligible for income tax deductions. Contact Us to discuss how Nurse On Board may be of assistance to you.

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The Ontario ECHO project which supports wound care education for physicians and nurses through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health is looking to prove to the government that wound care education is needed in Long Term Care facilities. If you are supporting clients in Long term Care, it would be appreciated if you could answer a very few questions in this survey to get an idea on your experience with wound care knowledge in Long Term Care
IHA Canada is pleased to announce, in association with Nurse On Board and Alio Health, the commencement of the design and planning phase of "Shire", a new village concept designed to provide independent seniors housing alternatives to Eastern Ontario residents. The village initiative will be a model for senior living, offering affordable housing options where residents can remain close to health care and still live independently in the thriving community of Alexandria. Read more on our website at the link below.
Advance Care Planning Day was earlier this week. Have you begun having the conversation yet with your loved ones? Thank you to Susan Hagar of Nurse On Board and CASE RNs for sharing her wisdom on this important topic!
This is a great community outreach opportunity for NOB! Please DM for details.
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