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                 2020 YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE

COVID-19 Information from the Government of Canada Resources for Healthcare Professionals  

Recommendations from the Canadian Nurses Association April 2, 2020 

Prevention and Management of Skin Damage Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Webinar (1hr) presented by NSWOCC 

ORNAC Standards Position Statement: Covid-19

Every hospital in Canada must refer to their provincial/territorial and regional public health authorities when developing policies and guidelines to support clinicians and patient care. The spread of Covid-19 is currently being managed by implementing the following precautions: airborne (for aerosol generating procedures), droplet and contact. For further information about infection prevention and control measures please refer to this link Section 2, 2.1-2.4 of The ORNAC Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nurses (2019). For more specific information about the management of a Covid-19 patient in the perioperative setting we have provided some  links for various provincial public health agencies. 

Quebec: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/publications/2922-salle-operation-covid19

Ontario:   https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

BC: . http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care

Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/index.html

Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/information-for-health-care-providers

Alberta: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16947.aspx

New Brunswick: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals.html#a5

Newfoundland: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/for-health-professionals-2/

Nova Scotia: http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/coronavirus

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protocols, including doffing and donning and where and when PPE is needed, should follow the guidelines as outlined by your provincial/territorial health authority when providing care for a Covid-19 patient. There has been some variability noted between some of the PPE doffing  recommendations that have been published by various organizations. ORNAC continues to recommend our published doffing procedures which align with one of the doffing options published by the CDC. 

Perioperative Registered Nurses should look at their process in their operating rooms to determine the best way to keep paper charts/documentation clean/away from potential sources of contamination. Since there is variability in the size of operating rooms across Canada process may differ between organizations.





 Details found on the linked page.   Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2020.            Bring out your Standards lights to Shine!!

TheORNAC Executive, Board and Pillar Chairs would like to thank those who participated in our 1st Virtual AGM, April 18, 2020, 12;00pm EDT. 

Please join us in welcoming our new executive and board directors for 2020-2022!

Treasurer- Tanya Vandale                                    Director-New Brunswick- Sharon Hollett                   Director Education- Erin Robertson

Director- Alberta- Randi Galenzoski                    Director- Prince Edward Island -Julie Bell                  Director Leadership- Carol Kirkwood

Director- Manitoba- Dawn Affleck                        Director- Newfoundland and Labrador-Jennifer Sutton

Survey sent April 29, 2020 to those who attended!                                                                                           Executive Director (Acting)- Chris Downey


 Calling All CPN(C) Nurses...CNA needs you!

CNA is currently looking for certified nurses who are interested in taking part in the Examination Validation Committee meeting, October 5-8, 2020 (post Covid 19 restrictions) . If you are interested please see the Terms of Reference link and submit your name to lvachon@cna-aiic.ca

JOIN OR RENEW/UPDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP !       Welcome Back, and thank you for your patience!

Membership in ORNAC automatically makes you a member of your Provincial Council, with a portion of your registration fee being returned to your association to help support local and provincial initiatives. 

To RENEW/UPDATE your membership:

  • Login at  https://ornacmembers.ca  or from the membership tab on the main page Click  Renew/Update
  • Enter your Username
  • Enter your Password (you may be required to obtain a new password due to changing our host server)
  • Click the Login button

*IMPORTANT:  Please pay special attention to the Province, Region and Membership Type fields as these fields cannot be changed by you after submission except by contacting info@ornac.ca.

To JOIN as New Member or New Associate: 

On the ORNAC Main page (this page) select: Membership > Join Today!     Click

This will take you to the Registration Categories page, here you will select the appropriate category (province*, industry, or international)

*Provincial registrants please ensure you choose the correct region you are in (monies to the provinces may be dispersed by regions if applicable)

  • Once you have chosen your Region you will be taken to the Step 1 of 4 page “Enter Registration Information”
  • From the dropdown menu choose your Registration type (the money to be paid for each type is listed with the type)
  • Verify your region (this comes from the Registration category you made previously, if it is incorrect use the back button to go back to the Registration Categories and choose the correct one)
  • If you wish to be a member of the Registered Nurse First Assistant Network of Canada , √ RNFANC ($10.00 will be added to your final membership cost)
  • If you wish to be a member of the Canadian Operating Room Leader group, √ CORL ($10.00 will be added to your final membership cost)
  • If you wish to be a member of the Perioperative Nurse Educators of Canada group, PNEC (no extra cost)
  • Fill in the fields as presented, (*=required)   Privacy settings should be reviewed as our members directory requires you to provide permission should another member try to find your contact information
  • Create a password (note the password information re # of characters etc.)
  • Continue   Click

If you experience any difficulties in logging in, have any questions about the renewal process, or for assistance, please contact: info@ornac.ca


If you wish to update your profile, get your tax receipts, and/or use the member discount codes, log in on the Homepage for ORNAC via the Member Log In (top right hand corner) or Click on Membership>Renew/Update.

As always, should you experience any issues, please contact us at info@ornac.ca   or call 1 888 608 2828, thanks!


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