Ensuring client safety: Assessment and care transitions

The College is seeing an increase in the number of nurses who are not performing ongoing client assessments at the frequency needed to ensure client safety. This pattern emerges when we review cases in which clients are exposed to risk.

Ongoing client assessments are critical to providing safe client care. Assessment is a professional accountability and an essential part of your nursing practice, as outlined in Professional Standards, Revised 2002.

All nurses are expected to regularly assess clients. However, certain clients may require more frequent assessment. For example...

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Can I help clients take medical marijuana?

Since 2001, when medical marijuana became legal in Canada, we have received many inquiries from nurses about it. If you have questions about how medical marijuana fits into your practice, we can help.

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New practice exam for NCLEX-RN

Students preparing to write the NCLEX-RN can now purchase a practice exam to help themselves get ready. The practice exam follows the format of the online NCLEX–RN exam. It includes past exam questions, and is available in both English and French.

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Sonographers now regulated in Ontario

Diagnostic medical sonographers are now regulated by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).

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NPs must now report medically unfit drivers

As a result of recent changes to the Highway Traffic Act, 1990, NPs have a new reporting requirement. NPs are now required to report to the Ministry of Transportation specific high-risk medical conditions, functional impairments and visual impairments in clients 16 years of age or older.



A list of the conditions that NPs must report can be found...

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