Putting the public first

On July 31, 2019, Commissioner Eileen Gillese released her Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry Report. We are fully supportive of all the Commissioner’s recommendations. You can read our statement about the inquiry report here.

We are conducting a careful review of the report, and will have more to say in the future about any work that still needs to be done.

As reflected in Commissioner Gillese’s report, when we learned of something within our control that we could do to improve the long-term care system, we acted immediately. Chapter 13 of the report contains 10 recommendations specifically for CNO. We already implemented or are in the process of implementing virtually all of them, and are committed to fully implementing them all.

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What would you do?

Susan, a nurse, is scrolling though Facebook when she sees something her friend Maggie, who is also a nurse, has just posted: "I just taught clinical all day. Now I’m doing a 12-hour night shift. Hope I can stay awake!" Susan is worried about her friend. She knows Maggie has been working long hours lately and taking on more and more work. Susan knows firsthand how difficult and demanding long shifts can be, and worries that putting in a whole night shift after working all day at another job is too much. What should she do?

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Started a new job? Don’t forget to update your info

Did you know you’re required to update your employment information on the public Register whenever you start a new job? We require this information so that the public Register, Find a Nurse, is always up to date. We also require you to update Maintain Your Membership if there is any change to your contact info or other licences and registrations you hold.

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We’re on social!

Did you know CNO is active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram? Follow us to stay up to date about important reminders (such as when the last day to renew your membership is!), updates to practice standards, news that affects nursing practice and more.

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Can you access patient charts for educational reasons?

If you hear another nurse is treating a patient with a health condition you don’t know much about, is it okay to access that patient’s chart so that you can educate yourself?

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You Asked Us

Should I be co-signing for the care that a nursing student provides?

No. The individual who performs the action or observes the event should document it. It must always be clear who provided care. 

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