Mind the Nursing Gap: The Complexities of Nursing Staff Mix and Care Deliver

Jewish General Hospital Department of Nursing:
34th Annual Symposium on Nursing, Health and Healthcare

Mind the Nursing Gap:
The Complexities of Nursing Staff Mix and Care Deliver
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 07:00 to 16:30

Organizational health care restructuring, budget cuts and shortage of health professionals have prompted changes in nursing staff mix.

When mainly cost-driven, the resulting staff mix may impact patient acuity, resulting in serious clinical errors and creating an environment which does not allow nurses to fulfill their commitment to provide safe, competent and ethical care.

This symposium will be of interest to health care providers, nurse managers and administrators, employers, researchers, educators, regulators and policy-makers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn about nursing staff mix decision-making and how it relates to care delivery.
  • Explore tools and strategies for creating a staff mix that responds to patient needs and optimizes outcomes for clients, staff and organizations.
  • Discuss and discover ways to deliver highest quality care to all patients, thereby reducing errors and enhancing patient outcomes.

Join us for a thought-provoking day as we hear from prominent nursing leaders on current issues and strategies which impact nursing staff mix and patient acuity.

Continuing Education for Nurses: 6.0 accredited hours.

  • The event is bilingual and simultaneous translation will be provided.
  • In exhibit area: Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, AM and PM breaks, during 3.5 hours of exhibits.

Keynote Speakers:

Irmajean Bajnok, RN, PhD, Director of International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Ann Casey, RN, MSc, National Clinical Workforce Lead, NHS Improvement; Assistant Chief Nurse, University College Hospital London; Clinical and Professional Advisor, UK Care Quality Commission, London, UK

Keith Hurst, PhD, Independent Researcher and Analyst, Health and Social Care Workforce Planning and Development; Editor, International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance, Nottingham, UK

Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, Associate Dean, Research & External Relations, Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Registration, Coffee and Exhibition – 07:00 to 08:00
Program – 08:00 to 16:30

Location: The Gelber Conference Centre – 5151 Cote Sainte Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M6

Secure Online Registration is available. Places are limited.

Registration Fees:*
$245: Participants – prior to April 10, 2017; $275.00 from April 10, 2017 to May 19, 2017.|
$  75: Full-Time Nursing Students (available to 25 full-time students).

*Fees are subject to applicable taxes as follows: 5% GST and 9.975% QST
GST: 10749-1052-RT0001 / QST: 1006098416TQ0001.

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May 26, 2017 - May 26, 2017


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