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Letter to Minister Haggie: NPs & Virtual Care

The following letter was sent to Minister Haggie on March 25, 2020.  Dear Minister, Last week, the province announced Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can now visit their doctor via telephone or real-time video conferencing. This was welcome news. Virtual care is an effective way to improve access to health care, while helping to prevent the spread

CFNU Research Summary on COVID-19

Click here for an overview of the scientific evidence to-date as it relates to COVID-19 as well as an update on the international guidance on infection prevention and control of COVID-19.  This research summary is provided by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

Letter to Minister Haggie: Empower & Protect Health Care Workers

Dear Minister Haggie: The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador stand shoulder to shoulder with other labour organizations in calling for your government to empower health care workers and protect them as they face an unprecedented global public health crisis. We have repeatedly called for governments at the

Nurses call on federal government to urgently enact COVID-19 safety measures for health care workers

March 24, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is urging federal decision-makers to rapidly enact emergency measures to keep health care workers safe from COVID‑19. “Frontline nurses across the country are frustrated and insulted that many of them are being denied N-95 respirators and other safety equipment they know they need,” said Linda Silas, CFNU president. “Nurses

PPE & THE RIGHT TO REFUSE UNSAFE WORK

A point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) must be performed before every patient interaction to determine what PPE a health care worker requires to safely provide care. The PCRA includes an evaluation of the type of care you will provide, the status of the patient/ client and the environment in which you are practicing. If you determine,

Letter to Dr. Janice Fitzgerald re: Downgrading of N95 Respirator Use in Swabbing

Dear Dr. Janice Fitzgerald: On behalf of the Registered Nurses’ Union of Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU), I’d like to acknowledge your strong leadership and commitment to public health as our province faces COVID-19. We appreciate the tremendous work of your team during rapidly evolving conditions. As you know, RNU strongly maintains the position that every