RNU Signs Joint Statement on PPE

Since the beginning of COVID-19, RNU has been working hard to keep you safe.  This includes ensuring you have access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). We are pleased to report a joint statement on PPE has been signed by RNU, NAPE, NLMA, CUPE, AAHP, PARNL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Regional Health Authorities.

Decontamination of N95 Respirators

We received notice yesterday that Health Canada approved the process of decontaminating N95 respirators for reuse by health care workers. Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) are moving forward to collect N95 respirators for the possibility of decontaminating (employers use the term sterilizing) and reusing them. RHAs have assured RNU the use of decontaminated N95s will be

WATCH DEBBIE’S FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A ON APRIL 15

Click here to watch the full video: COVID-19: Facebook Live Q&A with RNU President – April 15 You can also watch by question: I failed my fit-test for an N95. Are other respirators being considered? Are employers going to provide scrubs or laundry service Some provinces are offering accommodations for health care workers. Is anything being

Facebook Live Q&A on COVID-19 with RNU President

Join RNU President Debbie Forward for a Facebook Live chat on COVID-19. Wednesday, April 8 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Debbie will share information and answer questions from RNU members. She’ll cover topics like personal protective equipment, sterilization of masks, childcare and compensation for illness. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time by

Social Media Use & Privacy During COVID-19

We’d like to remind members using social media to please keep privacy top of mind. DO NOT share any employer or patient information. This includes internal memos. Follow the social media policies for your employer and the College of Registered Nurses Newfoundland and Labrador.

Letter to Premier, Minister & Dr. Fitzgerald: Protect Health Care Workers

The following letter was sent to Premier Ball, Minister Haggie and Dr. Fitzgerald on April 1, 2020, from RNU President Debbie Forward.  Dear Premier Ball, Minister Haggie, and Dr. Fitzgerald, In follow up to previous conversations, I’m writing today to request an urgent meeting to discuss personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.