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OCTOBER 2021

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care

 
 
 

PHO issues mandatory vaccination order for health care workers

The provincial health officer (PHO) has posted the Oct. 14, 2021 order that provides direction on mandatory immunization for health care workers. The order goes into effect Oct. 26. Please read the order for details.

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Cultural safety & humility


 

Observing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Sept. 30, 2021 marked Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families, and communities who continue to grieve."

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Addressing Indigenous-specific racism in health care

We are pleased to share our organization's action plan, BCCNM's Commitment: Constructive disruption to Indigenous-specific racism amongst B.C. Nurses and Midwives.

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Enrolling in PRIME: information for nurses and midwives

The Ministry of Health requires that all healthcare professionals using PharmaNet to deliver patient care participate in the PRIME program. This means nurses and midwives working in B.C. who use PharmaNet to care for patients will need to enrol in PRIME.

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New case study: Client requests outside of standards

New patient Veronica's first visit is with Soraya at 10 weeks into her pregnancy. Her two prior births were C-sections and she is excited to experience a different model of care. During their initial birthplace discussion, Veronica tells Soraya, “I definitely want a home birth."

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Birth roster reminder

The deadline to submit September births to the roster site is Oct. 15, 2021.

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How to verify a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine exemption or deferral

BCCNM has received reports of illegitimate COVID-19 vaccine exemption and deferral letters circulating in the community that are being used by British Columbians who cannot show proof of vaccine through the province’s BC Vaccine Card. 

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Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates


BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.

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