What's New

May 2016
Thank you, nurses

Every year, national nursing week offers the chance to celebrate the role of nursing in health care delivery and building health and wellness for individuals and communities. While nursing week always includes May 12th - Florence Nightingale's birthday - this year, it starts on May 9th (and runs until May 15th).

Click here for the nursing week landing page

Click here for the thank you video featuring music by Johnny Reid

Click here for the Winnipeg Free Press Nursing Week Insert

And don’t miss nursing moments…

A special thank you to critical care nurses…and from the critical care program
The Winnipeg Region has experienced an influenza outbreak since late February, which is now largely over. While we experienced a lower than average number of Influenza cases this year, the people who did need admission to hospital were more acute, requiring in most cases admission to Critical Care Units many requiring ventilation.

Click here to read Lori Lamont and Jodi Walker Tweed express their gratitude

Resources for nurses
"If you don't have enough time to care, slow down, stop rushing and pay more atteniton. Caring doesn't take any time at all, it happens in magical moments."
- from Time to Care

Click here for resources to support excellent in nursing practice, as well as your health and wellness

What losing sleep does to your mind
If you’ve ever been tired and cranky after a sleepless night, don’t miss this read…click here

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

Do you need a break?
The modern, pedal-to-the-metal lifestyle produces chronic stress and tension, and related physical and mental health issues. It also crowds out creative pursuits, friendships, recreation, spiritual life, and time for children and mates. Read this piece that advocates we need to take more breaks

Celebrate national mental health week (May 2nd – 8th)
The Region’s Mental Health Promotion team would like to encourage you to take a moment and recognize the importance of mental health and well-being in our daily lives at: work, school, and home.

There are many health benefits when we take care of our mental health and well-being such as, better sleep, improved ability to manage everyday pressures, and more life satisfaction. Want some ideas of how to support your mental health and well-being? Check out these 21 Ways to Enjoy Life More

Click here to find out more about the Region’s mental health promotion

Get engaged and share your thoughts

Click here for the poster

Accessibility survey
If you’re one of the nearly 200 people who has already taken 10 minutes to complete the accessibility survey, thank you. Some interesting themes are emerging around accessibility issues in the Region.

If you haven’t taken the survey yet, there’s still time. Please share your thoughts on how we can improve accessibility in the Region. Click here to take the survey

Steps for playing big
If you’ve ever wanted to play bigger, you may be interested in discovering tools to work with fear or quiet self-doubt. Read more

What’s beeping in your life?
This writer offers an interesting story about trusting your gut, and advocating for yourself…even when it feels uncomfortable and you need to ask more than once. Read more

 A feel for living
According to this writer, life is about investing in feeling your very best. Read more

Is life moving too fast?
If you answered yes instantly, think about the fact that chronic speediness releases nerve-jangling hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, weakens your immune system, and wears down your mood. Read more

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

April 2016
Any type of loss can result in grief
If you think grief and grieving is only experienced when someone passes, think again. Click here to consider loss and how that might be impacting you

"You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through loss. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches." - Doug Manning

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

Palliative care educational Telehealth round
Topic:  Living with Advanced Cancer:  Transition Initiatives at CancerCare Manitoba
Featuring:  Tara Carpenter-Kellett, HSM, HRM, Transition Manger, CancerCare Manitoba

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Riverview Health Centre Day Hospital Classroom A/B

For information regarding a MB Telehealth link to your site please e-mail adown@wrha.mb.ca

Compassion Project spring programming
Alumni support gatherings
When: May 11th ~ June 8th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
Click here for more info

When: Mondays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
Click here for more info

Finding clarity & balance in the midst of chaos: mindfulness based stress reduction
When: Tuesdays, May 10th – June 28th
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Click here for more info

World beat
When: Mondays, April 4th – June 27th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Click here for more info

Music & memory online certification program
When: May 17th, 18th & 19th
Time: noon – 1:30 pm
Where: N5061, 431 Taché
Click here for more info
Read more about the program and its potential impact

Mindful self-compassion teacher training
When: May 22nd – 28th
Where: St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre
Click here for more info

Pleine conscience au quotidian
When: Mardis, 24 mai au 21 juin
Time: 12h à 13 h
Where: Salle académique, Université de Saint-Boniface
Click here for more info

Self-compassion and emotional resilience
Featuring: Dr. Kristin Neff
When: September 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Niakwa Country Club
Click here for more info

Cultivating leadership presence through mindfulness
When: October 19th – 23rd
Where: Lakeview Resort, Hecla, Manitoba
Click here for more info

Click here for more info about the Compassion Project
Click here for more info about the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba

January 2016
Be sure to check your email on Wednesdays
Due to restrictions on communication (particularly with respect to advertising and promotion) leading up to the provincial election, the latest in nursing news will be available in Health Care Connection...delivered to your inbox on Wednesdays. Regular updates to the nursing website and calendar will resume April 20th.

 You have a role to play in preventing pressure ulcers
Did you know that 95 per cent of pressure ulcers are preventable? You can help reduce the trauma and pain a person experiences with a pressure ulcer thanks to timely assessment and reassessment of their pressure ulcer risk.

Intrigued on how you can be part of the solution? Level 1 Wound Care Education is now available on the Learning Management System. Register today.

Click here for more information on workshops and how to register

To access the LMS, click here

Click here for the poster

Be confident & at ease
Years of negative messages may have worn you down, but an innate confidence and ease is at your fingertips - if you just take a moment to discover it. Read 11 tips on how to bring out your confidence

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

Resources for self-compassion
January can be a very busy month. Research shows that providing support to yourself – like you would others – can improve health, productivity and peace of mind. How? With a healthy dose of self-compassion. Access resources here

Of course we need others
Dependence is nothing to be ashamed of, in spite of our culture's hyper-emphasis on independence. We depend on others, they depend on us…and you depend on you. Read more interesting thoughts about how about how this all makes a difference

Slow things down

If the pace of your life is feeling overwhelming, it’s time to slow things down and give yourself a moment. Acknowledging tough times, painful emotions and difficult relationships can feel daunting. Science based practices can offer some comfort and peace. Access them here

10 new year’s practices to improve your emotional health
Creating change can require you to stretch beyond your comfort zone and can bring up your biggest fears and limiting beliefs. Having the emotional strength to overcome your own perceived limitations and lack of support is paramount if you want to achieve any goal. Read more

If you or someone you care about could use some extra support, click here for mental health resources in the community

Click here to read more about Employee Assistance Program services

To change yourself, change your world
When making any change, we forget the importance of the environment around us. The spaces and situations we find ourselves in can keep us on the path to achievement, or nudge us toward failure. Read more

Let’s talk about stress
Day to day work in health care creates a certain levels of stressors that are often overlooked. Health experts identify that for every major critical incident, there are statistically many more events of mild to moderate intensity that are not discussed. That can mean much-needed intervention or supports aren’t being accessed. Read more about the importance of acknowledging, debriefing and supports

Wanted: your application for collaborate: education for health professionals
When: May 2nd – 5th, 2016
Apply by: February 19th
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