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May 12, 2021 National Nursing Week: Thank you to our members!

Happy Nursing Week #WeAnswerTheCall

While the fight against this public health crisis continues, never have we had such a stark reminder of the vital role that nurses play in our healthcare system. As the last fourteen months have demonstrated, the impact that nurses and critical care nurses have made on the health of Canadians cannot be overstated.

National Nursing Week was established to emphasize our profession’s accomplishments. This year, we are honouring the passion, compassion, courage, stamina, and commitment of critical care nurses across Canada and abroad. Despite the toll the pandemic has taken, you continue to deliver the best care possible for your patients and families. We acknowledge the sacrifices you have made and the challenging experiences you have endured – we see you; we hear you, and we support you.

Today, on International Nurses Day, “It’s Our Time” to recognize and appreciate our critical care nursing colleagues and to unite with the Canadian nursing community in celebrating our contributions to the health of Canadians.

April 27, 2021 CACCN/CNA Open Letter – Critical Care Nurses Need Our Critical Care / Il est essentiel de prendre soin des infirmières et infirmiers en soins intensifs

Critical care nurses in many areas of Canada are on the brink of collapse. They were already in limited supply before the pandemic. Now they are exhausted, traumatized, sad, and fed up with the politics surrounding their care. No, they are not “managing,” and they are not OK. They do not have much left to give. And without them, intensive care stops. It is that simple. Read more…

Les infirmières et infirmiers en soins intensifs de bien des régions du Canada sont sur le point de s’effondrer. Avant la pandémie, leur nombre était déjà limité. À l’heure actuelle, ils souffrent d’épuisement, de traumatismes, ressentent de la tristesse et ne tolèrent plus les politiques concernant leurs soins. Non, ils ne « gèrent » pas la situation et ils ne vont pas BIEN. La force de continuer commence à leur manquer. Sans eux, il n’y a plus de soins intensifs. C’est aussi simple que cela. Lire la suite…