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SANP is a non-profit, volunteer-run, professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its membership — NPs, NP students, and nurses who have an interest in the NP practice.

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ER Staffing Options

by Maureen Klenk

Posted in the Regina Leader Post October 19, 2013.


Debbie Sept 19 Article

SANP's MLA reception held Monday May 6, 2013 bears more fruit.

by Debbie Bathgate RN(NP)

L to R: Ann Mueller, SHR, Debbie Bathgate RN(NP) Borden Primary Health Centre, Honourable Minister Randy Weeks Rural and Remote Health

Hon. Minister Randy Weekes visited Borden Primary Health Center Aug 23, 2013. Minister Weekes was accompanied by Ann Mueller of SHR.  The visit included a tour of the facility by the Primary Care Team, discussion on current and potential programs and services, practice statistics, an interview with Debbie Bathgate NP, and a meeting with community leaders.  Ann Mueller avidly made notes on the stats with intention to clarify the information and expand on the usefullness of the information. 

Read more: SANP's MLA reception held Monday May 6, 2013 bears more fruit.

Recruitment and Retention Incentives for NP Students

The Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners addresses challenges that we as NPs face, and seek to better serve the people of this province. Recruitment and Retention of future NPs is an important issue that needs to be addressed. Currently there are 25 vacant NP positions posted in the province but needs are actually estimated to be 41positions. This calculation is predicted with a broad look at current needs and is reflective of our current practitioners approaching retirement. Complicating the arising need for recruitment and retention is a provincial change in transfer payments to Regional Health Authorities (RHAs). The previous bursary program for NP students has disappeared. 

Read more: Recruitment and Retention Incentives for NP Students

Exciting New Changes on the Horizon for Saskatchewan Nurse Practitioner Programs

Recently the University of Regina and SIAST team announced that they will be starting a new Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) to meet the community needs for increased numbers of nurse practitioners.   The first enrollment for this online program will begin September of 2014 and is limited to 15 students.

Read more: Exciting New Changes on the Horizon for Saskatchewan Nurse Practitioner Programs

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Routine HIV Testing Resource Kit for Health Care Providers

The Saskatchewan HIV Provincial Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to share a set of resources to assist health care providers in implementing the Saskatchewan HIV Testing Policy 2013. This policy calls for routine HIV testing as the new standard of practice.

Read more: Routine HIV Testing Resource Kit for Health Care Providers

9th Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference Resources

Information and presenations are posted for your personal use, with the permission of the presenters.

Identifying the Difference NP's Can Make in Long Term Car, Deanna Barlow RN(NP), Wendy Quinn RN(NP), Shannon Chernoff RN(NP), Leah Clement RN

The Difference an NP can Make in Long Term Care Deanna Barlow RN(NP)

Np's Experts in Collaborative and Best Practice Wendy Quinn RN(NP)

RN(NP) in LTC Leah Clement RN

The NP Riole in Collaborative Practice in LTC (Samaritan Place, Saskatoon) Shannon Chernoff RN(NP)

What to do when you see Chronic Edema! Presented by Julie Jensen BScPT


Basic Advice to Post Breast Cancer Patients

Daily Tips for Lymphodemia

Lymphodema Framework. (2006). Best Practice for the Mangement of Lymphodema. Viking Print Serivices, UK.

Lymphodema Framework. (2006). Compression hosiery in lymphodema. Viking Print Servcies, UK.

Piller, N. (2011). The Big Picture: Every thing you wanted to know about lymphoedema. Retrieved from http://www.bclymph.org/Resources/Documents/Neil%20Piller%20%20Patient%20Information%20Handout.pdf.

S/S to Rule Out Reoccurance of Cancer Post Breast Cancer


Peripregnancy and Menopause: What you want to know about drug therapy options! Loren Regier and Lynette Kosar

Potpourri of Practical Pearls Dr Jerry Danielson M.D.

Dr I'm Dizzy

Good Serotonin - Bad Serotonin

Neuropathic Pain

Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents Dr Declan Quinn

Pelvic Floor Pathway Amanda Scollan RN(NP)

Telnar, D. (2007). Pessary Insertion. Canadian Family Physician, 53.