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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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Changes to Traffic Safety Act involve Nurse Practitioners: a Privilege and Responsibility

by Debbie Bathgate

May 4, 2012 Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act was amended to recognize the education and skill of both Nurse Practitioners and Occupational Therapists required to identify potentially medically unsafe drivers. This expands on the past when only physicians and optometrists were considered duly qualified practitioners required to report to SGI any driver who has a medical condition that makes driving potentially dangerous. Now the definition of a duly qualified medical practitioner for the purpose of Section 283 of the Traffic Safety Act includes Nurse Practitioner.

Read more: Changes to Traffic Safety Act involve Nurse Practitioners: a Privilege and Responsibility

Canada's Ark of the Covenant: the Truth and Reconciliation Bentwood Box

by Debbie Bathgate, Nurse Practitioner

June_2012_016 An Ark is a chest which protects the sacred.   Covenant is defined as “An agreement, contract, or written promise between two individuals that frequently constitutes a pledge to do or refrain from doing something.”

Read more: Canada's Ark of the Covenant: the Truth and Reconciliation Bentwood Box

For the Child Taken, for the Parent Left Behind: the Circle of Reconciliation

by Debbie Bathgate

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It's about truth and a national path of healing. Over the course of 150 years and 7 generations, 150,000 children, primarily Inuit, Metis, and First Nations, were placed in residential schools in an attempt to assimilate Aboriginal peoples, language, and culture. June 21-24, 2012, Prairieland Park in Saskatoon teamed with people striving together towards Truth and Reconciliation at a national event.

Read more: For the Child Taken, for the Parent Left Behind: the Circle of Reconciliation

Resolutions from Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association annual meeting are Amended and Approved

Nine resolutions remained outstanding at the May 2012 SRNA annual general meeting, and were referred to SRNA elected council. Council met June 7, debated, amended and accepted all the resolutions. Each resolution was delegated to the SRNA Executive Director for action as council found them consistent with Ends and/or EL work.  Actions resulting from these resolutions will be reported to membership by February, 2013.

Please see these resolutions: http://www.srna.org/publications/call-for-resolutions/225-2012-resolutions

CAAPN Makes Advance Practice Nursing History Again

A special general Canadian Association of Advance Practice Nurses (CAAPN)  membership meeting May 31, 2012 via web and audio, May 31, 2012  unanimously agreed to cut membership fees in half. This will decrease yearly fee from $40 to $20 for block members and from $80 to $40 for single members.

Read more: CAAPN Makes Advance Practice Nursing History Again

Women’s Wellness Day - Carlyle

Printed with permission of the Carlyle Observer

Working in rural areas provide different challenges for NPs. Identifying common health concerns in our patients is easy.  Finding ways to address these health concerns are not.  Jeannie Daku, a NP working in Carlyle, was able to do this by utilizing contacts made over the years and organizing a Women's Wellness Day. Attached see Jeannie’s work showcased in the Carlyle Observer.