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Influenza, immunization and COVID-19 updates

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12 to 1 pm ET

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The fall season is fast approaching and nurses are preparing to manage both the upcoming influenza season and potential co-circulation with COVID-19. This webinar will share the most up-to-date information on immunizations, the influenza season and the potential impact of COVID-19. Also, we will share updated tools and resources on COVID-19 to support nurses in their practice. These resources address issues such as mental health, long-term care settings, personal protective equipment among other relevant issues.

Presented by:

Aden Hamza, RN, MScN
Policy Advisor, Policy & Government Relations
Canadian Nurses Association

Aden Hamza is a policy advisor with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), is a registered nurse and has a background in medical/surgical and emergency care. Aden obtained her MScN degree from Western University and is passionate about global health and humanitarian relief. Aden supports a number of CNA portfolios, including the development of COVID-19 resources during the height of the pandemic this past spring.


Marie-Claude Turcotte, RN
Program Manager, Immunization
Ottawa Public Health

Supporting nurses to choose wisely: How to reduce overused and unnecessary treatments and interventions in critical care

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12 to 1 pm ET

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The Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses & Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) have partnered to develop nursing recommendations to reduce unnecessary treatments and interventions that lack benefit or potentially cause harm in critical care. In Canada, up to 30 per cent of medical tests, treatments and procedures are considered unnecessary and CWC is leading this campaign to address the overuse of tests and treatments. Critical care nurses are essential in these discussions and this list will support them in implementing evidence-informed practice. The objectives of the presentation include:

  • Understand the nurse-led development process of the list
  • Learn about the evidence for 5 recommendations on unnecessary interventions in critical care
  • Gain practical tips on implementing recommendations independently and with your team

Presented by:

Kathy Bouwmeester, RN, ACCN
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Peter Lougheed Centre
Past President, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Kathy Bouwmeester has been a registered nurse for 40 years and is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. Kathy is the Chair of the CWC committee compromising of Registered Nurses across Canada. Kathy has been a critical care nurse for the last 20 years and continues to advocate on behalf of nurses, patients and their families who find themselves in the critical care unit.


Mathew Wenger, RN, BSc, BScN, CNCC(C)
Alberta Health Services

Mathew Wenger found his passion when he started nursing in the adult MSICU at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton in 2011. His commitment to professional development is evident in his most recent involvement with the national nursing working group that has developed a Choosing Wisely Canada Critical Care Nursing List. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, and works at the Foothills Medical Centre in adult critical care and is completing a Masters of Nursing with an adult-acute care nurse practitioner focus.

To watch recordings of previous webinars, visit CNA’s Progress in Practice YouTube channel.