posted Jan. 29, 2015
On behalf of the Board and staff of CRNBC, I want to acknowledge the vital contributions B.C. nurses make each and every day to ensure safe and ethical patient care. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic continues to be a significant concern globally, and in particular to our frontline healthcare professionals.
Although B.C. continues to be at low risk for Ebola cases, we understand epidemics such as this can pose considerable stress and concern for nurses.
As you reflect on your professional commitments and your own personal circumstances there are a number of regulatory resources that can assist you.
In addition to training provided to you through your employer, you can access our online library and reference librarians to obtain credible information and emerging evidence, including resources about self-protection.
Learn more about your duty to provide care by reading through the Duty to Provide Care practice standard.
Be alert to signs of stress and how it affects you. Develop support systems with your colleagues and others to exchange ideas and learn from one another.
For additional information see Fitness to practice: The challenge to maintain physical, mental and emotional health
Contact our Nursing Practice Consultants by phone, email or in person for a conversation about applying Standards of Practice in situations that require ethical decision making.
We are committed to working with nurses to support Ebola preparedness. CRNBC will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, health regulators and participating partners on this issue. We'll continue to monitor the situation and communicate with nurses through our website and e-newsletters.
We welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org as we work together to ensure safety for both nurses and patients.