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CNA Webinar Series

Once you have registered for one of the webinars listed below, be sure to download these WebEx instructions [PDF, 544.6 KB].

Recordings of past webinars

Uncover your inner leader

Self-leadership is important in health care today and can improve the quality of your work-life balance. In this webinar, we will investigate what obstacles need to be overcome to enable self-leadership and what tools you can use to uncover your natural potential. By addressing these questions, Uncover your Inner Leader will show you how you can take your leadership to the next level.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Kanchan Prinsloo, RN, MA, CEC, ACC
Certified Executive Coach, International Coach Federation

Kanchan Prinsloo is an executive coach who focuses on empowering individuals through leadership. She has held leadership positions in both public and private sectors for 25 years. Kanchan is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in leadership, specializing in health care, as well as a certified executive coach and an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation.

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Improve your practice: The changing face of dementia care

The dementia paradigm in Canada is shifting. Based on research showing that being in hospital can be devastating for someone living with dementia, these individuals are now being encouraged to remain at home and be as active and socially engaged as possible. In light of this discovery, improved education, awareness of best practices and changes in the design of our health system are crucial. Learn how to embrace the worldwide concept of dementia-friendly communities and apply it in your practice setting.

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Janice Chalmers, RN, BSc, Masters in Dementia Studies (C)
Staff Educator, Northwood Home Care

Janice Chalmers is an RN with extensive experience in dementia care. After graduating with a specialty in mental health nursing, she has spent 27 years working in residential and home care in different countries, including Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Last year, Janice was appointed as a member of Nova Scotia’s dementia strategy advisory committee. Throughout her career she has shown a great passion for supporting those with dementia (and their caregivers) such as in her promotion of Halifax’s “dementia-friendly city initiative,” which helps people with dementia live longer and better at home.

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New pediatric guidelines can help you promote recovery in kids following concussions

Child concussions account for one out of every 70 visits to pediatric emergency departments across Canada. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the tools and resources available to help you assess and manage these mild traumatic brain injuries to ensure children can return to normal activities quickly and safely. We will take a detailed look at how the first comprehensive and evidenced-based Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion can inform your practice.

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Maureen Palmer, RN, CRRN, BHScN
Director and Nurse Rehabilitation Consultant
Palmer & Associates Rehabilitation Inc.

Maureen Palmer is a nurse rehabilitation consultant in private practice. She has been specializing in pediatric and adolescent acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation since 1992. Maureen’s professional experience includes her work as a clinical instructor in surgical/trauma, transplant and neurosurgical intensive care units at the Toronto Hospital. She has been active in promoting rehabilitation nursing as well as standards, research and policies for Ontarians with disabilities and those living with an ABI. Recognizing the unique and often profound impact of concussion on the health of children and youth, the increase in public awareness of concussion, and the central role of nurses and nurse practitioners in the quality care and management of pediatric concussion, she is delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the first comprehensive, evidence-based Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion.


Beverly Solomon, RN, BScN, CRN(c)
Ambulatory Care Nurse, Brain Injury Rehab Outpatient Team
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Beverly Solomon has worked in pediatric rehabilitation for 30 years and is the ambulatory care nurse on the brain injury rehab outpatient team at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. Beverly was part of the development of the Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion since 2010 when the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation first started its work on a strategy to improve recognition, diagnosis and management of concussions in Ontario. Beverly was a national expert panel member that helped develop the guidelines. With proper and early intervention, children and adolescents will not have to experience or suffer persistent somatic, cognitive, psychological and/or behavioural changes as the result of a concussion. Beverly believes that registered nurses and nurse practitioners can deliver the care and education for these children, adolescents and their families so that the best outcomes will be achieved.

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For questions about the CNA webinar series, contact Colleen Gushue at cgushue@cna-aiic.ca.