Annual Symposium
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Mind the Nursing Gap:
The Complexities of Nursing Staff Mix and Care Delivery
Please note: Simultaneous interpretation will be available at no cost.


Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibition



Welcome, Opening Remarks
Valerie Frunchak, N, MSc(A)
Associate Nursing Director, Professional Practice and Academic Affairs;
Assistant Professor – Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University



Minding the Safety Gap: Nursing Staff Mix and Care Delivery
Irmajean Bajnok, RN, PhD
Former Director of International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre,
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Presentation PDF: 0815-BAJNOK.pdf » 3.1 MB



Linking Nurse Staffing Mix to Patient Safety Outcomes: Understanding the Evidence
Linda McGillis-Hall, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS
Associate Dean, Research and External Relations, Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor,
Lawerence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto



Exhibition and Coffee Break


Association of Patient Safety Outcomes with Models of Nursing Care Organization at Unit Level in Hospitals
(Presentation in French)
Carl-Ardy Dubois, PhD
Professor, University of Montreal, Faculty of Nursing

Presentation PDF: 1045-DUBOIS.pdf » 5.5 MB


The Economic Burden of Nurse-Sensitive Adverse Events in 22 Medical and Surgical Units:
Retrospective and Matching Analysis

(Presentation in French)
Eric Tchouaket, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Quebec at Outaouais

Presentation PDF: 1130-TCHOUAKET-English.pdf » 1.2 MB



Exhibition, Lunch, Coffee and Dessert


Safe Staffing for Nursing in Adult In-patient Wards in Acute Hospital:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom

Ann Casey, RN, MSc
National Clinical Workforce Lead, NHS Improvement;
Assistant Chief Nurse, University College Hospital, London, UK

Presentation PDF: 1330-CASEY.pdf » 12.3 MB


Safer Nursing Care Tool
Keith Hurst, PhD
Independent Researcher and Analyst, Health and Social Care Workforce Planning and Development;
Editor, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

Presentation PDF: 1415-HURST.pdf » 0.9 MB


Exhibition and Coffee Break


Panel Discussion and Questions
Irmajean Bajnok, RN, PhD, Johanne Boileau, N, MSc, Ann Casey, RN, MSc, Carl-Ardy Dubois, PhD, Keith Hurst, PhD, and Eric Tchouaket, PhD


Closing and Evaluations

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