BC Nurses brave the cold
PEDEd is undaunted by the cold and braves the -31 Degree weather to take an ABI course at NAIT, (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) We are happy to be back in above 0 temperatures in BC but so worth the frosty toes to glean more footcare knowledge to share with our students! Lots of learning and polishing our skills! And yes…we passed!
Sandra and Tannis returned from a busy week in Regina at the CAFCN Conference and were pleased to see the education committee moving forward toward the end goal of National Certification in Canada.
PEDEd successfully hosted 2 workshops at the conference which included Assessment skills – Vascular assessment, Neuropathy assessment, and IN-Lows 60 Sec and the Sterilization workshop.
It was exciting to see the hands-on, and in some cases, shoes-off engagement by the nurses. One of the highlights was the enjoyment of watching the nurses participate in the newly created trivia games PEDed has just launched. Lots of laughter, and learning all around. Click here to check out CAFCN Conference to be held in Niagara Falls. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Advanced Education Mentor Day puts Smiles on Senior’s Faces
It was a full house last Friday at the Senior Come Share Society where foot care nurses took part in a PEDEd sponsored workshop, “Advanced Education Mentor Day,” leaving a positive impact in the Seniors Community in White Rock.
Sandra Tetrault and Tannis Sorge were the featured instructors, where they shared key topics in foot care nursing then gave the nurses the opportunity to put their knowledge on burrs and padding to practise in a clinical setting. There was a steady stream of seniors throughout the day, who were able to enjoy their foot care experience from nurses whose passion led them to make their chosen careers more than just a job. One nurse commented on the satisfaction she felt at the end of the day, knowing she had provided not only much needed foot care, but a time of connecting and sharing with the Seniors from around the community. Sandra Tetrault shared the joy she feels when she meets the unspoken needs of these seniors after going the extra mile to discover what they are, and enjoys seeing the benefits when nurses challenge themselves to a higher standard to do more than just get the job done.
Despite being on their feet all day, without so much as a coffee break, Sandra and Tannis shared their enthusiasm and motivated their students through their hands on mentorship, where they took the time to observe each nurse, one on one. With the inspiration from these two successful instructors, the student nurses hard work and a chance to interact and take care of the senior’s needs at the Come Share Society Home, it truly was a day to remember!
Lastly, a big “shout out” to the Come Share Society for hosting and opening their doors to this free community event!