Nursing Issues - Projects
The CPS NI SIG has been involved in several exciting initiatives. Current project leaders may be looking for your expertise or enthusiasm to work on any of the projects listed below. Please consider participating in these or future initiatives. If you are involved in an exciting pain management initiative or if you are aware of a colleague who is working on a great project, then please consider bringing your work to the attention of the CPS NI SIG group NursingSIG@canadianpainsociety.ca
The following is a summary of past and current projects:
Mona Sawhney is the moderator for the CPS NI SIG list-serve (established in September 1999). Previously this list serve was the Pain Nursing list serve that many nurses across the country used for several years. The name changed to reflect the evolution of this national group. There are over 200 members from across the country on this web based CPS NI SIG list-serve. If you have not connected with this valuable group, please consider doing so, at the above internet address.
How to set up a CPS NI SIG user account
http://www.screencast.com/users/ShirleyM/folders/Jing/media/ab64fc7e-d2f6-49da-ab06-f33a5eb52900 or click HERE
How to navigate the CPS NI SIG List Serve site
http://www.screencast.com/users/ShirleyM/folders/Jing/media/ee9784a4-8c39-4d9a-bb7b-21e4fd400e1a or click HERE
Accreditation Pain Standard Implementation Manual
Accreditation Pain Manual- Making It Happen.pdf
The Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation includes comprehensive pain assessment and management as part of the standards required for accreditation. In 2004, a guide to assist organizations in achieving these standards was developed by members of the CPS NI SIG (led by Mona Sawhney). The manual Accreditation Pain Standard - Making it Happen is available on the CPS website in both English and French. Please continue to support this initiative by encouraging your organizations and others to utilize this valuable resource.
CPS SIG-NI Newsletter
The executive committee of the CPS NI SIG will be providing regular communications to members via the list serve and CPS newsletter across the country. At this time, members can find updated information in these areas. Items to be shared with the membership should be emailed to NursingSIG@canadianpainsociety.ca
Recruitment to CPS
One of the goals of the CPS NI SIG includes the encouragement of nursing recruitment and nursing involvement within the CPS. This group worked together to identify ways to promote the SIG and to expand membership across the country. Please share your awareness of the NI SIG with your colleagues.
Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC)
This group is a partnership of patient pain groups, health professionals who care for people in pain, and scientists studying better ways of treating pain. Celeste Johnston is a member of the CPC board of directors. Please connect at www.canadianpaincoalition.ca to learn
more about this group.
National Pain Awareness Week
The CPC and the NI SIG originally partnered together in 2006 during National Pain Awareness Week in collaboration with Loblaw’s Pharmacies across Canada. The event provided education to the public on pain and its management with the help of volunteer SIG-NI nurses from across the country. Information clinics were set up to provide resources for the public. A pain information kit was also sold to raise money for the Canadian Pain Coalition. The NI SIG has partnered with CPC from 2006-2009 (e.g. Dell Pharmacies and various community shopping malls) to provide free pain information clinics to local communities across the country. The NI SIG members volunteering at these events involve nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, and psychologists. Other activities include member participation in the CPC Pennies for Pain fundraiser. Interested volunteers from across the country who would like to be involved in future National Pain Awareness weeks are invited to contact us for further information.
Opioid Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners
A group of CPS NI SIG members have worked together to support the role of nursing in opioid prescriptive authority across the country. If you have an interest in this area, please post your questions or concerns on the list-serve for discussion or contact the NI SIG Chairperson @ NursingSIG@canadianpainsociety.ca.
National Strategy Project
Quebec City Convention Centre 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Several surveys of the CPS membership, including from the NI SIG, have indicated the need for the educational resource of patient cases to facilitate knowledge translation with both students and clinicians. As a result, the NI SIG organized a case writing project as part of their reception dinner and networking session at the CPS meeting on Thursday May 28th. A large number of nurses from across Canada and various settings worked in small groups using the “Build-a Case” method (Ryan et al., 2004) to develop 4 patient scenarios common to their practice. These patient cases were presented to the NI SIG and Education SIG membership for input and validation. Scenarios have now been posted on the website and are available as an education resource for all members here.
The CPS Nursing Issues SIG looks forward to sharing future initiatives with our CPS colleagues.
Download our brochure here.
For further information, please contact NI SIG Chairperson at NursingSIG@canadianpainsociety.ca