Talk Tuesdays


Talk Tuesdays is a virtual forum that takes place every Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm. Each forum will have a featured topic based on members’ input and questions.

The forums feature a nurse with specialized knowledge and skills in the topic area. The first 30 minutes of the session are a brief overview of the topic, followed by an open Q&A period where participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share stories.   

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Upcoming sessions

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July 14 -The pandemic: A northern/remote nursing perspective

Join us for a discussion about pandemic preparation with a Northern Flair. You’ll hear about some of the unique challenges in working with a highly vulnerable population, limited resources and vast geography and the innovative and creative problem solving that resulted.

Presenter

Shannon Guerreiro
VP Clinical Services & Interprofessional Practice Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Health Region

Shannon Guerreiro has experienced many settings during her 31 years of nursing, from rehabilitation to emergency, from mental and primary health to medicine and long term care. Shannon was a front line nurse who provided care at the bedside for 17 years before taking on the challenge of informing and improving practice with progressively increasing leadership responsibilities. She went on to lead many changes in the positions of manager, director and Chief Nursing Officer, finally arriving at her current position of VP of Clinical Services, Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer for the Northern Health Region. The North has proven to be an inspiring adventure, from weather to floods, from fires to fugitives at large. But perhaps the biggest challenge to date has been to lead her remarkable team through a pandemic. 

Every step of the way has provided a once in a career opportunity to work closely with provincial nursing leaders, indigenous partners and professionals from all disciplines to navigate COVID-19.  
 

July 21 -TBA

 

July 28 - Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Indigenous Communities during COVID-19: A Grad Nurse Practitioner Perspective

Michelle Weighell, RN(GNP) MN, will discuss the changes she has experienced since beginning her role in February of this year as a graduate nurse practitioner (NP) in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. She'll discuss how NP practice has evolved in order to continue service delivery in rural and indigenous communities. She'll also share her experience of being deployed to the COVID-19 Specimen Collection Sites, the initial fear of working there and the stigma attached to it. She'll share the various coping mechanisms and tools she has used and as well as supports provided by Prairie Mountain Health to manage and adapt to the constant change and added stressors during COVID-19.

Presenter

Michelle Weighell, RN(GNP) MN, Primary Care Nurse

 

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