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Safety Alert - Rapid Antigen At Home Testing Program

Safety Alert - Rapid Antigen At Home Testing Program

Rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals in a variety of settings across the province is being expanded. Rapid antigen testing is being used as a screening test to help sort people without symptoms who probably are not infected, from those who need to be further investigated. With more contagious variants now…

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Safety Alert - Supporting Mask Use & Vaccine Safety

Safety Alert - Supporting Mask Use & Vaccine Safety

SUPPORTING MASK USE IN YOUR PRACTICE  We know SUN members recognize that all people – patients, families, and frontline workers alike – have shared accountability for creating safe workplaces throughout the health system. This is especially true during a pandemic.   From time to time you may encounter individuals who are…

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Safety Alert - Exemption Update for N95 Respirators

Safety Alert - Exemption Update for N95 Respirators

Recently, as you are aware there have been two exemptions requested by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) with respect to N95 respirators.  To ensure all SUN members have the most current information regarding these requested exemptions please see the update below.   …

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SAFETY ALERT: Point of Care Risk Assessment, Your Professional Judgement & PPE

SAFETY ALERT: Point of Care Risk Assessment, Your Professional Judgement & PPE

On May 20, 2020, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, along with the other healthcare provider unions, signed a Joint Statement on Principles for Protecting the Health and Safety of Healthcare Workers, Patients, Clients, and Residents with the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The goal - ensuring healthcare providers, following a point of care risk assessment,…

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SAFETY ALERT: Changes to PPE Requirements for AGMPs

SAFETY ALERT: Changes to PPE Requirements for AGMPs

With the rapid growth in the presence of COVID-19 in the community, and the growing number of outbreaks within healthcare facilities, the risk of exposure for healthcare workers (HCW) is climbing and some screening mechanisms are no longer adequate. SUN has learned that changes are being made to personal protection equipment guidelines and precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to…

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