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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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COVID-19 Workplace Transmission & What to Do

COVID-19 Workplace Transmission & What to Do

As of November 23, 2020, there are 194 healthcare workers in Saskatchewan who have tested positive for COVID-19.    SUN, and other health care unions, have been asking the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan to provide details on how many SUN members have tested positive and, of those that have tested positive, how many have contracted COVID-19 in the…

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Health Care Worker Exposure Risk Matrix UPDATE: Expired & Reprocessed N95 Respirators

Health Care Worker Exposure Risk Matrix UPDATE: Expired & Reprocessed N95 Respirators

Health Care Worker Exposure Risk Matrix Over the weekend, SUN was advised the SHA updated the Risk Classification for Asymptomatic Healthcare Workers (HCWs) with Potential Exposure to COVID-19 Patients/Resident/Clients in Healthcare Settings document. The document was updated to provide “additional clarity” regarding exposure and isolation procedures for staff. The SHA has…

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