Year of the Nurse & the Midwife


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. AHS is celebrating the year and the profession's historic legacy and continued role in our healthcare system.

The year also marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. To build on her legacy, the WHO is challenging healthcare organizations to offer leadership and development opportunities through the Nightingale Challenge.

AHS has accepted the challenge and invites all nurses and midwives to sign up.


Throughout September and October, we will be focusing on Innovation. Innovation can take shape in many forms and sizes. For example, it can be:

  • A new idea
  • An existing idea or leading practice applied in a new setting
  • A different lens applied to an old problem leading to new insights or improvement.

We want to hear about your experience with innovation, How has innovation improved care for a patient? What about your practice? Share your experiences in the activities below.


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. AHS is celebrating the year and the profession's historic legacy and continued role in our healthcare system.

The year also marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. To build on her legacy, the WHO is challenging healthcare organizations to offer leadership and development opportunities through the Nightingale Challenge.

AHS has accepted the challenge and invites all nurses and midwives to sign up.


Throughout September and October, we will be focusing on Innovation. Innovation can take shape in many forms and sizes. For example, it can be:

  • A new idea
  • An existing idea or leading practice applied in a new setting
  • A different lens applied to an old problem leading to new insights or improvement.

We want to hear about your experience with innovation, How has innovation improved care for a patient? What about your practice? Share your experiences in the activities below.

Innovation


The Face Behind the Mask
Kathy's Innovation was to pin her picture on her lanyard to better connect with patients during COVID-19
Have you ever questioned why something was done a certain way? When we take time to explore these questions it can lead to new or creative ways of doing things better - or innovation. Innovation manifests itself in many ways: a new idea, applying an existing idea or technique to a new setting, or harnessing technology to support care.

We want to hear from you.


  • What does innovation mean to you? Why is it important? 

OR

  • Tell us about a time when an innovative practice was implemented in your care setting. What did you do, and how did it lead to an improvement?

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I know exactly what you mean Justine when you say "how can this be made better". I was part of an interprofessional team in a school district created to address ways to help kids stay focused in school. The purpose of the wellness center on campus was to address mental health, truancy and drug issues in the student. Initially the team was made up of social workers, counsellors and law enforcement. The team realized there are health concerns that students are experiencing affecting their classes and attendance that a nurse could address. My role as the wellness project nurse was innovative in that in looking at how to make things better I identified trends in the student population around health issues e.g. teenage pregnancy, talking with a student when a parent was hospitalized, being teased for being overweight, etc. From that specific health counselling and support groups were formed.

Linda.juse 4 days ago

Innovation to me means recognizing opportunities for new ideas and ways of improving care when faced with gaps in practice. Innovation can come from negative experiences when they are viewed with a positive and opportunistic approach. Innovations can be as simple as adding a follow 15 min phone call to a clinic visit or as complex as creating an entirely new clinic for a specific type of condition. Instead of just saying "what is wrong" innovation comes from asking "how can this be made better?"

JustineBremnerRN 9 days ago