Factsheets and Backgrounders

Title Description Date Download
Nursing Workforce Backgrounder 2016   2016-11-09 Download
Continuing Care Backgrounder 2015-12-08 Download
Nursing Workforce Backgrounder 2015-11-05 Download
Absenteeism and Overtime Fact Sheet 2015 2015-05-28 Download
Phamarcare Backgrounder 2014-11-27 Download
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Policy Directive: H1N1 Outbreak and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 2014-10-14 Download
Nursing Workforce Backgrounder 2014-07-11 Download
Safe Staffing Backgrounder CFNU’s latest report, Nursing Workload and Patient Care: Understanding the Value of Nurses, the Effects of Excessive Workload, and How Nurse-Patient Ratios and Dynamic Staffing Models Can Help, highlights some innovative staffing methods that lead to safe, quality patient care. 2013-02-26 Download
Nursing Workforce Backgrounder This factsheet provides an overview on the state of the nursing workforce. Nurses are the largest group of regulated health professionals in Canada. As of 2011, there were 270,724 registered nurses (RNs), 84,587 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and 5,214 registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) working as nurses in Canada. (Note: RPNs are regulated as a separate profession in the four western provinces and Yukon only.) In all there are 360,572 regulated nurses working as nurses in Canada. 2013-02-26 Download
Continuing Care Continuing care – the suite of services comprising long-term care, home care, respite care and palliative care is in need of serious reform across Canada. Insufficient funding, lack of access, lack of planning, including lack of discharge planning, poor quality, unsafe staffing and a patchwork of care regulations and standards across the country have led to a crisis for Canadians in need of continuing care. The implications impinge on the acute care system, creating backlogs and inappropriate care settings, thereby compromising the quality of care for patients and the efficiency of the system as a whole. 2012-05-31 Download