With Ocean Wise, Toronto Chefs Take Seafood Sustainability to the Next Level.

by Ocean Wise On April 26, Toronto-area Ocean Wise chefs joined forces to celebrate a fresh new take on seafood, emphasizing the need to make ocean-friendly choices for the health of our oceans. By taking a bold stance to serve Ocean Wise seafood, Toronto’s leading chefs are helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of our oceans for the future generations of chefs. On April 26, Ocean Wise chefs, ambassadors and advisory group welcomed Luma Restaurant as a new Ocean Wise partner in Toronto Local chefs welcomed new Ocean Wise partner Luma Restaurant to the esteemed group of about 50 Ocean Wise partners in Toronto – […]

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Making a difference in a demanding Nursing Career.

BY BARRY HORECZY, POSTMEDIA NEWS Gurleen Gill, a Toronto-based community nurse, has some straightforward advice for anyone thinking of going into nursing as a career. “Go into it for the right reasons and really pace yourself and know your limits,” she says. “It’s easy to get burned out in a nursing career. Understand how you much you should do. Find out what you love about nursing, get in touch with what your skills are and what you’re strong at and see if it coincides what it takes to be a nurse.” Gill, 28, just marked her five-year anniversary as a […]

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8 Ways to Become a Better Nurse

by Phil Baumann One of the benefits of being away from bedside nursing is that I’ve had time to reflect on my own performance. How could I have been better? What simple precepts would have helped? Being out of the “fog of war” has given me a clearer view of what’s right and what’s wrong in health care. Our culture doesn’t offer much positive encouragement for the nursing profession. That’s a costly shame, as many Baby Boomers soon will discover. To help out, I’ve come up with eight ways to become a better nurse. Pay attention to how you perceive your […]

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Creative expression in abundance

originally published by Canadian Nurse Lynda McLeod encourages nurses to practice self-care through art. She doesn’t mince words about the importance of art in her life. “Without it, I couldn’t be involved in nursing,” says the 54-year-old educator and artist. “I couldn’t take the pain and the sadness and the discord you encounter as a nurse without having a place to leave it all behind at the end of the day.” McLeod points to research showing that simply being exposed to art can provide a host of benefits for patients — among them are lower levels of anxiety, a reduced need for […]

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Working Outdoors? Five Items You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without.

by Dixie Uniforms Long, hot summers and freezing winters can make working outdoors challenging, at best. It’s important that outdoor workers protect themselves, both against the elements and against worksite injury. Before you spend your next day on the job site, consider these five crucial items that can keep you save and comfortable. Protective eyewear. If you’re in the sun all day, it’s important to protect your eyes against ultraviolet rays. Over time, prolonged exposure to UV rays can damage the cornea and lens of the eye, contributing to increased risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, and even vision loss. If […]

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From Nursing Scrubs to Work Wear – It’s All About Comfort

by Dixie Uniforms Ask any professional who wears clothing specific to their job and they’ll tell you that comfort is the most important thing they look for. From nurses to chefs to construction workers, comfort allows them to do their job to the best of their ability.  However, finding the perfect uniform for work can be a bit challenging. Comfortable Clothing for Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers need to be comfortable on the job. Nursing Scrubs that are too tight restrict movement and can affect a worker’s ability to move quickly with full range of motion. In a job requiring split […]

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