December 2014   Comments


Informing and involving the nursing community

CNA is committed to supporting your practice. This special issue of Canadian Nurse provides relevant and timely information on Ebola.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has been a valued partner in developing content for this issue. Part of PHAC’s mandate is to work with all levels of government on infectious disease prevention and control and to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. We were pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with PHAC.

Many members of the nursing and health-care communities also contributed to this issue. The list includes Infection Prevention and Control Canada (one of the members of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties), nurse leaders and employers, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and RNs on the front lines, who shared their expertise on infection prevention and control, patient and staff safety, and Ebola preparedness and planning. This collective effort demonstrates how effectively we all come together at critical times.

I thank everyone who is involved in the global Ebola response and extend special appreciation to nurses who are helping in affected areas. It takes great strength to provide this level of care. I am proud to be your colleague.

Here at home, where we are once again in the midst of flu season, we should be cognizant of doing all we can to prevent the spread of influenza. I encourage you to get the flu shot to protect yourself, your co-workers, your family and those in your care.

If you have any questions or comments on this special issue, please get in touch with us at

Anne Sutherland Boal, RN, BA, MHSA

CNA recognizes the time and expertise contributed by our partners to this issue:

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