Family practice and primary care nurses work as part of a collaborative team alongside family physicians. They provide support to patients and physicians alike by improving patient access and enhancing quality of service from both perspectives. Family practice and primary care nurses also provide comprehensive patient care which in turn improves health outcomes. The Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association (CFPNA) was founded to connect the quickly growing number of nurses working in the family practice and primary care sector of Canada.
The CFPNA was established by seven dynamic nurses who met at a conference in 2006. After finding that they shared a deep interest in family practice and primary care nursing they found they had a shared vision as well; as you could say, the rest is history! It was then that they decided to form a national association to help minimize the isolation regularly experienced by nurses working in the primary care and family practice sector. The CFPNA was established in June of 2008 as a not for profit organization providing networking opportunities, shared resources and continuing education events to their members.
The CFPNA offers an online primary care toolkit that was developed in partnership with other health care partners. It provides family practice and primary care nurses with evidence-based knowledge on vital information including clinical practice guidelines, medical directives, patient education tools and care flow sheets and much more. As a recognized associate group of the Canadian Nurses Association the CFPNA is a national voice that will be used to promote and advance the role of family practice and primary care nurses for years to come.
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