Mandatory training: 1214 practical nurses struck off at the same time

News 11 July, 2017
  • Stéphane Gendron

    Tuesday, 11 July, 2017 21:29

    Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:39

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    RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP | Not less than 1214 nursing assistants in Quebec have been struck of a sudden by their professional order to the end of June, in particular because they had not completed the required mandatory training of 10 hours.

    It is therefore no longer a licensed practical nurse on 30, on the 29 000 who work in the health centres of Quebec, which has been struck off and cannot practise at the moment.

    “They have two years to do 10 hours of mandatory training. People have different reasons for not having done so. This may be personal problems or some think that they are only formations of the employer data. It is necessary to learn continuously “, said the president of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec, Carole Grant.

    Nursing assistants can give medications, take samples, and check vital signs.


    The CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent, for example, 12 auxiliary nurses have been deregistered from their professional association because they had not completed their hours of required training.

    “When we received the notice by mail on July 4, we asked for the automatic removal of these auxiliary nurses,” said Lise Chabot, of the communications department of the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent.

    The 12, only three were active. The others were on sick leave, vacation or maternity leave.

    Some of the evidence that they had completed the required training, but had not yet confirmed their professional order.

    The director of nursing of the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Brigitte Fraser, said it had never seen a similar situation in the past.

    Advised several times

    The nursing assistants in Quebec have been notified up to two times that they had to do their 10 hours of training.

    The directors of the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent will focus on the case of three auxiliary nurses removed from the work.

    “In addition to the systematic withdrawal of the work, currently, the director of nursing analyzes the different files of these three people to know if there are further measures which could be data,” says Lise Chabot.

    To be able to return to work, the nursing assistants will be required to do the hours of training required by the employer or on the site of the order, and the proof. They will then repeat the order.