Concurrent Sessions

C2 Enhancing RN Practice to Maximize Patient Care in FHT Offices

Theme 2. Optimizing access to interprofessional teams

Presentation Details

  • Date: 10/17/2016
  • Concurrent Session C
  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
  • Room: Metropolitan Ballroom West
  • Style: Panel Discussion (in addition to providing information, panelists interact with one another to explore/debate a topic)
  • Focus: Practical (e.g. Presentation on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team environment)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Clinical providers, Administrative staff, Representatives of stakeholder/partner organizations

Learning Objectives

This practical presentation will provide attendees with concrete ways to enhance the roles of FHT RNs collaborating in-office with family physicians. Specific procedures and treatments will be cited and steps presented to increase scope of practice and open important conversations with FHT physicians to the end of enhancing FHT RN in-office practice for maximum health outcomes for patients.    A copy of the City of Kawartha Lakes “Family Registered Nurse Scope of Practice” guidelines will be provided to attendees.


Survey results will be shared as part of this presentation. The survey data will compare the time FHT RNs spent on more episodic care to time spent on the same – and new – care in our FHT RNs’ enhanced scope of practice. For example, time/number of routine injections conducted weekly pre-change compared to time/number of injections and new well-baby visits conducted since the enhanced RN practice initiative began.  Graph and chart visuals will be included to illustrate rate and strength of change.


  • Kylie Pankhurst, Family Health Registered Nurse, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team
  • Leslie Broadworth, Family Health Registered Nurse, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team
  • Steve Oldridge, President, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team
  • Name TBA (participation confirmed), RN Coordinator, Hamilton Family Health Team
  • Marina Hodsom, Executive Director, Kawartha North Family Health Team

Authors & Contributors

  • Mike Perry, Executive Director, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team
  • Linda Ready NP, Clinical Practice Coordinator, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team