Pain Excellence Award
Do you know someone who is a champion for pain?
Are you a champion for pain?
This award is presented biennially to any nurse (RN, RN(NP), RPN, LPN) who actively promotes best practices in pain management in their daily work and/or in their workplace including advocacy.
Anyone can nominate a deserving nurse!
members of the PPG Executive are not eligilble
2014 - Barb Hale
Palliative Care Consultant RQHR
2016 - Norma Tyndall
Norma works at Pineview Lodge in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. She is an educator for the Pallium LEAP program “Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care”.
“Norma has a passion for promoting effective pain management. She advocates for clients experiencing pain and is seen as a valuable resource for prescribers in acute, chronic, and palliative pain situations. Norma has taken further education to pursue best practice in the area of pain management. Norma utilizes best practice in the management of clients experiencing pain. Norma’s passion shines through daily in her role as Registered Nurse working in long term care. Norma has a passion for the need for effective pain management and advocates for clients experiencing pain as well as takes the opportunity to share her knowledge and passion by educating colleagues and students.”
2016 - Joanne Ulvild
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Joanne works at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.
“Joanne actively seeks education and information on pain management and provides appropriate care for her patients. Recognition of her efforts would allow her to attend the Pain Management Conference and assist in providing her with the ongoing education needed by nurses to promote best practice in pain management.
Joanne is an active participant of an interprofessional team working to full scope in the assessment and management of patients on her unit. She is knowledgeable, and practices safely and compassionately. I have seen Joanne advocating for her patients for optimal pain control so they are comfortable and able to participate with their daily activities. She assists other staff in recognizing pain, and with the assessment and outcomes of good pain control.”
In describing the unit she works in, Joanne says, “With our palliative patients it is important that the client have adequate pain management to the point of having no pain. That is one of the most important treatments, because with the pain medications we have today no one should have to suffer!”