This week (May 9th to 15th) is National Nursing Week. Tomorrow, May 12th is also International Nurses Day! These awareness events were created to celebrate the contributions nurses make to the wellbeing of Canadians and to showcase the many roles that nurses play in our health-care journey.
A simple way to show your appreciation for our health care workers is to say, “thank you”. Canadians across the nation are saying “thank you” to our nurses and frontline health care providers through lawn signs, social media, discounts, and applause. Join in the celebration and find a unique way to say “thank you” from a distance.
Nurses and midwives play an important role in educating women about the risks of substance use during pregnancy, raising awareness about FASD, supporting women to reduce or eliminate their alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and connecting families of individuals with FASD with helpful supports and resources.