Update: COVID-19

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) continues to monitor COVID-19 to ensure that appropriate measures and supports are in place to protect the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, registrants, and members of the public.

Changes to our Business Operations

Our office is closed to visitors but you can continue to reach us by phone at (204) 888-4841 or by e-mail at crpnm@crpnm.mb.ca

We are no longer accepting in-person appointments.

Visit our Staff Directory if you would like to leave a voice message for a particular member of our team.

Accepting Documents Electronically

If you have documents to submit to the CRPNM (such as Criminal Records and Child and Adult Abuse Registry checks and identification documents) you can submit them electronically. You can find more information about the requirements for scanned or photographed documents and how to submit them here.

If you do not have a scanner, you are welcome to drop off your documents in the mail slot at the CRPNM at 1854 Portage Ave in Winnipeg or mail them to us. Please find our complete mailing address here.

COVID-19 Resources for Health Providers

Registered Psychiatric Nurses are encouraged to review credible and reliable sources of information, daily, for updates on COVID-19 that may affect their practice.

RPNs Providing Services Outside the Publicly Funded System

RPNs providing services outside of the publicly funded system should frequently check the public health orders and the COVID-19 resources for health-care providers to ensure they are following provincial recommendations. This includes the Shared Health Resources for Health Care Providers which describes the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required in different clinical settings.

As a reminder, informed consent to receive services includes providing the client with information about the risks, benefits, and alternatives for services- this discussion should be inclusive of the risk for COVID -19 transmission. 

All clinical services that can be provided virtually should continue. In person visits require careful consideration on the impacts to space, staff resources and personal protective equipment (PPE).

RPNs who practice as a contractor or who are self-employed and offering services within the health system are also encouraged to seek the guidance of the health region(s) in which they work to confirm their services can continue (e.g. for those who may provide service within a PCH).

Practice Support

Although our office will be closed, staff are working remotely and are available to support RPNs. We will continue to provide RPNs with links to recently published practice directions and other publications that may guide your practice during this time.

If you have questions about the CRPNM practice documents, please contact the Practice Consultant/Deputy Registrar at (204) 888-4841 (ext 4).

Resources for the Public

To learn more about the virus, visit the World Health Organization’s info page and the government of Canada’s Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

Guidance for all Manitobans, published by the Province of Manitoba, is available here.  This guidance includes information about physical  distancing and self-isolation and the COVID-19 Screening Self-Assessment Tool.

Updated November 10, 2020

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