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Providing exceptional patient care and achieving optimal outcomes is the global goal of perioperative nursing, a goal that requires nurses to be empowered as individuals, and collectively. This power is strengthened by global collaboration, sharing common challenges and innovative solutions to address these challenges. The past year has made us aware of the important role perioperative nurses assume in rapid, coordinated response to mass casualty events. Lessons learned from terrorist attacks will be presented by experts from Belgium and...
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News from Sweden
An evidence-based guideline on "Surgical smoke" was produced in 2015 by the Quality Council of the Swedish Operating Room Nurses Association, SEORNA. The guideline highlights the hazards, and recommends protection of the harmful ultrafine particles in the surgical smoke. Also a review of the literature was performed in 2016, and published as an article in the Journal of SEORNA, named “Uppdukat”. It has then been translated into English and named "Operating room nurses work environment due to surgical smoke".
Invokana drug recall by FDA
Invokana belongs to a newer class of Type 2 diabetes treatments called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of medication that works by stopping glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood. The FDA warned Invokana can also cause ketoacidosis, a condition that requires hospitalization and can cause fatal swelling of the brain, severe dehydration and coma.
News from Finland
Happy 2016, everyone! Here are some news from Finland and FORNA. I would not like to start with the bad news, but that is how the situation in Finland is at the moment.
Finland is facing some serious financial and economical issues, as many other European countries do. Our new government (that was elected in May 2015) has decided to cut the costs of Finnish social welfare and healthcare by reforming the system. This has actually been in process already for years but nothing has been decided until now. However, the battle is still going on of how to carry out the reform. (If you want to read more, you may find some info under this link: www.alueuudistus.fi/en/frontpage.
EU is giving Finland ”a serious warning” concerning the economics
FORNA organized its annual 2-day national congress in September 2015. The congress was a success, the participants gave a very high grades for the organizing team. This year 2016 the congress will be held in October, and the new team is already working hard to make it a good one, too.
Jaana Perttunen was re-elected to be the president of FORNA for the following 3 year period. She also continues her post as an EORNA representative. FORNA´s other EORNA representative is Simo Toivonen.
FORNA publishes a journal ”Pinsetti” which is issued 4 times a year. Pinsetti supports the professional identity of operating room nurses and and maintains and develops practical skills and expertise.
FORNA´s official website is www.forna.fi. FORNA is also seen on the social media; the association has its Facebook page, which is both a formal and an informal site to keep in touch with the members. The number of members is at the moment approximately 1800.
The association also grants scholarships and stipends for educational purposes or research and developmental projects.
News from Czeck Republic
Country : Czech Republic
Association name : CZORNA
Event name : Congress of perioperative nurses with international attendance
Date and venue of Next National Conference : 10.6.-11.6.2016
Current President name / change : Jaroslava Jedličková
Past-president C. Higgins wants a happy European Perioperative Nurses Day
Dear all, happy EPND to you all. I would like to extend my personal wishes for a happy and prosperous year to all perioperative nurses and wish EORNA continued success in the future.
UK - News from AfPP (Association for Perioperative Practice)
AfPP continues to provide representation to a number of national working parties looking at the wider issues relating to patient safety and quality.
News from Israel
Country : Israel
Association name : IPNA
Event name : new technologies and new surgeries an education meeting for OR nurses
Date and venue of Next National Conference : September 2016
Website address to create link from www.eorna.eu to your conference main page : www.ipnaor.coi.co.il
Current President name / change : Yael Edry
News : IPNA celebrate 26 years anniversary
Last May we had election for officers: Yael Edry elected to presidency, Ahuva Friedman and Michael Elin for Vice president.
Last September we had our national conference: "The hand over during the perioperative procedure" ; 300 delegates participated.
In November the 4th we have education meeting for OR nurses about new surgery procedures and new technologies collaboration between J&J and IPNA.
We attending to celebrate the EPND in February 2016 in a huge event , for OR nurses from all over the country.
This year we attending to update guidelines and position statement, that need to be updated and send your suggestion to the official health administration.
EORNA Representatives / changes : Yael Edry , Michael Elin
WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey
As announced by Professor Pittet on 5 May 2015, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey is launched on 1st June 2015. You can find the results of the first survey undertaken in 2011 at http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/hhsa_framework/en/.
Read more here !
ESNO announces Ms. Francoise Charnay-Sonnek as New President
On behalf of the General Assembly of the ESNO, I am happy to announce that Ms Francoise Charnay-Sonnek has been elected as the new President of ESNO. The membership of ESNO extends warmest congratulations and every success to her in her new position.
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