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03/30/2016

Bruxelles ma belle

http://www.afiso.be/Bruxelles-ma-belle_a804.html
Dear Belgian colleagues,

There are no words to express how horrible, inhumane, what happened in Brussels is.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the persons injured, all the families who have unfortunately lost their loved ones because of this horrible act.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and expression of deepest sympathy with the families of the victims affected by this horrible event.
My thoughts and prayers are also with all the Belgian colleagues who worked hard to face this catastrophic situation.
Dear colleagues and friends, take care and stay safe.
EORNA Board and I, send you all our support and consideration in this difficult time and our thoughts are with you all.
Warmest regards

May Karam
EORNA President
03/30/2016

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.
03/30/2016

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
Olivier Willieme
02/13/2016

Past-president C. Higgins wants a happy European Perioperative Nurses Day

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.
Caroline Higgins
11/17/2015

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.
  • The recent launch of the developed UK National Standards for interventional procedures (NatSSIPs) have a mandate for compliance from NHS England. AfPP were involved at every level on this and continue to contribute to these important initiatives.-The AfPP Standards and Recommendations for best practice are utilised and acknowledged throughout this document.
  • The reviewed AfPP Standards & Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice is due for publication in January 2016.
  • Collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, (inaugural education event-October 2015) and on-going commitment to work towards consensus and competency standard and education for advanced perioperative roles.
  • We have run a number of well attended study events throughout the UK bringing education and support to membership. All of which have evaluated very positively.
  • Residential Event York 2015 (July 30 to August 2) successfully delivered education and networking opportunities for staff involved in perioperative practice which evaluated well.
  • Please save the date for next years Residential Event which is also planned to be held in York 11-14 August 2016.
  • AfPP endorse -S.I.G.N.S. Safety Initiative Group for National Signage. Paper provided to all board members who attended Glasgow. Aim of this group is to establish a standardised set of graphical symbols for emergency equipment and drugs for use in the perioperative environment within the UK. If EORNA Board felt that they would like to hear from this group, we could ask them to present or provide additional information. This is a UK innovative and transferrable patient safety initiative.
  • AfPP Membership numbers continue to increase, the provision of personal indemnity insurance and the requirement for nursing to provide revalidation to the regulator NMC may be assisting this increase.
  • EORNA Representatives / changes : Adrian Jones Vice President AfPP replaces Sue Lord
  • Activities : AfPP-Residential Event 2016 on 11-14 August 2016
11/04/2015

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
YAEL EDRY
05/30/2015

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 !
11/17/2014

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.

Read more Inside the attachment or join www.esno.org

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