FORNA participates actively in different projects developing perioperative nursing and organizes professional training courses mainly once a year.
Today the association has about 2000 members. The association has representatives in different parts of Finland acting as the contact persons for the operating room nurses and promoting the local work. A training meeting for the representatives was held in October together with the national congress.
This year annual national congress was held in October in the ski resort Levi in Lapland. The theme of the congress was “The path of the tourist”. The topics covered different skiing accidents and other trauma, which is every day in Levi during wintertime. There were also other topics about perioperative nursing and an exhibition of the companies.
The association publishes Pinsetti journal four times a year. Some of the topics this year were gynaecology, urology, gastrology, traumatology and education.
Grants and scholarships can be applied from the association for educational purposes such as attending training courses. FORNA also supports local functions with grants.
FORNA will regenerate the co-operation with associations of anaesthesia nurses during the year 2014.
More information from web pages www.forna.org