Modernisation of the EU Professional Qualifications directive
The EU Committee Internal Market und Consumer Protection, IMCO are close to adopting a modernisation of the Directive 2005/36/EC, which concerns the recognition of professional qualifications, particularly the general education prior to the nursing school.
The EU Commission's proposal was that the "admission to training for nurses shall be contingent upon completion of general education of 12 years", which is already minimal requirement for all EU Member States except for two countries. Yet, the EU Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety ENVI (ENVI) voted on 6th Nov. 2012 in opposition, stating "a general education of at least 10 years" would be sufficient.
ESNO, the European Specialist Nursing Organisation, has prepared a petition in order to reject all amendments that would propose 10 years instead of 12 years as prerequisites for Nursing education.
(see petition and more information about this topic on the ESNO website, http://www.esno.org)
EfCCNa position statement on the nurses' role in weaning from ventilation released!
October 12, 2012
This information and position statement should be shared with all national associations who are members of EfCCNa, and other relevant groups involved in the care of mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU environment.
Acute Kidney Injury: A guide to clinical practice
September 26, 2012
Dr John Albarran (EfCCNa) together with Dr Maria Saraiva (EDTNA) has recently completed the development of an edited handbook entitled Acute Kidney Injury: A guide to clinical practice.
The book is a initiative of EDTNA/ERCA (European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association), EfCCNa and HENNA (Hellenic Nephrology Nurses Association)
This resource for practitioners was officially launched on the 17th of September 2012 in Strasburg and is now available as a pdf on the EfCCNa web pages.
Virtual Issue Nursing in Critical Care
Nursing in Critical Care has recently launched a virtual issue on infection control which is a collection of papers which is freely available to all who visit the home page http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1478-5153