Welcome, Biljana Savic - Serbia's new Council Member
August 26, 2015
EfCCNa is happy to indroduce the new representative of the Serbian Critical Care Nursing Organisation (UINARS), Biljana Savic.
Biljana is the successor of Gordana Dragosev who served in this role for a long time.
We thank Gordana very much for her valuable contribution to the Council work of EfCCNa and especially for her great role in organising the EfCCNa congress in Belgrade in 2013 and welcome Biljana very warmely.
Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in intensive care units: an international online survey
August 16, 2015
The EfCCNa is fully aware that 17,000 of its members from 26 national associations work on a daily basis with central lines. EfCCNa therefore endorses this important international survey and urges nurses from its member associations to participate. The invitation to participate came from the Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Dr Stijn Blot).
Please read the information below and click on the survey link to participate.
Dr Bronagh Blackwood
PREVENTION OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS (CLABSI) IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS: AN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SURVEY
Background: Bloodstream associated infections (BSI) are frequent in ICU’s, severe, and to a large extent preventable.
Objectives: Online survey to document knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding CLABSI prevention in intensive care units in 2015 worldwide.
Target Group: Medical doctors and nurses working in ICUs worldwide
About the survey: The survey is short (can be completed in 10 minutes).
Timeline: The survey will be available online from June 2015-October 2015
Benefits for participants: For those completing the survey,access in real time to selected results. After completion of the survey, open (online) access to (1) publishedscientific article presenting main aggregated results, (2) country-specific results, (3) The entire original database.
The more replies for a country, the more useful the results will be for this country.
Participate in the survey: The survey can be taken in 10 different languages.
Please click on the respective links below depending on your language of choice
Italian-Prevenzione delle Infezioni del torrente ematico associate a catetere centrale (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, CLABSI) nelle Unità di Terapia Intensiva: un'indagine internazionale
On behalf of the team from the healthcare acquired infections unit, Scientific Institute for Public Health, Belgium we would like to thank you for your time and participation.
Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid, Brussel, Belgi�
Institut scientifique de Sant� Publique, Bruxelles, Belgique
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Critical Care Doctoral European Nurses Group in EfCCNa
May 8, 2015
The EfCCNa is committed to advancing the art and science of critical care nursing across the European countries; therefore it is facilitating a Critical Care Doctoral European Nursing group (Critical Care DEN) to bring together nurses across Europe engaged in critical care research. The inaugural meeting of this group took place in January 2015 at the 6th EfCCNa Congress in Valencia, Spain.
Potential benefits of such a group would be to enable doctoral prepared nurse researchers to:
- meet with others adopting similar research approaches and at similar stages in their research careers
- discuss their work in progress, receive collaboration and feedback from peers
- share data, share and build skills in research methods and analysis
- discuss developments in critical care research
- build on existing research strengths and discuss collaboration in future critical care projects and grant applications
- mentor and encourage junior researchers
The group welcomes nurses who are either undertaking or who have completed a Doctoral programme in any European country (e.g. PhD; DPhil; DNS; Professional Doctorate or similar). Further details will appear shortly, but in the meantime, if you are interested in joining the group please send your name, qualifications, affiliation and country, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICN Declaration on Nurses & Ebola
November 2, 2014
The International Council of Nurses
Madrid declaration on Nursing and Ebola.
Press release: Nurses call on governments to create safe workplaces for the care of Ebola patients
- Conclusions of high-level international nursing summit on Ebola
New E-Learning module 'Acute kidney injury' released
The NICE guideline ‘Acute kidney injury’, released in August 2013 focuses on identifying practice that might improve care and outcomes in the risk assessment, prevention, early recognition and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a non-specialist or primary care setting. There are already learning programmes on this topic available for doctors and pharmacists, but none aimed at nurse and healthcare support workers. This e-learning tool aims to fill that gap.