František Naňo - new Council member Slovakia
May 28, 2018
My name is Frantisek Nano. I have been working in anaesthesiology and intensive care for almost five years. Nowadays, I work at the I. Clinic of anaesthesiology and intensive medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Komensky University and University hospital Bratislava in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is the great place for my professional grow.
During my bachelor studies of nursing care, I took apart one semester at the Charles University in Prague where I was impressed by the world of anaesthesiology and intensive care. Because of that, I decided to work in this area.
I have been always interested in nursing care research and its outcomes because I believe that the future of nursing care, especially the critical care nursing, will be based on the scientific evidence.
It is the main reason I decided to join the Section of anaesthesiology and intensive care of Slovak chamber of nurses and midwifes.
I hope that our vocational section can be a relevant part of EfCCNa´s community and bring a new view on current questions and challenges of CCN.
EfCCNa welcomes new member association - Slovakia
Welcome to the Slovakian Association of Critical Care Nurses into the federation!
The Section of nurses working in anaesthesiology and intensive care was established in 2008, when was the “1. scientific conference of nurses working in anaesthesiology and intensive care” held. This vocational section falls under Slovak chamber of nurses and midwifes as one out of seventeen. Nowadays, we as a section organize National scientific conferences with international participation. After 10 years of conferences, we have brought to 1815 attendants 366 oral presentations, 78 posters, 123 exhibitors and international participants from Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Hungary, and Serbia. Section of nurses working in anaesthesiology and intensive care has its own structure: voted Head of section, 5 voted members of the section committee and members of the section (voluntary, cost-free).
Other activities of the section and its members include proceedings of abstracts and contributions with ISBN from every congress, contributions in domestic and foreign professional journals and on the web of Slovak chamber of nurses and midwifes.It is not only about formal side of our work. We keep the family of CCN professionals in our region together, offer them opportunities to grow professionally, give them chance to confront their opinions, gain new views in anaesthesiology and intensive care and create relationships between each other for next cooperation.
The EfCCNa is looking forward to a good cooperation.
The new Belgian Council Representative: Arnaud Bruyneel
May 8, 2018
Arnaud has been working in intensive care for 9 years. Currently, he works in the mobile team of acute medicine (ICU, PICU and emergency) at Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (Brussels).
He is also a teacher in intensive care specialization and emergency care at the Haute Ecole Condorcet in Mons and president of the SIZ Nursing (Belgian association of intensive care nurses).
Additionally he is working on a research project concerning N/P ratio via the Nursing Activities Score (NAS).
Welcome in EfCCNa, Arnaud - we are looking forward to a good cooperation
David Waters, UK Council representative
May 7, 2018
The Council meeting in Larnaka was the last one for David Waters as the U.K. representative. David has been engaged in EfCCNa for 10 years working on projects & advancing critical care nursing across Europe!
Besides being a representative he has become a board member in order to keep track on EU policy regarding critical care nursing. During this time a European Engagement Toolkit was developed, a practical resource which aims
to provide European critical care nurses with the information and resources to better understand and interact with European political matters, especially those that have a direct impact on critical care delivery.
The EfCCNa family thanks him very much for all his valuable contributions to EfCCNa projects, his engagement and his company.
We will miss him a lot and wish him all the best for his future life.