UPDATE - 3-10-2018, ESNO AMR-Vacciantion Guide

ESNO update 

Dear ESNO members, members of the AMR-Vaccination Nurses Guide focus group and those shared their interest to contribute

Working Group ESNO AMR-Vaccination Guide

The 21th September we were invited by the Commission to have the first meeting at their venue, and this was a success. We have managed to finalise the content and started to include names with field of lead per section: work to be done. In this mail we are sharing this document to you and update you on the project. Before starting we did a tour de table and Charles Price gave wordings of welcome

Present FLTR: Charles Price (DG Sante), Yves Brandt (EPHA), Ber Oomen (ESNO) Patrick Crombez (EONS), Jeanette Verkerk (EAUN) Maria Teresa Parisotto (EDTNA-ERCA) Johan de Munter (EONS) Judith Perez Gomez (Vaccine Europe) 

Charles Price welcomed us to DG Sante and explained why they see our contribution as very relevant. To their impression, what you do is a great example how civil -the specialist nurses- society is engaging, v…

ESNO, Nurses Guide on AMR and Vaccination

In process, the ESNO Nurses Information and Education Guide on Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) and Vaccination

Regarding  the current role of nurses in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), ESNO regards that thus far there had been a lack of involvement of specialist nurses on this issue and that there is great potential to increase involvement in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, surveillance of the incidence of drug-resistant infections and education of patients on this topic. ESNO aims to raise awareness and educate nurses on this topic; equipping nurses to tackle AMR is now a top priority for the organisation. In addition, this initiative also acts as an extension of a request from the European Commission to ESNO to play an active role on AMR and Vaccination 
On the vaccination, in recent years, ESNO has observed a significant increase in infectious diseases that could be prevented by vaccination. This increase was also accompanied by serious outbreaks, resulting in the …



Soon more information on the ESNO congress 21 February 2019 in Brussels

ESNO Public Relation material

The first ESNO flyer have arrived at our office and soon available at events and congressen. End next week 2 new roll-up banners ready for display at health events, raising the profile of the specialist and advanced nurses in all health Friends.

ESNO representing this 'One Nurse'

"How many nurses does ESNO represent", this a far too often question addressed in the European bubble, in the parliament, European Institutes, NGO's and industry, but to nurses in this European enenvironment like  '....asking a fish to prove the wetness of water...'. It is such an obvious question but somehow difficult to answer, but we do our best.

The basics on a response shows how difficult it is to speak in exact numbers ESNO represents,  like it is for more of ESNO members. One of the members have about 40.000 or even double, and others have also in the same number but we cannot count them. Too often we receive the question ' many nurses do you represent.... ' but this is a quotative question. Repeatedly we have to explain that roughly there are about 3.000.000 nurses in Europe, and all are in somehow a specialist area, in specialist areas and some in advanced levels, and the last group we have ESNO as lead.

Nurses have also a kind of field of…

Facebook and Nurses Code of Ethics

Information on health and all related to personal health and vulnerability is high sensitive, on sickness, therapy, profession and so on this is a fundament everyone understands. And for that reason -to emphasis on that- Nurses have signed by their graduation a code of coduct and ethics before getting their diploma and certificates. All Nurses codes on ethics in the world are inspired and/or partly copied from the ICN Code of Ethics. The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, most recently revised in 2012, is a guide for action based on social values and needs. The ICN Code of Ethics guides nurses in everyday choices and it supports their refusal to participate in activities that conflict with caring and healing. At the very start it mentions "The nurse holds in confidence personal information and uses judgement in sharing this information" Based on the latest revelations on Facebook, that not only information is gathered but also analysed and sold to external partners even to in…

Survey on Medication Shortage in Europe

Upcoming, nurses survey on medication shortageMedication shortage, we see it far too often in the nurses clinical practice, and it is expected to occur more often. In collaboration with @Medicine-for-Europe, this Spring a  scientific Survey with Medicine for Europe will be launched to idetify a number of aspects but abouve all: 
- Identify the root causes of the shortages
- In addition, we will aim at analysing the perception of the different stakeholders on the cause of the shortages
- We will identify how the different stakeholders would like to be informed about the shortages and which information they require
- The survey should be able to tell us which type of medicines are more frequently in shortage and why
- Lastly, we might analyse how shortages can be prevented or mitigated.
We'll keep you updated