The 'European Specialist Nurses Organisations' environment is rapid expanding and the call for participation become more relevant to a great number of European health institutes, health initiatives in the European Parliament, activities of the European DG (Sante and DG Growth) and health workforce partners. In this blog you can check up the last updates and activities and opportunities for you to join in. www.esno.org
Nurses and Anti-Microbic Resistance
Nurses and AMR
Anti- Microbic Resistance is a major health threat in Europe, what if our anti-biotics do not their work anymore? There is so much to say but more over so much more to do for nurses in overall increasing relevant and in advanced roles and positions and responsibilities. We wonder what is your say and above all, what is your suggestion nurses could in their practice, experience and attitude. Please leave your comments and suggestions
ESNO, the Specialist Nurses in Europe, as part of the Steering group, supports the EU Fighting Flu campaign, and kickstarts today. We encourages all nurses to support this campaign, sign the Manifesto today and share.
Spearheaded by the Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination and its Co-Chairs - MEP Françoise Grossetête and Prof Thomas Szucs, this group has one main aim: To reduce the burden of influenza across Europe.
We are calling for urgent and unified action to help protect people from influenza and we need your support to spread the word! Read and sign-up to our Manifesto. Share this in your network. SIGN THE MANIFESTO
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
"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 '....how 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.