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
Heart Failure Policy Network: call for information
Have you successfully made the case for change in heart failure? Have you been involved in advocating for, and implementing, multidisciplinary or integrated heart failure care? If so, the Heart Failure Policy Network wants to hear from you. The Network is running a call for information to better understand how successful care programmes are implemented and what lessons can be learned and applied across Europe. With your input, we aim to uncover new learning and generate public resources to help others plan and deliver the best possible care for heart failure patients.
Submit your experiences by 30 March 2018 at www.hfpolicynetwork.eu/callforinformation
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.
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.