March 25, 2016

Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses           www.iaccn.ie    iaccn

The IACCN was set up in September 1986 by a group of nurses working in critical care areas to meet with the educational needs of critical care nurses at that time. They organised educational meetings, comprising of educational evenings, study days and an Annual Conference every year.
Today, the member of the Executive committee, with help from the regional representatives, strives to continue the work of our predecessors. The representative is Eimear Fitzgerald.


March 25, 2016

The Exchange program was for us a great opportunity to show how there is one of the best intensive care in Europe. We had the opportunity to gain new experience and comparison of our knowledge and skills to the knowledge and skills of our Swedish colleagues. The level of nursing care in Sweden is high - Swedish nurses have the capacity and conditions to ensure that the patient be able to comprehensively cultivate. In intensive care it is very important to realize how important the interdisciplinary approach to the patient with the appropriate amount of staff among others in the prevention of infections, for the safety of patients and their welfare and safety of personnel. In Sweden, this consciousness exists. In addition, we had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people who served us help and tried to do everything that we benefited as much as possible during our stay in Karolinska Hospital and Danderyd Hospital.


Aurelia Sega, Ilona Nowak, Aleksandra Władymiruk from Poland


March 24, 2016

Jelena is the successor of Adriano Friganovic and she is working as a team leader in a neurosurgical ICU at the University hospital in Zagreb. Besides this she is the President of the Intensive Care Commission Croatian Nurses Society of Anaesthesia, Reanimation, Intensive Care and Transfusion.

In her funtion as a leader in the Stop Sepsis Campaign in Croatia she is striving for the development of strategies for reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis and a raising awareness of sepsis among citizens and health professionals and strengthening the importance of the nursing role in it. Her work is also focused on promoting health and preventing diseases, especially sepsis and sepsis shock. Her vision is improving quality of health through education of the public and through nursing activities on all levels of care.



March 22, 2016

EfCCNa Trauerflor

The EfCCNa is shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning and condemns this senseless killing. The EfCCNa sends its sympathy to the families and friends of those who have died and compassion to those who are critically injured. Our thoughts are with our Belgian intensive care colleagues, especially our members in the Societe des Infirmier(e)s de Soins Intensifs (SIZ), in their efforts to save lives and help survivors cope with the terrible psychological after effects.
Dr Bronagh Blackwood, President of EfCCNa


March 21, 2016

The introduction of the EPC was one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. The EPC is an innovative tool and fully electronic recognition procedure which further facilitates the mobility of professionals. This includes both employees and the self-employed. The EPC procedure is based on the well-established IMI and provides the possibility for professionals to communicate with authorities electronically. The EPC will first be available in early 2016 for general care nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides.

for more information see http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/single-market-forum-2016