Friday, 24 August 2018

Nursing Education 2018 Conference - Influential Talks

With a great support from our Collaborators and Organizing Committee, PULSUS Conferences successfully completed the “World Nursing Education and Evidence Based Practice Conference (Nursing Education 2018)” which was held at Osaka, Japan on August 20-21, 2018.

Ahmed Bahnassy - Keynote Speaker Nursing Education 2018


Introduction: ­ e use of health information system is increasing and there is substantial evidence suggesting that the successful implementation of HIS in hospitals is signi‑ cantly related to nurse’s satisfaction and attitudes. In Saudi Arabia, no such studiesaccording to the author’s knowledge have addressed this topic.
Objectives: To describe nurses’ attitudes and levels of satisfaction in using the medical center’s information system during their clinical practices and to determine the importance HIS satisfaction domains among nurses in a Saudi tertiary care medical center.
Methodology: A cross sectional study on 445 nurses working in a Saudi tertiary care medical center was conducted from February to June 2012. A strati‑ ed random sample with proportional allocation was used to select the study sample. A questionnaire was used to collect data about attitudes, levels of satisfaction and perceptions towards hospital information system usage. Descriptive and analytical statistics i.e. t-test or Mann-Whitney test, ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis, correlation and regression were used in the analysis. P value<0.05 was set as the signi‑ cant level throughout the study.
Results: ­ e total number of participants was 445 nurses ‑ lled the questionnaire. Female nurses signi‑ cantly had higher mean satisfaction scores than males with respect to the use of HIS which makes them more e cient and e ective in their work. In addition, the use of HIS decreases paper work and allow nurses to spend more time with their patients (p<0.05). ­ e results also show that sta and charge nurses had the highest scores in their positive attitude than other nurses towards the use of HIS.
Conclusion: ­ e study results may guide the health authorities’ of that health center to develop HIS policies suiting the nurses’ needs for patients’ care.

Anahid Kulwicki - Keynote Speaker  Nursing Education 2018


There is growing evidence that access to high quality low cost health care services is a serious concern for health policymakers locally and globally and certainty for the public in general. ­ e fact that increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, the changing demographics coupled with new and emerging diseases has added additional strain to the burgeoning healthcare cost and for greater need in transforming the health care system. ­ e Institute of Medicine in its 2011 report “­ e Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” reiterated the important role nurses play in providing high quality low cost care to the public by virtue of their close relationship with patients and their scient‑ c knowledge of evidence-based practice’s report speci‑ ed that nurses can be full partners with other health care professionals and lead the improvement and redesign of the health care system and its practice environment. In its ‑ nil analysis and recommendation, the institute called for removing the scope-of-practice barriers for advance practice registered nurses, especially for the nurse practitioners, who have demonstrated a record of accomplishments in improving access to high quality cost e active health care to the public.e American Nurses Association along with the World Health Organization, the Carnegie Foundation, the National League for Nurses and the International Council of Nurses among many others had made similar recommendation in advancing the education of nurses so that they can fully perform their duties commensurate to their educational preparation. ­ e purpose of this presentation is to: De‑ ne the educational preparation of the Nurse Practitioners, clarify the role of the nurse practitioners in improving care, describe the status of nurse practitioners, describe the barriers nurse practitioners experience as health care providers and make recommendations for improving the role of nurse practitioners.

Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu Mudzusi - Keynote Speaker Nursing Education 2018


Introduction & Aim: The South African Nursing Council requires every newly qualified professional nurse to perform remunerated community service in a public hospital for a period of one year. However, most newly qualified professional nurses request to be transferred to other hospitals before the end of their placement term. The study purpose was to gain the understanding of community service nurses experiences at Tshwane district Public Hospital in South Africa.

Methods: The study utilized interpretative phenomenological analysis design. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect data from eleven purposively sampled community service nurses. Data were analyzed using Smith’s interpretative phenomenological analysis framework for data analysis.

Results: Community service nurses were confronted with limited material resources, shortage of healthcare personnel, poor interpersonal relationships and lack of support during their placement at Tshwane district public hospital. These non-conducive clinical environments prevented community service nurses from acquiring required clinical experience and readiness to work independently as registered nurses. The experience led to frustrations and demotivation of community service nurses. Participants made suggestions for improving the community service nursing.

Conclusion: Results indicate lack of hospital readiness and preparedness to offer a conducive environment for community service nurses to gain required clinical experience. This has a negative impact on the nursing profession, nursing education and patient care. Recommendations were put forward focusing on nursing council responsibilities, mentorship and transformation of nursing curricular to be contextually relevant to the country’s health care systems and resources. 

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