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  • 17th Nursing Unit Management Conference

    Date: 30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    Venue: Protea Hotel Centurion - Pretoria

  • STAFFING OF NURSING SERVICES AND THEIR IMPACT ON QUALITY HEALTHCARE OR WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

    Health Advance Institute (HAI), yet again developed another enticing two (2) day Nursing Unit Management (NUM) conference. This year, our theme focus will be on "The impact of staffing and nursing services on quality healthcare".

    Quality patient care can be directly linked to adequate staffing, a link, which has raised extensive debate globally. This Conference will stimulate critical discussions around nursing services staffing, and its impact on quality healthcare. Various viewpoints aimed at informing all levels and categories of nurses on how staffing issues relates to quality healthcare will be explored. There seems to be a direct connection between the number of nurses and the quality of nursing care that a healthcare institution can provide.

    Join us for two days, as we explore and engage in-depth discussions around this matter, we believe information shared by our panel of expert facilitators will not only totally improve the quality of healthcare service but also restore the image of the nursing sector.

    Invited: Nursing Managers, Nursing Leaders, Aspiring Managers and all levels and categories of nurses.

    DAY 1
    • Determining Nurse- Patient Ratios - international and national interventions
    • Nurse-Patient Ratios: an Ethical Issue
    • Nurse: Patient ratios - a quality issue
    • Understanding the proposed Scopes of Practice of the professional nurse, the general (staff) nurse and the nursing auxiliary
    • Roles and required numbers of nurses in the District Health care System
    DAY 2
    • Nursing turnover - costs, causes and solutions
    • The Importance of Continuing Professional Development to Career Satisfaction and staff retention
    • Is improving the practice environment - the solution for retention of nursing staff?
    • Workshop: Developing a strategy to reduce nurse turnover in a health care institution.


    17th ANNUAL NUM CONFERENCE SPEAKERS BIOs

    Nurse: Patient ratios - a quality issue - Workshop: Developing a strategy to reduce nurse turnover in a health care institution.
    Dr. Sue Armstrong
    BA Cur degree, B Ed degree, MSc Nursing and a Doctorate in Nursing
    Educator and supervisor for post-graduate nursing students in the fields of nursing education and nursing practice. Author and reviewer of academic literature in the fields of nursing education, practice and quality assurance. Holder of the Outstanding Mentor Award and the Phillip Tobias Distinguished Teachers Award.

    Nursing turnover - costs, causes and solutions
    Dr Sharon Vasuthevan
    PHD Nursing, Master of Science degree, B Cur and B Cur Honours degrees, Professional Executive Coach Over 10years experience in training and development, managing nursing practice, nursing education, infection prevention and quality outcomes, safety, patient experience and legal compliance. Author and editor of a number of articles and books for Post graduates and Undergraduate Nurses in South Africa.

    Determining Nurse-Patient Ratios - international and national interventions
    Louise Aylward
    Masters degree in Nursing, B Nursing
    Nursing Operations Manager
    Experienced in handling of staffing matters, productivity of employees, process improvement and systems development and implementation. 2015, she received the Elsevier reward for academic excellence and the Gorvalla award for excellence in nursing leadership. The bigger part of her career was spent in midwifery, training & development and as project implementation lead, supporting the development and implementation of workforce related systems.

    The Importance of Continuing Professional Development to Career Satisfaction and staff retention
    Elizabeth Kaye-Petsersen
    B.A Cur Community Health and Nursing Administration; M Cur, D Cur Professional Nursing Science
    Lecturer in Midwifery for 3rd year B Cur students
    A registered nurse and midwife since 1974, with proven experience as senior manager, senior lecturer and college management. Served as a Director: Public Health, MNCWH & Nutrition, and Acting Chief Director: Public Health & HRD and as Acting Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer CPD manager. Currently busy with a Doctoral Thesis is "A Continuing Professional Development System for Nurses and Midwives in South Africa".

    Understanding the proposed Scopes of Practice of the professional nurse, the general (staff) nurse and the nursing auxiliary
    Dr. Nelouise Geyer's
    CEO of NEA
    Dr Nelouise-Marie Geyer has been an advocate for the nursing profession for many years and has presented the profession and DENOSA on various professional forums nationally and internationally. Her dedication to nursing education, practice and research is evident by her role as acting editor of Nursing Update and Curationis and appointment as associate editor of the International Journal of African Nursing Science. She is actively involved in the professional development of nurse educators and recognised for her leadership in building professional practice in nursing in South Africa.

    Roles and required numbers of nurses in the District Health care System
    Ms Cheryl Nelson
    (pursuing her Dr. Ph Degree -Sefakho Makgatho Health Sciences University)
    Director: Primary Health Care (PHC)
    34 years experince in the public health service provision and management.

    A Determination of Time Spend on Nursing Activities in a Labour Ward in a midwife Obstetrics Unit
    Mrs Dudu Ngidi
    Postgraduate Diploma in Management(Health Management), Masters' Program in Nursing Science by Dissertation, Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with specialisation in Nursing Administration
    Director Nursing
    Over 20 years of experience and expertise in overall Management of Nursing Services and formulation of Nursing Standards and Norms. Nursing Development and Training, Quality Assurance and implementation of Nursing Projects.

    Is improving the practice environment - the solution for retention of nursing staff?
    Veronica Tachl
    Masters HPE, B cur I et A
    Director Nursing Stakeholder Management & Compliance
    Expert in development of strategic and operational plans for cluster and directorate, monitoring and evaluation of education and practice of nurses and facilitation of the provincial implementation of continuing professional development.

    Nurse-Patient Ratios: An Ethical Issue
    Gayle Langley
    B A (Cur),MSc (Nursing) Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, PhD. M. Phil (Applied Ethics). BA (Hons) (Religious Studies).
    Private practice Individual and family therapy.
    Possesses substantial experience in undergraduate research supervision, and Post Graduate teaching in research methodology and methods, basic sciences related to advanced practice, advanced psychiatric nursing and clinical and research ethics. She is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) (Medical). As well as a Committee Member doe the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Mental Health & Psychiatry.

    Payment on or before
    15 May 2018

    R 3 885

    Payment after
    16 Jul 2018

    R 5 885

    The Conference registration fee includes 2 day learning material, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments, .

    Programme changes: The conference agenda is subject to change if, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, it becomes necessary to alter the content, times, dates, venue or speakers.

    Cancellation: The customer care office must be notified of cancellations in writing. If the customer care office receives cancellations one month prior to the conference the total conference fee less 25% administration costs will be refunded. If cancelled after the second registration date no refunds will be made.
    Please note: Refunds will only be made after presentation of the conference. 'No shows' will be non-refundable and will be liable for the full registration fee.

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