Nurse Empowerment Program

As nurses, we understand that patient care is of utmost importance. While it’s vital to stay up to date on the latest trends and evidence, it’s also important to grow our personal development skills. Developing these skills help us prepare for difficult situations, collaborate with our peers, and ultimately advocate for change in the workplace.

At Sigma, we believe you can be a leader at any stage of your career, regardless of whether you’re in a formal leadership role or not. Through a partnership study with Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Sigma is looking for frontline registered nurses to take up to 9 LinkedIn Learning leadership and management skills courses. The results of this study will help us better understand the value, relevance, and effectiveness of these courses in helping prepare nurses in their careers.

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The 12th KASH Conference 16th-18th February

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2011 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life.

KASH conference

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Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care

The workshop will be conducted by the Critical Care Society of Kenya where the theme is “Learn-Apply-Repeat.”

It is a 2-day course designed for junior ICU doctors with little experience as well as senior trainees in Anesthesia, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Gynaecology who may need a refresher course in Intensive Care.

click HERE to the CCSK website to find out more.

March 21 to March 22, 2022
9 West, Ring Rd Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya

Nursing and Midwifery CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS 2022

If you are considering attending or presenting at a Nursing and Midwifery conference this year, here are some links to some of the ones scheduled for the year.

  • 4th World Forum On Nursing & Health Science: February 04-05, 2022 via online Webinar. This is a multidisciplinary Nursing conference where different topics are discussed. https://www.nursingmeetings.org/
  • Mental Health Nurses Chapter. 23rd Annual scientific conference on the 21st and 22nd of April 2022 In Embu County. The submission of Abstracts is by 15th of February. According to the poster, there is no provision for virtual access. Find out more information via the national Nurses association of Kenya. https://www.nnak.or.ke/
  • ICMS 2022: 16. International Conference on Midwifery Studies. March 03-04, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 1st. Go ahead and get ready for this one. The link is in the description box. There are more than five themes on this one. https://waset.org/midwifery-studies-conference-in-march-2022-in-barcelona

These are the many themes for the conference:

Midwifery

Women health

Midwifery care

Midwifery Areas of Practice

Midwifery nurse practitioner education

Midwifery online nursing

Midwifery nursing practice

Midwifery skills

Influence of drugs and general awareness on pregnancy

Midwife services in breastfeeding

Midwifery pediatrics

Midwives in maternal care

April 14-15, 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. https://waset.org/mental-health-and-psychiatry-nursing-conference-in-april-2022-in-cape-town

COVID-19 Prevention in Health Care and in the Community: Conversation with Frontline Practitioners

Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will feature a discussion with two frontline practitioners in the response to COVID-19. Ms. Jessica Caum, MPH is the manager of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Public Health Preparedness Program and has had a leadership role in that department’s COVID-19 response efforts. Ms. Sarah Smathers is the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and former President of the Delaware Valley / Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Both speakers are Adjunct faculty at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. They will share their perspectives on the pandemic and control measures for COVID-19 in community and health care settings, and highlight lessons learned for professionals in the fields of preparedness and infection prevention and control.

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Courtesy of Drexel University

What does patient engagement contribute to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and how can it be effectively achieved?

ACNAP webinar

Thursday, 15 October 2020 from 1900hrs to 2000hrs EAT 

Topic(s): Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions Cardiovascular Nursing

Overview

¨Patient engagement, defined as a partnership between patients and healthcare professionals, is now considered as a key strategic objective of the ESC and an important factor in achieving its core mission to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. There is increasing recognition of the need for and benefits of meaningfully involving patients across a broad range of ESC activities. Given that patients are the experts on what it means to experience heart disease there is much to be learned by listening to their perspectives. It is these unique patient insights, combined with collective professional expertise, that add value. The ESC Patient Forum, established in 2018, brings together patients from across Europe. Each participant brings a wealth of personal experience of living with a cardiovascular condition. Increasing patient engagement provides a potentially potent mechanism for improving the development and implementation of scientific evidence, improving patient outcomes and supporting more effective self-management. This webinar will explore the recent history, process and potential benefits of enhanced patient engagement in the context of current ESC activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the contributions of patients in ESC professional activities
  • Understand the process and benefit of engaging patients in partnership with healthcare professionals
  • Appreciate how patient insights can be used to positively impact care delivery, care outcomes and professional practice¨

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The Heart to Heart Foundation; 2020 Heart Run

Over 400 children from underprivileged backgrounds have benefited from Heart to Heart Foundation for the last 26 years.

This Saturday the 14th of March 2020 at Carnivore, there will be the 2020 Heart Run. Go on and run for a worthy cause!

Registration is ongoing! Click here for more information.

FREE!! Doctors & Nurse Massage Day

Yes, you read the title right!

This is an actual disconnect and reconnect day with a free massage.

Organized by Tuli Online, the sessions are for practising doctors and nurses in either public or private facilities.

Register here and I hope we can go connect to disconnect at the Kenyatta Hospital this October 11th!