IFPN News Archive

2018 Webinar G4Alliance Global surgery 13th September
Posted: Mon, Sep 10th 2018 at 16:11:35
Register now! This advocacy webinar will highlight ways that YOU & your org. can support advocacy efforts in person and online during

Online Organ Donation Education program
Posted: Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 at 02:42:29
This  information  has  been added to  IFPN Education resources   ection
Information for those interested.

The NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service (OTDS) is committed to promoting and supporting organ and tissue donation in NSW including the provision of education for health care professionals.... (link: https://nswotds.futuretrain.biz/FT/register.html)
IFPN August 2018 News
Posted: Fri, Aug 10th 2018 at 18:46:34
AUGUST  2018 News Update
Several country members are at present  at AfPP meeting in YORK  UK
All Financial countries completed  two votes  in August  
  • 2020 Meeting place    and
  • 2018-Dec 2019 IFPN Ambassadors, results  with Mona (President)  and announcement will be  soon
Orientation manual work completed  by Johanna (NZ PNC)  and Sarah  (Secretary)
SBird  Secretary  11th August 2018
july 2018 WHO Stop Superbugs
Posted: Sat, Jul 21st 2018 at 23:50:01

World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) tweeted at 7:22 pm on Wed, Jul. 18, 2018:
ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics 💊
Help us stop the spread of #AntibioticResistance.
Let's #StopSuperbugs! https://t.co/ZHBaEbsMQi

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WHO "Quality Health care is equitabe" 6/7/2018
Posted: Fri, Jul 6th 2018 at 07:16:39

World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) tweeted at 7:17 pm on Fri, Jul. 06, 2018:
Quality heath care is equitable.

This means that all people, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, geographical location or socioeconomic status, receive the good quality health care they need.
It's time for #HealthForAll! https://t.co/zULsJxoI0N https://t.co/7zdZdok5uD

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Nicholas Ralph 6/7/2018 Intimidating hospital culture could be risking patient care
Posted: Fri, Jul 6th 2018 at 07:14:55

Be good to each other everyone.

"Intimidating hospital culture could be risking patient care" https://t.co/Zc5ltRcrZo

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IFPN July 2018 News
Posted: Wed, Jul 4th 2018 at 18:29:38
July 2018 IFPN News
Executive Team meet  for the first time  via eboard   10th June 2018
  • Work still being undertaken  to  improve   Website
  • Letters sent to ICN  and ICSP   introducing 2018-2021  Team  
  • Expressions of interest  for 2020 meet  called for.  Tender document also  reviewed,  awaiting  applications to be submitted
  • Ambassador   application paperwork reviewed   and sent out to several interested parties
  • President and Treasurer to meet at 2018 AfPP  Conferene  and sort banking details  out 
  • Annual membership count in progress
Reminder   member country news  please send so  I can upload to Website
Sarah Bird  IFPN Secretary 5th July 2018
G4 Alliance June 2018 Advocacy Toolkit
Posted: Wed, Jul 4th 2018 at 18:18:56



Advocacy is at the heart of the G4 Alliance mission. We know that advocacy works, but we also know that it works best when we're all striving towards the same goal, led by the same vision and bearing the same message.

Together, we've raised the banner of surgery at the Universal Health Coverage Forum, UN High-Level Political Forum, the UN General Assembly, the World Health Assembly. We've brought surgery to events on maternal health, road traffic injuries, Universal Health Coverage and women's equality. Garnering support from policymakers and influencers is critical to the success of our mission, and the more people they hear about global surgery from, the better! 

As a G4 member, a partner, a global health stakeholder, or a passionate individual, you can join us in advocacy - in fact, we need YOU as an advocate to make a difference!

Goals and Audience
This advocacy guide is intended to assist in advocating to policymakers and influencers at regional, national, and international global health events. Safe surgery, as each of these advocacy pieces emphasize, is a cross-cutting, cost-effective global health solution.

ICN Call for Abstracts 2019 Singapore Conference
Posted: Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 at 03:13:53
Geneva, Switzerland; 20 June 2018 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the launch of its Call for Abstracts for the ICN Congress 2019 in Singapore.  With the theme, Beyond Healthcare to Health, the Congress will take place 27 June – 1 July 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The on-line submission system will be open from 1 September to 31 October 2018.
Further information and regular updates on the Congress programme will be posted on the events page of the ICN website www.icn.ch
ICN’s Congresses are the world’s largest international events for nurses.  Registration for the 2019 Congress in Singapore will open on 1 September 2018. 
Note for Editors
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.
For further information contact Julie Clerget at: media@icn.ch
Tel: +41 22 908 0100
Fax: +41 22 908 0101
Implemantation Science and Knowledge J Duff
Posted: Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 at 00:41:19

Alana Delaforce (@alanadelaforce) tweeted at 5:46 pm on Tue, Jun. 19, 2018:

Fantastic collaborative presentation by @jed_duff and @LukeWolfenden on Implementation Science and Knowledge Transfer https://t.co/9ROdPY9cTj @UON_research @HNEHealth


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Safe Surgery 2020 tweet 19th Jun
Posted: Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 at 00:39:58

Safe Surgery 2020 (@safesurgery2020) tweeted at 8:30 pm on Tue, Jun. 19, 2018:

"Strengthening emergency and essential surgical and anesthesia care in Africa is vital for #development and growth... After all, #anesthesia should be a human right, not a luxury." Read @AshaSVarghese's latest blog #safesurgicalcare #UHC #SDGs https://t.co/U9Xa2TNUK2


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Posted: Sat, Jun 16th 2018 at 17:06:07

Joanna Briggs Inst (@JBIEBHC) tweeted at 8:15 am on Thu, Jun. 14, 2018:
According to @WHO about 8 million units of blood are required for people needing blood transfusion in sub-Saharan Africa. Only 2 million are donated. @JBISRIR systematic review will investigate perceptions re blood donation in Africa #WorldBloodDonorDay https://t.co/8BdHBRGvln https://t.co/ILXONKkmFy
Posted: Sat, Jun 16th 2018 at 17:03:21
AORN (@aorn) tweeted at 9:00 am on Thu, Jun. 14, 2018:
National Time Out Day is a powerful tool that supports surgical nurses’ ability to speak up for safe practices in the operating room. Take a #TimeOut for every patient, every time! https://t.co/Q0T1GvGRU5

G4 Alliance Tweet Obstetric Fistula
Posted: Sat, Jun 16th 2018 at 17:01:52
The G4 Alliance (@theG4Alliance) tweeted at 7:27 am on Thu, Jun. 14, 2018:
This week, we're discussing #obstetric #fistula as a #SurgicalCondition. Like many surgical conditions, fistula can push women and their families into poverty - and has economic consequences for nations. #SDG1  #SafeSurgery #SurgeryUHC #SafeSurgery4Women https://t.co/SwmBKqnHS7

Phyllis Davis Australian Honors List 11th June 2018
Posted: Mon, Jun 11th 2018 at 05:19:30
Phyllis Davis  IFPN Ambassador,  and Previous  IFPN Board member  received recognition   at two events  in 2018
ACORN  awarded her with  Excellence in Perioperative Nurse award EiPN in May 2018   and   Australian Governement has bestowed  an AM General Division,   in June 2018 Queen's Birthday List

Miss Phyllis Mary DAVIS, Charlestown NSW 2290 For significant service to nursing through clinical, administrative and international advisory roles, and to nurse education. 

Service includes:   New South Wales Health, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District: Nurse Manager, Randwick Campus Operating Suite, since 1997. Responsible for management of the Perioperative Services at the: Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women.

Member, Workforce Planning Committee, since 2007. Representative (Perioperative Nurses), Surgical Service Taskforce, since 2005. Seconded Project Co-ordinator, Enrolled Nurses Perioperative Project, Nursing and Midwifery Office, 2005-2006. Member, Infection Control Advisory Committee, 1997-2002.

Australian College of Perioperative Nurses: President, 2000-2002; Fellow, 2006.  Founding Mentor, PNG Perioperative Nurses Society, 2004. President, 2000-2002. Ambassador, International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN), on-going.

New South Wales Operating Theatre Association: President, 1996. Vice-President, 1995. Conference Convenor, 1996. Former Zone Co-ordinator. Former Executive Committee Member. Life Member, 2012.

Member, Australian College of Nursing (formerly known as College of Nursing), since 1992.  Panel Member, 'Review of operating suite' in Pambula, Tamworth, Harden, Mt Druitt, Hornsby, Kempsey and Coffs Harbour Hospitals. Member, Ministerial Advisory Committee, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, 1997-2000. Member, Perioperative Workforce Review, Tasmanian Department of Health. Member, New South Wales Supply Contract Management Committee,1995-1999. Registered Nurse, since 1980.

ICN Nursing Voice Heard at World Assembly
Posted: Wed, May 30th 2018 at 17:18:41
Press Information   .   Communiqué de presse   .   Comunicado de prensa
Nursing Voice Heard at World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland, 28 May 2017 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) delivered a number of interventions on key agenda items at the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) which kicked off 21 May 2018 in Geneva.
2018 June IFPN NEWS
Posted: Wed, May 30th 2018 at 17:16:27
2018 June  IFPN News
Mona Guickian Fischer  commences as   President  of IFPN
Ruth Melville  finishes is  now immediate Past president IFPN
China  has agreed to join IFPN at their board meetingat the end of May, formalisation of this  to now occur
Expressions of interest  for 2020 Board meeting opened  to member countries closing 30th June 2018. Applications to president@ifpn.world
2018 May IFPN Board Changes and News
Posted: Sat, May 5th 2018 at 16:23:31
The  following  positions  on the IFPN  Board  have  changed
  • AORN President  is  now Stephanie Davis    and  replaces  Natalie Walker  as  IFPN  Board member  
  • KAORN President is now    Hyeseon Jung     and replaces  JinKee Yang   as  IFPN Board member
  • IFPN Secretary  Rupindar Khotar   has retired from Executive   and Sarah Bird ACORN has been elected to this position for 2018-2021 term
  • IFPN Treasurer  for 2018-2021 term  is  Patrick Voight
  • ACORN President is now Rebecca East  and replaces Sarah Bird as  IFPN Board member
IFPN President will be  attending ACORN Asiorna Conference  May 22nd to 26th May 2018
6th May 2018  Secretary IFPN SB
2018 ireland framework for safe nurse staffing and skill mix report released
Posted: Sat, May 5th 2018 at 01:35:26
G4 Alliance
Posted: Thu, Apr 12th 2018 at 05:48:17

The G4 Alliance

The G4 Alliance is dedicated to building political priority for surgical, obstetric, trauma and

anaesthesia care as part of the global development agenda. With our member organizations,

 we provide a collective voice in support of increased access to safe surgical care for all.


​LINK   http://www.theg4alliance.org/


Video link to Interview with Mona Guckian Fisher
Posted: Tue, Apr 10th 2018 at 05:58:48

Patient safety in the perioperative environment: An interview with Mona Guckian Fisher


With thehttp://www.wfsablog.org/patient-safety-in-the-perioperative-environment-an-interview-with-mona-guckian-fisher SAFE-T Summit fast approaching, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.

Looking to Start a Nursing Organization? We Can Help!
Posted: Tue, May 16th 2017 at 13:01:33
Are you thinking of creating a nursing organization in your area? IFPN is here to assist you! Please take a look at our start-up guide to get yourself going, then contact us for more assistance.