2019 IPNA Introduction
Posted: Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 at 15:15:37

Dear Sarah

The Israel Perioperative Nurses Association, is excited to join IFPN.  I have penned a  brief  outline  about association that  you  may wish to place  on your website

IPNA was born in 1989 by few brave and ambitious OR nurses. This year we are celebrating our 30 years of anniversary .

Our national Congress date 28-29 November 2019 in Tel Aviv.

IPNA is a fully member of EORNA since 1998.

We are one of the big associations in Israel 1100 memers. 

Our main goal are improving and developing the perioperative nursing care and patients safety in Israel OR departments.

We are trying to achieve our goals in many ways.

-By sponsoring our OR nurses who are speakers in international confernces.

-Sponsoring our national congress

-We giving scholarship to nurses who learn  in clinical educators courses 

-We consulting to our nursing national administration on Issues related to perioperative nursing.

-We have social events for perioperative nurses, etc.

Our website and Facebook address are:-


Our website address : ipnaor.coi.co.il

 official e-mail address : ipna.ornurses@gmail.com 

Facebook address: IPNA.OR.Nursesesassociation



Thank you 

Yael Edry

IPNA President

AfPP Perioperative journey
Posted: Sat, Jan 19th 2019 at 16:44:29

Perioperative Journey

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IFPN President December 2018 NEWS
Posted: Sat, Jan 12th 2019 at 21:07:32

IFPN   PRESIDENT   December 2018 Message


Dear Colleagues,


I write primarily to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and the best for the New Year and 2019. I am certain that many of your members

will be working hard throughout the holiday period, and a special word of thanks goes to each and every one of them.  


I take this opportunity to further update you on the latest IFPN news. I am delighted to welcome to the Federation our newest members

from Turkey, Pacific Islands and India. Thank you all for participating with the selection and voting process in support of these organisations, and to achieve this outcome.


We are planning a very busy year ahead for 2019; I am particularly busy with plans for the launch of the first Indian Perioperative Nurses Association

at the IACTS /ASCVTS joint Indian and Asian Societies for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Conference on 21-24 February in Chennai.


This conference is followed by the International Symposium on Perioperative Nursing in Delhi on the 26 and 27 February 2019, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh.


You will, I am sure appreciate the amount of work that is required to get something like this off the ground. I particularly want to thank Sarah and Patrick who have both

been magnanimous in support of me and the needs of IFPN since we collectively took up post in June this year. I want to reassure you that we have worked collectively,

in unison, as a team focused on perioperative nursing and the best ways that we can be engaged to advance our profession throughout the world.


IFPN is aligned with the G4 Alliance, WHO and ICN and we will keep you updated on all areas of progress with these collaborations.


I would also like to thank the IFPN Ambassadors for their engagement within their regions which I am aware has been significant over this past number of months.  


I reiterate my previous plea directly to yourselves; to engage with your own local and national organisations in support of IFPNs attempts to promoting the outstanding work,

experience, value and contribution of the perioperative nurse within the many areas of healthcare where perioperative nursing is now undertaken.


As I have said before, we are the people who populate the perioperative organisations, operating theatres and Interventional suites across

the world, and therefore, at times the responsibility for engagement can seem an arduous burden; but, I believe, that collectively, this is one that we can bear honourably for our profession.

Everything, in the end comes down to ownership and responsibility, and I have shared in the past, my own mantra in terms of personal commitment. I have added a further caveat to my personal commitment which runs along the lines that


‘it always begins with me- and for that that I am responsible’.


It is not accidental that we are the representatives of our Associations, so we can each clearly identify the personal commitment and sacrifice in terms of time and

energy that we have already contributed and continue to do so. I feel privileged to work with you all and applaud your ongoing resilience in what I know are difficult and challenging times within our profession and within healthcare in general.


There is power in our collective commitment and rocketing numbers, and it is down to us to utilise this, to best serve our patients and colleagues

throughout the world. We, the perioperative Nurses of today, together with our individual organisations are crucial elements on the quest to implement and influence the development of policy and procedure that is patient centred.


My friends, let us please continue to believe in ourselves and have value on the outstanding and unique contributions that is the essence of perioperative nursing; and to which we all daily contribute in our own unique and special way.


Happy Christmas and the very best for 2019.


With Kindest Regards,

Mona Guckian Fisher

President-IFPN (2018-2021)

International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN) www.ifpn.org.uk

Posted: Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 at 22:12:11
President IFPN News October 2018
Posted: Mon, Oct 29th 2018 at 04:10:57

Dear Colleagues,
I write to update you on the work of the IFPN Executive and Ambassadors since June this year. You will be aware from my previous communication and your own supporting vote, that we have 3 willing Ambassadors in place who have all agreed to serve IFPN until December 2019. I am most grateful to Kate Woodhead UK, Mary Jo Steiert USA, and Ruth Melville (Immediate Past President) Australia, for their shared interest and commitment to our Global Perioperative Nursing team and for their promotion and support of perioperative nurses within their affiliated geographical regions.
I invite each of you as leaders in your own National organisations to give some consideration to this role for the future. If you have questions, please do engage with the current Ambassadors or any member of the Executive board.
Team IFPN are endeavoring to engage with the powerful and influential organisations, such as the International Council of Nurses (ICN), World Health Organisation (WHO) and G4Alliance to progress our established mission and have a firm footing and a voice where it counts, on behalf of patients, nurses and allied health professionals across the planet.
I write directly to yourselves to plead your engagement with your local and national organisations in support of IFPN attempts to promoting the outstanding work, experience, value and contribution of the perioperative nurse within the many areas of healthcare where perioperative nursing is now undertaken. Across the world, professional organisations are the sum total of the people who populate them; nowhere more than within our own perioperative organisations, be they local, national or international.
Everything, in my view comes down to personal responsibility and you will, I am sure able to identify the most willing and engaged members of your own local groups. Perhaps this is even yourself! My personal mantra identifies that
‘it always begins with me’
With this personal commitment and responsibility established, we are collectively a formidable and powerful force of perioperative professionals to be reckoned with.
Nurses are the largest occupational group within the health sector and key in the provision of healthcare. Concerns have been raised internationally about the future of nursing in terms of meeting workforce demands, global nursing shortage, migration and the ethical nurse recruitment from resource poor countries.
IFPN-President Message-October 2018
Infectious disease continues to adversely affect populations in low- and middle-income countries. Investments in solutions often focus on technology which of course is very important, yet healthcare workers are in short supply. Nurses, the greatest global number of healthcare workers are largely responsible for patient care around the world and are involved from the cradle to the grave - so to speak, from birth to death!
Nurses and the organisations that they represent nationally and internationally are key to implementing and influencing the development of policy which is patient centred. The roles of nursing have been redefined many times within are different healthcare systems and have integrated and overlapped with many medical roles within our communities.
Our surgical colleagues and physicians are excellent at promoting their value and worth as can be clearly evidenced from the many blogs, tweets and other social media communications available. It is disappointing how little engagement we provide in this format, despite the power and speed with which we can deliver our message. Please add the Twitter handle hashtag @IFPNPresident and invite your members to join and keep in touch.
The responsibility to promote our profession and claim the voice of perioperative nursing that is so desperately needed across the globe is within our grasp and there has never been a better time to take action.
We need to understand the effects of globalisation on health worldwide so that as a profession, we are empowered to respond proactively to the changes that are constantly taking place.
The Nursing Now campaign was launched to empower and support nurses in meeting the 21st century health challenges. The campaign aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide influencing policymakers and supporting nurses themselves to lead, learn and build a global movement.
The campaign recognises that nurses are at the heart of countries that provide health for all. One of the most trusted professions, nurses provide effective and quality care for people of all ages and are central in addressing the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
This 3-year global campaign was launched in February 2018 in London and Geneva in collaboration with ICN and WHO with plans to extend into South Africa, Uganda and USA.
Nurses are the linchpin of health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and care.
IFPN-President Message-October 2018
The international Council of nursing ICN given definition to the role of nursing:
‘nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of a, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping healthcare policy and inpatient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles’ (https//www.icn.ch)
In my view, we, as nursing leaders, have a moral obligation to be involved in the health of our global neighbours.
The unique contribution of perioperative nurses - undertaking different roles in different circumstances, and utilising a combination of knowledge, practical skills and values make us particularly well-placed to meet the needs of the future as well as those of today.
While recognising that other professions share some of these features, the nursing contribution is unique because of its scale and the range of roles nurses play.
Nurses and the organisations that they represent nationally and internationally are key to implementing and influencing the development of policy which is patient centred. The roles of nursing have been redefined many times within different healthcare systems and have integrated and overlapped with many medical roles within our communities.
A nurse entrepreneur from the UK, Heather Henry-co chair of the New NHS Alliance says- ‘We need to market nursing as if it were a new drug or treatment’
Health decision making needs nurses to be more involved. Health leaders globally must develop new models of care maximise nursing contributions to achieving universal health coverage and other health goals. This is where we must be engaged.
Governments must invest in improving nurses working conditions, training and leadership skills to enhance health, empower women and strengthen local economies. These are crucial elements to the global change agenda.
This month ICN who represent more than 130 national nurses’ associations representing over 20 million nurses worldwide, called for increased nursing leadership to combat the effects of climate change on health. In their position statement -Nurses, climate change and health, they call for governments health system leaders, national nursing associations and nurse leaders to take immediate action to mitigate climate change and to support people and communities around the world to adapt to its impacts.
IFPN-President Message-October 2018
Climate change presents the single largest threat to global development with the potential to undermine the past 50 years of public health gains, and we are almost daily bombarded with evidence of major disasters affecting global communities -our neighbours-across the world.
The Global Alliance(G4) for surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care is committed to advocating for the neglected surgical patient and is driven by a mission to provide a collective voice for increased access to safe, essential, timely surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of universal health coverage.
IFPN are now a member of this powerful organisation, the G4 Alliance representing over 80 organisations and working in more than 160 countries, to mobilise resources and help provide access to safer surgery and anaesthesia care for patients in need. Advocacy is at the heart of the work of the G4 alliance, who are engaged in activities to influence policymakers, funders and the general public.
In conclusion, I want to thank you all for your committed personal outstanding contribution to perioperative nursing; those who work daily at the ‘coal face’, and those who support from strategic space. We all have a voice, we all make a unique contribution, make no mistake about that! Do not undervalue that outstanding and unique contribution that is the essence of perioperative nursing.
With Kindest Regards,
Mona Guckian Fisher
President-IFPN (2018-2021)
1. International Council of Nurses: https://www.icn.ch
2. Nursing Now: https://www.nursingnow.org
3. Nurses, climate change and health. International Council of Nurses ICN: Position Statement: September 2018 https://www.icn.ch
4. International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN) www.ifpn.org.uk
ICPAN 5-8th November 2019 EOI
Posted: Sat, Oct 13th 2018 at 19:33:11

International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses - ICPAN is at Cancún México 5-8th November 2019






2018 September FOAN News KIDS OR
Posted: Fri, Sep 21st 2018 at 02:03:40

Message from IFPN Executive & IFPN Ambassador Kate Woodhead -


Friends of African Nursing (FoAN) is delighted to announce an arrangement to collaborate with Kids OR. Kids OR is a Scottish charity generously funded by the Wood Foundation, who are refurbishing and re-equipping paediatric operating theatres all over the African continent.  The role of FoAN is to follow the installation of the beautiful new theatres (see image of before and after) with education for the nurses in the theatre team and other members of the surgical team as appropriate. We have planned a programme which will provide a theory update and some practical sessions based in the re-furbished theatres, focussed on the new equipment. Dot Chadwick, Trustee and Kate Woodhead Chair of Trustees will travel to Kigali, Rwanda at the end of this week to deliver a week of training. We will be scoping the programme, ensuring it can be delivered in many different hospitals in a wide variety of countries in Africa over the next year. We are excited to be undertaking the collaboration and expect to be involved in at least ten installations over the next twelve months. Many perioperative colleagues from UK, Ireland and Canada will be joining us to help to deliver the programme. We welcome their support. 

Further information on Friends of African Nursing can be found at www.foan.org.uk and on Kids OR on www.kidsor.org


2018 IFPN September News
Posted: Thu, Sep 6th 2018 at 05:30:13
IFPN September 2018 News
·       Congratulations  to our 2018-2019 IFPN Ambassadors Kate Woodhead  (Africia)  , Ruth Melville (Asia Pacific)   and Mary Jo Steiert  (South America),  who have been appointed as  to assist IFPN  in  supporting Perioperative Nursing across the globe
·       Skype meeting  of Board and Ambassadors is being planned  for late September/Early October  so you will be contacted soon
·       2020  IFPN Board meeting will be held  in Sydney May 2020,  see events  site
·       ICN  have responding to Mona’s  IFPN letter of Introduction, WHO and G4 Alliance  in draft
·       Thank you for  editorials  for  website, some slight issues  but  we  are getting there  in getting this  streamlined.
·        Awaiting  response  from Brail and China  re  their membership  dues (to be discussed at electronic board meet)
·        Website  revamp     hopefully will commence  late 2018 (to be discussed at electronic board meet)
·       Thankyou for  feedback on introduction pack,  completed version will be  on website members  section soon
·        Patrick has nearly completed the  constitution now that  the  financial banking section  has  been sorted (to be discussed at electronic board meet)
·         ICSP letter and response (to be discussed at electronic board meet)
SBird Secretary IFPN
6th September 2018

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