Finding the appropriate tool to measure workload is key in deciding appropriate staffing levels that permit the delivery of quality services. Low staffing levels and increasingly heavy workloads threaten the delivery of quality patient care.
For International Nurses Day 2008, ICN chose the theme of Delivering Quality, Serving Communities Nurses Leading Primary Health Care. This kit tracks the key trends and issues in primary health care, nursing contribution and innovations, and the way forward for continued nursing leadership in PHC. 40 p. 2008
This 2009 IND kit celebrates the role of nursing in health care innovations. Through this and other initiatives, ICN wishes to ensure innovative nurse-led projects are promoted and shared, and that nurses are supported in their efforts to provide innovative solutions to the challenges and demands of health care provision. 34 p. 2009
For International Nurses Day 2010, ICN chose the theme: Delivering Quality, Serving Communities. Nurses Leading Chronic Care. Chronic diseases, including diabetes, affect every country in the world and the global situation can be described as a silent public health epidemic.
This 2011 IND kit strengthens our understanding of access and equity and the effect of inequality on health. It outlines the barriers that exist and how we can increase access and equity. It also shines a light on the importance of the social determinants of health, demonstrating how nurses can address these and in so doing improve access and ensure...
In our quest for quality and access to health care, we must constantly strive to use evidence-based approaches to nursing services. This IND Kit 2012 empowers nurses to identify what evidence to use, how to interpret the evidence, and whether the anticipated outcomes are sufficiently important to change practice and use precious resources that may be...
The IND theme for 2013 is Closing The Gap: Millennium Development Goals 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. The content of this year's kit, including the poster image are posted on our website as downloadable documents for use by individual nurses, associations, health ministries and health institutions.