Today, in celebration of World Stroke Day on 29 October, we present a case study on the Australian Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) programme.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the theme for International Nurses Day 2021 (#IND2021). Following on from previous years, the overarching theme for IND is Nurses: A Voice to Lead. The sub-theme for 2021 is A Vision for Future Healthcare.
13 October is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Nurses play an important role in disaster preparedness by: educating the community on disasters; working to reduce hazards in the workplace, homes and communities; contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of community readiness; participating in and evaluating disaster drills; and coordinating and working with community organisations. The following case study describes the role of nurses in helping families to recover and become more resilient following a disaster.
International Council of Nurses (ICN) President Annette Kennedy and Chief Executive Officer Howard Catton are contributing by video link-up to the official launch of Nursing Now Russia, which is being held virtually this week.
World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September. This year, the campaign is asking the world to #Use Heart to help prevent cardiovascular disease and to celebrate the real-life heroes around the world committed to heart health On this day, ICN celebrates the work of #HeartHeroes, Rita Akiki and Marleine Saad and Rihane Zoghby, three nurses from Lebanon who are helping patients to regain their autonomy and become more involved in their own care.