News from Turkey (Turkish Surgical & Operating Room Nurses Association-TSORNA)
As nurses, we have left a year behind and we can say that we all have been passed the hardest time in our professional lives.
I took over the Presidency again in January 2021 and will hold this position until December 2024. We nearly completed to update the Operating Room Nurses book based on evidence-based practices on surgical nursing topics. The 2021 edition will be available at the end of the year. In addition, the COVID 19 Nursing Care Algorithms book has been published by Turkish Nurses Association in cooperation with all nursing branch association
The COVID-19 has resulted in universities shut across the world. As a result, nursing education has also changed like other fields with the distinctive rise of online learning. TSORNA held a series of webinars to maintain communication with surgical and OR nurses during the pandemic. And we started to organize our biennial congress, 4th International & 12th National Congress of TSORNA, with the slogan of "Surgical Nursing Beyond Changes". We would like to hold the congress face to face if the Covid infection rate does not increase. The congress will be held in Antalya Tukey during January 13-16, 2022.
TSORNA wants to express how grateful they are for everybody who works in the healthcare and who spend much time and effort to fight the pandemic. We are hopeful that if people get vaccinated, we can protect ourselves from Covid-19.
I would like to wish all IFPN’s members - a very healthy and happy summer and holiday season.
With warm wishes,
IFPN representative of Turkish Surgical and Operating Room Nurses Association
Prof. Dr. Filiz Ogce Aktas (Association President)
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