Sponsored by SAHZU and Zhejiang Nursing Society, International Nursing Forum--The 11th Guangji Academic Week of SAHZU was held from November 10-13 in the city of Hangzhou. Many prestigious nursing experts from the United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong were invited and made speeches on the theme of “Strategy for Future Nursing Profession: Share Vision and Development”. Ms. Yanhong Guo, Deputy Director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Dr. Judith Shamian, Chairman of the 27th International Nurses’ Commission and the President of SAHZU, Prof. Jian’An Wang addressed at the opening ceremony. 1400 participants at home and abroad attended the Forum. The Forum simultaneously conducted four parallel sessions including Management & Evidence-based Nursing, PICC & Pressure Injury Care, Emergency Care & Nursing Management of Stroke Patients and Integrated Surgery & Pain Management.
Meanwhile, 6 national continuing education programs added more values to the Forum, including Nursing Quality and Ward Safety Management based on the JCI Standards, Nursing Quality Management System Construction with integration of the OR, Anesthesiology and Intervention Room, New Progress in First-aid Simulation and Emergency Care, Practice of Prevention of Pressure Injury, Advanced Practice of Specialized Nursing for Patients with Stroke, and Puncture Technique updates and Standardized Management of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.
Another brilliance of the forum is the release of a new book 《A Hundred Years' Inheritance of the Way of Nursing》. The book has recorded 148 years’ development history of SAHZU and a lot of impressive stories that inspire nurses generation by generation. Ms. Florence Nightinggale Smith, the first head of nursing department at Guangji Hospital-SAHZU’s predecessor, founded the maternity school and cultured the first generation of midwives in China. Followed by Ms. Bagh Luo, the second head who established the Guangji Nursing School where the professional nurses were trained and developed. The virtue of being rigorous, cautious and universal love fostered by the first generation of nurses is continually leading the nurses of SAHZU to go on, whenever in the age of Anti-Japanese War, the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, Aid-African, or during the time of natural calamities like earthquake, SARS, typhoon .
Guangji International Nursing Forum truly promotes the academic exchanges in nursing practices, management and researches and infuses the new concept of internationalization in the path of development of nursing career.