Upcoming Events:

International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Join us for a two day educational event in sunny Northern California that will welcome clinicians, managers, nurses, physician assistants, nurses scientists and educators working in the field of neuroscience. The Neuro Assessment boot camp will provide a broad overview of neuro anatomy, hands on learning for neuro assessment and an introduction to neuro monitoring and neuro imaging. The full day conference will feature a line up of international speakers on TBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and more.

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Europeon Association of Neuroscience Nurses

From Evidence to Excellence: Hosted by the Serbian section of the Europeon Neuroscience Nurses Association and the Serbian Nurses association, you will have the opportunity to attend lectures with key note respected speakers and a host of international lectures on management of the neuroscience population. Come join us in our beautiful city of Belgrade, Serbia.

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World Parkinsons' Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.

International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Join us for a two day educational event in sunny Northern California that will welcome clinicians, managers, nurses, physician assistants, nurses scientists and educators working in the field of neuroscience. The Neuro Assessment boot camp will provide a broad overview of neuro anatomy, hands on learning for neuro assessment and an introduction to neuro monitoring and neuro imaging. The full day conference will feature a line up of international speakers on TBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and more.

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Christi
02/27/15

WFNN introduces a great new app!

Mobile technology has transformed the way we communicate and access information. Smart phones are more than just phones, they are powerful mobile computers with the ability to retrieve information almost anywhere.

The free phone app, “Neuroscience Nurse” was developed by the WFNN as a tool to provide rapid reference for common neurologic diseases such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and neurological examination.

The app “Neuroscience Nurse” is available on Google Play and the App Store. DeLemos, who is also President of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, hopes to collaborate with international nurses to refine the app for use worldwide.

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Dawn
02/26/15

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN MULAGO HOSPITAL

The general ICU was the first to be established in Mulago Hospital to cater for all critically ill patients in the hospital. Because Mulago Hospital is a national referral hospital, the same ICU had to cater for all critically ill patients who needed intensive care from around the country.

In Uganda so many accidents occur due to reckless driving, bad roads and also bad drivers especially the motorcycles riders who ride without helmets! Therefore, a big percentage of critically ill patients are those with head injuries, before and after surgery. Intensive care unit also admits many patients with neurologic problems both surgical and medical especially after the elective operations.

When a team from Duke University came to carry out neuro surgery in 2007, among the nurses who came with the team was Karen March. We noted that she was knowledgeable in neuro nursing and was a very good teacher. We talked to her about our weaknesses and she offered to help us.

Karen took it upon herself to come twice a year to give us both lectures and practical instructions and this has led to great improvement in the management of not only the critically ill neurologic patients but all patients who come to the unit, both adults and children. We owe a lot to her. More patients walk out of ICU than before and much as other hospitals have established other ICUs, we still have many patients who are referred from those hospitals.

At the moment the hospital is under a massive renovation and a new wing will be built. ICU will have twenty two beds instead of twelve and eight beds as high dependency beds.

The challenge we have however, is lack of fully trained ICU nurses and this might pose a problem when a larger unit is opened.

Elizabeth Florence Naigaga Intensive Care Unit Mulago Natinal Referral and teaching Hospital, Uganda

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Dawn
01/15/15

Upcoming Canadian Annual Conference

Please check out the website: www.cann.ca for the upcoming annual Canadian Neuroscience conference to be held in beautiful Newfoundland. This is a spectacular province with the best people. Abstract deadlines have been moved to the end of Feb 2015. Dawn

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Dawn
12/21/14

Happy holidays

On behalf of the WFNN, we would like to wish all Happy Holidays and all the best in the new year Christi DeLemos, Vicki Evans, Dawn Tymianski and JD Meacham

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Dawn
11/05/14

3D brain education available for your phone

Check out the site '3D brain' on the internet. This app can be downloaded to most devices and is free. The 3D brain includes 28 inter-active brian structures discussing function, disorders, injury, case studies and up-to-date research. It's a great teaching tool for self, patients and families

Upcoming Events:

International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Join us for a two day educational event in sunny Northern California that will welcome clinicians, managers, nurses, physician assistants, nurses scientists and educators working in the field of neuroscience. The Neuro Assessment boot camp will provide a broad overview of neuro anatomy, hands on learning for neuro assessment and an introduction to neuro monitoring and neuro imaging. The full day conference will feature a line up of international speakers on TBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and more.

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Europeon Association of Neuroscience Nurses

From Evidence to Excellence: Hosted by the Serbian section of the Europeon Neuroscience Nurses Association and the Serbian Nurses association, you will have the opportunity to attend lectures with key note respected speakers and a host of international lectures on management of the neuroscience population. Come join us in our beautiful city of Belgrade, Serbia.

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World Parkinsons' Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.