What is International Nurses Day?
The 12th May is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. On this day, nurses around the world celebrate International Nurses Day.
For the second year running, SecuriCare (Medical) Ltd, provider of stoma care services to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, have been happy to help sponsor a conference that the Trust organises for their nurses to come together to share ideas and celebrate being a nurse. This year, the conference theme was “Nurses - A voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”. Nurses from various specialities across the Trust presented service improvements they have led and the benefits these have given to service users.
This is how SecruiCare celebrated
Our day started bright and early, arriving at the venue for 7.30am to set up our stand representing SecuriCare stoma care nursing service and CliniMed Ltd. Coffee in hand (essential), the stand showcased our Essence of Stoma Care teaching package, our new eLearning stoma care course and our home delivery service. CliniMed displayed innovations in stoma pouches with the Flushable pouch and the Aura pouches with Manuka honey. The obligatory photo shoot was next which I can’t imagine was particularly flattering at 8am!
The delegates arrived by 8.30am and conference was underway by 9am. Throughout the conference, the delegates were allocated time to visit the sponsors’ stands. We met nurses from various disciplines both in the acute and community settings, the eLearning stoma course proved to be very popular and the flyers rapidly disappeared. A teaching session was requested by a member of staff in the Trust, which we will be following up so all in all it was a good day.
Thank you to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust for organising the International Nurses Day conference. These days are important to give us nurses time out of our busy units to reflect, share best practice and recharge our passion for nursing.
By Lynn Ridley, Nurse Manager (North Nursing Team)