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Launch Event: Critical Care Nursing Resource for the Developing World
Fri 12 May 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
As part of Birmingham City University's Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences International Nurses Day events, we would like to invite you to a learning event to explore how BCU has been capacity building critical care nursing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Each year the International Council of Nurses chooses a theme to raise the awareness of a topic amongst the nursing profession, the general public, other healthcare professionals and policy makers. This year the ICN has chosen the theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Developmend Goals.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide 15 year goals which aim to improve healthcare, reduce povery, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring no country is left behind. SDG 4 recognsies obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people's lives and sustainable development. With nurses forming the largest part of the registered healthcare workforce and often spending the most time with patients, access to up-to date education resources in Low Income and Low Middle Income Countries can be challenging. It is estimated sub-Saharan Africa produces <1% of bio-medical publications and often rely on out dated, donated texts and resources to support professional development.
In November 2015, BCU supported an International team of critical care nurses to develop a skills resource for Critical Care Nurses working in sub-Saharan Africa. This event will launch this resource and outline other activities Faculty Staff have been involved in to promote life-long learning and professional development within this area.