International Ophthalmic Eye Nursing Summit Forum held in Shenyang.
From September 10 to 11, 2016, the International Ophthalmic Nursing Forum was successfully held in Liaoning Ho’s Medical College. This forum is one of the five major academic seminars during the "Ophthalmic Air Hospital Project" for Orbis International and He Eye Group. The meeting was sponsored by the National Health Commission's blindness prevention and treatment training base, He Eye Group, and invited 12 senior ophthalmologists, nurses and domestic well-known eye care experts from the Orbis International Ophthalmic Air Hospital to discuss hot issues in eye care.
The purpose of this summit forum is to strengthen the construction of ophthalmic nursing specialty, sum up the scientific methods of clinical nursing practice, exchange the cutting-edge development experience in the field of ophthalmic nursing, and further deepen the connotation of ophthalmic nursing, to provide an academic platform for communication and exchange for ophthalmic nursing colleagues.
Janet Marsden, Professor of Health and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University; UK, Dina Elisa Urruchi Huamán, Co-founder & executive board, Ophthalmological Nursing Peruvian Association; Lily Zhang, Staff Nurse, Ophthalmology Team Leader, RWJUH at Somerset, USA; Alice Lee, Clinical Nurse Leader, Operating Room, Mt. St. Joseph Hospital Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Katie Hallahan, Global Blindness Prevention and International Ophthalmology fellow, Truhlsen Eye Institute, US, made wonderful speeches at the forum.
He Xiangdong, Executive Director of Liaoning Ho's Medical College and Vice President of He Eye Specialist Hospital
, delivered a speech.
He Xiangdong, executive director of Liaoning Ho’s Medical College and vice president of He Eye Specialist Hospital
, said that he's already carried out in-depth strategic cooperation with Orbis for as long as 12 years, and through these 12 years of international cooperation, He Eye Group has been greatly improved in many aspects, such as teaching, scientific research, clinical and nursing. More importantly, the cooperation between He Eye Group and Orbis International has greatly helped ophthalmologists and related medical institutions in China, especially in Northeast China.
President He Xiangdong pointed out that eye diseases around the world are becoming more and more complex, and many eye diseases are increasingly associated with systemic and brain diseases. Eye-blinding diseases also make us face greater challenges. At the same time, the new technology of ophthalmology diagnosis and treatment continues to emerge, facing the future health big data, accurate medical treatment and other continuous development and progress, but also bring our nursing face new challenges and opportunities. We must constantly change our ideas, constantly learn new knowledge, and constantly integrate with the relevant disciplines in order to achieve the best ophthalmic diagnosis and treatment. It is hoped that through the Forum, the national eye care experts and the level of eye care in hospitals can be improved accordingly.
Angela Purcell, head nurse of Orbis International Ophthalmic Air Hospital, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.
Ms. Angela Purcell, head nurse of Orbis International Ophthalmic Air Hospital, said she was very pleased to be able to share nursing skills and knowledge through the Forum. She said that Orbis, as a non-governmental organization, has been in a leading position in the field of prevention and treatment of blindness for more than 30 years. In the Air hospital program, Orbis will provide training not only to nurses, but also to medical technicians and engineers. In addition to bringing one-on-one teaching and training models and raising public awareness of eye care, the Air hospital project will also train 50 doctors, 100 eye care workers, treat 160 eye patients, and enable 5 million people to gain knowledge about eye health. It is hoped that more practical opportunities will be provided to Chinese health care workers in rehabilitation, operating room and other fields.
The two-day training attracted nearly 150 people from all over the country who were engaged in eye care and related work. Hou Lihuan, head nurse of the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangdong, who has traveled thousands of miles and has come all the way, said: "I am very pleased to attend this nursing forum. As a front-line nursing staff, I have been looking forward to such a learning opportunity," Hou Lihuan, head nurse of the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangdong Province, said “I signed up the first time I saw the invitation. This meeting is very rich in content and it combines theory and practice, so that I have learned a lot of professional knowledge of ophthalmology at the forefront of the world, and I have also learned the standardized nursing experience of my peers such as He Eye Specialist Hospital
, which has benefited me a lot. Going back can better apply what you have learned and feel about practical work."
Nearly 150 students from all over the country gather at the International Ophthalmic Nursing Forum.
The students listened carefully