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Latest Update about the Nurses & Allied Professionals Committee

In the last months David Zughraft, Lene Klovaard e Marjo de Ronde-Tillmans started a professional thinking and dialogue.
Sharing experience and best practice oriented knowledge represents a crucial and more and more required task for  health professions.
As for the colleagues  who preceded me I come from an experience of belonging to a scientific society, Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology, of which I will give you a brief description.
Do you realize that we are sharing identities of different countries?
We were born and grown up in different Countries, nevertheless we are bound by a common denominator!

Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology – SICI GISE Nursing and Technician Partners' Area

SICI GISE Nursing and Technician Partners' Area was founded in 1989-1990 in Italy, when the
Executive Committee of the Scientific Society decided to involve some representing Nurses and Radiographers of italian Catheterization Laboratories and to give them an active members' role.
GISE is, in Italy, the first specific Society founded by Physicians and involving, as active members,  Nurses, Radiographers and Cardiology's Technician together with  their National Representatives and  their Past ones, elected by the Partners' group of Nursing and Technician Area.The Scientific Society Keeps a place to the above mentioned professional people at the National Meeting of the Executive Committee and it provides Nursing and Technician Area with full responsibility regarding the organization of the annual Scientific Congress; furthermore it strongly supports their efforts of renewal and promotes the growth of the group in the Scientific Society.

Mission of SICI GISE Nursing and Technician Partners' Area
Here below SICI GISE aims:

1.    to form and to keep contacts between nurses and technicians of Cath. Labs in Italy
2.    to support nurses' and technicians’ research to improve the quality of a clinical and nursing care, their personal and professional growth
3.    to promote cultural initiatives and health professionals by developing and supporting team working in Cath. Lab.
What we propose is the promotion of a professional culture, in line with the present context of Health System.
The opportunity to refer to a Scientific Society, animated by strong motivations about professional development, could represent an opportunity for growing up, comparison, maintenance and increasing satisfaction, for oneself and for the important beneficiary of our personal work, represented by the person who needs to be cared.

Past President
Beatrice Magro

The 2014 Nursing & Technician SICI GISE congress:
between news and confirmations

The 35° National congress of Scientific Society took place in October 2014 in the wonderful scenery of Genua. The congress, regarding the Nursing & Technician sessions, was characterized by the alternation  of main sessions and of Intensive Courses, structured in order to highlight and strengthen the“expertise” of health not medical  professions working in Cath lab, and that not only through frontal lessons but  also by using the training tool of simulation. The main sessions were characterized on one hand by  Italian nursing researchers   presenting the first data of the study “TIMEhe” and those ones on nursing sensitive outcomes; on the other hand by the active discussion with foreign colleagues on specific tasks and skills of the professionals who work  in oversea or transalpine countries, with special reference to the topic “who does what and when in the cath lab: competencies and professional roles”.  The topics discussed during this congress were extremely interesting, by involving all the non-medical professionals who work in cath lab and by  concerning important issues such as the basic and post basic training, the crucial premises of the Radioprotection,  the specific competencies of the system administrators and the development of alternative methods  to support cardiopaths, such as  hypnotic communication and breathe-therapy.  Thanks to a big organizational effort we succeed in providing a true representation of whom  daily working in Cath lab, thus also thanks to the sessions of oral communication that proved to be, as always, excellent sources for sharing and cooperation.


Sandra Griggio, Ital