president Irini Antoniadou, who is also the president of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA), introduced herself and the executive at the opening session --president of Association of Operating Room Nurses in the United States Victoria Steelman, president of Papau New Guinea Perioperative Nurses Association Eunice Liam, president of the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Ruth Melville, president of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada Rupinder Khotar, president of the Association for Perioperative Practice in the United Kingdom Sue Lord, IFPN
secretary Bonnie McLeod and ambassadors Patrick Voight and Phyllis Davies.
Dr Stephanie Ferguson from the International Council of Nurses lobbied on behalf of IFPN
at the WHO United Nations Summit in New York in November 2015 for Perioperative Nursing representation on meeting WHO resolutions in surgical care and anaesthesia.
In international organisations such as IFPN
, the value is in the connected wealth of experience of all the members, in different health systems and cultural scenarios around the world.
is affiliated to the International Council of Nurses and represents over 80,000 perioperative nurses around the world.
Guideline on Risks, Hazards, and Management of Surgical Plume.
In May this year, I attended the IFPN
AGM in Johannesburg, hosted by the South African Theatre Sisters' congress.
is the only perioperative affiliate member of ICN.
It was a privilege hosting the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN
) President Irini Antoniadou, Secretary Bonnie McLeod and IFPN
Board Members in Queenstown.
It is a privilege having the IFPN
President, Irini Antoniadou along with IFPN
global leaders, partipating in our conference.
The fact the 2014 PNC NZNO Conference was chosen by IFPN
to host its annual Board meeting was a great thrill for Professor Marion Jones, a long-time PNC member who was part of the 1997 Steering Committee that resulted in the formation of IFPN
at the Helsinki World Conference in July 1999.
Board of Directors will give an overview of the current issues and developments in Perioperative Nursing from an international perspective.
An updated proposal was forwarded to the IFPN
president in mid-October 2013.