The emergence of novel infections, such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, Ebola and COVID-19, are the result of widespread degradation of the environment in which we live. Globally, destruction of natural habitats, urbanization, population densification and mobilization create the ideal conditions for new diseases to evolve and then be transmitted to humans.
Early identification, prediction, and treatment of communicable diseases requires both biomedical expertise and innovation, along with coordinated strategies for disease control underpinned by a comprehensive bio-psycho-social framework.
Nurses have long contributed to public health efforts to limit communicable disease transmission through the development and delivery of prevention, surveillance, and management programs. In light of the current pandemic it is timely to revisit our contribution to population health level efforts in responding to infectious diseases and to consider what this might mean for the development and education of future generations of nurses.
This webinar aims to share and learn from the recent experiences of our international counterparts in the role nurses have and continue to play in preventing, predicting, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we will explore implications for nurses’ scope of practice and consider strategies for enhancing the capacity and capability of the future nursing workforce.
When – Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Please note – If you are unable to register for this event, it will be live-streamed to the U21HSG Facebook page. Following the session, the webinar will be made available to download.