Nursing Conference

31 May 2018

THEME

Changing the game with technology

KEY TOPICS

  • Making nurses techno savvy
  • Case study: Implementation of nursing technology in the UAE
  • Technology and clinical practice
  • Introduction of nursing information management as a specialist area

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Investigate the application of modern technology in nursing and how it affects the nursing profession
  • Discover how technology can take nursing to the forefront of healthcare by improving care and patient outcomes
  • Assess the implications of new technology on the evolving role of the modern nurse and contemporary approaches to care
  • Gain insight from the lessons learnt in unified health systems used by nurses to improve patient flow and experience
  • Discuss strategic ways to include technology in nursing training and education to develop tomorrow’s nurses

 

In association with:

09:00 Opening remarks

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan

 

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY IN NURSING

 

09:05 The new information system to be implemented at SANC

Prof Sarie Human

 

09:35 Keynote case study: Implementation of nursing technology in the UAE

Associate Prof Jane Griffiths

 

10:05 Introduction of nursing information management as a specialist area

Dr Suzette du Rand

 

10:35 Networking Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition

 

SESSION 2: TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE

 

11:20 Making nurses techno savvy

Suzette Ferriera

 

11:50 Use of mobile services in nursing

Prof Sharon Brownie

 

12:20 Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3: PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

13:50 Embedding technology in nursing education

Panelists: Prof Portia Jordan, Mabitja Moeta, Peggy Naicker, Toy Vermaak, Dr Suzette du Rand

 

14:50 Technology and clinical practice

Panelists: Nomusa Mkhize, Liezel Balfour, Val Card, Prof Sharon Brownie

 

15:50 Closing remarks

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan

 

16:00 Close of conference

CHAIR:

  • Dr Sharon Vasuthevan, Nursing Executive – South Africa, Life Healthcare Group, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Associate Prof Jane Griffiths, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Dubai Healthcare Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Liezl Balfour, Facility Manager, Advanced Health,Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mabitja Moeta, Lecturer - Nursing Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nomusa Mkhize, Nurse Manager, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa
  • Peggy Naicker, National Education Manager, Life Healthcare , Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Portia Jordan, Head - Department of Nursing Science, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Prof Sarie Human, Chairperson - Laws & Practice Committee,A Nursing Council, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Sharon Brownie, Dean of Nursing, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Suzette du Rand, Snr Advisor: Faculty of Health Sciences: Interprofessional Education, Nelson Mandel University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Suzette Ferriera, Founder & CEO, Medical Informatics and Education, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Toy Vermaak, Manager - Netcare Education; Manager - Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare, Netcare, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Val Card, Regional Nursing Manager - Central Region, Life Healthcare Group, Johannesburg, South Africa