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The 1st SIEPC 2013 Kicks off under Dr. Al-Rabeeah’s Auspices
03 April 2013
Under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, the Nursing Affairs General Department is to organize the first Saudi International Conference of Excellence in Patient Care (SIEPC 2013) at Riyadh over the period from 7th to 9th April, 2013 (corresponding to 26th to 28th Jumada I, 1434 H.)
The Director-General of Nursing Affairs, Dr. Elham Sendi, has pointed out that the Kingdom is exclusively establishing this conference for the first time in the region, which will be attended by more than twenty national and international speakers.
Dr. Sendi went on adding that the conference aims at achieving the best nursing performance, drawing attention to the nursing cadres’ significant rule in the recognition and accreditation journey of their hospitals as magnet ones that bring together high-profile nursing staff, and increase the strategic partnership between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other governmental and private health sectors.
Dr. Sendi has further expounded that the main theme for the conference will be: “Nursing Experiments within Hospitals Lead to the Culture of Excellence”. Besides, she has noted that the magnet hospital is the institution which provides the high-quality nursing care, achieving the highest possible occupational satisfaction, and the lowest rate of resignations. That is to be added to considering this recognition in general as a golden criterion for patient care.
Moreover, she indicated that the topics of the conference will focus on the leadership journey towards excellence in nursing care, nursing research, evidence-based practice, transformational leadership, the leading and founding motivation and the nursing workload measurement systems.
“The targeted groups of the conference are the Executive Directors and Directors of Nursing at the medical cities throughout the Kingdom, General Managers and Directors of Nursing Departments at the health affairs throughout the regions and governorates, Directors of Nursing at the government and private hospitals, as well as Directors of the medical cities, Directors of Nursing and all categories of nurses working in hospitals, aside from the investors and specialists in the health care sectors. The attendees are expected to be more than 1000 beneficiaries of the health care providers all over the region,” said Dr. Sendi.
Dr. Sendi added that the main benefits for attendees of the conference are identifying the leadership requirements of nursing, beginning from the bed nursing care and up to the directors of nursing in the executive boards that ensure shift to the high quality-work environment. That is in order to achieve positive results for the patient and realize the work mechanism towards identifying the best evidence-based nursing practices that will contribute to developing the nursing professional abilities, and eventually benefit the patient, as well as finding the main differences between the different roles of nursing with a developed health care system, with regard to its relation with the health care providers and evaluating the previous strategies, aiming to achieve the maximum possible potentials of nursing practices, the effectiveness of recognition and accreditation programs of hospitals and nursing staff in particular, and the role of nursing pioneers in facilitating the research for the development of evidence-based nursing practices as well as turning the evidences into nursingpractice.
It is worth mentioning that the conference includes a workshop on: “Creating a Culture of Excellence in the Nursing Work”, another on: “Skills and Ethics of Publishing Nursing Research”, and a third workshop on: “Joint Governance”, in addition to a seminar on: “Measurement of the Nursing Workload in the Kingdom”, as well as displayingthe national program projects to build the leadership skills of Saudi nursing, that is to be added to a medical exhibition annexed to the event activities.



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