ACHL Director, Dr. Godwin Asuquo moderated the Global Nursing and Nursing Care Congress organized by PULSUS International in Orlando on the 11-12 of March 2019. Dr. Asuquo also made a presentation on Universal Health Coverage and SDGs in Nigeria.
Some of the key speakers at the event included:
Marci Bradley is a Clinical Nursing Director at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot, USA. She has been with UPMC Hamot for 36 years in a variety of roles and is the key driver and mentor for the Nurse Leader Residency Program. She received her BSN at Edinboro University, her MSN at Gannon University and is Nurse Executive Board Certified since 2013. Marci is a published author and has presented in a number of large venues. She is responsible for achieving quality patient outcomes in ten large Med-Surge units and has led numerous successful quality initiatives.
Ana Carla Parra LabigaliniRestituti has Graduated in Nursing from FAMEMA – Medical School of Marília / MBA in Health Management from Faculdade Giulio Vargas /Acting for 8 years at IQG HEALTH SERVICES ACCREDITATION as a leading evaluator of Health Services Accreditation / Professional Evaluation Experience and Consultant in Health Services Methodology ONA and ACI- Qmentum / HSO / Team Development Specialist / Advisory on Corporate Governance, Compliance, Clinical Governance, Process Management, Design Thinking, and knowledge and use of 6D and A3 tools. Experience in implementation of Organizational Strategies Planning, Implementation of Patient Quality and Safety Policy.
Lorrie Blitch has an impressive and diverse career in nursing and as a business owner. She is the founder of Magellan Christian Academies for the past 18 years in Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida. Her experience in nursing is impressive that encompasses critical care, trauma, cardiovascular intensive care, toxicology, administration and management, nursing professor, medical-legal nursing and field hospital nursing. She is a nurse educator for the Banner Health System in Phoenix, Arizona responsible for the education of multiple service lines.
Ajayi OlufunkeAbiodum is a nurse – Chief Nursing Officer (Preventive Health) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Medical and Health Services, Health Centre, Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor. She manages patients and clients both at the hospital and in the community especially in the field of public and community health and applies her knowledge of law. She has master’s in public administration, B. Sc. Nursing Administration, LLB in Law, BL in Law; Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM); Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN).
Emily McWhirter is the Director of Nursing at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London, UK. The hospital specializes in caring for patients with profound disability following acquired brain injury, as a result of major trauma or severe medical illness. Emily has been a nurse for over 30 years. She has a Ph.D. in nursing management, with research interests in major trauma, patients experience, and nursing leadership and education
The congress provided an opportunity for participants from a number of countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia to brainstorm on contemporary health care and nursing workforce issues in particular and common global health concerns and leadership issues in general.