• Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg

    A veteran expert in nursing education, Iris has been a consultant for numerous projects and part of ENDA, WANS and STTI. After leaving her senior position at the Education & Training Academy at MHH (Germany), she now runs Com-P-Tense, an independent consultancy.

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    Chief Executive Officer Com-P-Tense Germany GmbH
    President European Nurse Directors Association (ENDA)

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  • Training with Simulation in Nursing Care

    • 13/11/2023

    This article explores whether simulation could be a valuable tool for addressing the shortage of nurses in the healthcare sector and how it can provide realistic and safe learning environments for nursing students and professionals to practice their skills, gain confidence, and receive feedback.   Key points Simulation-based learning is a pedagogical approach that allows students to...

  • Interprofessional Competence Acquisition in Times of VUCA

    • 09/11/2022

    Restrictions on educational offers in person and in the practical environment due to infection and other factors such as the current effects of war in Europe, the increasing shortage of skilled workers and ever shorter length of stay in the job, increasingly complex task profiles requiring a different approach of management in the healthcare system and personnel development, have consequences. Ways...

  • Competency: Is It the Wonder ‘Drug’? Part 2

    • 19/03/2021

    In the first part of this article (Berger et al. 2021), we started by defining competency and then discussed burnout, competency acquisition and the link between competency and retention. We also did a comparison between Europe and the United States. This article will delve further into competency and why management should be interested in competency rather than ‘skills’. We will relate competency...

  • 2021: Reset or Not?

    • 15/02/2021

    As we move into 2021, and as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to rage, HealthManagement.org asked healthcare experts what they anticipate as the most significant change this year and what they would like to see in the future. Read on for a snapshot on whether healthcare in 2021 needs a reset and what could be improved. Prof Christian Lovis   | Head Division of Medical Information Scien

  • Competency: Is It the Wonder ‘Drug’?

    • 15/02/2021

    In the world of modern healthcare, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the understanding of interaction between healthcare professionals’ burnout, morale and competence level is key to improving the quality of care and decrease staff turnover. A team of experts investigate this complex area and question some current practices of competence acquisition.  Key Points...

  • Night Service in the Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital

    • 11/08/2020

    This article draws attention to the extensive range of tasks and the stresses and strains during night duty in intensive care units. To this end, the range of activities of night duty nursing staff is presented using the example of the Hannover Medical School. Night Service - An Important Service in the Multiple-Shift System In order to ensure continuous patient care over 24 hours,...

  • Conception of COVID-19 Auxiliary Hospital from Nursing Management Pers

    • 03/08/2020

    The following experience report describes the development of a Personnel Concept in the field of patient medical care for the operation of the COVID-19 Auxiliary Hospital at the Hannover Exhibition Centre. The focus of the challenge was the creation of a Training Concept to provide adequate staff for patient care at the hospital. For this purpose, the chronological summary of the existing theoretical...

  • Preparing Staff for Crises

    • 11/05/2020

    Summary: Staff management during critical times can be and often is very challenging. Therefore, there is a need to learn new processes, acquire new skills/information and use new approaches. A veteran nursing expert talks about how you train, inform and support your staff to achieve the best possible outcomes during a crisis. Work during a crisis is always challenging. Even...

  • 2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

    • 29/01/2020

    Summary: The World Health Organization designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. President of the European Nurse Directors Association explains why it is so important to global health. World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner in the three-year ’Nursing Now!’ Campaign (2018–2020)....

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    2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

    This New Year is significant for World Health as the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of the 200 th birth anniversa

  • Resilience: The Airbag for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professions

    • 13/11/2019

    Summary: Instilling an attitude of resilience in healthcare staff allows them to meet their challenges and effectively recover from setbacks. Every healthcare provider has to face a number of stresses and difficult situations when providing daily care for patients. This puts members of the healthcare profession at risk of anxiety, depression, stress-related illnesses and even burnout....

  • Nurses and Cutting-Edge Technology

    • 26/08/2019

    Summary: Modern nursing is a multi-layered field of work with increasing work density and complexity, which requires a high level of competence, resilience and commitment from the nursing staff.   In numerous professional situations, nursing professionals are required to have a high degree of spontaneous problem solving, abstraction skills and a safe application of highly technical specialist

  • Nursing on the Move: cross-border hiring

    • 22/05/2019

    Addressing pitfalls and best practice examples for successful hiring Is it possible and feasible to successfully hire and integrate nurses from abroad into a relatively conservative environment? As a follow up to my previous article in February 2019 “ Nursing on the Move - Cross Border Hiring ” with a focus on “Introduction and Background,” this article focuses on how to successfully...

  • Nursing on the move: cross border hiring

    • 22/02/2019

    Addressing obstacles for successful hiring   How to navigate the multiple challenges involved in making a cross-border nursing hire a success.   People have always moved from their home countries to other countries in order to settle there permanently or for a certain period to work. The reasons for this are manifold.   The main stakeholders are the migrants themselves,

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