European Perioperative Nursing Day (EPND) 2023
Feb 15 @ 00:00 – 23:59
European Perioperative Nursing Day (EPND) 2023

On 15 February of each year, we celebrate the European Perioperative Nursing Day (EPND). The aim of this day is to encourage reflection and focus not only on the quality and a high level of provided care but also on the human dimension of our profession.

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The #EPND2023 theme is “Learn, Lead, Empire”. EORNA invites OR nurses and friends to use this day to highlight the contributions of operating nurses and the role of education in the high level of care provided by our profession.

All the information can be found here.

Find out all the celebrations from the previous years here.

Webinar: “Dermatologist’s View on Managing Healthcare Worker Occupational Dermatitis”
Feb 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Dermatitis is a common condition among healthcare workers and is significantly under-reported. It can have negative long-term impacts on quality of work and home life. This webinar presents the point of view of a dermatologist concerning the management of occupational contact dermatitis in healthcare workers. Risk factors for the development of this condition will be reviewed, as well as tips for its prevention and early detection. Investigations of contact dermatitis will be discussed, especially in the context of hand dermatitis in the healthcare setting.


Course Objectives:

1. Differentiate potential adverse reactions to rubber gloves.

2. Describe investigations performed related to rubber glove allergy.

3. Prevent development of contact dermatitis in healthcare workers.

Dr. Marie-Claude Houle
Dr. Marie-Claude Houle
Dermatology Residency Program Director
This webinar will also be presented in French on 15 February 2023 at 16:30 CET. More info and registration here.
EORNA Congress 2024
May 16 – May 18 all-day
EORNA Congress 2024

On behalf of EORNA, the Scientific Committee, and the Local Organising Committee it is our great pleasure to invite you to join the 11th biennial congress of European Perioperative Nurses Association on May 16th – 18th 2024.

The 11th EORNA Congress will take place in Spain, specifically in Valencia, at the Palacio de Congresos.

The theme of the congress is LIGHTS OF HOPE. There are a lot going on in the world now. The political atmosphere is distressing, and the pandemic has had its influence in everyone’s life. Perioperative nurses have struggled with work in their own as well as other units, where their contributions have been significant. Even though the pandemic seems to be reaching its end, we are still paying its consequences for a while. The theme of the congress reflects hope for the better, light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hope the light shines brightly in Valencia 2024.

We look forward to welcoming you to the EORNA 2024 Congress, Europe’s landmark meeting on perioperative nursing, for an inspiring and joyful experience to advance our field a step further.

Keep informed by checking out the EORNA Congress website for updates here!