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MICROBIAL ISSUES

THE ESNO MICROBIAL FOCUS GROUP 

WHO THEY ARE

Nurses are rarely, if ever, involved in the spectrum of infection prevention and control (IPC) activities.
They are excluded or waved away from education and professional competence building: “you don’t belong here”. However, as shown during the COVID-19 pandemic, IPC is within the scope of practice and core competencies of the nursing profession.
ESNO calls for a ‘health professional domain climate change’ in tackling infections, including future pandemics, which is supported by a motivated, sustainable, and competent nursing workforce.

THEIR 4 AMBITION INTERRELATED DOMAINS

  1. KNOWLEDGE AND SCIENCE - as the foundation of any nurse competencies. 

  2. EASY AND SIMPLE - has a central role, to connect internal with nurses and external networks.
  3. ONE-HEALTH - aspect as microbes is an organic issue and nothing can be well comprehended without understanding interactions of human, nature and animal. 
  4. SOCIAL COMPONENT - as we identified that great social inequalities has impact on infection and prevention. 

    We believe that only with the four integrated domains, each topic can be addressed well and contextually.

THEIR FOCUS

The ESNO Focus Group Microbial issues, has set out a range of activities in supporting nurses in gaining education for the years to come, including surveys and data collection activities, and provide guidance for health institutes in bring out the best possible quality of care aiming in reducing infections with a focus on prevention. The goals are focused on:
• Education and competence building of specialist Nurses
 • Creating a sustainable ‘European professional network and beyond’
 • Providing expertise opinion related to the ‘social and climate implication’ on reducing infections 

THE GROUP

This unique group of specialist nurses was formally established in January 2022, although had a prior trajectory of projects and collaborations including the development of the 4 Modules on vaccination, antimicrobial resistance, and Infection Prevention Control.
The lead group includes 8 members who share a long-term ambition, and is inclusive in terms of gender, expertise and origin across the European region.
The group is supported by extended networks and has significant formal relations with highly relevant institutions related to microbes, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship (AMR-S), vaccination, and IPC.

MEET THE MICROBIAL FOCUS GROUP LEAD TEAM

Jeanette Verkerk

Nurse Specialist AGZ, area of expertise urology/andrology at St. Antonius Hospital, Netherlands, PhD candidate

Enrique Castro Sanchez

Lecturer, researcher and leader in nursing involvement in infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship, United Kingdom

Alessia Arcangeli

Infection Control Nurse Specialist National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italy

Noel Abela

Senior Practice Nurse at Mater Dei Hospital - Malta. MSc Infection Control, Malta

Tihana Gašpert 

Oncology Nurse, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia

Silvana Gastaldi 

Clinical Research Assistant and Research Nurse, Verona University, Italy

Ber Oomen

Program manager and Executive Director ESNO, Netherlands

Josephine Declay

European ICU nurse, Secretary of SIZ Nursing, the Belgium critical care nurses association

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