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NACB Quarterly News Update

Material Information

Title:
NACB Quarterly News Update
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Creator:
Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Publisher:
Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date:
Frequency:
other
completely irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Nursing -- Periodicals -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Nursing -- Periodicals
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Temporal Coverage:
2003 - 2003

Notes

General Note:
Only one issue ever appeared. 2002-2004 NACB Executive is listed on p. 1

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Source Institution:
Hilda Bowen Library
Holding Location:
Hilda Bowen Library
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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Classification:
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AA00025304:00001


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Volumel,Issue1h:?-;:::...\I---<)"r......\1&_d"'_.""'"August2003NACBSIONTHEPREMIERPROFESSIONALVOICEOFNURSESINTHECOMMONWEALTHOFTHEBAHAMASPROMOTINGEXCELLENCEANDINFLUENCINGPOLICIESTlIROUGHLOCAL,REGIONAL,ANDINTERNATIONALNETWORKSPictured fromleftare, Mrs. Beverley saunders,V.P.for Development & Training, Mrs.AmpusamSymonette,PresidentNACB,Mr. Paul O'Niel, Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Karen CareyandSonjaFrancis Assistant secretary,NACB.XBCUTIV.IIKIIa.OFNAC.ATTH8INNINGOFTHIST.all-Mrs. Ampusam Symonette's Quote: .... wegetoutofourlives whateverweputinto it; whetherit'sourfamily,ourprofession,orourcountry.Itisreciprocated. Likeaplant,ifwedesire thebestcrops,wemustinvestinit(fertilize it, pruneitandwaterit).Wemustdothesame withourhumanresources,ourtalents,ourintellectandourjoy".PONDERONTHESETHINGS... SelahCognizantthatExcellenceinservicehasbecomethehallmarkofworkenvironments, NACSjoinedwith Kerzner Internationaltoprovide a"blowaway"experiencefornursesatAtlantis on April24th,2003.AsnursingrepresentativesfromthroughoutthehealthsectorspenthalfdaywithAtlantisCEOs,theywere enlightenedonoperations andmeasures1iiI....implementedbythecompanytoraisetheircustomers'satisfaction.They alsogotanopportunitytotourthefacil ity.NACSismostgratefulforthecompany'sreceptivityandCorporate support.Itishopedthatthepartnership launched will be maintained. NACS alsohopesthatprinciplessharedby AtlantisCEOswill be consideredforapplicationtoenhanceourdelivery inthehealthcaresystems.enjoyedtheinternational cuisine, internationaldressandcamaraderie.TheywerefascinatedasMr.King (fatheroftwonurses)quadrillethenightawaywithhisdancepartnertoshowusa littleoftheBahamian"thing".Thenightwasasuccessasnursesenjoyedthefellowshipandtheinformal social. A Cultural NightwasheldattheNurses'Association'sheadquarters(Longley House)whichbroughtnursesfromseveralcountries together.NursesfromJamaica, Trinidad,Guyana,Nigeria, Philippines,SriLanka,MalaysiaandtheBahamassharedthehistoryandcultureoftheir countries, including anursingperspective. Itwasaneveningofgreatexcitementandenlightenmentasnurses

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Page2Volume1,IssulTheMonth of May was declared National Nurses Recognition Month. Many activities were held in celebration of nurses. Duringthemonth. many nurses fromthepublic and private sectors were honored for their contributionstothenursing profession and community devel opment.INSTITUTIONALWINNERS:SRCPamela Smith R/N Rochelle WillisTCNDPHLisa AdderleyNOllSherryann TaylorTCNGBHSYvonne Clarke R/N Laura JonesTCNPMHPauletteCashNOllCarolyn RolleTCNDHHS-Debbie Alleyne R/N Charlene TurnquestTCNCarolyn SeymourNOI(PMH) Desiree Rolle R/N (PMH) Veronica McPheeTCN(PMH) Derrick Ferguson R/N (RBDF) Celestine King R/N Constance Comery R/N Janet Johnson NOli(SRC)Lydia Bastian R/N(SRC). Orthland BodieIIITCN(SRC).Lena Patrice Clarke NOli (DPH) -AnyaSymonette R/N (DPH) aria RolleTCN(DPH) Warren Knowles R/N (DPH) Joann KnowlesTCN(DPH) Nadine Carey R/N (DHHS) Nora TaylorTCN(DHHS)LIVINGLEGEND-Ms.Eloise Nicholls R/N Mrs. Hilda DouglasRETIREDNURSESGUILDDoreen Fernander R/N Louise Elizabeth Toote Tynes R/N Activities for the Month of May were plannedbythe National Nurses'Recognition Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. Public Hospitals Authority, Doctors Hospi tals. Retired Nurses Guild. SchoolofNursing. and private nurses. Mrs. Denise JohnsonNoll(SRC)has servedaschairperson fortheNationalNurses Recognition Committee for the past two years.NACBhails Mrs. John-son's vision and dedication.************************MEMBERSATTENDKNTERNATIONALMrs. Ampusam Symonette, Mrs. Julia Knowles, Ms. Eliza beth Williams and Ms. Paulette Cash serve as mem bersoftheNursingTaskForce .Thisteamworked very hardtocompletethreeofthestudy requiredforthecompletionofthereport.*********************CARICOMtodiscuss networking opportunities intheregion.NACBPresident,SecretaryandMembersatICNConferenceGenevaSwitzerland2003President addressed nursesduringtheMidwifery SymposiumonthetopicQuality Leadership (July2003).DuringthemonthofJune, Executives Ms. Sonja Francis, Mrs. Prescola Rolle and Ms. Elizabeth Williams attended ameetinghosted byofJunetodiscusstheeconomic stateofthecountry. Many representativesfromvarious unions were alsoMrs.SymonettewillpresentareportattheupcomingNACBmeetinginSeptember2003deliveringqualityhealthcareinter-,nationally.Evidence,leadership,qualitycareandhumanresourceissuesdominatedtheconference.present.*********.****Executives Mrs.AmpusamSymonette andPrescola Rollemetwith GovernorofCentral Bankduringthemonth President addressedthePotentialImpactoftheFTM,on Nursing. TheForum was sponsoredbytheCollegeoftheBahamas. Mrs. Ampusam Symonette, Ms. Doreen Butler, and Ms. Paulette Cash participated in InternationalWomen'sDay Workshop(f\lJarch2003).Mrs.AmpusamSymonette,Ms.DoreenButler(secretary)andmembers(Mrs.MarielettaButler,Ms.BeatriceArthurandMs.MelanieSaunders)representedtheBahamasattherecentCNR/ICN/CNFmeetingsheldduringJune-July2003.TheInternationalConferenceofNurses(ICN)washeldin.GenevaSwitzerlandunderthethemeBuildingExcellenceThroughEvidence(June27th-29th,2003).TheinternationalmeetingsinitiatedtheICN'snewseriesofbiannualconferencesfocusingonthecriticalprioritiesin

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NACBQuarterlyPage3NAC.PRBtlIDENT RECEIVES INTBIlNATIONAL RECOGNITIONHeavenly Father,Wethankyouthatwewere calledtothe wonderful servicesofnursingMayyour Divine presenqe remain Inusandwork throughus, asweendeavortowork dlllgentlytothebestofourability. Help ustogive the highest qualityofcaretoallofourpatients despite race, color, nationalityorbackground. Aflow allourinterpersonal relationshipstoreflect respect, empathy, concern, courtesy, loyaltyandhonesty.DuringaspecialpinningceremonyatLongley'sHouse,NACBPresidentMrs.AmpusamSymonette receivedthePresident'8Pin (an. .-'.--...j?-..--.,...AllnursesareencouragedtobecomefinancialmembersofNACB.inviteyournursingcolleaguestoloinus.IMPOaTANT NOTICESA nurseintotheoffice. Nurse:"'"'Dodo/;therei5qpqtientherewhowouldliketo5eeyou.HeclJim5thqthei5invi5ible.g"'"'TellhimIcqn"'f 5ee him.A'Aswework in the spiritofexcellenceandunity, developourskillssthatourlives would beablessingstoourpatients and their families. Mayournursing care be thoroughandrelevanttoourpatients needs. Helpustocontrolouremotionsandbehave with dignity. Let your Holy Spirit giveuswisdomasweseektoimprove the nursing carewegiveourpatients. Mostofafl Heavenly Father, mayourpersonal relationships with you grow immenselysothatitflows into the peoplewemeet. Thank you forwhereyou have broughtusand where forwhereyou will takeus.Asweencounter people, from all walksoflife,maywebe insplredtoalwaysbecheerful, tolerant and understanding.WethankYouthatYouhave restored your expressed image inusfor eachday.Empowerustostay committedtothis work and insodoing cultivate otherstobetheir best.Ona recent visit totheBahamas, Ms.StephanieFerguson(lCNConsultant)metwithexecutivesofNACBto discuss theLeaders/lipforChange Program.Duringhervisit, Ms.FergusonalsometwithMinistryofHealthofficials togarnersupportfor the program. Asthecountrymarkedits'30thindependence,nursesjoinedwithotheryouthorganizationsinanIndependenceDayParadetoshowtheirpatriotismandcommitmenttonationbuilding. NACB Presi-dentandseveralinternationalnursesalsojoinedinthe march.ByNurse Marilyn Smith(SRC).InJesusName, Amen.

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P. 0BoxN-1691Dowdeswell Street Nassau, Bahamas Phone (242) 32-22461Fax(242)32-22Mi1CONDOLENCESEXTENDEDTO4.FAMILIESDEATHNOTICESStaffNurseMichelle Clarke5.TeNIdezLaroda ParentsFORMULATIONOFASTRATEGICPLAN.THEESTABLISHMENTOFABAHAMASNURSINGFOUNDATION.CONSTRUCTIONOFALOCALNURSINGWEB-SITEWITHINTERNATIONALLINKS.STRENGTHENINGOFCOMMUNITYOUTREACHPROGRAM.CONSTRUCTIONOFNEWBUILDINGUNDERDISCUSSIONATTHELOCATIONINJEROMEAVENUE.MotherofNursingOfficerAdteUa-Gibson (SRC) -QuoteoftheQuarter" When inspirationdoesnotcometome,IgohaH-waytomeetit."SigmundFreudNACBMonthly Meeting Every2ndMondajMonthlyCNE3rdThursdayineach Month lOam-12pm@Longley House.


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