Nurses sought for RIPEN project

SIDE Nurses sought for RIPEN project.jpgResearchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are collaborating with Glasgow School of Art and others on an exciting, innovative project to understand and develop nursing practice around antibiotics now and to imagine practice in a future era where antibiotics are no longer effective in preventing or treating infections.

The RIPEN (Re-envisaging Infection Practice Ecologies in Nursing) project aims to work with registered nurses to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance by using arts and humanities approaches to look at current nursing practice and develop ideas for new ways of working in a post-antibiotic era.

The team is actively recruiting nurses who work in a hospital setting to take part in this project, beginning in June.  Being part of RIPEN will involve participating in up to four workshops over two years – travel expenses will be funded,  lunch provided and small honorarium if participation is outside of work time.  It will also provide personal benefits in terms of evidence of professional development for your NMC revalidation.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its consequences pose serious threats to health and welfare, both in the UK and globally.  Nurses’ professional work with patients, in hospitals and the community, means that they are in an ideal position to develop patient care as AMR develops.

For more information visit www.ripen.org.uk or contact Dr Caroline King at Caroline.King@gcu.ac.uk, phone 0141 331 8725 or Dr Colin MacDuff at C.Macduff@gsa.ac.uk

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