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Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Opportunities and Challenges Workshop

Under the supervision of the Nursing Management course coordinator, Mr. Naji Abu Ali, fourth year students from the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University organized a workshop titled Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Opportunities and Challenges, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The workshop aimed at strengthening the relationship between academic and health institutions in the field of planning and cooperation, realizing the role of health institutions in developing their cadres, identifying the obstacles and challenges facing health and academic institutions during the development of their cadres, building cadres capable of offering higher quality services to Palestinian citizens, and identifying the history of the infection control system and how it was developed.

The workshop comprised three sessions. The first session included speeches by Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor, Mr. Naji Abu Ali, Ms. Mariam Awad, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mr. Essam Al Hayek, Deputy Governor of Bethlehem, and Ms. Aya Sulieman, a fourth year nursing student.

In the second session, Mr. Naji Abu Ali and Ms. Etaf Maqboul gave lectures about the role of health institutions in education and the challenges facing these institutions, and the role of academic institutions in developing education in all universities respectively.

In the third session, Mr. Khalil Najm, head of the Infection Control Committee at Makassed Hospital, Dr. Rabia Adwan, Director of the Infection Control Unit at Makassed Hospital, and Mr. Jihad Khair, Coordinator of the Simulation Laboratory at Bethlehem University gave lectures about the historical background of infection control, antibiotic misuse and multi-drug resistance, and health care acquired infections (bundles) respectively.

The sessions also included the screening of five videos containing interviews with deans of nursing faculties in other Palestinian universities, interviews with nursing directors at several Palestinian hospitals, role play skits about wrong practices that increase the transmission of infection between people, and information about the clinical simulation laboratory at Bethlehem University.

At the end of the workshop, lecturers and attendees received certificates of participation.

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