Commissions

1.    Communication and Public Relations

Contact person .
Giovanni Muttillo
Members
Laura Aletto
Giuseppe Baietta
Francesco Fanari
Miriam Magri
Maurizio Neri
Andrea Serra
Claudio Valente
Elisa Crotti ( Public Relations Advisor)
Veronica Banfi (Administrative Office )

The Communication and Public Relations Commission of IPASVI Nursing College of Milan, Lodi and Monza Brianza includes  the following purposes:
•    To build awareness of the services offered by the College and of  their activities, giving appropriate visibility
•    To strengthen the relationship with members, institutions, mass-media, businesses and stakeholders in general
•    To ensure a clear, effective, immediate, communal institutional image.


2.    Complementary Medicine

Contact person
Laura Aletto
Members
Mario De Cesare
Maria Vittoria Madaschi
Miriam Magri
Martina Melesi
Activity
The Commission intends to improve the knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine that enables the nurse to assist the person in its entirety.
Last year the commission undertook to enhance  the different techniques that are part of the complementary care. In particular it focused on the matter of "therapeutic touch", as a positive influence for patients.
We intend to organise   a course at least every year to make  other complementary healing techniques more visible.

3.    Leadership and coordination functions

Contact person
Claudio Valente
Members
Francesco Fanari
Maria Vittoria Madaschi
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo

The commission supports managers and coordinators through various initiatives such as specific meetings, it provides answers to questions, it makes materials available and it encourages professional contacts to meet the several requests .. . . received within the organisation, training, regulatory, legal scope. Moreover, the commission carries out its activities through ongoing synergies with the Nursing Managers Committee of Lombardy.
(CID)

Relationships with CID
The purpose is to enhance the professional contribution of managers and coordinators sharing the same point of view, based on the mutual cooperation between IPASVI College and Nursing Managers Committee.

Youth project
The group continues its activities in favour of graduants with information/training initiatives, in particular towards the new graduate currently unemployed, encouraging their participation in training courses on easy terms and/or free of charge.
Initiatives through which the Collegio comes in contact with graduants and new graduates are continuously developed (conferences on freelance profession, students of the third year of the program received in the Collegio, the graduates of welcome initiatives of new graduates, etc…). On such occasions the proposed initiatives aimed at their active participation are countless, such as publishing articles, participating in working groups, organising training courses, experimenting as trainers, etc… Not least, among the organised initiatives there is the opportunity to share paths and references to perform a professional experience abroad with the commission contact people. In cooperation with the Research Commission, it is drawing up a competition announcement to value and reward those dissertations that stood out for their special interest, quality, originality and professional relevance.


4.    CME System Training

Contact person
Maria Vittoria Madaschi
Members
Laura Aletto
Giuseppe Baietta
Paola Dall'Occo
Anna La Torre
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Maurizio Neri
Giuliana Pieraccini
Cristina Scala

Activity
The Refresher Commission considers  the professional training and continuing professional development as necessary elements for the maintenance of nursing figure in a health care organisation, which now looks more and more complex.
The ascertained ageing of population, new health care needs related to chronic pathologies, disability and the needs arising from the use of complex technology call for a careful response within training. These needs are also highlighted by the availability of economic resources under the rationalised system balances, which require proper management of health care costs for the new organisational arrangements imposed by the Reform of national health system.
The need to acquire not only high clinical skills and competences, but also skills concerning up-to-date, efficient organisational approaches stems from this situation. Such approaches should be capable of developing a good ability of interpersonal relationships within every Health Structure through the coordination and management of human resources (leadership & management).
Therefore, we will continue to promote the training activities aimed at the professional growth and development, according to the CME system, in compliance with the regional, national and EU directives.
This year the commission will  promote initiatives regarding courses on research methodology, professional aspects of the nurse in the ethical field and code of conduct, as well as themed seminars and conventions, without leaving out the courses dedicated to activities in critical areas, courses on professional responsibility, clinical management/ relational courses, courses in paediatric field, classes to expand the knowledge of the English language, courses dedicated to the freelance profession etc…
The Commission intends to strengthen the overall organisational culture of the nurse, his/her relational skills and those related to the improvement of the profession in general, interpreting those requirements in specific topics of the courses mentioned above.

5.    Family nurse practitioners, primary care and chronicity/frailty

Contact person
Giuseppe Baietta

Activity
The approval of the regional social-health reform is questioning the profession on new career paths, new experiments to be performed to show the nursing ability to provide appropriate, economically sustainable – even better, convenient - responses to the ever growing needs of chronicity. In this scenario, the commission will be engaged with projects that may test the family nurse figure, who would deal with the assistance, in collaboration with the family doctor, working in a specific portion of the territory/district, such as the neighbourhood of a big city.

The commission will collaborate in regional working groups set up to investigate the role and functions of this professional, as well as the remuneration aspects. The identification of a "patient care" rate that does not covers the individual performance, but rather the entire patient clinical path in terms of continuity of care and adequacy of therapy is being considered.

The profession is now ready to experience a new path that makes integration and multidisciplinary a key strength. In fact, the family nurse – as professional responsible for the specialist nursing care delivered in the territory – must take care of the whole person with the autonomous management of needs.    

Nurses may take care of patients directly at home, thus reducing ER visits, hospitalisations and health costs.

A test was started on a small scale with the  “Accompanying-Listening” IPASVI Project in Milan, where Family Nurses worked on suburb districts, as provided for in the Objective 21 of WHO.

This transition towards local care processes with caring and follow-up of chronicity/disability will promote the maintenance of employment levels.

6.    Foreign Nurses

Contact person
Claudio Valente
Members
Laura Aletto
Maria Vittoria Madaschi
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Papa Waly Ndiaye
Daou Bubacar (External member)
Giuseppe Zanotto (External member)

The Commission intends to improve and promote the integration of the different professional cultures, maintaining constant contact with the most representative professional ethnic groups that operate in our provinces.
The event in collaboration with the Peruvian nurses will be organised again this year from the end of August to the beginning of September at the same time as they celebrate Santa Rosa Lima, their patron saint.
The foreign nurse examinations are currently under review aimed at a better understanding of the tests in view of the experience gained. There are also specific initiatives to inform and advise the candidate on the preparation and taking of the examination.

7.    Private practice/freelance and third sector

Contact person
Maurizio Neri
Members
Mario De Cesare
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Anna La Torre
Daou Boubacar (External Member)

The commission continues the free consultancy to IPASVI college members about freelance and professional insurance aspects.
There are various educational refresher and awareness events on freelance professional in collaboration with University of Milan and with the publication of articles about professional freelancers.
The Commission also intends to establish a working group monitoring the development of the profession in order to protect the freelances from exploitation by third parties, countering the decrease in rates and counteracting unfair competition at a local level.
Moreover, the Commission intends to establish a network among companies providing nursing services in the territory to offer proposals on a regional level that promote the self-employment development, which could lead to more job opportunities for nurses, a greater protection, and could raise awareness in both users and professionals about the proper economic recognition of their performance.

8.    Scientific library and multimedia archive

Contact person
Laura Aletto
Members
Miriam Magri
Giuliana Pieraccini
Anna La Torre
Elisa Crotti (PR Consultant)
Angela Grazioli (External member)


The Commission shall maintain the editorial heritage updated, favouring the inclusion into the appropriate area of professional magazines links.
The makeover of the website will make available teaching materials of the courses carried out to the enrolled people.
Moreover, the feasibility of short meetings for a comparison of narrative or texts concerning the nursing practice will be evaluated.

9.    Treasury

Contact person
Francesco Fanari
Members
Paola Gobbi
Maurizio Neri
Andrea Serra
Claudio Valente

Activity
The Commission will continue to support the Treasurer in the ongoing evaluation of budgetary developments. Notably, it collaborates in drawing up  the budget and final accounts and the writing of its relevant explanatory report.

10.    Research

Contact person
Miriam Magri
Members
Loris Bonetti
Paola Gobbi
Giovanni Muttillo
Anna Castaldo (External Member)

Activity
The Research commission for the current year will continue to pursue the diffusion of nursing care based on gthe best effectiveness tests. . We will reinforce our collaborations with national partners (APS, Association of Friends House of Charity, Auser, Milan Centre for Food Law and Policy, Slow Medicine, Liberati Association) and international partners (RNAO, Royal College of Nursing).
Our crowning achievement for 2016 is to become BPSO Host for RNAO, firstly with the collaboration of the San Raffaele Hospital and Vita and Salute San Raffaele University, identifying and grouping together other centres in the national area. .
The commission plans to hold a training session with RNAO members and direct BPSO contact people to start the implementation of guidelines in the identified direct BPSOs.
In collaboration with the International Exchange Commission, it will work for the development of the scientific part of our study holidays in London, working to establish contacts with members of the RCN, with the aim of exchanging information on the development of the profession in the two contexts and identify any developments of international multi-centre research. .
The meetings of the journal club will be concluded and will be completed the APS research project (psycho-sociological analysis research) aimed at the development of organisational models for continuity of care will be completed.
The commission undertakes to write and transmit reports to the companies involved in the “ACT” study and to disclose the “ACT” research results by organising a conference and through the publication of scientific articles in our media outlet, but also sending them to indexed journals, mostly with impact factor.

11.    Health/safety responsibility and insurance coverage

Contact person
Giuseppe Baietta
Members
Laura Aletto
Paola Gobbi
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Maurizio Neri
Giuliana Pieraccini
Andrea Serra

Activity
The Commission will continue to promote awareness of one’s own responsibilities and knowledge of the implementation of national rules on compulsory insurance coverage for health care professionals. Moreover, it intends to organise a first event that will involve nurses, health professionals together with the supporting figures in order to enhance the profession.
Meetings for advice relating to the specific themes of the Commission will be scheduled.

12.    Psychiatry

Contact person
Laura Aletto
Members
Paola Gobbi
Miriam Magri

Activity
Psychiatry Commission will promote courses on topics that give voice to the mental health operators, their experiences, and their life experiences. It also intends to focus one’s attention to the issue of mental health in prisons.

13.    Image promotion and international exchanges

Contact person
Paola Gobbi
Members
Paola Dall'Occo
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Chiara Rivoli
Anna La Torre
Cristina Scala
Elisa Crotti (PR Consultant)
Simona Mapelli (External Member)

Activity
The two commissions will continue their work in cooperation with other relevant commissions, in the wake of what has  been done over the past years.
We plan to organise and/or participate in events involving nurses with artistic and/or sports talent, identified through the network of "The IPASVI of the talents".
Focus groups with colleagues who work or have worked in foreign countries and meetings with agencies offering job opportunities abroad will be organised.
. The collaboration with professional associations, voluntary organisations and citizens, for the promotion of the culture of health will be reinforced. .Initiatives to encourage national and international nursing cultural exchanges will be implemented. Specifically,  a study tour in  London lasting 3-4 days will be organised in November,  at the same time as the 100thanniversary conference of the Royal College of Nursing’s foundation. Periodic meetings with international institutions such as the International Council of Nursing (ICN), European Association of History of Nursing (EAHN) and University of Canada (Professor Carnivale) are included.
. The Working Group on the Code of Ethics and professional Conduct  is developed within the commissions in order to encourage critical reflection on the ethical and conduct aspects.The training sessions will go on - through the analysis of ethical cases - in different locations and at the same time meetings with colleagues who had participated in the focus groups in the past will be organised.

14.    Paediatrics

Contact person
Loris Bonetti
Members
Francesco Fanari
Anna La Torre
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Chiara Rivoli
Bezze Elena (External Member)
Buzzi Federica (External Member)
Grazioli Angela (External Member)
Maiandi Stefano (External Member)
Sannino Patrizio (External Member)
Stabilini Laura (External Member)

Activity
Also for next yearthe paediatrics commission will continue with training teachers of kindergartens and nursery schools.
Courses on specific themes of the new-born (e.g. The CVC management in neonatal field) and courses in paediatric / adolescent context about topics ranging from communication with children with disabilities, bullying, violence and substance abuse will be organised.
the” Next generation” project will be finished within the year. Moreover, in collaboration with the research commission,  research paths in neonatal and paediatric care will be developed.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF NURSING
Editorial board

Contact person
Maurizio Neri
Editorial Office secretary
Elisa Crotti (PR Consultant)
Members
Laura Aletto
Giuseppe Baietta
Loris Bonetti
Mario De Cesare
Francesco Fanari
Paola Gobbi
Maria Vittoria Madaschi
Miriam Magri
Giovanni Muttillo
Giuliana Pieraccini
Cristina Scala
Andrea Serra

Activity
Awarded the ISSN editorial indexing, the Italian Journal of Nursing-IJN guarantees te right to information  and the "Continuing Education in Medicine” through the “Deontonursing” program Fad (learning on distance) - free of acharge for enrolled professionals - to more than 24.500 members of IPASVI College.
The colleagues' articles are getting more and more numerous, which enhance the magazine as an information/educational tool with a high cultural impact , publishing scientific-professional articles, .

Editorial rules for sending an article

The editorial guidelines for the publication of an article in the Italian Journal of Nursing are the following:
1)    Title
2)    Full name of the authors (full name, role, membership organisation)
3)    Abstract and keywords
4)    Text consists of about five pages of 1,500 characters each. This information is not exhaustive as any changes are acceptable based on the content of the article and of the subject. In any case, if the text is longer than 7,500 characters, the Editorial Committee may see to the downsizing
5)    Diagrams, if any
6)    Bibliography and web site reference (which will be published only on the Internet site)
7)    Images to complete the work
Send the article in Word format at info@ipasvimi.it specifying "Article for IJN".