EWMA Conference 2019

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Andrea Pokorná

Council Member
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Nationality: Czech Republic


Current Position:
Associate professor of nursing and a specialized international coordinator for the Department of Nursing at Masaryk University (Faculty of Medicine) in the Czech Republic.

Academic education & training

  • 2013: University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Health and Social studies – graduation – 13/12/2013 Habilitation thesis – The proces of evaluation and documentation of the non-healing wounds in inpatients facilities in the Czech Republic
  • 2005  - 2009: doctoral study - field Hygiena, preventivní lékařství a epidemiologie – Hygiene, preventive medicine and epidemiology, Masaryk university, Medical faculty – graduation 12/2/2009
  • 2007: Slovak Medical university, Faculty of Nursing and Health Care - graduation 13/9/2007 - rigorous examination
  • 1993 - 1999: Palacky University  Olomouc Pedagogical faculty, field: Teaching for secondary nursing schools, graduation 8/6/1999


Degrees:

  • Associate professor (docent) – University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice - 2013
  • Ph.D. - Masaryk university, Medical faculty  - 2009
  • PhDr. - Slovak Medical university, Faculty of Nursing and health professional studies  - 2007
  • MSc. - Palacky university Olomouc, Pedagogical faculty - 1999


Previous employments & professional experience:
May 2005 until now:

  • Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Department of Nursing
  • Senior lecturer/associate professor
  • Departmental international coordinator             


Sept. 2004 - May 2005

  • Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, Brno,
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Nursing and
  • Practical Medicine, assistant lecturer


Academic action:

  • Job: Assistant Professor
  • Specialized international coordinator for the Department of Nursing
  • Member of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Member of the Board for Doctoral Studies at Masaryk University, Brno
  • Member of the editorial board of WOUND HEALING journal, CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF    NURSING AND MIDWIFERY and MEFANET journal (Czech Republic)
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal NURSE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE (United Kingdom)


Academic actions in relation to the wound healing:

  • Guarantor and also organiser of the accredited certified course for nurses - Specialized nursing care for patients with non-healing wound (accreditation from Ministery of Health)
  • Guarantee and teacher in an accredited subject Comprehensive approach to skin care and wound healing at Masaryk University for bachelor and master degree students

Academic actions in relation to the wound healing:

Membership:

  • Czech wound association - member of scientific committee since 2008 (organization of the national meetings and conferences)
  • Round table at Ministery of Health – wound management and wound care prevention and treatment
  • Member of the Advisory Board the Governor of the South Moravian Region of health policy issues for South Moravian Region (from 1 7th 2009)
  • Czech Nurses association - section of professional teachers, oncological section
  • Florence Network – network of educators of paramedical professionals

The results of the current scientific activities:

  • 1/2014 - 12/2014 – Preparation and implementation of the nursing process in the care recommended (guidelines and algorithms) for patients with non-healing wound - objectifying diagnosis in social care (MUNI/A/0948/2013)
  • 1/2013 - 12/2013 – Preparation and implementation of nursing recommended procedures (guidelines and algorithms) in the care of patients with non-healing wound - objectifying diagnosis – Příprava a implementace ošetřovatelského doporučeného postupu v péči o nemocné s nehojící se ránou – objektivizující diagnostika (MUNI/A/0961/2012)
  • 1/2012 - 12/2012 – The support of the socio-cultural competencies of caregivers in geriatric nursing - Podpora sociokulturní a odborné kompetence profesionálních pečovatelů
  • (NLZP) o seniory ve zdravotní i sociální péči (MUNI/A/0812/2011)
  • 10/2010 - 9/2013 – International project: Empowering the Professionalization of Nurses through Mentorship (510111-LLP-1-2010-1-FI-ERASMUS)
  • 1/2011 - 12/2011 - The support of the socio-cultural competencies of caregivers in geriatric nursing - Podpora sociokulturní a odborné kompetence profesionálních pečovatelů (NLZP) o seniory (MUNI/A/0877/2010)
  • 2/2010 - 6/2012 - Introduction of Effective Learning Methods in Secondary Medical Schools Using Digital Medical Image Information CZ.1.07/1.1.02/02.0074, short title: Effective Teaching in Secondary Health Care Schools
  • 2004 - 2006 – 1st co-investigator: developing project č. 124 - Electronic learning materials and comprehensive support of their implementation at Masaryk University.
  • Guarantor and also organiser of the accredited certified course for nurses - Specialized nursing care for patients with non-healing wound (accreditation from Ministery of Health)
  • Guarantee and teacher in an accredited subject Comprehensive approach to skin care and wound healing at Masaryk University for bachelor and master degree students
  • Current and previous engagement in the European Wound Management Association

EWMA:

  • Member of EWMA Council, May 2018 - (still a member)
  • Member of the EWMA Council, May 2014-May 2017
  • Member of the EWMA Education Committee, May 2015 (still a member)

Engaged in:

  • Development of a curriculum for physicians involved in wound care, with the aim to ensure that these physicians have a sufficient level of expertise within the area to provide efficient and safe treatment of their patients. Approved by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in April 2015.
  • Development of wound management curricula for post registration qualification of nurses. EWMA is currently working on series of European curriculum for post registration qualification of nurses with the aim to support more standardised content in the existing and future educational programmes used in levels 5-7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The first curriculum (EQF level 5) was published as an online supplement to the Journal of Wound Care in December 2017.
  • Development of a series of e-learning modules on the basics of wound management, targeting non wound care professionals working in hospitals and home care/nursing homes.
  • Member of the Joint EPUAP & EWMA Pressure Ulcer prevention & patient safety advocacy project (working group member), July 2016-June 2018 (Still a member). The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and EWMA are collaborating on a joint engagement in the PU prevention and patient safety agendas at the European level as well as at the national level in selected European countries. Engagement included publications and presentations about the project at various conferences and meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Member of the Wound Centre Endorsements Working Group (Still a member). EWMA working group established with the objective to develop a programme for endorsement of wound management centres in Europe and internationally. The aim of this initiative is to support common high standards of wound management across Europe as well as in other countries with similar health care systems across the world.

List of publications