EWMA Newsletter, Spring 2017
World Hand Hygiene Day: Joint ICN-EWMA programme
A joint campaign and programme will take place during the EMWA 2017 Conference in Amsterdam (3-5 May) and the ICN 2017 Conference in Barcelona (27 May – 2 June).
EWMA Immediate Past President
MNSc, Specialised in Surgical-Medical Nursing, RN
Birth date: 28 December 1964
Department of Health Care
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
Academic education & Training
Specialised Nurse in Surgical-Medical Nursing 1988
Master in Nursing Science 1996
Doctoral candidate in University of Eastern Finland
Previous employments and professional experience
In clinical practice in surgical, paediatric, ophthalmologic and pulmonary diseases wards, and in home care unit.
In Nursing education since 1991 in Oulainen College of Nursing Oulu University of Applied Sciences and in Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences in different posts: lecturer, practical supervisor, co-ordinator of international relations, project manager, principal lecturer, head of degree programme of nursing education in English, head of the health department (2006-2011). Addition several periods in teacher’s exchange in UK, German, Sweden and Hungary.
Teaching in wound management:
-in 1999 developed the first specialisation studies in wound management (30 ECTS) in Finland and implemented education in two universities in Finland. The studies are still offered in two universities of applied sciences in Finland (Mikkeli and Oulu).
International co-operation and project management skill:
Co-ordinator of Leonardo da Vinci programme:
Russian co-operation: Since 2007 co-operation with St Petersburg Post Graduate School of Nursing: educational study visits in Finland of wound management and infection controlling for Russian head nurses and MD. Lecturing of wound care in seminars and conferences in St Petersburg and also in national Russian Conference for Health Professionals 2010 in Ekaterinaburg.
Other competences in development and research activities: