Assistants in Nursing (AIN) are a fairly new concept in the acute care setting. AINs are employed to help enrolled and registered nurses to provide general patient services. It is in this context that organisations and managers are looking to effectively develop AIN roles to suit the needs of their health service.
At the inaugural Assistants in Nursing conference in 2012, Brett Evans, Principle Nursing Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Office, at the Department of Health, WA and Myra Book, Senior Nursing Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Department of Health, WA delivered a presentation on developing the role of the AIN: Delivering patient care in the acute care environment. The presentation below highlights some key take-aways and future predictions for the role in the W.A. public health system
Di Twigg, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University gave some insights on AIN’s impact on the practice environment and how we can ethically manage future workforce needs. Her talk is now also available for viewing and download.
Di Twigg, Myra Book and Brett Evans will again present at the 2nd annual Assistants in Nursing conference. Issues to be covered on the conference agenda include:
To view more presentations delivered at our healthcare conference, please visit our Slideshare profile.