REI-Vietnam News

Nursing Program Growing

by Lily Lauer |

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Attendees of the 2013 Patient Safety Seminar in Hanoi

This past September in Hanoi, REI’s Nursing Education Team, led by Dr. Elaine Goehner, conducted a seminar on patient safety. Roughly 100 nurses, doctors, pharmacists, staff, and leadership from eight different hospitals were in attendance. REI’s friend, Dr. Thu, was also involved with the seminar serving as both an interpreter and as a lecturer speaking about how to measure organizational readiness for change. (Read more about Dr. Thu here: The feedback received was very favorable, and the nursing team was asked to come back to offer a second seminar in 2014. To capitalize on what will be taught during the seminar, the nursing team plans to conduct one day of workshops, and then work with each hospital on issues specific to their situation and needs.