GRN was one of five exhibitors at a Road to Nursing research conference hosted by the Department of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. This annual event provides nurses in the Western Cape Province of South Africa the opportunity to showcase their research. The keynote speaker, a senior nursing manager at one of the local tertiary hospitals, stressed the importance of evidence-based medicine and encouraged all categories of nurses to conduct, or become involved in, clinical research.
Registered nurses, most whom had completed Masters degrees, presented research related to: neonatal care, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, prevention of sexual violence in males, pain relief, nursing education, and audit of prescriptions in critical care units.
Aside from talking to Dr Elize Pietersen, GRN coordinator about The Global Health Network (TGHN) and Global Research Nurses (GRN), collecting postcards and lanyards, delegates were invited to register for the upcoming GRN workshop at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.