N-ECCO
12June2019

Call for Participants: The 11th N-ECCO School

At the 15th Congress of ECCO in Vienna, the N-ECCO Committee will host the educational activity for IBD Nurses, N-ECCO School, for the 11th time. ECCO intends to give nurses, who might be still in training and have an interest in IBD, the possibility to attend an IBD-focused course. The ultimate aim of this programme is to improve nurse education throughout Europe.

Posted in Volume 14, Issue 2, ECCO News, ECCO'20, Congress News, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting at ECCO'19

Ana Ibarra, N-ECCO Member

Ana Ibarra 2019
Ana Ibarra
© ECCO

On the evening of Thursday, March 7, 19 nurses from 13 countries across Europe participated in our yearly N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting.

As N-ECCO Committee Member responsible for the National Representatives, Kay Greveson welcomed the attendees, and this was followed by a short round of introductions. Four countries were happy to present their new National Representatives. An exchange of nurses every 2–3 years is greatly encouraged by N-ECCO, but many countries nevertheless retain the same National Representatives for more than 3 years. New people tend to mean new ideas, although some countries have different service setups and getting new representatives is sometimes difficult.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Committee News, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the 13th N-ECCO Network Meeting at ECCO'19

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Chair

Susanna JäghultSusanna Jäghult 
© ECCO

Kay Greveson former N-ECCO Chair, opened the 13th N-ECCO Network Meeting by welcoming 295 nurses from across the world. This year the course started later, at 10:30, since a joint session with the P-ECCO Educational Course was held from 8:00 to 10:00.  

The first session opened with a presentation by Susanna Jäghult that described a new model of e-health, ”IBD Home”. This tool is an app that is used in Sweden to allow PRO (Patient Reported Outcome) home testing of f-calprotectin. The data goes directly from the app into the national quality registry, Swibreg. After this presentation, the abstract session was held, with oral presentations of the three best nurse abstracts. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, ECCO'19, Congress News, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the 10th N-ECCO School at ECCO'19

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Chair and Petra Hartmann, N-ECCO Member

Susanna JäghultSusanna Jäghult 
© ECCO
Petra Hartmann wrc 2018Petra Hartmann 
© ECCO

The 10th N-ECCO School in Copenhagen was attended by 68 participants from 24 countries, including dietitians and IBD nurses. The 10th N-ECCO School covered various IBD topics of interest to both nurses and dietitians who work with IBD patients. The aim was to enhance participants’ basic knowledge in IBD, enabling them to provide better support to IBD patients throughout Europe and beyond. The N-ECCO School has also come to serve as a great networking opportunity, allowing nurses and dietitians to share their experiences.

 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, ECCO'19, Congress News, N-ECCO

11December2018

The IBD Nurse Education Programme

Kay Greveson, N-ECCO Chair

K.Greveson  Kay Greveson
© ECCO

The ECCO IBD Nurse Education Programme was introduced in 2018. Prior to embarking on the development of the programme, N-ECCO undertook a survey regarding the IBD nurse role in 2014 and found very large variation across Europe, with the role still being in its infancy in some countries. The level of education also varied. A scoping exercise was done to see whether there was a need for an educational programme. A total of 140 responses were obtained from a mix of clinical IBD nurses, nurses who reported that they cared for patients with IBD but whose role was not specifically IBD care, and research nurses. There was overwhelming agreement on the need for this type of programme and over 60% said that they had no accredited IBD course available to them. In all countries the largest provider of IBD training was the pharmaceutical companies. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 4, N-ECCO

04October2018

Interview with N-ECCO National Representative

17 Cyprus Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Anastasia N. Nicolaou
© Anastasia N. Nicolaou

Cyprus   Cyprus

N-ECCO National Representative: Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Job Title:
GI - IBD Nurse


What influenced your decision to apply for the role of N-ECCO National Representative for your country?
I work in a centre which sees a large number of IBD patients and therefore I felt the need to have a more active role. I have also applied for a PhD in a local university which has a research programme on IBD. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles, N-ECCO

04October2018

N-ECCO activities in Copenhagen 2019

Petra Hartmann, N-ECCO Member

Petra Hartmann
Petra Hartmann
© ECCO

Once again, N-ECCO is offering an outstanding range of clinical and educational opportunities for nurses attending the ECCO’19 Copenhagen Congress.

The programmes for each activity continue to be developed on the basis of the evaluation forms from the previous year in order to meet your needs.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, N-ECCO

04October2018

N-ECCO Travel Award Report

Francesca Maria Onidi, N-ECCO Travel Awardee 2018

03 SciCom 4a MASTER Francesca Onidi
Francesca Maria Onidi
© 
Francesca Maria Onidi

The award of an N-ECCO Travel Grant, organised by ECCO, enabled me to spend time as an intern in the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Centre at Humanitas Research Hospital, the largest IBD centre in Italy. The Centre provides the most innovative treatments and therapeutic strategies for IBD patients in accordance with current scientific evidence and offers a multidisciplinary approach to IBD with the help of industry experts and novel technologies. At the Humanitas outpatient clinic dedicated to IBD, patients are followed by IBD nurse Simona Radice. In addition to the provision of medical assistance to patients, the Centre is strongly engaged in research activities aimed at developing new treatments and diagnostic and/or therapeutic strategies. Participation in clinical trials is subject to a preliminary clinical evaluation during a specialist visit to the Centre.

Posted in ECCO News, SciCom, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, N-ECCO

08June2018

N-ECCO Consensus Update

Kay Greveson, N-ECCO Chair

K.Greveson
Kay Greveson
© ECCO

The first update of the N-ECCO Consensus Statements on the European nursing roles in caring for patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis was completed in 2018, led by one of the previous N-ECCO Chairs, Karen Kemp

The Consensus document focusses on the fundamental IBD nursing role and the role of the advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse, looking at factors that are more complex and need advanced IBD knowledge.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, N-ECCO

08June2018

Call for Participants: The 10th N-ECCO School

At the 14th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, the N-ECCO Committee will host the educational activity for IBD nurses, N-ECCO School, for the 10th time. ECCO intends to give nurses, who might still be in training and have an interest in IBD, the possibility to attend an IBD-focused course. The ultimate aim of this programme is to improve nurse education throughout Europe.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Congress News, Volume 13, Issue 2, N-ECCO