International Nurses’ Day : Experiences from Spain and Barbados

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB
On International Nurse’s Day, accounts from Spain and Barbados... Javier Medina Hello! I am a nurse in Spain, specifically in Southern Spain, in Seville. I work in a private health clinic, which belongs to a national network of clinics dedicated exclusively to ophthalmology called Miranza. We carry out all kind of interventions related to ophthalmology,…

Celebrating our Nurses at the Fred Hollows Foundation

Nurse Aizel Chico Since the early days of The Fred Hollows Foundation more than two decades ago, nurses and frontline health workers have been the engine that powers our sight-saving work. Which is why there’s no better time to salute these professionals than on International Nurses Day, wherever they are and whatever good work they…

International Nurse’s Day: My COVID-19 experience, so far… (Australia)

Who would have thought that in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and on International Nurse's Day, that the crucial role of nurses would have been so front and centre!   As an ICU nurse away from the bedside for 9 years this period has been challenging and pride inducing. Whilst the ventilation skills…

International Nurse’s Day: Coping with COVID-19 (USA)

I have been a nurse for over 40 years, with thirtysomething of those being in ophthalmic nursing.  Currently, I serve as the nurse in a busy ophthalmic clinic with 2 ophthalmologists and 2 optometrists, and serve as the nursing director of our ophthalmic ASC.  In one way, my education and nursing experiences have prepared me to manage…