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Gauteng Chapter News (August 2010)

Here we are almost at the end of the long awaited 2010!

On the 21st August the Gauteng chapter addressed the theme “Be Legal Wise”. About 80 delegates enrolled for the day – a heart-warming turnout as many of our Government hospital colleagues were in the middle of a very disabling strike.

The talks included: “History of Medical Law “and “Consent to Operation” - always very controversial - and there were lots of questions. We learned how “Professional Conduct Hearings” evolve, and got some insight into the new “Children’s Act”. Sadly however some of the excitement of the day was dimmed when we heard of hospitals where nurses were removed forcibly from their places of work, and patients left unattended in the week running up to the study day!

Thanks to Kimberly-Clark who allowed us to use their facilities, to BBraun Medical and Medhold who sponsored lunch, and - together with 3M - also exhibited some of their products. We are grateful for their on-going support.

Our focus now turns to our end of year function, but most importantly to SATS Congress 2011 that has “A legacy of Excellence” as its theme. You have to be there!! All information will be in up-coming journals, will be available on the website and from the various SATS Chapters. This is a highlight of the year for all peri-operative practitioners!

For any queries, please contact Marianne Oosthuizen - our congress organizer who can be reached at congress@internext.co.za – and check out the website on www.theatrenurse.co.za. We are all very excited about the SATS 2011 Congress, and hope you are to!

For any info on the activities of SATS Gauteng Chapter contact the president Marilyn De Meyer on 084 561 3995 or Marilyn.demeyer@lifehealthcare.co.za,or myself on 082 747 7187 vpieterse@ananzi.co.za

Villi Pieterse

Free State and Northern Cape Chapter News

Programme for 2010

17 July 2010 SATS Ladies Tea
Theme: Flower Power

Speaker: Prof. Andre Venter of the UV Pediatric Department
4 September SATS Dance

For more information please contact Esmarie Cronjé on 051 505 5424.