Nurses

Vesna Jurčić

Head nurse


Education

• 1992 Nursing school “Mirko Lenac” in Rijeka

• 1993 State exam

• 2005 Bachelor of nursing, Medical Faculty of the University of Rijeka.

• 2014 Graduate nurse. Graduation paper: Promoting and protecting mental health”, at the Medical Faculty of the University of Rijeka.

Training

• 2006 – 2008 Head of the education programme for coronary patients at the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases of Clinical Hospital Rijeka (in collaboration with Novartis)

• 2006 Participation at the Third Congress with international participation, organised by the Croatian Nurses Association; “Knowledge, Leadership, Management, 25 – 27 May, Zagreb.

• 2007 Attendance at the Workshop “3MTM TegadermTM”, “Treatment of Chronic Wounds”, 18 October, Opatija.

• 2007 Participation at the First Symposium of the Croatian Cardiological Nurses Association, 15 – 16 May, Zagreb.

• 2007 Workshop 3MTMTegadermTM “Treatment of Chronic Wounds”, 18 October, Opatija.

• 2008 Attendance at the Workshop “Mentoring in nursing” Medical Faculty of the University of Rijeka, 27 September, Rijeka.

• 2008. Participation at the First Congress of the Croatian Cardiological Nurses Association, 16 – 19 October, Opatija.

• 2009 “Viaflo – New Improvements in Everyday Practice”, Agmar ltd, 27 May, Rijeka.

• 2009 Attendance at the International course “Respiratory Physiotherapy and Non-Invasive Ventialtion (NIV)”, Croatian Association of Physiotherapists, 3 October, Zagreb.

• 2009 Completed “ILS-ERC Immediate Life Support Course” by Croatian Resuscitation Society, 06 June, Rijeka.

• 2009 Lecturer at the 33rd Conference with international participation, organised by the Croatian Nursing Association and the Society of Pulmology. “Holistic Approach to the Patient with Pulmonary Cancer, 26 – 27 March, Zagreb.

• 2009 Lecturer at the International Course of Respiratory Physio-therapy and NIV; Croatian Society for Respiratory Physiotherapy “Nursing Patients Treated with NIV by Helmet” (authors: Mandarić M., nurse., Jurčić V. head nurse).

• 2009 Participation in the Conference of the Inter-County Professional Board at the Nursing School in Rijeka, 27 November, Rijeka.

• 2010 Lecturer at the 4th Congress with international participation organised by the Croatian Nursing Association, “Nursing: A Range of Varieties”, 15 – 18 May, Zagreb.

• 2010 Participation in the Post-graduate Course of Permanent Medical Education of the 1st Category “Pulmonary Functional Diagnostics”, Hospital Srebrnjak, 20 – 21 May, Zagreb.

• 2011 Participation at the 35th Conference of the Society of Pulmology “The Importance of Good Quality Communication between the Nurse and the Pulmonary Patient”, 18 and 19 March, Opatija.

• 2011 Participation in the Course “Centralized Spirometry Certification, Dana Labels EDC Training”, 2 June, Zagreb.

• 2012 Participation at the 36th Conference of the Croatian Society of Pulmology “News in Pulmology” 18 – 19 May, Trakošćan.

• 2012 Participation at the Congress with international participation, “Thorax 2012″, Croatian Thoracic Society, 20 – 23 September, Zagreb.

• 2012 Participation at the Symposium and Course “Modern Approach to COPD – Diagnostics and Treatment of Emergency and Chronic Conditions, Education of Primary Health Care Physicians about Conducting Spirometry”, 24 March, Rijeka.

• 2013 Participation at the Congress with international participation, “Thorax 2013″, Croatian Thoracic Society, 5 – 8 June, Zagreb.

• 2013 Participation at the Congress with international participation organised by the Croatian Chamber of Physiotherapists, 8 – 9 June, Zagreb.

• 2014 Participation at the Congress with international participation organised by the Croatian Association of Physiotherapists, “Physiotherapy in Science and Arts”, 16 –19 October, Vukovar

• 2015. Participation at the 39th Conference of the Croatian Society of Pulmology “Home Treatment with Oxygen”, Public Health School “Andrija Štampar”, 12 May, Zagreb.


Experience and employment

• 1992 – 2003 Nurse at the Department for pulmonary diseases, Clinical Hospital Rijeka

• 2003 – 2007 Nurse at the Coronary Unit of the Institute for Cardiology, Clinical Hospital Rijeka

• 2008 –2015 Head nurse of the Institute for Pulmology, Clinical Hospital Rijeka

• 2010 -2015 Head nurse of the Intensive Care Unit of the Institute for Pulmology, Clinical Hospital Rijeka

Other duties and responsibilities

• 2009 – part time mentor at the undergraduate nursing study, course “Nursing of Adults, I.” at Medical Faculty of the University of Rijeka

• 2014 – part time mentor at the Faculty of Health Studies, Nursing, the University of Rijeka


Publications

• “Treatment with Home Oxygen Concentrator”, (authors: Šegon S., Jurčić V.), Conference Proceedings, Society of Pulmology, Zagreb, 2009

• “Holistic Approach to the Patient with Pulmonary Cancer”(authors: Cvitkušić V., Jurčić V.), Conference Proceedings, Croatian Nursing Association and the Society of Pulmology, Zagreb, 2009.

• “Our First Experience with HELMET NCPAP ventilation support”, (authors: Mandarić M., Jurčić V.) Pulmology Society, Conference Proceedings, Zagreb, 2009.

• “The Context of Positive Practice”, (author; Jurčić V.), Croatian Nursing Association, Conference Proceedings, 15 – 18 May, Zagreb, 2010.

• “Psychological Stress Affecting Nurses in Their Everyday Work with Patients”, (author; Jurčić V.), Society of Pulmology, Conference Proceedings, Zagreb, 2011.

• “Comorbidity in Pulmonary Patients – Domestic Violence” (authors: Jurčić V., Mandarić M.), Croatian Pulmonary Nursing Association, Conference Proceedings, Zagreb, 2013.

• “The Role and Importance of the Nurse in Educational Preparation of the Patient before Spirometry”, (author: Jurčić.V.) Public Health School “Andrija Štampar”, Conference Proceedings, Zagreb, 2015

Professional affiliations

• Croatian Chamber of Nurses since its establishment

• 2006 – 2016 member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Chamber of nurses in the Primorsko-Goranska County and the representative of Clinical Hospital Rijeka

• 2008 – 2016 member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Pulmology Nurses