International Conference for Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing

Site Visits

Site Visits during the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference

Nurse Practitioners from Humanitas, Antes, Franciscus and Erasmus MC are opening their doors for you during the conference. Visit their locations to watch, learn and talk about the work at these location. A great opportunity to exchange experiences and views.

You do not have to sign up for the site visits. The gathering point for departure of the site visits is at the Dutch Innovation Plaza.

Monday 27 August

10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

14.30-17.00 hrs

  • Antes – FACT: rehabilitation-oriented clinical case management model
  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

Tuesday 28 August

10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Erasmus MC, department of Rheumatology – University medical center in Rotterdam, connected to Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

14.30-17.00 hrs

  • Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland – Cardiology and Geriatric Trauma Unit

Wednesday 29 August

10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Antes – Sprink primary mental health care department
  • Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

12.45-15.00 hrs

  • Antes – Delta Mental Health Care Clinic, Poortugaal

 

Antes

Antes BoumanGGZ is a well-known institute providing primary and specialist mental health care and treatment for substance abuse and addiction in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It offers treatment services to people who deal with alcohol, drugs, game and gambling problems and  mental health problems. The treatment it provides are a combination of: medical-psychiatric, psychological and social care.

Antes BoumanGGZ has a very solid view on addiction:

“Addiction is a chronic psychiatric illness, that frequently leads to (permanent) loss of autonomy in emotions, thinking and action”.

Antes BoumanGGZ acknowledges a distinct need to provide integrated treatment for substance abuse, addiction and other mental health problems.

https://www.antesgroep.nl/

 

Monday 28 August

Antes – FACT: rehabilitation-oriented clinical case management model

14.30 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

14.45 hrs.                  departure

14.45-15.15 hrs.        travel time to location

15.15 – 16.15 hrs.      site visit

16.30-17.00 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

17.00 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

FACT is a rehabilitation-oriented clinical case management model, based on the ACT model. FACT is more flexible than ACT and is therefore able to serve a broader range of clients with severe mental illnesses (Remmers van Veldhuizen, J. 2008). The FACT teams of Antes BoumanGGZ provide integrated treatment for clients with addictions and other mental health problems directly within the community setting, on the streets and at our clients homes. Working with such human complexities also requires additional expertise and additional treatment programs.

At the location of FACT Rotterdam South, Marianne van de Linde and Sophie Oost (nurse specialists) will elaborate upon the following topics:

  • Population: description, numbers, facts (drop out), and complexity of the population we have to deal with in a FACT team of Antes BoumanGGZ.
  • Additional treatment programs:
    • Substitution therapy programs in the form of prescribing and dispensing methadone and heroine conform national guidelines
    • Screening and prevention programs aimed at reducing and managing the risk of somatic deterioration as a result of long-term addiction and mental health problems such as hepatitis C, COPD and metabolic syndrome.
  • Multidisciplinary working between specialist disciplines, for example, nurse specialists, psychiatrists and doctors specialized in addiction medicine.

 

Wednesday 29 August

Antes – Sprink primary mental health care department

10.00 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

10.15 hrs.                  departure

10.15-10.30 hrs.        travel time to location

10.45- 11.30 hrs.       site visit

11.40-12.05 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

12.30 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

Sprink is the primary mental health care department of Antes. Sprink provides primary psychiatric health care for patients with mental health and addiction problems (double diagnosis) for the whole of the metropolitan area of Rotterdam.

During the visit to Sprink Arina van Mierlo (Nurse Specialist and Nurse Specialist Practice Tutor) will give a presentation on the primary mental health care in the Netherlands and the unique function of the nurse specialist within the primary mental health care setting. This presentation will explore the complex multiple medical, addiction and psychiatric disorders that are treated within primary mental health care in the Netherlands. Arina will further discus the importance of the nursing diagnosis as well nursing interventions which are aimed at recovery from the effects of long term sickness, addiction and psychiatric disorders.  Recovery and self-management are the cornerstones of nursing interventions in the primary care setting. Nursing interventions are aimed at the installation of hope, recovery in purpose of life as well as quality of life.

 

Wednesday 29 August

Antes – Delta Mental Health Care Clinic, Poortugaal

12:45 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

13:00 hrs.                  departure

13:00-13:35 hrs.        travel time to location

13:40 -14:25 hrs.      site visit

14:25 -15:00 hrs.       travel time to De Doelen

15:00 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

At this location of Antes in Poortugaal, near Rotterdam, you will learn more about the distinction between secured and judicial care and serious psychiatric problems in combination with addiction disorders.

It sounds a bit ironic but care in the Netherlands is better organized for people with problematic behavior who come into contact with criminal law, than for people who have not yet committed a violation.

In October Antes will therefore be opening a high-security clinic, to treat people with challenging behaviour and to prepare them for a return to society. During this visit we will show you how nurses can improve the situation of these people by using their own expertise to break the deadlock in treatment, to stabilize the disruptive situations and to switch smoothly between professionals such as psychiatrists and psychologists and social workers. With such an integrated approach to care it is possible to prevent these vulnerable people from coming into contact with Justice again.

 

Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC is a university medical center in Rotterdam, connected to Erasmus University Rotterdam. The hospital is the largest of the eight university medical centers in the Netherlands, both in terms of turnover and number of beds.

Tuesday 28 August

10:00 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

10:15 hrs.                  departure

10:15 -10:30 hrs.       travel time to location

10:30 -12:15 hrs.       site visit (see description below)

12:15 -12:30 hrs.       travel time to De Doelen

12:30 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

The following things will be discussed/done during the site visit:

Introduction transition pathway, how do we work within the specialized adolescent clinic. What are the most important points to incorporate in this pathway.

  • Presentation ITP, individual transition plan
  • Presentation evaluation study

Round table discussion

Coffee break

Tour in different departments or the faculty

 

Franciscus

For generations we have provided our care with passion and we are passing that on to the next generations. We care for people, care for our patients and their loved ones.

Our hospital has two main locations, in Rotterdam and Schiedam, and six policlinic locations in the region of Rotterdam.

https://www.franciscus.nl/english

 

Tuesday 28 August

Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland – Cardiology and Geriatric Trauma Unit

14.30 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

14.45 hrs.                  departure

14.45 – 15.15 hrs.      travel time to location

15.15 – 16.15 hrs.      site visit

16.15 -17.00 hrs.       travel time to De Doelen

17.00 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

In a nutshell we would like to introduce you into the development of the nurse practitioner in the Netherlands and particular in our hospital. We are proud of the fact that we have more and more nurse practitioners working within our two hospital locations on several specialisms.

The specialisms of “cardiology” and ‘trauma surgery in the elderly” will be highlighted. Afterwards we would like to show you around the geriatric trauma unit, which has recently been opened.

It will be nice seeing you in our hospital.

 

Humanitas

Humanitas is a foundation for the most vulnerable in the Rotterdam region, from 0 to 100+. Humanitas helps these people to live their lives in their own way. As independent as possible. We offer them a broad and coordinated palette of care, welfare and services. Both at home and in one of our living facilities. In addition, we consider personal attention the most important thing. We do not think from laws and money flows, but from humans as unique individuals with control over their own lives; under the motto ‘against the flow and dare to be different’.

http://www.stichtinghumanitas.nl/home/

 

Monday 28 August

Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric  and psychogeriatric diseases

10.00 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

10.15 hrs.                  departure

10.15-10.25 hrs.        travel time to location

10.25-12.20 hrs.       site visit

12.20-12.30 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

12.30 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

Introduction to ‘de Leeuwenhoek’, including guided tour through the building. Visit of the atelier of self-portrait of a painter suffering from dementia. If possible meeting with English speaking residents of the nursing home.

 

Monday 28 August

Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric  and psychogeriatric diseases

14.30 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

14.45 hrs.                  departure

14.45-14.55 hrs.        travel time to location

14.55-16.50 hrs.        site visit

16.50-17.00 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

17.00 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

Introduction to ‘de Leeuwenhoek’, including guided tour through the building. Visit of the atelier of self-portrait of a painter suffering from dementia. If possible meeting with English speaking residents of the nursing home.

 

Tuesday 28 August

Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric  and psychogeriatric diseases

10.00 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

10.15 hrs.                  departure

10.15-10.25 hrs.        travel time to location

10.25-12.20 hrs.        site visit

12.20-12.30 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

12.30 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

Introduction to ‘de Leeuwenhoek’, including guided tour through the building. Visit of the atelier of self-portrait of a painter suffering from dementia. If possible meeting with English speaking residents of the nursing home.

Note: on Tuesday 28 August, Lianne Buitendijk and Marja van Rijn (NP’s at Humanitas, Leeuwenhoek) will give a presentation from 14.30-15.30 hrs about the key role of NP in multicultural nursing home with somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric health (227).

 

Wednesday 29 August

Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric  and psychogeriatric diseases

10.00 hrs.                  gather at the site-visit-meeting-point in De Doelen

10.15 hrs.                  departure

10.15-10.25 hrs.        travel time to location

10.25-12.20 hrs.        site visit

12.20-12.30 hrs.        travel time to De Doelen

12.30 hrs.                  return at De Doelen

Introduction to ‘de Leeuwenhoek’, including guided tour through the building. Visit of the atelier of self-portrait of a painter suffering from dementia. If possible meeting with English speaking residents of the nursing home.