Prince of Wales Private Hospital attends first neurosurgical nursing conference Vietnam

The first Vietnam Neurosurgical Nursing Conference was held on 2 December 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The conference was in line with the 17th Annual Vietnam Neurosurgery Conference for doctors, the Asian Australian Society of Neurological Surgeons Education Course, and the 60th Anniversary of the Neurosurgical Department of Hanoi's Viet Duc Hospital, the largest surgical centre in Vietnam.

Two perioperative nurses from Prince of Wales Private Hospital were invited as speakers for the conference.

Melvin Ayuste, the Operating Theatre Nurse Unit Manager of Neurosurgery, presented Endoscopic 3rd Ventriculostomy: A Nursing Perspective.

Gemma Bautista, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, presented a topic on Endoscopic Transphenoidal Removal of Pituitary Tumour: Techniques and Instrumentations.

The conference was very well evaluated by nursing delegates from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Delegates soaked up to the latest trends, opinions and insights from the 33 diverse presenters, shared experiences with colleagues, made new contacts, strengthened existing relationships, and hone their ideas with the latest knowledge about neurosurgery.

Melvin said of the conference "It was an absolute privilege to be invited as a speaker and sit as a chairman of the conference presenters in Vietnam's first ever nursing neuro conference.

“It was an honour to represent Prince of Wales Private Hospital to this event and be able to share my knowledge and expertise in neurosurgery to other fellow nurses from our neighbouring countries,” said Melvin.

Gemma explained that speaking in front of 300 nurse delegates from different countries in Asia was such an amazing experience.

“What inspired me to deliver my topic clearly was my experience as a theatre nurse and a passion to get my subject into the hearts of my audience.

“I am thankful to Prince of Wales Private Hospital for providing me with well-equipped knowledge and skills that enable me to practice it safely and for allowing me share what I've learned to other nurses who also have the thirst to learn new things for the improvement of their practice," said Gemma.