Ian Whitely RN BN STN CNC from the Concord Repatriation and General Hospital in Sydney was announced as the winner of the Eakin Educational Sponsorship.
Ian Whitely RN BN STN CNC from the Concord Repatriation and General Hospital in Sydney was announced as the winner of the Eakin Educational Sponsorship at the AASTN conference in Wollongong recently.
The Educational Sponsorship was available to Stomal Therapy Nurses in Australia. To enter, Stomal Therapy Nurses were required to submit their most successful, novel, interesting or unusual use of Eakin Cohesive products either as a case study, poster, essay or photographs.
The selection criteria emphasized content rather than presentation and the judging panel were asked to select not necessarily the most glossy or attractively presented entry but more on the novelty factor, how interesting the application, how useful the application is to other STNs and the problem solved and patient outcome.
The judging panel was formed from a representative of TG Eakin Ltd, a representative of Omnigon Pty Ltd (the Eakin distributor in Australia) and a representative of the AASTN Executive.
Ian’s winning submission combined the effective and novel uses of Eakin products and combined these with a truly Australian theme of “Eternity” which became prominent during the Millennium celebrations on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ian’s submission, along with other entries can be viewed in our Research & Publications Section.