Nurse Hospital Staffing
Lesson from COVID-19

Nurse hospital staffing: Lessons from COVID-19, taking place on Thursday, November 12, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CET
Moderator: Ilaria de Barbieri, RN, PhD
Speaker: Prof. Walter Sermeus

About Webinar:
Covid-19 is putting a lot of stress on our national healthcare systems and hospitals. To have enough capacity of hospital beds and mainly ICU-beds is often reported as the main challenge, but the main bottleneck however is the right number of qualified physicians and nurses, being competent to care for ICU-patients. In the webinar, we will explore the current situation on covid-19 in various European countries, existing capacities, and nurse staffing in hospitals. We will discuss how nurse staffing is effecting patient outcomes, how covid-19 is affecting the well-being of caregivers followed by some practical recommendations.

Prof. Dr. Walter SERMEUS, Full Professor
KU Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy (Leuvens Instituut voor GezondheidszorgBeleid LIGB), Belgium
Programme Director Master of Healthcare Management & Policy KU Leuven
Head of the KU Leuven WHO CC on Human Resources for Health Research & Policy

Full Professor Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven

Programme Director for the Master in Health Management & Policy, KU Leuven

Head of WHO CC on Human Resources for Health Research & Policy

Senior Fellow to the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School, USA
Walter Sermeus is a professor of healthcare management, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, University of Leuven KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Program Director of the Master in Health Care Policy & Management and the Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Canada in 2015-16. He holds a PhD in Public Health, an MSc in Biostatistics, an MSc in Healthcare Management and a Nursing Sciences, and a BA in Nursing. He was the European coordinator of the EU-FP7 RN4CAST-project, Nurse Forecasting in Europe 2009-2011. He is a fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science, American Academy of Nursing, Royal Society of Medicine in Belgium, and the UK.