Patients' Falls

In 2002, the Council of SFN (Association of University Hospitals) suggested to the university hospitals a new quality care indicator – monitoring of patients´ falls during the hospitalization. The ambition of the Czech Association of Nurses (ČAS) was to increase the interest in this issues. Since 2010, 39 medical facilities are registered in the project, and that is more than 1/3 of the inpatient ward capacity in the Czech Republic.

Objectives of monitoring the occurrence of falls in medical facilities

  • Find out the number of falls in medical facilities in the Czech Republic.
  • Analyze the severity of injuries sustained in the fall.
  • Analyze the circumstances of the fall.
  • Analyze the correlations in patients older than 65 years.
  • Establish an quality of care indicator.
  • Suggest a scale to identify a high-risk patient.

BedBedsores (decubitus ulcer)

The Czech Association of Nurses cooperates with the National Reference Center (NRC) in the field of quality of health care, especially on projects of Bedsores treatment at the national level.

The objective of this project is a cooperation during the development of indicators and standards, that should help to unify the nursing procedures, to equalize the regional discrepancies and to promote effective contracting of services, reflecting their benefit, quality and costs. These projects should solve the current differences in medical services and the high variability of medical procedures leading to lower quality and higher costs. The project „Bedsores treatment at the national level“ deals not only with the quality increase and the efficacy of nursing care, but also with the formation of methodical and systemic base for the development of the efficient and standardized indicators of bedsore´s occu­rrences and their testing in practice.

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Nutrition care in oncology

This project took place during the years 2011–2012 in five hospitals established by the region Vysočina. Its objective is to create a functional standard of nutrition care of an oncology patient during the course of his treatment. This project was implemented with the support of the Czech Association of Nurses in cooperation with the region Vysočina, the Czech Oncology Association, the University of Polytechnics in Jihlava and the company Nutricia. The authors of this project are Tamara Starnovská, RNT and Eva Chocenská, RNT, the nutrition therapists from the Czech Association of Nurses.

Education of non-medical health care professionals

The project called „The intensification and increase of the level of professional knowledge of non-medical staff and other specialized staff in health care, focused on professional and vocational education in managerial skills” is co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Operational Program – Human Resources and Employment, whose general provider for the Ministry of Health is IPVZ (the Institute of Postgraduate Education in Health Care).

Safe hospital

The safety of our patients and staff of medical facilities is the topic that interests all of us. The increased awareness of the safety in inpatient wards and awarding one Czech facility that significantly increased the patient and staff safety is the main goal of the annual nationwide competition “The Safe Hospital” and the conference “Days of safety” that took place in Jihlava. The intention of the region Vysočina was announced during the 1.year of the nationwide conference.


The main objective of this project is to create an effective educational tool (e-learning courses), which would facilitate to the participants the current knowledge in the field of medical technology in their native language. When creating these courses, the results of previous projects were used (the e-learning courses in English focusing on medical technologies); these were transfered to the partner countries and adapted for the needs of other target group (hospital staff). The aim of the project is to develop professional knowledge of the target group in medical technology, to meet the demand of the market. It was found, that the offered of training is not sufficient and often not updated in the area of medical technology, mainly because this sector experiences a rapid evolution.

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Preparation of the Czech Chamber of the Health Care Professionals

The Czech Association of Nurses initiated activites leading towards the establishment of the Czech Chamber of Health Care Professionals (ČKZP). The Assembly of sections and regions of the Czech Association of Nurses, that took place on November 12, 2011 in Poděbrady, has approved the formation of the preparatory committee, with the goal to establish the chamber and agreed with the initiation of negotiations with other health care professionals organizations.

Members of the Preparatory Committee

  1. The Dental Hygienists Association of the Czech Republic
  2. The Association for Home Care of the Czech Republic
  3. The Speech Therapists Association of the Czech Republic
  4. The Ophthalmology Therapists Association
  5. The Czech Association of Addictologists
  6. The Czech Association of Occupational Therapists
  7. The Czech Association of Nurses
  8. The Czech Association of Medical Technicians
  9. The Czech Pharmaceutical Society ČSL JEP
  10. The Czech Confederation of Midwives
  11. The Czech Society of Physicists in Medicine
  12. The Czech Society of Perioperative Nurses
  13. The Czech Society of Orthoptics
  14. The Czech Society for Sterilization
  15. The Czech Society for Medical Technologies
  16. The Federation of Orthotics and Prosthetics
  17. The Chamber of University Graduates in no-medical fields
  18. The Chamber of Paramedics ZZS Czech Republic
  19. The Chamber of Dental Technicians of the Czech Republic
  20. The Association of Czech Opticians and Optometrists
  21. The Society of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics ČSL JEP
  22. The Society of Nuclear Medicine
  23. TheSociety for Transfusion Medicine ČSL JEP
  24. The Society of Radiology Assistants of the Czech Republic
  25. The Union of Physiotherapists of the Czech Republic
  26. The Union of the Non-medical staff of the Czech Emergency Services
  27. The Union of Midwives