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titleWelcome to the Nursing Special Interest Group space!

The IHTSDO Nursing Special Interest Group (Nursing SIG) is was a community of practice for the nursing profession, supporting worldwide nursing participation in the development, validation, uptake, implementation, and correct use of SNOMED CT and related products.

Principle role of the Special Interest Group is to participate in projects influencing the development and improvement of nursing content in SNOMED CT.

Current Chair and Vice-Chair of this SIG are Zac Whitewood-Moores and Roberta Severin respectivelyFollowing a reorganisation within SNOMED International this group has now ceased to exist.  However the Nursing Clinical Reference Group has been established with project and editorial groups established in relation to specific deliverables.  More information on Virtual Clinical Groups, and a list of others in the Directory - Clinical Reference Groups is available.

An information sheet about the work of the former Nursing Special Interest Group can be found here

Please click here to read the Special Interest Group's Terms of Reference document, found on the IHTSDO website. 

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titleParticipate

We welcome participation from anyone interested in ensuring that SNOMED CT supports nursing requirements for electronic documentation and communication of patient care in any setting.

Registered members of the SIG will have the opportunity to participate in the process of nominating and recommending the appointment of the SIG Vice Chair who becomes the Chair after serving 2 years as Vice Chair.  The next election will be held in July 2017.

The Nursing SIG normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1500-1600 UTC, please request to become a member to get notifications from the group and agenda details.

Please follow this page if you want updatesWe encourage clinicians to participate and drive forward the work of SNOMED International and the development of SNOMED CT.

The former Chair and Vice-Chair of this SIG were Zac Whitewood-Moores and Roberta Severin respectively, who aim to remain actively involved in the work of the Nursing Clinical Reference Group and will be happy to be contacted in this transitional phase.

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titleGaining access

For more information please see the ds documentation and help guide.

Go here - Confluence User Accounts - to apply for an account.

Note that registration and joining requests are manually checked, so there may be a delay of one or two working days in completing this process. Confluence account application forms will be reviewed by an administrator to determine whether an account is necessary for the stated purposes.

Most IHTSDO Confluence users do not need accounts. Confluence allows non-registered users to browse topics and delve into project spaces without logging in. If you wish to actively participate in this SIG - commenting on pages, indicating when you have completed an action, uploading documents for discussion, etc. - then you need an account. If so, please fill out the form on this page.

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IHTSDO and International Council of Nurses (ICN):

IHTSDO and ICN have shared a commitment to harmonise SNOMED CT and ICNP (International Classification of Nursing Practise) since 2006 with a formal agreement instituted in 2010, renewed in 2014 focussing on delivering equivalence tables between ICNP and SNOMED CT for Nursing Diagnosis and Nursing Interventions. These products are now being released in a regular cycle as part of ICNP and SNOMED CT releases. The Nursing SIG provided international clinical validation and quality assurance and continues to do so as the products are maintained.

For more information please see:

http://www.ihtsdo.org/about-ihtsdo/partnerships

http://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/icnp-download-redirection/icnp-download-redirection-1708.html

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