The National Federation of Nursing Professions Orders (until 15 February 2018 of the Ipasvi Colleges) is a non-economic public law body, which acts as a subsidiary body of the State, established by Law no. 1049 of 29 October 1954, and regulated by Legislative Decree no. 233 of 13 September 1946 and subsequent Presidential Decree no. 221 of 5 April 1950, as amended by Law no. 3 of 11/1/2018.
The Federation, nationwide:
- has the representation of the nursing profession in the interest of members and citizens who benefit from the skills that membership of an Order in itself certifies;
- protects at national level the public interests, guaranteed by law, connected with professional practice;
- coordinates and promotes the activities of the respective Provincial Orders.
The Federation’s supervisory body is the Ministry of Health.
In order to carry out his activity, in any legal form, the nurse has the obligation to be enrolled in the competent Register held by the Provincial Orders.
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As we all know by now, the nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic have played and are still playing a fundamental role that has brought their level of professionalism, but above all that of humanity and closeness to the citizens.
None of them is backing away from helping and assisting people in their time of need, even at the risk of their own health and in some cases of life.
To date, in fact, the number of nurses with positive results far exceeds 7,000 (among the health care workers with positive results at COVID-19, nurses are more than 52%) and, unfortunately, deaths are increasing exponentially: with a conservative estimate, it is assumed that at the end of the emergency they may well exceed one hundred.
Continuing the trend of about 300 infected operators per day, it will be possible to reach over 16,000 infected professionals in the category.
This is a very high number considering the almost 180,000 nurses directly involved, albeit in different forms, in the battle against this pandemic.
Fatigue, stress, social isolation
It should also not be overlooked that, in addition to the risks to their own health, nurses are well aware of isolation.The social cause they are facing, inevitably having to detach themselves from their affections for a time that cannot be determined in advance in order not to spread the virus.
And yet, for all of them, the primary and declared objective is to return to service so that they can once again give their indispensable support to the cause.
Support that is substantiated, as now all public opinion has been able to verify, in massacring shifts and emotional stress that involve inevitable relapses on the psychophysical sphere of the operators (from vascular diseases to those of the gastroenteric apparatus up to the burnout syndrome with extreme depressive forms that can even lead to suicide, as unfortunately happened recently).
A situation at the limit of tolerability that is now generalized and that risks causing negative consequences also on those who need all the professionalism and attention that each health professional must guarantee: the patients.
Serious material discomfort
This is combined with all the material discomforts for those who have to leave their home to go to work away from their residence in order to respond to emergencies due to the shortage of personnel in the areas most affected by COVID-19, i.e. those who fall ill and need isolation in a place other than their family home.
Finally, we cannot forget the now unfortunately more and more numerous families of nurses who have died due to Coronavirus infection in the performance of their duties.
Families who, in addition to having to deal with the tragedy of the loss of a husband or wife, a father or mother, a son or daughter, risk finding themselves in situations of serious economic and financial difficulty due to the sudden disappearance of the person who contributed significantly to family subsistence.