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PERIOP 2019  • 17–19 October 2019 • Hamilton

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Fiona Unac

Biography

Ms Fiona Unac is a nurse practitioner at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board working across radiology and vascular services. She has a special interest in innovative models of care and the utilisation of interdisciplinary skill mix.

Ms Unac was the Chair of the Perioperative Nurses College NZNO (2014-2016).  She has contributed on Ministry of Health advisory groups and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Radiology Nursing (USA). 

Professional achievements include the Hawke’s Bay Nursing Innovation Award (2010); National Award for Services to Nursing  & Midwifery NZNO (2013); Hawke’s Bay Nursing Hero Award (2014), Christina Ackland Award for Outstanding Services to the Perioperative Nursing College Community PNC NZNO and the International Council of Nurses, Global Nursing Leadership Institute Alumni (2016).

Presentation Topic

Radiology skill mix and technical advancements: should we be concerned?

The demand for diagnostic and interventional radiology continues to grow at a rate of around 12% annually.  This paper will discuss skill mix challenges, technical advancements and the evolution of artificial intelligence. 

Owen Ashwell

Biography Owen is the Senior Specialist Advisor for the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee and works part-time on the Safe Surgery NZ programme. Previously he has worked as a registered nurse,...

Teena Robinson

Biography NZRN Comp, MN, FCNA (NZ), NP Teena has been a leader and innovator in Perioperative nursing for over 30 years, successfully attaining Nurse Practitioner status in 2007. She currently...

Fiona Unac

Biography Ms Fiona Unac is a nurse practitioner at Hawke's Bay District Health Board working across radiology and vascular services. She has a special interest in innovative models of care...

Jacque Roberts

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Heidi Omundsen

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Ros Woods

Biography Ros is a Registered Nurse with many years of surgical / PACU experience in Auckland before moving to Tauranga 15 years ago to join the PACU team there. Ros...

Helen Parker

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Odette Paul

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Linda Hutchings

Biography An avid reader of non-fiction, a self-confessed shoe fanatic and lover of all things goat, Linda is also one of New Zealand’s most respected adult educators. She has run...

Ronny Phillips

Biography Over thirty years as a Morning radio, On-air Breakfast show host, involved in numerous promotions, client events and fronted many corporate and public displays.  Ronny is an experienced MC...
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