- Continuing Nursing Education Programmes for Nurses, that are strategically designed to focus on Advanced trends in Clinical Nursing practices of Critical Care Units, Operating Room etc., to name a few.
- Opportunities for Nurses to explore dimensions of various Clinical Nursing Specialities, thus empowering themselves with specialized Clinical Competencies whilst caring for Patients @ P.D. Hinduja Hospital.
- Recognition of Nursing Personnel for Nursing Innovations & Excellence, contributing to Quality Patient Care along with Professional development.
The hospital boasts of an exclusive “Staff Development” department for nurses, besides coordinating numerous need based in-service programmes
International Nurse's Day Initiative - 2015 at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & M. R. C
International Nurses Day 2015@ HNH; had been an initiative to ensure that all Nurses of HNH; get an opportunity to contribute towards this very significant occasion.
12th May 2015 marked the culmination of the International Nurses Day Initiative 2015. The Inaugural segment for the Day; saw our Trustee Smt Ushaji Raheja, the Hospital Management with the Guest of Honor for the day Lieutenant Colonel Reena Menon (Head of Nursing Services at St John's Medical College Hospital & St Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore) come together to appreciate the Nursing at HNH for their innovations, growth & excellence in Nursing.
The Inaugural segment began with welcoming the Dignitaries followed by the Lamp Lighting Ceremony.
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Global Nursing Partnership for Nursing Development
The Nursing Division of P. D. Hinduja Hospital & M.R.C conducted an interactive session on "Global Nursing Partnership for Nursing Development", with contributions from Mr. Tom Keighley and Ms. Amanda Keighley.
Mr. Tom Keighley from United Kingdom is an accomplished Nurse with a Doctorate from the Royal College of Nursing. Mr. Keighley has illustriously taken up multiple Nursing initiatives globally & has several associations with prestigious Universities like Kings College London, the London South Bank University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Toronto.
Ms. Amanda Keighley has been into Nursing since 1976 and is involved in Learning disability and Community Nursing, in the fields of practice, research, management and teaching. Ms. Amanda is associated with Royal College of Nursing & the University of Hertfordshire.
During their visit to Hinduja Hospital, Mr. Tom Keighley and Ms. Amanda Keighley met & interacted with the CEO, Mr. Gautam Khanna; who introduced the Vision of the Hinduja Hospital and shared his inputs.
Mr. Tom & Ms. Amanda, through the Director Nursing, also visited various Nursing Clinical fields of Hinduja Hospital, where they had an opportunity to interact with Nursing personnel.
The clinical visit then culminated to a formal interactive session in the auditorium at Hinduja Hospital, where the Director Nursing, Ms. Phalakshi Manjrekar welcomed the guests & introduced the concept of "Globalisation in Nursing today".
The forum had, Mr. Tom Keighley present a paper on "What Nursing shares Internationally". Mr. Tom elaborated on the "Founder of Nursing" Ms. Florence Nightingale & her concerns to India especially, Hospitals & Sewers Education, Indian Institute (Jowett) & many more. Mr. Tom, also highlighted on concept of "Quality versus Cost", "Education versus Compassion", "Advanced Life-long Learning in Nursing", "Recruitment and Retention in Nursing" & so on. He emphasised on the need for strategies directed towards "Future Proofing" the Nursing Profession by Leadership, Political awakening and strong International policies.
Ms. Amanda Keighley, enriched the audience through her talk on University Education and Research in the UK for Development of Nursing. Ms. Amanda also emphasized on the increasing complexity of Health care Delivery system, Patient Safety in Healthcare, Cost effectiveness in Healthcare by improving Nursing Quality and Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses.
The forum was concluded by an open discussion on "The vision of replacing the Diploma Nursing Programme by Collegiate Nursing Programme through a practically feasible process".
The educational event, organised on 17th July 2015, saw about 70 Nursing personnel participate & interact in the endeavour which was directed towards sensitising & enriching Nurses for better Nursing Development.
Workshop : Diabetes Update for Nurses
Diabetes is emerging as a serious health crisis in India. The growing epidemic of diabetes and its complications are an important challenge to society. The percentage of people hospitalized due to diabetes is increasing every year. Early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and quality nursing care are imperative for management of diabetes.
In view of the above-mentioned aspects, the nursing division of the Hinduja Hospital arranged a one-day training program on diabetes for the In house nurses, which aims to widen the knowledge and develop the skills of nurses to function effectively and render quality care to clients who require multifaceted management resulting due to diabetes. The training also focuses on educating the nurses on various aspects of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin so as to minimize the medication errors, which might arise due to oral hypoglycemic agents, or insulin.
This training program was conceptualized in the year 2014 and commenced from June 2014. For the year 2015; this training was conducted on 13th January and 15th June which witnessed 56 senior nurses from different areas of the medical surgical units of the hospital.
The training program comprised of various topics in relation to diabetes such as the definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology and treatment modalities. It also included a detailed discussion regarding the use of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin, lifestyle modification for clients with diabetes, dietary modifications in diabetes. The nurses were also enlightened on the various emergencies, which could arise in clients with diabetes and the prevention as well as management of the same.
The training focused on the micro and macro vascular complications, which may arise due to diabetes. The importance of primary prevention and education of the same to the clients was also emphasized during the training.
The training also included demonstrations on the insulin administration technique, use of different glucometer, and foot assessment, which was demonstrated by Ms. Vishakha Korgaonkar, Diabetes Nurse Educator.
Various case studies related to medication errors were incorporated in the training for discussion amongst the nurses. This was intended to recognize the errors and to identify preventive measure which needs to be taken to avoid the same.
Distinguished In house faculty comprising of endocrinologists and senior nursing personnel took the sessions. The faculty who had participated and contributed towards the success of the program included of Dr. Phulrenu Chauhan, Dr. N. F. Shah, Dr. Roshani Sanghani, Ms. Durga Kawthankar Vaidya, Ms. Rupali Kad, Ms. Vishakha Korgaonkar and the endocrinology registrars.
The post test scores of the nurses showed a distinct improvement in the post test scores compared to that of the pretest scores.
The senior nurses who had undertaken this programme are now able to guide other nurses of the unit in relation to management of a client with diabetes.
It was also significant that the training program had helped to curb down the incidences of medication errors related to oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin.
Workshop : Tuberculosis Medical & Nursing Challenges
The Nursing Department of P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & MRC organized a CNE for Nurses on the most important ancient disease "Tuberculosis" which is in focus as a Global issue to be treated and whose spread has to be halted. The workshop was a half day programme where eminent speakers discussed their experience with Tuberculosis as a Medical & Nursing Challenge.
The CNE was organized in the Conference hall of P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & MRC, Mahim. The workshop started at 8.00 am in the morning and was concluded at 2.30pm. The following was the programme schedule and the renowned speakers for the day.
|8.00am 8.15am||Registration & Tea|
|8.15am 8.30am||Ms. Phalakshi Manjrekar||Significance of Tuberculosis Nationally|
|8.30am 9.00am||Ms. Cini Siju||Nursing Process in TB Management INC & GFATM Recommendations|
|9.00am 9.30am||Dr. Lance Pinto||Pulmonary Tuberculosis Can we prevent it????|
|9.30am 10.00am||Dr. Rajiv Soman||Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB; How do solve the dilemma?|
|10.00am 10.10am||Honorable Guest; Dr. V R Joshi||Tuberculosis An ancient disease, yet relevant today “Words of Wisdom”|
|10.10am 10.30am||Honorable Guest; Dr. F D Dastur||Tuberculosis: Still a threat in Health Care!|
|10.30am 11.00am||Dr. Mahashur||Tuberculosis & its Clinical Management Challenges today|
|11.00am 11.30am||Ms. Seetha Lakshmi||Nutrition For Health Care Personnel & Patients in TB Management|
|11.30am 11.45am||Ms. Rachna Brahma||Personal Protective Equipments in Tuberculosis|
|12.00pm 12.30pm||Dr. Anjali Shetty||Infection Control Practices in Tuberculosis; Heart of Managing TB|
|12.30pm 1.00pm||Dr. Camilla Rodrigues||Diagnostics in Tuberculosis; Achieving International Milestones at HNH|
The registration opened for 135 nurses from the various departments of the Hospital who registered for this event.
The workshop commenced with Director Nursing, Ms. Phalakshi Manjrekar -Director Nursing, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital, speaking about the need of the hour and the role of Health Care Personnel to prevent the spread of the disease.
Ms. Cini Spoke on Nurses role in TB Management as per the INC & GFATM recommendations.
Followed by this session Dr Lance Pinto shared his inputs on Pulmonary Tuberculosis and how do we prevent it? He spoke the practical initiatives that can be taken to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis. He focused on the Administrative, Environmental & Protective controls to prevent TB spread.
Later Dr. Rajiv Soman shared his views on MDR TB and how we can solve our dilemma regarding the same. He illustrated various case studies and their clinical presentations and methodology used to diagnose and threat these patients.
Madam Phalakshi Manjrekar welcomed Honorable Guest Dr. V R Joshi & Dr. F D Dastur who shared their words of wisdom on Tuberculosis. They illustrated how Tuberculosis though an ancient and curable disease have been made difficult to cure in the present era.
This was followed by Dr. Mahashur session that made us aware about the Clinical challenges we are facing today to manage TB. The staffs clarified their doubts on how to take care of pediatric patients prevent & diagnose TB in children.
After a tea break of 20min Ms. Seeta Lakshmi spoke on how Nutrition played a vital role in prevention of TB in HCW's and management of TB patients. Ms. Seeta reviewed through the Food Pyramid and practical solutions for taking a healthy diet. She focused on the issues faced by the staffs in taking care of themselves while working in hospital and the ways to deal with the same.
Followed by this Dr. Anjali Shetty shared her views on Infection Control as the heart of managing Tuberculosis.
Dr Camilla Rodrigues shared the Diagnostics in TB; and how HNH is achieving the International Milestones. The fit test for Respirator was demonstrated.
Following this the participants were taken for a Laboratory round in S1 Building where the MGIT machine was shown and the various diagnostic tests and method of documentation and recordings were explained.
The feedback about the workshop was given by each participant. 125 participants attended the CNE Program out of which 100% felt that the workshop was worth the time spent, and felt that the objectives set were met and in the overall assessment of the program 68% rated the program 'Very good' and 26% rated it as 'excellent'. All the 11 session was on an average appreciated and well presented. The analysis data and graphical representation is shown below.
The workshop ended with an important take home message that the nurses play the key role in prevention and management of Tuberculosis.