Seminar on important role of nurses in patient care

Seminar on important role of nurses in patient care

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-01-24 20:10 Manipal: “The multidisciplinary approach in health care is akin to a football team, which includes strikers, defenders and goalkeepers. In the health care team, doctor is like the striker. If he scores, it is the collaborative effort of all team members. The nurses therefore, have a very significant role to play in patient improvement,” said Dr Leslie Edward Lewis, Professor Department of Neonatology, KMC Manipal at the one-day seminar held at the Shirdi Sai Baba Hall. He also spoke on how children on ventilators are taken care of and focused on multidisciplinary approach with the aim to make the child comfortable.The seminar on, “Trends in Healthcare”, organised by the first year MSc students of Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, was inaugurated by Col (Dr) M. Dayananda, Medical Superintendent and COO of Kasturba Hospital Manipal inaugurated it. Speaking on the occasion, he said that as healthcare was rapidly changing and as nurses were closely associated with delivering healthcare, it was necessary for them to update their knowledge on a regular basis. He even encouraged the participants to take up research on the topics being discussed in the seminar. Dr Tom Devasia, Professor, Department of Cardiology, KMC Manipal spoke on the causes and various treatment modalities for early cardiovascular disorders among youth, which is of great concern these days. Few cardiovascular disorders highlighted were: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; a genetic disease where more than 25 genes have been identified causing the condition. Coronary artery disease; a disease no longer limited to older generation. People below 45 years who suffer myocardial infarction come under the category of MI under young. It is predominant among men and risk factors include smoking which is the commonest causes among youth.Dr Blessy Prabha Valsaraj, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, MCON Manipal said that depression had become a major problem among youth. A study in 2013 on 2000 adolescents in Udupi district showed 44�dolescent depression which, was higher than the depressed among the elderly! Imbalance in the needs may lead to depression and other causes being loss of someone close, stressful life event or crisis, presence of any illness and family history. More males than females are affected. Depression among youngsters these days is a major issue  due to study related problems, wrong choices, lack of motivation, overload, faulty study practices, habits, family issues like broken family, financial issue, recent loss of  loved ones etc.The other topics at the seminar were: ‘Ethics in clinical practice’ by Dr Joseph Thomas, Professor, Department of Urology, KMC Manipal. He spoke on the ethics involved, also the legal and illegal aspects. 'Never events in the hospital,by Darryl Aranha, Dept. of OBG Nursing, Fr. Muller College of Nursing, who spoke on quality care of patients. 'Nursing care bundles' by Vishnu Renjith, Junior Research Fellow, MCON, Manipal was about guidelines for practice and developing care bundles for practice which would bridge the gap between nursing research and practice.The programme concluded with the closing remarks by Dr Judith A Noronha, Associate Dean, MCON Manipal and the certificates were presented to the delegates by  Dr Anice George, Dean, MCON Manipal.