Manipal: Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, along with Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Inter-professional Education (MUFIILIPE) organised a workshop on, "Pharmacovigilance: Drug safety monitoring" on Wednesday.
In his keynote address, Dr. Ciraj AM, Director, MUFIILIPE, emphasised on teaching young medical, dental, nursing and pharma practice students to change the current scenario of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to improve patients' compliance in healthcare scenarios.
"Any graduate who enters the hospital is expected to function professionally and efficiently. But we need to audit and comprehend as to what extent we have taught them the subject so that the students can prescribe, dispense and administer the right medication," Dr Ciraj said.
The sessions included inter-professional education and inter-professional practice, "IPE, IPP: Aiming for excellence in healthcare system" by Dr. Ciraj AM; IPE, IPP in medication management: Need of the hour by Dr. Kasturi R Adiga, Drug errors and ADRs, ADEs monitoring by Dr. Girish Thunga (Pharmacy Practice dept), Drug calculation by Dr. Jyothi Mrs. Melita Sheilini, Prima J D'Souza, Yashoda, Small volume, large volume mix (demonstration) by Mr. Anil Raj and Dr. Elsa Sanatombi Devi and drug errors and legal liabilities-A case discussion by Dr. Haneil L D'Souza (Forensic dept).
In her presidential address, Dr. Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, said that inter-professional education and practice was the only future for healthcare. "If we want to bring quality care, learning and practicing together is the only solution with a clear role clarification and respect for each other's profession," she said.
In her closing remarks, Dr. Elsa Sanatombi Devi, organising secretary, said, "Drug is dynamic. Curriculum needs to include important aspects of medication for all health sciences students with competency based training programme. Setting up medication counselling unit in every ward of the hospital is a need and reaching out for drug compliance through health education at the community level is our responsibility."