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King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Director, Internship Training program for Medical Graduates of University of Dammam [Planned and implemented the program]
Director, residency Training Program in Surgery [Coordinated Postgraduate residency training Program in Surgery in the University, and in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia]
Responsible for regular revision and implementation of Medical Curriculum
Contributed to the establishment of Al-Hasa College of Medicine, College of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy in eastern province of Saudi Arabia
It is said that ‘Doctor orders, nurse treats, God heals’. A nurse is vitally placed between the patient and the treating medical team. Nurse’s role is critical since they are the ones who spent maximum time with the patients and their relations in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Significant information gets transmitted between them which can seriously affect the outcome of the efforts of treating medical team. Moreover, Nurses are the ones who enjoy the Trust of both the sides, the patients and the health managers. The importance of ‘Communication skills’ as an important component of nursing education cannot be underestimated.
There was a time when a nurse was simply a ‘Nurse’, who could take care of any patient in need. Those days are gone. Recently, we have been dividing nursing care according to special needs of patients, and the special tasks they are required to perform. However basic attributes of nursing profession have not changed over the centuries; they still remain the same. It is their responsibility to soothe the patients, keep their hope and faith alive, by their actions and communications, even under the worst circumstances. They provide service and care, become friend and a family member and become the only person patients can communicate anytime for anything.
A nurse no longer takes just orders or works in isolation. She is now a member of the patient care team, with equal responsibilities like everyone else, as this diagram very well represents.
- Perioperative (Surgical) Nursing | Nursing Education | Advancements in Nursing Education
Dr. Ishraga M. A. Elbashier M.Sc. Medical Surgical Nursing U. of K. 2007, PhD surgical nursing U of K. 2017, Assistant Professor in AAU, Faculty of M.T.S. nursing department. Head of quality assurance department. teaching pre and post graduate students medical surgical nursing module, critical care nursing, nursing theory, nursing management, and research methodology
BACKGROUND: The presence of anxiety and depression before cardiac surgery leads to poor surgical outcomes. This study conducted to assess the effectiveness of psycho-educational programme on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing cardiac surgery in cardiac centers Khartoum state.
METHODS: Nonrandomized control trial, conducted in the three cardiac hospitals in Khartoum state, Fifty seven eligible and consented patients were included, 30 patients are allocated to intervention group in one hospital, and 27 in other two hospital as control group. Psychological support and teaching through a 15-20 minutes counseling and education sessions was given to the intervention group before surgery using information in a booklet focused on managing patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Anxiety and depression pre and post intervention was measured using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to assess level of anxiety and depression pre and post intervention for both interventional and control groups. The follow-up assessment takes place at seventh day after operation. For the comparison of mean scores between the groups, the data were analyzed using chi-square, independent T-test and paired T-test.
Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare and Management, Taiwan
Statement of the Problem: Evidence from empirical data has demonstrated that self-management may achieve maximum effectiveness on the outcomes of patients with chronic illness. Mobile technologies are the innovation strategy to change people’s health behaviors for health self-management. The predictors of user acceptance of information technology for patients in Asia, particularly Taiwan, are unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the related factors with a two-stage model on using a personal mobile health assistant for type 2 diabetic patients.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: This study was conducted in an ambulatory setting of two hospitals in northern Taiwan from September 2017 to March 2018. A united theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) framework was utilized. Questionnaires were administered to type 2 diabetic patients at two different points in time: after initial training (T1) and three months after implementation (T2). We also count the number of usages for user behaviors. Findings: Perceived usefulness and satisfaction have significantly positive effects on usage intention in the first stage (account for 66 % of the total variance), but only perceived usefulness has a significantly positive effect on actual usage stage (mere 14 % of the total variance). Usage intention was the low correlate of user behavior in two stages (r = 0.09, r = 0.42, respectively).
Conclusion & Significance: Perceived usefulness influences participants’ continuous usage intention. Usage intention has a small effect on user behavior in our study. The predictors and results of acceptance and use of technology for disease self-management provide administrators with information to develop strategies to enhance the acceptance and user behaviors for patients.
Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Belgrade Serbia
My name Snezana Medakovic. I live and work in Belgrad,Serbia. I Have 29 years expirience in work in the opreting theatre.
I published and presented over 40 expert publication, of the most important Congress will mention a some: International Congress scrub nurses Split 2012, World Congress of cardiothoracic surgery Split 2013, European Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery Belgrade 2016, International Congress of the Union of Health Workers of Serbia -Zlatibor each year I note that in all of these conferences I was the professional notices.
A Case of Multidisciplinary Collaboration:
During 2016, two pregnant women in the last weeks of gestation, were admitted to the Institute for the cardiovascular disease ,"Dedinje". Both patients were admitted urgently because they were diagnosed with acute dissection ascendant aorta. One was sent from the Novi Pazar Health Center and the other from the Kragujevac Clinical Center ( two regional hospital centers). Coordinating health professionals at all levels, contributed to good, rapid and effective preparation for the reception of these patients.
Three teams were organized: gynecologic-obstetric, neonatological and cardiac surgery. With such an extensive and large team, communication and cooperation are of the utmost importance. Mutual cooperation between health professionals within such big teams is extremely important for successful surgical procedures. The assessment of team leaders was that it was first necessary to begin with the Imperial Cut-release pressure on the abdominal aorta, in order to reduce the pressure on the ascendant aorta, as well as to free the child from reduced oxygenation, and then immediately perform cardiac surgery. The gynecological-obstetric team were on standby, and the neonatal team with a prepared transport incubator. With the last surgical suture in the abdomen, the patients were admitted to the cardiac surgery team.
Successful collaboration of the multidisciplinary team has led to complete success because the mothers and babies survived this extremely difficult state of health. The satisfaction of all three teams is enormous, because the mothers and babies, post-operative over the period, continued their normal life
- Types of Surgical Nurses | Pre and Post-Operative Surgery | Recent Advances in Surgical Nursing
Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital(KMTTH), Taiwan
Hsiu, Chuan Hsueh ,Nurse Practitioner ,Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital
Ministry of Health, Kuwait
The acquired immune deficiency syndrome has reached pandemic proportions.
Anaesthesiologists should be aware of the implications of dealing with increasing numbers of both diagnosed and undiagnosed, symptomatic and asymptomatic, human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in the fields of intensive therapy, operating theatre general and regional anaesthesia, obstetrics and pain management.
With recent advances, important insights have been gained into the pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus.
Molecular techniques allow quantification of viral burden, and together with CD4 T-lymphocyte count, prognosis and response to therapy can be evaluated.
New drugs and therapeutic regimens have improved prognosis for those who are infected with the virus and vertical transmission of infection from mother to infant can be minimised.
Should accidental occupational exposure to the virus occur, a prophylactic regimen of antiretroviral drugs can be administered in an attempt to prevent subsequent human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Purpose and Background
A systematic literature review of the existing published research related to collaborative testing used in nursing education was conducted to examine the extent and effectiveness of collaborative testing implementation and its impact on various learning outcomes. The purpose for which is to provide evidence to support or refute the strategy of collaborative testing in nursing education in order to decide on ways to implement it and ultimately recommend for further scientific research.
A primary goal of nursing education is to prepare nurses to work collaboratively as members of inter-professional health care teams to provide competent patient safe care. Collaborative testing is one assessment and learning strategy that could be used to achieve this goal. Where the strategy has been widely used in various educational levels and fields, the extent to which this strategy has been studied and used in nursing education is yet to be explored.
Searches were made of the following data- bases: CINAHL, ERIC, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. Twelve separate searches were conducted generating 68 articles. Papers were critically reviewed and relevant data were extracted and synthesized using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA). Twelve articles were finally reviewed based on relevance for this systematic literature review.
Results and Discussion
A table is presented of the twelve sources generated by the systematic search. Three themes were identified from the empirical evidence base: ‘Quality Strength and Limitation; Framework; and Impact on Learning Outcomes’. Evidence to support collaborative testing in nursing education is thin, lacks rigor, transferability and generalizability.