Day 3 :
- Clinical Nursing
Location: San Antonio, USA
Mercy College of Health Sciences, USA
Jade is currently pursuing a dual doctoral degree at Purdue University. She graduated from Regis University in 2016, where she obtained her Master of Science Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems with a graduate certificate in Health Care Education. While at Regis University, Jade was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. Jade has been in healthcare for over sixteen (16) years and has a diverse nursing background ranging from Neurosurgery to Informatics. Prior to joining Mercy College of Health Sciences, she was an adjunct faculty with Iowa Central Community College for six (6) years. Her most recent academic contribution was as a textbook reviewer for: Giddens: Mastering Concept-Based Teaching 1st and 2nd edition. Jade has developed an ALL INCLUSIVE ADA certified playground in Webster City, IA, raising $75,000 through grants and donations.
A weekly checklist was developed to evaluate students’ professional behaviors in the classroom/laboratory/clinical environments. This tool was created to assist in removing the subjectivity surrounding the desired professional behaviors of the student while in these environments. It was determined the tool must also open up dialogue and promote communication amongst staff on clinical units regarding student performance. Lastly, the tool provides a quick reference of the expectation of the student while completing the nursing program. This tool can be completed quickly in 2 minutes or less by clinical faculty and health care staff. Results may be used to develop a Plan of Improvement by the clinical instructor/lab coordinator at the time of review with the student each week.
I have completed my PhD in the field of Obstetrics& Gynaecology from T.N Dr.M.G.R Medical University .Postdoctoral studies from T.N Dr.M.G.R Medical University. I am Prof Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Saveetha University .Guide for PhD Scholars. Research Committee member of Saveetha University Published more than I5 papers in reputed journals
Introduction: Interprofessional Education is for collaborative patient-centered practice and to improve Inter Professional Team building. . Teamwork , Inter Professional practice and learning are becoming integral to health care.
Objectives: To promote and assess cohesive atmosphere between the different health Professional students by Inter Professional Education training.
Method: Prospective Pilot Study was conducted at Saveetha Medical College Obstetrics& Gynaecology Department. Three set of two undergraduate students each from Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy formed a team and they were given a case and they followed the patient from admission to discharge and given structured activities. Team members shared the necessary knowledge of their concerned profession. Team members were evaluated by pre and post test on the knowledge and skill learnt in the relevant area of understanding in the disciplines.
Findings: Skill and knowledge were assessed pre and post training and was increased from 22%% to 98%. Students and their other profession’s skill level was increased to 90%. Confidence level after training was 94% . Participants appreciated the cohesive atmosphere between team member.
Applications: For Inter Professional Education faculty members play a critical role. Complex medical issues can be best addressed by Inter Professional teams.
Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Jiri Vevoda has defended his Doctoral thesis entitled “Motivation and stimulation of doctors and nurses” and was awarded PhD in 2010. He has worked in various managerial positions in the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2012. Presently, he works as the Deputy Head of the Depertement of Healthcare Management at Palacký University Olomouc. He focuses on the research of motivation, job satisfaction, burnout, psychological safety, occupational stress and coping strategies among physicians, nurses and paramedics and costs associated with labour turnover of health professionals.
The term male nurse often brings a stereotype to mind. While medicine is dominated by men and women have been catching up in recent years, nursing is still a female-dominated profession. In the most countries, male-nurse comprise only a small percentage of the nursing staff. Gendered views of nursing remain widespread. The aim of this study was to determine whether there are differences in preferences of job satisfactions and motivation factors between female and male nurses. The presented research was carried out at the turn of 2015 and 2016 in randomly selected hospitals throughout Czech Republic. The research set included a random sample of nurses working in hospitals in Czech Republic (female-nurse: 592, male-nurse: 59). Based on modified Herzberg´s theory of motivation, the respondents were asked to rank 16 factors on forced selection from the most important to the least important one, where no factor could be assigned the same value. To evaluate the differences in preferences of work values the nonparametric tests were used. To identify differences between females and males, a non-parametric test was used. The research showed that for female the factors like work relations with superiors (p=0.001), cooperation in ward (p=0.026) and job security (p=0.009) are more important than for men. Male-nurses preferred factors like career advancement (p=0.039) and hospital reputation (p=0.019). There were no significant differences between other factors. The differences in preference of these factors between female and male nurses may help the management increase job satisfaction among both sexes.
West China Hospital Sichuan University, China
Ronghua Fang has completed her Bachelor’s degree from Sichuan University, China. She is a Health Care Nurse, RN, BN, Associate Professor of Nursing and has been engaged in Clinical Nursing at the West China Hospital, Sichuan University for nearly 28 years. She has published more than 20 Chinese papers in reputed journals and 3 SCI papers recently.
Exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, has been shown to improve glycemic control and reduce excess body weight in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, its efficacy in the management of the obese T2DM patients receiving nasogastric tube feeding has not been reported. In the present case report, we describe an unusual case of T2DM and obesity with nasogastric tube feeding due to loss of consciousness, in which glycemic control was successfully achieved after addition of exenatide as an adjunctive therapy to acarbose and insulin injection. In addition, the patient’s body weight, liver function and inflammatory parameters related to pulmonary infection were significantly improved and no hypoglycemia was observed. In conclusion, the use of exenatide is recommended in the treatment of obese T2DM patients receiving nasogastric tube feeding.
University of Hail, KSA.
Hamdan Albaqawi has completed his PhD from RMIT University School of Nursing and Midwifery in Australia. He is currently working in the University of Hail as an Assistant Professor and acting as the vice dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing. He has worked in many hospitals in Saudi Arabia and attended many courses and participated in many international conferences.
Background and aims: Pain is a human experience that affects the overall quality of life, and it is known to be the most common reason for people seeking healthcare. Nurses play a crucial role in assessing and managing patients’ pain. Inappropriate attitudes are major contributing factors to the under-treatment of pain. Pain management is a multifaceted problem that may become even more complicated in situations where there are cultural variances and differences between patients and nurses. This study aimed to identify possible barriers to achieving optimal pain management in Hail region hospitals in Saudi Arabia.
Sample and methods: This is a qualitative study conducted in the Hail region hospitals to identify possible barriers to achieving optimal pain. It’s involves semi-structured interviews with 28 nurses to explore their perceived facilitators and barriers to proper pain management. The interviews elicit information on how cultural differences among Saudi national and expatriate nurses might affect the assessment and interpretation of patients’ pain, and how it will affect the delivery of effective pain management, as well as identifying the barriers to achieving optimal pain management in Hail region hospitals. Qualitative data were analysed using thematic analysis.
Results: The qualitative data highlight some barriers that affect nurses’ ability to provide effective pain management; these include language, workload, inadequate numbers of staff, lack of education and cultural orientation courses, and religious and cultural factors.
B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Anu Thapa has completed her MSN in Matermal health nursing at the age of 29 yrs from B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan ,Nepal which is one of the best health science institute in Nepal. She got certificate of merit in her postgraducation. She has experience of facilitating nursing students after completion of her BSN degree. Currently she is working as a Lecturer at Janamaitri Foundation Institute of Health Sciences affiliated to Tribhuwan University. She facilitates the B.Sc. Nursing students specially Midwifery subject.
Majority of women face various problems and disturbances in daily living leading to decrease in quality of life. The main aim of this study was to assess menopause related symptoms and quality of life. Descriptive cross-sectional study was done among 200 women of age between 40-60 years at selected wards of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, Nepal from December 2014 to Jan 2015. Semi-structured questionnaire for demographic variables and menopause specific quality of life questionnaire were used to collect data. Interview technique was adapted. Mean menopausal age of the study group was 47.14 years. The most common symptoms of vasomotor, psychosocial, physical and sexual domains were hot flushes, experiencing poor memory, feeling tired or worn out and change in sexual desire respectively. The highest mean score was reported in sexual domain (3.58 ± 1.62) and least in vasomotor domain (2.08 ± 1.67). The score of physical domain was significantly high in late postmenopausal group than early postmenopausal group. Significant association was obtained with age, ethnicity, menopause status, physical activity and marital status in relation to the domains of quality of life. The menopausal women scored highest in sexual domain and least in vasomotor domain concluding decrease quality of life in sexual domain in comparison to other domains. The mean score of each domain suggests that menopausal symptoms were associated with decrease in quality of life. Thus, awareness regarding the menopausal changes should be focused in premenopausal women.