In its 4th year, the workshop witnessed the attendance of over250 nurses
In India, 3.5 million of the 27 million births are premature and not every medical facility is well equipped to treat these cases. To help bridge this gap in outcomes, Fortis Hospital, Mulund conducted a two-day Neonatal and Pediatric Care Workshop for NICU nurses from various cities. In its 4th successful year, over 250 nurses from cities like Rajkot, Ahemdabad, Vapi, Surat,Mumbai, Nashik, Jaipur, Delhi, Asaam etc. attended the seminar hosted on the 19th and 20th of May.
The workshop has been conceptualized and conducted by Dr.JesalSheth Senior Consultant Pediatric and Neonatal Intensivist and Dr. Sameer Sadawarte pediatrician at Fortis Hospital Mulund. These included different simulation workstations which covered detailed topics on:
- Identification of a sick child
- Nursing approach to a hemodynamically unstablechild
- NRP(Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
- HFOV (High frequency oscillatory ventilation)
- Preparing oneself to attend a preterm delivery
- Infection control
- Counseling on Lactation
- Transport of a neonate
- Ventilator nursing care
- Approach to respiratory distress in preterm, neonatal pain
Training on understanding non- technical skills like managing a crisis and how important is clinical nursing in any critical medicine branch of an adult ICU, neonatal or pediatric ICU were also highlighted during the two-day activity. Each participant was allotted with a certificate of participation and training.
Speaking about the initiative Dr. JesalSheth, Sr. Consultant Pediatric and Neonatal Intensivist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “It feels great to see caregivers willingly coming from various cities to get themselves trained & equipped, which will help tackle neonatal emergencies better. We will continue undertaking such initiatives which can help train caregivers across different life saving roles, who are working towards taking care of children born in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”.