Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Teaching and Learning)

Event Title

Online training for Obs Gyne wards staff: K2 medical systems: knowledge in Medicine, perinatal training program

Presenter Information

Shaheena Jumani, Aga Khan University

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 3:30 PM

Abstract

Background: As in clinical practice, the objective is to manage the case with the minimum of intervention without jeopardizing the safety of the mother and infant. The emphasis is on interpretation of the CTG in clinical context and intervention should be done accordingly. Therefore, computer based training and certification in fetal monitoring course was introduced to improve core knowledge and skills of staff working at Obs Gyne ward at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan. The core chapters of the course included: shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia, maternal hemorrhage, acid base and fetal physiology, intrapartum CTG with training simulator and case presentations.

Methods: The Online K2 Medical Systems: Knowledge in Medicine, Perinatal Training Programme was introduced by Aga Khan University Hospital’s Obs/Gyne Department from Nov 2011- May 2012. All Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives working at Labour Room and Obs Gyne wards participated in it with the coordination of Nursing Education Service AKUH, Nurse Manager, Head Nurses and Clinical Nurse Instructors of the wards. At initial stage, sessions were arranged for all staff to get acquainted with the system and how to attempt the course. Course Coordinators were assigned to check individual staff’s progress. LRC (Learning Resource Centre- AKUH) was utilized for educational purpose and combine studies. In 6 months time, staffs’ progresses were continuously monitored and they were motivated by course coordinator, Head Nurse and Clinical Nurse Instructors with varied motivational strategies such as: displaying of their names on ward Notice boards upon completion of chapters at gradual pace.

Results: In these 6 months, 102 number of staff participated out of 116 in which 42/48 were RNs and 60/68 were RMs. Since the course was in continuation for 6 months, few staff could not participate due to leave factors.

Conclusions: Strategies such as online courses for knowledge enhancement are admired and have impact on patient care outcome. It serves as refresher for those who are working and would like to upgrade/ update knowledge and to implement it.

Key words: K2 Medical Systems, safety of the mother and infant, training simulator, impact on patient care out come.

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Online training for Obs Gyne wards staff: K2 medical systems: knowledge in Medicine, perinatal training program

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: As in clinical practice, the objective is to manage the case with the minimum of intervention without jeopardizing the safety of the mother and infant. The emphasis is on interpretation of the CTG in clinical context and intervention should be done accordingly. Therefore, computer based training and certification in fetal monitoring course was introduced to improve core knowledge and skills of staff working at Obs Gyne ward at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan. The core chapters of the course included: shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia, maternal hemorrhage, acid base and fetal physiology, intrapartum CTG with training simulator and case presentations.

Methods: The Online K2 Medical Systems: Knowledge in Medicine, Perinatal Training Programme was introduced by Aga Khan University Hospital’s Obs/Gyne Department from Nov 2011- May 2012. All Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives working at Labour Room and Obs Gyne wards participated in it with the coordination of Nursing Education Service AKUH, Nurse Manager, Head Nurses and Clinical Nurse Instructors of the wards. At initial stage, sessions were arranged for all staff to get acquainted with the system and how to attempt the course. Course Coordinators were assigned to check individual staff’s progress. LRC (Learning Resource Centre- AKUH) was utilized for educational purpose and combine studies. In 6 months time, staffs’ progresses were continuously monitored and they were motivated by course coordinator, Head Nurse and Clinical Nurse Instructors with varied motivational strategies such as: displaying of their names on ward Notice boards upon completion of chapters at gradual pace.

Results: In these 6 months, 102 number of staff participated out of 116 in which 42/48 were RNs and 60/68 were RMs. Since the course was in continuation for 6 months, few staff could not participate due to leave factors.

Conclusions: Strategies such as online courses for knowledge enhancement are admired and have impact on patient care outcome. It serves as refresher for those who are working and would like to upgrade/ update knowledge and to implement it.

Key words: K2 Medical Systems, safety of the mother and infant, training simulator, impact on patient care out come.