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27-1-2013 12:00 AM

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Reflection: AEME Conference 2013 and 16th AKU Symposium

“Education for service and patient safety”

On January 26-27, 2013 I have attended the conference held at AKU Auditorium and subsequent venues. The conference consists of plenary sessions, oral presentations, conference workshops, poster presentations, panel discussion, and scientific exhibition.

Plenary sessions

The plenary sessions were very significant and conducted by international speakers and field specialist faculties. From these sessions I have learnt the following important points:

  • How to incorporate patient safety issues in curriculum
  • What are the professional skills require for clinical instructor in order to enhance students’ knowledge and simultaneously considering patient safety
  • What are the type of errors like diagnostic, treatment, and preventive
  • The role of HEC in education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Importance of licensure and re-certification by ensuring the quality of healthcare providers
  • Discussed the Lancet report and based on that we have filled the grid of our own entity and realized that as an international university we are following the recommendations given by the Lancet report. However, if we look at the other schools of nursing in Pakistan, they are still left behind in terms of research, providing quality education, including innovative pedagogies, and faculty development therefore, patient safety is compromised.

Oral and Poster Presentations

All the presentations are enriching in terms of their work however, I felt that some of the posters were very nice and they should be there for oral presentations. Additionally, I felt that selection of few oral and presentations are not so well as some of the oral presentations are just for information and not sharing any new knowledge. For instance, the work on geriatric patients was very old concept and it should be for poster instead of oral presentation. However, there were several posters which were highlighting the importance of evidence based practice in education need to be shared as oral presentation.

Conference Workshops

Those sessions were wonderful in terms of specific discussion. I have attended the workshop on “teaching and learning in 21st century: a basic insight” and realized that there are several online free software which we can use as blended learning approach. I also fascinated by the marvelous features of those programs. I as a student of AKU is very blessed that we have high quality of software like Moodle and Illuminate that are purchased by AKU but I have learnt if those software are not available then what are other free alternatives.

Overall, it was very tiring to attend the conference after a hectic week on weekend but when it completed I felt that it was worth attending as an educator and student.

An overview on AEME conference

It was very much stimulating to attend this conference on AEME. The most of sessions were more focusing on medical education as the title says. I felt that nurses should come in front and share the excellence in nursing education like: there are things which are well standardized in nursing school: skills performance, curriculum, performance exam, double jump exams. All these are standard and most of it is evidence based, teaching strategies are internationally recognized. In one of the session the emphasis was made on patient’s safety , I think it should be core of each educational curriculum of each patient .But on the same time I realized that the in nursing curriculum safety of patient is not addressed as the core concept. It is used as reinforcement level. Most of the concept covered in this conference was stimulating and enhanced learning. I have attached my notes as well. The blended learning was good but not a new concept. Information provided about different web sites for developing groups was new.

Even it was interesting to know about teacher’s brands. It is a good strategy to brand oneself. Based on market strategy, market mix. Most of the information was new. But again I missed the nursing context in over all this conference..

Reflection on “AEME conference 2013 and 16th AKU symposium”

On 26th and 27th January, I attended AEME conference 2013 and 16th AKU symposium. I attended this conference as a part of my education practicum. The purpose of this conference was to provide a platform to national and international educators to address about education in service and patient safety. The day began with the informative plenary sessions. Most of the sessions talked about patient safety in context of physicians only and I felt gap in nursing part. I believe that nurses spent more direct contact hours with patients and their role should be highlighted. Quality assurance in education is also one of the topics addressed in the conference. After attending some of the plenary sessions in the conference, I realized that most of the speakers talked about patient’s safety, quality assurance and curriculum just in medical profession. The questions arose why nursing education is not been highlighted anywhere?

The answer was then found when I heard that PMDC has now made it mandatory that every medical college need to have nursing school to get recognized. Here comes the importance of nursing education. I believe that if the goals of both the professions are same then why we are separating it. Nursing education should also be recognized as medical education and it should come under one umbrella of health professional’s education.

One of the concepts that I like was social accountability in health education. The speaker said that graduates should be preparing in the best interest of society. It means that societal needs should be our priorities. Patient’s safety should be the priority while providing care to the patients. Curriculum should teach about this important domain with the acceptance of error reporting. After listening to all the speakers, I attended a wonderful workshop on teaching and learning in 21st century: an e-learning insight” This workshop gave me an insight on free learning resources that are available on internet which we can use free of cost and implement blended learning. The speaker gave us multiple internet websites through which we can teach our students anywhere in the world. I believe that today’s generation learns more through technology. Many a times we felt that it’s too expensive but through that workshop we learnt that teaching learning strategies are available free of cost. The best thing was integration of research with each strategy that is done internationally. Another workshop was on “understanding teacher’s brands the purpose of that was to learn how we can market ourselves being teacher in our own fields. Finally, the lancet report presentation given by four organizations were good to hear and definitely learning about PNC according to Lancet report was good.

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Reflection: AEME Conference 2013 and 16th AKU Symposium

“Education for service and patient safety”

On January 26-27, 2013 I have attended the conference held at AKU Auditorium and subsequent venues. The conference consists of plenary sessions, oral presentations, conference workshops, poster presentations, panel discussion, and scientific exhibition.

Plenary sessions

The plenary sessions were very significant and conducted by international speakers and field specialist faculties. From these sessions I have learnt the following important points:

  • How to incorporate patient safety issues in curriculum
  • What are the professional skills require for clinical instructor in order to enhance students’ knowledge and simultaneously considering patient safety
  • What are the type of errors like diagnostic, treatment, and preventive
  • The role of HEC in education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Importance of licensure and re-certification by ensuring the quality of healthcare providers
  • Discussed the Lancet report and based on that we have filled the grid of our own entity and realized that as an international university we are following the recommendations given by the Lancet report. However, if we look at the other schools of nursing in Pakistan, they are still left behind in terms of research, providing quality education, including innovative pedagogies, and faculty development therefore, patient safety is compromised.

Oral and Poster Presentations

All the presentations are enriching in terms of their work however, I felt that some of the posters were very nice and they should be there for oral presentations. Additionally, I felt that selection of few oral and presentations are not so well as some of the oral presentations are just for information and not sharing any new knowledge. For instance, the work on geriatric patients was very old concept and it should be for poster instead of oral presentation. However, there were several posters which were highlighting the importance of evidence based practice in education need to be shared as oral presentation.

Conference Workshops

Those sessions were wonderful in terms of specific discussion. I have attended the workshop on “teaching and learning in 21st century: a basic insight” and realized that there are several online free software which we can use as blended learning approach. I also fascinated by the marvelous features of those programs. I as a student of AKU is very blessed that we have high quality of software like Moodle and Illuminate that are purchased by AKU but I have learnt if those software are not available then what are other free alternatives.

Overall, it was very tiring to attend the conference after a hectic week on weekend but when it completed I felt that it was worth attending as an educator and student.

An overview on AEME conference

It was very much stimulating to attend this conference on AEME. The most of sessions were more focusing on medical education as the title says. I felt that nurses should come in front and share the excellence in nursing education like: there are things which are well standardized in nursing school: skills performance, curriculum, performance exam, double jump exams. All these are standard and most of it is evidence based, teaching strategies are internationally recognized. In one of the session the emphasis was made on patient’s safety , I think it should be core of each educational curriculum of each patient .But on the same time I realized that the in nursing curriculum safety of patient is not addressed as the core concept. It is used as reinforcement level. Most of the concept covered in this conference was stimulating and enhanced learning. I have attached my notes as well. The blended learning was good but not a new concept. Information provided about different web sites for developing groups was new.

Even it was interesting to know about teacher’s brands. It is a good strategy to brand oneself. Based on market strategy, market mix. Most of the information was new. But again I missed the nursing context in over all this conference..

Reflection on “AEME conference 2013 and 16th AKU symposium”

On 26th and 27th January, I attended AEME conference 2013 and 16th AKU symposium. I attended this conference as a part of my education practicum. The purpose of this conference was to provide a platform to national and international educators to address about education in service and patient safety. The day began with the informative plenary sessions. Most of the sessions talked about patient safety in context of physicians only and I felt gap in nursing part. I believe that nurses spent more direct contact hours with patients and their role should be highlighted. Quality assurance in education is also one of the topics addressed in the conference. After attending some of the plenary sessions in the conference, I realized that most of the speakers talked about patient’s safety, quality assurance and curriculum just in medical profession. The questions arose why nursing education is not been highlighted anywhere?

The answer was then found when I heard that PMDC has now made it mandatory that every medical college need to have nursing school to get recognized. Here comes the importance of nursing education. I believe that if the goals of both the professions are same then why we are separating it. Nursing education should also be recognized as medical education and it should come under one umbrella of health professional’s education.

One of the concepts that I like was social accountability in health education. The speaker said that graduates should be preparing in the best interest of society. It means that societal needs should be our priorities. Patient’s safety should be the priority while providing care to the patients. Curriculum should teach about this important domain with the acceptance of error reporting. After listening to all the speakers, I attended a wonderful workshop on teaching and learning in 21st century: an e-learning insight” This workshop gave me an insight on free learning resources that are available on internet which we can use free of cost and implement blended learning. The speaker gave us multiple internet websites through which we can teach our students anywhere in the world. I believe that today’s generation learns more through technology. Many a times we felt that it’s too expensive but through that workshop we learnt that teaching learning strategies are available free of cost. The best thing was integration of research with each strategy that is done internationally. Another workshop was on “understanding teacher’s brands the purpose of that was to learn how we can market ourselves being teacher in our own fields. Finally, the lancet report presentation given by four organizations were good to hear and definitely learning about PNC according to Lancet report was good.