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Training

Good Nursing is synonymous with good healthcare delivery. The role of Nursing leadership has also altered dramatically. Nurse leaders are required to contribute to overall organizational decision making. This course aims to target the Nurse Managers poised to take over as Nurse Leaders and to give them an insight into the aspects of modern management. The sessions are to be delivered by experts in the field from industry at large and also Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital.
It is a “----- must attend” for the “middle order” Nurse Manager.

Coursework :
The students of nursing management certificate course will apply the skills they've learned to their clinical expertise. Courses in management, problem solving and human resources are incorporated into the curriculum, along with classes covering :

  • Management
  • Planning
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Quality Assurance
  • Budgeting
  • Material Management

The Nursing Management Course is a 48 hours certificate course to be taken over a period of four months.

Certification :
Periodical assessments are a part of the course. The registrants should complete all the internal assessments. The final examination will be held after completion of the course and internal assessments. Certification will be by K C College of Management studies

The Journey :
The Nursing Management course since its inception in the year 2011 has provided a platform for Senior Nurses from hospitals across Mumbai to enrolling in the Nursing Management Certificate Course conducted by the Nursing Department in affiliation with the K C College of Management Studies. Experts from the field of Management impart lectures to our participants. This is a one of a kind course started by any hospital in Mumbai. Experts from the Tata Institute of Social science imparted lectures on Motivation and teambuilding. Sessions are interactive and indulge the participants into the application of management principles into their work routines.

Soft Skill Training :
There is a pressing need for Nurses to get sensitized to soft skills for human interaction. This entails better listening skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills. While being excellent at their technical skills (i.e. medical profession skills) there is a gap in their soft skills. The hospital has regular training sessions on soft skills, called as impression management. It was initially for the senior cadre of Nurses but now the training is for the junior nurses as well.
The outcome is smarter, sharper and more effective nurses. It has helped in better interpersonal skills, communication, confidence and attitude building, teambuilding and motivation.

Professional Training :

Critical Care Training Program for the Nurses

It is a six weeks training program which is designed for nurses with diploma or degree in Nursing with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
The purpose of this course is to develop skills in observation of patients, interpretation of findings, critical thinking and the ability to act independently in taking care of patients. This course focuses on both patient care and technical aspect of intensive care. On the successful completion of this program, Nurses are able to assume responsibility to function as an Intensive Care Unit team member and gain the ability of Critical thinking and act independently in taking care of patients.

Intravenous Access Therapy training with Becton Dickinson (BD)

Nurses are involved wherever infusion therapy is delivered and they have to develop the skill and expertise in delivering high quality care. Training the nurses in Intra Venous (I.V) therapy benefits the patients by lowering the number of venipunctures and fewer infusion related complications.

The nurses of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, in collaboration with Becton & Dickinson India Pvt. Ltd underwent a 10 day intensive training program for I.V therapy. This was first of its kind in the whole of India.

The training program enhanced the competence of Nurses in securing peripheral venous access. They are sensitized to all related them to the possible complications that can occur. The trained teams now act as “trainers” and impart training to other nurses. Nurses at the hospital have benefitted enormously by the training that is imparted. The nurses are confident and this manifests in their patient interaction.

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Training Programme
The nurses & doctors of Dr L H Hiranandani hospital underwent the ACLS program which was conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) in the month of May, June & July 2011. The hospital regularly engages in this training. The focus on patient safety is predominant.

Nursing Journal Club -July 2011 :

The Nursing team in Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital had a journal club in which we discussed on a write-up from the Nursing Economics by Huey-MingTzeng, PhD, RN; Chang-Yi Yin, MA. Posted on 08/11/2008; 26(3):179-187. © 2008 Jannetti Publications, Inc.

The topic being – “Nurses’ Solutions to prevent Inpatient Falls in Hospital Patient rooms”.

An abstract is given below :

The primary root causes of fatal falls as reported by health care organizations involved inadequate staff communication, incomplete orientation and training, incomplete patient assessment and reassessment, environmental issues, incomplete care planning, unavailable or delayed care provision, and an inadequate organizational culture of safety.

Each of these 5 root causes was discussed by the team and various ways & methods to reduce patient fall in the hospital were reviewed by the Executive nurses.