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  • Thursday, June, 2024| Today's Market | Current Time: 07:03:33
  •  Mumbai : The Department of Nursing at S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim – A Fortis Associate, has successfully concluded its inaugural certificate course in Wound Care Nursing, training 18 inhouse nurses. The course was designed and launched last year during Nurses Week Celebration 2023, in collaboration with SNDT Women’s University. This program has helped equip nurses with specialized knowledge and advance practices essential for effective wound care management.

    Prevention has always been more crucial than cure in managing medical issues, and this is particularly true for simple as well as complex wounds. Specialized knowledge in wound assessment and management is essential for preventive care. Any delay in treatment can heighten the risk of complications for diabetic patients. This curated workshop addressed various aspects of wound management, equipping nurses with the necessary knowledge and techniques for effective wound care. Additionally, it emphasized the importance of effective communication with the multidisciplinary healthcare team and patients, to achieve optimal outcomes.

    The curriculum included crucial elements such as the principles of wound assessment & documentation, identification & classification of wound types, and management of chronic wounds, including debridement techniques and infection control. It also covered the application of advanced treatment methods, such as negative pressure wound therapy and bioengineered skin substitutes. There was also a strong focus on selecting appropriate dressings, based on the specific needs of the patient, and the characteristics of their wounds.

    Ms. Durga Vaidya, Chief of Nursing, S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim – A Fortis Associate said, “The aim of this course was to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills required to provide exemplary wound care to patients. Healing of wounds, both simple and complex, is a multipart physiological process. The aim is to restore function to the skin and tissues that have been injured. Certified wound care nurses assess, treat, and create care plans for patients with complex wounds and other care requirements. They act as educators and consultants to staff nurses, and other healthcare professionals, to help them handle wounds in a systematic and scientific manner.”

    Dr Kunal Punamiya, CEO, S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim – A Fortis Associate said, “We are thrilled to introduce our new nursing program, which signifies our commitment to excellence in healthcare education. This course will differently address the need of the time and help in building a force of trained nurses for dealing with diabetic wounds. The course follows the principle of holistic treatment approach by keeping a track of sugar levels, offloading, strict infection control practices, right dressing choices, debridement of devitalized tissues & most importantly patient education. These principles are integral to this Certificate Course in Wound Care Nursing, enabling faster healing to the patient. “

    In the next phase, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim will offer this course to nurses across Mumbai and the surrounding areas. Nurses can register for the program using the contact details provided below, to enhance their skills in Wound care management:

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