By Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui:
Muscat, 7 May 2018: The Grand Mall in Muscat – the beautiful capital city of the Sultanate of Oman came alive with the post trauma care event – ‘Power of Change’ showcased by the post graduate nursing students from Adult Critical Care Nursing Programme (ACCNP) of Oman Specialised Nursing Institute (OSNI).
The aims of the event were to provide the care for therapeutic patient at home representing the four sections: — Care of fractures, emotional rehabilitation, brain and spinal injuries and home preparation. Preventing injuries due to road traffic accidents or other injuries occurring should be the main goal to be pursued. But the reality is that this situation continues to occur. Society, therefore, has to be prepared to assist in providing the necessary post trauma care to the individual after being discharged from hospital after receiving treatment required.
Dr. Abdul Malek Al Kharousi, Director General, Royal Oman Police Medical Services, was the chief guest. He observed that the topic presented is regarding post traumatic stress, symptoms, consequences and how to manage and encourage the people to recognize it before it gets too late to be treated. He considered this to be an important topic to the public to be informed about.
The post graduate students of OSNI presented their project focused on post trauma care as part of their specialty studies’ requirement. Suhaila Al Ruqaishi, a post graduate student from ACCNP said that the post trauma care event is held to explain to the public about the injuries that could result from different traumas and the consequences. Harith Al Harthi, who is also a post graduate student from ACCNP, said thus: ‘We are focused about the skills of managing fractures – spinal and brain injury and how the people can manage their own injury in order to resume their own lives and also about the home needs of the people.’
Sreedevi, ACCNP faculty pointed out that patients get a lot of care in hospital but when they go home they are neglected. They develop a lot of complications. She hoped that the event will bring awareness in the community about how to care for the patients.
The post trauma event included other activities like a short video about the people who had post trauma conditions, previous history and physiotherapy support. The aim of the event is to improve the quality of life and the best possible recovery and reintegration into society.
There was a kids zone too where the little children engaged in bringing out their drawing and painting talent while their parents were busy going round the stalls to comprehend the importance of post trauma care. The impressive event was showcased by the post graduate students, who were guided by Samir Al Nasseri, Head, ACCNP and his team. The grand event at the Grand Mall was the culmination of constant inspiration and supervision by the Dean OSNI, Dr. Manal Al Zadjali. The event attracted huge crowds.