By Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui:
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 28th June 2018 : The Higher Institute of Health Specialties (HIHS), Ministry of Health (MoH) hosted the first Scientific Event – Critical Care and Emergency Nursing: Issues and Updates on Patient Safety and Quality Care in Muscat on Thursday.
Khadija Al Busafi, member of the organizing committee gave an introduction of the symposium followed by the the recitation of the Holy Quran. Muna Ramadhan BaitSaad, chairperson of the organizing committee welcomed the gathering. Richard Loresco and Jo-Ann Tubo, members of the organizing committee presented a video montage of the collaboarative programs’ planning. The Guest of Honour Hamood bin Mohammed Al Kharousi, Director General, Directorate General of Human Resources Development, MoH, awarded tokens of appreciation along with Dr. Manal bint Abdul Majeed Al Zadjali, Dean, Higher Institute of Health Sciences.
The first session of the scientific event was moderated by Samir Al Nasseri, Head, Adult Critical Care Programme. Dr. Nasser Al Salmani, Director of Accreditation and Standards Development, Quality Assurance Centre, MoH, HQ, presented an insightful paper on promoting patient safety and quality care in critical care area. He elaborated on the quality dimensions. He disclosed about the work undertaken at the Oman National Accreditation System for Healthcare (ONASH).
Lean management in critical care units was the subject of Ward In-charge, PICU, Royal Hospital, Muna Zahir Al Shaqsi’s paper. Said Humaid Al Harthy, Head, Emergency Nursing Program (ENP), HIHS, spoke eloquently about the safety in emergency care and related updates in his paper.
Muna Juma Al Mashaikhi was the moderator of the second session. Tahira Al Zadjali, Cardiology Clinical Educator, NHC, spoke about handling equipment in critical care unit to enhance patient’s safety. Hamed Al Hamdy from ENP enlightened about enhancing utilization of simulation strategy to improve patient safety and quality care. Deboarah Samuel from IPCP spoke about understanding ventilator associated pneumonia and role of bundles. Jo-Ann Tubo, member, organizing committee gave the closing remarks, which was followed by distribution of certificates.
The scientific event was a category1 accredited program. It was a collaborative effort from the CCNPNP, IPCP, ACCNP and ENP of HIHS. It was attended by a large gathering of stakeholders from nursing and related specialties.