KARACHI: The Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) is initiating a continuing medical education (CME) program for staff nurses and senior staff nurses to create awareness among them about various diseases through expert lectures.
A senior nursing staff member said newly posted Chief Nursing Superintendent, Civil Hospital Karachi Rubina John has decided to start continuing medical education (CME) program for staff nurses and senior medical nurses. She said awareness session will be held after every 15 days at School of Nursing CHK, where senior doctors will deliver key notes about how to prevent them from various infectious and other dangerous diseases during duties in healthcare centers.
She said many nurses contract various diseases while performing duties in public sector hospitals in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. She said if the awareness sessions can be held on regular basis then we will able to reduce the number of such cases in near future.
She said some time syringe needles prick nurses’ hands while administration injection to patients which increase the risk of contracting various diseases. She informed risk of contracting diseases increase in medical staff who work in intensive care units and other sensitive wards.
She said keeping in view administration of School of Nursing Civil Hospital Karachi has decided to introduce continuing medical education first time in hospital. She said awareness lecture will starts from next week. She said 10 to 15 nurses will attend the awareness lecture in initial phases and then they will transform their experiences to juniors.
Chief Nursing Superintendent, Civil Hospital Karachi, Rubina John, was not available for comment.
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