Blood transfusion is a complex procedure inter-linking many multidisciplinary health care team members.
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, whereas an error in transfusion can be fatal. Transfusion error, where the patient receiving the incorrect blood component, remains the largest risk related to blood transfusions. Nurses, who are responsible for the bedside check before transfusion, have the final opportunity to prevent mis-match transfusions. An understanding and knowledge of the transfusion reactions, symptoms and its management is essential to safely perform blood transfusions.
This systematic online interactive course helps to improve the knowledge of the health professionals regarding blood transfusion so that they can perform safe transfusion and maintain good quality care.
Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease. It can happen to anybody. Type 1 diabetes is commonly found with children and young adults, whereas Type 2 diabetes is more commonly found within the age group of 40 to 59 years.
Diabetes increases the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. As diabetes and associated conditions continue to increase the burden of care on the healthcare system, there has been a push towards patient education and self-management strategies.
The core intention of the course is to provide specific knowledge on diabetes needed for provision of quality care to persons with diabetes and support their families or carers.
The online course on infection control –basic has been designed to familiarize the health care professionals about basic concepts of infection control and the importance of such practices in health care delivery .This course will also give insight into universal precautions to ensure health care safety of human beings.
It is essential for the nurses and other health professionals to be updated with the infection control practices in order to provide the client with high quality nursing care.
Intravenous cannulation is the second most invasive procedure for patients in hospital.
Use of peripheral venous cannula is common, but infection can occur and prove fatal, if care is not taken to monitor the site.
This course on intravenous cannulation is designed to theoretically prepare the nurses to perform intravenous cannulation .The course provides an understanding of various aspects of intravenous cannulation and management of complications to maintain quality practice in the workplace.
Pain is a major symptom in many medical and surgical conditions and can affect a person's quality of life. Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. Pain is not exclusively physical; it also includes spiritual, emotional and psychosocial dimensions. The goal of pain management is to address these different aspects of pain with maximum pain relief and minimal side effects, while enhancing the quality of life.
Health care providers should challenge themselves to perform a comprehensive assessment, select appropriate interventions and monitor the patient`s progress to the management.
This course provides assistance to health care professionals to provide better management of pain.