Pune, 10th December 2019:Experts from various fields of intensive medical care came together for a two-day day course designed for staff nurses in the field of critical care medicine. Organised on the 9th and 10th of December, 2019 at Ruby Hall Clinic’s Tehmi Grant Institute Nursing Education (TGINE) this programme aims to develop the expertise and skills of critical care nurses helping them provide high quality patient care and become clinical leaders. The content of the course has been decided and handed over by BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care) – a collaboration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong making it Pune’s first such initiative.
This two-day course is endorsed by the Asian Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine, College of Intensive Care Medicine —- Australia and New Zealand, European Society of Intensive Care medicine, International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine Society. The opening ceremony saw the presence of Dr. Kishor Pujari, COO, Ruby Hall Clinic; Dr. Sanjay Pathare, Medical Director, Ruby Hall Clinic; Dr. Prachee Sathe, Director — Intensive Care Unit, Ruby Hall Clinic; Dr. Kapil Zirpe, Director — Neuro Trauma ICU, Ruby Hall Clinic and Lt. Col. Cissy Cruze, Director — Nursing Services, Ruby Hall Clinic.
The course is designed specifically for a small group of 30 nurses to ensure that each and every participant receives personal attention into the nuances of critical care medicine. Nurses from various hospitals across the city attended this feast of knowledge.“Intensive care nurses deliver complex care to critically ill patients, such as those experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunction due to serious illness or injury. As intensive care nurses, attendees will learn to work across complex environments that often demand rapid, sophisticated and challenging decisions as they help patients and their families understand their illness and deliver high quality care. The perfect blend of theory and practical knowledge will help nurses take informed decisions,” emphasised Lt. Col. Cissy Cruze, Director — Nursing Services, Ruby Hall Clinic
Dr. Prachee Sathe, Director — Intensive Care Unit, Ruby Hall Clinic commented, “ Critical care nurses need specialised skills and knowledge and are known to be vigilant thus protecting patients from serious complications. They truly are the backbone of the ICU and are instrumental in the upkeep of quality care.”Dr. Kapil Zirpe, Director — Neuro Trauma ICU, Ruby Hall Clinic added, “At any hospital, the patient is at the centre of care. ICU nurses work quickly, efficiently, independently, and meticulously. They care for the most fragile of patients who hang on to life by a thread and this is why such courses are of immense importance.”
Dr. Sanjay Pathare, Medical Director, Ruby Hall Clinic said, “In recent times, technological advances have expanded the scope of practice of critical care practitioners. First-of-its-kind courses such as these not only help nurses expand their knowledge about the field of critical care medicine, but also hone their strengths while upgrading them with the latest skills.” Dr. Kishor Pujari, COO, Ruby Hall Clinic concluded, “In 1994, Ruby Hall Clinic had 45 ICU beds, today 25 years later, we have 165 critical care beds. It goes to show how much the field has grown and with it the nursing prowess needed to address this demand.”