Nursing at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute - Transforming health care in every direction.
Nursing, as an integral part of the health care system, Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Achieved ‘Nursing Excellence Certification’ (NABH) in June, 2020.
Our Nursing Department is believed to provide….
The highest quality of patient care, build upon continuous improvement as well as evidence-based practices, technologically precise, utmost compassionately and spiritually delivered through the advancement of nursing practice
We envision delivering compassionate and quality health care through excellence in nursing practices, we shall achieve this by continuous training and empowering Nurses to ensure patient is safe and comfortable.
By serving in Devotion, we will deliver everyone quality Nursing care through evidence based practice with true concern for Body, Mind and Soul.
- Compassionate Care
- Humility & Appreciation
4. Commitment to Excellence
Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute, nurses are equal partners in providing patient care and exemplify the hospital’s commitment to outstanding medical care.
Nursing Department function is based on shared decision making model, building upon a spiritual culture, competent and compassionate patient care. This empowerment, education nurtures patient and their families.
- The Nursing Services of Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute is responsible to provide Comprehensive, Skilled and Individualized nursing care in a spiritually charged atmosphere.
- It caters to the need of all sections of society irrespective of discrimination to their caste, creed, religion, sex, etc. based on Quality Policy of the hospital.
- The spiritual needs of the patient are well catered to by trained and qualified professional nurse, who along with professional nursing renders spiritual nursing by imparting knowledge based on spirituality and needs which make the patient feel cared for.
- To provide individualized plan of care and nursing care plan as per the need of the patient.
- To ensure handing and taking over by the nurses shift wise to be documented.
- To provide the necessary nursing care to the patients.
- To administer the medication and treatment prescribed by the physician.
- To assess the patients by completing various assessment from admission till discharge.
- To teach self-care and counsel on health matters.
- To supervise or guide the patient in rehabilitative activities related to daily living.
- To make the patient and his relative understand the importance of restoration and promotion of health and prevention of disease.
- To provide spiritual care to the patients based on their needs and practices.
- To impart health education to the patients.
- To promote good human relations and co-operation with other departments.
Scope of Services:
The scope of nursing services is to provide comprehensive, compassionate and spiritual care to the patients. It covers all inpatients as well as outpatients receiving treatment in the hospital.
We have Specialist nurses roles in nursing work which work in. . .
Infection Control Nurse:
Enhances and maintains standards of infection control. She works as a member of the Infection Control Committee; carries out reporting of Communicable Diseases department; does the recording and follow-up of needle stick injury; contributes towards regularly updating of new infection control practices. She conducts "Spot Surveillance" for waste disposal, Antibiotic prophylaxis. She is also responsible for setting/updating and implementing nursing protocols for disinfection, isolation, practice of invasive procedures and establishing/ maintaining asepsis when/where needed
Critical Care Nurse make sure all critically ill patients get optimal care for their illnesses and injuries. To do that, they use their specialized skills as well as their in-depth knowledge of the human body and the latest technology in the field.
Central venous access devices (CVADs) are devices used to gain access to the central circulation. CVADs are used widely in the cancer setting for patients requiring long term treatment limiting the number of venepunctures and protecting the peripheral vasculature and continuous infusion of chemotherapy providing a secure method for drug delivery
Palliative care nurse typically practice in the homes of terminally ill persons and their family caregivers; and living in a variety of long-term care settings
The Oncology Certified Nurse has achieved the specialized requirements to obtain credentialing in a specific field of nursing. This specialized healthcare professional is frequently employed to fulfill the role of providing patient care to cancer patients, as well as serve in educational and administrative positions.
Infusion Nurses give patients medication and fluids via IV injection. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential drug complications
Spiritual needs and psychosocial needs are much less tangible than physical needs, because they are often abstract, complex and more difficult to measure. These more intangible needs have frequently been given a much lower priority than needs which are more obvious and more easily measurable. It has been identified by Spiritual Care Nurse and provides spiritual care.
The Home Care Nurse visits and provides care to patients at home. She coordinates for appointment for home care services; visits the patient and provides home care service; provides necessary guidance, health education, counseling and psychological support to patient and relatives whenever required.
Role of the Emergency Medical Services Nurse is to provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the presenting conditions, or arranging for timely removal of the patients to the next point of definitive care. This is most likely an emergency department at a hospital.
The role of the diabetic educator in clinical practice and in hospital teams is a new approach to improving the quality of patient education. This education provides proof that better education of the diabetic patient does provide improvement in patient self-care through a better understanding of his illness.
Staff Development and Key Activities
Training with all aspects are important initiatives for delivering of quality care to all patients. The staff development department has a team of qualified nurses to train the staff to achieve the goal.
To meet the learning needs of registered nurses Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute conducts Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) program. CNE enables professional growth of nurses and aids to inculcate good nursing practices for safe, evidence-based, high-quality care of patients. Specialist nurses are invited to speak on various topics and empower the participants with knowledge of latest modern healthcare developments in nursing practice. The first CNE to be awarded credit points by the Maharashtra Nursing Council (MNC) was conducted by Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute in association with Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Mumbai City Branch on December 1, 2016. MNC credit points are awarded and certificates are presented to all the participants on successful completion of the CNE. Bhaktivedanta Hospital conducted in-house CNE for in-house staffs on regular basis.?
NEDP-National Diabetes Educator Program has been ongoing since 7 years and Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute conducted since 2016 under the auspices of the Indian Association of Diabetes Educators (IADE) and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Education Academy (DMDEA), a unit of Dr. Mohan’s Specialties Centre, and is promoted by USV. It has been developed with the objective of creating Diabetic Educators. A diabetic Educator is a healthcare professional who is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition.
Nursing staff education is carried out throughout the year by in-service and continuing education programs such as…
a. IV Infusion Nurses Training,
b. Orientation and Induction(5days) programme for newly join staff
c. National Diabetes Educator Program.
The Hospital offers opportunities for nurses to learn thrive and excel in today's dynamic healthcare environment.
- Neonatal Resuscitation Programme conducted in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
- CNE in collaboration with TNAI.
- Nursing Research
Activities of the Association
1. Conducting Neonatal Resuscitation Programme
2. Conducting of yearly workshops.
3. Nurses Day
4. Hospital Infection Control week
5. Breast Feeding Week
6. Nursing Induction Programme crash and quarterly
Diabetic Educator Course
During COVID-19 (2020) pandemic, health-care utilization rate and medical services decreased significantly which resulted in significant loss of revenue and increased use of resources specially PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The immediate shutdown of elective surgeries, dramatic decreases in patient volume and the various measures taken to prepare for a potential surge in hospitalization has created immediate and long-term financial impacts on the system. Our hospital and laboratory, which are already facing multiple challenges, will witness an acute crisis due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, which has resulted in occupancy levels to fall to a mere 10-20% by April vis-a-vis pre-COVID occupancy levels of 60%–65%. Hence, to conclude, SARS COVID-19 pandemic brought about not only relatively discernable economic losses but also observable damage to healthcare organization, and this has resulted in a lower healthcare utilization rate.
We are at the epicenter of this unprecedented global pandemic challenge, and risen to the occasion, by offering to the government all the support it needs, be it testing support, preparing COVID and isolation beds for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients, or deploying equipment and staffs are identified for COVID area.
Nursing is the heart of healthcare. Nurses are at the frontline be it any kind of emergency. They work close with patients in the process of providing holistic nursing care. But the last few weeks have been gruelling on physical, psychological and social levels for nurses across the globe. Disruption in the daily work routine, active changes in the protocols and directives have forced us to make inevitable lifestyle changes. Knowing the risks of contracting the infection from the patients, we bravely stepped up to meet the demands of both the patients and the institution, and diligently carried out our myriad responsibilities. Though we had an overview about this unseen enemy the SARS CoV-2, and focussed with a mission of ?ghting against it, our fear and anxiety sky rocketed every day as news of medical worker fatalities kept pouring in.