Saveetha College of Nursing conducted a ‘RAJUVENATE PRAXIS’,10th National conference of 'Accessing a world of New Challenges for the Clinical Nurse specialist' at
Saveetha Universy's Thandalam campus, Chennai.
Dr Aruna ,Vice principal, SCON delivered a welcome address. She welcomed the guest of honor and the gathering. Presidential address was given by the chancellor Dr.N.M. Veeraiyan, Saveetha
University and he gave a encouraging speech and wishes for the upgrade of nursing profession. Dr.P.Mangalagowri unveiled the theme Rejuvenate Praxis: Accessing a world of New Challenges for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and briefed about the importance of nurse specialist in the current scenario. The felicitation address was given by Dr.Rajagopal, Vice chancellor Saveetha University and his speech was motivated the nurses to be a independent practitioner. Prof.Dr.Mrs.Ani Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar, TNNMC was the guest of honour and gave a inaugural address and she stressed about all nurse to be alert to become clinical nurse specialist in various areas to
provide independent care to satisfy the needs of the patients. Prof.Kalabharathi.S delivered a vote of thanks.
The first session topic :“Converge to Clinical Nurse Specialist: Metamorphose is the Challenge in Child Health Nursing.” The resource person for the session was Dr.A.Padmaja, Professor cum Vice Principal, SVIMS. Her speech opened the eyes to extend the care in nursing profession. The moderator of this session was Mrs.Mary Minolin, Associate Professor.
The second session topic: “CNS; A New Paradigm in Mental Health Nursing as Essential Resources for Health Care System”. This session was dealt by Dr.K.N.Jayanthi, Lecturer, NIMHANS, Bangalore. She was focused on a new paradigm on evidence based practice and research recommendations to utilize these resources in health care system. The moderator of this session was Mrs.Sujithra, Asst.Prof, Saveetha College of Nursing.
The third session topic: “Stride to promote Nurse Specialist for Primary Care Services. The resource for the session was Dr.Karaline Karunagari, Prof in Rani Meyyammai, College of Nursing, Annamalai University. She emphasized on the opportunities to enact the role of clinical nurse specialist in primary health services. Dr.Sahbanathul Missiriya, Prof and HOD of Community Health Nursing was the moderator of the session.
The fourth session topic: “Lay bare on CNS: A Journey to wake Up”. The speaker of the session was Dr.Maria Therese, Professor, Mother Theresa Post Graduate Research Institute of Health Sciences, Pondicherry. She briefed about the competency and specialty areas in Medical Surgical Nursing to become nurse specialist. The moderator of the session was Ms.Parimala.L, Asst.Prof and HOD of Nursing Foundation, Saveetha College of Nursing.
Scientific Paper presentation and skill station were conducted simultaneously. Totally 5 skill station were there such as ET tube Intubation, Mechanism of labor, Neonatal IM injection, IUD insertion and Arm suturing. Totally there are 27 scientific papers.
The first session topic: “Explore skilled Nurse Midwife: Articulation of competencies. The moderator of this session was Prof.Kalabharathi SCON introduced the speaker Dr.Alamelu Venkataraman, Director, Westfort Academy for higher Education, Kerala. Madam has stressed about the competency skill and scope of specialization in the midwifery area.
The second session topic: “Beseeching for Nurse Specialist: Meet the Demand of the Hospital. The presentation focused on the contribution towards the nurse specialist to meet the demand of the hospital by providing the care with low cost without compromising the quality. The moderator of the session was Mrs.Thenmozhi, Asst.Prof, Saveetha College of Nursing.
The third session topic : “Accentuate specialization; Exhilarate Expedition towards Prospective Age in Nursing”. The resource person for the session was Mrs.Poongulazhli, Principal, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College. Her presentation outlined the specialization for the betterment of quality outcome. The moderator of the session was Mrs.G.Bhuveneshwari, Asst.Prof, Saveetha College of Nursing.
The fourth Session topic: “Utilization of opportunities by articulating the role of Community Health Nurse as Nurse Specialist”. Madam gave a detailed speech about the present obatacles and insisted to face the challenges in the community to become nurse specialist in Community Health Nursing
The total number of delegates attended was 525. Out of 525, 52 were faculty, 33 PG students, 12 UG students and remaining 438 were staff nurses who came from 41 various institutions of both college and hospital.
Valedictory Session was started with welcome address by Mrs.Mahalakshmi.T, Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Nursing. Presidential address was given by Dr.P.Mangala Gowri, Principal and Chairperson of the conference. The report of the conference was read by Dr.S.Aruna, Vice Principal and Organizing Secretary of the conference. Conference feedback was given by Mrs.Tamilselvi, Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Nursing and she reported that the conference was well received by the delegates. Feedback was given by the observer from the Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council Mrs.Girija, Professor. Mrs.Poognuzhali, Principal, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College was the guest of honour and delivered the valedictory address. All delegates were appreciated with the distribution of certificates. Vote of thanks was proposed by Ms.Parimala.L, Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Nursing.