About our Conference
PULSUS takes immense pleasure in inviting all the participants from across the globe to attend “World Congress on Nursing and Health Care” during April 16-17, 2017 at Dubai, UAE. This comprises of proficient keynote presentations, verbal speeches, productive poster presentations and exhibitions providing insights to the importance and efficiency of nursing in Healthcare.
Pulsus Group is an internationally renowned peer-review publisher in scientific, technical, and medical journals established in the year 1984 with offices in Ontario, Canada and Hyderabad, India has acquired Andrew John Publishing and openaccessjournals.com to expand its Open Access Publishing through its 50+ journals in association with 20+ International medical and scientific societies.
Pulsus through its cmesociety.com has been very instrumental to provide an invaluable channel for scientists and researchers to exchange ideas and research by creating a forum for discussing the possibilities of future collaborations between universities, institutions, research bodies and organizations from different countries through international CME/CPD accredited conferences and meetings.
WCN 2018 Conference highlights the theme “Pivotal Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Healthcare”. WCN 2018 is an event intended to provide an exclusive platform for new researchers, scholars, nurses, surgeons, physicians, students and educators to show case their novel ideas and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and key concerns adopted in the field of nursing and health care. The two days of educational program will include keynote presentations, oral presentations, and poster presenters on the advanced techniques as well as papers in all the fields of nursing in health care. WCN 2018 Conference aims to explore advances in nursing practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. WCN 2018 will provide an opportunity for nursing practitioners and educators to exchange research evidence, models of best practice and innovative ideas. It is a platform for nursing students, faculty, deans, researchers, and leaders to collaborate on topics affecting nursing education.
- Take advantage of opportunities to learn insights about Nursing and Health Care from a variety of oral and poster presentations.
- Meet and network with nurses ranging from students to deans, faculty, and researchers.
- Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with nurses from around the world.
- Attend prominent plenary sessions about relevant issues affecting nursing care and the recent techniques adapted in nursing care.
Nursing is defined as the noble profession of protecting, promoting, optimizing the health , preventing illness and injury, facilitating healing, alleviate suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response. Another important component of nursing care is the scope of patient education and coaching. Nurses take care of patients , render clinical practice and work in groups forming the health care team to assist patients in learning how to manage their own health. Their activities includes addressing topics as healthy lifestyle choices, coping with a diagnosis, or understanding warning signs and symptoms of emerging problems with emotional intelligence. The role of the each and every nurse varies depending on the work environmental setting and the type of patients.
Nursing is service to individual, families and to the society. It is based upon arts and science which molds the attitude, intellectual competence, critical thinking ability and evidence based teaching skills of the individual nurse, to help people to meet their health needs in medical direction. Nursing is a social institution where, an organized group of people working together toward a common goal directly concerned with the welfare of the people. Their key responsibilities include
- Prevention of illness
- Promotion of health
- Direct supportive and therapeutic care
- Body-mind-spirit unity
During the course of time, changes have taken place in the field of education, health care, sociocultural aspects, science and technology. There was a need for change in existing systems and beliefs to draw the best and useful aspects from various educational philosophies and one’s one philosophy. With an inherent purpose, internal organization and infinite creativity, achievement of optimum health can be made possible by following the nursing theories in a defined way. Nursing is a crucial component of multidisciplinary healthcare system which reflects the independent, dependent and collaborative positions of the nurse involving respective functions.
Nurse practitioner is a nurse possessing a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. This type of provider can be referred to as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. The NP is allowed to provide a broad range of health care services, which may include midwifery and anesthetist. Their duties include,
- Taking into account of the person's history, performing a physical exam, and ordering laboratory tests and procedures
- Diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases
- Writing prescriptions and coordinating referrals
- Providing education on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles
- Performing certain procedures, such as a bone marrow biopsy or lumbar puncture
Nursing informatics is defined as the speciality that integrates the branches of nursing science, computer science and information science. It helps in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research and the expansion of nursing knowledge. Lot of advancements in information technology has created new roles for nurses emphasizing the need for all nurses to become more knowledgeable about health information concepts and technology that is designed to manage and process information. Nurses with expertise in informatics are often referred to as nursing informaticians.
Cardiovascular nurses take care of people with heart disease and interact with their patients’ families. They keep monitoring and treating acutely ill patients. They also focus on cardiac rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the way of helping patients to make lifestyle changes in order to prevent the worsening of their disease. Most of the cardiovascular clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) work in hospitals. They take care of the critically ill patients and those recovering from cardiac treatments such as bypass, angioplasty or pacemaker surgery. Few Cardiovascular nurses may also work at patient’s home to help them recover. Critical care/ Intensive care nurses also work with children and adults of all ages, although heart disease generally affects older people. They may also work as part of a team under the direction of a cardiologist.
Here is a sampling of some of their daily responsibilities:
- Assessing and treating patients
- Providing postoperative care
- Monitoring stress test evaluations
- Monitoring cardiac and vascular readings
- Educating patients and their families
- Supporting patient lifestyle changes
Adult nursing professionals play leadership role as the primary health care providers. They promote constructive health practices and disease prevention methods which begin in early adulthood and continues throughout the aging process. Adult nurse practitioners are trained in such a way that they apply nursing theory in all their clinical practices. As leaders in the health care environment, adult nursing specialists educate, organize and manage the staff in their teams to respond quickly and efficiently in both routine tasks and emergency situations. An adult nurse practitioner will treat both acute and chronic illness, and can specialize in specific areas, such as diabetes or HIV/AIDS. An adult nurse practitioner usually works within a hospital, but there are opportunities available in the wide areas of health care settings such as adult day health care. As a nurse practitioner, they are responsible for multiple tasks:
- Learning patients’ history
- Comforting and advising your patients and their families
- Conducting patient investigations
- Assisting doctors with tests and diagnosis
- Updating patient records with current information
- Preparing drips and blood transfusions
- Giving and checking medicine and injections
Women’s health nurse practitioners provide comprehensive woman-focused health care, with an emphasis on reproductive and gynecological health. Their work includes health promotion and disease prevention, as well as management of acute and chronic health conditions affecting women. Women’s health nurses work under the direction of a doctor or nurse practitioner to provide a wide range of care to women, including some of the following responsibilities:
- Family planning services
- Well-woman care and disease prevention
- Management of sexually transmitted diseases
- Prenatal and postpartum care
- Care during perimenopause and menopause
- Care for women with cancer, HIV/AIDS and disabilities
- Care for women with substance abuse problems
- Care for women who are suffering from abuse
- Assessment, health education and counseling
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) provide preventative and acute care in all settings to children and adolescents. They perform physical exams, diagnose illness and injury, and provide education and support to patients’ families. Most often they work in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with pediatricians and other health care providers. Neonatal nurse specialists focus and care mainly for the newborn infants. They may take care for healthy infants, provide focused care for premature or ill newborns, or work exclusively with seriously ill newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatal nurses (RNs) and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are intended to work in clinics, community-based settings, hospitals or in intensive care units. They are also responsible for conducting research, and act as consultants in providing education to staff and family members. They will work closely with parents, neonatologists and other nurse specialists to achieve optimal results for tiny patients. This nursing career requires a high level of diligence and teamwork.
Oncology nurses are involved in providing care and supervising cancer patients who are either chronically or critically ill. Oncology nurse practitioners keep monitoring their patients’ physical conditions and prescribe regular medication in order to formulate symptom management strategies. These caring individuals are often bound to suffering and death yet many of them thrive because of the deep and ongoing relationships they develop with their patients. Mostly oncology nurses work in specialty hospitals. Few nurses’ work in medical offices, ambulatory care centers or provide home health care. Since cancer can happen to virtually anyone, oncology nurses work with children and adults of all ages. They work as part of a team with other cancer care providers and support staff. Their daily activities include the following tasks:
- Caring for patients diagnosed with cancer
- Offering education and support to patients’ families
- Administering chemotherapy
- Managing chemotherapy side effects
- Assessing ongoing needs and educational deficits
Public health nurses tend to devote themselves to the health and well-being of the communities they serve. They educate them in beneficial health practices and disease prevention. They also identify common health problems in the community while treating patients, in order to create intervention plans to prevent the health problems and safety issues they discover. Promoting prevention over treatment is the main motto of a Public health nurse. By correcting poor health practices and maintaining a safe home or work environment risks to patients’ health can be reduced. The grail of a public health nursing is to educate patients through community-based intervention programs to identify and correct multiple health issues:
- Improper diet
- Infectious and sexually transmitted diseases
- Social violence
- Substance abuse
- Teen pregnancy
Geriatric nurses care is mainly for the elderly patients who are prone to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and respiratory disorders by focusing on the development and implementation of treatment plans. They are often involved in educating and counseling the families of these elderly patients. Geriatric nurses’ generally work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community health centers by providing complete care, compassion and friendship to their patients. In-home treatment to patients who are in need of regular medical assistance are taken care by these Geriatric nurses. They are also likely to encounter patients with diminishing mental capacities who lose their ability to make independent decisions about their health. Typical responsibilities of a geriatric nurse includes
- Assisting physicians during examinations and procedures
- Performing patient medical tests in-home or in a medical office
- Establishing a patient care plan and setting health goals
- Administering medications to patients based on a care plan
- Teaching family members about a patient’s condition and how to promote self-care skills
An occupational health nurse specializes in the promotion of health and safety practices in the work place by bringing their health care expertise and business knowledge to a wide range of work environments, occupational health nurses deliver health and safety programs and services to prevent illness, injury and environmental hazards inside organizations. Occupational health nurses perform a wide range of job duties right from workplace hazard detection till case management. Typical activities for occupational health nurse jobs include mentoring and training co-workers, counseling employees on health and wellness, designing disease-prevention programs in order to ensure compliance with government regulations for workplace safety. With respect to career opportunities, occupational health nursing promises diverse roles such as clinicians, educators, corporate directors and consultants.
Forming the main backbone of the surgical team, the surgical nurses are trained to be experts in peri and post- operative care procedures. They work in dynamic and challenging environments with key roles in life saving surgical procedures and surrounding care. Sometimes even called as Surgical or an Operating Room Nurse, they will be responsible for educating patients on procedures prior to surgery, adjusting treatment plans, and teaching patients about post-operative self-care. Doctors usually rely on these dedicated professionals who touch countless lives and bring about positive developments by enhancing improvements in the health and welfare of patients and their families. Though it may sound stressful at times, it is ultimately rewarding.
Parish nursing is the integration of the practice of nursing with the beliefs of a religious community. A parish nurse is a registered nurse specialist who encourages physical and spiritual health and wholeness by developing and conducting programs within faith communities. Their main focus is on wellness and disease prevention thereby enabling health promotion. Responsibilities may include:
- Health education and teaching
- Personal health counseling for faith community members
- Coordinating with community health resources and acting as a church liaison
- Training and coordinating volunteers in support services
- Organizing health support groups
- Assessing congregational and community health needs
- Responding to health-related issues such as substance abuse, addictions and violence within congregational families or the surrounding community
Transitional care refers to the coordinative continuity of health care of the patients when he is moved on from one healthcare setting to another. This is also called as care transition. This transition is made when health care practitioners and settings due to some unavoidable situations in their condition and care needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness. Older adults who suffer from a variety of health conditions often need health care services in different settings to meet their many needs. For young people the focus is on moving successfully from child to adult health services.
Psychiatric and mental health nurses’ work with individuals and families who have psychiatric problems and mental disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis or dementia. In this role they will perform the following tasks:
- Assess mental health needs
- Develop nursing care plans
- Help patients regain or improve their coping abilities
- Manage the therapeutic environment
- Assist patients with self-care activities
- Administer and monitor treatment regimens
- Crisis intervention and counseling
As the healthcare system recognizes that patient education is crucial to recovery and reduces costly readmissions to hospitals, the role of nurses continues to expand. Nurses are now responsible for following up with patients to provide greater resources to those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. By working with the patients to monitor their conditions, nurses play a role well beyond the hospital. Care coordination fits well with many nurses’ interest in bedside care and their focus on the whole patient rather than an episodic problem. The increase in nurses seeking higher education is partly due to a report released in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health.” The report recommended that nurses should practice at the top of license, achieve higher levels of education, and act as full partners with physicians. The same report also set a goal for 80 percent of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by 2020. The leadership and research skills BSN degrees bring improve professional development for nurses. In the fall of 2014, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) published a survey that showed enrollment in RN to BSN programs increased 10.4 percent, marking 12 years of growth. These are exciting times for nurses. As more clinical nurses and nursing leaders participate in designing the future of healthcare, the role of nurses will only increase.
It holds in the full spectrum of advances and clinical applications of telemedicine and management of electronic health records, by using telecommunications and information technologies. Special emphasis on the outcome and impact of telemedicine on the quality, cost effectiveness, and access to healthcare is administered. It offers timely coverage of the advances in technology that offer practitioners, medical centers, and hospitals new and innovative options for managing patient care, electronic records, and medical billing. It has coverage over clinical telemedicine practice, technical advances, medical connectivity, enabling technologies, education, health policy and regulation, etc.
Continuing nursing education is considered as nursing education attained after basic RN or EN training. Conversion degree studies and specialty programmes are also regarded as CNE since they are undertaken after the basic qualification. CNE is basically a professional responsibility. Every nurse is personally responsible for upkeeping professional practice. It is also in line with the world trend for professional quality and perhaps re-licensing purpose, apart from its contribution to personal growth and career development.
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