With Motto ‘Search, Share & Care’ Fr Muller College of Nursing hosts ‘Natl Conf on ‘Simulation in Nursing’

With Motto ‘Search, Share & Care’ Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru and Father Muller Simulation & Skill Centre, Mangaluru hosts ‘National Conference on ‘Simulation in Nursing’- ‘NURSIMCON INDIA 2019’on 24 and 25 May 2019 at FMCI Decennial Hall.

Mangaluru: No doubt Nursing at Father Muller College of Nursing (FMCON)is reaching greater heights in earning name and fame, not only in patient care but also in the advanced nursing field, by organizing seminars, workshops and training in the latest and advanced technology in nursing. And for that matter, Father Muller College of Nursing in association with Father Muller Simulation and Skill Centre is hosting a pioneering National Conference on Nursing Simulation, “NURSIMCON INDIA 2019” on 24th and 25th May 2019 at Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Mangaluru. This Conference aims to enhance the impact of simulation training in managing clinical emergencies, more hands-on skill training and in-depth information about how to train using simulation methodology.

Following a prayer song invoking God’s blessings by the B Sc Nursing students, the welcome address was delivered by Sr Jacintha D’souza-Principal of FMCON. The Conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr Alexander Thomas, President, AHPI& ANBAI, and also Chairperson of Health Care Sector Skill Council, Karnataka, along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho- Director of FMCI; Sr Jacintha D’souza, Dr J P Alva- Dean of FMMC; and Dr Rithesh D’Cunha- Conference organizing secretary.

In his inaugural address, chief guest Dr Alexander Thomas lauding the management and the entire simulation team for hosting this Conference which is an important need of the hour in health care sector, spoke on the importance of empowerment of the nurses and reinforced the audience to be empowered through their communication, quality patient care, competence in knowledge and practice. He further said, “Simulation in Nursing has a great reputation in the country. Apart from that, communication is very important; Nurses should learn about quality and safety; be thorough with legal systems; need to recognize icons; know about finance, learn about new technology; promote good environment; engage with management and policy-making; Even though the nursing facility is not so advanced like Western countries, we need to learn more through conferences, seminars and training”.

Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions who presided over the program in his presidential address said,”We are proud to say that the Simulation and Skills Centre launched at FMMCH six years spending few crores has reached greater heights today, and we have been complimented and praised because of this centre. This centre has 30 full-fledged faculty members, who are doing their best. This centre is helping health care in an effective way. Even though the nurses are the backbone of health care, but sometimes the backbone breaks, and this is where problems arise”.

“So in order to rectify the problems, nurses should inform the management quickly so that the issues are solved quickly, before they are publicized, bringing negative impact on the hospital. Many times due to lack of knowledge and experience, nurses make mistakes, which others also make. But quick decision and action can rectify problems soon. Nursing faculty should make much use of this conference, where you can learn a lot about the advancement of simulation in nursing. Nurses should also be fluent or try to learn other languages, apart from their mother tongue?. Conferences like these will benefit in increasing your qualities and drawbacks. Usually dreams come true at night, but for Sr Jacintha, the dream came true during daylight, when she met Dr Lulu Sherif, the Academic in charge of Fr Muller Simulation Centre, and discussed about this conference, which became a dream come true/reality” added Fr Coelho.

The resource persons of the conference were felicitated on the occasion, followed by a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Rithesh D’cunha. The inaugural programme was compered by Ms Priya Pereira and Ms Benita David, both faculty at FMCON. Marketing Partner for the Conference was tech4hc. Fr Ajith Menezes, Fr Rudolph Ravi D’sa and Fr Nelson Pais, Dr Sanjeev Rai, Sr Janet D’souza, among others from the administration also graced the occasion. The program was well attended by eminent academicians, resource faculty and delegates over 200 from different states of the country, namely Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. The Conference was meticulously planned and executed under the eminent leadership of Dr Lulu Sherif, Academic In charge, Father Muller Simulation and Skill Centre.

During the two day conference- “Learning from Simulation Educators through Shared Experiences”; “Learning from Experts to Promote Safety”; “Learning Competency Based education from Health Educators”; “Learning from Clinicians to Enhance Nursing Competencies”; “Learning through Workshops” , through various topics by experienced resource persons will be held.

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