Mangaluru, Mar 26: Hospital Infection Control Department and Becton Dickinson India Ltd organised IV infusion nurses’ certification programme and guest lecture by Darryl Harper on concerns and challenges in IV infusion on March 21.
Fr Richard Coelho, director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions and the president of the programme, Darryl Harper, global marketing manager, Becton Dickinson, USA and the chief guest of the programme, Jyothi Supriya K, infection control consultant, BD India Ltd, Sr Janet D’Souza, chief nursing officer, Father Muller Medical College Hospital and Sabitha Pinto, hospital infection control nurse were the dignitaries on the dais.
The programme started with the prayer song. Sabitha Pinto welcomed the gathering followed by customary lamp lighting ceremony by the dignitaries. Darryl Harper briefed about current concerns and challenges faced by the nursing personnel in IV infusion therapy in his chief guest message. Certificates were distributed to the 49 IV Champions who completed the training and the task given. Among 49 IV champions, Gracy D’Souza and Sr Shanthi Theresa D’Souza were selected and appreciated for their excellent performance in completion of given task.
Benedicta Joyce Rebello and Harish B K, the certified IV champions shared their experience from being a trainee to a trainer. Fr Richard Coelho in his presidential address congratulated the IV champions and motivated them to train the other nurses on the same skills and improve the quality of patient care. Anitha Roshini D’Souza, Hospital Infection Control Nurse rendered the vote of thanks.
The certification program ended with Institutional Anthem. The guest lecture by Darryl Harper on concerns and challenges in IV infusion started at 4 pm. Darryl Harper has three decades of rich experience in IV infusion therapy training. By conducting practical session he motivated the audience to adopt best practices in IV Infusion and to reduce the rate of IV related complications.