Kolkata, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

Evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing care that opposes rule of thumb and other traditional practices are among the new guidelines that define new standards for National Accreditation for Nursing Excellence (NANE), stated Ms Abanti Gopan, Nursing Consultant, Tata Medical Centre, in her keynote address at a symposium-cum-workshop on the subject held here at Command Hospital (Eastern Command) today.

The two-day event is towards continuity of nursing education for nursing students and current practitioners. The interactive knowledge enhancement programme is being conducted by the Military College of Nursing, Kolkata under the aegis of CH (EC). Nearly 50 delegates from army and civil hospitals are attending the programme.

Earlier, addressing the delegates, Hospital Commandant, Maj Gen Deepak Kalra who was also the chief guest at the event reminded them that for healthcare professionals who aspire to provide the best possible healthcare to their clients, EBP formed an essential tool.

He stated that there were many interventions that have resulted in positive outcomes for patients. There are also some that are not being implemented in clinical practice due to lack of awareness among healthcare workers.

EBP aims to eliminate unsound risky practice, favour practice with better outcomes and to develop new guidelines for best practice following rigorous repeated data gathering.

Among others present included Brig A Bhargava, Deputy Commandant, Brig Elizabeth John, Brig (MNS), Brig Louise Dahal, Principal Matron and senior doctors of the hospital.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)