Overview

Nursing at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute - Transforming health care in every direction.


Nursing is an integral part of the health care system. Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.


 


Our Nursing Department is believed to provide….



  • The highest quality of patient care, build upon continuous improvement as well as evidence-based practices, technologically precise, utmost compassionately and spiritually delivered through the advancement of nursing practice.

  • There are over 203 nurses at BhaktiVedanta Hospital providing specialized care for patients in their time of greatest need: from premature newborns to trauma and critical care, musculoskeletal, oncology, psychiatry, dementia, cardiac and stroke patients.

  • The nursing environment includes Inpatient Departments of Medical and Surgical Wards, Gyneac and Obstetric, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Operation Theatre, Cathlab, Emergency Dept, Opthal Community Dept, Palliative Dept., Oncology Dept, Home Care Dept. and various Diagnostic services.


Our Values: Extraordinary Compassion, Courage, Integrity, Spirituality in every situation!


Our Mission: Patients good health is our greatest achievement and a true devotion to healing


Our Vision: The highest quality of patient care provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered through the advancement of nursing practice.


 


Our philosophy is….  



  • We believe that our Nurses have the primary responsibility of providing personalized, specialized and safe care to our patients.



  • Define nursing as a scientific discipline that takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of potential and actual responses to illness with a goal of lessening the effects of illness, promoting comfort and healing and assisting patients to achieve an optimal level of self care;



  • Transformed the delivery of nursing care in order to meet increasing demands in healthcare.



  • Strengthen our practice through a commitment to innovation and nursing research;

  • Accept professional accountability to patients, families and the community;

  • Recognize the uniqueness of each person, and respect, protect and advocate for the individual's right to self-determination, self-expression, confidentiality and dignity;

  • Believe that we best serve through collaboration with other health-care professionals who join with us in treating and advocating for those who need our nursing care;

  • Believe that the relationships we build have an inherent capacity to promote health, healing and wholeness;

  • Commit ourselves to support, acknowledge and nurture one another, thereby creating an environment of mutual respect and caring.


 


Commitment to Excellence:



  • Our nurses are equal partners in providing patient care and exemplify the hospital’s commitment to outstanding medical care.

  • Nursing Department function is based on shared decision making model, building upon a spiritual culture, competent and compassionate patient care. This empowerment, education nurtures patient and their families.

Services

Scope of Services:


The scope of nursing services is to provide comprehensive, compassionate and spiritual care to the patients. It covers all inpatients as well as outpatients receiving treatment in the hospital.



  • Nursing Administration

  • Staff Development

  • Infection Control

  • In-Patient Areas

  • Empowerment


Specialist nurses:



  • Infection Control Nurse: Enhances and maintains standards of infection control. She works as a member of the Infection Control Committee; carries out reporting of Communicable Diseases department; does the recording and follow-up of needle stick injury; contributes towards regularly updating of new infection control practices. She conducts "Spot Surveillance" for waste disposal, Antibiotic prophylaxis. She is also responsible for setting/updating and implementing nursing protocols for disinfection, isolation, practice of invasive procedures and establishing/ maintaining asepsis when/where needed

  • Critical Care Nurse: Critical Care Nurse make sure all critically ill patients get optimal care for their illnesses and injuries. To do that, they use their specialized skills as well as their in-depth knowledge of the human body and the latest technology in the field.

  • Central Venous Access Nurse: Central venous access devices (CVADs) are devices used to gain access to the central circulation. CVADs are used widely in the cancer setting for patients requiring long term treatment limiting the number of venipunctures and protecting the peripheral vasculature and continuous infusion of chemotherapy providing a secure method for drug delivery.

  • Palliative Care Nurse: Palliative care nurse typically practice in the homes of terminally ill persons and their family caregivers; and living in a variety of long-term care settings

  • Oncology Nurse: The Oncology Certified Nurse has achieved the specialized requirements to obtain credentialing in a specific field of nursing. This specialized healthcare professional is frequently employed to fulfill the role of providing patient care to cancer patients, as well as serve in educational and administrative positions.

  • IV Infusion Nurse: Infusion Nurses give patients medication and fluids via IV injection. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential drug complications

  • Spiritual Care Nurse: Spiritual needs and psychological needs are much less tangible than physical needs, because they are often abstract, complex and more difficult to measure. These more intangible needs have frequently been given a much lower priority than needs which are more obvious and more easily measurable. It has been identified by Spiritual Care Nurse and provides spiritual care.

  • Home Care Nurse: The Home Care Nurse visits and provides care to patients at home. She coordinates for appointment for home care services; visits the patient and provides home care service; provides necessary guidance, health education, counseling and psychological support to patient and relatives whenever required.

  • Emergency Medical Services Nurse: Role of the Emergency Medical Services Nurse is to provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the presenting conditions, or arranging for timely removal of the patient to the next point of definitive care. This is most likely an emergency department at a hospital.

  • Diabetes Educator Nurse: The role of the diabetic educator in clinical practice and in hospital teams is a new approach to improving the quality of patient education. This education provides proof that better education of the diabetic patient does provide improvement in patient self-care through a better understanding of his illness

  • Staff Development and Key Activities: Training with all aspects are important initiatives for delivering of quality care to all patients. The staff development department has a team of qualified nurses to train the staff to achieve the goal.

  • Orientation / Induction Training Programme

  • On job Training

  • In-House In-service education

  • Procedure protocol training

  • BLS training

  • HIC Training

  • Bio-Medical Equipment Training

  • Formulation of nursing policies & protocol

  • Nursing audits, Question paper,

  • Workshops, Conferences & Seminars


 


Educational Opportunities:



  • Nursing staff education is carried out throughout the year by in-service and continuing education programmes


such as…



  1. IV Infusion Nurses Training,

  2. Wound Management Workshop with collaboration of Smith and Nephew Co.,

  3. Nurses are trained in Wound and Pain Management in Diabetic patients in collaboration with Bayer India ( American School for Continuing Medical Education),

  4. Oncology Nursing in collaboration with Glenmark Co.,

  5. Basic Neonatal Resuscitation programme in collaboration with Trained Nurses Association of India and Indian Association of Pediatric.

  6. Resuscitation and Intubation for Neonate workshop.

  7. Critical Care Course (Internal for ICU & ICCU)

  8. Orientation and Induction(5days) programme for newly join staff



  • Continuous In-Service Education to achieve quality benchmarks.

  • Bhaktivedanta Hospital deputes nurses for higher education in specializations in nursing to keep abreast with the technologies.


Professional Development:


The Hospital offers opportunities for nurses to learn thrive and excel in today's dynamic healthcare environment.



  • The special courses and workshop are run once a year and there is enthusiastic participation from the nurses across the region.

  • BhaktiVedanta Administration believes in the development of its employees and hence the nurses are also deputed for higher education, various workshops, conferences and seminars across the state.

  • Various competitions of both curricular and extra curricular in nature are held regularly.

  • Nurses are as faculty for Neonatal Resuscitation Programme conducted in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

Activities of the Association


  • Conducting Neonatal Resuscitation Programme

  • Conducting of yearly workshops.

  • Nurses Day

  • Hospital Infection Control week

  • Breast Feeding Week

  • Nursing Induction Programme bi-monthly

  • Diabetic Educator Course