- Conference was aimed to educate state nursing students on ‘Maternal and Child Health’
- About 500 doctors, nurses, paramedics and nursing students from prestigious nursing colleges & hospitals participated
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University & SPS Apollo Hospitals collaborated to organize 6th Nursing conference at LPU campus. The aim of the conference was to educate nursing students about ‘Maternal & Child Health’. Near 500 nursing students, doctors, nurses, paramedics of the Punjab state participated in the conference. Students were educated about the care of new born at birth time; identification of rhythm disturbances & treatment thereof; life-threatening complications including convulsions & high-blood pressure during pregnancy; breast feeding; and, post natal & post operative cares. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the organizing teams of both SPS Apollo Hospitals and LPU for bringing together emergency care practitioners and nursing students for required awakening to care pregnant women & newborns.
During different sessions of the conference, Dr Zeenie Sarda Girn, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at SPS Hospitals, enlightened students about post natal and post operative care. Dr Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology focused on the care of new born at birth. Dr Vikas Bansal, Senior Consultant, Department of Pediatrics discussed about Identification of Rhythm disturbances & treatment.
Dr Zeenie explained that there are sometimes severe conditions during pregnancy. These are rare stages but affect about one in every 2,000 to 3,000 pregnancies. She informed that the common symptoms of first stage are swelling in face or hands, headaches, excessive weight gain, nausea, vomiting, urinating & vision problems. Similarly, for next stage these symptoms are convulsions, loss of consciousness and muscle pain. She alerted students to be very careful during such symptoms and should try hard to nab the symptoms in the first stage with immediate care.
The conference served as an open platform to the receptive students and solved out all of their queries. The participating prestigious nursing institutes included Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Gopalpur; Government Nursing College Jalandhar; Durga School of Nursing & Pharmacy Ludhiana; Salvation Army Mac Robert School of Nursing Dhariwal; Nightingale College of Nursing Narangwal (Ldh)and SPS Hospitals Ludhiana. Nursing students were also trained through demonstrations, presentations and interactions. Participants got benefitted from exposure to new and novel topics, shared methods of improving care & underwent vital training.