Madridge Journal of Nursing

ISSN: 2638-1605

International Nursing Conference

December 5-7, 2016, Dubai, UAE
Workshop Abstracts
DOI: 10.18689/2638-1605.a1.003

Home nursing & aftercare within the UAE

Joanne Cardy

Emirates Home Nursing LLC, UAE

The workshop will look at Home Nursing & Aftercare within the UAE. Topics discussed will be the difference in home nursing in the different international healthcare industries and the importance of home nursing and accurate aftercare in the recovery of patients. Topics discussed will be the range of care that can be provided and the gaps that are in the care within the UAE. Within the UAE Private sector involvement is becoming imperative to meet the rising demand for healthcare as well as to reduce the burden of costs on the government finances. Government policies aim to increase insurance coverage and provide other infrastructure support to facilities such as Home care. The Workshop will include the different types of services Home Care can offer in the privacy and dignity of the patientʼs home. The services discussed will be the current list of services provided and will incorporate the rise for further services to be provided in the community.

Joanne Cardy is a UK trained nurse with over ten yearsʼ experience between the UK and the Middle East. Qualified from London South Bank University in London, Joanne went on to acquire a second degree in Palliative care. Nominated and awarded nurse of the year from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Hospital, Joanneʼs passion for her work has shown throughout her career. Currently the Clinical manager at Emirates Home Nursing, Joanne continues to share this knowledge and enthusiasm through her training and educational workshops for nurses in the UAE.

Pain management in neonates

Ana Peliteiro Neto

Emirates Home Nursing LLC, UAE

For many years, pain management in neonates was not included in nursing procedures and it was not taken in consideration by health professionals across neonatal units, even more, it was considered that neonates couldnʼt feel pain.

The evolution and progress of Neonatal Nursing led to the investigation of the impact and importance of pain management in neonates. Research has been shown that both preterm and term infants express the same physiologic responses to pain and noxious stimuli as adults do, reinforcing the importance of measures to attenuate the pain in neonates. Exposure to multiple painful procedures may increase the vulnerability of preterm infants to gross neurologic damage, and even affect the development of attitudes, fears, anxiety, conflicts, wishes, expectations and patterns of interactions with others.

Moreover, the use of pain management measures facilitates stability and self-regulation before and during an invasive painful procedure by decreasing physiologic instability, hormonal and metabolic stress and it also contributes to reduce parentsʼ stress and anxieties.

In order to measure/assess neonates pain there are several scales in place in different healthcare facilities, examples of available scales are Neonatal Pain Scale (NIPS); Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP); Neonatal Postoperative Pain Assessment Score (CRIES).

At the moment we know the importance of pain management in neonates and the impact that consequent poor management has in their adults lives, however this awareness is not consistent amongst professionals. Yet, a cooperative effort among health care providers and the parents in the form of pain management teams and well-established pain protocols prevents unnecessary suffering of both neonates and their families.

Keywords: Neonatal Nursing, Pain Management; Neonate; Healthcare Professionals; Pain Assessment Scales

Ana Neto earned her Nursing Degree in her home country of Portugal, she went on to specialise in Neonatal care in London, UK. With 6 yearsʼ experience between the UK and UAE, Ana is an expert in Neonatal Nursing and shares this knowledge in educational workshops and lectures throughout the UAE. Now the Assistant Clinical Manager at Emirates Home Nursing, Ana is also a Certified Mentor and Preceptor and has worked with the renown Inga Warren, delivering workshops in London.