Madridge Journal of Nursing

ISSN: 2638-1605

7th International Nursing Conference

December 14, 2020, Virtual Conference (Online)
Poster Session Abstracts

Body Mass Index, Body Shape Concern and Diet Restraint Status of Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Hong Kong

Mavis Tong Ying-Ting*, Windy LEE Wai-Man and Michelle CHUNG Po-Po

School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Background: Nurses are healthcare professionals well-equipped with health related knowledge, but they demonstrate unhealthy eating behavior. Long starvation period during work and heavy workload are associated with overeating and overweight. Diet restraint behavior might be demonstrated to maintain body shape.Nursing students share similar eating characteristics with nurses. Tertiary education institution is the final arena for dietary behavior modification.

Methodology: In a cross sectional survey done on baccalaureate nursing students in Hong Kong (n = 128) in 2018, participantsʼ body mass index (BMI), body shape concern and diet restraint status were assessed. BMI was calculated frommeasured body weight and height. Body shape concern and diet restraint status were measured by self-administered Body Shape Concern Questionnaire (BSQ) and Diet Restraint Scale (RS).

Results: For BMI, 7% (n = 9), 68.8% (n = 88), 10.2% (n = 13) and 14.1% (n = 18) were underweight, normal, overweight and obese respectively. For body shape concern, 23.4% (n = 30) had no concern while 37.5% (n=48), 30.5% (n = 39) and 8.6% (n = 11) had mild, moderate and marked concern respectively. For diet restraint status, 27.3% (n =35) were diet restraint positive (have demonstrated diet restraint behavior) while 72.7% (n =93) were not.

Conclusions: More than 70% of the students were underweight or with normal BMI. Still more than half of them reported moderate to marked body shape concern. 27.3% of them were diet restraint positive. It merits input on dietetic health of baccalaureate nursing students.

Mavis Tong is a Senior Lecturer of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Nursing degree and Doctor of Nursing degree from the Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Tongʼs research interest focuses on dietary behavior, especially in intervention to promote dietary behavior change. She is member of several societies such as Hong Kong Society of Behavior Health. Dr. Tong has received several presentation award and scholarships in international conference and during her doctoral study.

Ensuring Safety in Operating Room

Vanitha Sudalaimani

Chief Nursing Manager, Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait

Introduction: Patient safety in Operating Room demands the full attention of skilled individual as one team, using wellfunctioning equipment under adequate supervision. For the most compliance to Universal protocol for surgery {Safe Surgical Checklist} with active involvement of the operating room team has achieved 0% common errors. Several experiential measures are undertaken to achieve paramount in Operating room.

Objectives: The objectives of the project was to identify and improve safety in operating room by engaging everyone to achieve the no harm environment.

• Know the purpose of ensuring the safety
• Enumerate the goals of patient safety
• List the common errors in operating room
• Describe the hazards of operating room

Aims: The ideal aim is to benefit from safety;
• Less morbidity and mortality
• Improved quality of our work
• Less liability
• Greater efficiency

Methods: In 2020 January, survey was conducted among Operating room professional which includes of total 42 samples. A Likert scale of 5 point is used to assess the hazards in operating Room.

A risk matrix was used to assess the possible risk to the extent of damage and their likelihood ofoccurring.

Experiential Measures: These improvement measures are reinforced to reach the desired environment.
• Patient identification campaign and observational audit.
• Training on Anesthesia crisis management.
• Workshops and simulation on team work,
• Continuous training and education session.
• Audit on Surgical safety checklist & Independent double check.
• Emergency preparedness and fire safety training.
• Avoidance of unnecessary risk.
• Routine Preventive maintenance of medical equipment.

Conclusion: A good and well equipped OR, skilled staff who receives and attends continuous education program will help reduce toward untoward incidents and ensure a high standard of care to all patients in OR. To explore and ensure safe environment in Operating room, it needs Leadership commitment and Empowered OR Nurses.

Ms. Vanitha Rajakumar, a Registered Nurse by profession, gained her Masterʼs in Nursing. She also holds a Diploma in Hospital Management and Nursing Administration. Presently she is a doctorate scholar pursuing her doctorate in Nursing. Upon completing her Nursing, she started her career as a Nurse in Operating Theatre in a reputed 300 bedded Christian Mission Hospital in India. Later realizing her passion for teaching Management appointed her as a Tutor in their School of Nursing. During this time she also served a volunteer for anon-profit organization dedicated for the caring of HIV infected children as a palliative care nurse. Since 2010 she started serving Royale Hayat Hospital, a leading private luxury hospital in Kuwait. Royale Hayat has been awarded BEST HOSPITAL in Kuwait consecutively for the last 10 years. Presently she is working as the Chief Nurse Manager at Royale Hayat Hospital.

Preparedness of COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines among Students at Applied Medical Colleges

Rawhia Dogham1*, Dalia M. Mohsen2, Nermine M. Elcokany3 and Asmaa S. Ghaly3

1Nursing Department, Inaya Medical College, KSA
2Clinical laboratory Sciences, Inaya Medical College, KSA
3College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, KSA

The (N- COVID -19) Novel coronavirus 2019 has been recognized tract and has high morbidity and mortality. The NCOVID -19 is an enormous burden on health-care facilities, causing approximately 2.1% mortality so far. Countries globally are at risk of developing pneumonia due to this novel Corona Virus. The flow of coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reached over 100 countries with more than 100,000 cases. The disease is easily spread among human, as the assessment of mode of virus transmission still not obvious. Preparedness and mitigation of are essential in academic institutes. A poor understanding of the N-COVID-19 mode of infection and Proper following to all preventive control guidelines among Students in academic institutes may result in delayed treatment. This study aimed to investigate and assess the level of preparedness, knowledge, and perceptions of the students about COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Preparedness, knowledge, and perceptions of the academic institute Students about N- COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Introduction: Coronavirus (COVID -19) infections are evolving respiratory viruses and are known to cause illness, the majority of infected patients with the 2019-nCoV present with signs and symptoms of lower respiratory infection which include (high-grade fever, headache, cough, and dyspnea). The former is just the early symptoms of the disease, but later may develop severe complications such as respiratory failure and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS) and the end-stage is death.

Material and Method: A cross-sectional, web-based study was conducted on 100 students from different academic institutions mainly nursing and clinical laboratory sciences departments during the period from September to November first 2020. A 33-item questionnaire survey instrument was developed and distributed using E-mail; it required 5 minutes to complete. A questionnaire survey concerning the perceptions of risks and counter measures and knowledge about Coronavirus was distributed at different academic institutes.


Conclusion: As the global danger of COVID-19 continues to emerge, it is critical to improve the knowledge and perceptions of students. Educational interventions are urgently needed to reach students beyond borders. Substantial differences in emergency infection prevention and control measures, as perceived by students of different specialties exist in academic institutes. Furthermore, to achieve a higher level of preparedness for prevention and mitigation for infectious diseases, Academic institutions should designate and implement effective mitigation guidelines of N-COVID -19 at Academic institute.

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Acknolegment: We would like to express our special thanks of gratitude to Dr. Hind Qasem who analyzed the research results statistically, we are really thankful to her a lot in finalizing this research within the limited time frame.

Rawhia Salah Saleh Dogham is the Associate Professor in Nursing Education at Inaya Medical College, KSA. Joined the Inaya Medical Colleges in 2015. Teaches different nursing courses such as nursing research, introduction to nursing profession and health education. Also assigned as a head of nursing department in Inaya Medical colleges in Riyadh, KSA since 2018 until now. Previously, had been a Faculty member at Alexandria University, Nursing Faculty, Egypt since 2003 until now. Have multiple publications in nursing education.