Campus – As KIU Teaching Hospital joins the rest of the world to mark the 2020
Nurses Week, emphasis will be put on enhancing the contribution of nursing
documentation towards the clinical care of the patients.
This will mainly
focus on documentation of the case histories of patients as well as case
management. Case management yields cost-effective outcomes that are
patient-centric, safe and are provided in the least restrictive setting.
The World Health
Organization named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founder of Modern Nursing, Florence
Nightingale, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has shone the spotlight
on the role of nurses in attaining effective health care.
Sr Elizabeth Kamahoro,
the Principal Nursing Officer (PNO) of the hospital called on nurses to face
the pandemic with courage and protect themselves from being the next casualties.
“This is a
calling for us to fight the fight she (Florence Nightingale) fought before. She started the nursing profession during the
Crimean War in late 1854,” she said.
“So, this could
not be a coincidence that when we celebrate her 200th anniversary, a
pandemic had to show up,” she added.
faith that the nurses will draw inspiration from last year’s successful effort
to organize the departments using the 5 S’s.
“Last year we
did the 5 Ss, which are; Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain, to organize
the departments and it was successful. So, we decided, let’s do documentation this
year,” Sr Kamahoro said.
Hospital Nursing department’s organized staff structure was one of the factors
considered while naming them this year’s All-Pro American Nurse International
The Nursing week
started on 6th May and will climax with the International Nurses Day
on 12th May and it’s held under the theme, “Nurses: A Voice to
Lead-Nursing the World to Health.”