• 4/1/2015
    Al Khor Hospital’s (AKH) Nursing Service held its first nursing grand round to provide a platform for medical and nursing professionals from across Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to exchange knowledge and expertise.

    During the session, attended by more than 300 participants, nursing leaders from AKH highlighted their nursing services and management procedures for normal and complex cases.

    Speaking about the event, Dr. Faiza Yousef Bahnas, Assistant Executive Director of Nursing at AKH, said: “This is the first time AKH has led a session like this and we are delighted to have shared our achievements with our colleagues across HMC. We used this opportunity to share information about a complicated gynecological case that was successfully dealt with by our highly-skilled nursing team.”

    She noted further that: “The nursing staff at the hospital is dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients and has demonstrated this commitment through effective management of patients’ conditions and taking the necessary actions to prevent complications.”

    The event featured a lecture on pulmonary embolism, a condition in which one of the pulmonary arteries in the lung is blocked, its major symptoms and best practices to treat it. This was followed by another lecture on anticoagulants (medications that prevent blood-clotting), showing various types of these medications, the appropriate doses and possible side effects.”

    As part of the grand round an entertaining physical activity was also held, including some exercises advisable for people who perform jobs that need prolonged seating, with the aim to prevent thrombosis, which is the formation of a blood clot in a part of the circulatory system.

    Dr. Mohamed Al Jussaiman, Chief of General Hospitals’ Group and CEO Al Khor Hospital expressed his gratitude and appreciation to AKH nursing team noting that: “There are about 550 highly-skilled nurses in AKH, working as an integral part of the team to provide the safest, most effective and most companionate care for patients.”