ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Impact of manikin based training in intern
Authors : Dr Pramila Menon, Dr Dharshane, Dr Khedkar, Dr Prakash Gambhir
Keywords : NSSK, manikin, performance evaluation test, health professionals
Issue Date : March 2011
Abstract :
Newborn care is a crucial challenge that is faced by every health professional dealing with maternal and child health. Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (NSSK) is a simple training module based on basic newborn care and resuscitation using manikins. Training of doctors and nurses with appropriate knowledge and skill of neonatal resuscitation is very important to improve the quality of newborn survival.
Material and Methods: We conducted NSSK training for interns at Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune Regional Centre. They were given pre- test which included written evaluation and performance evaluation based on standard NSSK module prepared by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Indian Academy of Pediatrics. The workshop methodology included lectures, demonstrations, and videos and individual practice on manikins. This was followed by performance evaluation and post test (written) based on format given in NSSK module.
Results: The participants expressed their level of confidence in handling newborns improved after this training and commented about the methodology of training as excellent. The best part of the training was Kangaroo mother care .The participants opined that this type of training given in initial period of internship will be really useful.
Conclusion: Manikin based workshops helped the participants to increase the confidence level in handling newborns.
Page(s) : 121-123
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 2, No.3