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45 percent of nursing pupil lack basic medical knowledge: Report

45 percent of nursing pupil lack basic medical knowledge: Report

New Delhi: Nearly 45 per cent of the nursing candidates who underwent skill training in India lacks proper knowledge to carry out daily care activities, according to a survey by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds.

Besides, the survey said 40 percent candidates who graduated from the training programme do not know how to handle basic medical equipment such as a thermometer.

The report, based on a study conducted on 3,000 candidates, said the country is in need of 2.4 million nurses, citing WHO data.

The candidates took nursing assistant training across India during the year 2017.

Aspiring Minds co-founder and CEO Himanshu Aggarwal said the study “will help in gauging employability of nursing professionals and offers critical insights on the deficits existing at training level”.

The survey titled — Nursing Assistant report — said 31-45 percent candidates lack proper training to carry out daily care activities such as transferring a paralyzed patient from a bed to a wheelchair.

“This is concerning and calls for more focus on real-world situation handling and exhaustive practical training on the field,” it added.

However, it said most of them are aware of the basic protective measures to maintain health and safety at the workplace, including knowledge about safety symbols and use of personal protective equipment used in the healthcare sector.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Ramesh vardhan November 12, 2017, 3:42 pm

    IN PARTS OF THE INDIA, WHERE YOU CAN SEE MORE THAN 20 NURSING SCHOOLS, SPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHERN STATES, JUST BY ENROLLMENT AND BY PAYING THE MONEY ONE CAN GET NURSING CERTIFICATES. WITH POWER OF MONEY THEY FIND THEIR WAY IN TO GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING HOSPITALS AND OTHER HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE CENTERS. IT IS ALMOST SAME WHEN IT COMES THE DOCTORS, MOST OF THEM GET THE DEGREES WITH OUT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. OVERALL IT IS BAD FOR THE PATIENTS.