The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) held the fourth edition of the Perioperative Nursing Specialty symposium recently.
Organised in collaboration with strategic partners, including Sidra Medicine, and Aspetar, the interprofessional exercise served as a forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practices among perioperative nurses working within multidisciplinary teams.
The perioperative multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration with various healthcare professionals to achieve the best outcomes for the patient.
Perioperative nurses are essential members of the surgical team, contributing to the overall success and safety of surgical procedures.
More than 600 healthcare professionals, primarily nurses, from across private and public healthcare sector in Qatar attended the educational event which was themed *Safe Surgery Together: Unveiling Timeless Wisdom Through All The Years.
“From pre-operative evaluations to the actual surgery and post-operative recuperation, the constant vigilance of our nurses is aimed at ensuring the well-being and ease of each patient,” said cting chief nursing officer Mariam al-Mutawa. “Their impact goes beyond the confines of the operating room; they stand as champions for patients and their families.”
“Perioperative nurses play a pivotal role in minimising surgical complications, enhancing outcomes, and fostering a safety-centric culture within the healthcare system,” she added.
HMC chief medical officer Dr Abdulla al-Ansari delivered the welcome address, underscoring the critical significance of robust collaboration among all members of the surgical team within the operating environment.
He emphasised that the success of this collaboration hinges on integrating high standards of clinical competence and practice while fostering a foundation built on mutual respect and care among all professionals involved.
Dr Hassan al-Thani, senior consultant and head of the HMC’s Trauma and Vascular Surgery Sections, delivered the keynote presentation.
He emphasised the significance of the perioperative experience, encompassing the patient's reception upon entering the hospital for surgery, the maintenance of safety during the procedure, and the subsequent implementation of effective post-operative communication and care.
Stressing the pivotal role of perioperative nurses, he highlighted their contribution in delivering comprehensive care to patients throughout the entire perioperative continuum, spanning preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases.
Symposium chairperson Amal Jobran, assistant executive director of the HMC’s Nursing-Perioperative section, said: “This symposium signified our shared commitment to elevating the standards of perioperative care, reflecting the pivotal role we played in the healthcare continuum.”
“This collaborative spirit is at the heart of our profession, and the symposium offered a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with colleagues who shared the same passion for excellence in patient care,” she said.
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