Name : Dr.J.KARPAGAM
Qualifications : M.Sc (N)., MBA., Ph.D.
Designation : Chief Nursing Officer
Experience : 34 years
ABOUT OUR TEAM
The department of nursing services at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital is the hub of all activities in the hospital centered on the patient. It provides dynamic, therapeutic, compassionate and credible nursing practice. It also ensures qualitative, quantitative, efficient and timely patient care. It is one of the hallmarks of the hospital environment. They are the unsung heroes who take care of the patients day and night without being impatient.
Nurses are the ones who form the backbone of both the public and the private healthcare system ensuring that the requirements of the patients are rightly taken care of. It is the professionalism and the compassionate nature of the nurses that make them different from the other service providers in the healthcare. Nurses are of the utmost importance when it comes to hospital quality.
Nurses are also the eyes and ears of the hospital. They know which healthcare products work best; they refine the processes for patient care. They put on multiple hats, making sure the patient deserves the right treatment. They are critical thinkers, action-takers, problem-solvers, and so much more. They are simply irreplaceable and extremely valuable.Nurses play a huge role in the health care system. A nurse is a bridge between doctor and patient. She is a compassionate, understanding and nonjudgmental yet firm and grounded.
Nurses are the most trusted healthcare professionals. They are with patients throughout the continuum of life. Nurses are teacher, advocates, caregivers, critical thinkers and innovators. They do so much more than care for individuals; their presence 24/7 has transformed lives. Nursing is an honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system.
Nurses have a smile that encourages, hands that take care with action, healing touch that gives comfort. All this is the magic of nursing. Nurses are the gift to all those who have been blessed to receive our care for healing or recovery. Nurses are soldiers fighting illness every day with power of loving care, unlimited kindness, compassion, empathy and healing. Nursing care that you receive cannot be measured in dollars and cents.
Nursing is not an easy job. It is taxing, and truly exhausting, both mentally and physically. From the time they begin their shift to the time they finish it; the nurses are always on their feet. From caring for one patient to another, they do it without any complaints. They store the entire patient’s information in their memory and come up with new ways to make your treatment more effective and efficient.
Nursing is a true calling. It’s a physically demanding position. They give up holidays with their families and work through nights and weekends. This selflessness is also reflected in their commitment to their patients.
There is a strong empirical justification that nurses are the cornerstone of any quality related programme in a healthcare organization since most of the delivery and monitoring of healthcare is carried out by them.
Being a nurse means being selfless. It means giving up the holidays with family. It means endless night-shifts and weekends. However, despite knowing all this, it did not stop them from becoming top-notch nurses. Do you wonder why? Because that is their level of commitment. That is how much they care.
The nursing services of Sri Ramakrishna Hospital comprises of 760 qualified nurses . As per the norms the nurse patient ratio is maintained as 1:1 in critical care areas, 1:5 in general wards and 1:3 in special areas. The placement of the qualified nurses is based on the competency, core-competency and privileging. Team leaders with rich years of experience are posted in each ward who serves as the mentors for the staff nurses. Highly qualified and experienced nurse educators are appointed for continuous education and training of all the nursing personnel. Senior experienced Deputy nursing officers are deputed in each area. They all work under an adroit mentor “The Chief Nursing Officer”. They are the pillars of the nursing service. Nurses are our strength.
To sum it up, the job of a nurse is all-encompassing. It involves everything one could possibly need when they’re feeling their worst. It includes time, skill, endurance, intelligence, resilience, and most importantly, heart. Without nurses, the world would be a much less compassionate place.
Providing quality, compassionate, excellent and evidence based nursing care with established standards of credible nursing practice.
To provide exceptional, compassionate nursing care by developing and implementing growth and development.