India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Center in collaboration with AIIMS Jodhpur and AstraZeneca India launches an e-learning Upskilling Program in Diabetes Management for nurses
NEW DELHI, April 20, 2022 / PRNewswire / – India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Center, a collaboration between the Swedish Trade Commissioner’s office, AIIMS New Delhi and AIIMS Jodhpur, launched ‘Skill For Scale’, an e-learning initiative designed to equip nurses with practical practical knowledge and skills to train the latest patient care to deal with non-communicable diseases. This program, certified by AIIMS Jodhpur and approved by the General Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) will allow nurses from all over the country to register for free, learn at their own pace.
Nurses are the backbone of healthcare in India play a very critical role in enable patient to understand a disease and its complications. In its first phase, the program focuses on the prevention of diabetes management and awareness based on a comprehensive world-class curriculum created from various resources available within the NCD domain according to the NPCDCS guidelines. The program content and modules are created by the team of experts from AIIMS Jodhpur and an advisory board with representation from AIIMS Delhi, ICMR, DGHS, Indian Nursing Council (INC) and AstraZeneca. These modules will equip nurses to provide standardized and quality counseling, care and support services to people to prevent and manage diabetes. Thereafter, these trainings will be extended to other areas of NCDs in the subsequent phases such as hypertension, cardiovascular and oncology.
Using a multi-phase approach, the Skill for Scale program aims to develop 5,000 nurses across the country by this year by transforming the current theoretical and practical modules into simple interactive e-learning techniques. Explain the need for such one training programs, Dr. Sanjeev MisraDirector, AIIMS Jodhpur, sa, “Non-communicable disease the burden increases significantly in India and already accounts for more than 60% of deaths in India. It is also estimated that 1 in 4 people is at risk of dying from an NCD before the age of 70. This burden of NCD is expected to increase further in the coming years but the number of physicians with specializations available to treat these increasing numbers is very limited, which makes it crucial to educate existing healthcare professionals in dealing with non-communicable diseases. Through this initiative, we try to bridge the knowledge gap that exists in patient care. The curriculum for this program is carefully designed to enable nurses to provide specialized care, necessary support services and standardized counseling for patients living with an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases in India.“
This e-learning mobile compatible program is linked to two levels – basic and advanced, and includes a training of 20-24 hours to be completed at. ens own pace. The course can be completed within a further period of 2 months to which each student will be awarded a completion certificate from AIIMS Jodhpur.
The Skill for Scale program is in line with our ongoing efforts and commitments to address the growing burden of NCDs on our healthcare systems. At AstraZeneca, we stand for our global initiatives and industry collaborations, focusing on creating awareness and educating key stakeholders for “To make healthier choices. The government’s recognition of this program will go a long way in providing accurate health information and ensuring safe essential health services. We will continue to focus on upgrading healthcare staff and developing effective solutions locally and globally.” sa Dr. Anil Kukreja, VP Medical Affairs and Regulatory, AstraZeneca India.
At the end of the training, nurses will be able to recognize risk factors, causes, pathophysiology, screening methods, diagnostic tests and management of diabetes. They will gain an understanding of initiating prompt action for confirmatory diagnosis and appropriate treatment, making rapid referrals of complicated cases, following standard treatment protocols, giving advice and interacting on the importance of early diabetes screening, educating society on adopting healthy lifestyles and helping them to overcome barriers, myths and misconceptions.
Explaining on the importance of industrial support for important health care programs, Cecilia OskarssonSweden’s Trade Commissioner to India, sa, “ISHIC was created to address the health challenges in the country through key pillars – technology, protocols & process and ability to build. We are deeply encouraged to see the support these programs have received from the government, key industry organizations that are absolutely crucial to be able to implement such programs at the national level and encourage a broader use to be able to deliver benefits to the end patient and create an impact on the burden of healthcare. We will continue to develop these programs in order to provide holistic benefit to patients in their journey to manage non-communicable diseases.“
The initiative will be implemented under the chairmanship of an Advisory Committee chaired by Prof. Suresh K Sharma, Professor and Rector, College of Nursing, AIIMS Jodhpur. The Advisory Committee consists of key dignitaries from AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Indian Nursing Council (INC), AstraZeneca India and Business Sweden. This committee will be responsible for describing and reviewing the entire action plan, guiding the overall framework, planning and implementing the initiative on the spot, continuous evaluation of the project and developing a model for possible replication across the country.
ABOUT INDIA–SWEDEN INNOVATION CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE
India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Center is a tripartite collaboration between AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur and Trade Commissioner’s Office. The platform is intended to develop an ecosystem of open innovation that start-ups and healthcare delivery stakeholders can use to collaborate and address current and future challenges in the healthcare sector. India. This platform will enable the development and upscaling of solutions through frugal innovation for affordable and accessible healthcare in line with the government’s goals. India.
The Innovation Center is an initiative under the MOU of Health between India and Sweden and works under the strategic direction of the government India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Sweden Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Embassy for Sweden in India. It also has a strong network of ecosystem partners – Atal Innovation Mission, Invest India, AGNII, Start-up Indiaand knowledge partners – AstraZeneca & A-Catalyst Network and NASSCOM.
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