Day 2 :
Arab American University of Jenin, Palestine
Keynote: Relationship between work-related musculoskeletal disorders among intensive care unit nurses
Time : 10:15-11:00
Rasmieh N Anabtawi has received his Master’s degree in Educational Administration and presently he is the Lecturer at Arab American University in Palestine (AAUJ) since 9 years and has almost 17 years of experience in ICU. He teaches many nursing courses include fundamental of nursing, adult health nursing, nursing management, and pathophysiology, in addition to supervising student graduation projects as bachelor’s degree requirements.
Statement of the Problem: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace have a great impact and considered as one of the growing problem in our modern societies and among nurses. Nurses have one of the highest rates of MSD than other occupations. Numbers of studies were done to find out prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among nurses across the world, this study will focus on the factors that influence work-related musculoskeletal disorders among ICU nurses. The purpose of this study is to find out the prevalence of ICU nurses who develop work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the risk factors that may affect developing such disorders.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: Cross-sectional descriptive design was used to conduct the study. Self-administrative questionnaire was used to collect data; the data were collected from the ICU nurses who are working in Palestinian hospitals. The tool was tested before collecting the data from he studied sample, Cronbach result showed 0.83, SPSS was used for analyzing data.
Findings: The study revealed that 63.9% of respondents had musculoskeletal disorders, 52.75% of them complain of constant pain, 44.4% has pain in moderate, while 19.4% of them bending forward is the most activity that worsen the musculoskeletal pain among ICU nurses.
Conclusion & Significance: This study revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between works related factors and musculoskeletal disorders among nurses working at ICU and they have knowledge deficit regarding musculoskeletal disorders. Moreover, there is a significant positive relationship between works related and musculoskeletal disorders among nurses working at ICU and years of experience and qualification level.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, USA
Keynote: Intraoperative application of transesophageal echocardiography in acute trauma resuscitation: A continuous monitoring tool
Time : 11:15-12:00
Julin F Tang is an Anesthesiologist/Intensivist in San Francisco, California and affiliated with UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is boarded in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. He has received his Medical degree from China Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan in 1978. His clinical research interests involved in the understanding of hemodynamics and pulmonary physiology in both anesthetized and intensive care unit patients.
The role of trans esophageal echocardiography (TEE) is growing in a number of venues; we present a case report to demonstrate a potentially crucial role of intraoperative TEE in diagnosis and management of acute trauma resuscitation. In this case, conventional central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring for preload measurement was replaced with measurement of left ventricular chamber dimensions. The end-diastolic and end-systolic diameters and areas were periodically measured throughout the entire operative course. The TEE information was used to appropriately manage fluid resuscitation in this acutely injured patient. We also compared the role of TEE to more conventional guides to resuscitation. Finally, we present a model for conducting a truncated but thorough TEE exam in an acute intraoperative setting. We believe that this is the first report detailing the application of TEE as a continuous monitoring tool during acute trauma resuscitation in the operating theatre.