8 May 2020
Improving physicians’ knowledge of parenteral nutrition modern trends
The type of clinical feeding depends largely on the patient’s condition, disease and needs.
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Project Duration: 01.07.2018 - 30.06.2020
Project ERDF Financing: 349 116,91 EUR
Project call: 2nd call
The common challenges faced by the project partners are lack of practical trainings of medical staff to increase their competences and lack of exchange of information about surgical services and surgical best practice cases between Latvia and Lithuania. As both of countries have own surgical specific, such a cooperation should bring some benefits. The project shall address strengthening of surgical services in wide range of them. Sharing information about surgical activities between Latvian and Lithuanian surgeons is one of the key point, which can raise the level of knowledge of surgical staff by that implement different innovations, to improve surgical service level, avoid mistakes per surgical activities.
Also Daugavpils Regional Hospital will be create the multifunctional training center with the possibility of operations broadcasting and equipped with telemedicine system, thus increasing its capacities as a cross-border qualified medical service provider. The main goal of the multifunctional training center is to improve the level and quality of health care provision, based on the efficient use of high-level information technology.
To raise capacities of the personnel by organizing training. Three types of training are planned for the implementation of the project to raise capacities of the personnel. It is planned, that 20 persons will be trained per each training (topic) group. “Refresher course” will consist of such topics (11 trainings per each partner) as Team work, Conflicts management, Leadership, Organization results evaluation, HR management, Public speaking, Strategic planning, Successful organisation representation and image, Stress management, Internal communication, Time management. “Vocation training for surgeons/doctors/ administration” both partners will have 3 topics and will train 20 students per topic. “Vocation training for surgeons/doctors/ administration“ that will be organised by Kaunas regional hospital will consist of these topics: Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for groin hernias, Minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery and Minimally invasive endovascular treatment of varicose veins. While trainings in Daugavpils Regional Hospital will consist of these topics: Laparoscopic surgery, Modern tendencies of parenteral nutrition and Organization of patient personal data protection.
To increase technical capacities of the hospitals surgical (telemedicine) equipment meeting the existing requirements and patient’s surveillance equipment will be purchased by both project partners. Like cameras, which allow to film and archive the videos, use the videos for educational or other specific purposes and in real time for consultation purposes. Also, a conference hall in Daugavpils regional hospital will be repaired.
The methodological material consisting of the procedures and methods on organizing of work and how to work with the new medical equipment (telemedicine equipment) will be developed for the use of the Kaunas regional hospital Surgery Clinics (operations departments). Also, both partners in cooperation will develop another methodological material, which implement new methods and new approaches to provide telemedicine broadcasting.
As a result of the project, partnership cooperation between Daugavpils and Kaunas surgical specialists will be established, which will be a platform for further professional cooperation in other areas of medicine. Remote consultations using new equipment would allow partners to share medical experience and know-how information, which inevitably leads to improving of quality of surgical services in Latvia and Lithuania.
The type of clinical feeding depends largely on the patient’s condition, disease and needs.
In order to gain experience from Lithuanian colleagues 10 doctors and nurses from Daugavpils regional hospital had come to Republican hospital of Kaunas for 1 week work placements.
In order to develop surgical procedures and raise their administration capacities leading partner Republican hospital of Kaunas has purchased and installed telemedicine equipment.
Project partner Daugavpils regional hospital organized refresher courses for the medical and administration staff.
Leading partner (Republican hospital of Kaunas) organized refresher courses for the medical and administration staff.
In the beginning of the project during the project LLI-396 Hospitals for CBC kick – off meeting in Republican hospital of Kaunas on 3rd of October 2018 partners signed the Partnership agreement and discussed the project implementation plan.
Project’s Hospitals for CBC implementation is coming to end. Until the end of 2019 there were implemented these activities:
1. In the beginning of the project during the project kick – off meeting in Kaunas on 3rd of October 2018 partners signed the Partnership agreement and discussed the project implementation plan.
Project kick – off meeting, Republican hospital of Kaunas, 3rd of October 2018
2. Leading partner (Republican hospital of Kaunas) organized refresher courses for the medical and administration staff. The aim of these courses – to build and strengthen overall medical and administration specialists’ qualification in the field of 11 topics such as:
About 250 medical and administration specialists from different hospital’s departments from November 2018 till May 2019 have participated in these courses and received huge qualification upgrade which is and will be very useful for their everyday work. Most of the participants expressed very positive feedback and hope to participate in other project’s activities in the future.
Refresher course “Leadership” for staff of Republican hospital of Kaunas, 30th November 2018
Project partner Daugavpils regional hospital also started the refresher courses. Within the period from July 23 till August 30, 2019 project partner organized training for the hospital medical and administration staff. Eleven training cycles and practical classes were led by associate professor at Daugavpils University, Dr. psych. Vitālijs Raščevsks.
Various topical topics were covered during the training, for example: the consequences of professional burnout, how to protect yourself from burnout at work, prevention of emotional burnout, emotional intelligence, cooperation with colleagues, communication modes and styles, time management, leadership, strategic planning, problem solving, etc. During the training, various practical classes were organized to learn different methods, including stress reduction in everyday life. 223 employees of the hospital improved their professional qualification. Of particular note were cycles such as body-oriented stress therapy, which also included acquisition of practical stress reduction techniques. Emotional self-regulation – how to deal with your emotional tension without affecting other people’s psyche and how to manage your emotions. Participants were actively involved in the training cycle, asking questions, discussing and participating in practical classes.
Refresher course for staff of Daugavpils regional hospital
3. In order to develop surgical procedures and raise their administration capacities leading partner (Republican hospital of Kaunas) has purchased and in July 2019 installed telemedicine equipment which allows to film, translate, archive and review videos for these specific purposes:
4. Daugavpils regional hospital staff work placements in Republican hospital of Kaunas
In order to gain experience from Lithuanian colleagues 10 doctors and nurses from Daugavpils regional hospital had come to Republican hospital of Kaunas for 1 week work placements. The work placements took place on 11-15 of November and 9-13 of December 2019.
The main work activity topic was abdominal Wall Repair Workshop. Work was divided in two parts – theoretical and practical. First of all surgeons and nurses discussed possible methods of operations, indicative operations, equipment needed for surgeries, organization of surgeries, postoperative nursing and treatment of patients.
The second part include live demonstration of operations and a review and discussion of complicated clinical case records. Practical training aim was to improve the skills and knowledge of laparoscopic general abdominal wall hernia surgery, which will allow for the implementation of minimally invasive procedures in Daugavpils regional hospital Surgery units.
Work placement in operation room, December 2019, Kaunas
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