Alumni engagement guest lecture series – 11/2020 report

Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal has organized alumni guest lecture on the topic Conquer COVID: Tales of COVID-19 Warriors on 16 October 2020 between 3 pm to 4.30 pm. Mr. Jijomon (alumnus of MCON, MSc (N) 2012-2014 batch) Ms Maryl Cutinho (alumnus of MCON MSc (N) 2015-2017 batch), Ms. Roseminu Varghese (alumnus of MCON MSc (N) 2013-2015 batch), and Ms. Wilma Padmanabhan (alumnus of MCON MSc (N) 2013-2015 batch) were the resource persons for the session. They spoke about the COVID scenario in the United Kingdom, especially at their workplace. They shared their experience of managing COVID 19 patients, how they themselves suffered from the disease, the dilemma which they have faced, the fear and the uncertainties, the ways they adapted to come out of the situation etc. They highlighted the protocols which are being used during the COVID 19 epidemic across NHS foundations in the UK as well as their facility’s policies. The session was deliberated using Microsoft teams platform. A total of 124 participants including faculty members and students from 4th year BSc Nursing, 2nd-year PBBSc Nursing, 2nd year MSc Nursing and 2nd year Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Residency programme attended the session. This program was coordinated by Mrs Janet Prameela D’Souza, Assistant Professor, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, MAHE, Manipal.