Report of Training of Nurses (TON)-1-August 09-10, 2021

Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal in collaboration with DGHS, Govt. of India organized online training program for nurses to do capacity building of Nurses to fight against the 3rd wave of COVID-19 on 9th and 10th August 2021 through MS Teams.

Dr Mamatha S Pai, Mentor for the Covid training for the Karnataka state welcomed the guests and the participants. Dr Sandhya Gupta, Chairperson of the Covid 19 training explained the need for the TON and stressed the importance of knowledge update in the care of children. Dr Anice George, Professor and former Dean, MCON, the guest of honour urged the participants to consider the child and the family in the Covid management. The chief guest of the inaugural program Dr PLNG Rao, Director, Quality and Compliance of MAHE, Manipal highlighted the importance of such training in the preparedness for Covid-19 and urged the participants to make use of the training sessions. Dr Judith A Noronha, Dean, MCON explained the importance of preparing the covid warriors towards the effective management of Covid in children. The Inaugural program was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Yashoda S, Assistant Professor, MCON, Manipal.

The training sessions included the sessions on causes, mode of transmission, diagnosis and management of Covid 19 in children; psychosocial aspects of care of children, recommendations for the care of neonate during covid 19, infection control and prevention and revamping facilities. A total of 106 participants from different states of India attended this training.

The resources persons for the training were: Dr Yashoda S, Assistant Professor, MCON, Manipal; Dr Sivasankari Professor, College of Nursing, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Dr T Nanthini, Associate professor, College of Nursing, Government of Puducherry and Ms Kanitha D, Lecturer, College of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

This training was carried out based on the resources prepared by the Nursing division of Government of India under the leadership of Dr Rathi Balachandran, Assistant Director General (ADG) – Nursing division, Government of India and Dr Sandhya Gupta, chairperson- training

The training was concluded with Post-test and feedback from the participants. Dr Mamatha S Pai and Dr Yashoda S organised this training and Mrs Edlin Glane Mathias & Mrs Sunitha Solomon Calvin, PhD scholars compered the training program.