The CoN, GMU has planned to organize a Workshop on ‘Cast Application and Cast Care’ on March 7th & 21st and 4th & 18th of April 2023 in 4 cohorts as part of a collaborative venture for nurses from ‘Sheikh Khalifa Medicity, (SKMC) Ajman’. The first workshop for cohort 1 took place on 7th March 2023 at CASH, LH 31 between 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. Of the Twelve participants, 11 were from Sheikh Khalifa Medicity, (SKMC), Ajman, and one from TUH. The workshop focused on training nurses from the OPD, Emergency & OT with the objective of training them to become skilful in applying Cast in the respective areas of work.
The session commenced with an introduction to the training, followed by a pre-test. The Vice-Chancellor Prof Manda Venkatramana & Dean, CoN, Professor Selva Titus Chacko inaugurated the training and welcomed the group from SKMC, Ajman. The sessions consisted of topics such as an overview of fractures, care of patients on cast, and complications. Demonstration of the application of back slab and full cast application was shown by Dr. Mujeeb Shaikh, Orthopaedic Consultant. The participants had the opportunity to practice and perform a return demonstration with a checklist. The session concluded with a post-test and feedback. Participants were happy to have the opportunity to get trained in ‘Cast Application’.