Patient-Centered Approach to Health Care: Modern Rehabilitation Technologies
From 10 to 15 April 2017, the Russian-Finnish seminar Patient-Centered Approach to Health Care: Modern Rehabilitation Technologies was held on the basis of the Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Postgraduate Professional Education «The Saint Petersburg Postgraduate School of Nursing» under the Federal Medical Biological Agency and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki.
The Finnish part of the seminar was realized on the basis of theMetropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinkiin the format of round tables, workshops and practical classes. A set of practical tools and solutions for the use of information technologies in the treatment of patients that could be partially or fully implemented in the Russian healthcare facilities and educational centers was represented by the Department of International Affairs of the Metropolia UAS, the Head of the Simulation Center of the University and experts.
A very interesting and useful way of using virtual medical games in educational practice for future nurses and doctors was demonstrated by Jana Maia Koivisto. This method increases motivation to learn and improves the ability to remember information, teaches to act quickly and in accordance with algorithm in challenging situations.
Ari-Pekka Aker, the Head of the Simulation Center of the Metropolia UAS, represented equipment of simulation classes and told about the peculiarities of his teaching practice, the necessity for students to work out various clinical situations including resilience in professional field.
Experts focused on the issues of e-services in public health care using patient-centered approach. Finnish colleagues shared their experience on innovative treatment of alcohol dependence including online sessions with patients.
It was very useful for seminar participants to visit the Neurological Department of the HelsinkiUniversity Hospital. The Heads of Nursing Services told about diagnostic system in stroke patients, the role of nurses in a professional team, highlighted the issues of rehabilitation and nursing care for patients with neurological diseases. Also, it was reviewed Electronic Document Management System, electronic patient health records; other hospital departments wereattended.
On the last day of the seminar in Helsinki, the participants visited the central office and the laboratory of the company ANNA Perenna that developed the technology of prevention and identification of falls for elderly people. Then the group went to the boarding house for elderly people with dementia Villa Tapiola, where the Director of the boarding house told about the peculiarities of care, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with dementia.
We’d like to thank all the participants of the seminar and invite you and your colleagues to take part in further thematic internships and educational programs of the Center!
We’d like to express our gratitude to the network partners of the Center for their help and support in organization of this event and welook forward to continuing and developinglong-term cooperation!