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5th Cardiology Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals' Conference Held
Dr. Peter Tay, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles JPMC, delivers his remarks. | PHOTO: COURTESY OF PELITA BRUNEI (Dk. Nur Hafilah Pg. Osman)
May 2nd, 2016 | 05:30 AM | 2203 views
Relevant updated knowledge and education is necessary in providing care to critically ill patients.
This was stated by Dr. Peter Tay, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles JPMC in his capacity as guest of honour during the 5th Cardiology Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals' Conference organised by the centre at the Royal Berkshire Hall of the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club.
"The knowledge that is required cannot be obtained simply through experience at a unit or at a bedside, as healthcare providers must ensure their knowledge must continuously be updated," he said.
He pointed out that the adaptation of new nursing knowledge into mainstream practice could take 17 years in some cases, and this remains a concern in medical circles.
"As a consequence, healthcare providers have both a professional and legal responsibility to update their knowledge and to apply it into practice," Dr. Peter Tay said.
"The changing disease patterns in this region have made the change in care models a necessity, in efforts to provide a more appropriate, effective and affordable care for stakeholders," he added.
"The care delivery needs to be redesigned to be person-centric and seamless across healthcare settings," he said.
Dr. Peter Tay also stressed the significance of continuous discussion and learning across all agencies involved in the health care process to adapt and improve the changing needs.
The event aimed to serve as a platform for an international resource for nurses, allied healthcare professionals and doctors, as they can share and exchange knowledge, expertise and experience to improve practices and patient care.
Around 230 participants including nurses, allied healthcare professionals and doctors from private and public sectors, attended a series of talks presented by medical and health experts.
Local and international speakers from Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan and India were invited to share their insights and experiences to the participants.
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