Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : health care providers


Lessons Learnt From Health Care Providers In The Crisis Management Situation –Covid-19

Dr.P.S. Manjula; Sindhura. K

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6946-6961

Crisis management is the highest talent which an individual demonstrates especially in the situation of pandemic COVID-19. Human resource managers globally have struggled to change their strategies to manage their employees in different fields of work with the outburst of the pandemic. It is interesting to understand how healthcare providers (HCPs) who are in the front, managing the resources to the optimum and helping the people affected by the deadly virus - Corona. The authors were interested to conduct qualitative study to understand how the Health Care Providersin the government hospitals (GHs) are executing and optimizing their existing Human Resources. Onlinein-depth interviews were conducted with 25 Health care providers. The State, Tamil Nadu has 1421 Primary Health Cares, 21 State run Hospitals, and 16 Medical Colleges which were designated for treating the patients. Snow ball technique was used to access the HCPs working in the government hospitals. The study has documented the experiences of the HCPs using different strategies to manage their human resources in the crisis situation. The medical emergency and lock down of the country came suddenly with the virus spreading in India. Panic and threat were the reactions of the people. Human resource management in all the sectors had alternative strategies to ensure personal safety and continue the work.However,the HCPs who were in the front to combat the pandemic had to face the crisis situation very efficiently.Some of the main challenges which they faced werethat they did not have admission guidelines, treatment protocol, hospital space not prepared for the COVID patients, fear gribbed supportive staff, fear of personal safety etc. They had to motivate their team, ensure safety of the medical team, reduce fear and anxiety, address the team’s emotions,and generate timely data and network with other stake holders for follow-up. The HCPs had good psychological well-being and they were able to manage the challenges posed by the health crisis and ensured competent functioning of the government facilities. The authors conclude that HCPs in the front to combat the epidemic as heroes of crisis management.

PREVALENCE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES USE AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN MAKKAH, 2019

Fayza Ramadan Hawsawi, Ahmad Zuhair Mashat, Hajer Gali Alharbi, Salwa Ali Hassan, Eman Hamed Allogmani, Adnan Abdulqader Qeder, Rushdi Hisun Alhakami Laila Abdo Barnawi,Kefah Mohammed Algamdi, Ahmad awadh Alkhdedi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 427-436

background: Most health care providers are aware of e-cigarettes, but the information is scarce regarding the magnitude of this newly emerged habit in Saudi Arabia, since introduction in the early 2000s, e-cigarette use has rapidly increased among adolescents worldwide. then adult  However, little is known about e-cigarette uptake among adolescents in Saudi Arabia. Tobacco smoking is highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia, and there is a need to reduce the resultant health burden via patient-oriented smoking cessation interventions. Primary care physicians (PCPs) have a significant role in providing counseling and advice to quit smoking.
World Health Organization (WHO) reported tobacco use as one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, mentioned that in 2015, over one billion people smoked tobacco. This study aimed to assess Prevalence of Electronic Cigarettes Use Among health care providers in the Primary Health Care in Makkah, Although it is declining worldwide in many countries, the prevalence of tobacco smoking appears to be increasing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
.Aim of the study
This study aimed to assess Prevalence of Electronic Cigarettes Use Among health care providers in the Primary Health Care in Makkah 2019.
methods:Cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out, including a random representative sample of health care providersin the Primary Health Care in Makkah.A self-administered validated questionnaire was adopted and modified. The Sample size of medical practitioners . Our total participants were (500)
Results: showed that the majority of the participant were (52.0%) smoker regarding smoking period the majority while <5 were (35.0%), Current use of e-cigarettes were(72.0%) and (30.0%) of the participant knew that the electronic cigarettes contain nicotine whereas 56.15% did not know if e-cigarettes contain nicotine or not. Most of the students (75.0%) thought that the electronic cigarette is harmful to health.
Conclusion:The prevalence of e-cigarettes smoking among health care providers in the Primary Health Care in Makkah. was found relatively high and most common reasons to smoke e-cigarettes were similar taste to conventional cigarettes, adequate nicotine, helping in control of smoking behavior, perceived less harmful effects than conventional cigarettes, and low cost. E-cigarettes have been tried and currently used by a considerable proportion of health care providers. Some associated factors were identified.