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BEST PRACTICES OF THE UNIVERSITY


Best Practice 1


1.Title of the Practice

Tobacco Cessation Centre, Tobacco Free Campus

2. Goal

The Institution aims at community service by aiding persons wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco and tobacco containing products.

3. The Context

In the present era, smoking and chewing tobacco is almost considered to be the routine and fashion among the youngsters and also among the old ages too, and as a consequence, many a non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and a lot more results because of such ill habits. Considering the locale of the University, the trend appeared to be even worse and the University in order to minimise and to really help the community to get away from such habits, the Tobacco cessation centre by the University has been started during the current year.

4. The Practice

The Tobacco Cessation Centre is a special service run by the Santosh Dental College since 7th January 2019 in order to aid persons wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco and tobacco containing products. The clinic is held on all Mondays in the Dental college in the Department of Public Health Dentistry. Dr.Priyanka Bhushan- Associate Professor, Public Health Dentistry is the faculty incharge. Interns on rotation basis are posted in the tobacco cessation clinic who counsel the patients or the persons accompanying them regarding the ill effects of tobacco and advise appropriate strategies to quit use of Tobacco which is usually a combination of medicines such as nicotine gum, patch and inhaler to reduce the urge and craving for nicotine as well as behavioral strategies for tobacco cessation counseling such as 5A’s and 5R’s to help which aids in quitting the habit.Patients undergo a detailed evaluation and history, which focuses on the severity of the tobacco addiction ,use and the motivation to quit.Health talk is given by the posted interns with the help of audio visual aids such as posters and power points on various forms of tobacco and its ill effects, precancerous lesion and its condition. Patients record is maintained with their name, address, phone no, and their consumption and habit pattern. Patient Feedback is also recorded. Patients write their reviews and give suggestions which aid the college in its scope for beter practices.

5. Evidence of Success

Patients who come from OPD are recalled for weekly, bi-weekly and monthly protocols. Each time patient feedback is taken to analyze patients commitment towards tobacco cessation habit. Focus is on family counseling and it is ensured that some family member accompanied to reinforce the strategy and to enable us get true feedback about patients claim to have left the habit. Currently we are having a success rate of 55% (6 months) in this aspect. More strategies including rewards are being contemplated to increase the success of tobacco cessation.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
7. Patient’s sagging motivation: Patients’ motivation levels fluctuate. It is even possible for patients to start reconsidering their decision to quit, as their initial enthusiasm wears off and they face the discomfort of acute withdrawals and craving. This further emphasizes the need for continued follow-up.
8. Loss of Wages: People reporting to the tobacco counselling centre miss out their daily wages or loss of salary for the day so many patients are unwilling to listen to or give time.
9. Relapse tendency: Relapse is a cause of burnout among health professionals dealing with patients dependent on tobacco or other tobacco substances. It is a human tendency to expect some results from the intervention. And it is difficult to go through the whole intervention again with the next patient when the previous patient has already started using substances soon after the consultation.

Best Practice 2


1. Title of the Practice

Passion towards new technologies with vision towards super speciality Hospital

2. Goal

The Santosh Deemed to be University teaching hospital aims at offering excellent community service by reaching the unreached. The vision of the university is by and large clear to incorporate latest technologies for optimum patient care system in the teaching hospital.

3. The Context

As the population grows, the varieties of diseases too grow equally and even more. This requires, various high tech instrumentations for investigations, assessment and researches pertaining to the infections. It is not the same way treatment is being offered as being done a couple of decades ago. Due to advancement of technological equipments and advancement in research more accurate ways of treatment are expected by the community.

4. The Practice

Santosh Deemed to be University has a vision to offer quality treatment to the patients to aid the social well-being of the human community. The teaching hospital has improved infrastructure and major upgradation has been done in OPD, ICU Wards, Emergency services, labour room etc. The teaching hospital has a 7 bedded triage with latest equipments like Maquet Servo Ventilators, Central Oxygen suction hangers, Defibrillators, Crash carts etc., supported by 24X7 consultant team. The teaching hospital also has 23 bedded state of art trauma centre equipped with Maquet Servo Ventilators, Monitors, Defibrillators, ECG machines, Emergency operation theatres and 500 M/A X-ray machine in it. The hospital also has Automated Tissue Processor, Roche Immunology Analyzer & Immuno-Biochemistry fully automated equipment which can cater to 240 samples / hour, Siemens ABG machines are installed in the Trauma Centre and ICU, Latest Phaco Machine, CT Scan, MRI Scan, VaTech OPG machine, etc. has been installed in the hospital. The hospital also plans to install a CATHLAB for learning and research.

5. Evidence of Success

The evidence of success has been felt in the number of patients visiting the hospital and the average number of bed occupancy which is almost 81% this academic year serves as the evidence of success for the above efforts. The patients altogether get a feel of getting treated in corporate hospitals, which shall be evident from the patient feedbacks obtained and analysed.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Adequate Financial resource for installation of such high end equipments and creation of laboratory infrastructure has been a challenge, but has been successfully overcome by the teaching hospital.


HIMS INSTALLED OPD WARD


OPD WARD – AIR CONDITIONED WAITING AREA

UPGRADED WARDS


SEVEN BEDDED TRIAGE


WELL EQUIPPED TRAUMA CENTRE


AUTOMATED TISSUE PROCESSOR


AIR-CONDITIONED LABOR ROOM


UPGRADED NICU / PICU


SEMI-PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED WARD


ROCHE IMMUNOLOGY ANALYZER


SIEMENS ABG MACHINE


CT SCANNER


LATEST PHACO MACHINE


CATH LAB – PHILIPS HD AZURION


SURGICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY


ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DENTAL CHAIRS


ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DENTAL CHAIRS


STRYKER ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC EQUIPMENT


VATECH OPG MACHINE