Abu Dhabi: SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), part ofAbu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched the country’s first Renal Training Program for locally-based nurses. The six-month training program, which is currently targeting SEHA nurses, is based on international best practice and broadly following the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) competency framework, included six nurses from across the SEHA network.
The SKC Renal Training Program provides participants with the opportunity to develop renal specific skills and enhance their knowledge and understanding of renal care. Prior to the launch of the program, there were limited opportunities for Emirati nurses to specialize in renal care.
Dr. Stephen Holt, Professor-Director and CEO, SKC, said: “A significant part of our mission is to provide our healthcare professionals with abundant learning and development opportunities that empower them to transform regional care in the country. Nurses with specific renal background or training are scarce on a global level. This program adopts a focused, comprehensive, and systematic approach to provide the participants with the necessary support to grow in the field of renal medicine.”
Following the completion of the program, participants will have the appropriate skills and competencies to allow them to provide specialized, world-class renal patient care.
Dr. Marie Kim James, Acting Chief Nursing Officer and Quality Manager, SKC, said: “Nurses are the backbone of our network and by strengthening their access to local education resources and training that meet international standards, we are bolstering our ability to care for patients with kidney conditions, as well as reinforcing SKC as market leaders in the field of renal medicine. This is a first of its kind program in the country and has already gathered great interest from nurses across the network.”
This program builds on SEHA’s extensive medical education offerings available for its workforce. Earlier this year, SEHA partnered with Khalifa University to launch a clinical research program for SEHA employees. The network also partnered with the University of Sharjah to offer employees a diploma in sonography and radiology.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC–SEHA – is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
SEHA is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.
SEHA is committed to continuous improvement of customer care to recognized international standards and providing the community with world-class healthcare. SEHA operates 13 hospitals with 3,385 beds, 70 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centers and 2 blood banks. Its facilities accommodate 117,162 inpatients annually and conduct 43,262 surgeries, as well as treating more than five million outpatients. SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with more than 18,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care, and administrative personnel. Learn more at www.seha.ae
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