The College boasts two very important objectives that are outlined as the best practices of the College. They are as follows:
BEST PRACTICE 1
1. Title: Hand Hygiene
- To inculcate the importance of hand hygiene to the students and staffs of the institution.
- To promote the health of the students and staffs since hand hygiene is the act of cleaning hands for the purposes of removing soil, dirt and microorganisms.
- To encourage and remind all the staffs, students and visitors on the following practice of hand hygiene.
- Attached posters of WHO-6 Steps of Hand Washing Technique on the walls and placed sanitizers and hand towels nearby all the toilets and washroom of the institution.
3. The Context
- Despite the relative simplicity of the practice,compliance with recommended hand hygiene best practices continues to lag in various hospitals, government and private offices, public places and institutional settings.
- Hand washing is given importance by most people whereas hand hygiene and correct technique and times for hand washing are usually overlooked.
- While health care workers generally acknowledge the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection, they typically overestimate their own individual compliance.
By educating and engaging all the staffs and students, we strongly believe to champion the above issues.
4. The Practice
Hand sanitizers and hand towels are placed in all the toilets and washrooms along with posters showing WHO-6 Steps of Hand Washing Technique pasted nearby for easy learning and reference. The students were taught the importance and technique of Hand Washing at the beginning of the course. They are directed and encouraged to practice the procedure throughout the entire course. Return demonstration are conducted by each First Year students which are evaluated and recorded in the Practical Record Book signed by the student and the supervising teacher.
We observe many people suffering with respiratory infections, diarrhoea etc due to improper hand washing with soap and water after toilets .Therefore our institution take it as a challenge to attach posters depicting Steps of Hand Washing Technique to carry out hand hygiene in all the toilets and wash rooms of the institution. The teaching staff and students have collected and developed posters connected to the project with a strong belief that all our students and staffs have a good health and all our visitors aware of our project been undertaken.
5. Evidence of Success
The staff and students of our institutions have fulfilled the hand hygiene practice strictly for many years which is why there is minimal record of communicable and nosocomial diseases among us. As the result of our practice have continued to leave a positive impact on the health of us all we are therefore immensely satisfied in the practice we have implemented.We our also proud to say that our college is the first institution in Mizoram in which all staff and students have willingly joined hands to practice that Hand hygiene thus confirming that this is one of the best practice that our institution have had.
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
The major challenges of this initiatives are :
- The project requires continuous motivation regarding compliance
- Limited supply or unavailability of Hand sanitizer a few times disrupt the chain of practice
- Limited or disrupted supply of water
Best Practice 2
Title: Social service/ Out-reach programme
- To enhance the knowledge of community people on selected health related topics
- Sensitizing the community towards the myths and realities related to health practices
- To help the poorer section of community by distributing cloths, medicines and cash
- To carry out health assessment in selected schools, anganwadis and high schools
- To donate blood in the hospitals
The practice envisages young people in action on humanity; it also anticipates motivated students making a positive contribution towards society.
- Blood donation camp: Over the years, the institute has conducted many blood donation camps. It has been a regular feature since 2011 till now. The programme is organized mostly by ENF, SNA of the college to commemorate College day and ENF day.
- Discussions and talks on Health related topics : This is a regular feature of the college programmes.
- These selected topics are discussed and presented in the hospital and community settings. The selected topics include HIV-AIDS, menstrual hygiene, scrub typhus, personal hygiene, diarrhoea, antenatal and postnatal care, TB, diarrhoea, substance abuse etc
- Contribution to society in the form of cash, clothing and medicines are also a regular feature of the institute. The staff and students contributed poor in Civil hospital and MIMER, cash and clothing at Samaritan Riangvai run, TNT Zuangtui, Gan Sabra Luangmual, Orphanage homes.
- Health assessment : This is done among children, adults and old aged people during community postings. Complicated cases and cases requiring tertiary care are referred to the nearest possible care centres.
Evidence of Success:
Success can be equated with the level of participation in successive programmes conducted on practice. It is also evident through the wholehearted, continuous and invaluable support of the staff and students for the social cause. Staff and students zealously participate in all activities.
Problems encountered and resources required:
The problem encountered while carrying out the practices focused mainly around transportation. It is not always possible to spare the college buses for co-curricular activities as they have to transport and pick up the students for their respective clinical and community postings.