- Matsuko Ogata
The 1st Nurse Meeting for Shoulder Surgery
I am pleased to announce the presence of an independent Shoulder Nursing Study Group at the Shoulder Function Study Group starting from the 14th Annual Meeting, and it will hold a session focusing on nursing care.
To date, few presentations, either oral or poster, have been given on the topic of nursing care as part of the Shoulder Function Study Group. At our hospital, we have thus far provided nursing care to numerous patients suffering disorders of the shoulder joint, and have continued to give presentations on our research findings. The forum for exchanging information with other institutions, however, has remained limited. In holding this session on nursing care, we have decided to offer mostly oral presentations, in principle. The symposium will focus on nursing care provided inside operating rooms and hospital wards to patients with shoulder disorders who have undergone surgery. We will have the speakers discuss the actual nursing care being provided, and share information among various institutions. Likewise, the general presentations will take up, as topics, some of the special innovations and implements being devised at the outpatient clinic, hospital wards, and operating rooms, as well as tackling challenging issues. I sincerely hope that the content will facilitate providing nursing care to patients with shoulder disorders henceforth, and that this will become a study group that encourages members to aim at providing even higher-quality nursing care.
To enhance the ADL and QOL of patients with shoulder joint disorders, I feel it is important for paramedical personnel to come together and collaborate while being fully involved in accordance with their medical specialty. I look forward to having not only nurses but also other paramedical personnel attend this session on nursing care, and engage in active discussions from diverse perspectives.
Our aims, going forward, are to shift from a study group on shoulder function to a society dedicated to the study of shoulder function, and to receive approval as a scientific meeting of paramedical staff. I strongly believe that being able to accumulate and utilize knowledge through publications will contribute to improving the medical services provided to patients who suffer from diseases of the shoulder joint.