Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 26-28, 2020 | Singapore

Litty Varghese

Potential Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2020- Litty Varghese
Litty Varghese
Seha Ambulatory Healthcare Services, Dubai
Title : Barriers to adult immunizations and strategies to improve coverage

Abstract:

Vaccination against childhood communicable diseases through the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available. Most causes of vaccine preventable illness among children are relatively uncommon due to high rates of vaccination and very effective vaccines.
Adult vaccination is one of the most important tool for reducing morbidity and mortality not just in the elderly but in other members of the society by increasing herd immunity, reducing severe clinical outcome and helping in eradication of the disease.
The immunization program overall has been very successful with kids. So is there is a problem? Yes, there is. We’re not doing so well with adults
Adults are recommended to receive vaccinations based on their age, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle, prior vaccinations, and other considerations
Although provider recommendation is a key predictor of vaccination, more often clients report not receiving vaccine recommendations at healthcare provider visits. Other barriers to vaccinating adults, including the cost of providing vaccination services, inadequate or inconsistent payment for vaccines and vaccine administration, and acute medical care taking precedence over preventive services. Despite these challenges, we introduced a number of strategies which have been demonstrated to substantially improve adult vaccine coverage. Providers are encouraged to incorporate routine assessment of their adult patients' vaccination needs during all clinical encounters to ensure patients receive recommendations for needed vaccines and are either offered needed vaccines or referred for vaccination.

Biography:

Litty Varghese; RN RM; MSN is worked as Head of Nursing Education, AHS/SEHA, UAE. She has 34 years of experience in the field of PHC and Ambulatory Health care Services, UAE and has expertise as JCIA chapter lead and tracer team member, quality improvement coordinator, diabetic clinic project coordinator, community program organizer, newsletter editor and researcher. She holds Master’s Degree in Community Nursing, MCQ (American Board of Medical Quality), Post Graduate Diploma in   Nursing Administration and obtained certification in Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from CDC, Atlanta. She taught Vaccination in the residency program in Faculty of Medicine UAEU for 3 years. Recently she was invited as speaker at the SAARC Diabetes Awareness meet at Bangladesh. She presented papers and workshops in many national and international conferences. She also served as COO, SH Medical Centre, Kottayam for one year in 2018-2019, and currently she working as the Director of La Smilez multispecialty centre, Kochi, Kerala and acting as Management Consultant of JK Hospital, Kottayam

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