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Pakistani Nurses Foundation organized workshop to Aid nurses on ECG interpretation July 09, 2013
Meeting at ICCI
Nurses consider as a backbone of Health care sector and they should be technical skilled and well aware of advancement in Cardiac health servicesfor improvement of health outcomes and reduction of risksassociated with cardiac events, said by Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The two-day workshop on Cardiac nursing care : ECG interpretationwith the aim of refreshing and introducing new advancements in the practice of cardiac nursing care was organized by Pakistani Nurses Foundation (PNF)  in collaboration with Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital.Chairman (QIH), Dr.Shaukat Ali Bangash and more than hundred nurses from all over the Pakistan were also participated in the workshop.
Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, chaired the workshop, said that nursing is a noble profession and people should respect the nursing community.
Nurses should discharge their duties with utmost care, responsibility, social commitment and should meet the rehabilitative care needs of patients through education, support, supervision and reinforcement, he said adding that the real purpose of nursing is to serve.
He further said that such kind of educational activities should continue in all nursing institutes of Pakistan, to develop skilled nurses with upgraded knowledge and understanding of interpreting the ECG which will enable them to respond correctly and inform quickly to doctors to treat potential deadly arrhythmias as efficiently as possible. 
He was of the view that nurses can impart their role in different health care settings by promoting health, preventing diseases and rehabilitating cardiac episodes through extensive patient care & counseling to combat the diseases.
He further said that ICCI will support initiativeof PNF for conduction of first International South Asian Countries conference for nurses which will make them more knowledgeable and well aware nurses. Government already allocated US$9.9 Billion for Health care sector, now special attention should be given to develop improved Public-Private sector health care facilities with induction of trained health care team for better service provision, he added.
Dr. Shaukat Ali Bangash, Chairman (QIH), said that nurses are the heart of healthcare delivery system and doctors are brain of it but still this profession is neglected in our country. The services of nurses are crucial and appreciable and he assured that his organization will always encourages and support the Pakistani Nurses Foundation for betterment of nursing services. He said such workshops will improve the nurse’s technical and educational skills which are the part of quality service provider. 
Tahir Iqbal Chairman (PNF), explained that they are working to bring advancement in nursing profession, clinical practices, and knowledge by promoting continuedevidence based research education in Pakistan. Health and wellness of the individuals and communities largely depends on the quality of nursing care, their skills, education and training level, and he hoped that this workshop will better equip thenurses in dealing any kind of cardiac emergency events.
Iqbal while addressing to the nursing community, explained the importance of nursing profession and their potential and appealed to all organizations working in the health sector to support the cause of (PNF) to give them International platformfor future conduction of an SAARC International Conference for nurses which will uplift the motivation level of nurses and will perform their duties matching international standards.

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