Qualification: 
Ph.D, MSc Nursing
Email: 
ajeekl@nursing.aims.amrita.edu

Lt Col (Dr) Ajee K. L. is commissioned to Military Nursing Service in the year 1997 after completion of BSc (N) from the prestigious College of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. She obtained her masters in nursing from College of Nursing, CMC Vellore under Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu and PhD in Nursing from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra. She has 24 years long service in various Armed Forces Hospitals and teaching institutions across India that include peace, field and CIOPs areas.

Other Qualifications

  • Diploma in Information Technology (2009)
  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (2010)
  • WHO Fellowship course in Biostatistics (2010)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetic Education (2011)
  • NABH Assessor Course (2018)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt- Certificate Programme
  • Quality Control Management – Certificate Programme
  • Infection Control and Prevention Management-Certificate Programme
  • BLS & ACLS Certificate Course - AHA

Honors and Awards

  • Best scientific poster 2014- Command Hospital Kolkata
  • Commandant’s appreciation letter- CH (EC) Kolkata

Lectures and Presentations

  • Therapeutic communication & soft skill- TNAI conference, Lucknow-2006
  • Trauma care- triaging – CNE, 2006, Lucknow
  • Nursing theories – Workshop on Nursing theories, Pune, 2011
  • Research paper presentation –Armed Forces Medical Research Committee Conference-2012, Pune
  • Research Design – Research Methodology Workshop – Kolkata Medical College, 2015, Kolkata
  • Research Utilization – NRSI conference, Kolkata, 2015
  • Monthly clinical meetings & symposiums
  • Nurses’ perception about wearable technology in health care – International Paper presentation  CCNS –SAARC Conference 2019
  • Evidence-based practice model – International E workshop on Nursing theories 2021

Research Works

  • Effectiveness of pre-procedural teaching on reduction in anxiety of patients undergoing nasal endoscopy.
  • Effect of natural and commercial dressing materials on second and third stage pressure ulcers.
  • Knowledge regarding hypertension among hypertensive clients of urban slums.
  • Nurse’s knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Breast Self Examination.
  • Case-control study on non-compliance as a risk factor for stroke among hypertensive patients.
  • Factors influencing compliance to antihypertensive management.
  • Nurses perception about wearable technology in health care.
  • Psychological Impact of COVID-19: Stress & Resilience.

Publications

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Title

2020

Dr. Ajee K L, Editor – Nursing Clinics Volume I & II. 2020.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Dr. Ajee K L and G, S., “Psychological Impact of COVID-19: Stress & Resilience”, International Journal of Public Health and Safety, vol. 5, 2020.[Abstract]


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) having its origin in China has rapidly spread throughout the world to become pandemic. The infection has profound effect on various aspects of the society, including mental & physical health and also the economy of the society. To mitigate its impact, countries all over the world have adopted various measures such as social distancing, use of protective masks, hand washing, containment of people by implementing lock down in phases. As the pandemic may further weaken the health systems, resources, socio-economic status of the developing & underdeveloped countries, the strategies to halt pandemic becomes a real challenge. This study attempted to assess the psychological impacts & their resilience in terms of their perceived stress and coping ability towards it among the Indian population during the pandemic. An online survey using a snowball sampling technique was undertaken with the help of a semi structured questionnaire. A total of 278 responses were received. A total of 83% of the participants reported of moderate stress and almost 6% had high level of perceived stress. The respondents who were directly impacted by COVID-19 expressed that approx. 10% had loss of job, 21.2% experienced workloads at job, due to half attendance of the staffs & reduced working hours along with multitasking. About 29.5% of respondents stated to have better resilience during pandemic, 1.4% were not able to cope with the stress perceived and almost 69.1% were confident enough to sail through the catastrophe. With the years of lived experience, the resilience was found to be better. 7.1% of the people responded of not being able to hold on to the situation, with 5% having suicidal ideation. Mental health care needs were found in nearly 80% of the participants. Finding a resolute for the problem doesn’t limit to the governing bodies but the community participation too. Highly efficient individual based psychological rehabilitative measures require to be implemented by early intervention to the existing psychosocial problems.

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2019

Dr. Ajee K L and Kshirsagar, A. Y., “Impact of Non-compliance with Antihypertensive Management on Development of Stroke among Hypertensive Patients: A case control study.”, International Journal of Nursing and Medical Investigation, vol. 4(2), pp. -43-49, 2019.[Abstract]


IntroductIon Hypertension is the most important risk factor for worldwide morbidity and mortality and a major public health problem which affects 20% of the adult population, responsible for over 70% of stroke in women and 40% in men and the single most important persuasive threat issue for stroke.[1-4] Hypertension is one of the major mainsprings which contributes to disability, health care costs, and stroke mortality[5,6] and one of the major but preventable or controllable risk factors for stroke. Low adherence to antihypertensive therapy is found to be associated with uncontrollable hypertension.[7] The most common neurological disease “Stroke” is not a medical jargon for the layman in the present scenario. Being the second cause of death due to non-communicable disease, stroke is a major health problem in many countries.[8-10] Stroke, a feasible outcome of hypertension, often leads to death and Impact of Non-compliance with Antihypertensive Management on Development of Stroke among Hypertensive Patients: A Case–Control Study

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2019

Dr. Ajee K L, Aravindan, M. Aruna, and Gopidas, L. Col Nisa, “A study to assess the effect of video assisted teaching programme regarding perinatal care on knowledge among gravid women in selected tertiary care hospital in Kolkata”, International Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 8(3), 2019.

2018

Dr. Ajee K L and Kshirsagar, A. Y., “A study to assess knowledge regarding hypertension among hypertensive clients in a selected urban slum of Kolkata”, International Journal of Nursing Research , vol. 4(3), pp. 154-161, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction: Hypertension, the most prevalent non-communicable disease is a major risk factor for cardio and cerebrovascular complications. Obtaining information from hypertensive patients about their knowledge on hypertension is important for effective management of the disease. Aim: To assess knowledge about hypertension and its association with demographic characteristics of hypertensive people of an urban slum of Kolkata. Methods: This was a descriptive study involving 100 hypertensive patients in the selected urban slum of Kolkata, West Bengal. A self- structured validated questionnaire was used to obtain information from hypertensive people. Knowledge regarding hypertension was assessed using a 25-item questionnaire and was scored as inadequate (19). SPSS 16 was used for statistical analysis. Results: Mean age of participants was 49.1yrs and most were male (52%), married (38%) and had a high school education (57%). The mean knowledge score was 10.3 (SD+ 2.43) and 56%, 38% and 6% of study participants had inadequate, average and adequate knowledge respectively. All demographic characteristics except marital status and religion had a significant association with knowledge score (p<0.05). Conclusion: The participants had low knowledge score, and demographic characteristics were significantly associated with knowledge score. Health care providers should ensure in imparting knowledge regarding health maintenance and management.

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2016

M. Deepa Kuma V and Dr. Ajee K L, “A study to assess the knowledge and practice of using Metered Dose Inhalers in patients with Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease attending OPD in a selected tertiary care hospital”, International Journal of Current Research, 8 (03) vol., 2016.[Abstract]


The increasing prevalence of obstructive respiratory diseases is a matter of concern, as of 2010 three hundred million people were affected worldwide, and in 2009 Bronchial Asthma caused more than two Lakhs deaths globally (GINA 2009). Proper practice and training of the correct steps of using MDI can minimize the drawbacks and therefore nurses need to observe and analyze the existing knowledge and practice on the use of MDI use. Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to assess the patient knowledge regarding use of MDI, to observe the practice, correlate knowledge and practice and associate the knowledge and practice with selected socio demographic variables. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was undertaken with two hundred and three randomly selected participants with Bronchial Asthma and COPD .The knowledge regarding the MDI use was assessed by using a semi structured interview questionnaire and practice was observed using an observation checklist. Result: Majority were suffering from Bronchial asthma (87%, 177) and more than half had duration of disease of ≤ 10 years. The Mean knowledge score of the sample was 33.4 which fall into good category and mean practice score was 8.1. Socio demographic variables like age, gender, education, duration of using MDI had no significant association with both knowledge and practice of using MDI except the place of residence (p<0.05) and duration of disease suffering (p < 0.005). Conclusion: Incorrect inhalation practice is common among Bronchial Asthma and COPD patients in a pulmonary outpatient clinic. The results of present study have shown that the correct use of MDI was found to be poor for most participants even though they had good knowledge. All participants had made at least one essential mistake in their inhalation practice and the study emphasizes on the importance of enhancing the patient’s practice of correct steps of using MDI by providing regular reinforcement and training through an Asthma Action Plan or Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease Action Plan in the respiratory OPD using multimedia touch screen computer (MTS).

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Licensures

  • Kerala Nursing  and Midwives Council

Associations

  • Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI)
  • Critical Care Nurse’s Society, Mumbai (CCNS)
  • Nursing Research Society of India  (NRSI)
  • Association of Nurse Executives India (ANEI)

Achievements

  • NABH Assessor
  • Ph.D. Guide  JJTU Rajasthan
  • Associate editor KSCON Journal of Nursing 
  • President ANEI Kerala chapter
  • Member- Patient Safety Curriculum Revision, Irvine, California