Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
Email: 
anjanaap@aims.amrita.edu

Anjana A. P. currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

EDUCATION

  • M. Sc. Nursing - (Medical Surgical Nursing- Critical Care Nursing)- PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore,
    The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
  • B.Sc Nursing - PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore,
    The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

EXPERIENCE

Year Affiliation
2012 - present Assistant Professor- Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi
2010 - 2012 Senior Lecturer- Upasana College of Nursing, Kollam
2007 - 2008 Nursing Tutor cum Clinical Instructor- Cosmopolitan Hospitals, Thiruvananthapuram
2006 - 2007 Staff Nurse- St. Joseph's Hospital, Ancal

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

  • Trained Nurses Association of India

CONFERENCE / WORKSHOP ATTENDED / CONDUCTED

Year Affiliation
2018 Participated in the "Dissemination of ICMR National Ethical Guidelines 2017" conducted by CDSA, Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India on 22nd February , 2018 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
2017 Organising committee member in the International conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on 1st and 2nd Dec ,2017.
2017 Participated in the state levelconference on Crdiac Nursing updates-2017 conducted by Government college of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram on 18th March
2015 Organising committee member in National conference on "Organ Transplant – together, towards tomorrow" organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 20th & 21st Nov 2015.
2014 Participated in the state level worksop on Emergency Management of Trauma conducted by Government college of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram on 8th and 9th November 2014
2014 Participated in 3rd National conference of Infusion Nurses Society- India held at Amrita Institute of medical Sciences, Kochi on 21st and 22nd November 2014
2014 Participated in workshop on Research Skills in Nursing Faculty- Filling the Gaps conducted by Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi on 29th November 2012

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

Anjana A. P., Joseph, G., and A.Valsan, R., “Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Post Exposure Prophylaxis Following Needle Stick Injury among B. Sc. Nursing Students”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , vol. 9, no. 4, 2018.[Abstract]


Needle stick injuries constitute a major hazard for the transmission of viral diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. In the clinical settings, lack of clinical experience and insufficient attention to personal safety put nursing students at high risk for occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens through needle stick injuries and sharp injuries. The purpose of the study was to determine the knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following needle stick injuries among B.Sc. Nursing students.

Materials and methods: The research design adopted for the study was descriptive design. The study was conducted among 134 B.Sc. Nursing students using convenience sampling technique. The data were collected using semi structured knowledge questionnaire and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS package.

Results: The results revealed that out of 134 respondents 125(93%) had an average knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis following needle stick injury, and also revealed that there is no significant association between level of knowledge regarding PEP following needle stick injury with demographic variables. Regarding students knowledge on different variables on PEP following needle stick injury they have a good knowledge on prevention, average knowledge regarding meaning and risk factor of needle stick injuries and the lowest mean score in the area of management and complications of PEP.

Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, it is concluded that the nursing students have an average knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis following needle stick injury. Further analysis revealed that student had least knowledge on areas like management and complications of PEP. Therefore there is a need for regular training and education to update the awareness and knowledge about post exposure prophylaxis which serves as an effective strategy to prevent the spread of blood borne disease.

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2018

Journal Article

T. Antony, Kanmani, J., and Anjana A. P., “Study to Assess the Seizure Severity, depression and Quality of life among Patients with epilepsy at AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, p. 25, 2018.[Abstract]


Epilepsy is a condition that has life consequences that extend well beyond the experience of having seizures.

Objectives: The objective of the study were to identify the seizure severity, depression and quality of life, find out the relationship between seizure severity, depression and quality of life and to find out the association between seizure severity, depression, quality of life and selected demographic and clinical variables.

Materials and Method: A total of 100 patients with epilepsy were studied by standardized Seizure Severity Questionnaire, Becks Depression Inventory, and Quality of Life in Epilepsy 31.

Results: showed that 78 (78 %) of subjects with epilepsy were having have moderate degree of seizure severity, 12 (12%) having severe, 10 (10%) having mild degree of seizure severity. The depression showed 55 (55 %) of subjects with epilepsy having normal level, 31 (31%) having mild mood disturbance, 11 (11%) has moderate depression, three (3%) has borderline clinical depression and no severe and extreme depression. The quality of life in epilepsy showed 62 (62%) having low quality of life and 38 (38%) having high quality of life. There was a significant strong negative correlation exist relationship between depression and quality of life (r = -.563) and seizure severity and quality of life (r=-.343). There was a significant positive correlation between seizure severity and depression (r =.226). A significant association between depression and educational status (χ2 = 3.88), quality of life quality of life and educational status (χ2 =9.283) and type of seizure and quality of life (χ2 =6.84).

Conclusion: The study concluded that seizure and depression were predictive indicators for assessing quality of life.

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2017

Journal Article

Anjana A. P., S, A. V., and J, J. M., “Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients”, Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 7, 1 vol., pp. 105-107, 2017.[Abstract]


Liver transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with some or all of a healthy liver from another person. Liver transplantation is a viable treatment option for end stage liver disease and acute liver failure. Family members of liver transplant patients continue care giving activities for a lengthy period after transplantation. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the stress among primary caregivers of liver transplant patient at AIMS, Kochi. The objectives of the study were to identify the stress among primary caregivers of patient undergone liver transplantation and find out the association between the level of stress and selected demographic variables. Methodology: the research design used for the study was quantitative descriptive research design and the samples were 50.Sampling technique was convenience sampling. The tool used for the study was Dr. Steven Zarit (modified version) self stress-assessment scale along with a semi structured questionnaire. Result: majority of the subjects 46 (92%) were have mild stress and only 4(8%) were had moderate stress. None of them reported to have severe stress. There is a significant association between stress with age (p=0.028), income (p=0.088) and duration of care (p=0.088). Conclusion: the study findings showed that the direct caregivers of liver transplant patients had mild stress since majority of the care givers were life partners.

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2015

Journal Article

S. Paul, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Anjana A. P., “Body image, Self esteem and Social functioning among women after Mastectomy”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, 2 vol., pp. 38-47 , 2015.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Obesity and memory loss (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Micronutrients: A Macro effect after bariatric surgery (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Bariatric surgery and its effects on skin and skin disease (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients (Poster)”, got second prize in the National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2015.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Conference Paper

Anjana A. P., “Assess the Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow, Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

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