Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
nilakm19729@aims.amrita.edu

Nila K M currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. She joined Amrita College of Nursing on September 02, 2013.

Education

  • M.Sc. Nursing - (Medical Surgical Nursing- Neuroscience Nursing)- Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi
  • B.Sc. Nursing – Sidhi Sadan, Lourdes College of Nursing , Chembumukku, Kochi

Professional Experience

  • Amrita College of Nursing : As Assistant Professor :1 year
  • Amrita College of Nursing : As Lecturer : 3 years
  • Lourdes Hospital : As staff nurse:1 year

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

Nila K. M., D, M. V., and Nair, S. R., “Anxiety, Depression and Self Care Management Among Patients with Hypothyroidism”, Asian journal of pharmaceutical and clinical research, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the study was to assess anxiety, depression, and self-care management among patients with hypothyroidism.
Methods: A qualitative descriptive study was done among 65 patients who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and the data were collected using structured questionnaire to know about self-care management of hypothyroidism and standardized tool (Hamilton rating scale) for assessing anxiety
and depression.
Results: The result showed that among 65 subjects, 30 (46.2%) had good self-care management, only 1 (1%) had excellent self-care management, 46.1% had severe anxiety, whereas 4.6% subjects had severe depression. There was a positive association between anxiety and depression with self care management.
Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is now becoming more prevalent in the Indian population. From the results of the study, it is obvious that patients with hypothyroidism are at increased risk of anxiety and depression. Self-care management decreases with an increase in anxiety and depression. Hence,
proper management is necessary to reduce the deleterious effect of hypothyroidism on physical as well as mental health.

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2016

Journal Article

T. Robert and Nila K. M., “A Cross Sectional Study to Assess the Quality of Life of Patients Undergone Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 9, no. 1, 2016.[Abstract]


Objectives: To determine the QoL of patient who had undergone head and neck cancer surgery and to find out the association between quality of life after head and neck cancer surgery and selected variables.
Methods: Descriptive survey design
Results: Low quality of life was observed in 45 % subjects. Significant association was found between QoL with many symptoms.
Conclusion: With advanced cancer treatment methods, the numbers of Head and neck cancer survivors are increasing but their QoL would be affected significantly if these problems are not addressed properly.

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Conferences Attended

  1. Continuing nursing education programme on Quality nursing education -everyone’s concern organised by Amrita College of Nursing on 9-9-2013
  2. International seminar on Research methodology – Rejuvenating nursing research culture- present scenario organised by Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva on 29, 30, 31 of May 2014.
  3. One day Workshop on infection control, stepping up towards successful prevention and control conducted by infection control department of AIMS, Nursing service, Kochi on 15th June 2014.
  4. State level workshop on Inter professional collaboration for better patient outcome on 27-05-2015 organised by Amrita College of Nursing
  5. National conference on Organ transplant- Together, towards, tomorrow organised by Amrita College of Nursing on 20 and 21 of November 2015.
  6. CME on HIV medicine update, organised by department of emergency medicine and community medicine on 1-12-2015
  7. State level workshop onSafe blood transfusion: safe transfusion saves life.organised by Amrita College of Nursing on 9-07-2016
  8. CME on Thyroid update 2016 organised by department of biochemistry on 15-10-2016.
  9. State level workshop on Student Assignments- An introspection for better reflective clinical nursing practice on 26-05-2017 organised by Amrita College of Nursing
  10. Workshop on Intensive care nursing- Journey towards clinical excellence organised by Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva on 21-10-2017
  11. Inter National conference on obesity- A multifaceted approach organised by Amrita College of Nursing on 1st and 2nd december 2017
  12. Solace-Inter National nursing conference on oncology organised by Caritas Hospital on 19-20 of January 2018
  13. 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 .
  14. Participated in the "Dissemination of ICMR National Guidelines for stem cell research 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 .

Achievement

  • Certified in NIHSS stroke certification -phase I

Poster Presented in International Conference

  • Obesity and Bisphenol A
  • Obesity & surgical management

Area of Interest

  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • Endocrinology

Responsibilities Other Than Teaching

  • Research Guide for Undergraduate Nurisng Students
  • Committee Member of Sports in College of Nursing
  • Committee Member of Arts in College of Nursing

Membership in Professional Organization

  • TNAI
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8th
RANK(INDIA):
NIRF 2018
150+
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