Thressia Puthussery Devassy - Profile

20, Montrose Court,
Artane, Dublin,
Ireland

Phone: 00353-1-8775411
00353-85-1581337
Email: teddy1523@gmail.com

Present Position: Staff Nurse, Richmond Intensive Care Unit (Neuro), Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Formal Education
· MSc Nursing in Applied Healthcare Management, University College Dublin, Ireland
· BSc Nursing, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
· Diploma in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India
· Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, Lourdes School of Nursing, Kerala, India

Professional Experience
· Worked as a Ward Manager for 15 years from 1991 to 2005 in various wards such as neurosurgical intensive care unit, female neurological ward, female neurosurgical ward, recovery ward and head injury ward in the Neuro Centre at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
· Worked as a Staff Nurse for 4 years from 1986 to 1990 in female, male and paediatric neurological and neurosurgical wards.
· Worked as a staff nurse in the obstetrics ward from 1985 to 1986 at St.John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.
· Worked as a staff nurse at two Holy Cross Hospitals in Kerala and Karnataka respectively from 1981 to 1984.
Area of interest
Are located around the lived experiences of Multi Cultural Nurses working together in Intensive care units and its impact on quality and safety of patient care. Also interested in the area of practice, neurological and neurosurgical nursing, Intensive care nursing, transcultural nursing and qualitative research methods.
Award
· Conferred with the prestigious Florence Nightingale Best Nurse Award - 12th May 2000.
Honours
· 3rd Prize for Scientific Paper presentation at Neurocon – December 2004
· 2nd Prize for Neuro Quiz at Neurocon – December 2004
· 1st Prize and Rolling shield for Scientific paper presentation at Neurocon - December 2003
· 1st Prize for Poster presentation at Neurocon - December 2003
· 3rd Prize for Neuro Quiz at Neurocon - December 2003
· 2nd Prize for Poster Presentation at NIMHANS– May 2003
· 3rd Prize for Scientific paper presentation at Neurocon – December 1994
· 2nd Prize for Poster presentation at Neurocon - December 1993

Presentations at Scientific Conferences

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2004
“Specific Neurological Intervention and its associated nursing management for patients with Neuro muscular disorders” 25th Annual Conference of the society of Indian Neurosciences Nurses along with Neurological Society of India at Indore, India 16th-19th December 2004.

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2003
“Nursing Management of patients with head injury – A Neuro emergency” 24th Annual Conference of the society of Indian Neurosciences Nurses along with Neurological Society of India at Chandigarh, India 13th-15th December 2003.

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2002
“An Experience with patients with Brain Abscess – A Retrospective study of 100 patients” 23rd Annual Conference of the society of Indian Neurosciences Nurses along with Neurological Society of India at Cochin, Kerala, India 14th-17th December 2002.

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2002
“Psychological Issues of Children hospitalised in Neuro Intensive care unit and Nurse’s role” First National Conference on Child Psychiatric Nursing, Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses 11th-13th January 2002.

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1994
“The Nursing needs of a patient with Puerperal Cortico Venous Thrombosis” 43rd Annual Conference, Neurological Society of India, Bangalore, India 17th-20th December 1994.