Mr. George Gomez

Mr. George Gomez |Clyto Access

Consultant Coordinator, Apollo Hospitals

Poster Presentation



George Gomez is presently designated as Nurse Practitioner at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplant at Apollo hospitals, Chennai. Prior to that I worked as a Intensive Care Unit -Registered Nurse in the Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular surgery for a period of 2 years.

His responsibilities are
1.Assess recipient patients for transplant.
2.Organise their Pre operative,Intra operative and Post operative care.
3.Coordinate with the multidisciplinary team for better patient outcome.
4.Educate and counsel the patients on various areas pertaining to liver transplant and life style.
5.Periodic follow up with the patients.
6.Training and supervising staffs.
7.Implementation of research proven methodology in the delivery of care.
8.Organizing and continuing education seminars.


Title: Effect of nursing interventions on thirst and interdialytic weight gain of patients with chronic kidney disease subjected to hemodialysis



Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common condition that describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Severe thirst distress is frequent in haemodialysis (HD) patients, and some
studies have noted a positive relationship between thirst and an increased interdialytic weight gain (IDWG). Objectives: Objectives of this study were to assess the effectiveness of nursing intervention
on thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain among patients with CKD subjected for hemodialysis (HD); relationship between thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain; association between
background variables and thirst distress. The clinical outcomes included were thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain among patients with CKD subjected for HD. Methods and Materials: An
experimental pretest posttest control group design was utilized in the study on a 40 patients with CKD subjected to HD in the dialysis unit at a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India.

Results: In the study group, nine (45.00%) were between the age of 21-30 years, nine (45.00%) in the study group were male. Thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) was reduced in the
study group after nursing intervention. Conclusion: Sucking ice cubes reduced thirst distress and improves compliance among patients with CKD subjected to HD.

Related Conferences :

Global Forum on Transplantation Research and Technologies