Humans of Safe Care, Saving Lives
This is the eighth in a series of profiles of the dedicated individuals behind the Safe Care, Saving Lives project. Safe Care, Saving Lives is a quality improvement project to improve neonatal care in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
“Very early in my life, living in Hanamkonda, I decided that I wanted to be an engineer. My father was a driver in the Indian railways, and my mother was a homemaker. Nursing, for me, happened by chance. My aunt who works as a nurse in Warangal, asked me to give nursing a try. I have never looked back.
I developed a special interest in pediatric nursing. After graduating from nursing school in Vijayawada, I had the opportunity to work at private tertiary care hospitals for children. My five years there taught me the concepts of quality of care in newborn nursing. I proceeded to do a specialization in neonatal nursing.
I always wanted to bring my knowledge in quality of care to wherever I worked. My areas of interest in newborn care are decreasing length of stay and rational antibiotic usage.
I continue to aspire to be better in whatever I do. I want to pursue my master’s and spread my knowledge to the younger generation of nurses. I hope that one day I am able to change the current system of classroom based nursing education. I want to see that the culture of quality is incorporated as a basic value into every nursing student I teach!”