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Prof. Sheela Pavithran

Professor, Vice Principal

Prof. Sheela Pavithran is currently working as Vice Principal and Professor at the Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.

Qualification: MSc Nursing
sheelapavithran@aims.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Cardiovascular Nursing, Endocrinology, Oncology Nursing

Bio

Prof. Sheela Pavithran is currently working as Professor cum Vice Principal, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She associates with the institution since 2002. She graduated from Institute of Health Sciences, Manglaore and completed Masters from Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University. She worked in Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, from 1992 to 2002 in various capacities from Clinical Instructor to Assistant Professor. After leaving Manipal, she joined Amrita College of Nursing as Associate Professor. She was appointed as Acting Principal from 31/05/2006 to 24/10/2006 for the interim management of the college. From December 2005 onwards, she is working as Professor cum Vice-Principal.

Award Received: Best Theses Award (Silver medal)

“Evaluative study on the effectiveness of incentive spirometry and deep breathing exercise on pulmonary function.”

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Oral Health related quality of life of patients on chemotherapy

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Sreeleksmi MV; Sreeleksmi R

Publisher : Biomedical Pharmacology Journal

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, MV, S., and R, S., “Oral Health related quality of life of patients on chemotherapy”, Biomedical Pharmacology Journal, 2020.

Year : 2018

Vibration Perception Threshold Values and Clinical Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Anirudhan Arya Medakkel .

Publisher : Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research .

A. Arya Medakkel and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Vibration Perception Threshold Values and Clinical Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy”, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. YC05-YC08, 2018.

Year : 2017

Taste Alterations and Quality of Life of Patients Recieving Chemotherapy

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Anooja Antony

Publisher : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

Anooja Antony and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Taste Alterations and Quality of Life of Patients Recieving Chemotherapy”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 380-383, 2017.

Year : 2017

Case control to identify the risk factors of chronic kidney disease

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Elizabeth S A; Rahul R.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, A, E. S., and R, R., “Case control to identify the risk factors of chronic kidney disease”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 512-516, 2017.

Year : 2017

Case Control Study to Identify The Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Shanti. E; Rahul R.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences,

S. E, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and R, R., “Case Control Study to Identify The Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 512-516, 2017.

Year : 2016

Foot reflexology as an add on intervention on pain among women having undergone mastectomy

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Nivya L,; Anu k .

Publisher : The Nursing Journal of India .

Nivya L., Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Anu K., “Foot reflexology as an add on intervention on pain among women having undergone mastectomy”, The nursing Journal of India, vol. CVII, 2016.

Year : 2016

Risk factors and measures to prevent ventilator associated events among mechanical ventilated patients in selected ICU’s of a tertiary care hospital

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Vaishakh G; Sigimol K M .

Publisher : International Journal of Nursing Education and research .

V. G, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and M, S. K., “Risk factors and measures to prevent ventilator associated events among mechanical ventilated patients in selected ICU’s of a tertiary care hospital”, International Journal of Nursing Education and research, vol. 4, no. 4, 2016.

Year : 2016

Effectiveness of a Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ileal Conduit at AIMS

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Mathew M. A.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharam and Bio Sciences, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences.

M. M. A. and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Effectiveness of a Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ileal Conduit at AIMS”, International Journal of Pharam and Bio Sciences, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1018 - 1021, 2016.

Year : 2016

Risk Factors and its Awareness Among Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Authors : Regina Antony, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Krishna S Nair

Publisher : Kerala Nursing Forum,

Krishna S Nair, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Regina Antony, “Risk Factors and its Awareness Among Patients with Colorectal Cancer”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 35-41, 2016.

Year : 2015

Correlational Study on Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance of Nursing Students in a Selected College of Nursing

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Jacob. W

Publisher : International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Health Care

J. W and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Correlational Study on Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance of Nursing Students in a Selected College of Nursing”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Health Care, vol. 4, no. 5, 2015.

Year : 2015

Body image, Self esteem and Social functioning among women after Mastectomy

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Anjana A. P., Sincy Paul

Publisher : Kerala Nursing Forum

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.

Year : 2015

Awareness Regarding Procurement, Storage and Handling of Organs for Transplantation Among Students of Nursing Programme at Amrita

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Nimisha Raju; Poonam Krishna; Remya Raj

Publisher : National conference on Organ transplantation Together, Towards Tomorrow , p.65.

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Raju, N., Krishna, P., and Raj, R., “Awareness Regarding Procurement, Storage and Handling of Organs for Transplantation Among Students of Nursing Programme at Amrita”, National conference on Organ transplantation Together, Towards Tomorrow . p. 65, 2015.

Year : 2014

Self Medication Practice and Related Knowledge Among Students of Selected Nursing Institutions

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Neethu Surendran; C. M. SijiMol

Publisher : International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences

N. Surendran, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and C. M. SijiMol, “Self Medication Practice and Related Knowledge Among Students of Selected Nursing Institutions”, vol. 3, 2014.

Year : 2014

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection among Adolescent Girls

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Indhumol, TD; George, Laly K

Publisher : International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research

T. D. Indhumol, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and George, L. K., “Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection among Adolescent Girls”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, pp. 121-126, 2014.

Year : 2014

Sexual Dysfunction among Patients With and Without Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Sarath V S

Publisher : International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences

S. V. S and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Sexual Dysfunction among Patients With and Without Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 17-20, 2014.

Year : 2000

Effectiveness of Incentive Spirometry and Deep Breathing Exercise in Improving Pulmonary Function

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran

Publisher : Journal of Midwifery and Nursing

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Effectiveness of Incentive Spirometry and Deep Breathing Exercise in Improving Pulmonary Function”, Journal of Midwifery and Nursing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 19-22, 2000.

Conference Paper

Year : 2015

Awareness regarding procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation among students of nursing programme, with a view to prepare an information booklet

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Nimisha Raju; Poonam Krishna; Remya Raj

Publisher : National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Awareness regarding procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation among students of nursing programme, with a view to prepare an information booklet”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow , Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2015

Sensory perceptual alteration among patients admitted in critical care units

Authors : Prof. Sheela Pavithran, CM, S.

Publisher : International conference on Evidence Informed Practicean: Approach to Healthcare Reform.

Prof. Sheela Pavithran and CM, S., “Sensory perceptual alteration among patients admitted in critical care units”, International conference on Evidence Informed Practice: an Approach to Healthcare Reform. p. 49, 2015.

Professional Experience

Total Teaching Experience:

  • Amrita College of Nursing: 15 years
  • Manipal College of Nursing: 10 years

Areas of Interest in Teaching:

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Research

Areas of Interest in Research:

  • Cancer care
  • Issues of elderly
  • Cardiovascular interventions

Major Workshops Organised

  • Emergency nursing (DGHS aided)
  • Educational Technology (DGHS aided)
  • Organising committee member in workshop on Drug safety issues in health care conducted in collaboration with Dept. of Pharmacology and School of Pharmacy, AMRITA

Resource Person in

  • DGHS aided workshop on Emergency nursing conducted in Amrtia College of Nursing
  • DGHS aided workshop on Educational Technology conducted in Amrtia College of Nursing
  • DGHS aided workshop on Management technique conducted in Amrtia College of Nursing
  • DGHS workshop on Educational technology at Manipal College of Nursing
Year Affiliation
May 2005 – To date Professor cum Vice Principal, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
May 2006 – Oct 2006 Acting Principal, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Mar 2003 – Dec 2005 Associate Professor, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Dec 1999 – Dec 2003 Assistant Professor, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University
Sep 1997 – Dec 1999 Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University
Sep 1999 – Sep 1999 Assistant Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University
Jun 1993 – Sep 1997 Assistant Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University
Jun 1992 – Jun 1993 Clinical Instructor, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University
Education
Year of Passing Degree Name of the Board/University
1997 M Sc Nursing Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal University)
1992 B Sc Nursing Mangalore University
Responsibilities Taken

Administrative

  • Assisting in the college administration in planning, implementing and evaluating the institutional objectives and activities
  • Plan various departmental activities and ensures the implementation of the same in discussion with other faculty members of the department
  • Acts as Vice-Chairperson of the Exam control division and co-ordinate the examination process
  • NAAC school level co-ordinator since the beginning of the NAAC accreditation process of the Institution
  • School level co-ordinator of IQAC

Academic

  • Systematically plan and conduct the Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes specific batches
  • Evaluate the progress of the programme periodically in consultation with the faculty involved and take corrective steps as needed
  • Conducts teaching session for both undergraduate and post graduate programmes
  • Guide Post graduate theses and projects
  • Clinical supervision of Undergraduate and Post graduate students
  • Revision and modification of the curricula of the Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes
  • Collaborate with departments within the institution and external sources as needed for the implementation of teaching learning and evaluation process
  • Involved in the revision and reformation of evaluation system

Other Responsibilities

  • Kerala Nurses and Midwives council inspector
  • Member in Board of studies, Amrita College of Nursing
  • Member in the School level UG and PG programmes
  • Chairperson of Library committee – conducts regular library committee meetings, planning for the purchase of books as per the academic requirement; take part in the campus level library committee meeting
  • Member in the Curriculum committee – involved in the preparation of the curriculum of the Post Basic B Sc Nursing and modification of the B Sc and M Sc Nursing programmes
  • Member in Research Committee of the College – scrutinizes the research proposal and approve the research problems.
  • Member in various other committees like Campus Level Sexual Harassment Committee, Student Welfare Committee, Member of Counselling Committee, Health Committee.
  • Took part in pass board meetings in M G University, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Internal examiner in Institution examinations for UG and PG Nursing
  • External Examiner for UG and PG Nursing Examinations in and outside the state – Manipal University, Kerala University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Calicut University
Workshop/Conference Attended/Organized/Conducted
Year Affiliation
2017 Participated in workshop on ‘Student assignment – an introspection into better reflective clinical practice” conducted by Amrita College of Nursing on 26th May 2017
2017 Participated in 3T- – IBHSc Training Course for Health Science Faculty (The Indian Programme of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics [Haifa]. Organized by Bioethics Unit of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi from 20th to 22nd February 2017
2016 Attended “AIMS Research Synergy Day – Conference organized  by AIMS on 7th October 2016
2016 Programme Committee Member in National Seminar on “Curriculum Development for Sustainable Development: A Road Map” organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham from 12th to 13th August 2016
2017 Attended seminar on “Student Care Project” (an initiative to rehabilitate students of drug addiction) organized Kochi City Police on 16th July 2017
2016 Participated in the workshop “Safe Blood Transfusion: safe transfusion – saves life: conducted by Amrtia College of Nurisng on 9th July 2016
2016 Participated in National Workshop on “Role of Accreditation and Audit in Higher Education Institutions” organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi from 30th June to 1st July 2016
2015 Participated in 19th National conference on “Nursing Research: A pathway to quality improvement in health care” organized by Nursing Research Society of India at Father Muller College of Nursing, Kankanady, Mangalore from 29th  to 31st  October 2015
2015 Participated in National Symposium on “Transformative Curriculum in Nursing: Shaping the future Nurses” organized by Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam on 8th August 2015
2015 Attended CNE on “Organ Transplant” organized by CNE Cell, Lakeshore Hospital & Research Centre, Ernakulam on 9th April 2015
2015 Participated in International Conference on “Evidence Informed Practice: an approach to healthcare reform” organized by Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal from 24th to 25th January 2015
2015 Participated in Pre-conference workshop by Dr. Denise F Polit on “Research Methods”organized by Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal on 23rd January 2015
2014 Attended Pre-conference workshop on “E-course designing and development” organized jointly by IIT Mumbai and AMRTIA Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai at AIMS Kochi on 17th December 2014
2014 Attended Third National conference of Infusion Nurses Society of India organized by Nursing Service Department and Amrita College of Nursing at AIMS, from 21st to 22nd November 2014
2013 Participated in Workshop on “Research skills in Nursing: Filling the Gap” organized by CNE Cell of Amrita College of Nursing on 8th January 2013
2010 Participated in National Conference on Geriatric Nursing “Adding life to years and years to life” organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 8th  to 9th  September 2010
2012 Attended “International CTO Summit 2012” organized by Department of Cardiology, AIMS, Kochi on 17th December 2012
2012 Attended International Symposium on “Strengthening of Healthcare Delivery and Improving Healthcare Outcomes in India” Linking Nursing and Public Health organized by Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital and University of Minnesota Academic Health Centre, USA at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore from 7th to 8th December 2012
2010 Participated in International Conference on “Qualitative Research Methods” organized by Omayal Achi College of Nursing at IIT Chennai from 11th to 12th January 2010
2008 Participated in National Conference on “Theory Application in Nursing Practice: Bridging the Gap” organized by M S Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education and Research, Bangalore from 16th  to 7th  February 2008
2009 Conducted DGHS aided Workshop on “Emergency Nursing” organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 26th February to 7th March and from16th March to 4th April 2009
2009 Participated in  DGHS aided workshop on Management Techniques –
“Becoming a better nurse manager and a more effective leader” organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 16th to 25th March 2009
2009 Participated in  DGHS aided workshop on Educational Technology organized by Amrita College of Nursing 26th February to 7th March 2009 and 16th March to 4th April 2009
2007 Organizing committee member in State level one day workshop on “Drug Safety Issues in Health Care” in association with the Department of Pharmacology, AIMS Kochi and the School of Pharmacy on 10th of December, 2007
2002 Participated in the Fifth National workshop on   “Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Practice “conducted by NRSI at KLE society, Belgaum from 21st to 23rd October 2002
2002 Participated in DGHS aided National level Continuing Education Workshop on “How to organize an Education Workshop” organized by the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing from 26th to 30th March 2002
Participated in workshop on Nursing Process organized by College of Nursing, Manipal
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