95 percent of Saudi nurses earn patient satisfaction, says survey

Updated 05 February 2014

95 percent of Saudi nurses earn patient satisfaction, says survey

About 95 percent of patients and their escorts (relatives) expressed their satisfaction with the performance of Saudi nurses in hospitals in the Kingdom, local media said quoting a newly released survey.
The survey was prepared by Dr. Haya Al-Fawzan, the Dean of the College of Nursing at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
The survey, which was carried out on 302 samples, including 149 patients, and 153 relatives, covered seven major themes: Knowledge of nursing basics, clinical skills, patient care, communication skills, decision-making, the involvement of care-givers such as relatives, and professional conduct.
According to the findings published in the American Journal of Natural Sciences Research last December, 80 percent of the respondents were found satisfied with the Saudi nurses and their knowledge of the basics of the nursing profession and presenting of information.
Around 89.4 percent of those surveyed were content with the clinical skills; 89 percent about patient care; and 95.4 percent were pleased with the communication skills of the Saudi nurses.
Likewise, 90 percent of the respondents confirmed the ability of Saudi nurses on decision-making, 93.4 percent expressed satisfaction with the involvement of family in the care of the patient while 92 percent affirmed their satisfaction with the professional conduct of Saudi nurses.
The research study, which was funded by the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) was conducted in a number of key medical centers, including King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Hospital (KAH), Ahsa, and Imam Abdulrahaman bin Faisal Hospital in Dammam.

KSRelief chief presented with 2019 moderation award

Updated 41 min 40 sec ago

KSRelief chief presented with 2019 moderation award

MAKKAH: The general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, has been named the winner of the 2019 moderation award.

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal made the announcement at a ceremony held on Wednesday in Jeddah.

The award, in its third year, is considered one of the most important in promoting the values of moderation and combating extremism, both internally and externally.

Al-Rabeeah has held 13 positions that contributed to his selection for the award, most notably minister of health, and pediatric surgery consultant, a role in which he performed 47 operations for conjoined twins from 20 countries.

The Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program is a global reference and one of Saudi Arabia’s most distinguished medical humanitarian initiatives worldwide.

In December 1990, Al-Rabeeah hit local and international headlines after making history in the Kingdom by performing complex surgery to separate the first conjoined Saudi twins at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah

The case of the conjoined Malaysian twins Ahmed and Mohammed was particularly demanding. The family of the two children appealed to the Kingdom’s government to conduct the separation operation, and Al-Rabeeah carried out successful surgery lasting 23.5 hours in September 2002, by royal request.

After taking over as general supervisor of KSRelief, Al-Rabeeah oversaw 176 projects in 37 countries, including key areas such as food security, health, water, sanitation, education, women, children, vaccination and shelter.

He also implemented the directives of King Salman, providing various humanitarian and relief programs and building partnerships and community support with other countries.

The center executed 1,050 projects in 44 countries in addition to 225 projects dedicated to women and 224 for children.