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Intensive Care Forum Representatives presented the Results of the Tele-Psychological Support Service for children (aged 4-18 years old) of critically ill patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), under a Press Conference that was held on Monday 19 October 2015 at Filoxenia Conference Centre (Briefing Room 3 & 4).

The Press Conference began with a screening of a TV Spot related to Ariadne Project, greetings from the Intensive Care Forum President, the Representative of Ministry of Education & Culture/ Director of Secondary General Education and the Coordinator Psychologist.

The Coordinator Psychologist has referred to the number of children participated in Psychological and Tele-Psychological Support Services by underlining the fact that it has increased significantly since the beginning of this Program.

The attendees had the opportunity to watch 2 short length videos related to Psychologist’s and Child’s experience during their navigation on Service Application. The Press Conference completed with a video screening entitled “The Role of ICU Doctors”. Users are able to watch other 7 videos that have been uploaded on Service Application.

Each video present a different story related to (a) Ariadne Project, (b) Psychologists, (c) Intensive Care Unit, (d) ICU Doctors, (e) ICU Nurses, (f) Medication and (g) certain Medical Procedures (Tracheostomy, Dialysis).

Ariadne Project is funded by the EEA Grants and under the framework of Funds for Non-Governmental Organizations for Cyprus 2009-2014.

Representatives of the Ariadne Project interdisciplinary team will present the results of the project implementation of the Tele-Psychological Support Service for children (aged 4-18 years old) of critically ill patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), under a Press Conference that will be held on Monday 19th October 2015.

This event will be attended by Media representatives and distinguished guests.


Date: Monday 19th October 2015 - Time: 19:00
Place: Filoxenia Conference Centre (Briefing Room 3 & 4)
(17 Thrakis Street, 2112, Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus)

 

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Representatives of the European Project "ICARE4ΕU" visited the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital on 2nd and 3rd April, 2015. During their visit, they had several meetings with Dr. Theodoros Kyprianou, Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital, and Dr. Nikolas Stylianides, Project & Technical Manager of "TelePrometheus" and "TeleRehabilitation" services, Dept. of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital. Also, they had the chance to take interviews from members of the multi-disciplinary team (Dept. of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital).

Τhe European Project "ICARE4ΕU" describes and analyzes exiting approaches of current integrated care programs and new models of multi-disciplinary care for people with multiple chronic conditions in 30 European countries.

• Aims to disseminate knowledge about key characteristics of effective care

• Contributes to an improved design, a wider applicability and more effective implementation of integrated care innovations

• Disseminates knowledge and innovative solutions to improve chronic illness care in Europe

Objectives of the visit:

• Learn more about the 8 multimorbidity care programs that include promising elements related to general criteria and the four main "ICARE4EU" project perspectives: (a) patient centeredness, (b) use of e-health technology, (c) financing systems, (d) management and integration issues

Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital: Healthcare services and vision

• Εvaluation of three research programs: "TelePrometheus", "TeleRehabilitation" and "PROSAFE"

The first day agenda (02/04/2015) included:

• Overview of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital

TeleRehabilitation program for critically and chronically ill patients in the community

TeleRehabilitation sessions demonstration

• Interviews

The second day agenda (03/04/2015) included:

• Psychological Support of severely ill patients -hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Nicosia General Hospital- and their families

• Ariadne Project: Tele-Psychological Support of children and adolescents

• Continuous learning in acute environments: "TelePrometheus" services

• Interviews

The first Press Conference, regarding to Ariadne Project, was held at Ministry of Education & Culture (Conference Room) on Monday 02 February 2015.

The Ariadne Project implements an innovative service providing Tele-Psychological Support for underage family members of severely ill patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Nicosia General Hospital.

The Press Conference began with the introductory speeches of the Intensive Care Forum President, Mr. K. Christofis, and the Representative of Ministry of Education & Culture - Chief Education Officer, Dr. K. Louis.

It's worth noting that the Coordinator Psychologist, Ms. Elina Demetriadou, and the Ariadne Project Manager/Technical Manager of Teleprometheus, Telerehabilitation and Telemedicine Services, Dr. Nikolas Stylianides, presented the Tele-Psychological Support Program.

The Ariadne website was presented in detail by the IT Officer and member of the implementation project team, Mrs. Georgia Christodoulou. She made a brief presentation of the Top-Menu Categories and talked about the three groups that appear on the Home Page: A) Child, B) Adolescent and C) Guardian.

After the announcement of the results of Student Art Contest, the awarded logo design was uploaded on the Ariadne website.

The Intensive Care Forum President Mr. K. Christofis announced the results of the Student Art Contest for the logo design of Ariadne website, during the First Press Conference of Ariadne Project that was held at Ministry of Education & Culture (Conference Room) on Monday 02 February 2015. Secondary school students from all schools in Cyprus were entitled to participate.

A student from Aradippou High School was the winner that received (a) the symbolic amount of €100 as a prize and (b) a participation certificate. The awarded design is already hosted as a logo on Ariadne website.

All the students that participated in the contest received participation certificates. At the same time, all the candidate logo designs had been presented through projector.

Representatives of Schools received the participation certificates on behalf of the children that couldn't attend the event.

The Press Conference was held at Ministry of Education & Culture (Conference Room).

Representatives of the Ariadne Project interdisciplinary team will present the Tele-Psychological Support Program for children and adolescents of critically ill patients hospitalised in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), under a Press Conference that will be held on Monday 02 February 2015.

On this occasion, a logo design presentation related to the Ariadne Project website will be held. The winner will receive a symbolic amount as a prize and the other participants will take certificates for their participation in the Student Logo Design Contest.

This event will be attended by the Minister of Education & Culture, the Minister of Health, distinguished guests and all the children who participated in the aforementioned contest.

Date: Monday 02 February 2015 - Time: 18:00-20:00

Place: Ministry of Education & Culture (Press Conference Room)