A Retrospective Art Exhibition consisting of Mustafa Hastürk’s work will be opened at the Near East University Art Centre by the Prime Minister, Tufan Erhürman

It was stated that functioning under the body of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the Near East University Art Centre comprised four galleries and subsequent to the exhibition of the work of Feryal Sükan, a new exhibition was on its way. Furthermore, the exhibition where Mustafa Hastürk`s work will be displayed will be opened by the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, on November 2nd. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the NEU Art Centre was located at Atatürk Culture Centre and the exhibition is to be opened by the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tufan Erhürman, on 2nd November 2018 at 18.30. In addition to the above, it was pointed out that the Retrospective Art Exhibition of Mustafa Hastürk will be available to visit until 12th November during 10:00-17:00. Subsequent to Mustafa Hastürk’s exhibition, a group exhibition of Near East University artists will be opened on 15th November 2018. They are aiming to provide the work of many artists to art lovers… The NEU Art Centre is aiming to be a medium where the invaluable pieces o artists from abroad and Turkish Cypriot artists are displayed; as well as being a location where young talents can exhibit their work. Furthermore, through the personal and group exhibitions to be held in the future, NEU Art Centre aims to be a central platform for art display. Additionally, the Art Centre targets to contribute to nurturing creativity in the public and promote a love of art.

Near East University hosted the Wadf World Dance Championship

“World Dance Championship WADF” held at the Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre of Near East University in cooperation with the Department of Health, Culture and Sports and the Yoga Federation of Turkey. According to the press info released by the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, Hip WADF World Dance Championship dance competition held with enthusiastic participation of the audience in Hiphop, Show Latin, Social Latince Dance, Thertal Dance, Latin and Standard Dance, Latin Solo Dance, Yoga Agana Ladies and Yoga Agana Men’s categories at the Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre. At the end of the competition, the winners received their awards from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan Atamtürk, Head of Department of Culture and Sports, Hasan Senin, President of the Sports Federation For Everyone, and Muharrem Aydoğan, President of Turkey Yoga Federation. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atamtürk stated that in order to adopt the culture of dance competition in our country in the later periods more organizations will be hosted in a much more participatory manner. Winners of the Competition Hiphop Category 1. Cranberries Dance Studio 2. Unity Dance Crew Show Latin Category 1.Sergen Özbay Dance Studio 2. NEU Dance School Social Latin Dance Category 1. Nezihe Erken & Sergen Özbay 2. Paras Hyper & Seray Selan 3. Mertcan Yılmaz & Ayşe Thertal Dance Category 1. Laren Hastunç Latin and Standard Dance Category 1. Kravets Maksym & Popova Maria 2. Alisya Özkoççatlı & Hasan Murat Sirhan 3. Yurdanur Karavezirler & Çağan Ecevit 4. Nisan Asşehitoğlu & Ersin Serdarlılı</ td> Latin Solo Dance Category 1. Rishko Andrey 2. Silenco Tetiana Yoga Agana Males’ Category 1. Naseh Samadi Yoga Agana Females’ Category 1. Birsen Özışık 2. Bajacaz Emine Hordan 3. İsminaz Bektaş

The first event of a module newly brought to life “Life at University” has been realised at Near East University

The first event of the module titled as “Life at University” designed for freshmen studying at Faculty of Communication of Near East University, that has been just brought to life for the current Academic Year of 2018-2019, involving the cultural and historical structure of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has been realised. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Head of Cyprus Turkish Guides Union, Yusuf Nidai, was the host of the aforementioned event and he made a presentation to the freshmen students to inform them about the natural beauties, cultural and historical heritage of Cyprus. Furthermore, the students were provided details regarding the historical and touristic features of Nicosia, Famagusta, Guzelyurt and Lefke regions; alongside the cultural wealth of Cyprus and the Cyprus cuisine. During the presentation, a group of students performed acoustic music and gave a zest to the event. It was stated that the NEU freshmen students found the event highly informative as well as pleasurable. It was pointed out that the module titled as “Life at University” was added to the Faculty of Communication Educational programme starting from the Fall Term of the Academic Year of 2018-2019 for the purpose of introducing opportunities available on NEU campus and to help them adapt to university life.

Within the scope of the World Food Day, an event dedicated to tackling hunger was held at Near East University

The Chamber of Food Engineers that affiliated with the Union of Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects organized an event within the scope of 16 October World Food Day. The event, which was dedicated to tackling hunger, was hosted by the Department of Food Engineering of Near East University. The event, which was held at İrfan Günsel Congress Center, attached a special focus on creating awareness regarding hunger, food safety and nutritious diets for all. Besides, a study titled “Olive Oil: World’s Healthy Food” was presented within the scope of the event. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that various events were organized across the globe on 16 October World Food Day which corresponds to the date of the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. It was underlined that 16 October World Food Day was one of the most outstanding events on the United Nations calendar as it was dedicated to strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food and agricultural development. In her opening remarks, the President of the Chamber of Food Engineers, Sıdıka Can highlighted the importance of awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. Underlining that FAO had determined “What Can We do to Achieve ZeroHunger” as the topic of World Food Day 2018, President Sıdıka Can put forward a set of proposals for consideration. Sıdıka Can drew attention to the significance of sharing knowledge and resources, developing innovative strategies and discovering new opportunities to contribute to the fight against hunger. She also drew attention to the necessity of adopting farming policies grounding on “Produce More with Less”, “Support Domestic Production” to the realities of our country to encourage an integrated farming approach. It is a must to Develop Sustainable and Highly Efficient Farming Policies in TRNC… Underlining the crucial role of new productive farming policies in amplifying and diversifying the farming products, Can stated that it was inevitable to develop sustainable and highly efficient farming policies in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus which had suffered with water shortages for years due to severe drought. Culture and Uses of Olive-Oil and its effects on health were discussed… Within the scope of the event, Professor Semih Ötleş, lecturer at the Department of Food Engineering of Ege University made a presentation titled “Olive Oil: World’s Healthy Food” in order to raise awareness about the conscious consumption of olive oil, which is one of the most important pillars of our diet and an indispensable food for the world, TR and TRNC. In his presentation, he underlined that both olive and olive oil had a prominent place in our culture; he drew attention to the proven properties of olive oil for health.

Near East University 2018-2019 Fall Semester Orientation Program has been realized successfully

Organized by Near East University for the Fall Term of the Academic year 2018-2019 to facilitate the adaptation of the newcomer students to the academic, social and culture life, the Orientation Days have come to an end. The Orientation Days provided students with opportunity to get to know each other, the university and the country. A wide range of cultural, social and academic activities are carried out within the scope of Orientation, Welcome and Placement Days that organized annually by the Near East University. The overriding aim of these activities is to ensure the adaptation of the newcomer students, to offer them tips on how to overcome problems they might encounter in their new university life, to introduce the new environment that they engaged in and to ensure coalescing with each other. Within the scope of the 2018-2019 Fall Term Orientation Days program, the newcomer students were welcomed at Ercan Airport and transported to Near East University Campus for registration and accommodation. In order to introduce the university campus and campus facilities to new students and to support them in the adaptation process to the life in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Near East University prepared a special Orientation Days program including information packs, tips, trips, social, cultural and academic activities. The program provided the newcomer students with opportunity to acquire information regarding their rights and responsibilities and the services and possibilities offered by Near East University. Through a wide range of activities, students also had opportunity not only to get to know the university, their faculties and departments but also to get acquainted with the faculty members and establish new friendships with each other. In order to provide the newcomer students with adequate information about their new university and the campus, which is like a city in a city, a talk on “All about Near East University” was held. Within the scope of the event, students had opportunity to have breakfast all together and get acquainted with faculty members from various departments and units of the university. In order to create an opportunity for newcomer students to meet and socialize in a friendly environment, an Outdoor Cinema Night event was held on the grass field in front of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences under the sponsorship of Turkcell. After the screening of the film, the students enjoyed themselves by dancing with music. Cultural Trips were oganized… Within the scope of the Orientation Program that organized by the Near East University Student Dean’s Office, cultural tours to Nicosia and Kyrenia region were organized in order to better introduce the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to the newcomer students and their accompanying parents. During the tour, the historical and touristic places of Nicosia such as Dr. Fazıl Küçük Museum, Büyük Han (Great Inn), Selimiye Mosque, Arasta/Bedestan, and places of interest in Kyrenia such as Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia Harbour, Karaoğlanağlu Martyrdom, Yavuz Landing Beach were visited. The tour guides of Near East University provided the students and their parents with adequate information regarding the places and their importance in our history and culture. A resounding Welcome Party… On the last day of the Orientation Days program, “I Love NEU” activities were organized by the Student Dean Office within the scope of the Welcome Party. During the event, the promotion of the student clubs/associations affiliated with the Near East University was realized. In order to ensure a cozy environment, where newcomer students could have fun and enjoy themselves, NEU Student Dean spared no sacrifices in providing buffets with meals and soft drinks, music bands, DJs and dance shows taking breaths away. This pleasant friendly environment provided students with opportunity to generate a good synergy by merging each other and live the joy of being a new member of Near East Family that adopts “Living a continental life on the island” as a fundamental goal. The social, cultural and academic activities that carried out within the scope of the Orientation Days program were very significant in providing opportunity for newcomer students to get acquainted with the cordial family environment of Near East University, to get to know the university and campus life, North Cyprus, and to establish new friendships.

Near East University was represented at the International Symposium on “Youth’s quest for meaning in the Modern Age”

Organized by Bingöl University, the International Symposium on “Youth’s Quest for Meaning in the Modern Age” was held at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Congress Center at Bingöl University on 15-16 October 2018. The Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Near East University, Professor Mehmet Mahfuz Söylemez attended the symposium. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Professor Mehmet Mahfuz Söylemez chaired a session and delivered a speech at the symposium which was attended by more than 60 academicians, researchers, and a large number of rectors. The symposium provided platform for the participants to make presentations and share statistical data regarding the young people’s interests, leisure perceptions, goals, relations with NGOs, employment, internet use, regular sports, TV watching , music, and engagement in social media. Prof. Dr. Söylemez: “We need to train well-rounded young people Wwo will be the executers of the future”… In his closing speech, Professor Söylemez underlined that the young people were the architects of breakthroughs and changes in every era and highlighted the importance of being together with all stakeholders in order to discuss what to do to raise well-rounded young people. Professor Söylemez underlined the importance of the symposium that organized by Bingöl University which is one of the pilot universities of Turkey. Referring to the importance of the meeting in bringing the problems of the young people to the table, Professor Söylemez extended his appreciations to mainly Bingöl University Rector Professor Ibrahim Çapak and everyone who contributed to the event. Young People are alienating to their essence and the society… In his closing remarks, Bingöl University Rector Professor Ibrahim Çapak stated that the symposium was very fruitful in terms of providing platform to discuss current youth problems and put forth solutions. Underlining that the young people were alienating to their essence and the society, Professor Çapak expressed his views regarding the issue. “We need to create a communication channel with our young people away from informatics ignorance and disinformation. We need to take steps not towards the culture of consolidation, but towards forming the culture of understanding the human, essence and the nature. I would like to thank Bingöl Governorate, Bingöl Municipality, ARGETUS, Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ensar Foundation and the Union of Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen for their contributions to the symposium. Hopefully, this symposium has been fruitful one and a means towards forming a good youth for our country” said he.

Greek Soprano Vassia Alati and Pianist Çağıl Cansu Şanlıdağ and Cypriot Artist Göral Özkan visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts

Located opposite Car Museum on Near East University Campus, Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts is shown a lot of interest by tourists and recently it has been visited by Turkish Cypriot Artist Göral Özkan; Greek Soprano who came to the island to give a concert, Vassia Alati; Turkish Pianist Çağıl Cansu Şanlıdağ and her musicologist husband Xavier Falgues. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, General Coordinator of Near East University Görkem Bulunç and Academic Member of NEU Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Assist Prof Dr. Mustafa Hastürk accompanied the above mentioned visitors and informed them regarding the pieces displayed at the museum. Ressam Göral Özkan: “Each piece displayed at the museum is of unique value…” Turkish Cypriot Artist Göral Özkan, whose works of art are also displayed at the museum, made a statement regarding the museum environment and everything displayed and pointed out that he was rather excited and impressed. He also expressed how pleased he was to see a collection of works of art created by Turkic artists. In addition to the above, Göral Özkan added that the idea of Modern Art Museum was a splendid idea realised by Near East University and also added that this was always expected from Founding Rector of Near East University Suat İ. Günsel as he was always foresighted. Furthermore, he emphasised that each piece displayed at the museum was of unique value. A wide variety of pieces of different styles are being exhibited at the museum… Greek soprano Vassia Alati, who came to the island from Vienna andTurkish pianist Çağıl Cansu Şanlıdağ, who came from Brussels, also expressed their views about the museum and stressed that there was a variety of pieces of different styles presented at the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. They added that they were highly impressed and pleased to see a collection of pieces created by artists from different Turkic countries. They also pointed out how they noticed that each piece was carefully and meticulously chosen and everyone was sure to find an appealing piece displayed at this museum.

Near East University Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering attended the 17th National Conference…Academic Member of Near East University Prof. Dr Cavit Atalar was presented an Award of Merit

Head of Earthquake and Soil Research and Evaluation Centre of Near East University and Head of Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar attended the 17th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering that was held at Istanbul University. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Society holds this conference biannually and recently the conference was completed over 20 sessions where more than 130 presentations were made. It was stated that Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar attended the conference as a member of the Scientific Board and as the Chair of a Session. At the conference to which Chair of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Prof. Dr. Charles Ng and Prof. Dr. Misko Cubrinovski from Canterbury University-New Zealand; Prof. Dr. Gökhan Baykal from Boğaziçi University; and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Berilgen and Ord. Prof. Dr. Hamdi Peynircioğlu from Yıldız Technical University attended, Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar was presented a tie as the ‘symbol’ of the Society. A presentation on the classification of fine-grain soil in Northern Nicosia by using Artificial neural networks was made… Jointly prepared by Prof. Dr. Braja Das and by Prof. Dr. Mustafa Akgün and Özkan Özdağ from Dokuz Eylül University; Hilmi Dindar and Arif Özyankı from Near East University, a presentation on “The classification of for fine-grained soil in Northern Nicosia by using Artificial neural networks.” During the presentation, it was stated that the algorithm of artificial neural networks was used to make classification of fine-grained soil by considering Atterberg values. For this, sand, silt, clay, liquidity index and plasticity index values were obtained and by considering the grain distribution values at the first phase of the study, the liquidity and plasticity indexes were guessed. Later at the second phase of the study, these values were used to make soil classification. Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar was presented an Award of Merit… Head of Earthquake and Soil Research and Evaluation Centre of Near East University and Head of Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar presented an “Award of Merit” by the Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Society for his national and international contributions to the field and due to outstanding work on researches, education and applications. It was expressed that an award ceremony was held at the 17th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering which was held at Istanbul University and personal background of Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar was read before he was presented his Award of Merit. Near East University will be hosting the conference to be held in 2020… It was announced that necessary connection and arrangements were being held to host the 2020 Conference at the Near East University; at the Honorary Presidency of Prof. Dr. Cavit Atalar and Founding Rector of Near Eat University Dr. Suat İ. Günsel’in, and at the helm of International Society for the Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

Near East University was represented at the Human Security Conference

The Istanbul Human Security Conference is an international event held in Istanbul every year by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University in cooperation with the UN Human Security Unit and Kadir Has University as the host institution. The 8th Istanbul Human Security Conference (IHSC 2018), ‘Human Security in Difficult Times II’ took place on 17-19 October 2018 at Kadir Has University. The conference provided platform to discuss how the concept and practice of human security had been affected by the resurgence of populism, the persistence of sub-state violence, and mass internal displacement and refugee flows. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, Head of the Department of Political Science of the Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, participated in the conference with a presentation titled “Syrian Refugees in Host Countries: Motivations, Constraints and Social Cohesion”. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, Head of the Department of Political Science of the Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, was the only scholar that attended the conference from Cyprus. It was stated that experts involved in the fields of law, political science, international relations and migration, as well as the representatives of civil society organizations participated in the 8th Istanbul Human Security Conference (IHSC 2018), ‘Human Security in Difficult Times II’. Through key-note speeches and panels, the conference covered areas like Local integration and trust-building, Return migration, Humanitarian aid, Refugee Camps, Responses to Refugee Crisis in the World, Conflicts and other issues concerning human security. The migrant crisis caused by the refugees migrating from Syria to the neighboring countries or to the EU countries by crossing the overland or the Mediterranean Sea, and how the concept and practice of human security had been affected by mass internal displacement and refugee flows, the ongoing durability of many non-state armed groups, and a squeezing of civil society was discussed throughout panels held within the scope of the conference. By attending Panel 5 on “Civil Society and Gender Dimensions in Human Security” that chaired by Professor Kenneth Christie, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, made a presentation titled “Syrian Refugees in Host Countries: Motivations, Constraints and Social Cohesion”. Arab Spring or Arab Uprisings initiated the Migration of Syrian People… In her Presentation, Associate Professor Nur Köprülü underlined that the climate of uncertainty created in Syria and in the region by the internal conflicts that started in Syria after Arab uprising in 2011 confronted both the neighboring countries and the European Union with the biggest refugee problem that they could ever witness. Köprülü also expressed that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that a great number of Syrian refugees were hosted mainly by Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Köprülü underlined that the most dramatic outcome of the internal conflicts caused by the social movements was the number of Syrian refugees that exceeds 6 million. Turkey and Jordan are hosting the Refugees… Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü also highlighted that Jordan was one of the countries most affected by the refugee crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population. Köprülü reminded that Jordan provided shelter for almost 2 million Palestinians emigrated to Jordan following the Arab-Israeli wars in 1948 – 49 and 1967 and then opened its door to Iraqi people migrated to Jordan following the US operation to Iraq in 2003. Associate Professor Nur Köprülü highlights that about 650 thousand Syrian refugees, who were registered with the UNHCR by the end of 2017, live in Jordan. She highlights that only 17 per cent of them currently live in the refugee camps while the other Syrian refugees live in urban areas in Jordan. She also underlines that Turkey is home to almost three million Syrian refugees, almost 30 per cent of whom live in government-run refugee camps.

Faculty of Nursing of Near East University attended the International Geriatric Congress in Germany with 6 Poster Presentations having importance in Geriatrics

With more than 1,500 attendees from Europe and from all over the world, the 14th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, which is one of the largest and most influential academic conferences and exhibitions on Geriatrics, was realized in Berlin, Germany on 10-12 October 2018. The Dean of the Faculty of Nursing of Near East University, Professor Nurhan Bayraktar along with Deputy Dean Associate Professor Ümran Dal Yılmaz and Faculty Member Professor Özge Uzun participated in the 14th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, “Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World”, with 6 poster presentations. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the faculty members from the Department of Surgical Diseases Nursing of NEU Faculty of Nursing made 6 poster presentations titled “Fluid balance problems among elderly people”, “Is urinary incontinence the destiny of elderly people”, “Complementary and alternative medicine use by older adults in Turkey: Literature review”, “Halitosis in Elderly People”, “Barriers of Mechanical Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis Among Elderly with Hip Fracture” and “Nurses’ Awareness on Hospital Acquired Infection Risks of the Geriatric Patients”. The Most Common Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Problem in the Elderly; Dehydration… The poster presentation on “Fluid Balance Problems among Elderly People”, which Professor Nurhan Bayraktar and Associate Professor Ümran Dal Yılmaz prepared jointly, provides scientific data that some risk factors such as physiological changes, physiological impairments, restriction of access to fluid intake, multiple medication, incontinence and similar causes can make the elderly more vulnerable to changes in water and electrolyte balance with a resulting increase in morbidity and mortality. Weakening of Bladder Muscles in the Elderly Causes Urinary Incontinence to Increase… In their other poster presentation, Professor Bayraktar and Associate Professor Yılmaz discussed the issue titled “Is Incontinence the Destiny of Elderly People?” In their poster presentation they present data that incontinence in the elderly can be caused by a variety of different factors by highlighting that weakening of the bladder muscles causes an overactive bladder resulting in an increase in urinary incontinence. No matter what the amount is, urinary incontinence is defined as the loss of the voluntary control over the evacuative function of urination. By underlining that women are more prone to develop urinary incontinence, the faculty members point out that urinary incontinence is a common and often embarrassing problem in the elderly. In their presentation, they also highlight the significant role of some factors such as advanced age, cognitive impairment, genitourinary surgery, obesity, and impaired mobility in developing urinary incontinence. The Most Common Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapy Used by the Elderly in Turkey; Herbal Products… Professor Özge Uzun from the Faculty of Nursing also provided contribution to the congress with a notable poster presentation on “Complementary and alternative medicine use by older adults in Turkey: Literature review”. The poster presentation presents the results acquired from the literature review on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the elderly in Turkey. The study points out that the use of CAM varies between 54% and 59% among the elderly adults in Turkey. The study unveils the fact that the use of herbal products ranges from 55.2 to 62.1 while the use of non-herbal products varies between 43% and 53%. Despite the variety of factors affecting the use of CAM, herbal and non-herbal products, with the frequencies mentioned above, are the most common CAM therapies used by the elderly in Turkey. Dietary supplements, spiritual healing by praying, physical exercises, massage therapy, magnet therapy, acupuncture, listening to music, and meditation are among the other CAM therapies used by the elderly adults in Turkey. To help improve the overall physical and mental health, disease prevention, pain relief, improvement of overall wellbeing, to supplement the medical therapy are among the most common causes of CAM use. The Causes of Bad Breath in the Elderly were discussed… Tamer Yılmaz, Professor at NEU Faculty of Dentistry, and Ümran Dal Yılmaz , Associate Professor at NEU Faculty of Nursing, made a poster presentation on their joint study titled “Halitosis in Elderly People”. Barriers of Mechanical Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis among Elderly with Hip Fracture A significant joint study conducted by Professor Nurhan Bayraktar and Khalid Al-Mugheed, research assistant at the Faculty of Nursing, was presented at the conference and attracted great interest of the attending body. The joint study titled “Barriers of Mechanical Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis Among Elderly with Hip Fracture” is a systematic compilation providing an overview of the literature on barriers of mechanical prophylaxis for DVT in the elderly patients with hip fractures. Pointing out that Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) is a common complication following lower extremity fracture surgery; the faculty members underline the effectiveness of mechanical prophylaxis in preventing deep vein thrombosis and reducing or minimizing venous congestion. In their presentation, they also highlight various obstacles affecting prophylactic measures. Nurses Need to Raise Awareness on Hospital Acquired Infection Risks of the Geriatric Patients The joint study conducted by Master’s Degree student Ibrahim S.S. Abumettleq and Professor Nurhan Bayraktar was presented at the congress under the title “Nurses’ Awareness on Hospital Acquired Infection Risks of the Geriatric Patients”. In their poster presentation, they underline that nurses need to raise their awareness regarding infection risks associated with health services and enhance their knowledge about how to prevent and eliminate the risk factors.
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