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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

The Faculty of Nursing believes in giving back to the community and in being a good community partner by providing necessary services and health education. Almost all services and trainings are provided on a not-for-profit basis. Services are provided to the local Thai community and international capacity building is done in partnership with international agencies.

National Service Projects

Local community service projects are coordinated through the Faculty Curriculum and Research Project and the Health Spa Service Development Center.

Faculty Curriculum and Research Project

This project serves the local community and provides health improvement projects for people in rural and remote areas of Northern Thailand. Projects have included health education training for community leaders, Buddhist monks, school teachers, students, and community members. Past training topics included first aid, self-medication and self-care, drug abuse prevention, family planning, child health, and child care.

Past projects have included:

  • Development of Teachers’ Skills in Child Care for Sob-Kong Village, Om-Koi Municipality, Chiang Mai
  • The Elderly Health Promotion Project (Elderly Club)
  • Healthy Play Project
  • Childbirth Preparation Project
  • King’s Royal Project

Health Spa Service Development Center

Through a special partnership with the Thai Lanna Spa Association and the Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office, the Health Spa Service Development Center develops and administers short-training courses for the Chiang Mai Province Market Health Promotion Project. These courses promote Thai traditional alternative therapies, while maintaining high standards for practice and delivery.

Recent short-training courses have included:

  • Spa Manager
  • Lanna Exotic Massage
  • Improving Concentration and Health through Fon Jeung
  • Herbal Spa Massage and Remedies
  • Hydrotherapy for Health
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Spa
  • Facial Treatments
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Relaxation Techniques for Spa Therapists (Basic Yoga and Meditation)

Nursing Service Center

The Nursing Service Center, which operates as a for-profit agency, provides in-service training for professional nurses around the country. These courses allow nurses to improve their nursing skills and knowledge, which in turn improves services for the community.

Recent courses have included:

  • Nursing Specialty in Nurse Practitioner (Primary Medical Care)
  • Nursing Specialty in Nursing Care for Infectious Patients and Infection Control
  • Short Training Course in Science and Art of Teaching in Nursing
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Specialist
  • Oncology Nurse Specialty
  • Gerontological Nurse Specialty
  • Quality Improvement for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control
  • Developing Advanced Nursing Practice Competencies
  • Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner
  • Critical Care Nursing (Adult & Elderly)
  • Refresher Course for General Nurse Practitioners – 301 participants
  • Best Practices for Quality Improvement of Hospital-Acquired Infection Control
  • Program of Nursing Specialty in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program
  • Capacity Building in Teaching for Nurse Preceptors
  • Developing Advanced Nursing Practice Competencies
  • Cancer Nursing: Music and Art Therapy
  • Nursing and Drug Usage

International Community Service

As a leader in the region, FON works with several international organizations to provide training to health professionals. Participants from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific have attended our short-training courses. These courses are designed to promote an international exchange of knowledge and experience and to provide students with an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and clinical experience.

Courses are typically taught in Chiang Mai, but upon special request, they can be arranged outside of Thailand. Support for past trainings has come from the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), World Health Organization (WHO), WHO – Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), and various governments.

A selection of past short-training courses appears below:

  • Community Health Management and Community Empowerment towards Healthy Community (TICA)
  • Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases (TICA)
  • Enhancing Community Capacity in Managing the Emerging Challenges of Population Ageing (TICA, UNFPA)
  • The Promotion of the Elderly’s Well-being and Community Participation towards Healthy Ageing (TICA, UNFPA)
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care for Children and Vulnerable Young People (TICA, UNICEF)
  • Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Adolescents and Young People (TICA, UNFPA)
  • Update Midwifery Education and Practice (WHO/SEARO)
  • Prevention and Management in Traumatic Injury: A Nursing Perspective (TICA)
  • Nutrition for Maternal and Child Health (TICA, UNICEF)
  • Moving towards Healthy Ageing: The Promotion of the Elderly’s Well-being through Community Participation (TICA, UNFPA)
  • Scaling up of Adolescent Health Programme (WHO/SEARO)
  • Clinical Updates in Midwifery (WHO/SEARO)
  • Cardiac Nursing, Cardiac Lab and Cath Lab (Bangladesh Government)
  • Renal Nursing (Bangladesh Government)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum Development and Research Methodology (WHO/SEARO)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management (WHO/SEARO)
  • Geriatric Nursing (WHO/SEARO)

Short-training courses can be developed upon request.

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