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Me, my friend and Ci's

Today 5/4/2011  I, my friend and Ci’s visiting IPR.  IPR is known as Institut Perubatan Respiratori (Institute of Respiratory Medicine) is one of institute in Ministry of Health and it was located at Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur. It offers a service to treat and manage all type of respiratory diseases such as obstructive airway disease, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pulmonary embolism, respiratory infection (pneumonia & tuberculosis) and etc.

New structures were built in 1960 to house the country National Tuberculosis Program and Tuberculosis Hospital. The new establishment then was named National Tuberculosis centre. It served as the nerve centre for TB control activity and its laboratory served as National Referral Laboratory for Tuberculosis. With the decline Tuberculosis and expansion of new respiratory disease services, in 1996 the new name was introduced.

 Institut Perubatan Respiratori or Institute of Respiratory Medicine now function as the hospital providing specialized care in all area of respiratory medicine and not only managing tuberculosis. the bed strength of this hospital is 104 with 4 high dependency beds and 4 newly built negative pressure isolation rooms

             IPR offers diagnostic respiratory services namely bronchoscopy, sleep laboratory, full lung function laboratory and tuberculosis laboratory. Another recent achievement of IPR was the collaboration with Institut Jantung Negara to initiate the Lung Transplant Program. Other supporting services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation, TB medical social and contact clinic. IPR is also a post graduate training centre for respiratory medicine, regularly organizing courses on Tuberculosis and Respiratory 
Disease Update.

 To complete the Respiratory Medicine service IPR recently reintroduce the Lung Cancer Management with its own chemotherapy drug Reconstitution Room and Ambulatory Care Centre that shall housed all the diagnostic services.

A lot of things I’ve learned there, its good for us to visiting IPR, because we can apply what we’ve learned at semester 5. I also clearly know about the diagnostic test to diagnose TB, such as Mantoux test and Sputum AFB and the procedure that us as student nurse should know such bronchoscopy, spirometer and etc. I’ve learned about tuberculosis before and I can apply what i know about it there, the bacteria that cause TB is mycobacterium tuberculosis, i also know about the 1st line drug for TB such streptomycin, refampicin. 2nd line drug such kamamycin and the side effect of that drugs that can make some person blurred vision and the worst part is it can cause hepatitis to the person who taking that drug. Then I went to the lab, in there i can see with my eye using microscope how acid fast bacillus looks like, its red coloured is.
Thanks to Kolej, it’s such a great to visiting there and I’ve learned a lot.

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