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Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery post graduate student wins Abbott Research Poster award

26 January 2010

Rabekah Prabakaran, an RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery post graduate student and Neonatal Nurse from the National Maternity Hospital won the Abbott National Nursing Research Poster award for her project on “Is Noise an issue in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?” at a conference held on 28th January in Croke Park.  Rabekah Prabakaran’s project is part of her Masters in neonatal nursing, which she is carrying out under the guidance of Professor Seamus Cowman at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. This study aims to discover how to decrease the overall noise level in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and to develop unit specific guidelines and policies in controlling noise levels in such units.

Pictured (L-R) is Mr. Neil Power, Abbott and Ms. Rabekah Prabakaran, RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery post graduate student. Rabekah recently won the Abbott National Nursing Research Poster award for her project on “Is Noise an issue in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?”