Past Attendees Biography

Elvessa Narvasa

Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Canada


Title: A holistic approach to integrating medical robots into patient care
Elvessa Narvasa
Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Canada
Abstract: Technology is changing the world in a warp speed. Medical technology is experiencing its advancement in robotic applications. Robots will become a more definite member of any hospital’s technological evolution and medical staff.
Henceforth, NURSES will inevitably need to work closely with medical robots. Thus we, should take the necessary steps now to gain a better understanding of how these mechanical wonders enhance our practice in order to have a more significant role and for successful adoption of the technology and related changes in patterns of care
Medical robots have some inherent advantages over humans. A machine doesn’t need sleep nor food, doesn’t have prejudices that we humans so often have. This could change the way we treat people who are sick and vulnerable. Robotics involve designing and implementing intelligent machines which can do work considered too dirty, too dangerous, too precise or too tedious for humans. Furthermore, it has the potential to expand surgical treatment modalities beyond the limits of human ability.
In this presentation, distinct categories of robots in health care delivery such as surgical, medical, service, and rehabilitative care will be explored. The challenges, opportunities and implication of emerging technologies to the future of the nursing profession will also be discussed.
While there are concerns of machine replacing people in the workforce, with some preparation and forethought, NURSES can make sure the human touch stays relevant in medicine, while taking advantage of our AI friends.
  • To gain understanding of how robots are used in medical field.
  • To better prepare and adapt to the not- so- distant future where robots play a crucial role and work closely with us.


Elvessa Narvasa has completed Master of Science in Nursing from Montreal University, Canada. She is the Provincial Director of Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Quebec division. Served as Co- President of Quality Assurance; Team Leader for Hospital Accreditation, Founder of ICU Intermediary care. She had been selected to write exam for Cardiovascular Certification by the Canadian Nurses Association. Furthermore, she do both in-service as well as invited nurse educator of different hospitals ICU-CCU; PACU/OR and Consultant of College Nursing Faculty. Organizing committee executive of International Society of Pituitary Surgeons; Multidisciplinary Perioperative Medicine, Montreal University. Invited speaker of Quebec Intensive Care Association and 2019 International RFCCN. SAARC, Critical Care Society.

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