Chandrani Isac

Senior Lecturer, Advanced Practice

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Acute care

Research Supervision:Yes

Chandrani is a nurse educator. Her zeal is to mould nursing students to utilize critical thinking, clinical reasoning and evidence-base in the provision of wholistic care.

Background

Chandrani has expansive experience as a clinical teacher in adult acute care settings. Her clinical expertise blend well for the development and implementation of simulated learning experiences. Her innovative contributions using interactive learning platforms during has served as efficient teaching tools.

Her empirical mindedness has directed her to systematically review standards of practice and to crystallize them to viable themes. These themes are disseminated through seminars, workshops and published as systematic reviews. They have also become the corner stone of her research proposals and are embedded into innovative teaching learning strategies.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi

Research interests

Chandrani is currently pursuing her doctoral degree, focusing on the development of transitional care protocols for elderly with chronic illness. Her previous publications with good citation scores were done in the following domains:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Critical care nursing practice
  • Stress among nursing students
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Informative needs of cancer patients

Teaching

During her previous tenure as lecturer, she has taught:

  • Theory [Adult Health Nursing I, Psychiatry nursing]
  • Clinical [Adult Health Nursing I / clinicals; Adult Health Nursing II / clinicals; Critical Care Nursing / clinicals and Advanced Clinical Nursing]
  • Laboratory [Health Assessment; Fundamentals of Nursing]

During this period, she was commended for her outstanding performance in teaching [2014-2015]. Her contribution for the standardization of OSCE (Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation) practice and accreditation of the baccalaureate nursing program adds to her credentials.

Qualifications

  • BSc Nursing, Christian Medical College, India
  • MSc Nursing, Christian Medical College, India

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Oman Medical Journal, Reviewer
  • Nursing Forum, Reviewer

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Co- Investigator

  • Project title: Evaluation of Simulation for Nursing Courses: Student and Faculty Perspectives
  • Dates: 2014 – 2016
  • Amount: 2000 OMR

Principal Investigator

  • Project title: Determinants of Daytime Sleepiness among Omani Nursing Students and its implications on their Academic Performance
  • Dates: 2016 – 2018
  • Amount: 200 OMR

Co-Principal Investigator

  • Project title: Predictive value of GCS and FOUR Score on the clinical outcome of patients with neurological insult
  • Dates: 2017 – 2020
  • Amount: 900 OMR

Principal Investigator

  • Project title: An Estimate of Care Transition Measure received by Hospitalized Older Adults with CVDs admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  • Dates: 2021 - 2022
  • Amount: 1700 OMR

Selected recent publications

Isac, C., Lee, P. and Arulappan, J., 2021. Older adults with chronic illness–caregiver burden in the Asian context: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counselling104(12), pp.2912-2921.

Isac, C., Samson, H.R. and John, A., 2021, October. Prevention of VAP: Endless evolving evidence–systematic literature review. In Nursing Forum (Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 905-915).

Alharrasi, M., Isac, C., Kamanyire, J.K., Alomari, K. and Panduranga, P., 2021. Heart failure in oman: Current statistics and recommendations. Heart Views: The Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association22(4), p.280.

Al Khasawneh, E., Arulappan, J., Natarajan, J.R., Raman, S. and Isac, C., 2021. Efficacy of simulation using NLN/Jeffries Nursing Education Simulation Framework on satisfaction and self-confidence of undergraduate nursing students in a Middle-Eastern country. SAGE open nursing7, p.23779608211011316.

Isac, C. and Abraham, J., 2020. Daytime sleepiness among Omani nursing students: Estimate of its determinants and impact on perceived stress. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health8(3), pp.739-743.

Ammouri, A.A., Abu Raddaha, A.H., Tailakh, A., Kamanyire, J., Achora, S. and Isac, C., 2018. Risk knowledge and awareness of coronary heart disease, and health promotion behaviors among adults in Oman. Research and theory for nursing practice32(1), pp.46-62.

Recent presentations and conferences

Oral Presenter at ‘Creating Healthy Work Environment’

  • Topic: Determinants of Stress Among Omani Nursing Students
  • Research project done under ‘Dean’s Fund’
  • Organizer: Sigma Theta Tau International [virtual event]
  • Date: February 19, 2021

Oral Presenter at International E-Conference on Public Health

  • Topic: Transitional Care: The Way Forward in the Homecare of Older Adults with Chronic Illness
  • Organizer: United Research Forum
  • Date: April 20, 2021

Oral presenter at International E-Conference on Nursing & Healthcare

  • Topic: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
  • Organized by United Research Forum
  • Date: November 19, 2020

Resource person at international webinar on ‘Effective Teaching Methodologies’

  • Topic: Simulation in Nursing Education
  • Organizer: Abhilashi College of Nursing, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Date: October 2020

Oral presenter at Nursing Education Research Conference 2020: Transforming Nursing Education Through Evidence Generation and Translation

Poster presenter at Pre-orthopedic conference titled 'Towards Effective Orthopaedic Nursing Management'

  • Topic: Transitional Care: The Way Forward in Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Osteoporotic Hip Fractures
  • Organizer: Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  • Date: March 2020