NANNM take off “Sexy Nurses Night Banner in Lagos

The news of a club (identified as Boilers) as using the gains of misconceptions about Nursing as portrayed by quacks through a banner picture of “customed individuals” in almost Naked pictures has met the anger of Nigeria Nurses. The banner contained descriptions of a night event tagged “Sexy Nurses Night”. The Lagos state branch of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Monday has met such display with fury through a visit and press released quoted below:

Happy weekend to the Comrades in the house, We visited the above named Club yesterday with some of our National officers from Abuja.
The management immediately removed the banner and tendered unreserved apology to the entire Nurses in Lagos state and Nigeria, they also promised that such a thing would never repeat itself. We appreciate the concern and support of all our members towards the fight against quackery in nursing and the upliftment of the nursing profession in Nigeria. We are still looking forward for mor…

5 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

After they have made the decision to have a baby, many women try to do everything they can to conceive during their next cycle but it’s important to remember that getting pregnant can take time. However, there are ways you can increase your chances of getting pregnant quickly.
Research has shown that a healthy, 30-year-old woman has only a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month and contrary to popular belief, it's normal for it to take a few months or longer.

If you’re anxious to get pregnant, there are a few steps you can take to make “trying” more effective.
Check out the 5 ways you can increase your chances of getting pregnant, fast!

1.Get a preconception checkup

Before you officially start trying, get a checkup. Ask your doctor about prenatal vitamins that have folic acid, which helps protect against some birth defects, such as spina bifida. Folic acid works during the early stages of pregnancy, so that's why it's important to make sure you're getting enough fol…

How to make Simple Unoccupied Hospital Bed

The bed is the most important and essential piece of furniture in the ward. It is the most noticeable to one entering the ward and is the one which, perhaps, concerns the patient most, and upon which his comfort largely depends, as he spends most of his time in it. It also perhaps concerns the nurse most, as the greatest part of her work is around, and with the bed. Its appearance can make or mar the whole appearance of the ward. The manner in which it is made can make or mar the patient's comfort, and therefore hasten or delay his recovery.

The standard hospital bed is a single bed, six feet and six inches long, three feet wide, and twenty-six inches from the floor, made of steel or enameled iron tubing which does not harbor bedbugs. It is simple, free from decoration, knobs or angles, light, easily moved, convenient to handle, easily cleansed and disinfected, an possesses strength and durability. The height and size while not always comfortable to the patient are convenient to t…

Nursing Profession Requires Continuous Training, Exposure - Sanwo-Olu’s Wife

Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Wife of the Lagos State Governor, has stressed the need for nurses to get required training and exposure constantly to ensure effective practice and communication in the nursing profession.

Sanwo-Olu made the assertion on Monday at the first South-West NANDA International Workshop organised by NANDA International, Nigeria Chapter and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) in Lagos.

Theme of the workshop was: “Nursing Process and Use of Standardised Nursing Languages’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NANDA International (formerly the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association) is a global professional organisation of nurses dedicated to the development and standardisation of nursing terminology.

It was officially founded in 1982 and has been in the fore-front of advancing development of nursing knowledge; in 2002, NANDA relaunched as NANDA International in response to the broadening scope of its membership.

She said that in line with …

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety Before undergoing an operation, most people experience some form of anxiety. Although this response is common, it is not unproblematic, and treatment often involves a sedative with a whole host of possible side effects. But new research may have found an alternative.
The biggest issue with preoperative anxietyis its ability to affect recovery, including wound healing. Typically, people receive benzodiazepines — drugs that act as sedatives — to lower anxiety levels before receiving anesthesia. But benzodiazepines can cause a number of side effects that may impact breathing, blood flow, and even mood. It is also necessary for a trained professional to monitor the person's response. So, anything that simplifies the situation would be welcome. According to a new clinical trial published in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, that thing may be music. The power of music in relation to anxiety has been the subject of previous s…

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Inducts 205 Foreign-trained Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), inducted 205 foreign-trained nurses and midwives.

Registrar of the council, Faruk Abubakar, during the induction ceremony held in Abuja, charged the newly inducted nurses and midwives on ethical practice of the profession.

He said “I charge you to be worthy ambassadors of our noble profession, live up to the ethics of this profession in your scope of practice at all times and desist from unethical sharp practices.

“I admonish you not to involve yourselves in scandalous transactions or be counted among a few unscrupulous nurses and midwives and their syndicates.”

Abubakar also encouraged the inductees  to resist the temptation of pursuing greener pasture outside the country but rather, they should make your own contributions toward quality healthcare for the nation.

The chairman, NMCN Governing Council, Dr Bola Ofi, also advised the nurses to adhere to the ethics of the profession and contribute to promoting health, preventing illnes…

Nurses go on strike to protest working conditions, heavy caseloads


Nurses went on strike across Israel on Tuesday after negotiations between the National Nurses Union and the Health Ministry broke down the day before. The nurses are protesting what they say are poor working conditions, heavy caseloads and low standards of care.

The strike began at 7 a.m. and impacts nursing services at hospitals and health clinics across the country where nurses will only offer reduced services.

Emergency treatment, including surgeries, will still be available. Other essential services, such as care for hospitalized patients, intensive care, neonatal care, oncological treatment and dialysis, would be available, but limited. In nursing schools, staff would not work. Geriatric and psychiatric facilities will continue to function, but service will be limited.

“The health and finance ministries are directly responsible for the intolerable queues in providing health care to the public and community. They crea…