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JOHESU Prepare For Nationwide Strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is holding a crucial meeting on Thursday in preparation of a resumption of their suspended nationwide strike.

The union had threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended last May and the meeting was called after the two weeks’ ultimatum it gave the government to resolve “issues in dispute” elapsed today.

“The meeting will determine the format of the strike and how it should go,” Ogbonna Chimela, the national vice chairman of JOHESU, told PREMIUM TIMES via a phone interview.

JOHESU is a body of all health workers, except doctors. Since 2014, they have been asking the government to increase their pay and improve their members working conditions, among other demands. This has resulted in pockets of strike actions, over the period.

Last year, Nigeria’s health sector suffered one of its biggest blow when JOHESU members downed tools on April 17 over similar demands.

The strike, which lasted six weeks, caused many deaths and left millions wit…

If You Can't Employ Graduate Nurses, Close Down All Nursing Colleges - DENOSA.

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South Africa: The country’s biggest nursing union, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says the government might as well close all the nursing colleges, given its reluctance to employ nurses who have completed their community service.
Denosa said hospitals and clinics are sorely understaffed, while qualified nurses are sitting at home without jobs.



“You say there is no money to absorb them into the system, so why are you training nurses? Who are you training them for?” asked Denosa acting secretary-general Cassim Lekhoathi.

He said the issue of unemployed nurses was a national problem because once they had completed their four-year nursing studies and one-year community service, the provincial health departments were supposed to absorb them into the system, but this was not happening.

“Health in South Africa is in ICU. Anything in ICU is in a critical condition and if it doesn’t get critical attention, it is going to die,” said Lekhoathi.

“There’s no nurse tha…

Nurses Deserve our Appreciation

Nurses deserve our appreciation
They work under a lot of stress
On this there is no speculation
They are the best of the best

The Doctor’s get all of the respect
...While the Nurses work on the line
Nurses do what we’ve come to expect
They’re really one of a kind

They nurse our aches and pains
Administer treatment and medication
And then the nurse patiently explains
Alternatives and expectations

Thank a Nurse whenever you can
You will need a Nurse one day
I am the Nurses biggest fan
And that’s all I have to say


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Documentation Is An Essential Part Nursing Practice.

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Documentation Is An Essential Part Of Nursing Practice 

INTRODUCTION
It is a fact that accurate record keeping and careful documentation is an essential part of nursing practice and effective communication among nurses vital to the quality of client care. Generally nurses communicate with their
colleagues, clients and other healthcare professionals through discussion, reports and records.

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A discussion is an informal oral discussion of subject by two or more nurses or other healthcare
personnel to identify a problem or establishes strategies to resolve a problem.

A report is an oral, written or computer-based communication intended to convey information to others. For instance, nurse report on client’s progress at the end of a work shift during handing over.

A record is a written or computer –based communication intended to convey information to others. The process of making an entry on a client record is called recording, charting or documenting.

A clinical record, als…

National Drug Dosage Calculation Competition For Nurses, The success story

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National Drug Dosage Calculation Competition For Nurses, The success story
The first edition of the National Drug Dosage Calculation Competition for Nurses (NDDCCN) has come and gone but the indelible marks left remains evergreen. NDDCCN is an initiative of the Global Impact Health Initiative (GiHi). The initiative seeks to provide specific solutions to identified problems or challenges in patient care and safety. This competition is aimed at helping nurses to improve their knowledge and skills on drug dosage calculation. Knowing the peculiar role of nurses in drug administration, the competition is a wake up call to the nursing community in Nigeria to do everything possible to develop interest in nursing calculations thus improving the quality of care given to patients. A total of 230 nurses (staff and students) registered for the competition. All six geopolitical zones were well represented.
170 of the registered participants sat for the First stage of the examination- online computer…

Nigerian Woman dies after giving birth to quintuplets

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Nigerian Woman dies after giving birth to quintuplets

Emmanuel Ezunu, Head, Clinical Services and Training, Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba, has confirmed the death of a housewife who died 15 hours after she was delivered of quintuplets. Mr. Ezunu who made the confirmation to newsmen in Asaba, said Chukwunonso Onyejekwe, 29, died of complications after delivery. According to him, the deceased suffered acute respiratory failure and died after a successful Cesarean Section, CS, and was delivered of a set of five female babies. Ezunu said that the woman was brought into the hospital as an un-booked patient, and due to her emergency condition, she was taken straight to the theatre.According to him, “the woman in question was brought to the FMC, on the 28th of January 2019, un-booked; that is to say, she was not a registered patient here. “Also, when she came, we noticed that her blood pressure was so high and the condition put her in a high risk for a normal delivery. “So, we recommend…

5 COMMON MISTAKES NEW NURSES MAKE

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5 Common Mistakes New Nurses Make. Www.nursesforum.org.ng In a profession which deals with something as delicate as life, there is no room for errors. However, though we try so hard to commit them, there are still some mistakes that nurses commit especially when they are new in the profession.

Medication Errors Despite all those we’ve learned in Pharmacology subjects in nursing school, there are still instances when we get confused and commit errors in administering medications, even those who have been in the profession in a long time commit errors. Studies have shown that administration errors can account for anywhere up to 32% of medication errors. However, though these might be common, nurses should know that they are not acceptable as some medication errors may be deadly.

To prevent committing such error, it is important that you double, triple and quadruple-checking meds before administering them. Do not rush when administering meds. And if you have questions, check the chart and as…

DOCTOR, NURSES SEEKS UNITY FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICE DELIVERY

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DOCTOR, NURSES SEEKS UNITY FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICE DELIVERY
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Healthcare service delivery in Nigeria took a New turn as Doctors and Nurses finalizes moves to bury the old matchet. There are indications that our healthcare services will improve as the two professions seals their unity. President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Dr Francis Faduyile disclosed on Friday while receiving the report of a 10-man Inter-professional relation committee.
Doctors under the auspices of the NMA and the nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), jointly set up the committee. The committee, after a four-week term, submitted their report to the Presidents of both associations at an event in Abuja on Friday. Speaking after receiving the report of the Committee, the President of NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile said that the report when implemented will bring about better services.
“Patients should expect better service delive…

KEBBI STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN COLLABORATION WITH NANNM KEBBI STATE COUNCIL INDUCTS NEWLY QUALIFIED NURSES AND MIDWIVES FROM SCHOOL OF NURSING BK.

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KEBBI STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN COLLAVORATION WITH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NAIGERIAN NURSES AND MIDWIVES, KEBBI STATE COUNCIL INDUCTS NEWLY QUALIFIED NURSES & MIDWIVES DIRECTLY INTO THE CIVIL SERVICE.

His Excellency, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the Governor of Kebbi State has performed the oath taking & induction of newly qualified nurses & midwives at the School of Nursing & Midwifery in Kebbi State. The Governor congratulated/called on the Nurses and Midwives to work diligently to excel and be empathetic towards their patients.

The Governor mentioned that medical manpower is essential to the development of Kebbi State. Adding that health of the people directly influences growth of the economy. He urged the graduates and those who are in school to take studies seriously. He said all humans are created equal but the ones who stand out are those who put in the extra effort.

The Commissioner of Health, Alh. Umar Usman Kambaza explained that it was important to continue…

ENTERPRENUERSHIP IN NURSING: THE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

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ENTERPRENURSHIP IN NURSING: THE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
The healthcare industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries. Consuming over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of most developed nations, health care can form an enormous part of a country's economy.
A nurse entrepreneur uses his or her background in professional nursing to start their own business within the healthcare industry. Business ventures established by registered nurses run the gamut from medical devices and home health products to independent nursing services such as patient care, nursing education, home health services and consulting work. The day-to-day responsibilities of a nurse entrepreneur depends upon the specific venture, but usually includes activities related to running a business including accounting, marketing or sales, and developing a customer base.

The various opportunities beyond the scope of practice in health care set up, I have outline 60 opportunities you c…
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MANAGEMENT OF PNEUMONIA IN CHILDREN 


Pneumonia is the second major killer of Nigerian children after Malaria . Medical experts are worried about the rate at which Nigerians , particularly children , are losing their lives to the disease . Each year , about 146 , 370 children lose their lives to the disease . This number is unacceptable for a disease that can be prevented with simple precautions like immunisation and good hygiene .

CAUSES Bacterial pneumonia: This is caused by a bacterial infection , which usually affects one lobe or section of the lung . Bacterial pneumonia can affect children of any age and they can develop very quickly. The disease is most likely to be associated with a very high fever and a cough that is productive of sputum (phlegm ), although children tend to swallow sputum rather than cough it up .

VIRAL PNEUMONIA: It is caused by a virus and it is probably the most common type of pneumonia affecting children of any age , although it tends to affect infants and …