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Nurses and Midwives are not doctors’ assistants

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Nurses and midwives are not doctors assistants
Professor Prisca Olabisi Adejumo, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, has said that nurses and midwives are not doctors’ assistants and should be rated appropriately in the country’s healthcare delivery system.
Delivering her inaugural lecture at the University she said, “Nurses and midwives are not doctors’ assistants. They are health professionals in their own right, with specific skills and training that enable them to perform a wide variety of essential roles. They make up half of the health workforce; they are close to people and critical too health care teams”.

While quoting the words of Dr. Tedro, she made a veiled reference to the dichotomy in the nation’s healthcare delivery system where nurses are still battling to be rated like their colleagues in Western Europe and North America.

Adejumo, a professor of nursing science in the University while delivering the university’s 452nd inaugural lecture, argued that nurses are the g…

Yes, I had sex with my patient but ‘no penetration’, Dr Tijjani Faruk confessed

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Yes, I had sex with my patient but ‘no penetration’, confesses rapist Sokoto doctor
Tijjani Faruk, the Sokoto medical doctor accused of sedating and raping a married patient, has confessed to having sex with the patient before investigative panel set up by the ministry of Health to investigate the matter.

In an audio recording of the panel sitting exclusively obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the doctor was heard admitting to having sex with the patient but later said the sex was without penetration.

“To the best of my recollection, the only time she came to common room was that very Saturday, which she came with a small girl.

“I have something to say here. I want us to trash this issue. The truth of the matter we had sex with Zuwaira (not her real name). Yes, yes I am saying this,” Mr Faruk confessed.

But when the panel reminded him about the gravity of his confessions, he made U-turn, saying there was no penetration during the sex and it was not rape.

“I did not rape Zuwaira. I swear to …

Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is the Best Option For Your Baby

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Why Breastfeeding Is the Best Option For Your Baby
Breastfeeding is the best option for your baby because of the many proven health benefits that come from only mother's milk. The benefits to your baby's immune system delivered through breast milk can not be duplicated in formula. In premature babies this could be the difference between life and death.
Babies are not born with a mature immune system so as they grow and encounter germs, their bodies are constantly working to create antibodies and fight off sickness. Breast milk contains millions of live antibodies from the mother's mature adult immune system. These antibodies are shared with the baby every feeding time. Your body is even making new antibodies for new germs, which in turn are shared through breast milk and protect your baby.
Babies need a lot of good calories from good fat in order to grow. As long as the mother is eating the good fats that include the omega 3 fatty acids, the baby is getting that fat. Breas…

MENTORSHIP IN NURSING - BY AISHATU ABUBAKAR

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MENTORSHIP IN NURSING
INTRODUCTION
Mentoring is a vital process in nursing; it is a means for experienced nurses to orient and to facilitate acclimation of novice nurses to their new role. This process involves the art and science of guiding another through the purposeful actions of inspiring, coaching, teaching, directing, and leading an individual to a new place of cognition (Barker, 2006: Metcalfe, 2010). Nurses teach and help other nurses by mentoring, which is crucial to maintain competency, encourage professional expertise, and promote leadership.

DEFINITION OF MENTORING
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which qn experienced person (the mentor) assist another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less experienced person's professional and persoal growth.

IMPORTANT OF MENTORING IN NURSING.


Nursing mentorship helps cultivate leaders, retain employees and diversify the workforce

In a nursing mentorship, a more…

KATSINA STATE MCPDP

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KATSINA STATE MCPDP
This is to inform all professional NURSES & MIDWIVES that the next MCPDP in Katsina State is coming up on

Date: 22nd to 26th of April 2019.

In view of that, interested participants should pay their registration fees of N20,000 into the MCPDP account in Access Bank.

Account number: 0005489934.

Then submit the teller to the MCPDP Secretary in School of Nursing Katsina to be registered as participant.

For enquiry pls contact 08063280616 or 08035942730

Thank you

8 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY

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8 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY

1. Avoid coffee or caffeinated beverages, especially close to bedtime.

2. Avoid exercising close to bedtime.

3. Set times at night to stop playing with phones and other electronic devices. Studies show that blue light emitted by these devices disrupt sleep, tricking your brain to think it is still daytime.

4. Develop a sleep routine to prepare your body for sleep.  Your sleep routine may involve skin care regimen then a night shower. Make sure you do this routine every night before going to bed.
5. Use your bed only for sleep, don’t make it a habit of working in bed if you suffer from insomnia.

6. Turn off light before going to bed. This works for me. But some people can’t because of the many horror movies.

7. Essential oils like lavender, sandalwood and cedarwood oils are good in promoting sleep

8. Supplements like valerian root extract and melatonin help sleep well at night.


Please share with others.

NATIONWIDE NURSING WORKFORCE SURVEY BY NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

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NATIONWIDE NURSING WORKFORCE SURVEY BY NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
The Honourable minister for health has mandated the nursing and midwifery council of Nigerian to compile the list of all health facilities in Nigeria and the personal profile of registered nurses and midwife employed in those facilities.
It is hoped that information obtained from this survey will be utilized to develop a national Health registry and a basis to conduct a license verification exercise of all nurses in the country.
In view of the above, I am directed to inform you to liaise with all state directors of nursing services, Directors nursing service of state hospitals management boards and others stakeholders inbyour zone and compile a comprehensive lisy of all nurses under the employment of federal, state, local government, nursing training institutions and private owned health institutions, the survey is expected to be conducted between 1st - 31st March, 2019.
Attached is a copy of the survey wo…