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* News / India: Bihar Hospital Nurses Beat Doctor Mercilessly for Molesting Student Nurse by katty: September 16, 2018, 06:03:59 PM

The incident happened in Bihar's Katihar
Nurses barged in when the doctor was being questioned by hospital authorities

Accused doctor managed to flee the spot
Nurses in a hospital in Bihar's Katihar mercilessly beat up a doctor who was accused of molesting a trainee nurse. The nurses alleged that the surgeon molested a 2nd year trainee nurse.

The video of the nurses beating up the doctor has gone viral on social media.

The nurses initially lodged a complaint with the hospital's civil surgeon. The accused doctor was called in for questioning. The agitating nurses barged in during the questioning and beat him up.

Police were rushed to the spot. The accused doctor though managed to flee the spot.

Watch the video
* Non Nursing Posts / Admission into affordable universities in the Philippines 2018/19 section on now by G4pat: September 16, 2018, 03:05:34 PM
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* News / Ondo State Employs Nurses, Doctors and Others by katty: September 14, 2018, 08:02:20 PM
In line with his avowed commitment to the provision of accessible and qualitative health care delivery to the people of the State, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has approved the appointment of more health officers into the various state owned  health institutions in the State.

Already, letters of appointments have been issued to about  244 successful candidates who  participated in the examination and subsequent  interview conducted on 8th June, 2018 by the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, HMB.

In August, the Governor established five additional Mother and Child Hospitals and declared free health services for children under age zero to five, and the vulnerable.

Governor Akeredolu had earlier secured N2.1bn Medical Equipment from US-based Firm - MedShare, a non-profit organisation in Atlanta.

Also, in August, the Governor  procured medical equipment worth multi million naira to enhance primary healthcare services in the state health facilities. While  inaugurating the equipment on Thursday, 23rd August  in Akure, the Governor  promised to improve the health sector  and provide enabling environment with necessary working tools for health workers.

On 26th of February, 2018 Mr Governor signed the 'Contributory Health Insurance Scheme into law. The law will ensure that poor and vulnerable have guaranteed basic minimum package as defined under the National Health Care Act and equitable distribution of health care costs across different income groups.

Invariably, to ensure a complete overhaul and total upgrade of the health sector in the State, Mr Governor has approved the appointments of the under listed health officers  :

16 Consultants
5  Dental officers
5 Dental Technologist
5 Dental Therapists
20 Medical Record Officers 
16 Medical Lab. Scientists
50 Medical Officers
95 Nurses/Midwives
5 Physiotherapists
12 Pharmacists
5 Radiographers
5 Psychologists
5 Scientific Officers

The new health officers are successful candidates who  participated in the examination and subsequent  interview conducted  by Ondo State Hospital Management Board.

Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is determined to bringing qualitative, affordable and comprehensive health care services to the door steps of the people.

Allen Sowore
Special Assistant to the Governor
on New Media
* News / UK Passes New Law to Double Prison Terms for Those Who Assault Nurses by katty: September 14, 2018, 03:26:52 PM
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill  received its royal assent on Thursday and will come into force in November.

“From now on, anyone who wilfully assaults a health care worker will feel the full force of the law”  Kim Sunley

The legislation means the maximum prison term for anyone who attacks certain public servants in the course of their duties in England and Wales will double from six to twelve months.

Anyone carrying out an NHS service will be protected by the law.

It also covers police, prison and custody officers, firefighters and search and rescue teams.

“I hope it will give greater protection to the heroes and the heroines of the NHS” Chris Bryant

The new law will also mean that judges must consider harsher sentences for a range of other offences - including grievous bodily harm and sexual assault - if the victim is an emergency worker.

The Royal College of Nursing lobbied to have the bill broadened to cover all nursing staff employed to deliver NHS funded care.

Initially, it was only going to apply to those working in an A&E department or an urgent treatment centre.

Kim Sunley, RCN national officer, said: “Physical assaults remain a fact of life for many health care workers, from A&E to community services. This bill is the first step towards changing that for good.

“From now on, anyone who wilfully assaults a health care worker will feel the full force of the law and can expect a tougher sentence if found guilty.

“The RCN has campaigned tirelessly for this law. Our negotiations have ensured it covers as many health care workers as possible, including community and district nurses.”

However, Ms Sunley insisted that this was ”not the end of the fight”, and called for further measures to protect nurses from abuse.

She said: ”These attacks do not happen in a vacuum, and improved staffing levels, properly funded services and better support from employers would help further mitigate the risk that too many health care staff run day in, day out.”

The RCN is hosting a summit on tackling workplace violence in October, which will bring together key organisations that have backed the bill from across different sectors to discuss how they can support the implementation of the law.

The bill was proposed by Chris Bryant, Labour MP for Rhondda in Wales.

Mr Bryant said: “I am delighted this new act will go some way to stopping the assaults on emergency workers, including all members of NHS staff.

”It has been a delight work with the RCN and the NHS trade unions to deliver a bill that provides protection for the first time ever to NHS staff,” he said.

“The key issue will now be ensuring that the police and prosecuting authorities use the new law to crack down on assaults,” said Mr Bryant.

”An attack on an emergency worker is an attack on all of us, and although this bill will not change the world overnight, I hope it will give greater protection to the heroes and the heroines of the NHS,” he added.

Justice minister Rory Stewart said public servants must be able to do their job “with the fear of being assaulted”.

He added: “Our message is clear – we will protect our emergency services and violence towards them will not be tolerated.”

It comes amid a rise in assaults against emergency workers, with 17,000 attacks on NHS staff in the past year.

Source : Nursing Times
* News / Nurses And Midwives Challenged To Be Committed To Care by katty: September 14, 2018, 11:02:20 AM
Nurses and midwives were on Thursday encouraged to provide quality care with commitment in the midst of the numerous constraints that confront their profession.

They were encouraged to remain resolute in the performance of their duties in the face of the huge pressures arising from the increasing diseases burden against scarce financial, infrastructural and limited human resources in the health sector.

Dr Cecilia Akrisie Anim, the President of the Royal Collage of Nursing, United Kingdom (UK), gave the encouragement in her keynote address in Accra at the Third Dr Docia Kisseih Memorial Lectures, instituted by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA).

She said the lectures, which were instituted in 2015, were to honour Dr Docia Kisseih, who was the Founder and First President of the GRNMA, and a model of Nursing and Midwifery practice in Ghana.

They were to motivate the present generation of nurses and midwives and inspire them to great accomplishments to, hopefully, write away the wrong impressions and perceptions of the profession.

Dr Anim said although some negative experiences had created a dent on the image of the profession, nurses and midwives could only provide the expected care if they were given the requisite skills and resources to work with.

They must also be given due recognition and respect by both the Government and the public for their invaluable services.

She called for improved investment for higher education and training for this core group of healthcare professionals, saying their services were indispensable, especially in the era of global widespread communicable and non-communicable diseases, most of which required long-term care and treatment.

Dr Anim, focusing her talk on Dementia, which was a disease that results in the loss of cognitive functioning including thinking, remembering, reasoning, and behavioural abilities to the extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities, called for sustained support care for sufferers, their families and carers.

She said people with dementia may have impairment with their memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention, and could not control their emotions.

Those, she said, could result in a change in their personalities depending of the severity, where some may depend completely on others for basic activities of living.

Dr Anim said statistics from 2017 showed that 10,000 Ghanaians were living with dementia from age 40 and above, compared to the 850,000 in the United Kingdom.

Africa currently has a dementia population of four million, and called for intensified public awareness and education on the disease as a medical condition and not an old age disorder, giving the alarming statistics, she said.

Dr Anim called for effective partnership with families and carers of dementia patients to ensure effective support, insisting on a cultural shift to change the perception of people living with the disease being associated with witchcraft and needing spiritual interventions.

She said the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals must be improved to ensure inclusive service provision.

She urged the Government to work with professional associations like the GRNMA, the Alzheimer's Society of Ghana, and the public, to lobby for quality investment for dementia care, and to build on the good work already being done.

She urged the GRNMA to take the lead in creating 'Dementia and Delirious Care Champions' for community outreach services, and to provide education on the symptoms for early interventions.

Ms Eva Mensah, the Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Ministry of Health, who represented the Minister, said the Government acknowledged the great contributions of those core group of health professionals in the midst of the numerous challenges.

She, however, urged the members to continue with their good work as the Government made efforts to mobilise more domestic resources to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Kwaku Asante-Krobea, the President of the GRNMA, outlined some of the constraints of the profession as poor conditions of service, unhealthy working environment, and low staff morale, and called for urgent redress.

Dr Mary Opare, the Head of the Department of Nursing at the Central University College, described Dr Docia Kisseih as an epitome of great excellence in nursing, who persevered through hard work to improve upon her skills against the odds of her time, which was worthy of emulation.

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* Articles / Millennial Nurses Chart New Territory For Health Care Profession in USA by katty: September 13, 2018, 07:35:37 PM
Close your eyes, and picture a nurse at work. What do you see? An older person with a nursing cap, eye glasses resting on the nose, and pen in hand while studying a patient’s chart?

Or, do you see a younger person, no hat, no eye glasses resting on the nose, holding a smart phone and tapping furiously to update the patient’s chart?

There is no right answer. Both exist, and both are learning about and from each other.

“I think what millennials bring to our world is fresh eyes on how to look at patient care with technology supporting us, as opposed to being a barrier,” said Surani Hayre-Kwan, director of professional practice and nursing excellence for Sutter Health. “That has been a huge change.”

It’s one of several changes that will continue as millennials are now the largest generation of workers in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from 2017, the most recent available.

Millennial nurses tend to work at a fast pace, seek work-life balance and strive for new opportunities to advance their knowledge and careers. That is the takeaway for several nurse leaders interviewed for this story.

“Most millennials are overachievers,” said Wendi Thomas, director of nursing services at Petaluma Valley Hospital, part of the St. Joseph Health Northern California system. “The expectations in the world these days are so great that most millennials that come in here are not satisfied. They want more degrees, to be on committees and find ways to add more credentials to their names.”

Like their counterparts, however, younger nurses are by and large hard workers.

“I have to say, the millennial generation has this incredible sense of commitment to the work that they’re doing,” Surani Hayre-Kwan said. “They are very devoted to the role of being a nurse.”

“I think we all share the same work ethic, (though) our expression of it may show up differently,” said Vicky Locey, chief operating and nursing officer of Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. “Our goal is to find that common ground.”

As an example, she said, younger nurses are typically more focused on how their work schedule fits into their life, whereas, it’s the other way around for more seasoned nurses.

“It’s a different approach but at the end of the day, each brings tremendous value to the health care team and remains dedicated to the care of the patient.”

“I love learning from my mentors; they’re an absolute resource,” said Teresa Hartline, a 27-year-old nurse working in the obstetrics department at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. “In general, nursing is always changing. Every day I have a question to talk over with a nurse. It’s joining two ideas together to make the best solution together.”

Separately, Hartline said she would like to see older nurses be more adaptable to change.

“I think one of the biggest things I see in the industry is a lot of grumbling about change and processes and everything,” she said. “I think millennials in general are more, ‘Hey, this might work better,’ while others think, ‘It always worked that why and there’s no need to change.’”

Indeed change is good, but sometimes it comes down to brass tacks, even pulling out books such as “Notes on Nursing,” by Florence Nightingale,” Thomas said.

“I often pull that book out when I meet with nurses to let them know those things still work: paying attention to patients, maintaining confidentiality, cleanliness,” she said. “As much as technology helps, some of these things are traditional and still ring true today.”

Thomas said new nurses are sometimes surprised by the educational benefits contained in that book, such as the importance of keeping sheets under the patient in order to avoid bed sores.

Older nurses also work closely with younger nurses to ensure they stay tuned in to the sick patients and their needs while in the hospital, something Thomas distinguishes as “big sick” and “little sick.”

“As an experienced nurse, I just have that intuition,” she said. “I can look across the room, hear a noise, see a patient and say, ‘big sick’ or ‘little sick.’ It’s hard to teach that so I love seeing when older nurses are able to turn around and teach a millennial to recognize that.”

Secondarily, and woven in to that patient mindfulness, is stressing to young nurses the importance of slowing down to connect with their patients and be present in the moment.

“As nurses, we’re not always dealing with the physical aspect,” Thomas said. “Sometimes it’s the emotional aspect or the financial aspect. It’s important to connect with your patient to see there may be more going on than what meets the eye.”

Slowing down is important, the older nurses agree, but there are instances where younger nurses would rather focus on expediting a situation.

“As I observe and learn from our millennials about communication, a simple text from a physician or colleague may be preferred,” Locey said, “whereas many of our seasoned nurses prefer a face-to-face conversation and relationship building.”

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t acquire something new from my nurses,” she said. “As a nurse leader, there is so much to learn from our millennials, their communication styles, how they learn and respond to change. They bring innovation and see the possibilities as endless.”

* Schools of Nursing / Lagos State College of Nursing Igando 2018/2019 Admission Form on Sale by katty: September 13, 2018, 04:42:36 PM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into General Nursing Programme at the Lagos State College of Nursing, Igando Alimosho LGA Lagos. The programme will commence in November 2018.

Age Range:
Candidate must not be less than 18 years

Duration of Training
3 years

Method of Application

Application forms are obtainable at the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing, LASU-Isheri Road, Igando ( Within the premises of Alimosho General Hospital) from Thursday September 13th, 2018 upon payment of Five thousand naira into the Skye Bank Account of the Lagos State Government Account No: 4030010449 Revenue Code: 4040040, Ministry Code: 4320000.

Each Candidate is required to produce a Bank Teller Receipt indicating payment at the point of collection of forms in the school.

Submission and closing date

Completed application forms and photocopies of relevant documents (Birth certificate, Testimonial and WASCCE/NECO etc) are to be submitted to the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing Igando on or before Friday 28th September 2018 by 2pm.


Entrance Examination comes up on Saturday 6th October 2018 at the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing premises by 9am. Examination questions will cover English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Introduction to Nursing


Please note that only successful candidates will be shortlisted for interview

First year fee of two hundred and thirty thousand naira ( 230,000 ) which includes accommodation is to be aid before resumption and receipt brought along on resumption

Note that this advert disclaims all other calls for application into Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, Igando Lagos.

For more information please call 08033061863
* News / Uganda: Mbarara Hospital gets sh300m fistula centre by katty: September 12, 2018, 03:18:03 PM
Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital under the department of obstetrics and gynecology on Wednesday  commissioned a fistula ward that was constructed with support from Medicine for Humanity a non-government organisation from the US, California.
 The ward was put in place to create more space for obstetric fistula patients. Dr. Musa Kayondo the head of obstetrics and gynecology department  said the old ward was accommodating only six beds which could not match with the number of  fistula patients.
The ward  has been constructed with in 10 months at a sum of sh300m, a donation from Medicine for Humanity in California.
obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labour, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both.
Kayondo noted that obstetric fistula is a serious condition among mothers. Fistula is a result of difficulty in delivery especially by those who attempt to deliver without a health worker. He says in the process some women get a ruptured pelvis.
Kayondo revealed that according to the Uganda demographic and health survey, the national prevalence of obstetric and Fistula patients stands at 2% and over 200,000 women get obstetric fistula very year.

He says this collaboration with medicine for humanity started in 2009 with an aim of training post graduates students of obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetric fistula care and fistula surgery.
“Most patients we receive here are from the villages, very poor and cannot afford medication. This collaboration has not only grown in treating  fistula patients, but also in providing gynecology service with some specialties like dealing with female pelvic flow   disorders, Kayondo said.
He said since 2009, they have carried out four camps. Each of these camps treats over 60 fistula patients and so far they have treated over 512 fistula patients since 2009. Furthermore, the collaboration has helped in training of fistula surgeons from Rwanda, DRCongo, Kenya and Somalia.
“Am happy that this centre has come and we hope that this will increase on the services, before we would have patients on the floor, no beds because we used to put them in the laundry room but am thankful to the Medicine for Humanity for providing us this centre where our  nurses and midiwives can treat these women  with dignity” added Kayondo.
Dr.Charles Olaro, the director clinical services under the  health ministry hailed the collaboration of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Medicine for Humanity for providing the centre that is going to promote primary prevention and improve the dignity of fistula patients.
Olaro commended the hospital for extending better and specialised services to the people despite of the limited number of staff which he says the ministry is taking care of and will  recruit more health workers. “It’s not how much that you can offer but rather the willingness to give, that’s why we are here enjoying the fruits of this collaboration,”said Olaro.
He also noted that the Government is in the process of improving the capacity of health center II’s to elevate them to the level of health center IIIs so that these have the capacity to handle specialised services.
On obstetric fistula, Olaro noted that more research is needed to  find out the social issues which cause fistula and how this stigma among the affected women can be reduced.
“There is need to carry out  sensitisation with in communities on the social stigma imposed on the affected women because some still fear coming to the hospitals and end up dying.He asked those in charge  of the centre to ensure the facility is well maintained.
Dr. Barigye Celestine, the hospital director,  asked the health ministry to think of sending them more staff since the whole department of obstetric and gynecology has only five midwives and nurses.

Source: New Vision
* News / India: Nurses Protest Plan to Use them as Pharmacy Assistants by katty: September 12, 2018, 03:05:34 PM
Nurses in the State are in an uproar over a recent health department circular that stipulates that nursing staff – owing to their knowledge of medicine – must assist pharmacists in government healthcare centres.

The Trained Nurses Association of India’s Gujarat branch, which has close to 12,000 members, have contended the move stating that nurses were involved with patient care  and cannot be mandated to assist pharmacists as part of their duties.

Aletter issued by the apex body called for a rollback of the decision, citing that nursing was an ‘independent profession’ and nurses were not paramedical staff that could assist pharmacists.

The circular in question was issued by the Additional Director of Medical Services in the health department on September 5, instructed that services of nursing staff having knowledge of medicines be used to assist pharmacists at primary health centres, community health centres and government hospitals in listing daily stock on e-software, to make register entries, create annual indents and make weekly-monthly reports.

Sources close to the development also mentions that the circular came after Gujarat Pharmacy Association demanded data entry operators from health officials.

TNAI (Gujarat) Secretary Kirankumar V Domadia said the move was an ‘injustice’ to the profession. “Currently there is 30% shortage of nurses in State’s public health services. Our work is involved with patients and their care and is different from that of a pharmacist. While we can pitch in during an emergency, how can nurses be asked to take stock of medicines? Hopefully, the order will be reversed in coming days,” he says.

Five TNAI members met Health Commissioner Jayanti Ravi on Tuesday. Iqbal Kadiwala, VP of Gujarat Nursing Council, said: “We apprised her of our concerns. We have been told verbally that the notification will be pulled back. The mandate needs to be quashed to prevent protests from nurses who are already overburdened and face issues including low wages.”

PV Dave, Additional Director of Public Health at Health Commissionerate, told Mirror, “It was a temporary arrangement made to aid data entry into software E-Aushadi, as pharmacists also had to counsel patients.

We are reviewing it.” E-Aushadi is a web-based supply chain management application that deals with purchase, inventory management and distribution of drugs, sutures and surgical items to hospitals and health centres.

* Nursing Jobs / Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe 2018 Massive Vacancies for Nursing Officers I by katty: September 12, 2018, 01:12:49 PM
-RN/RM Nurses 29
-Paediatrics 2
-Accident and Emergency
-Burns and Plastic

Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates for the position below:
Positions:  Nursing Officer I  (RN/RM)
Location: Gombe
Slot: 29
* Possessing B.NSc or the NRN and Post Basic in the relevant specialization duly registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
* Holders of B.NSc must have completed the one year National Service or duly exempted.
Condition of Service
* The condition of service is as obtained in other Federal Tertiary Health Institutions in Nigeria.
Salary: CONHESS 8
Application Closing Date
23rd October, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit Ten (10) copies each of type written Applications with their Curriculum Vitae and relevant credentials, including evidence of registration and current practicing license from professional regulatory council which should be forwarded to:
The Chief Medical Director,
Federal Teaching Hospital,
Ashaka Road,
P.M.B. 0037- Gombe,
Gombe State.
* Candidates should ask three of their Referees to submit their Reports directly to the address above.
* Only the names of short listed candidates will be published in the newspapers.
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