Heroic Kenyan Nurse Who Saved Baby Receives Sh100,000

Sinino Abdullahi is not just another run-of-the-mill medic in a public hospital. The 30-year-old nurse at Kimanju Hospital in Laikipia North takes her profession as a calling, and believes in the Nghtingale Pledge of devoting herself to the welfare of those committed to her care.

And when she stood yesterday to receive Sh100,000 reward from Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, her heroism and compassion that saved an abandoned infant, came to light.

Ms Abdullahi yesterday narrated how she rescued a baby, who had been abandoned by its 16-year-old mother, in Musul.

Being ridiculed

The girl had concealed her pregnancy from her family and schoolmates for fear of being ridiculed. She resorted to killing the baby to keep up the pretence of not being pregnant.

According to Abdullahi, the Standard Eight pupil delivered the baby by herself in her bedroom and hid the child under the bed, stuffing its mouth with cow dung.

Worried that somebody would find out that she had a baby in the house, the girl hid the baby in the grass, the nurse recounted.

Children who were playing nearby stumbled on the baby and alerted  neighbours.

“I received a call from for a community health volunteer informing me about the abandoned baby. I took an ambulance and rushed to Musul about 10km from Kimanju Hospital,” she said.

By the time she got to the scene, the baby’s skin was turning bluish due to lack of oxygen and excessive exposure to cold.

“We rushed the baby to the hospital and and tests revealed the cow dung had caused an infection. The baby was in a bad shape and weighed 1.2kg,” she said, adding the teenage mother had also tried to strangle the baby.

“She did not want to see her baby. Her mother was also angry at her but we counselled them and they accepted to take care of the child,” said Abdullahi.

The baby was later discharged and the mother taken through the Kangaroo mother care programme, where she had to maintain a skin-to-skin touch with the baby to normalise its body temperatures.

Ms Abdullahi’s act of compassion and dedication saw her recognised by the county leadership. She was promoted and received Sh100,000 for going an extra mile in service delivery.

The nurse was also recognised for her dedication in preventing two babies from being infected with HIV by their mothers.

She delivered Nevirapine Syrup – a medicine that prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission – to two HIV-positive mothers, who had refused to be put under medication to protect their babies.

The nurse was awarded alongside three other women ? one in Laikipia East and two in Western Laikipia.

The governor said he introduced the quarterly award programme to motivate workers and encourage commitment among civil servants.

Dedicated workers

“We want to have a dedicated public service and change the attitude towards work,” said Muriithi, adding four employees received Sh100,000 each.

Another nurse was also awarded for initiating an immunisation plan by collecting vaccines from Wiyumiririe Hospital to Karigui-ini dispensary using a boda boda.  The medic did this to ensure newborns don’t miss their immunisation due to lack of a refrigerator at the dispensary.
Source :Standard Digital

Nursing Diagnosis Headache: Nursing Care Plan for Headache

Nursing Care Plan of A Patient With Headache

Nursing Diagnosis Nursing Objectives Nursing Intervention Rationales Evaluation
Acute pain related to brain stem pathways dysfunction evidenced by verbalization Mr X will verbalize pain relief within 30 minutes of Nursing Intervention 1.       Assess level of pains

2.       Nurse Mr X in a dark quiet environment

3.       Elevate the head of the bed to 30 degrees

4.       Apply cold compress

5.       Administer prescribed analgesics or muscle relaxants as required

1.       To provide baseline data for evaluation

2.       Prevent precipitating factors

3.       Decreased tension on the affected part

4.       Reduce inflammatory process

5.       Blocks pain pathway

Mr X verbalized pain relief within 30 minutes of Nursing intervention
Deficient knowledge regarding disease condition and treatment Mr X’s knowledge about the condition and related treatment will increase within 30 minutes of Nursing intervention 1.       Assess understanding of cause of headache and it treatment

2.       Provide clear explanation of the condition at patient’s level of understanding

3.       Assist patient to identify ways to prevent and relieve symptoms

4.       Give written information as regards the condition.

1.       Provides baseline data for further teaching and evaluation

2.       Patient can learn from evaluation provided

3.       It empowers patient to provide preventive measures and relieve symptoms independently

4.       Provide patient with information that can be used for clarification at home

Patient’s knowledge about the condition and related treatment increased within 30 minutes of Nursing intervention

You can read NANDA Nursing Diagnosis List 2018-2020

Top Tips for UK NMC OSCE for Nurses

Top 10 tips for all stations

1. Nothing below the elbow. This includes watches. Wash your hands at the beginning with soap and water, and at the end, if you have time, of every station. There are usually 2 marks for doing this (which can make a difference in a station that’s not gone well).

2. Introduce yourself to the patient, clarify their identity and what they wish to be called.

3. Identify the allergy status before you start any procedure.

4. Ask the patient re pain, comfort, if they require the toilet and privacy before you start any procedure.

5. Be polite. Thank your patient (they are often real patients giving up their own free time, thank your examiner too.) and give them the call bell.

6. Be gentle. Remember the patient may have been examined 10 or 20 times before you. It doesn’t look good to your examiner if the patient appears in pain.

7. Look smart. Although there are no points for this it gives the examiner a sense that you are taking the exam seriously. Tie your hair back

8. If you’re unsure of what is being asked of you ask your examiner for clarification. You won’t lose marks for this but will do if you go on to perform the incorrect skill.

9. If you remember something that you should have done earlier then go back and do this. Again you will not lose marks for having the order wrong but will do if you completely forget an important part.

10. If the examiner has left out equipment for you then use it. E.g. if a station has gloves and aprons use them.

Solwezi School of Nursing and Midwifery July 2018 Admission Intake

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Blood Donation Facts and Myths: Well you Have To know

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14 to thank blood donors who save lives every day. It also encourages people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily. It is one of the eight global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organisation. We need to donate blood because every two seconds, a person requires blood.


There are some very common myths regarding blood donation that prevent people from coming forward and donating blood regularly.


Let’s bust 13 myths that hold you back from being a blood donor


Myth 1: Blood donation hurts


Fact: The needle prick is the only pain one feels when donating blood. The area on the arm heals within a day or two. The weakness post donating blood can be dealt with by drinking plenty of water and eating.


Myth 2: If you smoke, you cannot be a blood donor


Fact: You can donate even if you are smoker. However, you must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 50 kilograms. Also, you should avoid smoking for three hours after donating blood and also stay away from alcohol for 24 hours.


Myth 3: Donating blood makes the immune system weak.


Fact: There is no such lasting danger to the immune system when you donate blood. While the Red Blood Cells return to normal within a few days, the White Blood Cells take a few weeks, however, if the body finds itself in danger, they can be produced quickly.


Myth 4: Blood donation is time consuming.


Fact: Blood donation takes 45 minutes to an hour only. The donation process itself takes barely 10-12 minutes, but the entire process from filling out forms to taking refreshments after donation takes that amount of time.


Myth 5: Blood donors become obese


Fact: Blood donation doesn’t affect your body weight at all, it remains unchanged unless you decide to reward yourself with too much junk post-donation — and that is your responsibility and has nothing to do with blood donation.


Myth 6: People who weigh heavier are eligible for donating blood, those who weigh lighter aren’t.


Fact: As long as you weigh above 50 kgs, donating blood has nothing more to do with your weight — only because a person below that weight would probably have to face relatively more weakness issues than a person who is above 50 kgs. Also, your weight has nothing to do with the amount of blood your body produces!


Myth 7: If you’re diabetic, blood donation isn’t for you.


Fact: You cannot donate blood only and only if you take supplements to fix your diabetes, like insulin. You CAN donate blood if you control your diabetes with the help of lifestyle changes and pills. Those who have heart problems and blood pressure from type 2 diabetes, however, might not be able to donate in exceptional cases.


Myth 8: High BP patients cannot be blood donors.


Fact: Those with blood pressure between 180 systolic and 100 diastolic can very well donate blood. This frame might be considered high, but it does not isolate you from donating blood. Moreover, blood pressure medicines do not interfere with the process at all.


Myth 9: People with seasonal allergies don’t qualify for donating blood.


Fact: Seasonal allergies do not interfere with blood donation, just like any other mild cold and cough does not affect your daily routine. So, “I have a cold,” is an absolutely lame excuse for not giving your blood to someone who needs it.


Myth 10: Blood donation isn’t for women


Fact: No, seriously, how does blood have anything to do with gender? That women bleed every month anyway, so they shouldn’t? The logical argument could be that women have a lower haemoglobin count than men due to their biological setup. Women naturally survive in lower haemoglobin levels. So, blood donation affects them the same way that it would affect a man. Thus, unless women are pregnant, lactating, anaemic, or suffering from some medical issue that lowers haemoglobin count — they can donate blood.


Myth 11: A blood donor is prone to infections.


Fact: A fresh nee

Zambia Police 2018 Recruitment Update: New Interview and Examination Date

All the shortlisted candidates should check for their names at Provincial Centers and are expected to undergo physical tests on 7th August, 2018 and those that will make it will be expected to write an aptitude test on 8th August, 2018 from respective Provinces.


Zambia Recruitment 2018 Names of Selected Candidates for Interview

Below are the names of selected applicants for the Zambian Police 2018 recruitment interview


2018 ONLINE EXAMS: Ghana Nursing Council Conducts Online Mock Examination

In order to offer first-hand experience to candidates who would be writing the Registered Mental Nursing (RMN) licensing examination online, the Council has conducted an online mock exams for 362 RMN candidates.

The examination was conducted simultaneously in three centres across the country namely Pantang, Yendi and Ankaful.

The Deputy Registrar, Mrs. Philomina Woolley accompanied by some Staff of the Council were at the Nurses Training College, Pantang to supervise the conduct of the online mock examination.

According to her, the mock exams was necessary to allow candidates gain the requisite experience and boost their morale to face the main online examination which would be conducted in September this year.