Research Nurse Study Explores Birth Satisfaction

The manner in which we begin life has long been associated with how we will develop as individuals later on. Experiences with care during pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period can greatly impact a woman’s transition to motherhood as well as her mental health. Katherine Hinic, Ph.D., R.N.C., A.P.N. and an assistant professor in the College of Nursing conducted one of the first studies in the U.S. that focused on the importance of birth satisfaction in the hospital when evaluating the emotional well-being and early parenting in new mothers. Her study was published in the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing (MCN).

Challenging or unexpected birth experiences can lead to a number of issues, including difficulties with parenting and mental health issues, the latter sometimes manifesting itself as post-partum depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Hinic’s study incorporated a new research instrument developed in the U.K. based on a satisfaction scale using a ten-item questionnaire. Among some of the mitigating factors evaluated were stress levels, mother’s personal attributes, and care quality. The study group of 107 new mothers at a Level III perinatal center in NJ mirrored the population in diversity, birth type, and whether or not they were having their first baby.

The research indicated that those with higher levels of stress in their lives had more negative birth experiences. Conversely, women who were better prepared and confident had a more positive experience. Also, nursing care positively impacted the birth experience as well as early infant feeding. Efforts such as assisting the patient with breast-feeding and placing the newborn skin-to-skin with the mother greatly influenced overall satisfaction. The quality of care provided by nurses greatly influenced women’s overall perceptions of their birth experiences.

The results of this study are significant to nursing care because they identified ways in which nurses can positively influence a mother’s birth experience and early infant feeding experiences through the care they provide.

States Hinic, “Mental health is important to women, babies, and families. It was a privilege to work with these new mothers who were eager to share their experiences to ultimately impact the care that we nurses provide to other new families.”

School of Psychiatric Nursing Neuropsychiatric Hosptial Aro Abeokuta 2018/2019 Admission Form

This is to inform the general public that admission forms are now available for sale to eligible and qualified registered nurses for admission into the post basic school of psychiatric nursing, neuropsychiatric hosptial aro abeokuta ogun state

REQUIREMENTS
5 Credits in WASC/SSSC/GCE or NECO to include english, maths, biology, chemistry and physics at not more than two sittings

Registered nurse certificate of nursing and midwifery council of nigeria

Minimum of one year post qualification/ registeration with the nursing and midwifery council of nigeria

At least one year post qualification working experience

Individuals with BNSC degree can apply for specialty in this field with evidence of NYSC discharge or exemption certificate

METHOD OF APPLICATION
The application process and mode of payment is online, applicants are to pay a non refundable fee of N7,500 only through remita.net follow the prompts that appear on the screen

For online registration login to sopn.neuroaro.com

NOTE: Only registered nurses are eligible

Online sale of forms/registration begins on 15 january 2018 and closes on 23rd february 2018

ENQUIRIES
The ADNE/ Principal
School of pyschiatric Nursing
Neuropsychiatric hosptial Aro Abeokuta
Ogun state
08033473188

Federal Medical Centre Asaba 2018 Internship Positions for Registered Nurses

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the positions listed below at Federal Medical Centre Asaba

Intern Nurse

Qualification
• Candidates are to possess a Bachelor degree in the position applying for from a recognired University and with an evidence of induction by the relevant Institute.

Salary
The salary for this position is CONHESS 8 step 1

Nature of Duty
The position of interns is a training position and is for a period of twelve (12) calender months only. Successful Medical House Officers will be rotated through the main Medical Surgery specialties in the hospital

Method of Application
Interested candidates are to obtain the application forms from Mr A. Etamesor at the Administration Department

Closing Date of Advertisement
Applications are to be submitted latest 7th February 2018

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Signed
Etamesor A.
For: MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Edo State MCPDP for Nurses in 2018

Here is MCPDP schedule for 2018 in Edo State (January to December):

JANUARY
Date: 22nd – 26th
State: BENIN
Module: Contraceptive techn update & LARC

FEBRUARY
Date: 19th – 23rd
State/Venue: IRRUA
Module: Contraceptive techn update & LARC

APRIL
Date: 8th – 13th
State: BENIN
Module: LARC & MED SURGE 4

JUNE
Date: 4th – 8th
State/Venue: IRRUA
Module: EMONC/MID MODULE 2

JUNE
Date: 25th – 29th
State: BENIN
Module: EMONC/MID MODULE 2

AUGUST
Date: 13th – 17th
State: BENIN
Module: ADOLESCNT SEXUAL RH&YFS/MENT H 1

October
Date: 8TH – 12th
State: BENIN
Module: ADOLESCNT SEXUAL RH&YFS/MENT H 1

December
Date: 3rd – 7th 2018
State: BENIN
Module: CLINICAL MGT OF RAPE/MENTAL H 1

NOTE: VENUE—-HMB HALL CONFERENCE HALL CENTRAL HOSP BENIN CITY

TIME 8AM – 4PM DAILY

Pls indicate if you are interested in Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) module or Contraceptive Technology (CTU) Update note you can only do CTU if you has e had family planning training in the last 5 years

NOTE: Any change in date will be communicated to you at least two weeks before time.

Please pay:
Amount: N20,000 (WORKSHOP FEES)
Bank: UBA ACCOUT NO 1015583348.
Account Name: MCPDP

Note: COME WITH YOUR TELLER & EXPIRED LICENCE TO THE VENUE OF THE WORKSHOP

For more enquiries contact

ENUNWAONYE H.C PASTOR MRS
08061373184
CHAIRMAN/State Facilitator

OHUMU EVELYN
08033869339
ASSIST State facilitator/sec

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Management Denies Reinstated Staff Resumption Of Duties

Management of the the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu in Egor local government area on Wednesday refused 10 reinstated staff of the hospital to resume duties.

The 10 staff who stormed the hospital at about 9:20am and armed with the letter reinstating them from the presidency were prevented access to their offices. They had been on suspension and later dismissed in 2014. They were informed by the hospital management that it was not aware of any letter asking them to be reinstated.

There was not exchange of words between some management staff and the affected workers even as a camera hired by the embattled workers was seized.

Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr. Efe Stewart said the hospital was not aware of any such letter. He warned them not to enter the hospital again to cause trouble but to go back to the authorities that reinstated them.

“Their claims are unfounded. People that have criminal cases in court. One of them was very recently arraigned for a case of fraud of money belonging to Psychiatric Hospital Cooperative. A child that has been put to birth, can you abort it? As I speak with you, I am not aware of any letter. If the ministry directed that they should be reinstated, then who is Psychiatric hospital to say no. They should go back and complain to the same ministry and not coming to enter the hospital to foment trouble.”

A letter dated November 24th 2017 with reference number LA/80/15/T1/62 and signed by Director, Human Resource Management, Alhaji Halad Keana, urged the hospital management to reinstate them.

The letter titled Re: Plea for our immediate reinstatement reads; “I am directed to refer to the letter from the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Ref No SH/OVP/DCOS/LGR&C/FMOH/208 dated 28th August, 2017 on the above subject and to convey the Ministry’s approval to the immediate reinstatement of Dr A.O.Lawan and 10 others, who were suspended/dismissed from the services of the hospital on 11th November 2014.

“You are also directed to restore the following benecita: the prompt payment of their outstanding 2013 promotion arrears, arrears of relativity and their withheld salaries up to date by virtue of Public Service Rules (PSR) 030404 (iv) which states that if confirmed than an officer is not guilty of the charge made against him/her, the rule officer shall immediately be reinstated and shall receive the full amount of his/her emoluments denied him/her while he/she was interdicted or suspended. The seniority of the officers”.

Typhoid Vaccine Injection: WHO Approves Typhoid Vaccine for Use

At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines, require fewer doses, and can be given to young children through routine childhood immunization programs. The fact that the vaccine has been prequalified by WHO means that it meets acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy.

This makes the vaccine eligible for procurement by UN agencies, such as UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

In October 2017, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization, which advises WHO, recommended TCV for routine use in children over 6 months of age in typhoid endemic countries. SAGE also called for the introduction of TCV to be prioritized for countries with the highest burden of typhoid disease or of antibiotic resistance to Salmonella Typhi, the bacterium that causes the disease. Use of the vaccine should also help to curb the frequent use of antibiotics for treatment of presumed typhoid fever, and thereby help to slow the alarming increase in antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhi.

Shortly after SAGE’s recommendation, Gavi Board approved US$85 million in funding for TCVs starting in 2019. Prequalification is therefore a crucial next step needed to make TCVs available to low-income countries where they are needed most. And even in non-Gavi-supported countries, prequalification can help expedite licensure.

WHO prequalification helps to ensure that vaccines used in immunization programmes are safe, effective, and appropriate for countries’ needs. WHO’s prequalification procedure consists of a transparent, scientifically sound assessment that includes reviewing the evidence, testing the consistency of each lot of manufactured vaccine, and visiting the manufacturing site.

Typhoid is a serious and sometimes fatal disease spread through contaminated food and water. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation. For millions of people living in low- and middle-income countries, typhoid is an ever present reality. Global estimates of the typhoid burden range between 11 and 20 million cases and between about 128 000 and 161 000 typhoid deaths annually. Poor communities and vulnerable groups, such as children, are often the most susceptible.

Urbanization and climate change have the potential to increase the global burden of typhoid. In addition, increasing resistance to antibiotic treatment is making it easier for typhoid to spread through overcrowded populations in cities and inadequate and/or flooded water and sanitation systems.
Source: W.H.O

MCPDP for Nurses 2018: Lagos MCPDP 2018 Schedule for Nurses

Please find below the dates, time and venue for the 2018 mandatory continuing professional Development program (MCPDP) for Nurses and Midwives.

JANUARY
Date: 15th – 19th
Venue: National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos
Module: Med Surg 1

FEBRUARY
Date: 12th – 16th
State/Venue: NANNM House 19, amara olu street agidingbi ikeja lagos
Module: Leaders 1

MARCH
Date: 12th – 16th
Venue: IKORODU
Module: Public Health 1

APRIL
Date: 16th – 20th
Venue: S.O.N Hall LUTH Idi araba Lagos
Module: Midiwfery 1

MAY
Date: 14th – 18th
Venue: National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos
Module: Med Surg 2

MAY
Date: 14th – 18th
Venue: Lagos State University Teachng Hospital Ikeja Lagos
Module: Mental Health 1

JUNE
Date: 18th -17th
State/Venue: General Hospital Odan Lagos
Module: Public Health 2

JULY
Date: 16th – 20th
Venue: S.O.N Hall LUTH Idi araba Lagos
Module: Midwifery 2

AUGUST
Date: 13th – 17th
Venue: NANNM House 19, amara olu street agidingbi ikeja lagos
Module: Med Surg 3

SEPTEMBER
Date: 17th – 21st
Venue: S.O.N LUTH Idiaraba Lagos
Module: Midwifery 1

SEPTEMBER
Date: 17th – 21st
Venue: Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital Yaba lagos
Module: Leaders

October
Date: 15th -19th
Venue: Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital Yaba lagos
Module: Mental Health 2

November
Date: 12th – 16th
Venue: S.O.N Complex General Hospital Igando lagos
Module: Public Health 2

December
Date: 10th – 14th
Venue: Lagos State University Teachng Hospital Ikeja Lagos
Module: Med Surg 4

TIME: 8.00am – 4.00pm daily
DATE IS FIXED, VENUE MAY CHANGE

I. All funds are non refundable (clarify Edition before making payments)
2. Use the name on your Ikences for payment at the bank
3. Register with the name on your practicing licence only
4. Teller is valid for 3 months from date of payment
5. Use your teller number to complete your registration on www.lagosmcpdp.org
6. Please register with only one teller (N20,000) for general edition and (N30,000) for leaders programmes
7. Obtain a printout following the successful submission of your registration

State Supervisor?Coordinator
Mrs D.O. Shonibare
DNS Lagos State

Comrade J. 0. AWOJIDE
NANNM Chairman Lagos State

STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
MRS. ADEJUMOKE DADA
Chairman

Please Call any of the numbers for inquiries:
08023411257
08033253312
08023054962
08023070378
08033325378

Customer Care Line:
08032272167: Calls 8.00am to 4.00pm Daily
SMS/Vhatsapp: 08032272167 (24 Hours)

enquiries
Email: lagosmcpdp@gmail.com
Facebook: mcpdp for nurses (lagos State Capter)

Katsina State School of Nursing and Midwifery Gains Nursing Council Accreditation

School Of Nursing Katsina has for the first time full accreditation from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. This would last for five years. Part of the memo shared read:

. The college of Nursing, katsina, Katsina State is awarded full accreditation status with a yearly intake of One hundred (100) students with effect from November 2017.
. All defciencies highlighted in the report must be rectified and council notified.
. The director is to forward progress report yearly to the council unfailingly
. Please note that the full accreditation status is for a period of 5 years after which the school would be reassessed

Signed
Alh Faruk Umar Abubakar
Secretary General/Registrar

As shared by Nurse Bello Aminu who wrote on whatsapp: We are hereby great full to all our well wishers, we thank you for your usual support and all technical assistance.

School of Midwifery Malumfashi 2017/2018 Admission Forms

NOTICE OF SALE OF APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION INTO:

1. Basic Midwifery
2. Community Midwifery
3. Post Basic General Nursing

The sale of application forms for admission into the above programmes begins from 6th November and ends on 1st December 2017.

Procedures
1. Pay N1,000 into the College Account at any Branch of Keystone Bank
2. Bring your teller to the Accountant of either School of Nursing Katsina or School of Midwifery Malumfashi to obtain the application Form.
3. Fill the application form and attach copy of the necessary documents.
4. Submit the application form to Admin Officer of the School where you collected it and collect Acknowledgement Card that indicates date of the Entrance Exam.

NOTE
For Basic Midwifery and Post Basic General Nursing programmes:
1. Minimum of 5 credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
2. NABTEB result is NOT accepted.

Katsina State School of Nursing and Midwifery Admission Forms 2017/2018

NOTICE OF SALE OF APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION INTO:

1. Basic Midwifery
2. Community Midwifery
3. Post Basic General Nursing

The sale of application forms for admission into the above programmes begins from 6th November and ends on 1st December 2017.

Procedures
1. Pay N1,000 into the College Account at any Branch of Keystone Bank
2. Bring your teller to the Accountant of either School of Nursing Katsina or School of Midwifery Malumfashi to obtain the application Form.
3. Fill the application form and attach copy of the necessary documents.
4. Submit the application form to Admin Officer of the School where you collected it and collect Acknowledgement Card that indicates date of the Entrance Exam.

NOTE
For Basic Midwifery and Post Basic General Nursing programmes:
1. Minimum of 5 credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
2. NABTEB result is NOT accepted.