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10 Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital staff undergo intensive care training

Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital is sponsoring ten of its staff to undergo a crash course in critical care nursing. The ten are experienced State Registered Nurses and Midwives comprising six general nurses and four midwives.

The programme being conducted at the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMC) in Accra will equip the trainees with skills that will enable them provide high level care in an intensive care setting such as being conversant with the ventilator and care of ventilated patients.

It also entails skills to perform detailed clinical examination and nursing diagnosis for critically ill patients and how to set up, manage and do invasive and non-invasive haemodynamic monitoring effectively.

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Trainees at UGMC

The trainees will also be able to prepare and administer drugs and infusions and be conversant with specialized investigations.

The medical Director of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr. Joseph Tambil is optimistic that, the training will be of immense benefit to the hospital. He explains that the motive for selecting personnel to undergo the training is to set-up an Intensive Care Unit soon in Effia Nkwanta, to augment the healthcare services rendered at the hospital.