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No Nurse Deserves to Die in the Emergency Room 

 Its 6pm thursday evening and am still at a loss at the death of a colleague whom i learnt was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the road in lagos state. No sooner had i finished saying a prayer for him, i received a message on my phone: Mr Onyebuchi hilliary, a 200level student of Nursing science uniben had also been hit by a moving vehicle infront of the school gate. He too didnt make it.

 With tears running down my cheeks and shudders down my spine, i learnt my colleague's relations spent hours crying over the phone about how he was severly bleeding and yet no one had attended to him at the emergency room at the Lagos university teaching hospital. A NURSE bleeding to death in the sanctuary of an environment where he had spent a greater part of his life saving others from bleeding and death! Even introducing the patient as a registered nurse didnt make any difference either.

 I recall how urgent calls were made to determine who knows someone in LUTH, at least to help expedite care to a dying colleague but help was so near, yet so far. Relations recalled him persistently asking "where is this blood coming from", in his experience he knew the bleeding had to be arrested but this time around, he was on the other side of the couch and helpless to save himself. In the end, He gave up the ghost.

 As nurses, we must display strong regard for fellow colleagues be it at work, in the church, in the bank or on a hospital bed. On many occassions i have seen police officers get favors done amongst Naval officers because they have a common spirit existing amongst themselves (members of the armed forces), i have seen an ACCESSBANK Staff jump the quequ at FIRSTBANK just at the mere introduction of himself as a colleague!

 The emergency room may be a different ball game altogether but the basics of the E.R allows same. For example, by TRIAGING a bleeding patient over a stable patient in the waiting room. 

 we owe it to each other to look out for each others back. It could be any of us lying on that couch, waiting and watching while the life drains out of us with fellow colleagues so engrossed in the care of others. 

 As an emergency room nurse, you dont need a doctors order to arrest or ligate an active bleeder, you dont need a doctors order to set up a line and an infusion of normal saline to maintain circulatory volume, you dont need a doctors order to suction a patient whose airway is frothy or oxygenate one whose Oxygen saturation level is below 80percent, you dont need a doctors order to splint a fracture or even put a waiting patient in recovery position.

 These are all basics of Emergency room nursing that could buy the few minutes the patient needs pending when the doctors arrive to review. 

 The mere mention of "I AM A REGISTERED NURSE' should elicit some form of assistance from colleagues in any establishment. When i tell you : I AM A COLLEAGUE", i deserve to be treated with a higher sense of urgency. 

 we are, by way of our profession tied in a bond of mutual respect and dedication to each other. We must recognize each other. We MUST RECOGNIZE each other! No Nurse deserves to die in the emergency room waiting to be attended to! 

 May their souls rest in perfect peace.

BY Jude Chiedu
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Nursing is a calling, a lifestyle, a way of living. Nurses here today honor Nrs. Charles Ogah and his life as a nurse... 
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There seems to be no end in sight on the much awaited commencement of internship for graduate nurses. You would recall that Nursingworld Nigeria had earlier reported that the meeting had ended with no communique released. Efforts to get the...
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Tension is rife in the Nigerian nursing community as uncertainty beclouds the status and fate of nursing internship.    The meeting of the council on establishment ended at around 8pm today with no communique issued as documentation...
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Conclusions Reached with JOHESU and the FMOH Meeting Held on 13th March 2014 at the SGFs Conference Room

Nursingworld Nigeria can authoritatively reveal as shown below conclusions reached with the joint health sector unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Ministry of Health at the meeting held with the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) on the 13th of March 2014 at the SGF's Conference Room
 
1) Constitution of the Boards of Managements of various tertiary health institutions not done in line with extant law Section 2 (1)c and 2 (1) not observed-
The meeting noted that:
- Some members of JOHESU got their Letters ofAppointment as Board members after the inauguration of the Boards.
- NANNM complained that their own letter was withdrawn and subsequently made out to another person
Federal Ministry of Health was requested to examine the issues and address them adequately
ACTION BY FMOH
 
2) Increase in Retirement Age of Health Workers from 60 to 65 years-
JOHESU presented a Position Paper that it had intended to tender at the concluded NCE meeting that was held in Ilorin and the Paper is to be circulated to relevant parties.
The HCSF is to correct the memo to the 12 – man Committee of NCE and also to segregate the issue concerning retirement age as spelt out in the Position Paper prepared by JOHESU. JOHESU was therefore requested to wait for the outcome of the Committee put in place at the National Council on Establishment which had 3 months to complete its work
ACTION BY HOCSF
 
3) Implementation of 2008 Job Evaluation Report- 
The Unions were informed that Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Industrial Harmony in the Public Health Sector is on course and its work would include the issue of Job Evaluation
ACTION BY SGF
 
4) Promotion of Officers from CONHESS 14 to 15 as Directors-
a).The Report of the Four (4) Man Committee Constituted to investigate the Allegation of Non-Implementation of Circulars Affecting the Joint Health Sector Unions was endorsed and adopted for implementation at the meeting
b). Federal Ministry of Health was requested to ask for explanations from the defaulting CMD’s and MDs for their failure to attend and/or cooperate with the 4 – Man Committee.
Also, a circular is to be issued by the FMoH to CMDs and MDs on  failure to comply with the Circulars issued on:
Promotion from CONHESS 14 – 15 and
Skipping of CONHESS 10
Circulars should be issued by the FMoH taking cognizance of MOUs reached
ACTION BY FMOH
 
5) Circularization of Proper Placement of intern Medical Laboratory Scientists on CONHESS 8 as her counterparts in the Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Radiography.-
The meeting resolved that where it had been confirmed that the issue of Proper Placement of Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists with the proper bench mark had gone through the process of National Council on Establishment and the Federal Executive Council, the Office of the Civil Service of the Federation should within one month issue a Circular in that regard.
ACTION BY HOCSF
 
6) Presidential Committee on Harmony in Health Sector-
The Unions were assured that the Yayale Ahmed Committee is on course and urged the Union to be patient
ACTION BY YAYALE AHMED COMMITTEE
 
7) Implementation of Skipping of CONHESS 10-
The Report of the Four (4) Man Committee Constituted to investigate the Allegation of Non-Implementation of Circulars Affecting the Joint Health Sector Unions was endorsed for implementation at the meetingnursingworldnigeria.com
Federal Ministry of Health was requested to take administrative procedure against CMD’s and MDs who failed to comply with the Circular issued on:
Promotion from CONHESS 14 – 15 and
Skipping of CONHESS 10
Circulars should be issued by the FMoH taking cognizance of MOUs reached
ACTION BY HOCSF
 
8) Issuance of Circular on Consultancy for other Health Professionals-
Attorney General of the Federation is expected to clarify the term “medically qualified” to aid in understanding the issue of Consultants as contained in the Court judgment. The clarification is to reach the Secretary of the Government of the Federation by 14th March, 2014
ACTION BY SGF NURSINGWORLD NIGERIA
 
9) Issuance of Circular for Payment of Specialist Allowance to Deserving Officers-
The meeting resolved that the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 2009 should be implemented immediately by Federal Ministry of Health
ACTION BY FMOH
 
10) Withdrawal of Circular on Deputy CMAC to be reviewed by the Honourable Minister of Health-
The meeting resolved that the issue of the review of the appointment of the post of Deputy CMAC should be stepped down until the outcome of the discussion between the Head of the Civil Service, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Health is known.
It was also resolved that the outcome should be communicated to the Union by the FMoH
ACTION BY HOCSF, SGF, FMOH AND SGF
 
11) Collective Bargaining Committee to Review the 2009 Collective Agreement to be set up by the Federal Ministry of Health with the Federal Ministry of Labour and NSIWC as observers-
The meeting unanimously adopted the Report of the Committee. Thereafter parties were requested to examine the document and make their comments available by Monday 31st of March, 2014 2pm at the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Conference room.
ACTION BY CONCERNED PARTIES
 
12) Proposed Surgeon General-
The Unions were requested not to make an issue out of the matter because the creation of that Office requires amendment of the constitution within the domain of the legislature which would also entail the input of the Unions.
The unions were also assured that Office of the Surgeon cannot be created solely by an Executive fiat.
 
13) Appointment of CMDs/MDs of Teaching Hospitals. Consideration to Permanent Staff of the Hospital rather than University based Personnel-
The meeting resolved that the decision of appointment of CMDs/MDs is dependent on the clarification from the Attorney General of the Federation because of the inclusion of the term “Medically Qualified”. However, the Union argued that the matter was in court and the Attorney General was part of the case and as such the issue of Medically Qualified should not be taken to him for interpretation
The Unions were however urged to await the clarification from the AGF since they equally have options if not satisfied with the clarifications.
ACTION BY SGF
 
14) Advertorial for Appointment of CMD/MDs-
The meeting resolved that the decision of appointment of CMDs/MDs is dependent on the clarification from the Attorney General of the Federation because it includes the term “Medically qualified”.
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6th World Glaucoma Week (WGW) March 9-15, 2014: By Rev.Sr. Chukwudi Celestina. RN, ROPhN,MASORN.
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The attention of the South South State Directors of Nursing Services has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters offering admission forms...
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This picture showing an official extorting money from a female Nurse was taken at the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) office in Abuja where Nurses go for Licence renewal. Our source who took this said He was told that the office had no electricity and no generator to produce any licence but any interested individual could pay from N3000 upwards for quick results. On questioned, the Nurse (pictured below) on condition of anonymity said she paid the cash because she needed her licence after months of registration . 
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Our source who sent in the picture is having some problems sending the full video of the official taking the cash. would upload when we receive it. Thanks for you comments @Danladi, you are right. All we need is the pics or videos if available and we could take it up from there
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