The University of Benin Teaching hospital as part of its commitment to Continuous Medical Education (CME), through its Infection Prevention and Control Committee, is organizing one week training programme on hand hygiene and waste management for all nurses
The event was declared open by the Chief Medical Director, ably represented by CMAC, Prof: C.O Omuemu.
In his address, the CMD reiterated Management’s commitment in ensuring quality care solutions in a safe environment for patients, healthcare workers and other persons through the practice of standard precautions, including hand hygiene and waste management. This exercise will start with the nurses, and continue with other professional groups.
In attendance at this training were Mrs Asamah Doris, Deputy Director, Nursing Services and other management staff.
Today, the Infection Control Unit of the Department of Community Health commenced a health education exercise for all mothers whose neonates are admitted in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). This exercise will hold weekly at the SCBU.
The objective of this exercise is to improve the hand hygiene practices of mothers as the hands are a major route of transmission of infections, in health care settings. Hand hygiene is a crucial element in Infection Prevention and Control and involving all stakeholders is a necessary step in achieving this.
The Five moments of hand hygiene for mothers in SCBU adapted from the WHO 5 moments of hand hygiene was developed by the unit and taught to the mothers.
This health education exercise is following the second Orange Network Workshop on Hand Hygiene, organized by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control and partners.
In today’s inaugural health education programme, 12 mothers were health educated and practical sessions on the steps in hand washing and hand rubbing were conducted.
At the end of the programme, hand sanitizers were donated to the mothers by the Pharmacy Department of UBTH.
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In line with the UBTH Management’s commitment to ensure the safety of her staff, pocket-sized hand sanitizers were distributed to all newly employed interns on Friday, 28th August, 2020.
This is sequel to the 2 -day training the new interns received on Infection Prevention and Control in the hospital.
The HOD of Pharmacy, Mrs Olumese distributed the hand sanitizers through the representatives of the medical, nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns on behalf of management.
We commend the dynamic UBTH Management team for her sustained zeal to ensure a safe working environment for her staff.
The training on Infection Prevention and Control continued today at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for the newly employed nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns
The DCMAC clinical services, Prof O. A Akoria who gave the opening remarks on behalf of Management admonished the interns to give their best in their work while ensuring a safe workplace environment.
In total, 195 interns were trained. Facilitators included Dr Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo (Chairman, Infection Control Committee), Dr Otaniyenuwa Eloghosa Obarisiagbon (Consultant, Public Health Physician), Dr Igunma (Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist), ADNS Uwugiaren (Nursing services), Mrs Irabor (Infection Control Nurse, Department of Community Health), Mr Chris Isueken (Snr. Environmental Health Officer), Mr Ibadin (Medical Laboratory Scientist), Dr Orezimena Omo-Ikirodah (Department of Community Health), and Dr Funmilola Adio (Department of Community Health).
E-Certificate of participation will be awarded to all interns.
Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team.
Today, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Infection Control Committee commenced training for the newly employed interns in the hospital.
The CMD in his opening remarks said that this training was geared at equipping the interns with infection prevention and control knowledge and practices that will ensure the safety of patients, healthcare workers and the community at large in accordance with our vision of providing quality healthcare solutions.
A total of 99 medical and dental interns were trained today. The training continues tomorrow with the nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns
Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team!