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Theme:

JOIN THE MOVEMENT


The Neurology Unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital celebrated both the WORLD STROKE DAY 2020 and the 10th Anniversary of their Stroke Ward with the Theme: JOIN THE MOVEMENT. #JTM

The UBTH Stroke Ward(A5) is the first Stroke Ward in all of Nigeria and is 10 this year.

To commemorate this event, the Neurology Unit organized a Medical Outreach at Uselu market, in Egor LGA of Edo state. The outreach began with an awareness walk in the hospital before storming the market.

A health talk was delivered, highlighting the meaning of Stroke, early detection, the common risk factors and how to administer treatment, after which Traders emerged massively to have their blood pressure and blood glucose checked.

Guest lecture was delivered by Prof. Mustapha Abudu Danesi, (Professor of Medicine and Neurology).

STROKE RISK FACTORS
• Hypertension
• Diabetes
• Alcohol
• Cigarette smoking
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Family history



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Theme

Empowering Communities Through Infection Prevention and Control


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.



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Theme

Empowering Communities through Infection Prevention and Control


The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Committee of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, as part of her activities to celebrate her anniversary on 19th November, 2020 commenced a week long hand hygiene health education programme.

The programme with the theme “Empowering Communities through Infection Prevention and Control” focused on health educating school students and staff around the hospital community on preventing infections via hand hygiene.

Schools visited included

University of Benin Demonstration Junior Secondary School

University of Benin Staff School

University of Benin Demonstration Senior Secondary School

UBTH Primary School

UBTH Secondary School

Hand hygiene facilities such as Veronica buckets, hand wash bowls, liquid soap, hand sanitizers and Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials on steps for hand washing/ use of alcohol based hand sanitizers were donated to the schools visited as part of our cooperate social responsibility.

Kudos to the UBTH management for the continous mentorship and provision of an enabling environment for the IPC Committee.



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Today November 14th is WORLD DIABETES DAY with the theme – THE NURSE AND DIABETES. This is to raise awareness on the crucial role that nurses play in the prevention and management of diabetes. Presently, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1 out of every 10 persons is living with Diabetes and that every 8 seconds, someone dies from diabetes. With this alarming figures, it is recommended that we reduce our risk of diabetes, especially for Type 2 diabetes which is the most common type and yet largely preventable. We can reduce our risk of Type 2 diabetes by:

  1. Healthy eating – Avoid sugar sweetened soft drinks/beverages, Avoid junk food and snacks, Avoid cholesterol -containing vegetable oil & saturated fats e.g margarine, eat more of vegetables & fruits, take enough water daily, limit alcohol intake.
  2. Healthy Lifestyle – maintain ideal body weight, regular/daily exercises , avoid sedentary lifestyle.
  3. Regular medical screening – blood glucose levels, blood pressure, lipid levels.
    For those already diagnosed, take medicines as prescribed, regularly monitor blood glucose levels, attend clinic visits regularly to prevent complications.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT.


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Myth
Stroke is not treated in the hospital.

Reality
All stroke patients should be treated in the hospital and evaluated to find out why the stroke occurred and prevent a recurrence

Myth
A man can only suffer a stroke once in a lifetime.

Reality
Stroke can happen as many times as possible

Myth
Stroke patients should never be injected

Reality
Some of the first drugs used in the treatment of strokes are injected

Myth
The weak hand and leg of a stroke patient are where the problems are and where treatment should be applied

Reality
The brain is where stroke occurs. The weak hand and legs are the result of the damage done to the brain.

Myth
Stroke is caused by an evil arrow, there is nothing one can do to prevent it.

Reality
9 out of 10 persons who suffer a stroke had poorly controlled hypertension at one time or the other. The greatest risk factor for stroke is poorly controlled hypertension.

Myth
Stroke is a disease of old people

Reality
Stroke can occur in both the young and old. Anybody after age of 45 years is at risk of stroke, particularly if he/she has uncontrolled hypertension.


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THEME

Rehabilitation After COVID-19


World Physiotherapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people well, mobile and independent. The day was established by World Confederation for Physiotherapy (WCPT) in 1996, and marks the date on which WCPT was founded in 1951. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals that provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, or environmental factors.

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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.



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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!




Today, our Hospital Management held a web-based seminar on the current situation of the Coronavirus pandemic as it affects the Hospital and society at large. The webinar was also to promote more awareness and to strengthen the need to adhere to all precautions.



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In attendance was our Board Chairman, Bashorun Adedoja Adewolu, Mfr, FHAN and the Director-General of NCDC represented by Dr Tochi Okwor. Others present were the Edo State WHO Representative, Mrs Faith Ireye, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) link for Edo State Government and UBTH, Uzor Okonma and Staff of the Hospital both within the State and the diaspora.

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