Nurses Applaud Workshop
BY NATALIE CHOLOHEI ( Post Courier )
Midwives and nurses have applauded Cardiotocography (CTG) workshop would improve knowledge and performance.
Sr Nellie Warea from the Obstetric ward in Angau General Hospital attended workshop held recently by Head of Obstetric and Gynecology at Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) Professor Glen Mola on CTG testing.
Sr Warea said she had gain new knowledge on the topic with the experiences she had working in the obstetric ward especially when to use the CTG machine.
“This workshop has taught me when and in which case or patient I can use the CTG machine. We need more of these workshops to help us with our work especially in our case where we deal with mothers during labor and childbirth, this will enhance our knowledge in providing better care for the baby when mothers are in labor,” Sr Warea said.
Lots of points were raised but according to the nurses, it would be better if the workshop was extended to one week would give them ample time to fully understand the topic they were taught on.
“Some of these things we have gone through are new to me despite my experiences but if the workshop would run for a week or so, it would give us a clear picture of how we can relate to our day to day work,”
Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr Karo Dumo said in spite of the timing, the workshop was to give a head start on enabling the nurses to understand and work together with the Doctors at the same level.
“It was a short time and I know many of the nurses would say this was not enough for them but what we did was to at least teach them the basics so that we understand each other rather speak the same language,” Dr Dumo said.
Dr Dumo further thanked Angau’s management to approve the staging of the workshop and said the unit is looking at hosting other workshops with the aim of boosting staff knowledge on areas that are lacking in the Obstetric and Gynecology wards.