Pacific Adventist University’s Midwifery School educators had been waiting all year for a cancellation from a province in the hope of having RHTU assist with an EmOC Course for their midwifery
students. RHTU were over-booked at the end of the year but Dr Hilda Tanimia, O&G SMO from UPNG’s SMHS, and Dr Miriam O’Connor were free to help out…. only 2 Facilitators for the 20 Participants but everyone coped.
The course ran from Dec 5th- 9th with 13 mid students, 7 nursing and midwifery educators, 1 Observer (Sr Roseline Baker…an old friend of PAUs now working in Australia) and ….. the Registrar of
the PNG Nursing Council, Dr Nina Joseph. What a privilege to have her join in!
The course was held in the excellent facilities at PAU, who were also able to provide mannequins and other required training aids. As expected, all Participants (including the educators and the
Registrar!) did well in the assessment and their stated Learning Objectives were met. They had covered a good deal of the theory during the year which gave them a head start.
It is hoped that the students will now build their course log book competencies in prevention, early identification and appropriate management of relevant MNH emergencies when thy undertake their clinical placements in the last few months of their course, before graduation.
Going forward, PAU may foster closer links with the O&G Division at the SMHS, UPNG and perhaps combine forces in delivering future courses.
Well done, PAU!