How do I know what I know????????????
An exciting week for 15 Nursing Educators across the 8 SON in PNG have come to enjoy an intensive week of Essential Obstetric Care in-service training. Thank you to Soroptimist International for being the main supporter in those two weeks (2-13 Feb 2015) of training.
Continuous Professional Development is a pre requisite for all professional. Almost all the Participants admitted that many new changes have by-passed over the years but that week was an opportunity to catch up by way of relearning, new learning and unlearning. How would one know if knowledge and skills taught to students are update and is evidence based practice? Most of the Participant Educators commented that changes such as use of 10 units of syntocinon given within 60 seconds immediately after the delivery of the baby ensuring that there is no second twin was new information. Also refreshing their knowledge on how to use partogram which is a useful tool to assess the condition of the mother, the fetus and the progress of labor was rewarding to all the Participant Educators.
“We are fully geared with updated information and new skills to return back to their respective training institutions to impart to their students as well as their fellow colleagues,” were their comments.