Lahara Schools of Nursing Training in Port Moresby, National Capital District


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.

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Maria is a nurse mid-wife by profession with a Bachelor in Clinical Midwifery. She has rendered her services as a nurse midwife in many of the remote health facilities of Madang and West Sepik provinces for the last ten years. In February 2014, she joined the Reproductive Health Training Unit as an Educator / Facilitator. She is more than grateful to be part of the Reproductive Health Training Unit team and also looking forward to contribute meaningfully to share and impart her knowledge and skills to her colleague health workers. She strongly believes that, this will increase their knowledge and improve their performance especially in dealing with Maternal Health which aims at reducing high maternal mortality rate in this country.

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