The 3 Div Nigeria Army, Rukuba near Jos, is retraining its nurses and midwives to be able to cope with new trends in healthcare delivery in view of rising security challenges, according to Maj. Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, its General Officer Commanding (GOC).
“The training is for nurses and midwives in the Division’s area of responsibility. We want them to be adaptive, flexible, innovative and resourceful,” Angbazo said on Tuesday at a ceremony to flag-off the training.
According to him, the goal is to avail them the opportunity to be responsible and self reliant in confronting contemporary security and health challenges.
He said that the personnel being trained also included those in relevant paramilitary agencies and civilians within the environs.
He said that participants in the training, which was organised in conjunction with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, would be expected to step down the knowledge to their units and families.
Brig. Gen Agatha Onovo-Okeke, Commandant, Nigeria Army College of Nursing, in her remarks, said that the training would cover all aspects of clinical nursing, basic medicals and social sciences.
“It will also cover attitudinal change, tactical combat, casual care, medical evacuation, emergency response to mass casualty disasters, and basic life support.
“It is aimed at assisting nurses in the improvement of problem solving approaches in professional practice.
“The training will provide three credit unit certificates that is the requirement for the renewal of practicing license,’’ she explained.
Dr Oluwatoyin Ogunyewo, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Jos, in a key note address, said that nurses play key roles during security challenges, and commended the army for the refresher course that would prepare them for the emerging challenges
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the one-week training has the theme “Enhancing Professional Nurses Efficiency Towards Contemporary Security Challenges in 3 Division Area of Responsibility”.
Edited by Ephraims Sheyin