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Re Orientation and Job Description of a Nigerian Nurse

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:08 pm

At the Administrative meeting

"Matron Matron,hmmm, tell your people o, they are not allowing us to do our work o, we sent our students to the labour room and the sisters there didn't allow them to take delivery"

Help us caution them o, we don't want to divide the hospital, lol, matron matron.

(They all laugh sheepishly)

Such is a scene in most hospitals, where your so called leaders go and sell the prestige of the profession. Do you still wander why Nigerian physicians will detest the admission of males into Nursing programs?

If they had their way, they would influence the NUC to limit the ratio of male to female into Nursing program.

Have you seen the way they politely table their matters? Oh! So you don't know they are humble when up to a mischief, yes, very humble, they do not need to be at loggerhead with your oga madam at the top, because those ones cannot shout and have zero appetite for argument, plus Matron is the one who gave Doctor X some secondary school leavers as Nurses for his new hospital.

Decision taking and Assertiveness is a key responsibility of a leader, the day an Eagle fails in his strength to steal a chick, it remains irrelevant.

"Are Nurses allowed to set IV line?" Would be the last thing a foreign Nurse will search on google, what is the essence of your anatomy? IV line should not even be what Nigeria Nurses should start agitating for.

Some set of people woke up a day, and decided to give you some orders, and it has forever come to stay ,it pains me to see Patient's intravenous line been blocked and all that could be done is sit back while they watch AfricaMagic, dialling the contact of the call man who is busy in a private hospital training some sixteen year old girls how to pop a vein.

I mean! How can a whole profession be relegated so well, Do you have a professional guide? Check it, you are limited to do few things, not major things that could cost the patient's life. Have you seen how Nurse Anaesthetist are fading away and going into oblivion, most of them find succor in private settings now, some are in the recovery room, pushed to the ICU, few still remain relevant in the theatre, once this egoistic people have mastered skills from the competent Anaesthetist, he is pushed aside.

Midwifery is getting useless day by day,all our female Nurses do is to be a Sonorous aid "Madam Scream, Madam shout" while they keep pushing their males to Obs&Gyn and our females in the profession keep underestimating what their male counterparts could do in the labour ward.

There is a government hospital where Nurses are not allowed to put up infusion fluid, Yes! Where were your leaders when all these demeaning decisions were made? Nurses were clamouring for pay parity, it will never see the light of the day, ask yourself, what is my job description?

Who made a silly law about how Nurses must not infuse blood? Set Intravenous lines, put up fluids, resuscitate a dying patient? Who? No one, they woke up one day and start sharing their woes till it propagated to almost every hospitals.

Our leaders are there,failing the profession, increasing licensing fee, MCPDP is 5:1 of the medical laboratory scientist,yet they earn more than we do.

Keep singing "You are specially ordained for this vocation"
They will soon come and do freedom for you, vocationally. Nursing is fading in Nigeria, I tell you, except there be a general congress to address salient and cogent needs, there should be a proper restructuring, archaism should be long overdue.

While I appreciate many Nurse at the administrative level,we have so many of them making eaves silently,fighting for the betterment of the profession.

School of Post basics Nursing is to he scrapped in some years time,i f you have been to hospitals lately ,the new wave is that CMDs are teaming with the Nursing body to build new Post basic schools, CMDs!


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Re: Re Orientation and Job Description of a Nigerian Nurse

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:11 pm

And after all said and done, there is no proper placement for them,Paediatric Nurses in a general ward, I once saw a Nurse Anaesthetist in an ENT ward,he said he was on punishment by the oga madam from the theatre, so he was sent to ENT ward,see your profession,people serving punishment (lol).

We do not need to have many Nurses as politicians before things get better, Unfortunately, most of the Nurses get to the political post and deny your dear profession,who will save us.

A Nurse is appointed Commissioner of health,we were shouting all over,when they gave your mama the chance to be the Commissoner for health in a North Central state one time like that, did you see how she messed up?

Nurses are discouraged for continuing education, where is the pay?

Have you read the article that contains "Job definition" of the CHEW lately,you will be dazed,community health workers can so define their work like that,we are here begging some people to acquire degree in Nursing, they are screaming "Practical is Nursing" we keep fighting each other.

Now CHEWs are heading health centers,check the Organogram and channel of communication at the health centers,the head nurse is in par with the CHEWs head,what a waste of Public health.

Our dear profession needs a total reform,after almost 200 years,how will a profession still remain in the mud.

And if you think this article is targeted at Medical Doctors,you are been fool hardy, it will interest you that they have their job description as you have yours,they are just withdrawing from you gradually as the day goes.

Tag your leader biko
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