The Community nursing department in collaboration with the Pan American Heath Organization (PAHO held 2, two day workshops over four days with Sixty six (66) District and Community Health Nurses looking at areas involving Ante natal and Post natal care, and the care of the child 0-5 years.
The workshop was opened by Ms. Tessa Stroude – PAHO/WHO Country Program Specialist. In her remarks, she said PAHO is always happy to support the Ministry of Health Grenada, in its work to improve the quality of health care delivered to the population. She also made mention of the millennium goals to which the Ministry of Health has committed - to reduce infant mortality, maternal deaths and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
The workshop was facilitated by experience health professionals, Dr. Margaret Joseph, OGYM, who spoke on the identification and referral of Obstetrical problems, Intra & Post Natal care as well as Laboratory investigation, as it relaters to HIV and HTLV 1 & 11. The Dietitian at the Hospital was among those professionals who gave a comprehensive talk on “Nutrition in pregnancy, postpartum and infancy". There was also sessions on” Customer relations” CONDUCTED BY THE Department of Public Administration.
Ms. Ann Denise Ashton presented the results of the study conducted on “why persons booking at Ante Natal clinics are late”. This study gave the nurses food for thought and resulted in lots of discussion and recommendations.
At the end of the workshop the nurses expressed their appreciation to the Ministry for having the workshop, as they considered it as being very interactive and informative; they felt more positive about their job as the new knowledge gained and reinforced were timely and would have a positive impact on their attitudes and work.
Participants at the workshop on Antenatal and Postnatal care for District and Community Health Nurses
Facilitators at the workshop on Antenatal and Postnatal care for District and Community Health Nurses
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