West African College of Nursing Certificate Course on Disaster Nursing

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West African College of Nursing Certificate Course on Disaster Nursing- West African college of Nursing (WACN), an agency of the west african health organisation (WAHO) Comprising of five Anglophone countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia and Sierra leone) and one Fracophone country – Republic of Benin presents a certificate course in Disaster Nursing: Emergency preparedness/ BLS.
In the recent past, disasters both natural nad man made had been on the increase both at the national and international level. The morbidity and mortality from such disasters call for prompt and emergency preparedness and management.
Disasters from road traffic accidents, collapsed buildings, fire disaster, plane crash, flood, industrial accidents are managed by a team of health professionals such as the Doctors, Nurses, physiotherapitst etc. The role of the Nurse in such occurences cannot be overemphasised. Other agencies involved are the police, the federal road safety commission, the fire brigade and Ambulance services.
AIM: The course is designed to equip nurses with adequate knowledge, skills and attitude necessary in the management of victims of disasters.
At the end of the course, participants would be able to:
1. Identify the different roles of the emergency medical team in disaster situation.
2. Give appropriate emergency/first aid measure to victims of disaster.
3. Initiate appropriate management of all body systems affected during disaster.
4. Educate the public towards the importance of community participation during disaster.
5. Inititae and conduct triage for multiple injured victims of disasters.
6. To collaborate with/ assist in the development of a national guideline on emergency management of disaster victims.
1. Nurses/ Midwives
2. Qualified Nurses practicing in the Accident and Emergency Department of their hosptials, Off Shore Medics/ Nurses, Field Medics/ Nurses, Rig Nurses in the oil and gas sector
3. Nurse Clinicians in the Multiple areas of practice.
4. Nurse Educators
5. Nurse Clinicians in the following areas of practice: Government hosptials, private hospitals, Neuro-psychiatric Hosptials, industries, corporate institutions, educational institutions, teaching hospitals, specialist hospitals eg National orthopaedic hosptal, Armed forces (police, army, navy, airforce), federal road safety commission, customs, prisons, airport authority, red cross society, fire services, old peoples home, Nursing homes, Rehabilitation centers, Non governmental organization, missions hospitals
Arrival Date: Sunday 26th March 2017
Venue: The Auditorium, School of Midwifery, Portharcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Departure: Saturday 1st April 2017
Registration Fee: N35,000 
Payment Details: Nwaobi Jude 
Bank: Zenith Bank
Account Details: 2007695876
Click HERE to download Course flyer and invitation letter
For enquiries and registration: 
1. Okedo Henrietta (Mrs.)
Executive Secretary,
West African College of Nursing
Phone No. 08036731512
Email: okedohenrietta@wacn-online.com
2. Mrs Elizabeth Okankwu (FWACN) 
Co-ordinator/ principal
C/O school of midwifery, Portharcourt, Rivers State Nigeria
Tel: 08035536276
3.  Jude Chiedu
Nursingworld Nigeria
Email: Info@nursingworldnigeria.com
Tel: 08039097001


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