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27.04.2019 Health

Ark CPD Consult To Improve Nurses, Midwives Skills In Neonatal Care

Staff Writer
Ark CPD Consult To Improve Nurses, Midwives Skills In Neonatal Care

A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) agency has been launched to equip nurses and midwives with the requisite skills and competencies to enable them thrive in the profession.

Named Ark CPD consult, it will provide structured programmes for nurses and midwives in both the private and public sector.

Speaking at the launch at the Nurses and Midwives Council in Accra, Director for the Consult, Gifty Medermiah, a renowned nursing midwife indicated that the aim is to assist clinicians with sessions for capacity building and professional development.

“The consult was founded with the aim of providing up to date midwives and nurse assistance using seasoned and well informed and experienced clinicians. In our health profession, things change because it is dynamic so they need to sharpen their skills.”

Mrs. Medemiah who doubles as a visiting lecturer at the Valley View University vowed to make the consult prosper into the foreseeable future to the benefit of participants and the profession.

“The NMC alone cannot go around giving upgrades. So they have licensed us to provide this training. We are here to stay, and offer quality in-service training to nurses, midwives and nurse assistants”, she assured.

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Director for Ark CPD Consult, Gifty Medermiah

On her part, Chairperson of the event, Dr. Magretta Gloria Chandi, a lecturer of the University of Ghana School of Public Health and Chairperson of the Public Health Nurses Group Ghana underscored the need for nurses and midwives to abreast themselves with modern trends.

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She encouraged participants to take advantage of the services to be provided by Ark Consult in order to be placed at a higher pedigree in the profession.

“Nursing and Midwifery is dynamic, the way we do things is changing, new technology comes in so there is the need for midwives to realize that they must possess skills that will keep them going. The Nurses and Midwives Council ensures that their members update themselves so they regulate CPDs to offer more training so that whatever is been taught falls in line”, she noted.

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Dr. Magretta Gloria Chandi

There were Representatives from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Principal Nursing Directors from various hospitals and other health service administrators.

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In their goodwill messages, the invited guests courted support for the consult and asked participants to embrace the knowledge-based teachings.

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Some invited guests

One of the participants said she is basically interested “acquiring more knowledge and skills to improve the care of newborns.”

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A cross section of participants

Participants who took part in the first training session came from health facilities such as the 37 Military Hospital, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Hospital, Agormanya St. Martins Hospital, Sege Healthcare, Pentecost and Asamankese Hospitals.

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Group photograph