Friday, December 30, 2016

WORKSHOP ON CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS (PLACEMENTS OR PRACTICUM)










WORKSHOP ON CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS (PLACEMENTS OR PRACTICUM)

By - Dr Manjo Matilda: Regional Delegate of Public Health, North West
-          Dr Mfonfu Daniel: Consultant for the Workshop 

The workshop was organized for managers of training schools for health personnel and laboratory sciences, and managers of practicum sites in the North West Region for
Context
§  Numerous training schools for health personnel
§  Poor identification of stakeholders
§  Overcrowding of Health facilities by students on internship
§  Problems faced with management of these students
§  Incoherent content and tools
§  Some students on internship do not have written objectives
§  Poor quality of health care offered

Method:
Relevant topics would be discussed to ensure that internships are harmonized and well-coordinated for the efficient training of health personnel

General objective
To improve on the management of field experience of students in our region

Specific objectives 
Ø  To ensure better prospection for clinical experience
Ø  To ensure administrative procedure are clarified
Ø  To ensure students are well oriented for field experience
Ø  To ensure better in-service placement of student
Ø  To ensure effective monitoring and supervision of students
Ø  To elaborate internship tools
Ø  To ensure proper reporting and feedback at all the levels
Ø  To come up with resolutions binding to all  

Implementation of workshop
The workshop was coordinated by the North West Regional Delegate for Public Health, Dr Manjo Matilda. It took place in the conference hall of the North West Special Fund for Health Promotion, at Bamenda on 15 November 2016, starting at 08:30. She highlighted the reasons and objectives of the workshop. The workshop ended at 16:30
Relevant topics were presented by facilitators, discussed and adopted.

Dr Mfonfu Daniel, recruited as a consultant for the workshop, presented the Generalities on Internship with emphasis on the tools used during internships.

Mme NCHIFOR MARY, TSSI, BNS, MPH, presented a paper on Administrative Procedures for Practicum

Mrs Njini Rose, (SRN, TSSI, PGD, MBA ; Hlth Mgt), General Supervisor; Regional Hospital Bamenda, made a presentation on In service placement and effective monitoring and Supervision of Students

Lange Innocent, (BNS, MPH), presented an article on the Orientation of students for practical experience.  

EVALUATION OF WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION AND FACILITATION

STRENGTHS
Ø  Invitations distributed in due time as such 90% of the Training Schools administrators and Health Facility Managers were in attendance.
Ø  Time to a greater extent was respected especially the presentations from the Facilitators as well as the comments/remarks and discussion.
Ø  Active participation of members in the deliberations.
Ø  Well organized including the Venue and the refreshments.
Ø  The deliberations of the workshop were bunt on CDs and distributed to the institutions

WEAKNESSES
·         Invitations did not contain the venue as well as the agenda.
·         Not all the Training Schools approved by the Ministry of Higher Education were invited for the Workshop, notably; CATUC Bamenda, Cameroon Christian University Bamenda, TANIFORM University Bamenda.

RECOMMENDATIONS
·         Next time invitations should be more specific including the Venue and the Agenda attached so that each invitee know ahead of time what to prepare.
·         This particular Venue should be maintained for subsequent workshops with these same standards of organization.
·         After this workshop all the stakeholders should work in synergy to make sure that all their students come out well trained as per the stipulated norms.

This internet publication involves only the internship tools presented by Dr Mfonfu Daniel because some corrections have been made on the environmental sanitation questionnaire; we want to provide these internship tools to nursing training schools beyond the North West Region and improve the quality of clinical internships.

The health internship is an important experience that allows students to Integrate knowledge and skills developed in the classroom to apply them in a professional health setting.

TYPES OF INTERNSHIP
LEVEL-one internships :( Second semester of year one)
a)      Level-one clinical internship
b)      Level-one laboratory internship
Level – two internships (First Semester)
a)      Level-two clinical internship
b)      level-two laboratory internship
Level – two internships (Second Semester)
a)      Level-two  clinical internship
b)      level-two  laboratory internship
c)      Community health internship
Level-three internship
v  Case study internship – Case study report

Requirements for all these internships
ü  Written objectives for each internship to be taken by students to the field
ü   Format for writing of the report of each internship
ü  Written guide for assessing students by health facilities
ü  Software for community health internship
Standardizing internship tools enhances uniformity in health promotion and increases the intensity of communication of health facts to the population and prevents unnecessary destructive competition.
A written document of internship objectives will oblige students to work within the frame work of these objectives.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

CAPITOL: SEVERE ANAEMIA IN A CHILD WITH UNTREATED MALARIA, A CASE STUDY, 2014












CAPITOL HIGHER INSTITUTE
P.O BOX: 875 BAMENDA
MOTTO: HOPE IS THE KEY 


SEVERE ANAEMIA IN A CHILD WITH UNTREATED MALARIA, A CASE STUDY, 2014


Presented by: Yefon Blandine
Supervised by: Mr Mor Betrand
General supervisor: Dr Mfonfu Daniel

A case study report is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of higher national diploma (HND) in nursing at the end of three years of studies in nursing. This case study was carried out at the Regional Hospital Bamenda from 27 October to 5 December 2014. It was presented to the jury in April 2015. The mother of this child was travailing by train from Garoua (from the North Region) to Bamenda (to North West Region of Cameroon) when the child developed malaria that consequently resulted in severe anaemia.


The goal of publishing this case study in the internet is to show an excellent management of a severe anaemia in a child when the child enters the good well established health system in Cameroon.

The specific objectives are to show
i.                    The effect of auto medication
ii.                  The weakness in the provision of health care facilities in long distant train journey.
iii.                The inadequate education of mothers on prevention of malaria during a cross country journey
iv.                The weakness of the mother not consulting at Yaoundé before continuing to Bamenda
v.                  The prompt consultation of the mother at Bamenda in the health system
vi.                The quick reaction and management of an acute illness within the good health system
vii.              The modest contribution of our students in case report writing; we hope to constantly improving on writing case report.
In CAPITOL the case study is always an opportunity for us to appreciate the good qualities of health care in the health system; identify some weaknesses; and propose recommendations for improvement at all levels.

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Dr Mfonfu Daniel
Dean of studies
Tel: +237 677601207

Monday, August 01, 2016

COMMUNITY HEALTH PRACTICE IN NKWEN RURAL





Community Health Practice in Nkwen Rural

1)      INTRODUCTION

Community health practice is a regular activity carried out in the second year of training course for medical students of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The purpose of the community health practice is to make a community diagnosis of the health problems affecting the population and risk factors contributing to disease appearances or occurrences, in the domain of environmental sanitation and health promotion. This was done using questionnaires to collect data from households visited in the community in order to identify the health problems of the community and to evaluate the vaccination coverage of children 0 to 23 months.Community diagnosis is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. Community diagnosis is a process. In order for this process to be meaningful, the entire community must be mobilized and involved throughout the diagnosis and control of health problems and factors identified. While building community commitment takes lots of time and energy, there is no better way to build support for public health interventions than to engage community residents in identifying important health issues, developing strategies for addressing these issues, initiating actions and interventions, and using the skills and experiences of community members as resources. This Community Health Practice is the first step to initiate the community participation in a dialogue between the population and the students that will enable them to fill the questionnaires.

2)      GOAL (GENERAL OBJECTIVE)
The practical training course in Community Health Practice has as objective to familiarize the student with the exercise of establishing the diagnosis of the health situation of communities.

3)      SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

        i.            Describe the health area and draw a sketch of the health area to indicate the sites where the teams of students will work.
      ii.            Study waste disposal of excreta
    iii.            Study the disposal of household solid refuse
     iv.            Study water supply
      v.            Study methods of purification of water
    vi.            Assess use of impregnated mosquito nets
   vii.            Study agricultural activities
viii.            Study health insurance coverage
    ix.            Study health risk - living in hazard prone areas
     x.            Study Health Service Utilisation
  xi.            Study hygienic conditions in Bars and Restaurants
  xii.            Study where medications are purchased
  xiii.            Assess major health problems  in the community
  xiv.            Assess major health problems  diagnosed at the health centre
  xv.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 0-11months
  xvi.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 12 to 23 months
  xvii.            Study the EPI monitoring chart


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CHP Nkwen pdf part 1

CHP Nkwen pdf part 2

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CHP Nkwen ppt part 2