Uhhm, we are moving, yippeee!!!
Let's say this is the second part of an article I published over a year ago on Care City Blog, entitled; What You Need To Know About Cardiothoracic Critical Care Nursing. In that article, I was able to spell out briefly who a Cardiothoracic Critical Care Nurse is (In the Nigerian context). I talked about training modalities, education & … Continue reading Cardiothoracic Critical Care Nursing And Intensive Care Nursing In Nigeria: Similarities, Differences & Opportunities | Care City Career Series
"Nurses aren't martyrs. We are compassionate problem-solving scientists who take care of our communities."
Nurses have been too busy running after other things. A large percentage of us are women, who already have enough social pressure mounting around them before they even became nurses. Now, very few of them, these women, are bothered with these things; leadership fights, etc, while others who miraculously start getting bothered, have a lot to deal with, from gender bias to the misogynistic attitude of some men in the healthcare community, who believe that women should not be allowed to rise too high in the world of leadership.
More than a week ago, I wrote a short piece on LinkedIn about me changing my job, it was meant to be a small casual discussion, but it ended up attracting a lot of attention on that platform, so I decided to keep writing with that train of thought. You can check that article out here if … Continue reading Why Do We Change Jobs? | Part 1 | Care City Leadership
What is the Nurses' week to you? Another celebration? Another moment to upload pictures or videos of Nurses dancing, wearing scrubs, and choreographing all the way? Oh, don't get me wrong, I am a fan of all the celebrations and colors, but deep down, I wish we see more to it.
You have to be adamant, determined & ready to fight for your ideas like you were fighting for your own life. Yes, it's that tough. If you do not fight for your ideas, I can boldly tell you that nobody will fight for you, yes, not even your Mother or Wife, they have their own battles to fight. So, it's all up to you, to fight for what you believe.
We decided to design a free Data Science Webinar for Healthcare Professionals in Nigeria & Africa (not limited to us here in Africa though), the free webinar will aim to sensitize healthcare professionals, exposing them to the realities of DATA & its wide variety of importance & use in the field of healthcare, especially in Nigeria & Africa (you all know that I have a bias & unquenchable love for my country, it's just natural, and as a leader & writer, I always make sure that this pride is showcased in all that I do).
A Nurse who can not see, or who is blind. Will he or she be able to provide safe Nursing care to patients/clients? Let me divert a little bit. Will someone born blind even have the dream of becoming a Nurse or A Doctor?
“a dyadic, long-term and reciprocal process between senior experienced nurse and a junior nurse and or a nursing student, facilitating knowledge and skill acquisition while providing psychosocial and emotional support with the aims of fostering both personal and professional development for effective role change into the nursing profession” - Shaikh Abdul Matin, Deparment of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
"We are on the front lines of patient care and medical technology, which gives us the prime advantage when it comes to new ideas." - Alice Benjamin.
The health care industry has responded slowly to the impact of the internet, and it is understandable. But the pandemic has in a way caused us to understand better the role of the internet in health care practice. It isn't just about Health IT...
...The year 2020 looked like a historical cocktail of some sort. Having a sweet blend of celebrating heroes, and at the same time a sour taste of fighting a pandemic, amidst the worldwide political upheaval that was at that time rocking this great boat...
The metrics that we obtain from health records are not just mere numbers. These are important statistical virtues, that any serious scientist understands pretty well its importance to the world of science & innovation...
"...Why is it fertile? It's, because of the resources it has that can sustain any kind of digital idea. From human resources, which is in abundance, to a thriving healthcare landscape dotted with varied forms of healthcare services that will benefit heavily from the introduction of the future-forward concept of digital health technologies. And of course, a very large population of young people born into the era of the internet, smart phones & bitcoin..."
"When will Nursing Nigeria be bold enough to say that they have political representatives that are unbiased embodiments of the desires of Nurses in Nigeria? Leaders who are not tainted by the dirty hands of greed. Who know what their country & profession desire..."
"In Critical Care, Kidneys have stopped working, hearts are failing, lungs have collapsed, brains are shutting down, intestines have stopped moving, livers are tired, phew, it is a cocktail of organ/physiological failures here and there. You may be too busy trying to repair the lungs, and your attention has been taken away from the kidneys that have shut down for two hours, and then you have to return to trying to salvage the kidneys, and then the brain starts to sleep - Critical, I must tell you!"
"In the wake of the pandemic, while we count losses, and nurture our wounds, we as a race, were able to still make progress in historical leaps & bounds. The gospel of Digital Health gained a wider audience & followership, as people, governments & organizations, began to realize the important need for us to have a healthcare system that had remote care woven into its fabrics."
"It hit us unawares. With all our sophistication, politics & technology, we found ourselves gasping for air, as the pandemic squeezed us within its mighty unforgiving palms, driving life out of our sore lungs."
"I wasn't the perfect leader, I made a lot of mistakes, and made poor decisions, but in all, I made sure I was learning, and in learning, I was growing and in growing, impact followed."