The Emergency and Assessment Unit of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City organized a two-day strategic training for its staff in handling Emergency Patients. The training which held between 26th and 28th January 2022 in the hospital Conference Hall at Uselu was attended by Medical Officers, Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Bouncers as well as Health Attendants from the various units of the hospital including the NHIS, Female and Male High Density Units and Accident and Emergency Units.
The training was broken down into three sessions, viz:
- Management of Aggressive Patients.
- Nursing Responsibilities for Patients on Chemical Restraint.
- Demonstration of Basic life supports.
- Demonstration on use of Defibrillator & Nebulizer
Dr. J.O. Omoaregba, the Head of Clinical Services Department who facilitated the training welcomed the participants to the training. During his presentation on the topic ‘Management of Aggressive Patients’, Dr. Omoaregba displayed to the Health Officers through a short video clip what not to do when managing violent patients. He stated that when a patient becomes aggressive, the Health Officer should always remain calm, but must ensure that he or she knows all the exit points around. He further explained that it is important to anticipate aggression in patients than taking care of violent patient.
In her lecture, entitled, ‘The Nursing Responsibilities for Patients on Chemical Restraint’ Mrs. E.O. Ohumu, (Assistant Director of Nursing Services), emphasized the need for regular monitoring of the vital signs of patients on chemical restraint.
The training was concluded by Dr. Kelvin Agbonogieva, who demonstrated the procedure of using the AED, CPR and Nebulizer for Basic Life Support. He noted that the best position to carry out a CPR is on the bed. At the end of the session the participants took turns to practically demonstrate the process of using the AED, CPR and Nebulizer in basic life support.