Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Commission, on Wednesday charged healthcare providers to be acquainted with medical equipment to foster lifesaving procedures in preserving lives.
Eniayewun gave the charge during `Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support’ training for 200 personnel drawn from 27 secondary health facilities in the state.
The News Agencyof Nigeria reports that the three-week training was organised by the commission for healthcare providers.
The permanent secretary said it was part of efforts to ensure that health workers get acquainted with available medical equipment.
“To avoid haphazard technology of most supplied medical appliances working against functionary charge of healthcare professionals, it is imperative to be conversant with their modus operandi for qualitative delivery.
“The regular usage of these equipment enhance adaptation which further increases level of job execution on assigned schedules,’’ he said.
Eniayewun advised the participants to take advantage of the training to maximise available equipment in life saving procedures.
“All commissioned Maternal Child Care Centers have Intensive Care Units (ICU) which should be made to function at the gain of patients coming in.
“This view calls for cascade of this particular training in form of Continuous Medical Education for Universal Awareness towards excellence, especially when the manpower is limited to patients turnout,’’ he said.
Also Dr Funmilola Eso, a Deputy Director in the service, said the training was aimed at uplifting medical practices towards lifesaving mechanisms.
According to Eso, the trainees were selected across the state to foster modern practices on science of resuscitation, systematic approach on medical delivery and ways to practice high quality Basic Life Support.
Other includes method to ensure airway management during cardiac arrest, regulating acute coronary syndromes, management of acute ischemic stroke, ensuring team dynamics, mega code and algorithms.
Eso said:, “Trainees at this forum need to know by allegiance to medical ethics that everyone is important and deserve a chance to live.
“We must never assume someone as certified dead even when not literally dead, for such to bereft further medical intervention.
“Patients deserve our qualitative efforts as we exert CPR, therefore, it is imperative that we keep a mindset to concertedly preserve such, using basic resuscitation because every life is valuable.’’
One of the facilitators, Dr Busuyi Alabi, a coordinator with Cardinal Academy Emergency Care, urged prompt recognition and aligned referral system to management centres as aid for tacit stroke viability.
Alabi also said that there should be conscientious medical intervention with view to curb mortality within Lagos State from associated illness.
“Management of stroke takes the following phases, detection, dispatch, delivery, door treatment, data collation, medical decision, drugs and disposition, all directed to salvage patient towards recuperation.
“So, adequate knowledge is paramount, we kick against self-medication because each of the stroke presentation has different management,’’ he said.
Edited By: Johnson Eyiangho/Wale Ojetimi