Aminu Kano teaching hospital Kano Has Been Given Accreditation For The Commencement of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing
Sequel to the COVID-19 commotion and cholera outbreak in Northern Nigeria it is interesting to know that Aminu Kano teaching hospital Kano state has being given accreditation for the commencement of post basic critical care nursing programme.
Critical care nursing is the field of nursing with a focus on the utmost care of the critically ill or unstable patients following extensive injury, surgery or life threatening diseases. Critical care nurses can be found working in a w ide variety of environments and specialties, such as general intensive care units, medical intensive care units, surgical intensive care units, trauma intensive care units, coronary care units, cardiothoracic intensive care units, burns unit, pediatrics and some trauma center emergency departments.
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These specialists generally take care of critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation by the way of endotracheal intubation and/or titratable vasoactive intravenous medications.
This is a breakthrough in the history of Nigerian nursing education, practice and specialization as it marks one of its kinds in the country. As the great pursuit for good health and advance professionalism ensues it is important and necessary to have such specialization in nursing for adequate, effective and unique care of patients.
Aminu Kano teaching hospital (AKTH) having gotten this accreditation to begin this programme is subject to equipping desiring students who intend to further their career in the nursing profession.
Nursing as a great profession has evolved over time even though with limited working capacity and low pay by the government of Nigeria still remains a renown profession that keeps affecting and saving lives on daily basis.
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The establishment of critical nursing care programme will help specialize care for the critically ill for proper care and monitoring for quick convalescing and total recovery. As prospective students await admission for studies to kick off in earnest, it is worthy of note to recognize the effort and zeal of the proponents of this great advancement in nursing.
Indeed nursing is becoming not just better but stronger.
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