Federal Medical Centre Azare

Bauchi State - Nigeria

Efficient Healthcare to Humanity

NURSING SERVICES

Introduction

The Nursing Services Department came into existence in the year 2001, with some inherited staff of General Hospital Azare, from which the Centre took over at its present site. The Department is obviously the largest department in the centre and is centrally responsible for providing effective and efficient nursing care to the teaming patients.

UNITS OF THE DEPARTMENT

The activities of Nursing services is being managed through various coordinating units. The coordinators are charged with the resposibility of ensuring that adequate care is given to all patients by maintening standard practices with assistance from the unit managers. The units are as follows:

OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY UNIT

SPECIALISED SERVICE UNIT

GENERAL OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT (GOPD)

MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNIT

MAIN OPERATING THEATRE

The Department cares for all in-patients at the wards, unit and out patients at clinics including medicals, surgical and obstetric and emergencies.

Nursing Services Department Organogram

COMPONENTS OF NURSING SERVICES

As the largest and a very diversified section, Nursing Services is present in almost every aspect of healthcare delivery in the following context:

OUR APPROACH TO QUALITY ASSURANCE OF SERVICE

Our approach ensures that our nurses are well trained and possess expected professional competence; having received authorized education and training and have acquired required knowledge, skills and attitudes.

CERTIFICATION

A person’s educational achievement and experience are used to determine the person’s qualification for functioning in an identified specialty area; hence the department encourages employment, training and appropriate posting into specialized areas.

LICENSURE

Our Nurses always maintains Valid and current practicing license;, issued and endorse by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

STAFF STRENGHT

Nursing Services Department of Offer services in specialized areas with 267 Nurses and 276 Health Assistant/Attendants. In addition to our license to practice General Nursing, Some of our Nurses are also licensed in accident and emergency, Anaesthesia, peri-operative, Intensive care, ophthalmic, Orthopaedics, Midwifery, paediatric, psychiatry, and hospital infection control, Ear, Nose and Throat.

WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

1 - Continuing Education Committee

The Committee is headed by a Chief Nursing officer and assisted by other cadre of Nurses. Functions:

2 - Quality Assurance Committee

3 - Infection Control Committee: Functions include:

4 - DISPLINARY COMMITTEE

Function to undertake displinary measures on both senior and junior staff that committed minor offenses in the department.

In conclusion, a lot have been achieved since inception; in areas of manpower development, infrastructures, and job satisfaction. But more are required, to ensure that we meet with the demand of the time.

HEAD OF NURSING SERVICES

The department is headed by Fatima S. Abubakar