GENERAL OVERVIEW of the Nursing Department
Nurses in LIMH: We provide excellent help/care services to our patients/clients in the performance of activities contributing to improved health or its recovery.
These we perform unaided, as we have the necessary strength, skill or knowledge and we are in the gap and we monitor patients’ care.
We educate our patients and family members about health condition, provide medications and treatments, delivering future leaders alive, assist in reproductive health, give emotional support and advice to our patients and their family members and many more.
We also work with healthy people by providing preventable health care and wellness information.
Profile of Key Officers
We have qualify registered Nurses, Midwives, Family Health Provider, Emergency, Theater, Anesthetists and Intensive Care Nurses in LIMH, who work on different fields to meet up to the vision mission statement of the hospital with their various qualification experience and practice field.All registered and licensed by Nigeria and Midwifery council.
Category of Designation Cadre in the Unit
- Apex Nurse in Charge/ Assistant Director in Nursing
- Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Matron
- Senior Matron/Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
- Matron 1
- Matron 2
- Senior Nursing Sister
- Nursing Sister/Nursing Officers
Section of Nursing Department in LIMH
- Antenatal Clinic
- Antenatal Ward
- Emergency Ward
- Postnatal ward (this involves two wards, namely A3 for normal delivery and C3 for Caesarean.
- Delivery Suite
- LIMPEM Ward (Observation and Monitoring of all new surgical cases within the first 24hrs, before transfer to their various sections.
- Gynaecological Ward
- Theater which is divided into two suites, namely Gynecological and Obstetric suite.
- Neonatal Ward
- Gynecological Clinic
- Family planning clinic.
Function of Nursing Department to the LIMH
We directly involved in almost all aspects of LIMH hospital quality service, because we are the bedrock of the hospital.
- We are directly responsible for monitoring and assessing patient and performing immediate interventions to reduce risk or prevent medical complication.
- We help in data collection/reporting and more, example number of birth, death rate, bed spacing in the hospital.
- We assist in surgeries and other major operations example, gynecological and obstetrics operation.
- We delivered future leaders alive and give psychological care to our entire client.
- We help patients and family members regarding post hospital care before discharge.
Mode of Operation section in Nursing Department
Antenatal Clinic: We practice focused antenatal care,we are time conscious, we have what we call fast track, where the pregnant woman come to see her doctor without wasting time.We give health education about pregnancy,diet and what to expect during labour. Our antenatal clinic is opened from Monday to Friday and we operate two section for antenatal clinic every day. We operate in a friendly and therapeutic environment and Our Charges are affordable.
Antenatal Ward: We operates 24hrs service in the antenatal ward,we have experienced midwives with obstetrics staff to care for mothers admitted into the ward via antenatal clinic either for induction of labour due to postdatism or caesarean section for preoperative management or any other condition related to pregnancy for monitoring and close observation.
Postnatal Ward: This is where woman and their babies are provided with medical care immediately after delivery. It is divided into two sections, we operate 24hours Service, and we operate in a clean conducive environment.
A3 Ward: This ward is for those that had Spontaneous Vagina Delivery
C3 Ward: This ward is for Patients that delivered through Caesarean Section.
We gives close observation on the neonates for 24hrs or 48hrs before discharge, this to check for jaundice and other abnormalities and refer to the pediatrician for treatment and we also orients our client on the lookout for jaundice or anything abnormal within them or their neonate after discharge.
Close observation of Mothers after delivery through CS or Vaginal delivery and timely report for quick intervention in time of crisis to save lives.
We make sure all mothers lactate before discharge and we also orientate HIV mothers on choice of feeding for neonates.
We health educate on importance of breastfeeding, personal hygiene, techniques in breastfeeding and assist mothers on lactation.
We also give health education on importance of ambulation especially to the C/S Patient.
Postnatal Clinic: This is the Outpatient clinic for nursing mothers at 6 weeks for normal delivery and two weeks for C/S for check up.
We check the health status of Mother and Baby, We counsel the mother on family planning methods to choose and give counselling to Mothers on breastfeeding, nutrition, hygiene, rest and infant care.
Labour Ward : We operates 24hours service delivery in LIMH, WE ARE CALLED THE BABIES FACTORY IN AFRICA, with highly competent staff, we have maximum of 24 neonates per day and minimum of 8 per day, we delivered futures leaders alive.
We operate in a therapeutic environment with conducive patient wait area and our price is affordable.
Our labour ward is divided into two parts.
New Ultramodern Birth Suite: is a delivery suite where the support person either husband or relative is allow to witness the labour. It is highly equipped with all delivery gadgets at an affordable price, with painless labour by giving epidural anesthesia.
Normal Birth Suite: A delivery suite that contains more than one client in labour in a therapeutic environment,with delivery gadget, qualified Staff personnel and affordable price with quick action in birthing process, episiotomy, vacuum, induction or Caesarean section.
We take quick action in birthing process for example if pregnancy is postdated, quick action like inducing labour, giving episiotomy, delivery by forceps or vacuum.
Neonatal Ward: Our neonates ward in the hospital is affiliated with Massey Children Hospital, We operate 24hrs service delivery,We have highly skill qualified personnel in this field.
We focus on the care of newborns and infants,specially those who require special medical attention. We have Intensive care Unit for neonates especially for all premature in which they thrive well.
We play important role in supporting the parents of the neonates at the time when they are very anxious and stressed.
- We encourage mothers to take an active role in the care of the neonates.
- We record observations and documents the neonates care.
- We prepare and check the medications.
- We initiate appropriate basic resuscitation in an emergency situation.
LIMMCU Ward: This is the ward where all Obstetrics and gynecological surgeries are kept for close observation within the first 24hrs after surgery, before being transfer to post C/S ward or gynae ward.
LIMMCU Ward (Intensive Care Unit): We use specialized skill and extensive knowledge of diseases pathology to provide intervention that sustains life.
We work quickly, efficiently, independently and meticulously to deal with Critical Cases in the hospital and outside the hospital with referral. Our services are on 24hrs. We care for the most fragile of patients who hang on life by a thread.
Emergency Ward: Our emergency department operates 24hrs; we take referral from both government and non-government hospital. We treat only cases pertaining to Obstetrics and gynecological emergency cases. We are the First and the best.
We are very quick to recognize those acute problems and able to resolve or stabilize them immediately upon arrival, and solve all our patient using triage.
Gynecological Ward: This is the ward where we care for women with gynecological cases who need to stay for surgery in the hospital, manage postoperative gynecological patient and emergency gynecological admission. We give physical and psychological care to them all.
Gynecological Department: This is an outpatient department; we provide outpatient services to women and young teenagers in a sensitive environment that meets their requirement while addressing issues around privacy and dignity.
The Unit is divided into two Clinic Sections:
Gynae Clinic that run from (Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm) and the Fertility Clinic
Anaesthetics Department: We allow Patient to tolerate any kind of operations and procedures in comfort and safety.We operate 24hrs in LIMH, we are efficient and dynamic in nature.
Theatre: Our Services is 24hrs, we have highly qualify skill theatre nurses and competent gynae and obstetrics surgeon. We operate in a friendly and therapeutic environment. Our theatre is divided into two namely obstetric suite and Gynae Suite. Our prices are affordable.
We are responsible for the surgical services well being of the patient.
We maintain surgical services in accordance with competency standard.
We execute proper care and handling of surgical instrument to ensure of operating Staff and Patient.
We maintain current and in-depth knowledge of sterile techniques.
We prepare timely and accurate records of patient history and recovery chart.
Family Planning Clinic: We operate from Monday to Friday; we attend to all Child bearing age, including teenagers and Men.Our Family planning is available and accessible through our highly skilled Midwives,We also provide counselling and some family planning method, for example Pills and Condom and other methods.
We reinforce people rights to determine the number and the spacing of children by preventing unintended pregnancy prevent deaths of mothers and children.
Relationship of Nurses with Patients: We operate a in a friendly therapeutic environment with our Client.
Nurses Relationship with other Professions: We have interred professional relationship by working together to achieve the vision and mission of the hospital as one umbrella to give quality care to the patient, increase job satisfaction. We maintain a healthy relationship, avoiding lateral aggression on each other.
Our Immediate Past Apex Nurse