UCH trains doctors, nurses, others on pain management

UCH trains doctors, nurses, others on pain management

The University College Health center (UCH), Ibadan, is training some physicians, nurses and other staffers on pain management to equip them to evaluate the condition and supply top quality first line treatment. Dr Adefemi Afolabi, Staff Champion Organizer of the Pain-Free Healthcare facility Initiative (PFHI), made the disclosure to the Newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan. Afolabi, an endocrine cosmetic surgeon, said the program was being carried out in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and the American Cancer Society. According to him, the goal of PFHI is to equip personnel to evaluate pain, supply premium first line treatment to improve on the overall access to necessary discomfort medication in Nigeria. He said that to successfully implement discomfort management in a healthcare system required more than just access to medications. “It requires an understanding of when and ways to give discomfort medication and prioritisation of discomfort management as a vital part of care. “During one year, PFHI is to train doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers on ways to assess pain levels and give medication. “The programme is to worry the importance of discomfort management for patien …

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