The Medical team undergoing a training on Rapid Diagnostic Testing with Mr. Carl Cowin, a member of the British High Commission in Abuja; as a continuous effort in eradicating the menace of malaria.
“Being part and parcel of CWC even for three weeks, is everything undergoing my internship in this organization was worth it and very promising…the staff, honestly the staff are truly wonderful…I worked in the lab and nurses’ station and the staff there assisted me as i was incorporated into the hospital’s mode of operation, the lab technicians and scientists were ever so steadfast in what they did, even as they taught me how to carry out finger pricks, check the full blood count, malaria parasites and widal (typhoid) tests and all the principles involved. I would recommend this hospital to anyone in need of treatment or work. Thank you very much CWC for teaching me a lot of things. I am truly grateful.”
“When taking someone’s blood for test different types of syringes are used, my favorite is the finger prick; it is usually used for the malaria parasite. after spending so much time in the lab you get to the different syringes used for different tests. The laboratory process in the lab is very quick and effective; and the lab has different machines that are used for different tests…Generally the doctors and nurses at the clinic are very nice and CWC is family I’m happy to be part of. The experience I had at CWC is something I will take wherever I go.”
Hadiza Mohammed Kashim
“My first day at Childcare and Wellness Clinics kicked off with me in the theater, thinking my first day would be boring and restricted, it was totally the opposite. I was introduced to the wornderful CWC family. On that day I assisted Dr Yashua with a patient who had Osteoporosis, which is an infection in the bone. She used sterilized equipments and saline water to clean the opening of the wound. The development of a child can be altered right from birth, which is the reason why the first thing a doctor asks during a consult is patient history. I gathered all these information during a consult with a patient. My experience as an intern at Childcare and Wellness Clinics has enlightened me in every medical way possible. I am proud to say my journey in the medical world started here at CWC and it is definitely not the end.”
Ni’ima Mohammed Sambo
“The Journey started on the 26th of January 2013, when I was employed as the laboratory manager in the Laboratory Department of CWC. The lab has witnessed increased patient influx as a result of steady growth of the Clinic, resulting in more test being done in the laboratory. Nevertheless the laboratory is yet to fully exploit its potential. I am going to be working to have a fully automated laboratory department that can carry out all tests with sure precision.”
Omoigui Itohan Okpafe (Mrs)
“From the time of opening till date, the hospital has been doing great, moving well and carrying each and every one along. There is reasonable cooperation among the workers though sometimes human imperfection comes in. The workers relate very well with our patients and clients which gives the hospital a very wonderful image and makes our clients keep on recommending the hospital to their friends, family and their well wishers.”
“I see CWC as a place where there is room for career progression and a unique learning environment. I joined the Clinic as a frontdesk officer where I was responsible for welcoming patients and their relatives and making them comfortable. I played my given part well until I was upgraded to the accounts department as the Accountant. I hope the management will strive to continue to provide a positive workplace attitude to staff. Only in this environment can our contribution to customer satisfaction improve and increase.”
Onifade Maryam Yetunde
“At the time I took this job at CWC I was a Medical Officer. Now I’ll say loosely I am a Medical Director in training. The patients have been a joy. I believe all doctors are extroverts in boring jobs. We like to deal with people. The patients at CWC are handpicked to make our days challenging, yet interesting. I am more excited about the way the patient load has built up slowly yet steadily. For every young doctor, balalnging working with time to study and improved one’s self is paramount. I have been afforded the opportunity to improved medical knowledge and skills by working directly with the Medical Director, who never stops teaching. The aspect of the job that has been most surprising and challenging has been the call to manage. I have appreciated the problem solving, diplomacy and decision making in non-clinical matters that comes with it. This has affected my practice of medicine and prescription attitude. My overall impression has been that CWC has a lot to contribute to me and I in turn am constantly challenged to contribute more to CWC.”
Dr. Remi Alege
“Coming to CWC was an eye opening to me. I have never liked going to hospitals, the smell of it makes me sick, i have never like drugs, injections or anything associated to it. When I came to CWC I was posted to the pharmacy, I was then assigned to arrange the drugs accordingly. It was such a great challenge that I had to get used to. I got used to the system as days goes by and with the help of the doctors and some colleagues around. I am planning to study more on the pharmaceutical aspect.”
Radiyah Muhammad Zaidu
“Bad experiences always have bad effects on one’s progress in life. The attitude of private employees I have worked with propelled me to conclude on a personal ground, that I was not going to work with private establishments again. What would have been the greatest miss of my life was not to have taken up the job offered by CWC. I was amazed to have be lucky to visit a beautiful environment that will soon be my place of work. A conducive working environment, staff welfare, reasonable remuneration, staff qualities, interpersonal staff relations above all it is a place of skill acquisition garnished with further training and ability to grow high.”
Vincent E. Emmanuel
“As a pediatric nurse, working in a pediatric hospital has been my heart’s desire. I must commend the management tactics, it is quite alarming, hence leading to growth boost of the organization. Good managerial skills able to curb all workers, making them work in unity and as a family. An also making optimal goal to be ‘excellent patient care’.”
Follow the link below for the brief so far on the The IDEAS Phase 2 Project: “Measurement for Better Maternal and Newborn Health”.
Prepared by Deepthi Wickremasinghe on behalf of the IDEAS Project and Dr Yashua Alkali Hamza on behalf of Childcare and Wellness Clinics (CWC).
The information below will support in the management of Sickle Cell disease at home:
1. Increase fluid intake
2. Keep cool as much as possible
3. Ensure you or your child are up to date with vaccinations
4. Taking routine medications
5. Come in for follow-ups regularly
6. Do not ignore symptoms.
Come in and see us at http://childcareclinics.com/contact-us/, if you have any questions or concerns.
Quite a number of people suffer from heartburn. A few women who had not had heartburn before experience it with bloating when they are pregnant. Do not despair; there are tricks for beating heartburn and we’d like to share them with you.
Many people can identify foods and drinks that trigger the heartburn and the best thing is to avoid such foods and drinks. In case you don’t know the common culprits, we’ll share them with you so you can watch out for what may be a trigger food/drink for you.
- Carbonated or fizzy drinks are notorious so knock them off completely.
- Fatty or fried foods are known culprits so boil, broil or roast your food instead.
- Spicy food is another well known trigger so you may need to cut down on them especially peppers.
- Mild stimulants like tea, coffee, peppermint, cola can be irritants you may need to avoid. Try drinking green tea instead.
- If milk is a trigger for you, you may find you tolerate yoghurt better.
- Acidic fruits like citruses and tomatoes can be problematic so replace them with milder ones like pawpaw, watermelon, apples, pears and rock melons.
- Chocolate lovers should watch out because it can trigger heartburn too.
DAY TWO – TRICKS FOR BEATING HEARTBURN
Eat smaller portions of food.
When the stomach is full, it makes it easier for stomach acid to pass up to the oesophagus as the pressure from a full stomach weakens the muscles which are supposed to prevent this. The acid in the oesophagus gives the burning sensation in the upper middle part of the chest we often refer to as heart burn (though it has absolutely nothing to do with the heart).
When you eat smaller quantities, you prevent this from happening.
We however don’t want you to suffer from mal-nutrition because you’re not eating enough, so eat more frequently. You can split breakfast, lunch and dinner into two parts each and eat them about two to three hours apart.
DAY THREE – TRICKS FOR BEATING HEARTBURN
Practice eating right.
- Eating very quickly tends to make you eat more and fills you stomach very quickly. This puts pressure on the muscles which protect the oesophagus from stomach acid weakening them.
-Learn to eat slowly. Chew food thoroughly before swallowing.
- Trying to eat over a period of twenty minutes is a good way to guard your speed.
- Stay seated upright for up to 30 minutes after eating. You can get up and move around too just so long as you’re upright. No slouching, reclining or lying down.
- Have your last meal of the day at least two hours before bedtime and don’t snack at night.
DAY FOUR – TRICKS FOR BEATING HEARTBURN
- Exercise aids digestion. It helps the stomach to empty on time, prevents build up of gas and helps food in the intestines to move along.
- The easiest form of exercise you can adopt is walking. Walking 30 minutes a day, four to five times a week is a great way to keep fit, aid digestion, get rid of gas and reduce heartburn. For those who have joint pain, try swimming – a good form of exercise that’s gentle on the joints.
- Try not to exercise immediately after a meal as that triggers heartburn. Wait at least two hours after a meal before embarking on exercise.
- Being overweight predisposes a person to heartburn so the exercise can also help you shed a few pounds!
DAY FIVE – TRICKS FOR BEATING HEARTBURN
Talk to your doctor
- Some medicines can irritate a few people’s stomach or oesophagus causing heartburn while they have no such effect on the majority of people.
- If you have any condition requiring you to take medication and you’ve suffered heartburn before, be sure to tell your doctor.
- if you started experiencing heartburn after taking some medication and you feel it may be the medicine, see your doctor again.
If you have any other questions, the CWC team would be glad to help. Why not pay us a visit?
DR. OGUNSANYA MONISOLA. (CMD)
It was an exciting moment, when I heard that Childcare & Wellness Clinics (CWC) has decided to offer the ACLS training. The date and timing was a wonderful one, as it was done on a good Saturday. Being part of the programme, I learnt to save lives via first aid procedures, tackling medical emergencies (fainting, seizures, low blood sugar etc), injury emergencies (cuts/bleeding, burns etc), environmental emergencies (bee sting, heat exhaustion etc) as well as being able to do a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) outside the hospital setting. This training has proven to be useful for both medics and non-medics, because simple and well laid out steps were taught to help “save a life”. The person being saved could be a stranger, friend or even a family member.
During the training, I learnt how to respond promptly to any emergency situation by first ensuring scene safety, calling out for help, alerting appropriate authority(ies) and making sure the patient is kept alive, till well trained personnel take over. At the end of the training, tests/practicals were conducted to assess the level of understanding of the training.
My gratitude goes to the Management of Childcare and Wellness Clinics (CWC) for making it possible for me to be one of the beneficiaries of this important /life saving programme.
Dr Muinat F. Oyelakin