Sickle Cell Management: Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors Receive Special Training

Delta Sickle Cell Seminar for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital.

Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors Receive Special Training on Sickle Cell Management

By: Chibuzor Isichei

Raising support groups and training care givers of Sickle Cell patients, is key in the management of sickle cell anemia.

This was the focal point of the training organized for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors by the Pediatrician Department, Asaba Specialist Hospital in the management of Sickle Cell Anaemia.

Delta Sickle Cell Seminar for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital.

Speaking to Journalist after the training, a Consultant Pediatrician in the Hospital, Dr Peace lghosewe said the training is the first of its kind involving both Doctors and Nurses working in the Specialist hospital, as they might be required to provide care for the Sickle Cell challenged persons in the Sickle Cell centre, during emergency.

Delta Sickle Cell Seminar for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital.

She said it was important to involve Sickle Cell challenged persons in support groups where they could discuss their issues, with supervision from health care workers as a way of encouraging patients to live healthier lifestyle.

Delta Sickle Cell Seminar for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital.

Earlier while speaking on the topic “Overview of Sickle Cell Anemia, “Dr Ele Amaka urged patients to take adequate water, rest and eat well and to attend regular medical checkup, while avoiding stress, mosquito bites, alcohol and smoking.

Delta Sickle Cell Seminar for Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital.

The issue of attending to patients addicted to the drugs used to manage pains associated with Sickle Cell disorder including tramadol, were among issues discussed during the training.

Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at the Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital

Group Photograph of Doctors, Nurses and Genetic Counsellors at the Delta State Sickle Cell Centre, Asaba Specialist Hospital at the end of the Training

Participants at the training including a Technician in the Medical Laboratory Sickle Cell Centre, Florence Enueshike and Anthony Okonji commended the training and urged the management to make such training regular.

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