11th April 2017 A two-day workshop is currently underway at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel to revise the Policy and Procedure of Nursing Practices.
Matron ‘Akesa Halatanu stated this is the first time to review the full nursing policy and procedure of 1973.
“This work started in 1973 to 2013. Between that period, only a few of the policies and procedures were revised, so this two-day workshop aims to review the complete policy and procedure,” she said.
“We are hoping to compile all the policies and procedures about Nursing Practices, Public Service Policy, and Policy and Procedures for utilizing drugs. We will then review the manual in three phases. The first phase we will try to have it in e-copy and then we will divide it into groups so that the participants can update the particular part assigned to them.”
She said the drafts will be similar to their duties at Vaiola Hospital.
Matron Halatanu explained that the workshop was important to update the policies and procedures to reflect the latest equipment and drugs that the hospital is using now.
About 300 policies will be reviewed in this workshop, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Present at the workshop was the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Dr. ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu, Former CNO Str Lata Malu and Senior Nursing Officers from different wards.
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