Nursing Educom – meeting the Health information need of Nurses and Midwives working in Low and Middle income Countries

The link below is a project I have entered for the Connecting-nurses care-challenge innovation platform. This project aims to help improve the Health information need of nurses and midwives working in both rural and urban areas. I hope you take time to read and react to this project either by liking it and commenting on it through the link below. I also hope to work with HIFA in developing this project if it gets selected at any stage. Below is a brief of the project:

Goal: Nursing Educom is a web/mobile based platform which will provide care information to nurses

Problem: Nurses and midwives working in low and middle income countries especially in the communities have limited knowledge on how to save life and perform some life saving procedures in simple emergency situation. This causes unnecessary deaths and complications in the line of duty. The lack of quick and guaranteed care information lab or information database where nurses and midwives can easily access information in line of duty as well as update their knowledge in the current practices tends to be very low. 3 in 5 nurses working in communities and rural setting in Nigeria do not have the basic life saving know, do not have money for continuous continuing education, cannot afford seminars and conference fees and hence cannot upgrade their care knowledge. This is a major contributor to the outcome of patients care as well as patients experiences while receiving nursing care. The information need for nurses and midwives in Nigeria and Africa is at a very low rate, hence the need to provide them with access to health information. 80% of nurses working in Low and Middle income Countries find it difficult to pass information to the patient during and after treatment and do not engage their patient during treatment because of lack of knowledge, they do not know what to inform the patient even if the patient requests for the information, this creates a gap in the care and reduce the nurse-patient relationship to near zero. There is no dedicated platform for nurses to freely access research information, nursing practical demonstrations, new treatment guidelines and reference information when the need arises.

Nursing Educom… at: http://care-challenge.com/ideas/nursing-educom

Regards

Ralueke Ekezie

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