nursing service department of Federal Medical Centre Asaba. The department was
created along with other departments in 1998 when the hospital was taken over
by the Federal Ministry of Health. It has over four hundred (400) registered
nurses with three hundred and four (304) bed spaces.
department believes that humans are biopsychosocial beings; as such provides
care/services that would meet the physical, social, mental and spiritual needs of
the individual accessing care in the Centre and beyond.
department also believes that care for the sick, families and friends should be
individualized, negotiated (informed choice), planned and prioritized, as well
as holistic. Services are provided to prevent illness, promote health, restore
health and rehabilitate clients. We apply both nursing theories as well as
psychosocial theories when providing care to our clients. One of such theories
is Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
department also adopts biological principles that aid provision of adequate and
evidence based quality care to her clients, centered on patients' satisfaction.
quality, planned, individualized, holistic, and evidence based care to our
clients, using nursing process and theories.
favourable environment for nursing staff to practise innovatively, learn
continuously and remain motivated at providing excellent, efficient and
effective nursing care to clients and their families.
Director of Nursing Services (DNS)
Director of Nursing Services (DDNS)
Director of Nursing Services (ADNS)
Nursing Officers (CNO).
Chief Nursing Officers (ACNO)
Nursing Officers (PNO)
Nursing Officers (SNO)
- We value
- Our profession and its uniqueness, our hospital's mission, vision and values. . Our clients, their families, co-workers and the community/communities we serve; with regards to individual's rights, peculiarities, privacy and diversity in culture.
- The human
spirit and the importance of patient's input into the decision. making and
their choice of care.
multidisciplinary team approach with regards to respectful care delivery, open
communication, innovative ideas and attainment of set goals.
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their experiences, knowledge and competencies.
department has staff nurses in all areas of specialization in nursing in
Nigeria. We provide services that meet the physical, social, mental and
spiritual needs of our clients. Some of these services include:
- Physical (Head-to-toe) assessment of patients on admission. patient's need assessment
- Focused and ongoing assessment of patients throughout admission period. Use of nursing process to prioritize and individualize care provided to our clients
with other health care professionals in ensuring patients receive holistic
- Creating therapeutic environment. Keeping adequate records of patient's drugs, instruments, equipment and care provided to patients.
and maintaining accurate data for hospital statistics and research purposes.
Identifying, documenting changes in health status which interferes with client's ability to meet basic needs.
- Monitoring and evaluating client's care.
- Providing emergency nursing services.
- Conducting family planning services, antenatal care, delivery services and postnatal care.
- Providing wound care to patients. Ensuring patient's safety.
- Client teaching, counseling, discharge advice and follow-up care.
- Monitoring patients' lab results and reporting abnormal to as necessary and promptly.
- Ensuring general organization and management of patient's wards and clinics.
- Provision of medication and dietary guides to our patients.
- Conducting research that would help improve outcome of nursing care.
- Nursing audit and Performance evaluation.
department conducts clinical training for nursing students of National Open
University of Nigeria (NOUN) and generic nurses on internship. The department
also grants support-training to students of school of midwifery Asaba and others.
Several seminars in core nursing and health specialties have been organized by the department, including the MCPD programs.
Units in the Department
& Emergency (A&E)
- Children outpatient
surgical sterilization unit
- Eye clinic
- Female medical ward I
- Female medical ward 11
- Female Orthopaedic
surgical ward (FSW)
- General outpatient
care unit (ICU)
- Labour ward
- Male medical ward! (MMW)
- Male medical ward 11
- Male orthopedic ward 1 (MOW)
- Male surgical ward 1 (MSW)
- Male surgical ward 11
- Main theatre
- NHIS Clinic Neonatal unit
- Neonatal unit (NNU)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergency (O&G E)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology theatre (O&G Theatre)
- Pathology unit
- Post Natal Ward (PNW)
- Post-Surgical Ward (PSW)
- Public Health Clinic (PHC)
- Renal Clinic (RC)
- Out-Station: Federal Secretariat Clinic.