Nineteen wound care trainers of the CBC Health Services have been commissioned to show compassion and patience in delivering wound care services to clients. This charge was made duringe the end of course ceremony on January 18, 2022 at Mbingo Baptist Hospital.
In lieu of the Director of Health Services (DHS), CBC Health Services’ Assistant Administrator and Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wango Wabua Barnabas who presided over the graduation ceremony, charged the 19 graduands to initiate and implement innovative ideas in wound care services. He appreciated and applauded the pioneer efforts of Dr. Carolyn Brown who took the first step in standardizing wound care in the CBC Health Services back in 2013 and has left a beautiful legacy to trail. While appreciating the Wound Care Supervisor, facilitators and graduands for going through the training successfully, the Director’s representative confirmed that, “Evidence based wound care is the new born baby of the CBC Health Services”.
Mrs. Mboni Loveline, Wound Care Supervisor of the CBC Health Services presented the graduands to the administration and audience, “These 19 graduands have successfully completed an intensive one year training from January 11, 2021 to January 19, 2022, with outstanding scores ranging from 80 to 90 on a 100. They have acquired wound care skills and have been empowered to know that they are going out to meet people who are hurting and have lost a quality of life, thus they should help them”. The Supervisor acknowledged that the graduating trainers have learned to be polite, compassionate; professional to improve on patients’ quality of life.
It’s worth noting that before 2017, Wound Care within the CBC Health Services was highly based on inherited concepts, many of which had limitations, leading to delays in wound healing and sometimes physical disabilities such as contractures and amputations.
“This year, we intend to be more intentional in extending our trainings to the entire nursing corps of the CBC Health Services. We have also realized that most of the patients who develop physical disabilities resulting from wounds are those who delay in the community when they sustain an injury. We hope that wound care will be extended into the communities, this will go a long way to reduce the number of patients developing disabilities,” CBCHS’ Wound Care Supervisor shared the vison in her speech.
This training comes five years after the first batch of 12 Wound Care Nurses were trained in 2017. This time 19 Wound Care trainers were trained from 11 facilities of the CBC Health Services across Cameroon. The graduating batch through a song and later, a speech presented by the class representative, appreciated the CBC Health Services for the skills they have acquired, and pledged to brighten the different corners where they will be offering wound care services.
“This training has helped me to realise a lot of mistakes I made in the past. Today, I am able to distinguish between a bad and a good wound care, I know different types of wounds and what approach to use. When I look at a wound, it speaks to me, I can decipher how to work from the tissues to the wound edges,” Mr. Nyusi Elvis Tala, a graduand from Banso Baptist Hospital confessed.