M.O.H. News.


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M.O.H. News.
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Ministry of Health News
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Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Volume 1, 10th edition


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Bahamas School of Nursing
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vol.1: 10th ed.

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'EFFECTIVE COMMUNICA TlON PROMOTESUNITY'10thEditionJUNE1989,"111"''''I''''''$POTUGHTING AHAMAS.SCHOOLdf NURSINGU"",",J.'. ... ,.;; "I. :"LN'''';;;,1 ... ".,." II,I.' Health Careisone of Society'sgreatestneeds. Nurses through their promotion and maintenanceofopti mal health assistwiththe achievement of health for all by theyear2000inprovidingcareattheprimary,secondary andtertiarylevels. Adequate nurse manpower is essential to meet the health service delivery needsofour nation. TheBahamasSchool of Nursing is delegatedbythe MinistryofHealth, the responsibilityofthe educationofnursesatbasic andpostbasic levels.Itdevelops and maintainsnursing education curricula and a climate conducivetolearning.Italso facilitates the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for producing nurseswhowillmeet the changing health needsofsociety.FACULTYOFBSN I BSN SENIOR STAFFIMANAGEMENT COMMITTEEThe Management Team of theBahamasSchoolofNurs !ng has of and implement mg nursmg education standardsm eadi curriculum di recting, coordinating and evaluating nursing education activities to ensure that the productivity of the students faculty and staffaremaxinuzed and the physical ture of the building is maintained. Studentsaretaught by highly qualified Nursing Instruc tors, who follow students throughinthe clinicalareasto reinforce theoretical principles in the student's acquisition nursing skills.COMMITTEESContinuing Education is essential, thus the Facultyarekept updated withcurrentknowledge and technologyanddiscussionsHISTORICALPERSPECTIVEThe first formal nurse training commenced in1902with the registrationoffour NurseJMidwivesin1906.In1926the NursesIMidwives Act was passed which gov erned and controlled the practiceofMidwifery in The Ba hamas. The first registered nurseprogrammePreliminary.TrainingSchool (PTS) began in1958.Itwas a fouryearprogramme:-Threeyearsin general nw:sing and the fourth yearinmidwifery. In1963the programmes wereseparatedand .the general (RN)partbecame the threeyearRegistered NurseProgramme.Midwifery edu cation was offeredasa one year post-basicprogrammein1971.The educationofclinical nurses beganin1962. The revised Nurses and Midwives Actof1971provided for the formulationofthe Nursing Council, the Statutory body which governs the educationandpractice of nursinginThe Bahamas. The other Post-basic programmes were es tablished between1972and1985.


.',",SECURITYSTAFF -i.l,'''' _.!(.o..:.:,o!DOM.ESTIC STAFFA Senior Maid and four(4)other cleaning maids workasa teaminkeeping the offices, classrooms, library, lunch room and bathrooms continuously sanitized.CLERICALSTAFFThe school could not operate without its clerical staff. Their invaluable service include dealing with applicants, administrative typing, copying, filing and the enormouslibraryand clerical work related to the different Nursing Education Programmes. goalofnursing care through the useofthe nursing pro cess to assist patients/clients restore and maintain opti mum health.STUDENTS TEACHINGONWELLNESSThe Bahamas School of Nursing prepares beginning prac titioners to function effectivelyinthe community health setting as wellasthe hospital curativecaresetting. Studentsareprepared for their health promotion, mainte nance and health role through the practice of group and individual teachmg of patients/clients. Five post-basic programmes: Midwifery Community Health Nursing Psychiatric Registered Nurse Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Maternal and Child Health The Associate DegreeinNursing offered jointly by the Ministry of Health and the Collegeofthe Bahamas com menced in1984.AllNursing Coursesaretaught jointly by the facultyofthe Bahamas SchoolofNursing and theCollege of the Bahamas. Specific entry requirements for each programme is avail able upon request. -"'Iloo.... PROVIDING NURSING CAREDisease and illness is prevalent in all age groups. TheTwobasic programmes: Registered Nurse (Diploma) Clinical NursePROGRAMMESOFFERED


SECURITYSTAFF The school's building, faculty and staff and their prop ertiesare protected on a twentyfour(24)hour basis byouralertand courteous security staff. '-' Storekeeperofthe Medical and Surgical Stores. Mr. Etienne Taylor willassumeresponsibility for the Statio nery and Food Stores.COMMUNITY TRACK ANDFIELDTOURNAMENT ****** PURCHASINGDEPARTMENTBUSINESSTRIPSCot.dolences tothefamilyofMr. Glenroy Cunningham, former employeeofthe Solid Waste Collection Division, who diedJune5,1989.BIRTHDAYGREETINGSBirthday greetingsareextended to Kayla Rahming, Yvonne'Star'Brown, Helen Douglas and Florence Watson.Congratulationsareextended to Mrs.JoannaSmithJohn son, Health Assistant, who wasmarriedonJune24toMr.FreemanJohnson; l\.1rs. Carolyn Stubbs-Bailey, Health Aide who wasmarriedonJune24,to Mr. Timothy Bailey.ToMiss Lisa Longleywhoreturnedtowork onJune12,after completing her Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Florida International University. Mr. Dwayne Curtis who was awarded a Scholarship by the British High Commission to study for a Masters Degreein "Occupational Health",atLondon School ofHygiene and Tropical Medicine,inSeptember1989. SYMPATHY CONGRATULATIONSCongratulationstoall staffmembers, athletes and cheerleaders who participated in the CommunityTrackand Field Tournament which was very successful. Theteamdominated the majorityofevents. The ladies won the 4xl00metersrelay, winning their first trophy. Cindy ThomasofMedical Records won the most outstanding athlete for the fifth consecutive year. Thanks goes out to Mr.S.Campion, Hospital Administra tor andstaffof PrincessMargaretHospital also Ms. Cora lie McMillan and staff of Materials Management for their support. Special thanks tothemembersofourstaff who participated in this event. (Fenton Williams and Dwayne Simmonsofthe Medical and Surgical Stores and CalvinFarquharsonofthePurchasing Section). This is the sev enthyearFenton Williams has actively participated in or ganizing the MinistryofHealth's Team.Tohim we extend aheartyCongratulations!ToMr. Clifford Martin on his engagement to Nurse Lucy Curtis; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert'Flyer'Cartwrightontheir 3rd wedding anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey "Gully' Watson on their14thwedding anniversary; Miss Denise Murphy who wasmarriedto Mr. Stanford Rolle on loth June,1989. ****** Mr. Glenn Archer, Director, attended the Ministerial Con ferenceonthe Environment from May31toJune2,1989,which was held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.CONGRATULATIONS "'\ IForyearsthestaff have been complaining about working conditions, especially during thesummermonths...'too hot'. A special thank youtoaUthestaff in thisareafortheirendurance during this most unbearable period. The doorsareDOWkeptclosed.Last month the switch was turned on...Medical and Surgical Stores isnowFULLYAIR-CONDITIONED!EffectiveJune26,Mr. Fenton Williams will take over asBUSDRIVERlMESSENGERBUSDRfVERIMESSENGERThe PurchasingDepartmentis responsible for obtaining supplies and services.Thisincludes finding a supplier, the placing ofordersand processing deliveries. Requisitions fromaUdepartmentsthroughout the Min istryof Healtharedealtwith in this section anditis im portant when a requisitionissubmittedtheright specifi cation of any objectormaterialorservice is in sufficient detail to enable the correct item tobesatisfactorily pro cured. Oneofthemajorfactors which contributes to the efficiency of this section is advance planning byeachde partment.Inspiteofsomeoftheconstraints, thisdepartmentunder the leadership of Mr. Densil Major along withhisstaffis doing a tremendous jobinkeeping the MinistryofHealth ticking. Mrs.Sheila JohnsonISresponsible for overseas purchasing. Assistingheris Mrs.MargaretSmall and Ms. JanetLundy. Mrs. Marie Dean is responsible for local purchasing. Assisting her is Mrs. Kayla Rahming andMrs.Denise MurphyRoUe.MEDICAL AND SURGICALSTORESStudentsare transported to and from rield tripsites andthecollection of mails and stationery suppliesareaccom plished witheasebytheschool's DriverlMessenger.


PRINCESSMARGARETHOSPITALBIRTHSCongratulationsto Ms. SandraDill on the recent arrivalofa fine baby boy. and to Ms. Bernadette Duncombeonthearrivalof a fine baby girl.BIRTHDAYSCongratulationtothe followingmembersofstaffwho celebratedbirthdays recently.JanetJohnson of CommunityPsychiatry;Dianna Flowers, Rowena Ferguson, AltheaFerguson, Barbara Davis and Helen Ingraham alloftheHousekeepingDepartment.DEATHSSympathyisextendedtothe following persons onthedeathoftheir loved ones:BerthamaeDeveaux and Pan dora Whylly onthedeathoftheir aunt. Victoria Flowers on the deathofhermother. Katherine KnowlesandVirginia Stubbsonthe death of their sister. Persis Cambridge, Dorothy Moncur, Berthalee Walkes andJanetGilberton the death of their brother. Cherry Charlton-Bainonthe death of her brother andFayCallender on thedeath of her nephew.WEDDING ANNIVERSARYHappy Wedding Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs.EveretteMiller who celebrated twelveyearsofmaritalbliss,mayyou live to enjoymanymoreyearsofhappiness together. Mr. Millerisemployed in the Blood Bank.TRANSFER Ms. Laverne Hanna, Senior Clerk, Administration Office, has beentransferredtotheRegistrarGeneral's Office.APPOINTMENTMs. Lisa Deveaux, of the Administration Department, commenced. duties effectiveJune19.She is also arecentgraduateof Miami-Dade Community College withanAs sodate ofScience Degree in Medical Office Technology. RANDMEMORIALHOSPITALHAPPYBIRTHDAYGREETINGSCharles Greene and Michelle Smith who celebrated onJune2; Winifred Duncombe,June3; Keva McPhee,June5; John Whymms,June9; Mycola Dixon-Quant and ChristineHiggs,June10;Dr.JeanTurnquest, Craig Ed wards, Sylvia Davis and Ellen Major, June12;Simeon Russell,June13;Edith Gardiner and Gretal Stuart,June14;GaryPinder,June17;Sheila Seymour,June22;Wal ton Forbes,June25;Sharon Williams and Caroline Rolle,June30.*HEADQUARTERSCONGRATULATIONSToMissJuliannaMcDonald who was promotedtoTraineeExecutive Officerwitheffect fromJune1.Ms.McDonald studied.atNorfolk State UniversityinNorfolk, Virginia whereshemajoredinPersonnel and Industrial Relations.**FINANCEDEPARTMENTMiss SusanPrattwas appointedTraineeExecutive Officerwith effect fromJune19,1989.MissPratt fromPalmBeach Atlantic College with amajorin Fi nance, Money and Banking.** WELCOME Wearepleasedtowelcome the following Public Officers, who have assumed dutiesatSRC.MissDorothyPratt,TraineeExecutive Officer; Miss Kim Johnson, Assistant AccountantandMr.IanRolle, Filing Assistant (Ac counts). Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeting, Finance Officer,MOHhas been seconded temporarily to establishourAccounts Departmentasaseparateentity. Miss Pauline Cox, Executive Officer,hasreturnedaftera rewardingattachmentinthe Personnel Division of the Ministry's Headquarters.SUMMERSTUDENTSYian Weech, Psychology Department; Gina Wells, Physi otherapyDepartment;Nya Bastian, Maintenance Depart ment;KimAdderley, Medical Services; Rochelle Rolle, AccountsDepartment;TanyaStuart,Nursing Adminis tration;JamaineCurry and Domunic Arthur, Building Department; Charlotte Abwah, Supplies; Ra9,uel Miller, Personnel;PortiaCash, Administration; AntIonetleLewis, Child Guidance; Charmaine Butler,Pharmacy;San chia Godet, Occupational Therapy and Yvette Johnson, Library.GRADUATIONEXERCISE


Slarr members whocompletedIheadulleducation course heldalSandilandsRehabilitation Centreseptember 1988 toJune1989.Sealed from leftare:/\olrs. Joanna Glass-Munroe. Ms. Florence Rahming,Mrs. Pauline RoUe, Mrs.ElizabelhKeju. Ms. Walker,/\olrs.StephanieStracbao-5cavella. Mrs. RoseCleare.MIlJlf'Oeand Ms. TerryRussell. Second RowStanding: !'tlr. RalphRahming. Mrs. Christine Mc Phee-Major, Ms. Eliubelh Prall.Ms. Dellise Cash,Ms. Shirley Parker,Ms. DianeCleare, Ms. Eleanor Bonamy.Ms. Eula.mae Rolle. Ms. JanelKemp. Mrs. MuineBrown. Ms. Donna King, Ms. Phyllis Bonahy. !'tin.Margaret Smith-Lewis. Ms. Dorothy JohnsonandMs. Florenc=e Gibson. Thin! Row Ms. ThelmaNewbold. Ms. RosemaryBowleg. Ms. Mary Johnson. Ms. PrincessMony. Ms. Jac=quelineClarke. Mr. MkhaelJones, Ms. Audrey Johnson. Mr. Linden Williams, Ms. Florine Wallace. Mrs. Lenora Kemp-Wilson. Ms. Viola KnowlesandMs. Mizpah Ferguson.Graduation exercises for the 1988-89 Schoolyearwas held onJune7,in the Starr Dining Room. Special guests included the Hospital Management Com mittee, which comprises Mr. Charles Davies, HospitalAdministrator, Dr. Brian Humblestone,Ag.Chief Psychiatristand Ms. Mary Johnson, Principal Nursing Officer. Mr. Davies was the Keynote speaker. Mistress of Ceremo ny was Mrs. RosalieCleare-Munroe. Awards were given to the following students for their outstanding perfor mances during the year:LEVEL3 (BJC) -TEACHERMRS.E.KEJUBest Math Student ElizabethPratt;Best English Stu dent ElizabethPratt;Most Improved Math Student Linden Williams; Most Improved English Student-Denise Cash.LEVEL2-TEACHER MRS. PAULINE ROLLEBest Math Student Mizpah Ferguson; Best English Stu dent Joanna Glass-Munroe; Most Improved English Student Dorothy Johnson; Most Improved Math Stu dent Florence Gibson.LEVEL1TEACHER MRS. MAGNOL WALKERBest Math Student Michael Jones; Best English Stu dent Natchie Higgins; Best English Student PrincessMoxey;MostImprovedEnglishStudent-ViolaKnowles; Most Improved Math Student -Margaretlewis. Oldest and Best Overall Student -TerryRussell. ***PROMOTIONMr.EdwardWatson was promoted to the postofCarpenterforeman. CONFIRMATION Mr. Dudley Smith was confirmedinpost as Trainee Exec utive Officer. BIRTUS Senior Executive Officer,Mrs.Pauline Rolle, gave birth to a baby girl onJune14.Senior Clerk, Mrs. Marion Stuart, gave birth to a baby girl onJune12.Nursing Aux iliaryPamelaBooUegave.birth to a baby girl onJune24.Christine Clarkegavebirth to a baby boy in June.Mr.Daniel Moxey, Senior Occupational Therapist, wife gave birth to a girl onJune21.Ms. 1be.lma Bain gave birth to a baby boy inJune.CONGRATULATIONSToMr.Austin Saunders, Chief Housekeeper, who has given thirtyyearsof service to SRC.Ms.ShirleyParker,Joanne Glass-Munroe and Michael Jones for completingtheIn-House EducationalPr0grammeatSHC.Special recognition toMr.JonesandMrs.Munroe for their outstanding performance. Congratulations goes out to DonnaBarr,whowas successfulin obtaining a Diploma inSocialWorkProgrammeatthe CollegeofTheBahamas.***SYMPATUY Condolencesareextended to Beverley Adderley onthedeathorher grandson; Rosetta Sherman on the death of her step-sister. Annie Horton onthedeath orber mother inlaw; Ethelyn Wallace on the death ofher mother. BIRTHDAY GREETINGSToSharon Deleveaux who celebrated onJune Zl. VERY SPEClAL ARTS FESTIVALFromleft to right:Mr.David Cates. BabamasEmbassyom c=er andMr. CressweU Gibson. Creator of Arts Display.


Fromlentoright: Ms. Dorothy Roberts, l\-1yrtle Bridgewater, Ms. Agnes Gordon, Mr. Cresswell Gibsonand Ms.Mary Chea.PICTUREWHEELA PUSH AWALKATHONSOCIALSERVICES ,.\, I. Miss Rochelle Lightbourne attended the Commonwealth Youth Programme, a Commonwealth Conference for young workersinthe Drug Field,inKuala Lumpur, Ma laysia, June12-16.MEDICALFACILITIESConstruction was approved for the buildingofthe Rotary Detoxification Evaluation Facilities,thatwas sponsoredbyThe Hands Across The Bahamas.MAXIMUMSECURITYUNIT'Theyareatit again who? Patients and Staff of Maxi mum Security Unit...What? They planted and harvest ed a96lbs pumpkinonthe groundseastof the Unit. This was sent to the Kitchen, where it was distributed. Maximum Security Patientsnowhave a Table Tennis Set, which theyarelearning to play. iJANNUALWIIEEkAPUSHAWALK.A.THONSome clients from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre par ticipatedinthe annual event, wbjch was presentedbythe Association for the Physically Disabled Persons.In1985, Mr. Daniel Moxey, Director, attended the first Very Special Arts Festival.Hewas so impressed with the Festival, that he encouraged other Bahamian Organiza tions to participate. The Very SpecialArtsFestival is for the hearing andvisual impaired, physically disabled, mentally handicapped and socially disadvantaged individuals.Atthis Festival, talents are exhibited through Drama,Artsand Craft and Music. Thisyear'sdelegation left for Washington,D.C.to partici pateinthe Very SpecialArtsFestival heldonJune13toJune19.The members included: Miss Mary Chea, Occu pational Therapist, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and Team Dircctor; Mrs. Dorothy Roberts, Chaperone; Mr. Cresswell Gibson, who demonstrated his work through Junkanoo pasting and the Replicaofthe Bahamas Coat of Arms;Ms.Myrtle Bridgewater, a makerofStraw-work and sewing items and Agnes Gordon, a Ceramic Painter. Our Bahamian delegation exhibited their work and dis played their talents along with fifty other countries, in cludjngUSA.,Caribbean(Jamaica,Trinidad and Tobago, etc.) Great Britain, Ireland, France, etc. The Festival provedto beagreatsuccess and a new ad venture for participants, Chaperone and Director.Wearelooking forwardtosending other individuals nextyear."COULDYOUWAITFORYOUR FRIEND AFEWFEETDOWNTHE STREET ... PLEASE7"