Our Director, Samson Popoola in Nigeria has recently led trainings in both Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth. The nursing students specifically requested these practical classes before graduation. There were 29 participants in the classes including 1 doctor. The classes were led by veteran Master Trainer Omolade Ajaeoba and teachers from the SDA School of Nursing Ile Ife. Samson also continues to conduct a monthly review meeting that emphasizes early detection of problems during birth and pregnancy with traditional birth attendants. He reports that there has been "tremendous compliance." We are so proud of the work that our partners are doing!
Students from Guanajuato Mexico-
Helping Babies Breathe
by Jim and Lisa Hulse
The Guanajuato workshop was a collaborative teaching effort by Marilyn Gran-Moravec, Ginnie Kim, Lisa Hulse, and two OHSU nursing students, Daniella Juarez-Rodriguez and Ana Marquez. This was the third offering of the Helping Babies Breathe class in Ashland. Truly a collaborative effort bringing together representatives of four university programs and PRN. The University of Guanajuato Nursing Program, The OHSU Klamath Falls Nursing Program, The OHSU Ashland Nursing Program, The Oregon Institute of Technology Respiratory Care Program and PRN.
Eight nursing students from Guanajuato attended the workshop. The workshop provided the students with an excellent opportunity to practice the important newborn resuscitation skills
while also learning English. Even though many of the students had been exposed to a program similar to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, they enjoyed learning HBB because it teaches the prioritization needed in the event that one may need to manage a birth when resources are not available.
The educators were impressed by the interest and knowledge that the students brought to the class and we enjoyed learning more about nursing practices in Guanajuato.