Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

The Perioperative Nurses Group – Ghana has made a passionate appeal to the government to put measures  in place to ensure that qualified and well trained preoperative nurses get what is due them.

Speaking at the 9th Annual Scientific Conference held in Tamale, the national chairperson for the Perioperatives Nurses Group,  Mrs Caroline Antwi Asare said the continuous use of unqualified nurses in operating theatres have led to numerous falling standards in surgical nursing, and this has resulted in tremendous unethical practices among healthcare providers in the country.  

According to a representative for the Head of the Nursing Department, University for Development Studies , Madam Rosina Dateha, the standards and ethics of Perioperatives have been raised and Perioperatives as well as health institutions in Ghana have to advance and set the pace for surgical care in the country. 

” The world today is changing fast and we cannot afford to rest on our oars and expect the standards of our profession to be raised. Giving service alone as a Perioperative nurse is not enough. Whether we like it or not, the bar to standards and ethics have been raised by a more demanding society and we are advancing and setting the pace for surgical care,” she said.  

The scientific conference, which was under the theme ‘The Perioperative Nurse: Advancing the standards and Ethics of Surgical care among Health Care Providers in Ghana’ inducted 23 new members into the Perioperative Nurses Group by the National Chairperson,  Mrs  Caroline Antwi – Asare.

She explained that persons who were inducted were people who had completed the school for Perioperatives and have agreed to be a part of the group.  

Source: Ghana|Adom News|Illiasu Abdul Rauf Dabre