A total of 83 newly registered nurses who graduated from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and Atoifi Nursing College have successfully completed five days’ training on Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) National Gender Based Violence (GBV) clinical guidelines. This is part of their supervised practice program that commenced a month ago.
The training was recently held at St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara.
Health’s GBV National Coordinator, Mr. Nashley Vozoto explained that the objective of the training is for nurses to obtain in-depth knowledge of the MHMS GBV guideline and how they can carry out their work in accordance with the guide.
“This includes, identifying GBV issues that has the potential to further worsen health conditions of patients, to provide a patient-centric approach and support patient by connecting them to other social services example police, counseling, shelters, etc.”, Mr Vozoto explained.
“This is important so that patients affected by GBV can access appropriate health care in a timely manner and receive patient-centered medical and psychological support in all health facilities of the MHMS”.
“I am pleased with the training and confident that the nurses trained will now be able to provide appropriate care to a patient affected by sexual based violence”, said Vozoto.
Meanwhile, second group of newly registered nurses will undergo the nurses supervised practice program starting Monday 25th July next week and will also be undergoing similar training.
The training was supported by the Solomon Islands Government through Nursing Council Board Annual Operation Plan and Budget.
- MHMS Press Release