(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Hospital nurses in Agusan Sur town broaden knowledge on obstetric, newborn care

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- The nurses from Esperanza Medicare Community Hospital (EMCH) participated in a comprehensive Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) training program, at the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City, province of Surigao del Norte. 

The seven-day training, which took place from April 7 to 13 enhanced the nurses' skills and knowledge in handling obstetric and newborn emergencies. 

The training program was divided into three phases. The first phase consisted of three days of didactic learning, where the nurses were taught essential theoretical knowledge on emergency obstetric and newborn care. 

This was followed by a four-day clinical exposure in phase 2, where the nurses had the opportunity to apply their learning in a real-world clinical setting. The final phase of the training will be a post-training evaluation scheduled to take place after six months. This evaluation will assess the nurses' retention of knowledge and skills gained during the training program. 

The ultimate goal of the BEmONC training is to prevent and reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. 

The training covered a wide range of interventions, from antenatal to postnatal care, suturing of lacerations, proper handling of maternal deliveries, delivery of the placenta, and managing obstetric emergencies such as breech births. 

The nurses also underwent a practicum in the hospital's Obstetrics and Gynecology department to further refine their skills. 

The successful completion of this training program highlighted the commitment of EMCH nurses to providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns in need. It is a testament to their dedication to continuously improving their skills and knowledge for the betterment of patient outcomes. (EMCH/PIA-Agusan del Sur)