Reflections on International day of the Midwife by Alumna Mrs. Faith Kanini Mutisya
The leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide is hemorrhage accounting for approximately 27% of maternal deaths. Most maternal deaths can be prevented by high impact, low-cost, interventions such as birth by skilled birth personnel such as nurses/midwives, regular supervision, working with appropriate equipment and supplies. They should be able to promptly diagnose obstetric emergencies and urgently refer appropriately (UNICEF, 2022). As a passionate mentor, I lay more emphasis for the student nurses/midwives to be very keen as they learn obstetric care. I argue the faculty and my follow mentors to embrace regular supervision of student nurse/midwives to bring out a competent workforce.
Reference: UNICEF (2020)https://data.unicef.org/topic/maternal-health/maternal-mortality/ retrieved on 29th April 2022
Mrs. Faith Kanini Mutisya
MSN (International program) BSN (AKU) KRCHN
EmONC (CD, QA, SS, TOT,) LSTM- Kenya
Deputy Director Nursing Services
MACHAKOS COUNTY- KENYA