by RALUEKE EKEZIE | ENUGU, Nigeria
Goal: Nursing Educom is a web/mobile based platform which will provide care information to nurses
A nurse accessing information via phone
A nurse accessing informatiom
Nurse using phone to access information
Nurses and midwives working in low and middle income countries especially in the communities have limited knowledge on how to save life and perform some life saving procedures in simple emergency situation. This causes unnecessary deaths and complications in the line of duty. The lack of quick and guaranteed care information lab or information database where nurses and midwives can easily access information in line of duty as well as update their knowledge in the current practices tends to be very low. 3 in 5 nurses working in communities and rural setting in Nigeria do not have the basic life saving know, do not have money for continuous continuing education, cannot afford seminars and conference fees and hence cannot upgrade their care knowledge. This is a major contributor to the outcome of patients care as well as patients experiences while receiving nursing care. The information need for nurses and midwives in Nigeria and Africa is at a very low rate, hence the need to provide them with access to health information. 80% of nurses working in Low and Middle income Countries find it difficult to pass information to the patient during and after treatment and do not engage their patient during treatment because of lack of knowledge, they do not know what to inform the patient even if the patient requests for the information, this creates a gap in the care and reduce the nurse-patient relationship to near zero. There is no dedicated platform for nurses to freely access research information, nursing practical demonstrations, new treatment guidelines and reference information when the need arises.