Knowledge is sent overseas

A NURSE from Papua New Guinea has completed a three-week exchange at Bundaberg Hospital where she expanded her skills and knowledge about advanced health care practices.

During her time at the Bundaberg Hospital Viola Prout learnt about advanced health care practices.

She said it was a great opportunity to enhance her knowledge and skills and she was looking forward to sharing them with her colleagues when she went home.

“I have certain objectives I wanted to achieve such as learning how to do an ECG and analyse the rhythms,” Ms Prout said.

“Our hospital (PNG) is certainly not as advanced as it is here and we certainly don’t have as much technology.”

Having worked in a variety of departments including emergency and the intensive care unit, Ms Prout said she had learnt a lot in the short time she had been at Bundaberg Hospital.

“The staff, especially the nurses, have been very helpful and it’s been a wonderful opportunity for me,” she said.



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