NURSE TRAINING IN RUMAH SAKIT UMUM GUNUNG SITOLI, NIAS

Project NURSE TRAINING IN RUMAH SAKIT UMUM GUNUNG SITOLI, NIAS
Objectives
Project Partners Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM)
Activities

Conducted capacity building training for nurses in Rumah Sakit Umum (RSU) Gunung Sitoli.

Locations Nias, Indonesia
Period Since 2008
Accomplishments

The 119 nurses who took part in the training are extremely committed to their profession. However there were gaps identified in the way certain processes were carried out, and a capacity development programme was mooted. The training were conducted in collaboration with Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM).

Background

MERCY Malaysia started its operation in Nias Island in Indonesia when it reconstructed the RSU in 2006. The RSU was one of the major health facilities that sustained heavy damage when an earthquake measuring 8.4 Richter struck the area on 28th March 2005. The hospital, which serves a population of more than 700,000 remains the only referral hospital in the island.

MERCY Malaysia then took the next step forward in building the capacity of the hospital’s personnel by leveraging on PPUKM’s expertise to provide training on the following areas:

– Professional Development

– Infection Control

– Emergency Department