The Continuous Professional Development Unit held her quarterly ground round, the Unit saddled with the responsibility of developing and improving the human resources of the hospital especially clinical department and providing them with updates, information and researches and the new discovery in the field of Medicine and humanity.
The ground round which was held on 15th of March, 2022 by 10:00am in the Conference Hall of the Hospital feature several event which in presentation on three major topics by three different Clinicians, the event created time for the Family Medicine Clinician Dr. Yusuf to educate the participant on the update concerning the Lassa Fever being the season when it always on the rise.
The event attracted dignitaries from within and outside the hospital which include the Management of the Hospital led by Dr. Usman Abubakar, the Leadership of the Nigerian Police Bida Area Command, the Federal Road Safety Corps Leadership were also at the event with their officers.
The event features presentation by Team of Clinicians led by Dr. Jamiu Adebiyi, Consultant Neurosurgeon on “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Management in a Resource Constraint Setting”. He said “Traumatic Brain Injury is non degenerative, non-congenital insult to the brain from an external force possibly leading to permanent or temporary important of cognitive physical and psychosocial functions with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. He explains further that TBI is a major health burden on healthcare system throughout the world with approximately 10million victim annually. He expatiated that the ratio of TBI is 200/100,000 people per annum.
In the presentation, he gave some primary prevention and advice to the public; such as Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle, use an appropriate child safety seat or a booster, never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, always wear helmet on a bicycle, motorcycle, on open unrestrained vehicles or at construction site, make sure the surface in children playground is made of shock-absorbing material such as hardwood, mulch and sand.
He further urged members of the following organizations Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Nigerian Police in attendance to continue to create an advocacy for head injury and its prevention.
The second presentation at the event was on mental Health Complication by Dr. Naisr Mandandola, consultant Behavourial Scientist. He explained that head injuries occur in about 200 per 100,000 populations per year and the economic lost is very high and he estimated that it cost more than $48billion per year in the United State. He said further statistics has shown that 80% head injuries are mild, 10% moderate and 10% severe and population affected are between the ages of 15 to 25 years old. He opined that the road traffic accidents are the largest single cause of head injury, then assaults, falls and deliberate self-harm. He also explained that research has it that in Nigeria Road Traffic Injuries accounted for 80.6% of Head injury and put the ratio of male to female as 3 : 1 respectively.
Mrs. Evelyn Akobi who is a Chief Nursing Officer in the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital also presented on “Management of Head Injury” Intensive Care Unit: Nursing Perspective” She explain that TBI is a devastating injury and often these patients would require monitoring and treatment in intensive care unit.
The Management requires multidisciplinary approach, frequent close monitoring and judicious use of multiple treatments to lesson secondary brain injury and improve outcomes. She said there are a lot of opportunity for further research in TBI.
The event ended with several commendations by both members of the Public in attendance and the Staff Mr. Musa Alhaji Ladan, Head of Administration closed the event by appreciating the participants and also thanked the Coordinator, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Federal Medical Centre, Bida and his team for a job well done.

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