|Tamale Teaching Hospital|
On our second day we arrived and a sense of urgency was noted. Several mothers were in critical condition and required emergency
c-sections. We were asked by the Obstetrician to join them in the operating room, known as the Theatre. We all felt a rush of emotions as we gowned up to enter. Once in the operating room a premature baby was delivered by c-section and we assisted the team to resuscitate the newborn. After 15 mins the newborn was doing well and we were thrilled to see the recovery. We passed the newborn off to the NICU staff and we were invited to enter the next operating room, where the scenario was repeated. Another successful neonatal resuscitation. Life is so precious. Holding these small and fragile newborns and seeing them survive was a life changing moment for us.
|Labour and Delivery Ward|
Oriana Monagas, Alyshia Coleman, and
4th Year BSN Students
University of British Columbia