Teaching has progressed very well at the nursing school over the first year and students completed their first module and have been on placement at other centres including Serenje and Chiloinga. It was reported that the school would benefit from a nurse training manikin and Penicuik for Africa once again fundraised to supply a Resusci Annie model (pictured).
Resusci Annie at Chitambo:
(Photo by MAF)
This was transported from UK to Zambia by a medical consultant who was attending a maternal and child health conference in Lusaka. Levi Chifwaila arranged for the model’s transport to Chitambo.
Whilst the model is useful for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, it is less so for basic nursing care such as bed bathing. Locating an affordable nurse training simulator, which did not require expensive upkeep and maintenance, is a real challenge.