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Introduction

The directorate of nursing directly relates with other heallth care services across Mulago hospital. The nursing fraternity in the hospital is continiously improving its services through strengthening its structures and processes, close support supervision to patients and Continious Professional Development of its staff.

The nurses in Mulago Hospital endeavor to offer total duty 24 hours coverage seven days a week. They are also very instrumental in cordinating with all other health care providers during patient care. The nurses strive to deliver quality nursing care aimed at preventing diseases or illnesses hence promoting good health and achieving optimum patient recovery.

This is the largest section of nurses in Mulago Hospital covering majorly Enrolled Nurses, Assistant Nursing Officers and, Nursing Officers. These health workers play avital role in providing direct general patient care including administering doctor-prescribed medications, and collecting fluid samples.

 

This nursing section is comprised of health workers in the field of nursing who have specialized in differen medical specialities such as Neurology, Opthalmology, Renal Dialysis, ENT, Critical Care among others. The nursing specialities in Mulago hospital include the following: -

1. Critical Care: This field of nursing focuses on the utmost care of the critically ill or unstable patients following extensive injury, surgery or life threatening diseases.

2. Infectious Diseases: These specialize in preventing and administering medication for the treatment of infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus.

3. Neonatology: This nursing speciality focuses on newborn infants that are born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems.

4. Neurology: specialty focused on preventing and treating conditions related to the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

5. Nutrition: This nursing expertise focuses on nutrition support which majorly focuses on assessing the diets of patients with various medical conditions.

6. Endocrinology: This concentrates predominantly on the care offered to patients with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands of the endocrine pancreas, and some neuroendocrine glands.

7. Nephrology: This is a specialized care for patients with disorders of the kidney and urinary tract, including kidney failure, high blood pressure, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood.

8. Respiratory Allergy: This nursing expertise takes care of patients conditions of hypersensitivity of the immune system such as fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma among others.

9. Gastroentelogy & Hepatology: This care focuses on patients suffering from conditions of the digestive tract, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

10. Urology: This nursing expertise care focuses on patients with health complications of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs.

11. Dermatology: This speciality care is administered to patients with diseases of the skin both medical and surgical aspects.

12. Pulmonology: This nursing care concentrates on patients suffering from health compliactions of the respiratory system.

14. Rehabilitative Services: This nursing competence care is offered to patients inform of therapy services especially for patients undergoing recovery.

15. Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT): This specialized care is offered to patients with health disorders of the ears, nose, throat and sinonasal.

16. Burns & Plastics: This nursing specialty care is administered to patients undergoing treatment such as of facial reconstruction and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.

17. Opthalmology: This nursing expertise care is given to patients with visual system disorders of majorly the eyes.

18. Trauma & Emergency Care: This is a nursing speciality that takes care of patients that require time-sensitive health care services for acute illness and injuries.

19. Theater: This is surgical nursing care administered to patients before, during and after surgery.

20. Upper GIT: This is a nursing expertise that specializes in caring for patients with health complications of the oral cavity & salivary glands, the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum).

21. Colo-Rectal: This nursing discipline takes care of patients with health disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon.

22. Orthopaedic: This is a nursing speciality care administered to patients with injuries and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system.

23. Anaesthesia: This nursing specialized care is given to patients underging surgery by ensuring that they lose sensation with or without loss of consciousness during surgery.

24. Sonography: This specifically concentrates on the care offered to patients undergoing ultrasound imaging techniques.

25. Endoscopy: This expertise care is offered to patients undergoing an examination of the body interior organ or tissue in detail through insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body.

26. Infection Control: This is a nursing discipline that focuses on prevention of nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection.

27. Nuclear Medicine: This nursing expertise care is administered to patients undergoing radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

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