An assessment of eclampsia management in two health institutions maiduguri, borno state

An assessment of eclampsia management in two health institutions maiduguri, borno state

Author: 
Umar N. Jibril, Sarah D. Martins, Ali Umar, Umar Aliyu, Markus Njiida and Tijani Abioye
Abstract: 

This study compared the management of eclampsia in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and State Specialist Hospital (SSH) Maiduguri respectively. The target populations were nurses and doctors working in the department of obstetrics and Gynecology in the two hospitals. An exploratory study design was adopted and convenience sampling method was used to select 100 nurses and doctors (50 from each hospital). A self- developed questionnaire was used for data collection which sought information on: biodata, facilities, management protocol, and factorsmilitating against effective management of eclampsia. The findings shows that 70% of the respondents from the UMTH opined that there are adequate, facilities compared with 60% of respondents from SSH whose views were in the contrary. The majority (70%) of respondents in the UMTH used magnesium sulphateas against 76% of respondents in SSH who used diazepam in the management of eclamptic fit. Study however, concluded that there is need for government to improve on hospital facilities at SSH for management of eclamptic patients.

Paper No: 
002