Bangloy talks on Obstetrics Trend

To update the health care students on current trends in Obstetrics, a seminar was held in coordination with the Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) on October 14, 2010 at the Aldersgate College Audio Visual Room.  Imelda M. Bangloy, a trained facilitator on Basic Emergency Management in Obstetrics and Newborn Care – Comprehensive Emergency Management in Obstetrics and Newborn Care (BEMONC-CEMONC) facilitated the said activity.

BEMONC and CEMONC referred to as functions that can be provided by a team of experienced and trained skilled birth attendants which comprise the doctor, nurse and midwife.  They act as a team at the primary level in providing basic emergency care to mothers and babies to avert maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Thus, Bangloy urged the participants to maximize their experience whenever they are deployed in the hospitals especially when assigned to handle cases at the emergency, labor and delivery rooms.  This would also develop competence and enhance their skills in emergency deliveries when faced with the same situation in the near future.

She also gave emphasis to the elements of obstetric & newborn care needed in the management of normal and complicated pregnancy, delivery, postpartum periods and the newborn vis-à-vis management of emergency complications and early detection and treatment of problem pregnancies to prevent progression to an emergency.

Bangloy’s lecture enlightened the participants, thus some students voiced their positive reaction regarding the seminar:

Christina Rhea Corpuz, BSN-4 said, “Ma’am Bangloy’s lecture is enlightening. I learned a lot on the concepts of BEMONC and CEMONC.”

“The changes in the delivery of babies have improved with evidence-based practices that reduce the rate of maternal and infant mortality,” said Ma. Christina Wilson, BSN4 Sat-Sun block.  “It is good to know the trends on obstetrics,” she also added.

The seminar culminated with the awarding of certificate and token to the speaker of the seminar by Marivic dela Torre, Dean of the School of Medical Sciences and Danielle Jowhara Sancho, president of BSN 4A.

The seminar attended by 130 SMS students was facilitated by block A senior BSN students.