Departments

Departments
Paediatrics
Here at First Rivers Hospital, our pediatricians care for children from infancy through young adult. Our pediatricians and family medicine specialists provide comprehensive and specialized services including immunizations, treatment for acute and chronic conditions, gynecological exams, sports physicals and minor orthopedic procedures, ADHD evaluation and treatment, and diagnosis and treatment for behavioral or developmental issues. Our goal is to provide children and young adults quality care that emphasizes prevention and a healthy lifestyle. our pediatricians offer support and guidance for families, acknowledging that healthy children and young adults are the product of a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to care. Well-child visits provide an invaluable look at your child's health over the long term. This allows our pediatricians to monitor your child's development and catch any emerging health problems. Without these regular visits, our pediatricians might not catch a problem until it is too late to treat effectively. During a well-child visit, your child will receive a full physical examination complete with any recommended screenings for common health issues or developmental problems. Important information like height, weight, body mass index, and test results will be recorded and kept in your child's file. All this information can help our pediatricians identify potential problems or diagnose any current health or developmental issues.
Gyneacology

Our gynaecologists helps pregnant women with complicated or difficult pregnancies to monitoring female organs and reproductive systems or from diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases, cancers of the reproductive organs to performing serious operations, such as hysterectomies. Our gynaecologists deals with pregnancy, labour and delivery as well as ectopic pregnancy, Caesarian sections, forceps and vacuum delivery, miscarriages, sterilisations and infertility. They also deals with cervical cancer, tumours of the ovaries, endometriosis, hysterectomies, vaginal surgery and failed contraception.

Our gynaecologists uses medical experience and surgical training to help women and has a high level of expertise in pregnancy, childbirth and the general health of the female reproductive system, showing their expertise in complicated / difficult pregnancies and Performing surgical procedures as and when needed to preserve patient's health and deliver infants safely and ensure the mother's safety as well. They focus on disorders of the reproductive system, management of sexually transmitted diseases and cancers, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. They provide hope to couples who have been unable to conceive, and they render family planning services / contraceptions requiring such services.

Our surgical services spans through this procedures:

  • Caesarian sections }(C/S)
  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Exploratory laparatomy
Laboratory

First Rivers Hospital laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. Laboratory tests help determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. An estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient's diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and discharge are based on laboratory test results. Our Medical laboratory scientists analyze test results and relay them to physicians. They perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological tests, requiring significant analytical and independent judgment.

Our Medical laboratory scientists perform a wide variety of functions including:

  • Microscopic examination and analysis of blood, body fluids (e.g., urine, peritoneal fluid, cerebrospinal fluid), tissues and cells
  • Identification of bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms
  • Analysis of body fluids for chemical analytes such as glucose and cholesterol
  • Cross match blood for transfusion
  • Monitor patient outcomes
  • Perform differential cell counts looking for abnormal cells to aid in the diagnosis of anemia and leukemia
  • Utilize sophisticated equipment and instruments which can perform a number of tests simultaneously, as well as microscopes, cell counters, and other high-precision laboratory equipment
  • Write standardized operating procedures, and establish quality assurance programs to monitor and ensure the accuracy of test results.

Our Medical laboratory scientists perform all areas of the clinical laboratory including blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, histology and microbiology. They perform a full range of laboratory tests - from simple prenatal blood tests, to more complex tests to uncover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer. The information that Our Medical Laboratory Scientist gives to our doctors influences the medical treatment a patient will receive. So it is wise for you to visit our laboratory for test.

Optometry

The eye clinic here in first rivers provides a wide range of services including but not limited to

  • Examine eyes for health and vision problems.
  • Diagnose and treat eye disease.
  • Detect and identify general health problems manifested in the eye (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia etc).
  • Diagnose and treat glaucoma
  • Provide Pre and Post- operative care for pathologies and trauma.
  • Remove foreign bodies from eyes.
  • Provide emergency treatment for eye accidents.
  • Prescribe glasses or other devices for specialized vision needs, such as computer work, sports, Pilots.
  • Provide rehabilitative services for victims of head injuries with impaired vision.
  • Work with pilots, athletes, in need to improve vision performance.
  • Evaluate eye co-ordination for reading and provide vision therapy to improve academic performance.
  • Set up industrial vision programs
  • Consult with businesses on environmental vision.
  • Work with schools and community groups on vision screening, career days, programs on eye care.
  • Provide low vision services for those with significant vision impairment.
  • Provide contact lenses either for correcting refractive errors or for Cosmetic purposes.
Radiology

Our unit parades the following facilities:

  • Conventional Radiography (ie. X-Ray)
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Echocardiography
  • Computed Tomography Scan (C.T. scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (M.R.I)
Orthopedic

Here in First Rivers Hospital, our Orthopedic surgians corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. They also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, as in injury, or chronic, as in many aging-related problems. The range of treatments done by our orthopedists is enormous.

We treat every type of condition (from broken bones to complex joint advance techniques and research based approaches. We offer a wide varieties of treatment options from the complex to routine treatment approaches to orthopaedic conditions and injuries. Our goal is to provide the most advanced care possible.

Our treatment and services includes:

  • Emergency care and problems including
  • Foot / Ankle
  • Hand, Elbow and Shoulder
  • Knees and Hips
  • Orthopaedic oncology
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fracture of the long and short bones

In general our orthopaedists work closely with a surgical team including an anaesthesiologist and surgical nurse.

Physiotherapy

If pain is a problem then our physiotherapists are the solution. Study and experiences prove that physiotherapy has been a very effective tool against pains and injuries ranging from minor to major. Hence the prescription of physiotherapy can never be a wrong one in case of curing pain or injury. In case when a joint complication is to be dealt with by the help of physiotherapy, our physiotherapist may twist or fold the limbs having infirmities into positions which are not usually posed. To get rid of muscle tenancy or immobility our physiotherapist may suggest stretches, exercises, heat therapy, massage or traction and such things alone or they may be coupled and grouped as well as per the seriousness or condition of the problem. To escape from head ache or muscle ache sometimes painkiller are effective but they have limitations and side effects as well but physiotherapy deals with pains and injuries of upper tiers.

Our Physiotherapist not only helps escaped from pains and injuries on table but it saves us from further such ailments. Healthcare professionals actually admit the importance of physiotherapy when they put stress on saying that heavy object should be picked up using knee bends instead of waist to avoid arousal of any deformity of the back bone. Whiplash is a condition due to vehicle accidents which may result in dizziness, numbness, pain in shoulder and neck muscles, ringing of bell in ear and such others. Against even these the doctors prescribe physiotherapy which may involve different sorts of techniques to rehabilitate the patient back to normal. Neurological disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury make up a great percentage of our physiotherapist's caseload. A stroke patient may present with hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body), hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body) abnormal muscle tone and/or neglect of one side of the body. Physiotherapy is invaluable in correcting these issues or, where necessary, in training the individual to compensate for these deficits. Interventions focus on muscle reeducation, transfers, restoring and improving gait and training in the use of mobility aids.

For children suffering from cerebral palsy, physiotherapy is essential in helping to reduce spasticity and deformity, improve postural control, train the child to use assistive devices and do all that is necessary to maximise the child's functional independence. We will also educate the family so they can help carryover what the child has learned during therapy sessions. Cardiopulmonary conditions respond well to physiotherapy intervention. Patients who have difficulty performing their activities of daily living, shortness of breath and decreased endurance, can achieve markedly improved quality of life through guided exercise and resistance training. Intervention also includes counseling about risk factors, patient education to prevent future recurrence and behavior modification. For those patients who have had cardiac surgery, physiotherapy is initiated early to prevent the patient from losing strength and function. Many patients, especially the elderly, become fearful after cardiac surgery. Proper training in getting in and out of bed, pushing up from a chair and walking can help the patient regain confidence and set them on the road to recovery.

Urology
Our urologists diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis). The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of one often affect the other, so a major part of the conditions managed in urology fall in the area of genitourinary disorders. Urology combines management of medical problems (such as urinary tract infections, elective problems), as well as surgical problems (such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital abnormalities, and correcting stress incontinence, to mention a few). Our urologists are experts as to these regard.

They provide each patient with the highest possible level of care. In addition we offer a range of specialized services and programmes to meet the needs of adult and children.

We provide a wide range of special options when medications and other non-surgical treatments are not enough.
Ophthalmology
Our Ophthalmologists specializes in eye and vision care. Our Ophthalmologists are specialist to providing the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Our Ophthalmologists are also involved in research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. Our Ophthalmologists have highly specialized knowledge and skills to ensure quality patient care. Based on the input of Our Ophthalmologists, these areas of services which include vision rehabilitation, ophthalmic surgical assisting, contact lenses, eye screening and public health, administrative support and management, vocational and educational rehabilitation, electro physiology and objective testing procedures, newborn and infant vision testing, occupational and industrial ophthalmic technology, ophthalmic ultrasound, and orthoptics had been put in place for the sake of our patients. Our Ophthalmologists perform routine eye exams, detect, diagnose and manage eye diseases that require medical treatment.
Immunization

Immunization Is an aim of preventive medicine, whereby a substance that causes the production of antibodies in the body is injected and so provides immunity against diseases. Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinctionâ, primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare. The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children. Vaccines are given to adults, children both male and female. From birth (Age 0- Adulthood). Some vaccines are repeated after expiration.

Five Reasons to Protect Your Children Through Vaccination

  • Vaccines work well and prevent further effects of diseases.
  • Vaccination protects children from the very serious complications of vaccine-preventable diseases. Possible complications include hospitalization, amputation, brain damage, paralysis, meningitis, seizures, deafness, and even death.
  • Vaccination keeps children healthy, which means they don't have to stay home from day care or school. No one wants their child to be sick and suffering from one of these diseases.
  • If children aren't vaccinated, they can spread disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or whose medical condition prevents them from being vaccinated (e.g., leukemia, other forms of cancer, immune system problems). This could result in long-term complications and even death for other children. Children are BEST protected if they are vaccinated.
  • If many parents decided to not vaccinate their children, diseases would return to our community in full force. Here in first rivers hospital, in line with world health organization (WHO)standard we put in place the reinforcement of national program on immunization.

FRH IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE:

  • BCG } Within 2weeks of life.
  • OPV } Within 2weeks of life.
  • HBV } Within 2weeks of life.

Pentavent:

Five antigen in one (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Hibrek) at 6wks, 10wks, 14wks OR single vaccines DPT (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)

OPV - Oral Polio vaccine } 6wks, 10wks, 14wks

HBV - Hepatitis B vaccine

HIBREK (Single Dose) } 6wks, 10wks and 14wks

Rotarix (vomiting \ diarrhea) given within } 6 - 22wks of life.

Synflorix (pneumoccal infection) } from 6wks of life.

Vit A } 6month; 1yr.

Measles vaccine: } Within 6 - 9months.

Yellow fever vaccine: } Within 6 - 9months.

Chicken pox vaccine (vallecilla) } 9th 1st dose 6wks after 2nd dose

MMR (measles mumps rubella) } At 1yr, 4 - 6yrs and 10 - 11yrs.

DPT } Boster 18months

OPV } Boster 18months

Meningitis vaccine } 2Yrs.

Typhoid Fever } 2Yrs.

CERVIRIX: For girls only from 10yrs that are not sexual exposure

Other vaccine not mentioned can also be given on request.

Some vaccine are repeated. Their immunity expire and needs to be renewed. Yellow fever vac expire every 10yrs. Meningitis expire every 3yrs. Typhoid fever expire every 3yrs.
General Surgery Clinic

 

Surgery is often the only solution to prevent disabilities and death from road traffic accidents, falls, burns, disasters, domestic violence, pregnancy related complications, infections and congenital defects, access to essential surgical services has yet to be included as part of the basic human right to health.
 

Our Surgical procedures are commonly categorized by urgency, type of procedure, body system involved, degree of invasiveness, and special instrumentation as emphasized below.

Based on timing
Based on purpose
By type of procedure
By body part
By degree of invasiveness
By equipment used

Types of Surgery performed by our surgeons

Elective surgery

This term is used for operations that are planned in advance, to distinguish them from operations performed as an emergency.
 

Emergency surgery

Operations that require immediate admission to hospital, usually through the accident and emergency department. They are usually performed within 24 hours, and may be done immediately or during the night for serious or life-threatening conditions. Examples include acute appendicitis; haemorrhage, perforation or obstruction of the intestines; major trauma, including many fractures; and a ruptured spleen or aneurysm.
 

Keyhole surgery

Advances in surgical treatments have enabled many conditions to be treated by "keyhole surgery", which involves very small incisions and less pain and trauma for the patient than in conventional surgery. The surgeon can see the area to be operated on by looking through a fine tube with a light on the end (known as a fibre optic light source) and carries out the operation by using special instruments inserted through the tube. Removal of gall bladder or gallstones and some operations on the prostate gland or on joints may be suitable for keyhole surgery. The operations are carried out under anaesthetic.
 

Laparoscopic surgery

This is similar to keyhole surgery but refers especially to operations performed inside the abdomen and in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen).
 

Microsurgery

Our Surgeons use a powerful magnifying device to enable them to operate on tiny structures such as small arteries, nerves, the bones of the middle ear or inside the eye. Delicate and extremely small instruments are used.
 

Organ Transplant Surgery

Where a patient has a failing organ, for example a diseased kidney, it is sometimes possible to replace it with a healthy one donated by another human being. In the case of a kidney the donor may be a relative or someone who has recently died and had completed an organ donor card requesting that their body be used to help others. Transplant surgery is sometimes offered to patients with liver or serious heart failure. Our Surgeons carry out this type of surgery and been acquinted in immunology, they help to prevent the body from rejecting the organ.
 

Major surgery

These are surgeries of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. The recovery time can be lengthy and may involve a stay in intensive care or several days in the hospital.
 

Minor surgery

Some surgeries that children undergo are considered minor. The recovery time is short and children return to their usual activities rapidly. These surgeries are most often done as an outpatient, and children can return home the same day. Complications from these types of surgeries are rare. Our Surgeons also perform hypothermia- complex intracardiac repairs take more time and the patient needs blood flow to the body, particularly to the brain. The patient needs the function of the heart and lungs provided by an artificial method, hence the term cardiopulmonary bypass. Open heart surgery is a surgery in which the patient's heart is open and surgery is performed on the internal structures of the heart.
General Practice Clinic

The General Practitioner clinic serves at the front liners in health care delivery system providing a complete spectrum of care services involving health related problems which offer combines - physical, psychological and social health related issues. The General Practice clinic here in First Rivers Hospital enforces an extensive knowledge of medical condition in view to assessing a health problem and deciding on the course of intervention best suited/referral of a patient to a specialist. The G.P Clinic in First Rivers Hospital increasingly work as part of a team alongside other health care professionals to provide the best of health care to patient within the corridors of maintaining utmost confidentiality and impartiality.

Brief Summary on: Job Description Of A General Practitioners In First Rivers Hospitals.

  • Comprehensive advice on disease prevention and its socio-economic importance.
  • Diagnose treat and monitoring of effectiveness of medication.
  • Health screening with health related lifestyle modifications/advice.
  • Prompt referral process to professionals / specialist as the need arises.
  • Co-ordination with other health services.
  • The First Rivers Hospital General Practitioner`s clinic is poised to maintaining a portfolio of an outstanding professionalism in vast areas of medical science and to serve you better.
Dermatology
Our professionals specialized in skin health and are very knowledgeable about the different conditions and problems that can affect not just your complexion, but your entire body. Knowing what our dermatologist does may help you decide if you need to make an appointment. Our dermatologist is a medical expert who deals specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect not only the skin, but the hairs and nails as well. Seeking the help of 0ur dermatologist can greatly help you to deal with the following common skin conditions/disorders: eczema, warts, hand dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, dermatitis, cold sores, and fungal infections.

Visiting our dermatologist is one of the easiest ways to find out what kind of condition your skin is suffering from and how to treat it successfully. Our Dermatologists are able to diagnose, investigate and prescribe the proper medication that can handle just about any skin issue. Our medical professionals can also be used for advice when it comes to skin care. If you want to try a new skin care line, or if you have acne and want to know how to take care of your skin, our dermatologists are the perfect persons to ask. Our dermatologists can help educate you about how your skin works, what agents to avoid, and can help you figure out if you have any allergic reactions. Depending on your skin type, our dermatologists can also teach you how to implement a daily skin care routine into your lifestyle so your skin stays clear, clean and healthy. Anytime you experience a negative skin reaction or change in your skin's health, seek the opinion of a dermatologist immediately. Our Dermatologists are very useful in keeping your skin safe and happy, so it's best to trust in their advice.
Dental Clinic

The mouth is the doorway to the body and must be cared for at all times. Poor oral hygiene leads to bad breath and loss of teeth/tooth, pain, discomfort, loss in school/work time, disruption in sleep.

At First Rivers Dental Clinic we offer full General Dental services for both adult and children:

  • Restorative
  • Prosthodentics
  • Oral surgery
  • Gum treatments
  • Preventive measures.
  • Dental consultancy, Dental outreaches to communities and schools.

We operate in a purpose built centre with fully equipped surgery, digital and analog X-rays and computerized client data base.

Antenatal Clinic

Antennal / Prenatal

visit therefore means visits to the hospital or health facility for checks and treatment; before delivery. The importance of antenatal visits can not be over emphasized. And as such the visits are shared into the three trimester of pregnancy; with the timing and frequency of visits established.
 

FIRST TREMESTER ANTENATAL VISIT; 1-12 WEEKS:-


After establishing a viable pregnancy; it is advice that a pregnant mother be registered for routine antenatal visits as early as 8 week. The first trimester visit is important for the following reasons; To screen for any serious health problems seen diabetes or hypertension that could have adverse effect on the pregnancy. To establish baselines for weight, blood pressure for proper monitoring all through pregnancy. To do routine investigations like hemoglobin level, bold grouping, genotype retroviral screening, hepatitis b se.... antigen, VDRL to rule out any abnormalities. To establish gestational age(no of weeks of pregnancy) since their becomes more difficult in later pregnancy. To counsel on pregnancy related topics that would be beneficial to mother and baby. To establish good rapport /relationship between mothers and care givers to effect good health and safe delivery.
Note: Visits during the First trimester is usually schedule at (1) monthly interval.
 

2nd TRIMESTER VISIT (13 - 27 WEEKS)


The visits during the second trimester is scheduled at 2 weekly intervals. During this time, antenatal classes are in top gears because women need to learn more about their growing pregnancy, and their even changing conditions and how to adapt.
 

3rd TRIMESTER VISIT (28 - 42 WEEKS)


The visits are now scheduled for weekly interval. From the start of antenatal visit and antenatal classes, the woman must have learnt much about her growing pregnancy and how to adapt to the changes. And in near - term / term pregnancies signs of pre - labour and labour including general preparation for labour, child care and breast feeding are emphasized more. Birth / delivery plans are also discussed.
Accident / Emergency
Accident and Emergency unit of first rivers hospital is around the clock services provided for acutely ill and traumatic conditions requiring prompt and adequate intervention in view to saving lives. The unit is well equipped with state of the art medical-emergency equipment ambulance services and well trained A & E medical staff.
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Department
Ear, nose and throat problems can negatively impact your quality of life at any age. Our otolaryngologists are trained to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions affecting the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth and throat. Our otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) care for patients of all ages with head and neck problems. Children especially given that ENT problems are closely linked to physical, emotional, and educational development.

The following are the ENT services we render:

Ears:

 

Nose

 

Throat

 


  • ear infections and injuries
  • hearing disorders
  • balance disorders
  • tinnitus
  • nerve disorders and pain

  • allergies
  • smell and taste problems
  • sinus disorders

  • voice disorders
  • swallowing problems
  • voice box (larynx) disorders
  • speech problems
  • upper digestive tract and esophagus disorders
  • tonsil and adenoid problems
  • salivary glad disorders

All the above disorder requiring surgical attention haveb also been successfully managed by our specialist.

Physician
While the quality of patient-physician relations has been associated with improved health outcomes and functional status, little is known about the impact of different patient-physician interaction styles on patients' diabetes self-management. This study assessed the influence of patients' evaluation of their physicians' participatory decision-making style, rating of physician communication, and reported understanding of diabetes self-care on their self-reported diabetes management.

Our Successful medical encounters require effective communication between the patient and the physician. "Success" implies that the patient and physician have developed a "partnership" and the patient has been fully educated in the nature of his or her condition and the different methods to address the problem. This allows the patient to be actively involved in the decision-making process and establishes agreed upon expectations and goals. We have developed many models and approaches to improve our ability to communicate with our patients. These models focus on improvement in the quality of the encounter and do not necessarily require any significant increased investment in the length of the encounter. Interestingly, not only do successful encounters improve our patient outcomes they have also been shown to improve professional satisfaction. These skills lead to professional respect among the Doctors' peers.

Our Diagnosis is a key feature of our doctors expertise in medical practices. This is a core cognitive skill, based on both knowledge and judgement. It involves responding to the initial presentation of illness, prioritising and synthesising information, making a clinical assessment and then taking responsibility for this and following it through. The adequate application of history taking, physical examination and interpreting investigations requires knowledge and understanding of the full range of clinical sciences. This allows our trained medical practitioners to consider the full breadth of possible diagnoses in assessing and treating a patient. Knowledge of the natural history of disease allows doctors to estimate prognosis, inform patients and their carers and underpin treatment options and choices.
Psychology
The understanding of human behavior and the mind is intriquing. In addition, people tend to live busy lives without stopping or having time for stopping to think of emotions or analyse situations/experiences and how they drive our choices and lives(psychology) as a result their behaviour, thinking and state of reasoning changes. Often we allow our emotions to control or drive/control our lives rather than to stop, analyse, or think things through and make decisions based upon this analysis. Emotions may result in devastating decisions while choices based upon a thorough analysis may result in positive emotions and outcome. Our psychologist are here to bring your emotions, mind, thinking and behaviour to their proper perspective. Psychology is the understanding of why humans act the way they do, and why they react to things the way they do. Our Psychologists helps you understand the basics of why you may have behave differently than others, and they helps us understand why we are mentally in comparison to others. Everything we do is very much related to psychology. Psychology, primarily studies who and what we are, why we are like that, why we act and think like that and how we can improve ourselves.

Psychology is important in a lot of different ways, for instance there have been a large number of studies conducted on various illnesses. With the help of psychological insights, our psychologist can help in the diagnosis of different diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and some other neurological diseases. By making use of psychological research, our doctors have now developed medicines and even able to alleviate the inpact of different illnesses. Our psychologists are able to better understand and determine how the mind and body of an individual works. With that said, they can help us make better decisions. They can help us avoid things that cause stress; They can help us manage our time to a greater degree and help us set goals, be more effective in our studies or chosen career and last but not least it can help us tackle mental illnesses.
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Department First Rivers Hospital is a full fledged hospital pharmacy fully equiped to carry out pharmaceutical services. Manned by experience professional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. With an essential aim to optimize patient outcome thought the judicious safe, efficacious, appropriate and cost effective use of medicines.

 

  • Processing and filling prescription in-patient
  • Out patient dispensary
  • Patient Counseling
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Compounding sterile dispensing
  • Unit dose dispensary system (U.D.D.S)
  • Drug information system (D.I.S)
  • Adverse drug reaction registry (A.D.R)
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Professional seminars and clinical presentations
  • A hospital formulary and an essential drug list
  • Operation research (O.R)
  • Patient medication history
  • Completely computerization pharmaceutical services
  • Npi vaccination and non-npi vaccinations (complete vaccination services)
 

External corporate pharmaceutical services.

Fully computerized phamaceutical services, 24 hour pharmaceutical services provided with full patient oriented pharmaceitical services continually improving facility geared toward meeting global acceptable good pharmaceutical practices.
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REST IN PREGNANCY
Pregnancy is often physically tiring, as the body works hard to accommodate a new baby. So, it is adviced that you try to get bouts of full night's sleep which becomes even harder once the baby is born. There are so many reasons why sleep is difficult; like Position change as the pregnancy progresses. Frequent urination interrupting sleep. Lag cramps

ADVICE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Try to find a comfortable position, supporting your back and thighs with pillows. Avoid caffeinated drinks especially in the evening or before bed, including alcoholic drinks. Cut down on fluids a couple of hours before bedtime. End little protein before bed to avoid working up hungry in the night. Have warm releasing bath before bed

EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY
As much as exercises are beneficial to pregnancy, you must consult your health care provider before embarking on any. Why? Exercises are important for blood circulation. Makes the muscles stronger and warm. Strengthens the pelvic floor muscles

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