Educational training sessions shine the spotlight on malaria…
CEGA host another series of educational training sessions for non-medical assistance staff.
Did you know that symptoms of malaria may not show for a year or more after infection, that the disease can be found in over 100 countries, and that it is spread by female mosquitoes and infected blood? If left untreated, it can be fatal.
These are just some of the facts being shared with CEGA’s non-medical assistance teams this week by our Clinical Nurse Manager Louise Hanlon RN, in another series of our popular educational training sessions.
“We receive a lot of calls relating to malaria,” says Louise. “The aim of these latest training sessions is to increase awareness of the disease amongst our non-medical call handlers, whilst highlighting the importance of obtaining a prompt diagnosis and treatment for our customers.”
Louise will be giving away prizes to call handlers who retain the most “malaria knowledge” – and she reports that the competition is fierce.
For information about malaria prevention from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, see http://bit.ly/1Ak19DJ