Gloria Atiayao: Man honours nurse who saved his life after she challenged PA over wrong use of drug

Gloria Atiayao: Man honours nurse who saved his life after she challenged PA over wrong use of drug

- A man who was saved by the brave action of a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital has honoured her with a citation

- Bernard Gorni disclosed that the nurse confidently refused to administer a drug through injection on him as directed by the physician assistant (PA) on duty

- Gorni's account has been shared on multiple platforms on social media

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Bernard Gorni, a patient who was saved by the brave action of a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, has honoured the medical practitioner with a citation.

According to Gorni, Gloria Atiayao, a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, refused to administer a drug through injection as directed by the physician assistant (PA) at the medical facility who attended to him and prescribed a drug called Benzylpenicillin.

Gorni in a post which has been shared on multiple platforms disclosed that the incident occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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Gloria Atiayao: Man honours nurse who saved his life after she challenged PA for wrong use of drug
Gloria Atiayao: Man honours a nurse who saved his life after she challenged PA over wrong use of a drug. Image: Crabbimedia
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''[I] went to the Ho Municipal Hospital for treatment. The physician assistant (PA) who attended to me prescribed Benzylpenicillin for me to go and buy for injection. He also gave me a note to give to the nurse who will administer the prescription.

''On my return, the nurse, Madam Gloria Atiayao took the note and upon reading it told me to wait since she is not so sure about the kind of injection the PA wrote about dosage,'' he recalled.

Gorni continued: ''She quickly sent another nurse to enquire from the PA if the prescription was really what he wrote. Upon waiting for about 15 minutes without the other nurse returning, she followed up on them and in about 10 minutes, returned in the company of the PA and the other nurse. She then asked me to join them in the injection room.

''At the injection room, Madam Atiayao persistently asked the PA if he was sure of the dosage to be given as 20ml intramuscular (IM) or anything else? To this, he answered and said he has instructed her to do so.''

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Gloria Atiayao, however, insisted that the particular prescription wasn't given that way, but administered in a high dosage intravenously (IV).

Though the PA kept insisting on her to mix the vial to inject him, Atiayao refused to administer the prescription.

After nearly an hour of back and forth between the nurse and the PA, a doctor came around and asked the nurse to administer the prescription as an intravenous (IV).

''For this singular act of courage and tenacity, I with my family in collaboration with the Hospital administration honoured Madam Atiayao with a citation presented on March 17, 2021, at the OPD of the facility,'' Gorni said.

In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a father of a teenager with dreadlocks has claimed that his son has been denied admission into Achimota School because of his natural hair.

He disclosed in a post on his Facebook page that his son and one other child were denied admission into the prestigious public school by authorities of the school.

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''Fellow comrades and friends, this morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.

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