Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Gerald is a new but smiling face here at St Martin de Porres Hospital.  He grew up in Ashing which is 8 miles from Njinikom.  After Secondary school he spent 3 years in Bamenda obtaining his Nursing Diploma.  He the worked at a small health center for 1 year before spending 1 year in the capital, Yaoundé, finishing his Nursing Degree.
He began working in the Surgical Ward last October.  Last month he was promoted to a compound nurse.  The compound nurses fulfill the role of ER physicians here.  They see any patient who arrives at the hospital between 2 PM and 8 AM.  They also see any inpatient having problems.  They then call the on-call physician for any serious problems.  Gerald has exhibited very good skills in the short time he has been a compound nurse.
Gerald is 26 years old and is single.  Reading is his hobby and he particularly likes to read Health related books in order to be “current”.  He has never traveled outside of Cameroon.
His goal is to be a Surgical Nurse.  He equally enjoys working on the surgical ward or in the theatre.  With his pleasant personality and dedication I have full confidence Gerald will be an excellent Surgical Nurse.

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