Information, education required for clinic session


Information sessions and education are important so women know what a well women clinic does before they can book for checkups, Lawes Road Well Women’s Clinic manager Dr Lutty Amos says.
Amos told The National they had recently opened a clinic in Lawes Road Urban Clinic in Port Moresby.
The clinic provides pap smear tests, blood pressure checks, weight checks, screening for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy tests, breast cancer checks and family planning advice. It also does referrals to Port Moresby General Hospital.
“We opened in August and we have seen well over 600 women already, so the attendance is quiet good.  We are quite busy. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays we work on new cases and Thursdays are our review days and then Fridays my clinic days, Amos said.
“We do ongoing training for staff in the clinic.  Every week we discuss some issues, but if we do have people coming in and they have made prior arrangements we would like to minimise it (number of patients) to fewer than 10 so we could get on with our training programme.”
Amos said they recently partnered corporate organisations to conduct training and information and education sessions for women staff.
“It’s quite good,” she said.
“We’ve got Steamships people, ladies from Steamships corporate, we have organised a training and information session with them and I have conducted that last week.”

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