HOME HEALTH CARE
Published on May 19, 2014 um 06:03
Name of Enterprise
Blue Torch Home Care ltd
Chike-Egwuonwu Crescent No 2
Type of Enterprise
Enterprise has a positive impact on
Year the enterprise was founded
Summary of your enterprise
To achieve a greater follow up care after discharge of patients from hospitals To reduce to the barest minimum, relapses after discharge of patients To reduce the long hospitals stay and promote early discharge of patients from the hospital. Networking of various Hospitals, who refers all patients in need of Home care to us, Through health promotion exercises, and through media reach out and advertising, Our website and e-mail addresses, we reach out to clients and we have recruited efficient hands in Nursing services ranging from Community health Nurses, General Nursing practitioners, and Emergency care Nurses. Our team of nurses carry out Nursing assessment on each patient and return the findings to the team office, where group of Special Care Nurses discuss the patient and draw out a Nursing Home Care Plan, which describes the time limits, the care needs of the patient, and hence categories the patient to a particular group. We care for the patient and prepare the daily report. Admin department takes them into the electronic data file of the patient to be reviewed by the report analyzing department at each end of the day. Direct contact with patients and their relatives, by community Nurses take care of the patients environment and hence promote preventive Medicine through health education by giving out health tips, and health promotional items. Finally through collaboration with the Government, to implement the Home care nursing as a section in the Nursing sector, the route of care to the patient and the effectiveness of the Home Care Nursing Services has been more profound and evident. With Tele-nursing we initiated live communication and monitoring of our clients. Products such as Blue Torch Home care kit, our self care Manual with the mobile Home care Chart currently under development were our innovative ideas.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Our activities such as community health outreaches, workshops and conferences. We organized the 1st conference on Home Health Care in Nigeria in which 155 persons attended from Nigeria and outside it. We have organized several outreaches on health care to various communities in South-eastern Nigeria. We have organized Leadership workshop for nurses at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospitals (NAUTH) Nnewi, where five hundred and seventy-seven (577) nurses where trained on Leadership and entrepreneurship in Nursing. Schools and work place visitation and checking of their staff health status during and in-between duty help to promote healthy working environment and staff performances. The cases of patients relapse after discharge has reduced from its alarming 98 % in the country before we commenced to 25% within two years of operation. The rate of Take Home drug abuse, under-dosage, over-dosage or unfaithfulness to drug prescription reduced from its rate of 74% to 10 % after 2 years of Home care nursing services initiation. The awareness of Home care Nursing Services has boasted to its highest level 70% after 24 months of project running. TeleNursing implementation has become part of nursing care in various communities and health facilities since its introduction through home care. There has been an Increase in the patients self dependencies within since two years of Home care nursing services in the south eastern part of the country. There has been a wide range of nursing advocacy for patients. There has been massive increase in Nurse-Patient Relationship in various communities in the south eastern part of Nigeria since commencement of Home care nursing services. We have started advocacy programmes on how to implement Home Care Nursing as part of the country health sector programme, and establish an agency for the total and massive Home care nursing services implementation.
Sustainability and future plans
we have created products that will help us be in the market and competing products such as Blue Torch Home Care Kit and Blue Torch Self care manual are products the clients purchase at a token to help in financing home care which in-turn make it sustainable. The demand for Home care in Nigerians also high and we have been able to operate for two years without a loss. the high demand for our products and the affordability makes it easier to be replicated in many other states.However, in Nigeria, it is virgin business field, where awareness is needed. Hence we are using the means of social network, bulk SMS, radio medias to create awareness of the availability of Home Care in Nigeria. We have developed a foundation for Home care in Nigeria to be an aspect of Blue Torch to be an aspect of Blue Torch dealing on charity for those who may not be able to afford Home care services but are in need of it. The foundation will help us in fund raising program. We have developed two products: Blue Torch Home Care Kit and Blue Torch self care manual, which our charity will purchase on a reasonable amount to enable us to be stable financially. We currently to have one office, but aims to replicate the business in the six Geo-political zones of the country wth one office at each zone, for a more coverage and proactive business development.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Profile I am a nurse entrepreneur,Studied Nursing at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu (UNTH) and Orthopaedic Nursing at national Orthopaedics Hospital Enugu (NOHE) Founded Blue Torch Home Care after graduation on 23rd March 2012 and commence home care delivery since then 2012 till date. My motivation comes from the need for nursing to make a difference in Health care sector of Nigeria and represent them nationally and internationally through entrepreneurship and become independent and major players in the business circle of Healthcare field and other fields. Also I want to be a motivation to other young nurses. My instincts which I trust and innovative idea I cultivate in my mind helps me to always succeed in resource constrained setting and also thrive in the field of entrepreneurship. Ability to make good and informed decisions through research, carrying others along as well as my effective communication skills enable me to manage my business environment effectively My Awards are:1.Connecting Nurses Care- Challenge award 2012 2.Maternal Health Ambassador (MAMA) 2012 3.HIFA country representative of the year 2013
Some Group of the Team
My Staff Nurse With a Patient at her Home