St Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College
Senior Midwife Tutor Course Successfully Inaugurated
Published: March 5, 2014
The Ethio-Canada MNCH Project in partnership with  the Federal Ministry of Health and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium College and the University of Alberta and its partners (particularly Mt. Royal University in Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada) has launched a four month sandwich training program for 18 midwife instructors and clinical care providers working in Addis Ababa and seven regions . This premise is that high quality education for midwifes is the central pillar for ensuring that women get competent care for their deliveries and for improving the whole maternal neonatal health system. Highly skilled midwife tutors will in turn begin to improve the level of education now taking place in the 46 health care and thereby help to ensure better birth outcomes and save women from dying in child birth .
Kidney Dialysis
Healthy kidneys remove metabolic waste from the blood as well as extra fluid and unnecessary electrolyte in the form of urine. They also make hormones necessary for some important bodily functions. When kidney failure occurs, treatment is needed to replace some of the important jobs our kidneys do.
Dialysis is a process of treatment that partially replaces kidney function, such as removal of waste products, excess water and electrolytes from the blood. It is most frequently used for patients who have kidney failure, but may also be used to quickly remove an overdose of some medicines or poisons.
The dialysis process causes molecules to move across a semi-permeable membrane from blood into a solution called a dialysate solution.  The best example here would be a tea-bag which , when it is immersed in water, diffuses  color, some small particles and odor into the water, as water diffuses into the tea-bag .Similarly, excess fluid and waste from the blood diffuse into the dialysis fluid.
Essentially, there are two types of dialysis: haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
 Haemodialysis, which means  literally “cleansing the blood”, removes waste , excess water  and some electrolytes  by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer, that contains a semi-permeable membrane.

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