Home > Clinical Education & Training > Clinical Education & Training > School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology

School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology


PERSONAL BIO DATA OF THE PRINCIPAL

NAME:                                                        Ochimana Thomas Mathew

DATE OF BIRTH:                                         18th March, 1967

PLACE OF BIRTH:                                        Iyale, Dekina Local Government Area

STATE OF ORIGIN:                                     Kogi State

NATIONALITY:                                           Nigerian

SEX:                                                            Male

MARITAL STATUS:                                       Married

CONTACT ADDRESS:                                    National Orthopaedic Hospital, P.M.B 3087 Dala,  Kano

NAME AND ADDRESS OF PARENT:                OCHIMANA  EKEYI, C/O CMML church Iyale, Dekina  LGA Kogi State

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                                        tochimina@yahoo.com

GSM:                                                            08060306408 / 07052174281

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONWITH DATES

M .SC SOCIOLOGY (MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY) (In – View)

Bayero University, Kano                                                                               2015 -

P.G.D IN EDUCATION

Federal College of Education kano                                                                   2009 – 2010

B .SC SOCIOLOGY

Bayero University, Kano                                                                                1995 – 1998

ADVANCE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SERVICE MANAGEMENT

University of Jos                                                                                         1992 – 1994

ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING CERTIFICATE

School of Orthopaedic Nursing Kano                                                                1988 – 1989      

REGISTERED GENERAL NURSE CERTIFICATE

School of Nursing Makurdi Benue State                                                           1982 – 1985

W.A.S.C / G.C.E

Biradu Comm. Sec. Sch , Abocho                                                                       1976 – 1981

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

CO-ORDINATOR/ LECTURER       

School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology                                                            1998 Till Date

NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL

DALA - KANO                                                                                              

Principal SOCT                                                                                             2012

Chief nursing officer                                                                                     2008                          

Assistant chief nursing officer                                                                       1986 – 1998

Principal nursing officer

Senior nursing officer

Nursing officer I

Nursing officer II

 

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 The role of the Nigerian Nurses Beyond the year 2000 A. D

Certificate of Attendance                                                                              1995

The Challenges to the Nursing Profession in the next Millennium

Certificate of Participation                                                                            1999

Contemporary Nursing Practice: Application of Nursing Process

Certificate of Attendance/ Participation                                                          2003

Nursing Care of People Living With HIV/AIDS

Certificate of Attendance                                                                               2004

Advance Plastering Technique

Certificate of Attendance/Participation                                                            2007

Attitude Reform in Nursing Practice and Services

Certificate of Participation                                                                             2007

Reporting and Documentation in Nursing

Certificate of Attendance /Participation                                                           2010

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

1.     H.O.D Merit Award; National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala Kano                   Dec. 2014

2.    Association of Nigerian National Student Nurses & Midwives                  1985

 

PUBLICATION

       1.     IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR NURSES AND THE LEVEL OF PATIENT CARE: A Project Work Submitted to Sociology Department, University of Jos, 1994.

       2.    INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE IN HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE EMPLOYEE OBJECTIVE: A Study of National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala – Kano. A Project Work Submitted in the Department of Sociology, Bayero University Kano.

 

SCHOOL OF ORTHOPAEDIC CAST TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL,

DALA – KANO.

 

HISTORY OF PLASTER OF PARIS SCHOOL / SCHOOL OF ORTHOPAEDIC CAST TECHNOLOGY

Following observation of the Hospital that patients from Secondary Health Institutions and other non Orthopaedic institutions come to National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala with complications as a result of poor application of plaster of Paris, the Hospital Management decided to have a training programme in the application of Plaster of Paris on Orthopaedic surgeon’s request and guidance.

This training started as an attachment programme in 1987 and advanced to a well organized formal school of six (6) months training programme in 1992.

However, it was in 1994 that the then Orthopaedic Hospital Management Board gave approval via the letter ref. no OHMB/344/1/51 of 6th January, and gave the directives that effort should be made to up-grade the course to a Certificate Programme. The graduants would be termed Plaster Assistants. 

The Board letter of 13th January 1994 ref. no OHMB/334/1/23 identified the Plaster Assistant as falling under Health Assistant cadre.

The impact of this training has been much felt with the fact that, there are fewer patients with plaster cast complications as a result of poor application received compared to what it used to be before the training programme commenced.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

Sequel to the above mentioned decision by the Hospital Management, there was a strong desire to commence a new training of Diploma status based on the following reasons:

That Orthopaedic practice has been in existence as long as the evolution of human medicine.

It has however continued to go through various modification/phases of developments, and that virtually all medical specialties have trained individuals at the community level except the Orthopaedic practice. Therefore, middle level man power development within the Orthopaedic practice is also desirable.

It was our opinion that the need for such trained personnel at the community level cannot be over emphasized.

In view of the danger posed by the traditional methods of Orthopaedic practice in this country, and fact that the few trained plaster room Assistant/Technicians on ground who had clinical attachment outside Nigeria were aging, there was a great need to replace them with locally trained ones.

With the realization of this fact and many others, it was considered imperative the training of this cadre of personnel at Diploma level; hence a curriculum was developed following contact with the National Board for Technical Education.

This Hospital has been the pivot in training of these personnel, it was with this interest and after due collaboration with National  Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu, UTH Ilorin, UTH Ibadan, a critique workshop for the production of a clear curriculum for National Diploma (ND) was held in this Hospital on 5th – 9th March, 2012.

It is worthy of note that the draft copy of the said curriculum was proposed and drafted solely by this Hospital.

Following the said workshop, it was generally agreed that the name of the school be; School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology and graduates will be offered National Diploma in Orthopaedic Cast Technology. This we commenced in January, 2012.

The Hospital is presently awaiting accreditation visit by the National Board for Technical Education in September, 2013.

Presently, we have a total student population of Sixty Five (65), comprising of Thirty Four (34) students in NDII and Thirty One (31) students in NDI.

Admission forms are presently on sale for 2013/2014 Academic Session. Entry requirement is five (5) O ’level credit in GCE/SSCE/NECO which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science and any other two(2) credits at not more than two (2) sittings.

It is imperative once more to mention that this is the first and the only school of this nature in Northern Nigeria, second to none in West Africa and that the idea, planning and execution is the brain child of this Hospital.

This is the history of a school which started as an attachment training which graduated to certificate programme and now a National Diploma Institution.

Summary of the Development of School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology

1987 – 1991               As an attachment programme.

1992 - 2002               As a six month regular training programme to train Plaster  Assistant

2002 – 2012               Two year training for National Certificate in Health Assistant  based on National
                                      Board for Technical Education advice for craft man’s training. 

2012 – Date               National Diploma Programme in Orthopaedic Cast Technology.