Entries by PMGH Admin

~ Three PMGH staff to undergo Operation Open Heart Training in India ~

Three hard working staff of the Port Moresby General Hospital are thankful to the Operation Open Heart (OOH) Foundation for funding three months of further training in India. Two nurses, Sister Noelyn Wangi and Sister Jean Boie will undergo cardiothoracic nursing training while Perfusionist and Anaesthetic Technician, Norman Kambo will undergo paediatric perfusionist training. The […]

~ Weekly Health Advice from PMGH – Asthma – Part 2 of 4 ~

Missed part 1? Head to the PMGH Facebook timeline and scroll down. Symptoms of Asthma Common symptoms of asthma include: – Coughing (especially at night, during exercise or when laughing) – Chest tightness – Shortness of breath – Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when breathing, especially when exhaling) Tip: If you’re […]

~ Weekly Health Advice from PMGH – Asthma – Part 1 of 4 ~

\ Welcome to another health update from the Port Moresby General Hospital, this week we are focusing on Asthma, what are the symptoms of asthma and when is it a medical emergency? What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, the passageways that allow air to […]

~ Weekly Health Advice from PMGH – Potassium – Part 3 of 3 ~

Health Benefits of Banana’s While there are foods that contain higher levels of potassium than a banana they still have amazing health benefits. Don’t ditch banana’s just yet, according to Live Science banana’s assist with: Heart health: Bananas are good for your heart, they are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing […]

~ October- Heart-Felt program ~

This October’s Heart felt program came alive with dancing from critical care nurses at the Port Moresby General Hospital, adding to the excitement 86 staff birthday’s were also celebrated with cake. A very big thank you to the Critical Care department staff of PMGH for leading the heart felt program last Friday. Some of the […]

~ Weekly Health Advice from PMGH – Potassium – Part 2 of 3 ~

Potassium Deficiency Potassium deficiency (hypokalemia) has many causes the most common being excessive potassium loss in urine due to prescription water or fluid pills (diuretics), excessive laxative use, chronic kidney disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, diarrhea or vomiting, eating disorders, low magnesium, and excessive alcohol use. A small drop in potassium level often does not cause symptoms […]

~ Weekly Health Advice from PMGH – Potassium – Part 1 of 3 ~

Welcome to another health update from the Port Moresby General Hospital this week we are focusing on Potassium. Are you getting enough to meet daily requirements for optimal health? What is Potassium? Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. It is also […]

Top Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Getting an STD

Practice Safe Sex: Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom for all sexual activities reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and HIV transmission. Condom use cannot provide absolute protection against any STD however it will greatly reduce your risk. Get Tested Regularly: Get regularly tested (even If you are in a […]