Nursing and Midwifery are essential part of the health service delivery system in which health promotion, disease prevention; curative and rehabilitative health strategies are applied. Specialized nurses play a vital role in providing leadership and coordinating care that are compassionate, evidence‐based, and person-centred. Specialized nursing care are of paramount importance not only to provide specialized care but also to enhance clinical competencies and contribute immensely towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage by all....

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The purpose of these Procedure Manuals is to equip nurses who have undergone specialized training in their respective practice as well as to develop uniformity in the discharge of their professional duties. The manuals draw together up‐to‐date procedures and practices, providing an essential resource of current knowledge with which specialized nurses can critically analyze the judgements they exercise in a variety of clinical settings in a consistent format.

The Post Basic Procedure Manuals is the first of its kind developed by the Council in Ghana. One huge strength of these manuals is the rich contributions from specialized nursing practitioners who are active in clinical practice and teaching. The procedures are drawn from a breadth of resources including research findings, national and professional guidelines, and policies, Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 2013 (Act 857), International Council of Nurses, Specialized Nursing Associations, among others.

Therefore, the constant updating of these manuals is important giving the ever-growing, accessibility of clinical information to all those with vested interests in healthcare. It is the expectation of the Council that, all users of these manuals, will contribute towards knowledge development and provide evidence based information for subsequent review.

These Manuals are arranged according to the accredited post–basic nursing procedures which are run by the Council. These are:

  1. Critical Care Nursing
  2. Peri-Operative Nursing
  3. Ophthalmic Nursing
  4. Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing
  5. Emergency Nursing
  6. Nurse Practitionership
  7. Paediatric Nursing
  8. Public Health Nursing

Keeping an up-to-date specialized nursing manuals also involve embracing new technologies, and as such, the manuals' online version is made available on the N&MC Mobile App and website for ease of reference and increase accessibility.


The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana is grateful to God for the guidance to develop these Procedure Manuals for Post-Basic Nursing.

Foremost, the Council is indebted to the various Stakeholders for their technical support which brought to completion and fruition of these Post-Basic Nursing procedure manuals.

The Council also extends its gratitude to all persons who contributed to the review of these manuals. Their tireless and meticulous revision of the manuals is highly commendable.

Worthy of mention is the immediate past Registrar of the Council; Mr. Felix Nyante who initiated the review of procedure manuals for nurses and midwives a couple of years ago.

Much appreciation goes to the Ag. Registrar, Mrs. Philomina A.N. Woolley for the strategic role she played in the development of the maiden edition of these manuals for Post-Basic Nursing in Ghana.

The following persons are duly acknowledged for the respective roles they played in the review of these manuals.

  1. Victoria Lamina - Deputy Director (Operations), N&MC, HQ
  2. Ida Osei-Kuffour - DCNO, Madina Polyclinic Kekele
  3. Grace Quarcoo - DCNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  4. Dorinda Godson-Amamoo - DCNT, Ophthalmic Nursing School, Korle-Bu
  5. Lordina Anita Dzigbordi Yaokumah - DDNS, University of Ghana Medical Centre
  6. Priscilla N.A Allotey - Nurse Specialist, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  7. Comfort Soekekuh - Emergency Nurse Specialist, 37 Military Hospital
  8. Benjamin A. Boanu - Nurse Specialist, Pantang Hospital, Pantang
  9. Veronica A. Koomson - Principal Operations Officer, N&MC – WRO
  10. Mercy Kwakudua - Principal Operations Officer, N&MC – VRO
  11. Hope Desewu - PNO, Ridge Hospital – Accra
  12. Irene Sena Wemakor - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  13. Valentina Adjei - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  14. Agatha France-Fynn - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  15. Anita Yawson - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  16. Valerie A.A. Dordoye - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  17. Yvonne Akos Amenuvor - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  18. Mercy Djan - PNO, Pantang Hospital, Pantang
  19. Gifty A. Gyaime - PNO, Ridge Hospital – Accra
  20. Marilyn Gillard - PNO, Ngleshie Amanfro Polyclinic
  21. John Fio - PNO, Emmanuel Eye Medical Centre
  22. Rhoda Adjeley Adjei - SNO, University of Ghana Medical Centre
  23. Abigail Naa Ayeley Aryee - SNO, University of Ghana Medical Centre
  24. Dennis Ekow Addai - Senior IT Officer N&MC, HQ
  25. Lloyd Michael Dela Anane - IT Officer, N&MC, HQ
  26. Grace Adjeley Annum - Assistant Administrative Officer, N&MC, HQ
  27. Linda Quartey - Assistant Administrative Officer, N&MC, HQ
  28. Perpetual Wise Amekah - Assistant Administrative Officer, N&MC, HQ
  29. Joel T. Josiah - Principal Administrative Assistant, N&MC, HQ
  30. Debeck Asamoah - Driver, N&MC, HQ

Furthermore, the Council is grateful to the following Specialists Nurses in respective programmes who took time out of their busy schedules to validate the work done by the Reviewers:

  1. Leticia Bentum - DCHT, ENT Nursing School, Kumasi
  2. Vera Asimah Ackah - DCHT, School of Peri-Operative and Critical Care Nursing
  3. Grace Dankwa - Deputy Director (Operations), N&MC, HQ
  4. Joshua Azongo - Nurse Specialist, Presbyterian Hospital
  5. Alexander Nyaaba Anafo - Nurse Specialist, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale
  6. Ebenezer Amoah - PHT, Ophthalmic Nursing School, Korle-Bu
  7. Gloria Simpong - Principal Operations Officer, N&MC, GARO
  8. Judith Boateng Adiase - PNO, Eye Center, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  9. Mavis Amankwah Ahiagble - PNO, ENT Clinic, KATH-Kumasi
  10. Eunice Danso - PNO, 37 Military Hospital, Accra
  11. Emmanuel Acheampong - PNO, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi
  12. Mabel Muriel Okwei - PNO, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu
  13. Emmanuel Kumi Nyarko - SNO, School of Peri-Operative & CCN, Korle-Bu
  14. Lydia Dsane-Selby - Senior Operations Officer, N&MC, HQ
  15. Abena Kyerew Abebrese - Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, KNUST
  16. Helena Baaba Botchway - Assistant Operations Officer, N&MC, HQ
  17. Abigail Nyarkoa Owusu - Nursing Officer

October/November 2021