The Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH), Mrs. Shode Modupe Jokotola, has launched two books: “Paediatric First Aid” and Emergency Management Skills”, and “Professional Nursing as a passion”.
The launch was held at the MCR Hall, LASUTH, Lagos.
While one of the books focuses on first aid requirements, the other is about transformational leadership.
According to Mrs. Shode the books are for mothers, nannies, house maids and anybody who plays the role of a mother and a leader.
“Apart from nurses, everybody should have these books because they include how to be a positive leader through transformational leadership style, anybody can emerge and be a leader anywhere,” she said, adding: “This is not for nurses alone because I wrote about transformational leadership and anybody can be a leader, even if President Buhari read from this book he can get something from it, so, it cuts across. When power or duty is delegated, quality is expected.
And when they say quality, quality should be everywhere, including when delegated. So, it’s like a combination of everything. The second one is a handbook on pediatrics; anybody could have that at home too.”
She continued: “Mothers, nannies, house help will find the book useful. You can give it to your house help and tell her that if the baby runs temperature, quickly look into this book, it’s all being explained there with pictures in colour so there’s something you can quickly do.”
Mrs. Shode, who will be retiring in less than a month, explained why she chose to launch the books based on her over 35 years of meritorious service.
“I’ve been planning for the books separately, but I decided to launch them together because I’m going on retirement and this is the best time to launch them while I’m still in service, my retirement is next month. And then to leave a legacy so that anybody, who picks them up and read would be able to know exactly what I’ve done in LASUTH and can follow through because the first chapter is about me and LASUTH. It’s from the second and third chapter that I wrote about nursing,” she said.
At the book launch were LASUTH CMD Prof. Wale Oke; Provost, Lagos College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Prof Solagberu Babatunde; HOD, LASUCOM’s Department of Nursing, Dr. Bola Ofi, among others.
By: Yeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha and Adeniyi Adewoyin
The Nation News