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PAEDIATRIC SPECIFICITIES OF A RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT: CASE OF THE GYNAECO-OBSTETRICS AND PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL OF YAOUNDÉ (GOPHY).
Elsa Brenda Masso Waffo, Serge Honoré Tchoukoua, Anselme Michel Yawat Djogang*, Roméo Talla Fogang, Steve Yannick Ngounou, Diane Mirianne Kapche Fotso, Stève Carole Ditchou Nganso, Pierre René Fotsing Kwetché
Paediatric radiology should be regarded as a specific domain in health management and not as adaptations of practices and materials from adults’. In that, paediatric environment and protocols should be adapted accordingly to enable optimal output in the sector with minimal irradiation. The general objective of the present study was to assess the paediatric peculiarities of the radiology department at the Gynaecological Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital in Yaoundé. A descriptive cross-sectional and analytical study was conducted from October 8th through to November 8th, 2018. Data related to the paediatric peculiarities of the service recorded with questionnaires and observation sheet, then analysed with the EPI Info. Data analysis highlighted a non-conformity of the environmental specificities and the absence of the material. These gaps had high impacts on the daily practice, notably the stress in children characterized by cries and agitation in the examination room, causes for long duration of the examinations and additional irradiation. Developing a room dedicated to paediatric radiography, associating a children playground to the service and acquiring restraint equipment would significantly contribute to improved quality results and safer practices in paediatric radiography at the Yaoundé’s Gynaecological Obstetrics and Paediatric Hospital.[Full Text Article]