Staff Profiles

Dr Tebogo T Mamalelala

PhD (Nursing), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, USA

Trauma and Emergency Nursing (Msc), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Family Nurse of Practitioner (Msc), University of Botswana.

Bachelor of Nursing Science, University

Dr. Mamalelala is an emergency nurse, nurse educator, and researcher. Dr. Mamalelala believes that case presentations help facilitate learning and contribute to optimal patient outcomes. She uses simulation training with a case-based approach to help nurses gain the competencies and confidence needed to handle emergencies. Dr. Mamalelala provides feedback, constructive criticism, and remedial work as necessary. Her assessments include case study presentations, tests, and final examinations. She interacts with students through Moodle, email, discussion boards, or telephone. Course evaluation is a continuous process that occurs every semester. Dr. Mamalelala is an active member of several nursing organizations, including the African Federation of Emergency Medicine, Botswana Society of Emergency Medicine, and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), a nursing honor society. She was one of the technical working group members and the lead nurse for frontline healthcare providers in response to COVID-19 at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKTMH). Dr Mamalelala's research focus is in emergency patient transport, clinical handover and emergency care quality. She has been involved in Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) in several areas including 'Service Assessment of Delay in Referrals' , and 'Adoption of a Sepsis Protocol and Improving Emergency Department Management of Sexual Assault Victims.

Advanced skills in Trauma and disaster Nursing Practicum

Clinical teaching in acute Care areas

General nursing courses such as health assessment,  advanced knowledge and skill in adult health 

General nursing Practicum

Emergency Patient Transport

Patient safety and Quality Improvement

escalation in patient care; Handover

Primary health care 

Clinical handover

Patient transport

Mamalelala, T. T., Mokone, D. J., & Obeng-Adu, F. (2022). Health-related reasons patients transfer from a clinic or health post to the Emergency Department in a District Hospital in Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine : Revue africaine de la medecine d'urgence12(4), 339–343.

Mamalelala, T. T., Schmollgruber, S., Botes, M., & Holzemer, W. (2023). Effectiveness of handover practices between emergency department and intensive care unit nurses. African Journal of Emergency Medicine13(2), 72–77.

Mamalelala, T. T., Holzemer, W., Seloilwe, E. S., Iwu, E., & Kamienski, M. (2023). Experiences of rural nurses with emergency patient transport in a resource limited setting. International Emergency Nursing71, 101379.

In pursuit of academic excellence