THE Southern Islands Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association honored its outstanding alumni during its 63rd annual alumni homecoming held on January 22 at the Cebu Grand Convention Center. Outstanding alumni awards were given to Wilhelmina Dedumo and Prescilla Lumantas-Santayana of Class 1961 for their meritorious service in the field of of nursing practice.
Only a day after it announced that it was recruiting nurses for rural health work, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) was swamped by more than 15,000 applicants, a labor official said Tuesday. DoLE spokesperson Nicon Fameronag said that as of 1:42 p.m. Tuesday, 15,858 online applicants had registered for the 10,000 slots of […]
Medical students, graduates, and practitioners seem to be the favorite targets of employment scammers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said. Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said her office has received various reports regarding the illegal recruitment of medical professionals and skilled workers. The Philippine Embassy in Berne has verified that a certain “Semino Private Hospital”, which claims […]
MANILA, Philippines—House leaders on Saturday called for an investigation into the pernicious practice of levying fees on registered nurses seeking on-the-job training with hospitals and medical institutions. According to House Assistant Majority Leader Karlo Alexei Nograles Why should nurses be treated this way? This is an immoral and unacceptable practice, if indeed this is true […]
The nursing profession is one of the most in demand jobs today. A manifestation of this is that the United States and Canada have been hiring Registered Nurses from other countries, especially from the Philippines. However, most nursing graduates who recently passed the board exams find it hard to get a job. Partly because they […]
The nursing profession is one of the integral parts of the health care industry. Nurses play a major role in creating awareness in fitness and wellness. It is a part of the responsibilities of a nurse to teach and educate not only their patients, but also their families, when it comes to health and wellness. […]
Are you contemplating on what to take up in college? Or are you one who is looking for a change in career? Are you considering of getting a nursing degree but you are having second thoughts if this is the right career for you? It is important that this fact is mentioned: nursing is not […]
Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis) involves the facial nerve (7th cranial nerve) on one side, producing weakness or paralysis of the facial muscle. Causes: unknown Sign & Symptoms: feeling of numbness in the face, distortion of face from paralysis of facial muscle; speech difficulties, inability to eat on affected side; pain behind the ear or in […]
Every high school senior always has a tough job of choosing which college course to pursue. Most people would opt to study anything about technology and computers because of its obvious high demand. However, medical courses like nursing and medicine are still popular. People who choose to pursue a career in nursing have varying reasons […]
The Department of Health, represented by Health Assistant Secretary Elmer Punzalan, and the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. (PCSI) forged a Memorandum of Agreement to provide free medicines to breast cancer patients to be pilot initially in four hospitals, namely Philippine General Hospital (PGH), East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), Rizal Medical Center (RMC) and the Jose […]
Anorexia nervosa is not just an eating disorder. It actually is the fear of gaining weight. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa usually perceives himself as a really fat person, even it is the contrary. Most anorexics are more concerned about gaining weight. They still crave in to hunger but then excessively exercise to burn […]
Are lower nurse-to-patient ratios a life saver or a money waster? That debate has been going on for years. Now, a new study of surgical patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has found that as many as 14 percent fewer patients would have died if hospitals in those states had required the same number of […]
Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH secretion results when the ability to maximally dilute urine is lost. Hypersecretion of vasopressin increases tabular reabsorption of water. It is the basis that fluid retention occurs
Nephrotic Syndrome is a clinical disorder characterized by: Marked increase in protein in the urine (proteinuria); Decrease in albumin in the blood (hypoalbuminemia); Edema; and Hyperlipidemia Causes: Chronic Glomerulonephritis, Diabetes Mellitus, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) Clinical Manifestations: a. slow onset of fluid retention hat progressees to pitting edema b. Hematuria, urinary casts
WILM’S TUMOR is a tumor involving the kidneys. Once diagnosed, a sign should be posted at the bedside “No abdominal palpation.” Sign and Symptoms Abdominal mass Abdominal pain especially in older children Late manifestations weight loss and anemia fever, a sign of tissue necrosis hematuria, means poor prognosis
THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE (TCI) is an IELTS test preparation center in Makati. It was established in 2003 with a singular mission: to enable its students to achieve proficiency in English language use and pass any of the English language proficiency examinations administered by universities and testing institutions here and abroad.