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FNCP for Inadequate Living Space

August 27, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

Family Nursing Care Plan (FNCP) for families or people living in inadequate living space is very much needed in the Philippines considering the high price of housing in the Philippines as well as the prevalence of poverty in urbanized areas characterized by information settlers that are often cramped in unsanitary and illegal spaces. Inadequate living space particularly refers the crowding of family members in a house, which among others increases the risk of unhygienic practices as well as the susceptibility of family members to acquire easily communicable diseases to spread within the household.

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Essential Newborn Care

August 7, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

Essential Newborn Care is a government initiative or program that is designed to help save lives of pregnant women and children. Essential Newborn Care (ENC) is one. It is basically a set of simple, cost-effective newborn care intervention techniques that can enhance care for a newborn baby and mothers. The strategy involves an organized step by step and continuing procedure that will guide health workers and medical practitioners on how to handle the baby as follows:

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Seminar for Overseas Nurses

May 10, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

A seminar is generally an academic conference or training program that usually only last for a day or two about a range of different topics to instruct or orient attendees to new innovations, policy and other issues. Attendance to seminars is one way for professionals to improve their knowledge and skills as well as abreast them with the latest innovations and discoveries in their fields of expertise.
For overseas nurses, there are many seminars that are offered which are specially helpful to help the workers upgrade their skills to qualify and fit the requirement of job offerings and employment opportunities abroad. Through seminars, the gap between college education and demands for employment are bridged. Seminars therefore help increase the employability of nurses for overseas deployment.

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Dermatology Nurse Training

April 8, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

Dermatology Nurse is a specialized nursing discipline which deals with the care and treatment of patients with skin conditions and diseases such as psoriasis, skin cancer, and acne. As assistant to the dermatologist, a dermatology nurse also conducts medical examinations, get patient medical information and history including sun and radiation exposure, patient lifestyle and habits, and biographical background; administer drugs or medication; conduct hands-on treatments like peeling and assist with dermatological surgical procedures.

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What is Executive Checkup?

March 31, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This adage emphasizes the importance of prevention of disease and sickness as the best way to manage the health and well-being of a person. In lieu of which, hospitals and diagnostic center have provided a check packages which among others would basically involve a series of different medical check ups and tests in order to check the health or to find any health problem about the person. The term executive check up basically pertains to the most comprehensive check up that an institution provides and apparently the most expensive. It is called executive check up primarily as a marketing tool to create the impression that the check up is meant for executives, bosses, CEOs or basically rich people. The concept of executive check up differs in different health and medical institutions. It does not refer to a standard type of check up.

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Nursing Care Plan for Unhealthy Lifestyle

March 7, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

This nursing care plan is especially dedicated to identify, address and correct unhealthy lifestyle of people.

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Filipino Nurse Code of Ethics

March 3, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 0

The Code of Ethics for Filipino Nurses is a systematic guideline that identifies the values of the nursing profession as well as provide ethical practices of how nurses should behave or conduct themselves. The code is basically contained the Resolution No. 220 Series of 2004 entitled as Promulgation of Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

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OHNAP and BOSH Seminars

January 4, 2013 Category :All About Nursing 5

OHNAP stands for Occupational Health Nurses Association of the Philippines, Inc., a non- profit organization of professional nurses working in occupational sectors other than a hospital or healthcare Institutions. Occupational nurses work in industrial factories, agricultural and commercial establishments, educational or academic institutions and other service oriented business establishments in private or public institutions. Since healthcare is a universal need regardless where one works, occupational nurses are needed. OHNAP was established originally as an Industrial Nursing Unit of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) on November of 1950 by Ms. Magdalena Valenzuela of the Department of Health. With the growing and diversified role of occupational nursing, it span off as a separate entity. OHNAP is proactively involved in the programs, agendas and platforms of all government agencies that relates to labor safety including the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), Occupational Safety & Health Center (OSHC), and the Department of Health (DOH).

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What is Bilharziasis?

December 20, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

The Bilharziasis also called as schistosomiasis is a disease that commonly caused by a parasites, it is usually happens in human. It is likely happens to 150 to 250 million people around the globe, mostly in Africa, Tigris, Euphrates valleys, some parts of Israel, the Northern Syria, Arabia, Iran, Iraq, some parts of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dutch Guiana, Brazil. Lesser, Antilles, the Dominican Republic, the South East Asia part like Taiwan and part of China, the Philippines, Japan and a few villages in southern Thailand. The parasite in normal term or in the understanding of the life cycle of the parasites which is called schistosomes has features of each phase and the first step in avoiding this disease. Schistosomiasis also known as the bilharzia, bilharziosis or in simple term as the snail fever is a parasitic disease that commonly triggered by species of the trematodes or the platyhelminth infection or in simple the flukes.

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Prometric Exam for Nurses

December 13, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

Whereas Filipino nurses who want to work in the US or Canada needed to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to prove that their competence and skills are at par with standards required by the host country, those who want to work in Saudi Arabia needed to pass the Prometric Exam to qualify and work in Saudi Arabia as a nurse. Note that if you are planning to work for different service despite being a professional nurse, the Prometric Exam is not necessary.

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PGH Nursing Proficiency Exam

December 10, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 1

The Philippine General Hospital or PGH is on the most prestigious and historical medical institutions in the Philippines to which the evolution of modern medicine in the country is closely associated. With over a century of existence, this hospital has become of the most sought after employers for medical practitioners, healthcare workers and nurses for the substantial experience and knowledge that the institution can provide to its employees that can definitely help in boosting their careers.

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Nursing Care Plan for Measles

November 14, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

Measles is a highly contagious or communicable disease of the upper respiratory tract characterized by fever and grayish specks that appear on the inner cheeks and reddish rashes out all over a patient’s body. It was earlier referred to as “spots.” It is caused by a virus similar to the strain of mumps virus. Modes of transmission of the disease can be direct through droplets from the cough or sneeze of an infected person; indirectly by airborne infection. Once a person has had measles, immunity from the disease will be long lasting unless a new strain of the virus evolved.

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Alternative Careers for Nursing Graduates

October 30, 2012 Category :All About Nursing Off

Nursing graduates have many career options awaiting for them even if they are not able to successfully pass the board exams. Nursing graduates who are unable to practice their profession or have difficulty finding a job in a healthcare institutions should not fret but instead focus on finding alternative jobs in which their knowledge in healthcare and nursing would be advantageous.

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Nursing Care Plan Herpes

October 23, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

There are two types of herpes, that which results to lesions above the waist caused herpes simplex virus 1 and that which occur below the waist particularly in the in the genital area which is caused by herpes simplex virus 2. Lesions the occur on the mouth usually happens because of oral genital sex. The lesions looked like blisters that develops within 3 days of infection. While it is a virus, herpes is recurring which can be triggered by exposure to the sub, fever, stress, or insomnia.

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What is Auxiliary Nurse?

September 29, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

An auxiliary nurse is essentially an assistant of the nurse. It is a term in the United Kingdom to refer to nurse assistants who are unregistered nurses that primarily provides support roles for the registered nurse. While an auxiliary nurse requires no statutory nursing qualification, he/ she must at least be a nursing graduate or degree holder because familiarity and knowledge in healthcare terms, clinical settings and other nursing related skill is apparently needed to effectively perform the functions. Considering the competition for work, a nursing degree would be the minimum qualification for an auxiliary nurse job in the UK. For all intents and purposes, the only major requirement of the auxiliary nurse is to have the inherent caring and sympathetic qualities of a person that patients need.

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What is ORNAP?

September 25, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Healthcare Associations 0

The Operating Room Nurses Association of the Philippines or ORNAP is a professional association of operating room nurses, which was established to promote the professional standards of Perioperative Nursing in the Philippines. ORNAP aims to develop and cultivate the professional standards operating nurses through advance education and continuing research activities that promise to add more knowledge and practice of perioperative nursing. The association works in partnership with different healthcare organizations for collaborative training and research activities. ORNAP also aims to sustain the professional relationship among all its members in accord and impart values driven decision making strategies. The organization envisions to develop proficient and self-motivated perioperative nurses dedicated to advancement of the profession and the provision of the best possible perioperative nursing services both here and abroad.

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What Does a Nurse Do in an Operating Room?

August 5, 2012 Category :All About Nursing 0

Operating Room Nurses are one of the busiest and most critical nursing positions in the hospital. These nurses essentially work as assistant of surgeons conducting operations of all kinds. Thus, being an operating nurse may also require certain specializations to the particular operation conducted by a doctor because there surgical operations apparently vary.

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Benefits of Working In The Nursing Field

July 21, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing Jobs 0

As a nurse, it is but logical for one to work in the nursing field.  However, because of the tough competition for meager nursing opportunities, many nursing graduates are currently unemployed or commonly underemployed. The former pertains to nurses who are unfortunate to find work while the latter pertains to nurses who may find work but not necessarily in the field of nursing.  Because of the holistic approach and flexibility of the nursing course, many nursing graduates actually end up in the latter and missing the benefits of working in the nursing fields. So what exactly are these benefits?

First of, working in the nursing fields allows one to practice one’s knowledge and skills that one learned and developed a student.  Thus, working in the nursing field is the ultimate culmination or completion of one’s choice of career as a nurse.  Although hands on or practical training is provided during one’s studies, actual professional experience in the field provides greater opportunities for learning and growth as a nurse.   Working in the health industry also allows one to more updated or to keep oneself more abreast with the latest trends and changes in the nursing field.

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Remember These When Buying Eggs

July 18, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

There are so many different choices in the dairy aisle. So before you pick up a dozen, check out this guide to help you decide what’s best for you.

Pasteurized
Eggs have been treated with heat to kill potential salmonella bacteria.  This is a good choice for receipes that don’t require cooking.

Omega-3 Enriched
The result of feeding hens higher doses of food rich in the fatty acid, such as flaxseed, marine algae, and fish oil.

USDA-certified Organic
From chickens whose feed is grown organically, without the use of most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.  Hens must have year-round access to the outdoors and cannot be confined in cages.

Cage-free
While the hens that lay these eggs aren’t caged, that doesn’t necessarily mean they have access to the outdoors.  Many live on the floor of a barn.

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21st Midyear Convention of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia of the Philippines

June 15, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Announcements 0

When: June 30, 2012
Venue: St. Luke’s Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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