Home> Nursing Articles

Nursing Articles Archive

Nursing Care Chemotherapy

July 22, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Chemotherapy is a medical therapy that use chemicals for the treatment of disease and parasites which is usually used for treating cancer. Different types of “cancer” entails different chemotherapy procedures/ administration using different types of chemotherapeutic agents or chemicals. Nursing care in Chemotherapy starts with a systematic knowledge of the patients condition, objectives of the rehabilitation, doses of drugs to be used, routing and schedule of treatment, administration procedures and potential side effects of the therapy. Nursing care extends to monitoring patient responses to the procedure, reevaluating and recording signs and symptoms, and maintaining open communications with both patients and members of the healthcare team to any pertinent information.

» Continue Reading

, , ,

Traumatic Events in Emergency Room

May 27, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Traumatic events in emergency room refer to different unpredictable circumstances or happenings that upsets or causes a strain on people particularly among healthcare practitioners such as nurses and physicians. These included witnessing serious and appalling injuries and accidents, patient and family suffering as well as death.

» Continue Reading

, , ,

What is the Difference between Adult and Juvenile Diabetes?

April 28, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 2

  • What is diabetes mellitus? The glucose or sugar that your body gets from eating carbohydrates is delivered to your bloodstream and then to the cells. Glucose is then converted to energy which enables us to live longer. As glucose enters the bloodstream, your body’s blood sugar (blood glucose) increases, thereby producing a hormone called insulin. This hormone can control your sugar level. If your body fails to produce insulin or produces little insulin, there will be too much blood in your blood. A high level of sugar in blood is a condition known as diabetes mellitus.

    There are two types of diabetes – the Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes and the Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult diabetes. What are the characteristics of both? What are their distinct differences? We hope that this article will help you fully understand these two types of diabetes mellitus.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,

    The Reason Behind the Scrubs

    April 22, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Online Store 0

    You have probably noticed that the majority of workplaces have a uniform for employees. If not, then a dress code is at least in place. No matter what the uniform is, it needs to be appropriate for the sort of work you do and the activity involved therein. For example, if a nurse were expected to wear a suit to work, it could hinder his or her active work duties and would not be appropriate for the messy work involved. Nurses require a practical uniform in order to perform the duties required of them.

    As a nurse works through the day, they need to be able to be physically flexible in their uniform as running around the hospital is often necessary when critical care patients are rushed into ICU, or situations of the like. This uniform should also be comfortable due to the very long hours a nurse is expected to work. Durability is another important factor in a nurse’s uniform because the uniform will need to be thoroughly washed often. Additionally, the long hours worked will cause wear and tear on the uniform, particularly the pockets on scrubs.

    » Continue Reading

    , ,

    Great Deal! 51-hour English Proficiency Course at 9.0 Niner IELTS Review and Tutorial Center

    April 12, 2015 Category :Announcements| Nursing Articles 0

    » Continue Reading

    , ,

    Nurses immigration to Canada from Philippines

    March 27, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 1

    Migrating to Canada as a nurse basically entails two important tasks namely: credentialing and licensure and employment and deployment, which one should complete either way or at the same time.  Nursing is a regulated job in Canada and every province has a corresponding local government agency which handles the regulation of practice of said profession, to wit: Manitoba – College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM), Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA), Alberta – College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), British Columbia – College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).  Hence, the first step one should take is to determine one’s prospective destination and know the requirements provided by the respective agency.  One can opt to find a potential employer in said area.  Take note that requirements may differ. However, the common requirements include as follows:  a BSN degree (College diploma and transcript of records); PRC license so you must pass the Nursing board exam,  and an English/French Fluency certificate, which one can take in accredited IELTS or TOEFL centers.   Once you receive a positive feedback from the specific Board of Nursing, you then need to take the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE).   Passing the CRNE entitles one to a full RN permit in the respective Canadian province.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , , ,

    Emergency Protocols in the Philippines

    March 6, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    Crisis management is a vital function in any organization. Any form of failure in crisis management can post grave or severe harm to people. A crisis or an emergency is a tragic or disastrous happening that requires urgent attention. It is anything that posts a significant threat to a person or entity or inflicts negative effects or damages to one’s health/ life, financial stability or reputation. The most common crisis or emergency included natural disasters like typhoons, flood, earthquakes and the like.

    Accidents are also a type of crisis or emergency such as when someone is run over by a vehicle. A person who suddenly suffers from a heart attack or any health related problem is also considered a form of crisis or emergency. Finally, being a victim of a crime such as car napping, or car jacking, theft, or violence is also a type of crisis or emergency. In any which way, the procedures or steps that a person must do in addressing the crisis pertains to the emergency protocols.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , , , , ,

    Filipino Nurses Taking the NCLEX Exam Continues to Drop

    March 3, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing News 0

    According to the latest Stats released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Filipino Nurses taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) continous to drop this year. NCSBN Statistics showed that only 4,354 Filipino Nurses took the NCLEX exam from January to September of this year as compared to the 7,780 who took the NCLEX exam in the same period last year.

    According to LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty

    The US labor market for foreign nurses is shrinking. America itself is producing more nurses, and fewer healthcare service providers there are making new hires in light of continuing government subsidy cutbacks

    » Continue Reading

    , , , , ,

    New Type Of Hormone Therapy Extends Prostate Cancer Patients’ Lives, Study Finds

    March 2, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    The drug abiraterone acetate gave men with advanced prostate cancer an average of four months of extra life, according to Phase III trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.

    Abiraterone acetate, trade name Zytiga™, was discovered at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in what is now the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit. It was first trialled at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

    The success of an anti-hormone therapy in men with late stage prostate cancer challenges conventional wisdom, opening the door to an entirely new way of treating these patients.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , ,

    Postpartum Depression

    February 27, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    Postpartum depression pertains to the depression the women often suffer after giving birth. This depression can be moderate to severe and can start after giving birth. As a depression, the new mother feels disheartened or demoralized which if remain unchecked could last very long. Postpartum depression is caused by change.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,

    Poor Diet Of Shift Workers An “Occupational Health Hazard”

    February 21, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0


    The editors of a leading journal suggest that the poor diet of shift workers should be considered an occupational health hazard. They argue that working patterns should be treated as a specific risk factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes, which have reached epidemic proportions in the developed world, with the developing world not far behind.

    With reference to studies published in earlier issues of the journal, that show links between increased risk in type 2 diabetes and shift work patterns in American nurses, Dr Virginia Barbour, chief editor of the journal PLoS Medicine and her fellow editors make a case in this month’s edition for classing unhealthy eating as a new form of occupational hazard, especially in those workplaces that employ shift workers, whose easy access to junk food compared to healthier options just makes it harder to keep to a good diet.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , ,

    A New Nurse for a New Year

    February 12, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    According to the American Psychological Association, weight loss, smoking cessation and increasing exercise are the top three New Year’s resolutions in America. But do New Year’s resolutions really work and change unhealthy behaviors in individuals? Sometimes they do. Those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to successfully change their behavior than those who do not partake in resolutions. Even though that means about 60 percent of people drop their resolutions by the six-month mark, some come back to the resolution in the following years to finally achieve success.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , , , ,

    IT’S ASEAN DENGUE DAY: KILOS NA! MAG-4S KONTRA DENGUE!

    February 4, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    Public schools, churches, public markets and communities will have something in common today: all will conduct anti-dengue activities simultaneously.

    The Department of Health (DOH) today urged top officials and leaders of the country’s public schools, churches, public markets, and communities to conduct search and destroy activities in their areas of jurisdiction to prevent dengue. This is in line with the observance of ASEAN Dengue Day in the Southeast Asia region.

    ASEAN Dengue Day (June 15 and every year thereafter) was declared in a joint statement of the 10th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting held in Singapore on July 22 last year. To foster more awareness about the disease, this year’s observance has for a theme, “Dengue is everybody’s concern, causing socio-economic burden, but it is preventable.”

    » Continue Reading

    , , , ,

    Should nurses be banned from smoking to help promote anti-smoking campaigns?

    January 27, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

    Smoking is a choice given to an individual.  The practice of smoking is a practice of the individual freedom or right to have control to one’s body.  Proscribing smoking on the basis of one’s profession as a nurse is a violation of human rights.

    While it is ideal and commendable to train nurses to avoid smoking because its practice is absolutely in contrast to the objectives of the nursing profession, which is the promotion of health, banning nurses from smoking altogether is discriminating against nurses.   If smoking would be banned or legally prohibited, it should apply to all people regardless of profession. The banning should not single out a particular group like nurses just because they are engaged in healthcare.

    The only logical reason for banning smoking among nurses is to help promote anti smoking campaign.  If that is the line of reasoning, then it follows that nurses should be banned from eating junk food to help promote campaign against obesity or should not be banned from drinking liquor to help promote the campaign against alcoholism.  As shown in this slippery slope, banning smoking among nurses alone would be discriminating and a violation of their human rights.

    » Continue Reading

    , ,

    Aspirin May Guard Against Skin Cancer

    January 23, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing News 0

    Aspirin and other commonly used painkillers may help guard against skin cancer, according to a new study about to be published online in the journal CANCER, that was led by researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark.

    Previous studies have already suggested that NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, and other prescription and over the counter drugs, can reduce people’s risk of developing some cancers.

    For example, earlier this year, three studies in The Lancet bolstered the evidence that a daily low dose of aspirin may protect people in middle age against cancer, particularly those at higher risk.

    » Continue Reading

    ,

    Assistance for Filipinos with Glaucoma

    January 23, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

    Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve characterized by a progressive injury of the nerve which initially results to slight loss of peripheral vision to total blindness.  It is often related with high eye pressure which caused the damage although it is mainly caused by irregular or deficient regulation of blood flow to the optic nerve. There are two types of glaucoma to wit, open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma. The former occurs when the anterior chamber angle is not clearly obstructed otherwise it is angle closure glaucoma.   Both types are further divided in primary and secondary which basically differs if its cause is not clearly identifiable cause for the glaucoma.  Unknown too many, glaucoma is the no. 1 cause of irreparable blindness because most of the people suffering of glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease until they start to lose their vision.  People should therefore be screened for glaucoma regularly especially those with a family history of glaucoma as well as older people.  In the Philippines, there are approximately half a million people who are blind.  It is also a common perception among Filipinos that the cause of blindness is cataract, which is now simply and effectively remedied.  Unknown to many, blindness caused by glaucoma is permanent and is therefore implacable.

    Treatment for eyes including glaucoma is generally perceived as expensive especially in the Philippines in which a greater majority of the population lives at the edge of the poverty line.  Under this context, the UP PGH conducted a public glaucoma-screening program as part of its World Glaucoma Day celebrations.  Through the initiative of the DOH, selected hospitals around the country with ophthalmology residency programs are also encouraged to conduct free screening once a year to be able to target and reach more people.

    » Continue Reading

    , , , ,

    Nursing Burnout Prevention

    January 16, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    Burnout is a psychological condition in which a person perceives that one’s energy and resources have been used up to the extend that one believes that one has lost the energy and motivation to do work or perform a task. Job burnout is especially common for highly demanding occupations such as nursing, where people deals with different emotional and physical stress on a regular basis.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,

    Truth about Cellular Aberration

    January 9, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 1

    Cellular aberration pertains to a medical phenomenon in which cells deviate from their normal activities in terms of reproduction, growth and function resulting to cancer. Cancer is a common yet complicated disease which happens when normal cells mutate into abnormal cells (cellular aberration) invades a normal tissue and in the long run harms and kills the host.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,

    Know More About Stroke

    January 8, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

    What are the signs and symptoms if someone suffering from stroke? These and a lot more questions can help many people understand the term stroke. There are many things one has to need to know about the number one killer or the silent killer among people today, the stroke; it is the clogging of the veins. Stroke accounts for almost 10% of the 50 million deaths worldwide every year? This is very alarming. So everyone has to be prepared or at least have the knowledge in preventing the symptoms of stroke.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,

    It is Cool to be Nurse

    January 6, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

    That nursing is beyond any doubt a rewarding a career had already been established by many studies and personal testimonies.  This time however, let us focus on the practical benefits of being a nurse or cool things about being a nurse.

    First on the list arises from the adage that health is wealth.  Being a nurse allows one the advantage of having a general knowledge of healthcare.  One’s knowledge is therefore important immediately applicable to ally types of people regardless if one is practicing the profession or not.  Healthcare knowledge is a wealth on its own.  A nurse becomes a default source of practical healthcare information and facts for the immediate family, friends, and acquaintances.

    As a nurse or health practitioner, one gets to see people regardless of their socio economic statuses or backgrounds more equally as human beings vulnerable to sickness and disease, requiring similar physical needs and doing similar biological functions as any regular human will do. Seeing things in an equal perspective in turn helps one to gain more confidence and courage not to get intimidated, to interact with different types of people better and to understand more people better.

    » Continue Reading

    , , ,