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Myoma Surgery Philippines

September 6, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Uterine myoma or Myoma for short is a benign tumour that grows within the muscle tissue of the uterus. It can be a single dominant tissue as large a melon or as small as a coin or cluster of many fibroids. Uterine myoma is common among women childbearing age. While most women do not experience problems, large myoma can stretch the uterus, cause symptoms of bleeding and pain that may require treatment.

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Nursing Groups Promote 2010 as the International Year of the Nurse

August 21, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Three major nursing organizations have come together to launch a campaign to have 2010 designated as the International Year of the Nurse. Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), and the Florence Nightingale Museum (FNM) in London have created a public awareness initiative called 2010 IYNurse.

According to its supporters, 2010 IYNurse seeks to recognize the contributions of nurses globally and to engage nurses in the promotion of world health, including the UN MDGs.  In collaboration with other global citizens, nurses will demonstrate – throughout 2010 IYNurse – how nurses advocate for the achievement of these goals globally. » Continue Reading

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Patient Classification System in Nursing

July 26, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Patient Classification System in Nursing pertains to the systematic way of categorizing patients on the basis of certain care needs that can be clinically observed by the nurse to determine the level or degree of care needed by patient. Patient Classification System is a tool for managing and planning allocation of nursing staff in accordance with nursing care needs.

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Nurses’ Guide to Increasing Job Satisfaction

July 24, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 1

Are you suffering from work-related stress lately? Do you always find yourself wishing for a day off when it is just the first day of your workweek? Or are you thinking of a career shift so early in your nursing career?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are, you are starting to lose job satisfaction. You find it hard to cope with your workload either in the station, in the academe, or even in the community setting. Here then are some ways to help you improve job satisfaction in the workplace and reduce work-related stress:

  • Improve your nursing skills. You can improve your nursing skills by attending workshops and seminars, obtaining an advanced nursing degree, or by doing further reading on your own. It will also help you greatly if you’ll have a mentor in your workplace as the person can help you greatly in areas you need to improve on. » Continue Reading

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“Nursing — The Heart of Christmas”

July 21, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

This poem is dedicated to every nurse, in every walk of life, for their undying efforts and dedicated spirit to the care of humanity, reminding us that nurses truly are angels from above.

Christmas is a time of Angels,
Of Angels at work,
Both in heaven and on earth.

It is a time of blessing,
Where one reaches out to those in need,
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Nursing – The Christmas Profession

July 20, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Every medical-surgical nurse has worked his or her share of holidays, including significant family events such as Hanukkah or Christmas. It’s a hazard of belonging to a profession that is on duty 24/7. Our families often had to realize that the timing for the gift exchange and annual feast would be altered if Mom or Dad were working that day. Or, it may have been the parents and siblings waiting for a single nurse to make it home after a long shift. » Continue Reading

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Laparoscopy Nursing Care

July 19, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Laparoscopy is a surgery that involves using a thin, lighted tube (called laparoscope) placed through a small incision in the belly to examine abdominal organs or pelvic organs and check for cysts, adhesions, tumors, fibroids, and infection that can for infertility, biopsy, damages specially of the spleen, performing tubal ligation, checking for hernia among many others. Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the Laparoscopic tube.

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Southern Immigration Services

July 19, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Study Work Live in Australia. Southern Immigration Services is an immigration assistance agency that helps people secure the necessary visa to work, study, and visit or migrate to Australia. A visa is a form of permission allowing the non-citizen to enter, remain or leave Australia. With around 140 visa subclasses in Australia, applying for Australian visa is a complicated process. Thus, Southern Immigration was born to specialize in skilled migration, student and family migration.

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Forming Study habits: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Nursing School Life

July 19, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 1

For some, there is nothing worse than studying for and taking tests. However, the process can be simplified using these valuable tips that will help you form solid study habits, create a method that works for you and to prepare you for exams.

1. Stick to the plan. Track all projects, deadlines, exams and other activities relating to work and/or school in a personal planner or a pocketbook calendar.
2. Take notes. Place notes in outline format with headers, subheads and bullet points. Add items your lecturer refers to in the book. » Continue Reading

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A New Hope for Unemployed Filipino Nurses

July 14, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Filipino Nurses can now serve foreign patients even without a working visa through the world’s first borderless healthcare knowledge process outsourcing (kpo) in the Philippines.

Yesterday in a press conference at Makati, Dr. Wei Siang Yu founder of the FlyFreeForHealth announced that he will be investing $2 to $4 million for the two kpo centers which will open simultaneously in Davao and Pasay. The Davao facility will employ 100 nurses while the Pasay center will have 50 nurses in the next six months. » Continue Reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Work in the Healthcare Field

July 5, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Perks and Benefits of a Health Career

Working in the Healthcare industry offers many rewards and benefits. Find out more about what you’ll gain by pursuing a career in Healthcare today!

1. Job Growth, Job Growth, and MORE Job Growth! According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, EIGHT of the Top 20 fastest growing professions are in the Healthcare Industry! And the Healthcare industry has over 13 million jobs. What does this mean for you? It means that as a Healthcare professional, you will enjoy more options – and much better job security and stability. Most likely you will not be downsized, thanks to advances in medicine, and the country’s aging population, which is continually increasing demand for medical professionals across the board.

2. Touch Lives – Make an Impact In what other profession can you touch lives the way you can in the Healthcare industry? You could help bring a new life into the world, or save a life from ending. You can change lives, impacting families the way only healthcare professionals are able to. Not only will you impact individuals, you could also make an impact on entire communities, providing healthcare in a variety of forms or treating diseases and ailments of all sorts. » Continue Reading

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Nursing Care for Flaky Skin

July 5, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Flaky skin can be a symptom of dermatitis, a general term that refers to an inflammation of the skin characterized by Dry skin, swollen, reddened and itchy skin and sometimes even pain and blisters. There are many causes of dermatitis such as contact with irritants or allergens and eczema. While dermatitis is non-life threatening or contagious, people suffering from this ailment may feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.

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Study and Test Taking Skill Tips for November 2009 Nurse Licensure Exams (NLE)

July 3, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Everyone knows that preparing for and taking exams can get quite stressful. So, we’ve gathered a few study tips, test taking hints and relaxation techniques to help you along the way.

General Study Tips:

1. The “real thing”- Take practice tests and Q & A drills every day. Position yourself in an atmosphere where there will be no interruptions or distractions. Develop your schedule for studying around when you are normally more awake and/or most efficient. Go through an entire drill in one sitting. Give yourself a time limit for finishing the questions. It’s important not to panic if you don’t know the answer. Taking tests is a skill like any other. In addition, taking tests can be extremely anxiety producing for some people. These people perform much more poorly on tests than they normally do in class or on the job. The best way to reduce test-anxiety is through constant exposure. Practice makes perfect!

2.Create flashcards – Keep track of the concepts and definitions you find most difficult and make a flashcard for each one. Keep the flashcards with you during the day. You never know when you’ll have a couple of minutes between classes or on a work break to give yourself a quick quiz. » Continue Reading

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Why Do You Need to Take the CGFNS?

June 25, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 1

In order to obtain licensure as a nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) in the United States, it is important to note that licensure requirements differ from state to state.

Each state has unique laws and regulations for Registered Nurses (RNs). Differences are apparent between states in requirements for foreign educated nurses. Most states require that a foreign educated nurse have passed the CGFNS exam in order to apply for NCLEX exam. As best as we can determine based on a variety of sources, 42 states appear to require foreign educated nurses seeking RN licensure in their respective state to have CGFNS certification. The other eight states (Arizona, California, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Utah) either require some, but not all, aspects of the CGFNS program, such as a credentials review, or nothing related to CGFNS programs.
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Nurses… we need you Down Under

June 5, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 5

Getting to Australia

* Permanent Migration – as a Skilled Migrant
* Temporary Migration – for those who wish to improve their skills or experience
* Working Holiday – for those Registered Nurses 18-30 years old

Why Australia?

Nursing in Australia has its plus points!!Australia has a lot going for it, the climate – the fantastic blue skies, the sunshine, the cold beer, the excellent wine and food, and the white sandy beaches. Life doesn’t get much better! » Continue Reading

Sevilla Rose Elvira-de Leon: Dedicated and Excellent Nurse in Saudi

June 2, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

As a professional nurse, Sevilla Rose knows too well that many opportunities are waiting for her abroad and that getting an overseas job can paved the way for all her dreams to be fulfilled. Among others, she dreams of a better life and a secure future for her family and for her two wonderful daughters.
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Nursing Care for Infratentorial Surgery

May 7, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Infratentorial surgery is a type of Intracranial Surgery or surgery that involves Craniotomy, the burring of holes or by opening of the skull to remove tumors, evacuate blood clot, and control hemorrhage. It is often performed for tumors, trauma, congenital abnormalities, vascular diseases (aneurysms and vascular malformations) trigeminal neuralgia, and other disorders of the brain that are amenable to surgical treatment. Infratentorial Craniotomy is a type of Craniotomy in which the site of surgery is below the tentorium into the infratentorial compartment or the incision is made at nape of neck.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR NCLEX

April 7, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 1

The NCLEX examination is designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. NCLEX examination results are an important component used by boards of nursing to make decisions about licensure. Eligibility Requirements To take the NCLEX examination, candidates must satisfy these requirements: Apply for licensure in the state or territory in which you wish to be licensed. Meet all of the board of nursing’s eligibility requirements to take the NCLEX examination. Application Steps STEP 1: Apply for licensure in the state or territory in which you wish to be licensed by downloading an application form from the website www.ncsbn.org. Meet all the board of nursing’s eligibility requirements to take the NCLEX examination. STEP 2: Register for the NCLEX Examination with Pearson VUE through any of the following methods: Registering on the web Go to the NCLEX candidate website www.pearsonvue.com/nclex and select the registration option. Answer each question as directed Payment shall be done through VISA, MasterCard or American Express Registering by mail Mail to: NCLEX Registration, P.O. Box 64950, St. Paul, MN 55164-0950 Enclose payment $200 certified check, cashier’s check or money order Registering by telephone Call NCLEX candidate services at 1800-1611-0155 Before you call, complete the registration form Pay by using valid Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. STEP 3: Receive confirmation of registration from Pearson Vue. STEP 4: The Board of Nursing makes the candidate eligible to take the NCLEX. STEP 5: Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson Vue through mail or e-mail if you provided an e-mail address on your registration. If more than 2 weeks have passed after you have submitted a registration for NCLEX examination and received confirmation from Pearson Vue, and you have not received an ATT, please call Pearson Vue. The ATT contains your test authorization number, candidate identification number and expiration date. Each ATT is valid for a period of time specified by the state board of nursing (varies from 60 days to 365 days; however the average is 90 days). You must test within the validity dates of your ATT. These validity dates cannot be extended for any reason. STEP 6: You may take the examination at any Pearson Professional Center (PPC) located in the USA or its territories through the NCLEX Candidate Web Site www.pearsonvue.com/nclex or by calling NCLEX Candidate Services. HONGKONG: Pearson Vue Hongkong Unit 503, 5/F Grand Millenium Plaza 181 Queen’s Road Central Hingkong Exam Fees The fee for taking the NCLEX examination is $200. You may also have to pay other fees for licensure required by the board of nursing in the jurisdiction in which you are applying.. If you choose to schedule your NCLEX examination at an international test center, you will have to pay an international scheduling fee of $150 plus a Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable. These fees will be charged when you schedule your examination appointment. Exam Schedules When scheduling your examination appointment via the telephone of NCLEX Candidate Services, you will be asked your preference for date and time of testing at the Pearson Professional Center of your choice. Also when you schedule through NCLEX Candidate Website, you will be asked to supply your user ID and password, which you will receive with your ATT. Make a note of when and at which Pearson Professional Center you have been scheduled for the examination. * *Source:www.ncsbn.org Passing The Exam There is no fixed percentage for passing or failing an NCLEX examination. Scores are reported on a pass/fail basis. The score is determined by comparing the individual’s performance to an established standard for safe and effective entry-level nursing practice. NCLEX examination decisions are not based solely on how many questions a candidate answers correctly, but also on the difficulty of the questions a candidate answers correctly. CAT administers questions with difficulty levels so that each candidate will answer about half correctly; these questions provide the most information. Thus, all candidates answer about 50 percent correctly: passing candidates answer 50 percent of more difficult questions correctly, and failing candidates answer 50 percent of easier questions correctly. CAT Test CAT tests are assembled interactively and are unique. The test that you will face is tailor made and is based on your knowledge and skills. At the same time, the computer will ensure that you meet the NCLEX test plan requirements. The same test will not be available to any other candidate. The computer stores a lot of test questions in a question bank. As you answer the first question, the computer estimates your competence and makes a preliminary assessment. Based on this assessment, the computer selects another question from the question bank. As you answer the second question, the computer will assess, again, your competence. Then, it chooses a slightly intelligent question. This process is repeated for each question. Your exam continues, in this way, until the computer decides whether you have passed or failed the exam. The result of NCLEX exam is not decided based, only, on the number of questions that you have answered correctly. It is also based on how many difficult questions that you have answered correctly. As the computer asks you questions with difficulty levels, and if you answer about half of the questions correctly, then, these questions provide most of the information about your success or failure. Thereby, all candidates answer about 50 % correctly. However, those who have passed the test are those candidates who answer, correctly, 50 % of more, of the difficult questions. Those who have failed the test are those who answer, correctly, 50% or more of the easy questions. The idea of the CAT test is to sequence your questions. First, the computer asks a relatively easy question. If you answer it correctly, then, it asks a slightly difficult question. As you continue answering correctly, the questions will get more and more difficult. When you start giving the wrong answers, then, the subsequent questions will become easier and easier until you start answering them correctly again. Then, again, you will start getting difficult questions. Each time you answer one question correctly, the next is difficult. Each time you answer one question incorrectly, the next question is easier. This process continues until a point where you answer 50% of the questions correctly. That point denotes your competence level. This is why all candidates’ end up answering, correctly, about 50 percent of the questions. After you have answered the minimum number of questions, the computer compares your competence level to the passing standard and makes one of three decisions: If you are above the passing standard, you are considered to have passed the exam and your exam will be stopped. If you are below the passing standard, then you are considered to have failed the exam and your exam will be stopped. If your competence level is nearer to the passing standard but the computer is still not sure about whether you have passed the exam or not, then, the computer will keep on asking you questions. When you are taking the test, to judge how you are progressing, the computer screen will also contain a performance assessment box (PAB). PAB is a large box that is seen in the middle of the page. The box will have a vertical bar. That bar represents the passing point. Your performance is denoted by an X’. For instance if your X’ is close to the vertical bar, then, it is an indication that you are close to passing the test. If your X’ is situated away from the vertical bar, then, you are very far from passing the test. Another indication about how you are progressing in the test, is the number of questions that you have answered. Based on that, you can quickly decide whether you need to take any further questions to pass the exam or stop the exam. The computer will also assess where your weaknesses exist. Rules for stopping and passing the NCLEX Exam: Your NCLEX examination will end when you have answered the maximum number of questions or when the time limit is completed. Besides that, exam will also be stopped if your pass or fail status has been decided. Your NCLEX exam will come to an end if: your measure of competence is known to be above or below the passing standard with at least 95 percent confidence (is significantly above or below the standard) and at least the minimum number of questions has been answered; or you have attempted the maximum number of questions; or you have been testing for the maximum time. You will pass the NCLEX exam in the following situations: you answer at least the minimum number of questions, within the time allowed, and achieve a competence measure significantly above the passing standard; or you answer the maximum number of questions, within the time allowed, and achieve a final competence measure above the passing standard (even if not significantly above); or you answer at least the minimum number of questions, but not the maximum, using all of the time allowed, and have a competence measure above the passing standard consistently for all of the last 60 questions. Not all of the last 60 items need to be answered correctly, but the competence estimate must remain above the passing standard after each of the last 60 items answered. You will not pass the NCLEX exam in the following situations: you answer at least the minimum number of questions, within the time allowed, and achieve a competence measure significantly below the passing standard; or you answer the maximum number of questions, within the time allowed, and achieve a final competence measure below the passing standard (even if not significantly below); or you answer at least the minimum number of questions, but not the maximum, using all of the time allowed, and have a competence measure that has not been above the passing standard for all of the last 60 questions.

OGrady Peyton Philippines

March 26, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

O’Grady Peyton is an International recruitment agency that recruits nurses and allied health professionals from around the world for deployment across America. It also helps travel nurses find work opportunities abroad. However, unlike traditional Travel Nursing Agency that only handles short term assignments, O’Grady Peyton offers long-term nursing employment, permanent placement especially to nurses and other healthcare professionals such as physical therapist from abroad, which are critically needed in the healthcare industry. The company enlists qualified nurses to complete assignments in the USA.

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Top Hospitals in the Philippines

March 19, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

The Philippines is fast becoming a medical tourist destination because of its medical competence that is at par with the world’s best, but which is relatively cheaper compared to medical institutions in Europe and America. Following are the top hospitals in the Philippines that lead the way for transforming the country into a medical tourist hub.

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