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Pinoy Nurses In The US Files Lawsuit

August 14, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

10 Pinoy nurses cleared of misdemeanor charges in US file civil rights lawsuit

GARDEN CITY, New York — Ten Filipino nurses cleared last year of misdemeanor charges for quitting their jobs at a Long Island nursing home have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. » Continue Reading

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DOH Seeks Total Ban of Firecrackers After Two Deaths

August 11, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

Last January 4, 2010, the Department of Health (DOH) recommended the complete banning of firecrackers and fireworks in residential areas after it claimed the lives of two revelers last New Year’s celebration.

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said

We are recommending the total ban because this is the first time that deaths due to firecrackers have been reported. In the previous years, fatalities were mainly due to watusi ingestion and stray bullets » Continue Reading

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Gibo Plans To Overhaul Health-Care System in RP

July 28, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

ADMINISTRATION party’s standard-bearer, Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro, has said that overhauling the health-care system of the country could help stop the migration of medical professionals to other countries.

According to Teodoro, a “universal participative program” can help stem the continuing migration of doctors and nurses for greener pastures abroad and this is one of the programs being eyed by the ruling party. » Continue Reading

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POEA Warns Filipino Nurses about Fake Recruiters to US and Canada

July 24, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

Filipino nurses eyeing jobs in the US and Canada should be wary of illegal recruiters who use names of existing foreign agencies and e-mails like hansbeda@aol.com to recruit new nurses for these destinations.

POEA Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa has received complaints from several Filipino nurses who were allegedly recruited by a nurse recruiting agent from the US named AGERICO CASEY GABRiEL (a.k.a. Casey Gabriel) or under the name of MEDICAL CAREGIVER MANAGEMENT. » Continue Reading

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Unanimous Vote Creates Largest RN Union in U.S. History

July 23, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

Dec. 7, 2009 – To standing cheers, delegates to the founding convention of the National Nurses United (NNU) today unanimously endorsed the creation of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in U.S. history – and projected a major escalation in campaigns to expand union representation of nurses and an expanded voice in healthcare reform.

“The promise of the future has arrived,” said Karen Higgins, an RN from Massachusetts, and one of three newly elected presidents of the NNU, “with all the unlimited potential, creativity, vision, and power represented” by the delegates in the room, and the 150,000 members of the founding organizations.

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Philippine Licensure Exam for Nurses and Midwives in Hong Kong

July 19, 2014 Category :Nursing News 2

Filipino nurses and midwives in Hong Kong will finally have a chance to enhance their competitive edge through a special licensure examination that the Philippine government intends to administer for the first time next month.

According to Dr. Ruth Padilla, commissioner of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the President has directed the Commission to conduct a special test to Filipino medical professionals in the former British colony.

“After signing an executive order for the conduct of licensure exam to professionals in the Middle East, the President also wants to extend the services to our professionals in Hong Kong to enable them to have the edge and competitiveness in the labor market” » Continue Reading

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2 student groups slam CHED for failure to close down 177 poor quality nursing schools

July 15, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

MANILA, Philippines – The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) slammed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its seeming protection of the 177 erring nursing schools it is set to close down for poor performance in nursing licensure exams for the past five years.

Alvin Peters, NUSP president, said that CHED’s failure to identify these erring nursing schools has allowed these schools to accept students for this semester and pay for poor quality education. » Continue Reading

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Nursing: One of the HOT JOBS for 2010

July 15, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

MANILA, Philippines – Nursing, accounting, teaching, and even dog-handling are just a few of the “hot” jobs that Filipinos should apply for next year.

Jayjay Viray, managing director of JobsDB.com, said while they see nurses and accountants again being in demand next year, there are other not so popular but surprisingly high-paying jobs Filipinos should consider as possible careers. » Continue Reading

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95k Will Take the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam

July 12, 2014 Category :Nursing News 5

A total of 95,282 nursing graduates will take the Nursing Board Exam this November 29-30, 2009. According to PRC-Board of Nursing member Dean Marco Sto. Tomas, the upcoming NLE has registered an “all-time high” in the history of  exams.

Metro Manila has the biggest number of examinees with (40,621 first-timers, 33 conditioned) followed by Baguio (14,102 first-timers, 7 conditioned) and Cebu (8,899 first-timers, 5 conditioned).

Cagayan De Oro has (3,045 first-timers, 2 conditioned); Davao with (8,143 first-timers, 2 conditioned); Iloilo with (6,020); Legaspi with (3,070 first-timers, 1 conditioned); Lucena with (3,444); Tacloban with (1,145); Tuguegarao with (2,322 first-timers, 1 conditioned); Zamboanga with (1,609); Jolo with (166); Pagadian with (1,568); Angeles with (179); and Butuan with  (898).

Sto. Tomas noted that since 2003, the passing rate in these exams has hovered between 40 percent and 50 percent. He said this should force nursing schools to better their standards as the exams test only the “minimum competencies” of entry-level nurses. » Continue Reading

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Nursing Board Takers Readies for Upcoming Licensure Exam

July 11, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

Thousands of nursing graduates will take another step in obtaining their dreams to fully become a certified nurse as they take the year’s end licensure examination for nurses.

The schedule for the licensure examination for nurses is on November 29 to 30 2009 in Manila and all regional offices across the Philippines.

The Philippine Regulation Commission is now fully prepared for the upcoming examination to be held in different elementary and secondary schools in the country.

Board takers are asked to be prepared as this early to avoid cramming and last minute preparation. Here are some tips that would help you avoid stress before and on your examination date:

* Make sure that you know the exact location of your designated place of examination to avoid getting lost.
* Make sure that you know your schedule.
* Have time to relax. As much as possible, give yourself a time to refresh your mind. » Continue Reading

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Nurses Urged to Become Entrepreneurs

June 4, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

CEBU CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is urging unemployed Filipino nurses to explore other options relevant to their profession such as investing in home healthcare services through cooperatives and associations.

According to DoLE Undersecretary Carmelita Pineda during the culmination of the first batch of nurses participating in the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) project in Cebu. » Continue Reading

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ESL / TEFL Instructors Needed

May 24, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

Visio English, a European language solutions — eLearning company seeks ESL / TEFL Instructors

Requirements:

– With background in Communications, Finance & Accounting, IT, Marketing, Research & Development, Hospitality & Travel, HR, Legal, Medical, Insurance, Telecoms & Aviation.

– Have a degree in any discipline

– Have a TEFL/TESL certficate

– Have a TKT qualifications

– Have a band score of 8 for IELTS’ Speaking & Writing or its equivalent to the TOEFL and TOEIC » Continue Reading

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May 23, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

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Eating Disorders Predicted Earlier By What Girls Are Consuming When They Are Young

June 4, 2012 Category :Nursing Articles| Nursing News 0

Acording to a new study conducted by researchers in the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s hospital, doctors might be able to foresee which young girls have a chance of developing eating disorders later in life – simply from the food they eat when they are younger.

The authors followed 800 girls’ eating behaviors between 1988 and 1999, starting when they were 9 years old, with the goal of determining if what they chose to eat gave them a greater risk of having an eating disorder when they were older.

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NPs Top Physicians in Small Patient Satisfaction Survey

May 12, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing News 0

Nurse practitioners (NPs) outscored physicians in a patient satisfaction survey among low-income primary care patients in Michigan, according to researchers at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 26th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

The survey, released Friday, found that only 50% of physician patients reported that they felt that doctors “always” listened carefully, compared with more than 80% of NP patients.

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems questionnaire was given to a random sample of 97 low-income NP patients and 99 low-income physician patients in Flint, Michigan. All patients were aged 16 to 62 years and were enrolled in a county-funded public healthcare plan.

For 15 of 18 core questions, “the difference in satisfaction between patients in the NP and physician groups was significant, all in favor of NPs,” study researcher Susan Lyons, RN, MSN, from the University of Michigan in Flint, said in a news release.

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The real score of nursing shortage in the Philippines

May 5, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing News 0

Is there really a nursing shortage in the Philippines or is there an oversupply of nurses in the Philippines?  The answer to these questions is both yes.  There is a nursing shortage in the Philippines and at the same time an oversupply of nurses.  While in economics, the demand is immediately address by supply, in reality, this is not necessarily so.

The nursing shortage in the Philippines is reflected by the poor state of healthcare system in the Philippines.  According to the National Health Institute of the University of the Philippines, six of 10 Filipinos who submit to illness die without getting medical attention.   While this sounded preposterous in urban communities and cities, this is a painful reality in rural communities especially located in the outskirts of the country.  Apparently, doctors and nurses are not available in the rustic countryside because no one is willing to go and work there.  Hence, while we may have an oversupply of healthcare workers particularly nurses in urban centers,  there is practicality one to none healthcare workers in the rural borders of the country where the government do not bother reaching, where only charitable missionaries work and where nursing professionals would not go because they will be deprived of the modern life.

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Nurses Needing Second Job

April 18, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing Jobs| Nursing News 0

Not all nurses are financially blessed.  Some nurses like many other professionals needed to have a second job mainly in order to support their growing needs.  This is especially true because commodity prices grow faster than one’s salaries.  However, moonlighting is not a new phenomenon.  It has been a practice of many people who are not only struggling to make ends meet but those people who would like to pursue other endeavors aside from doing their professional work.

When looking for a second job, there are some things that one should consider about the second job before taking or embarking on it.  First of, it should not be in conflict with the first job i.e. nature and schedule.  Secondly, it should be not so demanding that it can conflict with the first job.  A nursing job is in itself demanding so one should take a job that is relaxing or easy.  Finally, the second job should be something you enjoy or something that relates to your first job.

Considering the above factors, hereunder are some jobs that a nurse can also do part time.

Tutor. One can tutor high school or college students in particular subjects especially those pertaining to nursing or medicine.  Because of the growing number of foreign students in the country, English tutors are also in demand. This is one part time job a nurse can consider.

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Should you need to have a degree to be nurse?

April 15, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Jobs| Nursing News 0

The act of instinctive nursing per se like a mother to her child obviously does not require a nursing degree. Same is true when one takes care or nurses a spouse, one’s parents, a friend or a close relative.   However, to provide nursing services to people as a source of living or a profession to which one is paid for the services, apparently requires a nursing degree.

Professional nursing is not a simple case of administering medicines or handing over instruments needed by a doctor conducting surgery.  It is a job that involves knowledge about healthcare and healthcare provisions.  It is a job that involves intricate services that require comprehensive health and medical care background such as  monitoring symptoms of patients’ conditions and vital signs, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests, preparing patients for medical exam or surgical operation, evaluate the needs of patients and relatives, instruct patients and relatives on how to take care of patient needs at home,  administer medication, inhalation, injection, anesthetics, and conduct specific lab tests, and a whole lot of more.  For obvious reasons, a nurse must have a thorough knowledge of medicine in order to effective carry its functions.  For instance, how can a nurse evaluate the condition of a patient as part of its report monitoring if the person has no idea about the illness of the patient or what symptoms or signs indicate that the patient is improving or worsening.   How can a nurse properly administer medication if one is not knowledgeable on operating or using pharmaceutical devices?

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Hot Trends in Nursing

March 3, 2012 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Jobs| Nursing News 0

Following the surplus of nursing graduates, the difficulty in finding employment, the scandals and intrigues that plagued the profession and the stricter policies implemented by CHED in regulating nursing  education, there is a gradual decrease in enrollment of nursing in the Philippines.

Much like any other profession that continually evolves and improves itself, another trend in the nursing profession is the increasing number of specialty fields like pediatric nursing and forensic nursing. The growth of specializations is based on a particular setting or treatment, on a particular illness or health condition, a specific organ or biological system or a particular type of patient.

Finally, the most common way to approach the hot trends in nursing is to look at the technological advancements that is revolutionizing the nursing field. Under this heading, there is the emergence of Point of care technologies which included different devices and systems that connect healthcare professionals with computers such as online collaboration for diagnosis, online health monitoring and point of care testing, among others.  In the field of diagnostic processes, use of optical imaging has taken a big leap which can provide doctors with a 3 dimensional image instead of the traditional flat image.

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Occupational Health Nurse

December 7, 2011 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing News 2

An occupational health nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in caring and preventing injuries and illness at work or in an occupational setting. The occupational nurse is particularly concerned with workplace health and safety. Aside from the typical nurse job of overseeing the health of the employees, the occupational nurse evaluates the health status of individual personnel in relation to the nature and demands of their work job as well as the hazards or risk that comes with it. The nurse utilizes his knowledge to avert if not eliminate any potential risk that could in turn make workers susceptible to harm and accidents. As such, the occupational nurse is involved in making policies towards the attainment of the optimum health for individual employees as well as the whole organization.

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