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What is Colorectal Cancer?

November 4, 2014 Category :Nursing Schools 0

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include age 50 or older, history of polyps, family history of polyp and/or colorectal  cancer, a history of ulcerative colitis, and diet high in fat and low in fiber. Recommended routine screening for early detection include fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy depending on personal and family history. CBC may […]

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What is Iron-Deficiency Anemia?

November 4, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

General Considerations: Most prevalent nutritional disorder in children because of overfeeding with milk (which is deficient inrion). Most common hematologic disease in infancy and childhood because of rapid growth and development. Iron, when taken into the body, has only a 10% absorption rate. With a high bulk in the diet, large amounts of milk and antacids will […]

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Focus on Occupational Health Nursing

November 3, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Occupational Health Nursing refers to the application of nursing principles and procedures in providing health service to employees in their place of work through Prompt and efficient nursing care of the ill and impaired Participation in teaching health and safety practices on the job Cooperation with plant department administrators Keeping the health clinic and staff […]

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Body of Ilonggo nurse killed in New Zealand quake identified

November 2, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

The remains of one of the two missing Ilonggo nurses trapped in a building that collapsed in February 22 earthquake in Christchurch City in New Zealand has been identified. The body of Valquin Bensurto, 23, from Jaro District in Iloilo City, was identified among those recovered from the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) Building, Bensurto’s elder […]

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WHAT IS SIADH?

October 27, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

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What is Bell’s Palsy?

October 27, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

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 […]

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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FREE MEDICINES TO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

October 26, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

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 […]

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What is Anorexia Nervosa?

October 25, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

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 […]

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Study Finds Lower Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Save Lives,Help Nurses

October 25, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 2

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 […]

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Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)

October 24, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

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

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What is NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?

October 23, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

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

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Traditional Medicine Expo 2010 by the Singapore TCM Organizations Committee

October 22, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

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More than five million people receiving HIV treatment

October 13, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

WHO advises earlier treatment among people with HIV 19 JULY 2010 | GENEVA | VIENNA — An estimated 5.2 million people in low and middle-income countries were receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, according to the latest update from WHO. WHO estimates that 1.2 million people started treatment in 2009, bringing the […]

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2nd Scientific Forum of the Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Residents’ Alumni Association of Quirino Memorial Medical

October 11, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

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3rd Postgraduate Course for Nurses of the Society Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

October 10, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

The Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Philippines will be holding its 3rd Postgraduate Course for Nurses entitled “Comprehensive Course on Pediatric Critical Care Nursing 3” on 17-18 August 2010 at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center Conference Room, Quezon Avenue QC. The objective of which is to establish a venue where exchanges of iedeas and […]

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US Raises Alarm Over Nursing Shortage

October 8, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

The United States is experiencing a deep nursing shortage that is expected to further intensify in the face of the increasing need for health care primarily because of the aging American population. The shortage is compounded by the fact that nursing colleges and universities across the country, struggling to expand enrollment levels, have not been […]

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US FDA Approved New Diabetes Drug

October 3, 2014 Category :Nursing Schools 0

There’s a new diabetes drug on the block. Januvia (sitagliptin), from Merck and Co. Inc., received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDS) recently, making it as the newset oral medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. According to the drug’s manufacturer, the novel pill enhances the body’s own ability […]

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Researchers Study Diabetes-Cancer Link

October 2, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes. The study performed by Tokyo-based National Cancer Center revealed that grown-up diabetic men have […]

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International Nurse Day

September 30, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

To pay tribute to thousands of nurses worldwide for their selfless dedication and commitment to their profession, International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated annually on May 12 by the International Council of Nursing (ICN). The Nurses Week runs from May 9 to 15 this year. It is also a day for nurses worldwide to celebrate […]

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Heat Stroke: One Good Reason to Keep Your Summer Cool

September 29, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Source: National Red Cross Just when we all thought that succumbing to the heat of the summer sun within the metro is bad enough this season, here it comes with yet another abhorring revelation—exposure to extremely high temperature can actually make us ill, or worse, lead us to a rather untimely demise. Science has it: […]

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