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Marivic dela Torre

Japan Nursing Research

SMS students enhance laboratory skills

Standard precautions represent a system of barrier precautions to be used by all personnel who are in contact with blood, all body fluids, secretions, excretions, non intact skin, and mucous membranes of all patients regardless of the patient’s diagnosis. These precautions are the “standard of care.”

This system embodies the concepts of “Universal Precautions” and “Body Substance Isolation”. A standard precaution focuses on reducing the risk of transmission of microorganisms. The use of barriers is determined by the care provider’s “interaction” with the patient and the level of potential contact with body substances.

The purpose is to reduce transmission of infectious agents between patients, caregivers, and others in the medical center environment, and to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections among patients. Hospital departments and clinics are required to incorporate standard precautions into departmental policies and procedures to be reviewed at least every two years by the department and the Infection Control Committee.

Standard precautions will be followed by all personnel and will be based on the degree of anticipated exposure to body substances. It is the responsibility of the individual to comply with all isolation precautions.

One of the requirements prior to the exposure of students in the operating room, delivery room or any areas in the field of nursing that requires aseptic technique is for them to be oriented/ re-oriented on the policy in standard precautions. The School of Medical Sciences’ clinical instructor assisted the students during their return demonstration at the Nursing Arts Laboratory for the enhancement of their skills in this procedure.

AC SMS students’ conduct physical examination

SMS Students conducted a Medical Dental Mission at Solano High School on August 18, 2011. Students with the assistance of clinical instructors during the activity adhere in the examination of students to gather pertinent information to determine health problems encountered by them for further management by the members of the mission.

In preparation for the intramural meet, another activity was undertaken by the BS Nursing students under the School of Medical Sciences. They conducted a physical examination to athletes in this institution to ensure that all athletes are physically fit to join the different sports events.

It was a successful activity because the students learned to appreciate the importance of doing the actual procedure as well as enhancing nursing skills.

Mercedes A. Leaño, a Nursing Alumna of Aldersgate College, chooses to remain with patients in Fukushima, Japan despite earthquakes, tsunami, and looming nuclear disaster

Napaiyak ang Bayan Patroller na si Mercedes A. Leaño,  sa awa sa kanyang mga pasyenteng Hapon.
May 2010 nang nagtrabaho bilang Caregiver ( under JPEPA) si Mercedes sa Special Elderly nursing home sa Shirakawa City sa Fukushima, Japan.
Pitumpu’t kilometro ang layo nito mula sa nuclear power plant, kung saan ilang pagsabog ang naganap.
Sabi ni Mercedes, hindi niya maatim  na iabandona ang mga matatanda na tanging sila na lang daw ang inaasahan.
“Down na down na nga po sila, iiwan pa po natin sila… Although may anak po ako, ayaw ko pong iabandona itong mga ito dahil commitment ko po ‘yan,” ani Mercedes.
Noong Miyerkules ng hapon, nagpa-rescue na sa ABS-CBN News ang ilang mga Pinay nars sa Fukushima, Japan.
Matindi na ang lamig dahil sa snow. Ang mga bahay sa lugar, inabandona na.
Sa mga oras na ito, naroroon pa rin ang kinatatakutang banta ng radiation.
Sa gitna ng panganib, ayaw talikuran nina Mercedes ang sinumpaang tungkulin. Jing Castañeda, Patrol ng Pilipino

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Parong gives DOH updates to SMS studes

Dr. Antonio T. Parong, Jr., Extension head of the Department of  Health in the province of Nueva Vizcaya was the speaker during a seminar held at the Audio Visual room on October 24, 2010.  In his talk he said that “These updates will lead you on improving the delivery of health care services and support to the indigents and the community,”

The seminar enthemed DOH Updates: Inter-local Health Zone and Local Government Unit Score Card, was attended by students who are taking up BS in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care Services National Certificate II, all courses offered by the School of Medical Sciences.

Parong emphasized the essence of speed, precision, and effective coordination towards improving the efficiency, effectiveness & equity of health care delivery. He also stressed the landmark of achievement through the “3 E’s” –  Engagement, Empowerment and Excellence.   He likewise gave the students a background on inter-local health zone which is of great importance to the participants because of its relevance in the community of public health nursing.

Hazel Balongo, BSN-4 (Sat-Sun block) shared that “the topic is very much updated, hence it is important for us to know and upgrade our services vis-à-vis innovations of the current health care delivery system.”  She also added that “we should internalize the essence of the concept and use it for the good of the community but not to our own credits.”  Ma. Theresa Obra, BSN-4 also said “the seminar is so significant. I’ve learned a lot and gained  new insights about the health care delivery system.”

Mrs. Leticia Serrano, BSN-4 adviser and Hilarie Danielle Parungao, BSN-4 B president awarded the certificate of appreciation and token to Dr. Parong.

The seminar was facilitated by senior BSN block B students.#

Bangloy talks on Obstetrics Trend

To update the health care students on current trends in Obstetrics, a seminar was held in coordination with the Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) on October 14, 2010 at the Aldersgate College Audio Visual Room.  Imelda M. Bangloy, a trained facilitator on Basic Emergency Management in Obstetrics and Newborn Care – Comprehensive Emergency Management in Obstetrics and Newborn Care (BEMONC-CEMONC) facilitated the said activity.

BEMONC and CEMONC referred to as functions that can be provided by a team of experienced and trained skilled birth attendants which comprise the doctor, nurse and midwife.  They act as a team at the primary level in providing basic emergency care to mothers and babies to avert maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Thus, Bangloy urged the participants to maximize their experience whenever they are deployed in the hospitals especially when assigned to handle cases at the emergency, labor and delivery rooms.  This would also develop competence and enhance their skills in emergency deliveries when faced with the same situation in the near future.

She also gave emphasis to the elements of obstetric & newborn care needed in the management of normal and complicated pregnancy, delivery, postpartum periods and the newborn vis-à-vis management of emergency complications and early detection and treatment of problem pregnancies to prevent progression to an emergency.

Bangloy’s lecture enlightened the participants, thus some students voiced their positive reaction regarding the seminar:

Christina Rhea Corpuz, BSN-4 said, “Ma’am Bangloy’s lecture is enlightening. I learned a lot on the concepts of BEMONC and CEMONC.”

“The changes in the delivery of babies have improved with evidence-based practices that reduce the rate of maternal and infant mortality,” said Ma. Christina Wilson, BSN4 Sat-Sun block.  “It is good to know the trends on obstetrics,” she also added.

The seminar culminated with the awarding of certificate and token to the speaker of the seminar by Marivic dela Torre, Dean of the School of Medical Sciences and Danielle Jowhara Sancho, president of BSN 4A.

The seminar attended by 130 SMS students was facilitated by block A senior BSN students.

BSN students face grand case presentation

Dressed up in their RLE (Related Learning Experience) uniform, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing students underwent the much awaited grand case presentation at the Audio Visual Room last October 24.

The event aimed to evaluate how far the sophomores, juniors and senior students including the Saturday-Sunday blocks, have developed their knowledge in nursing foundations, process, concepts and skills in nursing assessment and interventions.

Bernadette Blanche, director of training, placement and review led the panel composed of Virginia Pastrana, coordinator of the Nursing Arts Laboratory, Jeramy Lloyd Lelina and Jake Fabian, Paragon Review Center reviewers, Leticia Serrano, Maureen Quindoza and Jan Michael Jeru Valdez, clinical instructors and class advisers respectively.

The cases presented were “Intussusception” by BSN-SSB4, RAEF (Roger Anderson External Fixation) and ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) by the BSN-4B, “Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia” by the BSN-SSB3, “Cellulitis” by the BSN-4A and “Cholelithiasis” by the BSN-3.

Several weeks prior to the event, the students obtained the cases during their duties rendered at the Medical, Surgical and Pediatric wards of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Bayombong and Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang, two government owned hospitals in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.

Karen Hope Salvador, BSN-4A said, “it’s good to know more about surgical procedures such as ORIF and RAEF.  I would confidently relate with this type of procedure when the time comes that we will experience these type of cases”.  “It’s my first time to hear about Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.   Lovely Joy Estrada, BSN-4-B also mentioned that “the case taught me a lot about the disease itself and the disease process,”

Highlight of the activity was a defense on the respective cases of each group.

In her closing remarks, Blanche congratulated the presenters for a job well done.  She likewise, lauded the organizers for the success of the event. #