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Intramural wobbles AC ground

With raging spirit  and soaring enthusiasm, students, and employees of Aldersgate College gathered at the AC quadrangle to memorialize  the opening of Intramurals 2012  with the theme” Defining who we were, Defining who we are and who we wish to be “, last September 24.

Despite the scorching heat of the sun,  ACians unified in a  parade around the town  at 8:00 a.m. led by the Solano PNP Force followed by all athletic contingents, Midget, Junior, and Senior Division and the Elementary as well as the High School band.

The opening ceremonies focused on the raising of contingent banners by the captain ball and muse of  each team, the  oath of amateurism by  all athletes, the ceremonial tossing of the ball,  the      relay and lighting of the torch of sportsmanship by the team managers, the Athletic Director, Mr. Emerson Castañeto and the AC president Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan.

The quadrangle soon resounded with the loud cheers of the throng when the cheer dance competition started with the  four teams of the college participating;  the SERPENTS of the of the School of Medical Sciences(SMS) and the College of Engineering and Technology (CET); the RAPTORS of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) with the School of Criminology  (SC); the TYCOONS of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) and the PHOENIX of the School of Informatics and Hospitality Management (SIHM). The competition ended as the Raptors settled as champion gaining them a shrilling applause from the spectators.

The Arnis and Taekwondo Clubs of the elementary and high school astounded the crowd with their sizzling and awesome exhibition that showed their prowess in poomse and self defense. The participants in taekwondo who started their training last summer are currently enrolled in the school’s taekwondo program under the initiative of the elementary school principal Mr. Rommel Alejos. Though considered greenhorn in the field, most of them were medalist in the Luzon Taekwondo Championship held recently at Solano.

The unfailing weather favored the athletic competition that lasted for four days. It concluded with the Closing and Awarding Ceremony with the Raptors as the overall champion of the Senior Division, the Stallions of the Junior Division and the Tigers of the Midget Division. /Mjjt/

The Tycoons

The Serpents

The Raptors

The Raptors

The Taekwondo Club

December 2011 Nursing Board Passers

Nursing Board Passers 2011

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.

SMS Nursing Lecturer wins 2011 Most Outstanding Health Nurse Award

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D.

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D.,  a  nursing lecturer of the School of Medical Sciences of Aldersgate College has once again added feather to her cap of achievements as she wins the 2011 Most Outstanding Community Health Nurse Award from the National League of Philippine Government Nurses, Inc.

A Public Health Nurse with 30 years experience working with  the Provincial Health Office of  Nueva Vizcaya, she is currently  Governor of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) – Cagayan Valley Chapter.

She was given the award for her outstanding dedication and commitment to public service in the practice of her nursing profession. According to her, her most important accomplishment as nurse comes from bringing services to upland areas where the poorest of the poor villagers need health services most.

After earning her Nursing license in 1977, Leticia B. Puguon served as a community nurse at  Barangay Imugan in the town of  Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya through the Kalahan Educational Foundation(KEF).  She also served at Barangay Ammueg in town of Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya as well as in numerous medical missions for  indigenous tribes within the territory of the Bugkalot Tribes  in New Gumiad, Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya.

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D is truly an inspiration to our Nursing students as she advocates passion for work and devotion to underserved peoples and communities.

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. #