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* Travel Nursing / Re: Overseas Nurses Registration in Ireland:How to Become a Registered Nurse in Irel by Chloe: May 26, 2017, 01:41:40 AM
Hi. My friend is an ex-saudi but can't provide certificate of good standing. He worked in Saudi from 2010-2015. But he has a recent hospital experience from 2015-2016 in the Philippines.  Does he still need to provide good standing from Saudi or just from the Philippines? ??

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* Free Nursing Books / Re: Lacharity Prioritization Delegation and Assignment Ebook in PDF Free Download by lucy pearl: May 26, 2017, 01:22:30 AM
Hi if anyone has this pdf please send it to me, I can barely afford the internet I am using to come online and make this request.  I also need

Sullivan, J. E. (2012). Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing (8th ed.). Pearson Education

Thank you in advance.  email:

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* Free Nursing Books / Re: Lacharity Prioritization Delegation and Assignment Ebook in PDF Free Download by lucy pearl: May 26, 2017, 01:21:12 AM
Hi if anyone has this pdf please send it to me, I can barely afford the internet I am using to come online and make this request.  I also need

Sullivan, J. E. (2012). Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing (8th ed.). Pearson Education

Thank you in advance.

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* Articles / Why Nurses are the Best Teachers for Medical Students by Vinay R & Kunal S by Idowu Olabode: May 25, 2017, 09:43:47 PM
It was 5:30 a.m., and I could barely contain my excitement. I was almost done with my clinical rotations.

I had worked tirelessly to improve my medical knowledge and spent hours mastering my clinical skills. Now, as I was nearing the end of my third year of medical school, I felt more than ready for what lay ahead.

I walked into my patient’s room. As she slept, I examined the lines and tubes hooked up to her body. But today, something was off.

Her Foley bag, which was collecting urine from the catheter in her bladder, was empty. It wasn’t that way before. And when I checked to see if the bag had recently been changed, I found that it hadn’t.

My heart leaped into my throat. At this stage in my training, I knew poor urine output was never a good sign.

Not knowing what to do, I ran to my patient’s nurse. She smiled and assured me that the Foley catheter was simply kinked, blocking urine from emptying into the bag. All we had to do, she said, was to just re-insert the Foley. Problem solved.

As we walked back to my patient’s room together, I replayed her instructions in my head. Sure, just re-insert the Foley. I can totally do that!

But the truth was that I had only done this once before.

My heart raced, and my palms grew sweaty. I was about to be a fourth-year medical student, and this was such a fundamental medical procedure.

How could I be so inexperienced?

In 1998, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) targeted eight procedures that each medical student is expected to know upon graduation, including drawing blood, placing IVs and managing urinary catheters. Unfortunately, many medical students are falling short of this goal.

Multiple studies have shown that medical students feel uncomfortable performing these core procedures, like this one, this one or this one. For example, one medical school found that 61 percent of its senior students did not feel confident managing urinary catheters.

These clinical gaps in soon-to-be-doctors are concerning. Proficiency in these skills is linked to better clinical outcomes and cost-savings in the hospital setting.

Becoming adept at procedures requires practice. As it stands, medical students don’t get enough opportunities to hone their skills. In fact, only one-fourth of senior medical students has ever placed an IV.

The competing demands of physician instructors often prevent them from providing the hands-on procedural training that medical students need. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.

Nurses are underutilized in the clinical education of medical students. Among their many skills, they are experts in clinical assessment, patient communication and providing holistic care.

Nurses are also experienced at both performing and teaching many fundamental procedures. They could be a valuable resource for medical students who need training in these areas.

Additionally, nurses can help medical students handle challenging situations. They can provide useful information that can make delivering bad news or working with complex patients more manageable. After all, they often spend the most time with patients and their families.

Medical schools would be wise to recognize what nurses can bring to the table when it comes to medical education. Students would benefit from more formal instruction by nurses. A nursing clinical rotation, in fact, could be the very solution that medical students need.

I approached my patient’s bedside and stared blankly at her urinary catheter. I simply had no idea what to do.

Sensing my uneasiness, my patient’s nurse offered to walk me through the procedure, step-by-step. Along the way, she answered my many questions.

As we untangled and re-inserted the catheter, a flash of urine emptied into the Foley bag. Feeling accomplished, I pumped my fist into the air in triumph.

Realizing that there were other people in the room, I embarrassingly looked over at my teacher. She was beaming. “You did it,” she smiled.

I imagine that there is a lot more I could have learned from her.

Vinay Rao and Kunal Sindhu are medical students.

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* Schools of Nursing / School of Midwifery Akure 2017/2018 Refresher Program for Eliminated Midwives by Idowu Olabode: May 25, 2017, 04:16:46 PM

Applications are invited for suitable qualified candidates for the refresher programme for the nursing council eliminated students in basic Midwifery.
1.   Duration of training  - One ( 1 ) academic year
2.   Eligibility and Entry qualification
•   Candidate must have attended an accredited  School of Midwifery in Nigeria and must have written the Nursing and Midwifery Council Final Qualifying Examination for Professional Midwives but was eliminated after 3rd attempts
•   Educational transcripts from the previous School of Midwifery attended
•   West Africa School Certificate or Senior Secondary school at not more than two sitting from any of the examination bodies which must INCLUDE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS (NECO can be combine with WASC)

3.   Payment – Pay the sum of TEN THOUSAND FIVE (10,500) naira into the SYKE BANK ACCOUNT NO. 4030009036
4.   Submit a copy of payment teller to the bursar of the school and obtain the school receipts and collect your form
5.    Closing Date – July 21st , 2017
6.   Screening date -  July 26th , 2017 

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* News / Re: Romantic or Disgusting? Man Hides Ring Inside Stomach Wound to Propose to Nurse by asha: May 25, 2017, 02:02:07 PM
Waoooo. It is a great. Best wishes for them  :D  :D  :D

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* Nursing Jobs / Re: POEA Japan Nurses and Caregivers Hiring 2017 (750 positions) by kath: May 25, 2017, 07:34:34 AM
hi! i would like to ask if im qualified? i am currently working as a company nurse but have a 3 years experience as a staff nurse in a tertiary hospital? does it require a currently employed nurse in a hospital? thanks. ;)

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* Free Nursing Books / Re: Lacharity Prioritization Delegation and Assignment Ebook in PDF Free Download by Celica: May 25, 2017, 07:34:20 AM
Good day! Would anyone please send me a copy of this? Here is my email address--

Thank you!

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* News / Ghana: Pregnant Student Nurses protesting Exam ban won't be Victimized by Idowu Olabode: May 25, 2017, 05:09:51 AM
-Nursing Council Registrar Nyanteh said there is no law preventing pregnant student nurses from writing council or school exams

The deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, has assured the pregnant nurses who spoke against decision to bar them from taking their exams due to their conditions will not be victimised.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Tuesday ordered principals of nursing schools to allow pregnant students and nursing mothers to write their examinations.

Over the last months, principals of two midwifery schools; the Pantang Midwifery School and the Gushegu Nursing Training College have been in the news for preventing pregnant students from taking part in ongoing exams.

The cases sparked a backlash with some of the affected students vowing to defy the directive from their authorities. Some of the principals have insisted the rule is a directive from the Midwifery Council.

But the Registrar of the National Midwifery Council, Felix Nyanteh, in an interview with Starr News’ Naa Dedei Tettey said there is no such directive which prevents pregnant and nursing mothers from writing exams.

He said: “We had a meeting and brought all the principals together chaired by the deputy minister of health, Tina Mensah and the conclusion of the matter is that from today onward no principal will bar students from writing licensing exams or any college exams and the reason is that we do not have any laws in our statues; that if you are pregnant you cannot take any exams”.

Commenting on the development Wednesday, Ms Mensah expressed delight that the impasse has been resolved, assuring that “the students who have come out to make their concerns known will not be victimized.”

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* News / Namibia: HIV survey nurses want improved welfare package by Idowu Olabode: May 25, 2017, 04:51:27 AM
Windhoek-Nurses and enumerators for the population-based HIV survey that aims to generate detailed data on the HIV epidemic in Namibia are unhappy about their working conditions and compensation.

The Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) survey, which will measure the impact of HIV programmes in the country was launched last month.

The survey will cover at least 120 000 randomly selected households countrywide. The survey was scheduled to commence this month and continue for six months but it has not yet kicked off officially.

The nurses and enumerators said their working conditions and allowances fall short of the contracts they had signed in some cases, and in other instances, they felt the daily allowance was too small. In addition, they were worried about their safety when going in the field.

A registered nurse yesterday told New Era that the N$260 daily allowance that they receive is insufficient, as they have to pay for accommodation from that allowance.

The allowance is in addition to other benefits such as a monthly fixed salary, pension fund, bonus and fixed overtime, medical aid for both enrolled and registered nurses.

The nurse said he resigned from his job where he earned N$14 000 as a basic salary to work on the NAMPHIA where he will receive a basic salary of N$29 000 on top of the allowances.

“I resigned from my job because I wanted greener pastures and when I look at that salary it makes a big difference to my pocket, because what I will get in seven months is what I would have received in two years at my former job,” the man said.

However, he and others who will go in the field feel the N$260 allowance is not sufficient for the day, because they “need to survive”.

“We will be forced to take money from our pockets because the N$260 allowance is not enough. Accommodation should not be our responsibility but that of our employer,” the man added.

Further, he said that they had not received assurances about their safety during their time in the field.

“It’s like we are going to prison; people will know that we are not familiar with the area in which we are, and that will make us vulnerable to attacks yet we have been told to safeguard the equipment that we will be using in the field,” the man said.

“We have people traveling from other regions to do interviews and tests but they have to arrange their own accommodation and are still expected to survive on the N$260 daily allowance for six months,” another man said, who also said he was the spokesperson of the disgruntled group.

Furthermore, enumerators would work in zones, and every zone represented three regions for the enumerators.

“In the rural areas they have to look for their own accommodation to stay as close as possible to the houses where they are conducting interviews and tests,” the group spokesperson said.

In addition, they complained that of the 175 trained enumerators, 35 had to be selected as team leaders. However, team leaders were not selected from the group as stipulated.

“When they advertised for the positions of coordinator, one requirement was that they should have a health background. But we have coordinators who are not from a health related background,” the registered nurse said.

The public relations officer in the Ministry of Health and Social Services had not responded to questions sent by the time of going to print.

Meanwhile, the health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku said at the launch of the survey that it should not be seen as an employment creation scheme to “make money”.

“Its primary aim is to help us understand the HIV epidemic in Namibia for us to manage it better and contain the epidemic,” Haufiku said at the launch of NAMPHIA last month. The result of the survey will become available next year.

Source : New Era

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