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* Free Nursing Books / Free online course on Global Health and Disability for Health Workers by katty: February 09, 2018, 09:44:19 AM
Course hosted by London School of Hygiene

Dear all,

I hope that you are well.

We are super-excited as we are just putting the final touches on our online course on Global Health and Disability. It features key global leaders in disability and many testimonials and videos from people with disabilities from around the world. It argues strongly for the inclusion of people with disabilities in development.

I would be very grateful if you would share the information below with colleagues or others who may be interested in joining the course. It is suited to anyone with an interest in health and disability, from low or high income settings, and should take up about 2-3 hours per week for 3 weeks. The launch is Feb 26. Let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,

Global Health and Disability
Leaving no one behind: disability, health and wellbeing in global development

A 3 week (maximum 4 hours per week) free online course from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Course starts 26th February 2018

For more details, to check out the trailer or to register your free place on the course, click here.

Why join the course: 

Around 15% of the world’s population, or 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, with numbers continuing to rise over the coming decades.

People with disabilities are often overlooked in national and international development, and can face widespread barriers in accessing services, including health and rehabilitation services, even though simple initiatives are available to enable access. Our three week course aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind.

What topics will you cover?
• The magnitude of disability and relevance of disability to the global development agenda
• Defining disability and how it can be understood and measured
• The challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities and why people with disabilities might have poorer health
• Why people with disabilities may have difficulty in accessing health services
• Links among longer term health conditions and disability
• How to improve access to health care and rehabilitation for people with disabilities
• Community based inclusive development for improving access to health and rehabilitation for people with disabilities

* News / Nurse Practitioners in Ontario Canada now Independently Prescribe Opiods by katty: February 09, 2018, 09:38:05 AM
People receiving palliative care services who require greater pain relief now have access to the expertise of nurse practitioners (NP) as they have been granted authority to independently prescribe high-strength, long-acting opioids.

Up to now, only physicians registered under the Ministry of Health's Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) program could independently prescribe high-strength, long-acting opioids such as morphine (200 mg tablets and capsules) and hydromorphone (24 mg and 30 mg capsules) for those receiving palliative care. NPs previously had to consult with a PCFA physician before their patients had access to high-strength drugs. Today, the ministry announced that this barrier will be lifted as of Feb. 9 when eligible NPs will be added to the ministry's specially designated access program.

"This is important and welcome news for people who need palliative and end-of-life care. Whether you are in an inpatient setting such as a palliative care bed in a hospital, in a residential hospice or living out your remaining days in the comfort of your home, you have the right to this health service," says Carol Timmings, president of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). "People at the end of their lives will have better access to care now that NPs can provide this enhanced relief to help people cope with the symptoms, pain, and physical stress of a terminal diagnosis."

"We commend the government for recognizing the expertise of NPs," says Doris Grinspun, RNAO's chief executive officer. "NPs have the education, experience and necessary qualifications to provide people with the best possible quality of life and end of life care."

The PCFA program is open to all Ontario NPs with expertise in palliative care. Under an agreement between RNAO and the ministry of health, NPs who wish to register for the PCFA mechanism can do so through RNAO at

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
* News / DOH is Hiring Nurses to watch Dengvaxia patients by katty: February 09, 2018, 09:29:40 AM
Philippines: AN OFFICIAL of the Department of Health (DOH) announced that they are hiring nurses to monitor hospitals of patients admitted due to drastic reaction of Dengvaxia vaccines.

DOH Assistant Regional Director Joshua Brillantes said the nurses will be assigned to conduct surveillance on hospital in each of the provinces and city in the region.

Brillantes said they will coordinate with the hospitals in the region for a speedy monitoring of Dengvaxia patients.

He revealed they received reports that there are physicians in private practice have injected the vaccine to their patients although the region was not included in the program of Dengvaxia mass vaccination.

In this city, the City Health Office earlier reported that there were four children injected with Dengvaxia vaccine by private pediatricians.

Brillantes said these surveillance nurses will be employed for five years since children injected with Dengvaxia vaccines will have to be monitored for a period of five years.

Dengvaxia, manufactured by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, has been granted marketing authorization in 2015 by Mexico making it the first vaccine to be licensed in the world for dengue prevention.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued licenses and approved its use in the country.

But the DOH suspended the dengue vaccination program after it was reported that Dengvaxia could develop complications to children who has not yet suffered dengue. (SunStar Philippines)
* News / Emporia Men’s Assembly of Nurses to Combat Stereotypes by katty: February 09, 2018, 09:24:15 AM
A nursing organization that was formed last year called Emporia Men’s Assembly of Nurses aims to help combat the surprise and stereotypes that male nurses often face. It also provides a space for male nurses at ESU to meet and discuss all factors which affect men as nurses.

“It’s obviously not a male-dominated occupation, patients are a little bit surprised sometimes when they see a male nursing student walk in the room,” said Ruben Rodriguez,  president of EMAN and senior nursing major.

Over the last 10 years, the ESU nursing department has had a range of 2 percent to 8 percent of males in their overall class, according to Linda Adams-Wendling, chair of the nursing department and adviser for EMAN. This is consistent with the Kansas percentage of 8 percent and congruent with the 8 percent to 15 percent national average.

“There is a lot of interest, but because of stereotypes associated with it a lot of them don’t pursue it  or they just don’t have a male nurse role model whom they can look up to, they don’t think of it as something a male can do,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, with the help of EMAN, hopes to perform outreach and visit local high schools to talk to students about nursing, either this semester or next fall.

“Go out to the high school to talk to some of these students, especially the males, to let them know ‘hey, it’s okay to do nursing,’ just because it’s a predominantly female thing it’s still fine, if that’s what you truly want to do, it’s fine,” Rodriguez said.

EMAN is open to any nursing student at ESU, regardless of gender, and to nursing professionals.

According to Rodriguez, it’s an opportunity for both male and female nursing students to collaborate and to try and recruit more males into the profession.

“This association is the only one in Kansas and so again, our nursing students showing how progressive they are,” Adams-Wendling said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them and their leadership abilities...our males that are in our program, they have to work just as hard as anyone else coming into the program.”

According to Rodriguez, most of the negative reactions come from those outside the nursing program.

“I think it’s really amazing, because we don’t see a lot of issues here in our program,” Rodriguez said. “Usually when you hear these negative connotations about a male nurse, it’s usually outside of the university or people who don’t really understand male nursing or aren’t familiar, haven’t had experience with hospitals and having a male nurse.”

The main problem that he and other male nurses encounter is patient communication and the usage of therapeutic touch, Rodriguez said.

Source :
* Travel Nursing / Re: Mumaris System New Account Online Registration by Capatan21: February 08, 2018, 11:06:46 PM
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* News / UK NMC Opens New OSCE Testing Center in Northern Ireland by katty: February 08, 2018, 07:44:53 PM
A new test centre to assess the professional skills of overseas nurses recruited to work in the UK is to open in Londonderry.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Competence Test Centre at Ulster University's Magee campus is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

It aims to meet the growing demands for nursing staff from outside the European Union.

Health trusts in Northern Ireland hope to recruit 622 overseas nurses by 2020.

Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer, Charlotte McArdle, said international nurses make an "invaluable contribution" to healthcare in the UK.

"The new Nursing and Midwifery Council Competence Test Centre will ensure that any oversees nurses who apply to work within the health trusts each year, have gained professional registration and that they are fit to practice in the UK at the required standard.

"It is vital that they possess the correct skills and qualifications required," she added.

All non EU nurses recruited by Northern Ireland health trusts will take a competency test at Magee to assess their skills, knowledge and behaviours in a simulated practice environment.

'Tangible impact'

Professor Carol Curran from Ulster University said the centre "demonstrates the commitment of the University and the Department to strengthening and enhancing the healthcare workforce."

"This test centre is a further opportunity to make a tangible impact on the pressing challenges and demands of our health service."

Head of International Recruitment at Health and Social Care Northern Ireland, Lynn Fee, said overseas staff wishing to join the UK nursing register can now do so in "a timely way, assisting overall in the direct intervention of healthcare workforce challenges in Northern Ireland."
Around 45 recruits per week can undergo the competency tests in Derry.

The UK's other testing centres are at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Northampton.

Source : BBC
* Nursing Jobs / fhi 360 Vacancies for Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery in Borno Nigeria by katty: February 08, 2018, 07:39:11 PM
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
Position: Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery
Location: Borno
Project Description
* Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance.
* These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
* FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions
Basic Function
* The Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery will assist female patients in all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and post-delivery.
* He/she will also provide antenatal and postnatal advice and support to women and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of international and national staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
* Provides direct patient care and accompany in the management of pre-natal, antenatal, inpatient and follow-up care for women (including deliveries).
* Provides comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services including family planning counselling and services to prevent and treat malaria, tetanus, STI, HIV.
* Provides training and management in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV
* Provides reproductive health services and counselling to adolescents in the prevention of teen pregnancy, transmission of STI/HIV, and sexual violence related injuries.
* Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and ethics
* Participates in outreach and community health programs (as required)
* Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. trainings, mentoring)
* Plans care of the patient in collaboration with the site doctor.
* Provision of direct nursing care i.e. Administration of IV medications, wound dressings clinical observations etc.
* Maintains all reusable equipment by cleaning and sterilizing appropriately.
* Maintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized(if any)
* Ensure high quality maternal health services at all project sites.
* Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project
* Compiles and submits periodic reports
* Ensures adequate infection prevention and control measures are maintained at all times.
* Performs any other duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
* Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
* Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
* Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills.
* Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
* Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
* Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work

* Bsc in Nursing, Public Health or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.
* Must be a Registered Nurse/Midwife
* Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
* Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:
Core benefits:
* Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
* Dental insurance
* Vision coverage
* Group life and AD&D insurance
* Health savings account
* Long-term disability
* Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
* Dependent life insurance
* Business travel insurance
* Supplemental personal accident insurance
* Supplemental disability
* Life insurance
* Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
* 403(b) retirement plan
* Pension plan
Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):
* Public transportation program
* On-site fitness center
* Local credit union membership
* Health and wellness program
* Employee assistance program
* Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
* Bicycle subsidy
* Legal assistance plan
* Pet insurance.
Method of Application
Please use the following link to apply for the above position
* Post Basic Courses / JUTH Post Basic Critical Care Nursing 2018/2019 Admission Form on Sale by katty: February 08, 2018, 07:33:19 PM
Jos University Intensive Care Nursing Program School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing Application Forms on Sale

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into 12 months training programme for critical Nursing for 2018/2019 academic session

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be registered nurses with at least one (1) year post registration practice with uptodate practicing license.

Applicants must also possess a minimum of five (5) credits in English, Mathematics,Chemistry, Physics and Biology in either WAEC or NECO not more than two (2) sittings.

Method of application

Forms are obtainable in the office of the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee at the JUTH Permanent site, after the payment of non refundable fee of N7,500 only to the hospital account through remita payable to University Teaching Hospital Jos and click on Sale of Forms/School fees for School of Critical Care Nursing JUTH Admission form

Sale of form starts:   5th of February, 2018

Closing Date:     13th April, 2018

Submission of Forms

All the completed application forms are to be submitted in a big brown envelope to the office of the course coordinator on or before 20th April, 2018 at JUTH Temprorary site.


Only eligible candidates would be shortlisted and allowed to participate in both written and oral examination. Successful candidates would be selected after the written and oral interviews on the following days:

Tuesday 8th May, 2018                      —Written Examinatiion   Time 10am

Wednesday 9th May, 2018                   Oral interview                      Time 9am

Venue: Lecture Hall 1 and 2 (School  of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing), JUTH temporary site (Written Examination)

Seminar Hall A JUTH Permanent site ( Oral Interview)


Successful candidates will resume on Monday 12th November, 2018

For further inquiries call: 08057611753, 08164688149.


O.A Fabode

Course Coordinator for Chief Medical Director
* Nursing Jobs / State Specialist Hospital Katsina 2018/2019 Nursing Internship Screening by katty: February 08, 2018, 03:59:33 PM
The 2018/2019 Nursing Internship Interview exercise Notification For Katsina State Indigenes
You are invited to the Nursing internship screening execise scheduled to hold on
Date: Monday 12th February 2018
Venue: Hospital Services Management Board
Time: 9.00am
Please come long with the following:
1. your school certificate or Statement of result
2. Temporary Nursing Council registration
3. Indigenous certificate (for Katsina State indigenes that applied)
* News / Reasons to value the graduate nurse by katty: February 08, 2018, 10:49:18 AM
There has been much debate recently about the role of nurses, and whether nursing being a graduate profession has led to a lack of compassion in the nursing workforce.

The Shelford Chief Nurses represent 10 acute teaching trusts and, along with colleagues across the NHS, work closely with graduate nurses and see the hugely significant role they play in supporting a world-class, compassionate health service – especially at a time of huge pressures on the NHS and its workforce.

Some commentators have been asking if studying to degree level is necessary for a registered nurse. We must remember that before degree-level nursing was implemented, nurses were required to graduate at diploma level before registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The move to degree level education was only a relatively small change to nurse training.

Graduate nurses are key to responding to a fast-changing health environment – including the needs of an ageing population with growing acuity and dependency, and the many advances in treatment and technology.

At a time where more nurses are leaving the register than joining, we must ensure that our current graduates and those thinking of joining the profession know that nursing is an attractive career with many opportunities to develop and play a central role in how we continue to deliver high-quality, compassionate care.

The investment made through recruiting and retaining graduate nurses has a positive effect on patient care.

And many graduates progress to higher-level studies contributing further to the body of nursing knowledge leading to improvements in patient experience, treatment and care.

As the NHS workforce evolves and the nature of clinical education changes, nurses are increasingly rising to the challenge to take on extended and advanced roles pushing the boundaries of practice and changing the face of the modern healthcare workforce.

Graduate nurses play an important role in leading these changes and are well prepared to fulfil many of these additional responsibilities, some of which have become part of the everyday practice of nurses (such as prescribing).

Nurses are one of the few health professionals that work across the 24-hour continuum in all healthcare settings providing critical clinical decision-making, transforming the way in which care is delivered and transforming lives.

As such, we have developed our top 10 reasons to value the graduate nurse.

Reasons to value graduate nurses

Graduate nurses reduce avoidable deaths;
A graduate nurse’s level of knowledge and skill ensures they are well placed to be accountable for patients’ increasingly complex physical, physiological and social care needs;
A nursing degree ensures graduates have equity with other health professionals, enabling effective patient advocacy within the multidisciplinary team;
Graduate nurses use critical thinking skills to be able to integrate a wide knowledge base into everyday decision-making;.
Graduate nursing has a diversity of career options and opportunities, with increased likelihood of individuals staying in the profession. It is also the base level to progress to enhanced and advanced practice as part of transforming the workforce to meet patient need;
Graduate nurses help to improve patient care at the bedside by bringing relevant evidence into practice and through co-designing care with patients and their families;
Graduate nurses provide positive returns on investment for the NHS. Their higher level of knowledge and skills enables them to be an integral part of strategies to deliver higher quality of care, and reduce length of stay and re-admissions;
Graduate nurses are research literate, able to appraise research, and increase the translation of research to practice – thereby strengthening the evidence base for practice, and improving outcomes;
A nursing degree provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to undertake complex assessment, planning and care delivery, making them crucial to delivering more compassionate and clinically effective care;
A nursing degree provides graduates with the ability to analyse population health data, and build their skills to plan the services, care and education programmes to cater for changing population needs.

The Shelford Group Chief Nurses represent 10 of the leading NHS multi-specialty academic healthcare centres in England.
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