Why Should I Hire You Nurse Juan? A Tribute for Filipino Nurses Abroad

Why Should I Hire You Nurse Juan? A Tribute for Filipino Nurses Abroad

Through the time, the trend of nursing profession was commercialized through its great opportunities abroad and its deafening high pay for specialized nurses. Meanwhile, nursing schools had emerged like mushrooms in the Philippines and the number of Filipino nurses become extremely imbalanced with its term of demand from healthcare facilities here...
Perioperative Nursing-Three Phases

Perioperative Nursing-Three Phases

  The term perioperative nursing refers to all the activities and responsibilities assumed by a nurse before, during, and after a surgical procedure. The systematic tool, nursing process, is involved in these procedures to ensure the quality of care that a surgical patient will receive. Three phases in perioperative nursing...
Top Five Job Search Websites for Filipino Nurses

Top Five Job Search Websites for Filipino Nurses

With competition for employment opportunities getting  stiffer, Filipino nurses need more than a pat on the back to jump start their nursing career. The search for a job can start with endless submission of generic resumes to countless hospitals within the metro and several provinces. However, after getting adequate clinical...
Valor and Sacrifice:The Nursing Profession

Valor and Sacrifice:The Nursing Profession

Nursing is a passionate profession. It is the profession that requires not only motivation, drive, knowledge, and skills. It is the one profession that requires one to take heart, to use his compassion in rendering genuine, altruistic care to different people no matter what race, color, age, sex, gender identity,...
Nursing Resume Tips for Nurses

Nursing Resume Tips for Nurses

After graduation, one thing that comes to our mind is to be employed and to start earning to reach our goals. Resume preparation is an easy task that a nurse applicant should first accomplish in order to apply for a job.   Resume presents the clear picture of an applicant....
Pain Perception

Pain Perception

Human feels pain because it is one of his survival instincts. Pain will give warning to the body that something dangerous is coming up. If the person is incapable to feel pain, it will be impossible for him to avoid accidents and react to dangerous situations. How do we feel...
Phil Health to hire 600 nurses for CARE project.

Phil Health to hire 600 nurses for CARE project.

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)will hire at least 600 nurses nationwide for Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff (CARES) project. According to Philhealth president and chief executive officer  Dr. Eduardo Banzon the  plan of this project initially is to deploy each care nurses  in the PhilHealth accredited hospitalslike Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center...
Tips for July 2012 Nursing Board Examination in the Philippines

Tips for July 2012 Nursing Board Examination in the Philippines

It is roughly a month to go before the Nursing Board Exam to commence. The challenge for nursing students has been greater than any other period in their lives. The tension is rising and the anxiety is at its peak. The question now is, are you ready to face the...
Filipino Nurses seeking Job in the US drop 42% in 2011

Filipino Nurses seeking Job in the US drop 42% in 2011

The number of Filipino nurse seeking job in the US drop almost 42 % last year  from 9,789  in 2010 to only 5,630 in  2011  Rep. Arnel Ty said. America’s National Council of State Boards of Nursing recent statistic report show that 5,630 Filipinos, who took the NCLEX for the first time in 2011...
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The Locker: It’s just my opinion

The Locker: It’s just my opinion

After seeing the short video I just really don’t know what to feel for various reasons. Wanting to feel relieved that someone has to speak and express what most nurses waiting to express for long years. Have the feeling of being proud how we value our profession which I consider one of the noblest or...
Nursing Documentation and Reporting: Do’s and Don’ts

Nursing Documentation and Reporting: Do’s and Don’ts

Nursing documentation is responsible for keeping the legal record of the patient, which is known as the patient’s chart, regarding his personal information and care. On the other hand, nursing reporting occurs when two medical professionals directly and indirectly involved in the care of the patient collaborate and exchange information about the care of the...
Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

With cardiac disease being the number one cause of death worldwide, many people are using drugs like Digoxin (lanoxin) to improve the pumping ability of their hearts. Generic Name: Digoxin Brand Name: Lanoxin Classification: Cardiac glycoside Uses: Treatment of congestive heart failure Control of rapid ventricular contractions in clients with atrial fibrillation/flutter Slow the heart...
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

Pain at the lumbar area and straining in order to urinate, these are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. Males especially those who are above 40 years old may have common complaints such as the stated above. Urologists may give medications in order to relieve the enlargement of the prostate. However, when symptoms worsen,...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nursing Care Plan

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nursing Care Plan

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the advanced enlargement of the prostate gland that is brought about by varying degrees of urethral obstruction and restriction of urinary flow. However, some men does not experience any symptoms for years. This condition is common among men 50 years old and above. Etiology  The cause of BPH is still unknown. ...
Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer

Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States, last 2008 (American Cancer Society, 2008). In the Philippines, Lung Cancer deaths reached 8,518 or 2.02% of total deaths according to a survey by WHO last 2011. Classification/Staging Lung cancer is divided into two categories: small cell lung cancers (SCLC)...
Anaphylactic Shock Case Study -The Impending Doom

Anaphylactic Shock Case Study -The Impending Doom

Anaphylaxis is an alarming emergency situation because of its rapid onset which may lead to death within a short period of time. Despite of its fatalities, death and the irreversible damage it caused, anaphylaxis is not always recognized thus, studies may underestimate the incidence (Soar et al, 2008). Anaphylaxis is not a reportable disease and...
Pulmonary Embolism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pulmonary Embolism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pulmonary embolism is most commonly due to a blood clot or thrombus. However, other types of emboli occur from air, fat, amniotic fluid and sepsis.  Normally, the heart pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation. Then, oxygen-rich blood is now carried into the system via the arteries. Once oxygen is utilized in the body, it...
Princess Punzalan: From Stardom to the Fulfilling Life as a Nurse

Princess Punzalan: From Stardom to the Fulfilling Life as a Nurse

Why would Princess Punzalan– an award winning actress and a daughter of the late Helen Vela leave her fame as one of the most brilliant actress in the Philippines to be a nurse in the US? Princess Punzalan, an amazing villainess in Philippine movies few years ago is currently working in the hospitals as a...
My Patient is a Doctor

My Patient is a Doctor

    The idea of a Doctor diagnosed with cancer doesn’t sink in my mind. How can a health leader become a helpless patient one day? I thought impossible things are only portrayed in telenovelas but I must understand it really happened in real life situation. How can a Doctor accept that at this time she’s...
Appendectomy Nursing Care Plan - Risk for Infection

Appendectomy Nursing Care Plan – Risk for Infection

Appendectomy of the surgical removal of the appendix is the only known procedure or remedy to the deceased organ. An inflamed appendix is very fragile and is easily ruptured even with light irritation. This is why too much palpation on the area is discouraged. Another medical intervention that needs caution is the giving of analgesics...
Female Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System

The role of the females in the reproduction of human beings is much more complicated than the males. Their part will not only involve producing egg cells but also will include the care and protection of a growing fetus inside the womb for nine long months. In the female body, the ovaries are considered to...
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