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Friday, October 23, 2009

Japan hiring more nurses, caregivers

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TOKYO, Japan --The Japanese government said the arrival of the second batch of Filipino nurses and caregivers is expected by next year under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on the Movement of Natural Persons.

In an interview following a briefing to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) journalists here, Kazuhiko Shimizu, deputy director for Second Southeast Asia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), disclosed that the Japanese government is currently discussing the details with the Philippine government on the dispatch of the second batch of Filipino nurses and caregivers under the JPEPA.

The Second Southeast Asia Division at the MOFA, of which Shimizu is deputy director, includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. The other group consisting of five ASEAN countries is headed by the First Southeast Asia Division deputy director Takuma Sakaguchi.

“The next batch is coming next year. We’re now starting the discussions with the Philippine government,” Shimizu said.

Shimizu disclosed that the first batch of caregivers had already started their training in Japan. Thirty Filipino candidate caregivers were sent to Japan last Sept. 27.

“The first batch arrived just recently. They are now starting their training in Japanese hospitals,” he said.

Under the agreement, Filipino nurses and caregivers have to take a two- to four-year school course in Japan. They must also pass the licensure examination to be certified careworkers in Japan.

Aside from hospital training, the Filipino health workers are required to undergo Japanese language training courses for six months.

SOURCE: MANILA BULLETIN


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Singing Pinoy Nurse

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Could a hospital using an unconventional tool to help its patients feel better. Filipino Dominic Limpin is a dialysis nurse who had been working in New York City. After having Traumatic stress Disorder because of the September 11 terrorist attack, he signed on with a company that sends him around the country. As a traveling nurse, he helps hospitals fill empty shifts with his UNIQUE NURSING STYLE.

Dominic may be a little modest about his musical abilities. He performed with a choir that sang with the Philharmonic in New York City. He says he’ll do anything to get patients’ minds off their ailments. He does what Medicine sometimes can’t. So maybe it’s not the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down as much as the song itself.



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Monday, October 19, 2009

7 Pinoy nurses win case vs Sentosa in NLRC

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CHICAGO – Seven of the 31 Filipino nurses in New York who got embroiled in a labor dispute with their recruitment agent SentosaCare LLC won the case they earlier filed with the National Labor Recruitment Commission (NLRC) in Manila.

A decision by a three-member panel headed by NLRC presiding commissioner Gerardo C. Nograles awarded the seven nurses the “unexpired portion of their basic salaries" totaling $186,000, saying the nurses were “constructively dismissed" from their jobs.

The panel dismissed the claims of 18 others on grounds that they failed to produce a “quantum of evidence."

The ruling, which was handed down last Sept. 25 but made public only on Oct. 13, reversed an earlier ruling of executive labor arbiter Fatima Jambato-Franco that dismissed the case on January 24, 2008.

Rico Foz, executive vice president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (Nafcon), declared the ruling as a “victory for the nurses, as the decision now finds wrongdoing on the part of the Sentosa employers."

"But let us not lower down our guard. Justice has not been truly served yet by this decision. While it is an improvement on how Philippine labor agencies look at the nurses’ complaints, the decision merely throws bones to the nurses and to all of us who support the nurses," he said.

Nafcon is one of the lead convenors of the campaign launched in the US in 2006 to help the nurses from exploitation and threats by their employers.

The nurses who won the case are Maria Theresa Ramos, Jennifer Lampa, Carlo Conrad Garcia, Rizza P. Maulion, Riche P. Salve, Annabelle Capulong and Maria Consuelo Gonzales.

They were former nurses at Avalon Gardens Nursing Home in Long Island, New York, who resigned from their positions as contract nurses with the SentosaCare LLC.

The nurses had earlier requested for legal assistance from the Philippine Consulate relative to their “working conditions, difficult working relationship with administration, delayed/underpayment payment of salaries and other benefits" that deprived them to send “money to their dependents in the Philippines" and their piling bills.

As noted by the NLRC panel, instead of acting on the workers’ complaints, the employers threatened to file suits against them before the US Courts for abandoning their jobs and endangering their patients.

“The delayed salaries and diminution in pay, coupled with the uncaring and indifferent attitude on the part of the respondents, brought about the feeling of oppression and created on adverse working environment, making it unacceptable for the employees to continue working for respondents," said the panel’s ruling.

Because the respondents led by Sentosa were in “substantial breach in their employment contracts" as the employees “demands for money claims were duly substantiated," the employees are “entitled to the full reimbursement of his placement fee with interest, plus the salaries corresponding to the unexpired portion" of their contract or for “three months for every year of the unexpired term, whichever is less," said the ruling, citing “The Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995."

Background of the case

The labor dispute started when Sentosa supposedly failed to fulfill its commitment to let the nurses work in specific nursing homes in the US. The nurses complained that upon their arrival in New York, they found out that they were made to work for an employment agency and received less than what was stipulated in their contracts.

When their complaints were ignored, 55 nurses resigned from the Avalon Gardens Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in April 2006, but many of them returned to work for fear of paying a $25,000-fine to Sentosa.

Ten of the nurses, however, refused to budge and were charged by Sentosa before a New York court.

On January 13,2009, however, the New York court dismissed the case against the nurses, saying they were “threatened with prosecution for crimes for which they cannot constitutionally be tried." - GMANews.TV

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/174587/7-pinoy-nurses-win-case-vs-sentosa-in-nlrc



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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nov 2009 Nursing Board Exam Update

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The PRC reminds first time examinees that the deadlines in filing for the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam will be on October 16,2009 (Friday).

If you are in Hong Kong and you dont have a PRC Nursing Licence yet, your in luck because as reported by the Saudi Gazette, there will be a special nursing examination there for filipinos who dont have a nursing license yet.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

UK envoy: Employ RP nurses at home first

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Before the Philippines could start sending out Filipino health care workers in droves abroad, it should first begin populating its hospitals with nurses.

The current surplus in Filipino nurses should be used by the government to care for its own people, said newly installed British Ambassador to the Philippines Stephen Lillie.

“You have a lot of nurses in the Philippines but there are some parts of the Philippines that do not have nurses," Lillie said on Thursday.

Although the British government is proud that its health care system has Filipino nurses, Lillie said the UK would eventually want to be self-sustaining.

There are about 250,000 Filipinos staying in the United Kingdom, most of whom are working in the health care industry.

Aside from the promise of more than 20 times the salary for nurses in the Philippines, Filipino nurses are often lured to work in the UK in hopes of petitioning their families to live with them there.

But Lillie said the UK is not like Canada or Australia which encourages immigration of foreign workers and their families.

“We want our health care service to be self-sustaining," he added.

Since 2005, the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) noted that the demand for Filipino nurses in countries like the UK, US, and Canada have already reached their quotas, causing thousands of fresh graduates to cease finding employment overseas.

The number of unemployed Filipino nurses was estimated at 400,000 in 2008.

Then PNA National President Leah Primitiva Samaco-Paquiz said the perceived oversupply of nurses is really caused by the inability of Philippine hospitals to create additional plantilla positions for fresh graduates.

Back to the barangay

To absorb the surplus of Filipino nurses, the government created a program to send them to hospitals in rural areas for training.

Under the Nurses Assigned in Rural Areas (NARS) program, which the British government has also been supporting, unemployed nurses will be made to return to their hometowns for a six-month tour of duty and will be given P8,000 a month as stipend or allowance. (For more information click on the Department of Labor and Employment’s website)

But Jackson Gan, vice president of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters, said the program only addresses the temporary employment of nurses but it would not make them attractive abroad. [See: NARS won't make RP nurses attractive abroad]

“Trained nurses in specialty areas like surgical wards, burn ICU (Intensive Care Unit), neo-natal ICU, cardiac cath lab, nursery nurses, pedia, cardio-vascular, emergency, therapy, and clinical wards, which are in demand in the Middle East and Western countries like the USA, UK, Australia and Canada," Gan said.

He said funds for the NARS program should be diverted instead to the improvement of government hospital facilities in both rural and urban areas “so that more nurses can be hired in those areas and accumulate the training needed for work abroad." - GMANews.TV

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173054/uk-envoy-employ-rp-nurses-at-home-first


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Nurses urged to invest in healthcare services

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By PHOEBE JEN INDINO
September 28, 2009, 8:41pm

CEBU CITY – Given the over-supply of registered nurses in the country currently, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is urging nurses to explore other options relevant to their profession such as investing in home healthcare services through cooperatives and associations.

“Nurses should start thinking of being entrepreneurs,” underlined DoLE Undersecretary Carmelita Pineda during the culmination of the first batch of nurses participating in the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) project in this city.

Pineda, in her speech, said nurses can go beyond being mere employees of hospitals, clinics and health units. “They can organize themselves into associations and cooperatives to set up home healthcare services, birthing places, or health facilities for older people among various other similar possibilities,” she urged.

The DoLE official added that while waiting for a chance to be employed overseas, nurses can venture into and already start income generating projects.

However, she admitted that the high demand for nurses abroad is a really attractive career to pursue because of its obvious economic returns.

Meanwhile, Pineda disclosed that the continuing demand for Filipino nurses overseas is expected to intensify, as the world’s northern countries experience longer lifespans and the graying of their population in the next five to ten years is sure to see the deployment of local nurses.

“Countries that will continue to offer employment opportunities include the Gulf States in the Middle East such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman,” she said.

Further, European countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland will also continue hiring Filipino nurses, even as new markets are emerging in Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Netherlands.

Canada, too, is a new market, while Australia and New Zealand likewise offer job opportunities for nurses.

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/222455/nurses-urged-invest-healthcare-services



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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hospital looks abroad for sixty nurses

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Last updated: 9/26/2009 12:00:00 PM


SIXTY nurses are being brought over from the Philippines to work in Colchester's main hospital due to a shortage of appropriate healthcare staff in the UK.

A total of 80 additional nurses have already been hired by the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust which is increasing the number of its beds this winter.

But due to problems attracting qualified and experienced nurses in the UK the trust sent staff to the Philippines to try and recruit more nurses there.

In total, the trust is currently looking to hire about 130 healthcare staff, with the biggest gaps in specialist medicine.

Yesterday, a spokesman said: “We went over to the Philippines in the early summer and recruited 60 Filipino nurses.

“The reason for choosing the Philippines was that we had recruited from there before about five years ago and it worked very well, both in terms of the quality of work and the retention figures.”

The spokesman added that hiring staff from the Philippines was approved by the Department of Health and that the first 15 staff would be taking up their positions in November.

“There is a national problem with recruiting experienced and qualified nurses staff in the UK - there just are not enough.

“We are very successful at recruiting healthcare assistants from the community and that is not proving a problem.

“However, in common with lots of other hospitals, we are not finding it easy to recruit experienced staff at a reasonably senior level from the UK.”

The spokesman added that by March next year the trust hoped to have a full complement of staff.

He added that the hospital had recently set up a peripatetic nursing team that was able to swiftly plug any staff gaps that arose in various medical fields.

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Implanted tooth helps blind US woman recover sight

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MIAMI (AFP) – A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said.

Sharron "Kay" Thornton, from the southern US state of Mississippi, lost her sight in 2000 when she came down with a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare disease that scarred her cornea, according to the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

For patients whose bodies reject a transplanted or artificial cornea, this procedure "implants the patient's tooth in the eye to anchor a prosthetic lens and restore vision," said Thornton's surgeon Victor Perez.

In the procedure -- which was pioneered in Italy but was a first in the United States -- the medical team extracted Thornton's canine or "eyetooth" and surrounding bone, shaved and sculpted it, and drilled a hole into it to insert an optical cylinder lens.

"We take sight for granted, not realizing that it can be lost at any moment," the grateful patient said. "This truly is a miracle."

She said people should imagine what it is like "if you could keep your eyes closed just for one week... it's amazing what you see when you open your eyes again."

The tooth and the lens were implanted under the patient's skin in the cheek or shoulder for two months so they could bond, then they were carefully implanted in the center of the eye after a series of procedures to prepare the socket.

"A hole is made in the mucosa for the prosthetic lens, which protrudes slightly from the eye and enables light to re-enter the eye allowing the patient to see once again," read an Eye Institute statement.

Following a series of operations, medical personnel removed the bandages from Thornton's eyes two weeks ago.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

SafetyNet Monitoring System Keeps an Eye on Wards of Patients

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Masimo is releasing a new version of the firm's popular SafetyNet™ remote monitoring system. According to the company, the system can provide continuous pulse oximetry readings from up to eighty patients on four separate hospital floors. The technology aims to decrease respiratory-related adverse events in a high risk population, such as post-surgical patients on the general care floor, patients with obstructive sleep apnea, and those who are on narcotic analgesics. Using internal pagers or interfacing with other messaging systems, the central server can notify clinicians if a patient requires prompt attention.

The Masimo Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system combines the gold standard performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry with optional Oridion Microstream® end tidal CO2-based respiration rate monitoring at the point of care and wireless clinician notification via pager to provide an unmatched level of patient safety on general care floors. The system uses IEEE industry standards for connectivity—allowing for more efficient sharing of data across a hospital's IT platforms and the option of full integration into a hospital's existing IT infrastructure, providing a lower overall cost of ownership and improved financial benefits.

The new Patient SafetyNet system is already having a big impact on both nurses and post-surgical patients for two hospitals involved in limited market release testing. Marilyn Nemerever, R.N., director of Acute Care at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, where the new system is being used to monitor patients in three separate post-surgical units at three different hospitals from a single central monitoring station, stated "We love it. ICU beds are in high demand these days and Patient SafetyNet allows us to more closely monitor post-surgical patients in our med-surg units, so we can use our ICU resources more appropriately. Our nurses now have the piece of mind that comes with knowing that Patient SafetyNet is helping watch over their patients if and when they cannot. And our patients are having better outcomes because we can see, as well as respond to changes earlier."

Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, who found that Patient SafetyNet reduced rescue activations by 65% and ICU transfers by 48%—while in some patients where ICU transfer was avoided, length of stay was also reduced from 5.8 to 3.6 days with an associated cost of care reduction of 30%, have also embraced the capabilities of the new Patient SafetyNet system. George T. Blike, M.D., Medical Director of Patient Safety at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, stated; "The new system enhancements allow us to see real-time numerics for each patient at a glance, while the ability to monitor more patients on a single server will enable us to deploy the system across more care areas than before to reduce overall costs of implementation."




http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/09/safetynet_monitoring_system_keeps_an_eye_on_wards_of_patients.html




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