Showing posts with label nursing guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nursing guide. Show all posts

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nurses Talk -  Networking business is one of the hot issues in the Philippines, so many eager young people race each other to join this kind of business that promise you with this phrase - "We make you Rich!".   Business stuff is not new in the Philippines, when the country suffered more from poverty and when the prices of the common commodities rising so fast everyone thinks business.  That is why many Filipinos are trying to engage business in any way as long they could get a penny from it.  When Networking Businesses hit the country let's say 10 years ago, almost the entire country embraced it.  The promise of getting rich quicker was the motivational factor by most Filipinos at that time. I remembered my brother borrowed some money from me so that he could join the Forever Living Networking Business  luckily my mother convinced him to not continue his desire.  He could be one of those who were fooled by the promise of the Business and now regretting the loss of their investment.

So here is my question can Networking Business make you Rich?
I joined so many Networking businesses some of these businesses are online and some are the popular ones in the Philippines, but until now I am not rich but I gained some profits to sustain my daily needs.  My point is I strived so hard to get that promise but what ever I do; it will only earn me some pennies and not the income most Networkers promise me.  What went wrong?  I am no genius but I know about business, I studied it.  Networking Business is not a bad business but it is a business with no guarantees and if it has, its lifespan is limited for a number of years only.  Many Networkers were brainwashed by the trainings and seminars of their company.  So if you are there listening to their brainwashing programs sooner or later you will become a robot too, you will work hard to get your own downlines so that you can pay the money you've borrowed from joining that forsaken business. But the reality is you are not working for yourself, you are working for your uplines. In a networking business you must get two downlines (left and right) just one pair and then you will help your downline to get their own pairing too because every pairing you will earn something and that's the flow.  So, if you have so many pairings from your account that's how your profit grows.  If there is no more pairing happening on your account the next thing you do is to convince your downlines to maintain the purchasing of products so that you can get a commission from it.  So, if they don't patronize the company's product anymore --- your Cash flow stops!  Even if you are the first of that networking business with thousands of downlines still it is not a guarantee, because if nobody is patronizing your product anymore, it is 100% sure you get 0.  No wonder your uplines joined competing networking businesses behind your back. Well, anyways every company has its own networking strategies but what I am sharing you is the most common flow in every networking business.  So in order for you to get rich is to have a river of downlines and a witty mouth to keep telling them to buy the products.  

Now let’s talk about weakness of the Networking Businesses that eventually will bring you to the path of not getting rich at all.

  1. There is no more big fish to catch
Networking Business is trying to make short cuts on the culture of business enterprise, they never think about the flow of supply and demand in relation to their recruitment for downlines.  Hundreds of Networkers have recruited already all those people who can afford and witty, what’s left are those who can’t talk, jobless and poor personality skills.  So, let's say you have successfully recruited your clients next is ask your self, do they the skills you have in recruiting for their own?  To be able to become a successful businessman it requires dedication and skills, so you need to train them to talk like you and to have a focus towards the business like you.  Do you think they have the dedication? Will  you encourage  them to quit their jobs and focus on the networking business?  Think about it.

  1. Expensive Capital Investment
They said that networking business has the cheapest Investment?  If that is the case then why when you are inviting someone to join the business they keep saying," I can't afford, it's too expensive?"

  1. Expensive Product
They said that the product is cheaper than the ones in the department stores? That is definitely wrong; try to buy a vitamin capsule with the same content of that from networking business to a local pharmacy store you will know the difference.
  1. No Proper Product Marketing
They said that their products are good, said who? The ones who are telling you about the products are the brochures and that networker who is trying to recruit you.  Imagine, a networker who is not a doctor convinces you to buy his medicinal soap and food supplements would you believe him?

I experienced being recruited by a kid he introduced to me different kinds of food supplements. So, why would I listen to him? In the first place I could not trust the person who is not a health expert then talks a lot about about health stuff.

Another thing it has no media ads about the product such as tv and radio ads, so how will your potential clients know about the product and how can they trust the product? 

  1. Lack Professionalism
Business and professionalism goes together and work together.  If you are selling something you will entice the customer to the effectiveness of your product and services and not to deceive them by the promise of getting rich, because if that’s the case we are good as liars in our own company.  That is why they keep giving trainings more on the flow of the Networking and not more on the product effectiveness.

Now, I have shared you everything about the networking business so before you join you must re-think it over and over again.  I met three teens who were planning to join the business they joined all their savings to invest for the Networking business.  I told them everything I learned, I did not tell them not to invest but I was just telling them the weaknesses of the said business.  They are all nursing students, I asked them if you want to get rich, you better quit your nursing and start working on it.  I told them doing networking business as sidelines will bring you nothing, luckily they re-think their plans and now they are selling bags on facebook and to their classrooms.  They have utilized their savings in putting up a small buy and sale business and guess what? It works!  They never quit nursing, they never talk about getting rich, they never talk about downlines or uplines, but at their young age they know how to talk about the quality of their products because they love what they are selling.   That is business! To get rich is just a goal in every business, but the love of doing business is the path to obtain that goal and there is no shortcuts but only enjoyment of doing it.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nursing Informatics - When we are busy working with so many computer stuff and other Nursing Informatics related work sometimes it is very stressful when our laptops or PC suddenly lags.  Of course we are not that expert that  we can easily identify the cause of it and most of us would blame on viruses and other important programs that we installed, but we can't easily uninstall. So the final verdict is we keep pushing ourselves to buy a new PC or Laptop.  So should we replace our Dual Cores or I3 Laptops to I7 or Core 2 Quad Laptops for our simple document or spreadsheet processing needs?  Actually I always laugh when I see some users who keep blaming there laptops resources for the lags, but eventually there are ways to fix it in a simple way that you don't need an expert to do the job.  Powerful processors are intended for huge processing jobs such as working with multimedia and sophisticated programming projects, but if your task is just simply accessing programs and doing some word processing and spreadsheet jobs your dual core laptop with 1-2 gig ram can handle it, if it's slow then here are the possible reasons:

1. So many unwanted programs running
2. Your hard disk is full or close to that -  transfer some of your files to Portable hard drive, clean your Temp Folder in Drive C: - Better run Disk Cleanup (Accessories/System tools)
3. Stop running Windows Aero - it eats your resources
4. Some windows applications are having bad sectors and data loss -  Better run Defragmenter ( Accessories/System tools)
5. Disable the use of Windows 7 theme

Assuming you are done doing all the above mention -- Click the link below for Tweaking your Windows 7 to gain extra Speed!

Speeding your Windows 7 - Tutorial

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nurse Talk - Many Nurses love to eat chocolates most of my friends love chocolates but none of them talk about the positive side of it, they only argue about the taste of chocolates.  Anyways there are so many issues about chocolates too especially to those are suffering from diabetes.  Nurses are aware of that, but hey our discussion for today focus on the positive contribution by the chocolates. According to some doctors... it makes you Beautiful!
source: Marlene Alphonse
 Consuming chocolates is known to have a number of positive effects on the overall health of an individual. When it comes to skin care, chocolates can be used as packs, scrubs and wraps. Spas and salons are also making the use of chocolates in their skin treatment techniques, which yield positive results. Mentioned here are some of the benefits of dark chocolate for skin.
  • Flavonoids, which are a type of antioxidants contain a compound called epicatechins. This component has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which protect the skin from damage, caused due to pollution, exposure to harmful chemicals and smoking.
  • Collagen and elastin play a key role in preventing wrinkles and skin discoloration. However, free radicals present in the body tend to destroy these components of the skin, thereby triggering skin problems. Chocolate, especially the dark version, is a rich source of flavanols, a type of flavonoids, which help in fighting against free radicals. They also repair damaged cells, making the skin healthy and blemish-free.
  • Cocoa, the main ingredient of this sweet treat, is known to increase the moisture in the skin, making it hydrated, and thereby preventing its flaking. Since skin density is improved, with the regular consumption of dark chocolate, you can now bid goodbye to dry, scratchy and rough skin.
  • Dark chocolate acts as a shield to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. There is considerable improvement in blood circulation and age spots also tend to fade away. Due to this, the skin appears to have a refreshing and dewy appearance.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Nurse Talk - This is one good article useful for nurses who are too much involve in science and have neglected spiritual values toward patient care.  Most patients have strong faith in their religion and sometimes their beliefs encourage them to survive what ever medical attention their body demands.  The role of spirituality in promoting health and improving patients' responses to illness is receiving increasing attention. In fact, ministering to the spiritual needs of patients and families has been identified as an essential element of clinical care. Read the Full article - > 

Nurses' Attitudes Towards Spirituality and Patient Care


The High Demand For The Health Informatics Degree
How Nourish Your Newborn


Nurse Talk - This is one of the best discussion for those women who wants to get pregnant, but in a certain age concerns. I found this article that will answer to your question regarding age issues on pregnancy.

It is a fascinating look at today's society and the choices women are faced with: advance their career and ignore their biological clock…the human body has an organic deadline called menopause. Physically and emotionally will she be equipped to handle the bumpy road into parenthood while managing hot flashes?

To read the entire article:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

If its difficult for you to become a Registered Nurse in the US, well you don't have to worry on that practical nursing jobs are now the trend to get a real job in the US as a health professional.  Well, of course the work load and the salary are not similar as of working as a registered nurse, but at least you get a big chance to practice your profession abroad.  So you must get an

LPN or LVN course then you can take the licensure exams for LPN or LVN. Make sure that you have a good experience in the hospital before applying for NCLEX-PN examination, if you pass that then you can apply for Practical Nursing Positions in the US.

Here is a step by step guide on how you can work as LPN nurse in America:

1.      In USA, one option for a practical nurse is to work as a temporary worker. Practical nurses must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or LPN course and passed required exams.


2.      You have to take and passed the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) and English test.


3.      Qualified applications will be petitioned via working visa by the employer.


4.      While working, they can choose to continue their studies to be eligible for an immigrant visa application and work as Registered Nurse.


5.      Under the present immigrant visa retrogression, you may have to wait for 5 to 6 years.


6.      For more information about H2B visa for practical nurses, you may consult US immigration lawyers.


Applying for a UK Visa

  The United Kingdom Border Agency, through their website; 

So many Filipinos wants to get abroad and many Nurses from the Philippines are eager to get a chance to step foot in UK and work with their profession.  Well, Nurses you will not get the full chance to work as nurse their due to the Visa.  But as long you can get a student visa then there is a big chance you could land a job there in UK. updated guidelines on the requirements, procedures and other vital information on how to apply for a  specific type of visa.

Specifically, there are four modes of  entering the UK, depending on the purpose of the travel -  to visit, to study, to work or join family. A visit means a short stay (generally of up to 6 months) in the UK while study means a course of study at a UK school, university or college. Work in essence means paid or unpaid (voluntary) work for an employer in the UK on the other hand ‘Join Family’ means coming to the UK, with the aim of staying for a long period or permanently, as the partner or family member of a British citizen or someone who has (or is applying for) temporary or indefinite permission to stay here.

In 2009, the UK census recorded a figure of 112,000 Filipinos living and working in the United Kingdom, and had 10,840 Filipinos gaining British citizenship in 2007, the second largest number of any nation after India.

A Note on the UK Points Based System
In 2008, immigration to the UK underwent a complete process of reform, replacing most of the current system of UK visas and UK work permits with a five tier points-based immigration service. So here is the reform in 2008.

The new system consists of the following five categories:
Tier 1 visa– Migrants with desirable professional skills
Tier 2 visa – Skilled workers with an offer of employment
Tier 3 visa – Temporary, low skilled workers
Tier 4 visa – Students
Tier 5 visa– Youth mobility schemes/ temporary workers

Tiers 1 and 2  offer potential routes to settlement in Britain and may lead to the opportunity to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR), often known as permanent residency.

In Tiers 2-5 applicants will need to obtain a certificate of sponsorship from the relevant sponsoring body. For Tier 2 visas this would be a sponsoring British company, for Tier 3 visas the operator of a specific worker scheme, for Tier 4 visas the educational institution and for Tier 5 visas the home government of the candidate.

What most Filipinos are unaware of, is that in order to be eligible to apply under certain categories of the Points Based System, an applicant must have a sponsor which is on the UKBA Register of Sponsors.

The register of sponsors lists all companies, schools and organizations that the UK Border Agency has licensed to employ migrant workers or sponsor migrant students. As of 31 March 2009, the register of sponsors replaced the register of education and training providers published by the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (and previously by the Department for Education and Skills).The register of sponsors lists the name, location and sponsor rating of every registered organization.

How the UKBA Awards Sponsors Ratings

The rating of a tier 4 sponsor – such as school or college – reflects the track record that institution has in educating overseas students and is listed on the education provider’s entry on the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors. If a school or college is suspended from the register, they will only re-appear once they have satisfied the UK Border Agency’s concerns and will show their new rating following inspection.

A-rated Sponsors.  If an education provider is an A-rated tier 4 sponsors, it means:

there is no evidence of abuse of the system or breaking of the tier 4 rules; and
they have all the necessary systems in place to meet their obligations as a sponsor under the points based system.

B-rated Sponsors. Schools or colleges that are given a B-rating – often following suspension from the Register of Sponsors – it means that a UK Border Agency visiting officer has found evidence that the necessary systems are not in place to carry out their obligations as a sponsor.

B-ratings are awarded if any member of staff is found to have a civil penalty within the past five years. This also extends to any convictions which raise doubt as to the education provider’s owner’s ability to run a business.

This means if a school or college previously rated as A before suspension and re-rated as B following inspection, has been prosecuted by the UK Border Agency for breaches of Tier 4 rules and/or has been badly run overall as a business. This does not mean that all B-rated institutions are untrustworthy, as the sham colleges will have their licenses revoked, but it should force students and agents to ask more searching questions.

Highly Trusted Sponsors.  This rating is awarded  to   “those sponsors who can demonstrate the highest levels of compliance with their sponsor obligations and who have a proven track record of recruiting genuine students who comply with the UK’s immigration rules.”

Recent Developments

UKBA announced in July this year that,  from April 2012, all educational  institutions in the UK  wanting to sponsor students  will be required to be classed as Highly Trusted Sponsors (HTS) and become accredited by statutory education inspection bodies.

Other restrictions, such as the requirement of overseas students to speak a determined level of English, were brought in at the same time, as part of the Government’s reforms of the immigration system, to tackle abuse and bring net migration down to ‘sustainable levels’.

The revised guidance sets out what will happen to existing Tier 4 sponsors  who do not apply for Highly Trusted Sponsor  status by the deadline and details of transitional arrangements for sponsors who do not already have Highly Trusted Sponsor status.

In a statement, a UKBA  spokesperson said, “The changes to the student visa system will create a system where every student coming to the UK attends a legitimate course at a legitimate institution.”

Furthermore,  by next year, UKBA  will operate only two ratings –  ‘A  rating’ and  ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor rating.’ With this recent developments, tt is highly probable that many further and higher education private institutions will be forced to closed down due to the new changes introduced into the UKBA Tier-4 policies.

It is thus imperative for students wanting to pursue postgraduate studies in UK to  check the register to see whether the education provider that they  have chosen to study with is on the register and check the UKBA rating awarded to the education provider.  Here is the link for the register:

Source: OFW Journalism Consortium

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Why choose nursing as a profession? Today there are so many nursing who are working wing low wages, and still you can see smiles on their faces. So the question is Why love to become a Nurse? Each nurse has a number of reasons, but it could be personal, business, money, job security, or simply a dedication for the sick people, every person who decided to enter nursing has entered into a life of service. Each nurse is committed to the core values ​​of being a nurse and that includes human dignity, integrity, independence, altruism, and social justice. All nurses have a vision and that is why they are unique, when you start working as a nurse your superiors will put you on different delicate duties, they want and expect a perfect baby sitter who would not make any  mistake, but of course as a student nurse what ever you do to avoid errors mistakes can't be avoided.  So you must be always patience and kind, however there are so many instances that as a nurse you will be dealing with patients with members of the family who always try to drag you down and that is natural. Nursing is a challenge but as a nurse you must always remember that  you are dedicated in helping every human being that requires medical attention, plus giving them kind words  which can brighten their day, no matter how bad your day you must always put in heart the values of a good servant for the betterment of your patient.

Here is an important article about why becoming a Nurse is something like a noble profession.

When a person decides to become a nurse they make the most important decision of their lives. They decide to dedicate their lives to the care of others sometimes putting their own health at risk to help the sick to become better or to keep them comfortable during the end of their life. "When you become a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours." Author Unknown, (Quote Garden, 2008) When you walk into a room and see the smile of a patient or hear them say "I'm so glad you are here today you take the best care of me" it makes you remember what you are there for.
Nurses have a variety of career choices they can work in childbirth centers, community health, emergency departments, geriatric wellness programs, intensive care units, mental health programs, occupational health, operating rooms, nursing research, school health, substance abuse treatment programs, and many more.
Nurses understand that the ongoing changes in nursing and the health care system create a need for life long learning to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. Each day is anything but routine, nurses must always be ready to think on their feet. Nursing is a career for a lifetime.
Core values
There are five core values in nursing they are human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice. Every nurse should strive to maintain these core values. All patients and their families trust the nurse to uphold these values and when one does not then it causes the public to lose faith in the healthcare system.
Human dignity
The term "dignity" is defined as "the state of being worthy of honor or respect" (The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary, 1991). When this concept is associated with the adjective "human", it is used to signify that all human beings possess inherent worth and deserve unconditional respect, regardless of age, sex, health status, social or ethnic origin, political ideas, religion, or criminal history. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). In nursing you are taught to treat all patients with dignity, you are to treat each person as equal and not refuse care to anyone regardless of their past or other factors. You treat each patient as you would treat your own loved ones if you were to care for them.
Integrity is the basing of one's actions on an internally consistent framework of principles. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Nurses have set values of integrity they work together as a whole with others to benefit everyone involved. Nurses also behave honestly, fairly, and ethically are truthful. They are truthful, trustworthy, and fair in all efforts, while holding themselves to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Nurses provide an environment of openness; they are honest in their approach to one another and those they serve.
Autonomy (Greek: Auto-Nomos - nomos meaning "law": one who gives oneself his/her own law) is the right to self-government. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Autonomy in nursing gives the patients a right to informed consent. The patient is given the facts and consequences to their health choices and has the right to choose to go through the procedure or not, unless that person is declared incompetent and then a medical power of attorney or health care surrogate is appointed to them to make decisions.
Altruism is selfless concern for the welfare of others. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Everyday nurses put their own lives in danger to care for patients in their time of sickness or death. Nurses are ethically required to take care of patients sometime risking their own safety and health. Whether it be a putting themselves in the way of a physically aggressive patient to protect the other patients or staff, or entering a room to care for a patient with HIV, TB, MRSA or other contagious diseases. Nurses must put the welfare of their patients first.
Social Justice
Social justice refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved in every aspect of society, rather than merely the administration of law. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Nurses are required to uphold freedom of choice in their patients' care, while upholding their dignity.
Vision for self as a nurse
When a person chooses to become a nurse they see themselves as a Florence Nightingale figure, always doing for the good of others, never doing wrong, never failing in anything they do. Then when they actually get in their role as a nurse they find it is not always easy to do their job as they were taught. As Faye Wattleton who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the first African American president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1978. "In a health care situation, you see humanity at its most basic, and you realize there are no simple yes or no, right or wrong answers" (, 2008). Nurses are required to think on their feet and to know critical thinking, to know what is needed in every situation and what can be done to solve the needs of that person at the time. As a nurse you hope to never make a mistake but if a mistake is made you own up to it and work to correct it. To be a perfect nurse is impossible, nurses are humans, and all humans make mistakes.
Working with self and others to follow nursing philosophy
A nurse must work to maintain personal satisfaction and growth. As a nurse, you're making a real difference in people's lives every day. No two days are the same, and nursing provides you with knowledge and experience you can use for yourself, your family, and your community, in addition to your patients. Some days when a nurse has had to deal with a noncompliant patient, an irate family member, or other healthcare workers who take their frustration out on the nurse they may feel like they chose the wrong profession. Then they walk into a room to a smiling face and kind words and it makes it all worthwhile. When a nurse sees the patient who has been hospitalized for a long time finally get to go home and realizes that they had a part in that happening then it makes all the other negatives not look so bad. Just remember when caring for your patients to always demonstrate patience, kindness, and understanding. That noncompliant patient may just be scared and has no other way of letting out their fears, the family member may be stressed for worrying about there loved ones and looks for others to blame, your healthcare peers may have been having the same kind of bad day that you have had and you just came up on them at the wrong time. Just remember the real reason you became a nurse and remember all of those who are depending on you to help them get well.
In conclusion, a nurse needs to remember the Hippocratic Oath they took when they became a nurse: "I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care." (Cybernurse, 2008). Nurses must remember their core values and follow them to the best of their ability. During the good and bad times they need to remember why they decided to become a nurse and their vision to what they want to achieve as a nurse. They must always remember to put the care of others first and to treat everyone equally. A person who chooses nursing as a profession makes a choice that will affect them for a lifetime.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Best Nursing Review Tips and Advices - Effective Facts: "Good all reviewees for Nursing board exam! Like what we see with so many review centers in the country and they have different strategies and styles and provides reviewees their best for up coming Local Nursing Board exam. A question? Do we have to rely solely on them? Should we do our part too?

Well, here are some tips to help you so that your money paid thre review centers are not wasted. Enjoy!

When we try to look for standing for passerrs and takers for the past 5 years or more, the passing rate variability and most likely most takers pass the exam just to pass through. Then we asked why?

Here are some helpful tips for nursing review NLE test taker that can help guide them during Nursing review process:"