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March 2010 RENAP Accreditation Exam Result






Pinoy R.N. congratulates the following nurses who passed the Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines (RENAP) Accreditation Exam last March 28, 2010:

Abella, Everlyn L.
Agcaoili, Bernadeth M.
Aguila Sheryl O.
Alcantara, Joel s.
Alcaraz, Annabea Margarita C.
Alde, Mildred G.
Aldea, Joan Kamille T.
Alipio, Jerome Keith C.
Amoquis, Rey Niño B.
Antonio, Lovely R.
Arellano, Mary Joy A.
Atilano, Krizia G.
Babaran,  Ma. Corazon
Baguio, Krishann L.
Bahia, Maria  Corazon T.
Balisbis, Ferdinand P.
Ballaga, Glenna Marie C.
Balajadia, Andren-Ar  T.
Buenaventura, Marian D.
Cabacungan, Richard D.
Cabaddu, Nicholai L.
Cabal, Tristan louie C.
Cadano,  Anna Margarita R.
Cadal, Blesilda
Camarillo, Connie M.
Camello, Connie M.
Caparas, Alfredo B.
Carambas, Adrian  J.
 Cariño, Amor  Krishna B.
Castillo, Paul Adrian B.
Celario, Jossie S.
Certeza, Helen Grace M.
Chichirita, Kate Leen A.
Cleofas, Mary Lou M.
Cleofas, Noveth D.
Cerbas, Artemio G.
Clarin, Manuel Jr. T.
Co, Alexander Lara
Cruz, Eric Joseph A.
Cuizon, Robert G.
Dacio, Maria Sarah
Davao, Christin B.
De Guzman, John Garry F.
De La Cruz, Donabel V.
De La Cruz, Zipporah Elise Y.
De Los Reyes, Angelo T.
De Luna, April D.
Domingo, Romar Jerroe M.
Dones, Rachelle R.
Empainado, Maria  Migtonetta L.
Esmino, Gail
Estioco, Christine F.
Dizon,Estrella C.
Domasig, Emily
Espiritu, Keisha Tracee M.
Evangelista, Joseph Sheldon L.
Fan, Rose Anne Mia P.
Feliciano, Bernadeth D.
Foxwell. Mirda C.
Gallego, Maria Suzanne
Gatpo, Gretchen C.
Galura,Angelica R.
Galvez, Ma. Cecilia C.
Garcia, Anne Caerel
Gardose, April Rose M.
Gorospe, Jane N.
Gregorio, Lourdes B.
Guerrero, Anna Marie
Javier, Gregory G. Jr.
Gutierrez, Karla G.
Hermano, Hermarisa M.
Kim, Jason S.
Lapurga, Jonalyn V.
Laya, Jessieka Marie L.
Lara, Efren N. Jr.
Libutan, Rommel S.
Limpin, Anne Celeste P.
Lubina, Christopher L.
Mabbayad, Sherwin M.
Magbuhat, Ricardo P.
Magpantay, Shiela Ailyn
Manabat, Samuel C.
Maligaya, Ronalyn R.
Manalo, Honey L.
Mangarun, Sitti Aisha D.
Maranoc, Grishelda L.
Marasigan, Ma. Ricarda B.
Marquez, Malou R.
Martinez, Aaron H.
Mateo, Mary Kristel
Miguel, Luilmelyn A.
Millare, Gwyne Gidgette R.
Montervede, Rowena Ana H.
Mulato,  Jaesus D.
Muñoz, Maria Elisa J.
Nuguid, Ria Gee P.
Ocampo, Paolo F.
Omatang, Gerald R.
Onchengco, Riza
Pagulayan, Anthony S.
Palma, Carolyn
Pancho, Ian Caesar C.
Pantoja, Irene Marcia M.
Piaño, Raphael Aguiles O.
Piniones, Jennifer E.
Pua, Ace John Q.
Puti, Rovelyn Miranda F.
Qui, Mary Rose G.
Quibal, Jinalyn T.
Quibin, Christine V.
Recto, Justine Valerie B.
Remisio, Raymond D.
Reyes, Jennifer
Rosete, Geraldine R.
Roxas, Bernie D.
Salazar, Maria Cattleya C.
Salonga, Mary Grace R.
Salvacion, Miguelita A.
Sanchez, Lianjay B.
Santos, Karen Ann V.
Santos, Ryan Glenn B.
Sayen, Rommel S.
Sia Sy, Jefferson D.
Sinlao, Mark Ceasar T.
Siwa, Marie Grace D.
Sotto, Analyn L.
Sugarol, Franz Andrew C.
Sugarol, Nova Marie w.
Tan,  Aiza P.
Tolentino, Daisy LizaD.
Tuazon, Bernadette
Ucol, Charlmagne I.
Ugma, Princes Rodeza Joyce R.
Uson, Ria Lenna Suzette I.
Valdesancho, Reeliza
Victoria, Nerie Paz L.
Victoriano, John Ardenn L.
Viernes, Maria Regina P.
Villanueva, Florencia V.
Wayon,  Jason R.
Baldo, Melody Yacabao A.
Yaneza, Maureen
Yauco, Leah Joyce G.

Issuance of Certificates and Identification Cards will begin next week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only, 1-5 PM). A fee of Php100 will be collected.

Getting Involved with Earth Day & Social Vibe






It's Earth Day today and I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage my fellow nurses to take a more active role in protecting the environment and also getting involved with charities and other worthwhile causes.

For those who visit Pinoy R.N. regularly, you may have noticed the Social Vibe widget on the sidebar. Since November last year, this blog with the help of its readers have earned and donated 365 hours of Anti-RetroViral treatment to children afflicted with AIDS in Africa through the Keep a Child Alive foundation.

The Social Vibe concept is simple. Most of us have blogs or social networking profiles.  With Social Vibe, we can use these blogs and social networking profiles such as facebook, myspace, and twitter to create positive measurable social change.

By adding the Social Vibe widget/gadget to your own blog or profile, you can donate real money to your charity of choice without spending your own. Donation money is generated from brand advertisers that you choose as your sponsor when your friends click on your Social Vibe widget and do activities.

It's a novel way of helping out charities and worthwhile causes.

Here are detailed instructions on getting started:  

Blogger / BlogSpot Blogs  Click here for instructions  
Facebook  Click here to go to the Application   
Friendster, Multiply, and Others Click here to sign-up
Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs  Click here to download the Plugin  
WordPress.com Blogs  Click here for instructions  



10 Free Nursing Apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch






The general direction of nursing in the Philippines is global competitiveness.  And to be called globally competitive, the Filipino nurse must keep abreast with the current trends in the practice of nursing, especially with the latest updates in Nursing Informatics. 

While we have become very familiar with reliable nursing practices such as pen-and-paper recording of patient data, we have to be progressive and utilize the current trends in information technology.  After all, the application of the current trends in information technology in the practice of nursing will help us deliver efficient, quality, and more timely patient care. 

Since the daily workload of a nurse involves the generation, management, and processing of patient data,  the use of wireless devices such as Pocket PCs, PDAs,  iPhones, and even the iPod Touch have become commonplace.  In fact, many developers have released applications designed to help nurses improve efficiency on the job and reduce errors in the clinical setting.

The authors of Pinoy R.N. and Ward Class have tried a number of Free iPod Touch and iPhone applications for nurses. Here are some of the more useful ones:

  • Medscape.  A very useful application  from WebMD,  Medscape’s best features include the drug reference, drug interaction checker, and specialty-specific  news and updates.    It is very easy to use and lets users save articles and search results for future reference.
  •  Black Bag.  A free  medical resource for healthcare professionals, Black Bag provides access to news feeds, journal summaries, conference coverage, podcasts, and newscasts on categories ranging from allergy to nursing to women’s health.  It is even customizable for an enhanced user experience.
  • Epocrates RX.  Currently on Version 3.1, Epocrates Rx is a free mobile  drug reference that includes drug information, formulary, pill identifiers, drug interaction checker, medical calculators, clinical updates, and research articles.
  • Eponyms (for students).  The free version of Eponyms provides a brief description of more than 1700 medical eponyms.  It also includes a search feature that allows users to search eponyms by category.  Be sure to try “learn” mode in the options section of Eponyms (for students), it’s fun.
  • ABG. The ABG for the iPhone and iPod Touch is a free medical calculator that allows users to analyse arterial blood gas, calculate the FiO2 to achieve a desired PO2, compute IV drip rate and other hemodynamic calculations.
  • MedCalc. MedCalc is a free medical calculator that provides a large selection of relevant medical formulas.  The application supports US and SI units and features a customizable list of favorites and recently used medical formulas.  Users also have the option to search for medical formulas by name or keywords.
  • Medical Encyclopedia. University of Maryland Medical Center’s Medical Encyclopedia app for the iPhone and iPod Touch provides users with relevant  information on diseases, injuries, symptoms, different types of surgery, poisons, and laboratory tests.  The user interface is also clean and easy to navigate.
  • WebMD Mobile. WebMD mobile provides the nurse trusted medical information on demand. Information on symptoms, treatment, and even first aid is readily available.
  • Skeletal System (Head and Neck).  Developed by 3D4Medical.com, this medical application for the iPhone and iPod Touch has great graphics and illustrations.  It also allows users to change the background color and features a smooth zoom in/zoom out function.
  • Skyscape Medical Resources.  The Skyscape Medical Resources is a useful app for nurses and nursing students alike.  The medical application provides useful information on OTC  and prescription medications.  Also very organized and very easy to use.

In addition to the 10 apps mentioned above, it is also recommended that nurses and student nurses download Stanza for the iPhone/iPod Touch and Stanza Desktop.  Stanza Desktop supports most file formats including PDF  and it enables users to share e-books and PDF files, like the review notes found in the Pinoy R.N. downloads section, to the iPhone or iPod Touch.  Once shared, users will be able to access their PDF files via the Stanza app on the iPhone or iPod Touch anytime.  Yes, even during clinicals. 

However, it should be noted that while we consider  these nifty applications as technological wonders, there is no substitute to good critical thinking and a keen clinical eye.  Thus, nurses must exercise professional  judgment and critical thinking, and take into consideration general nursing knowledge when using the above-mentioned medical applications.

Free iPhone and iPod touch apps for nurses
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Seminar on Health Informatics






The University of the Philippines Manila, National Telehealth Center in partnership with the International Open Source Network ASEAN +3 will be conducting a Seminar on Health Informatics on April 8, 2010 at the UPMASA-PGH SCIENCE HALL 3rd Floor Philippine General Hospital in Taft Avenue, Manila.

The seminar will cover topics on:
  • ICT for Health: Introduction to eHealth, Telemedicine, Health Informatics
  • Open Source in Health
  • Health Informatics in the Philippines: A Historical Perspective
  • Health Informatics in Education
  • Ethics in the Practice of Health Informatics, eHealth and Telemedicine
  • eHealth Initiatives of the National Telehealth Center
  • Future of eHealth, Telemedicine and Health Informatics

Registration fee is Php 1,200 and will include Seminar kit, CD of Health Informatics Resources, Certificate of Attendance, Morning & Afternoon Snacks (Lunch not included), and Freebies.

Discounts will be given to groups of 10 (Php 1,000) and to students with valid ID (Php 800). To register online, click here.

For more information, contact Ms. Vivian Biala or Ms. Rio Valenzuela at (+632) 5256501 or email them at admin@info.telehealth.ph

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