I learned about electronic health records program (eRecords) , telemedicine program (eMedicine), eLearning program (eLearning) when I attended the one day eHealth seminar conducted by the University of the Philippines-Manila National Telehealth Center (UPM-NThC) last October 7, 2011 at Pedro Gil UP Manila.

I have been in the practice of medicine for the last 20 years and into teaching nursing courses for 6 years, and the seminar provided me with information regarding the practice of eHealth.

Charting or Documenting is the process of making an entry on a client’s record. Client’s record has several purposes: communicating with other member of the health team, education, and research and for legal, auditing and reimbursement purposes.

Personally I have used eLearning when I had my distance education courses. In a way I practiced eMedicine , when I did Filipino health podcasts  and for sure I am would like to put into use a simple electronic medical records for my clinical practice.

Most of the attendees were young registered nurses and this is actually the right time for them to learn eHealth especially about eRecords: electronic medical record and electronic health record. In the years to come, all hospital-based practice will surely have eRecords as part of their system.

eHealth seminar Information

The Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing, Nursing Week ( September 29-30, 2011) is an annual celebration organized by the AU Society of Student Nurses Pasay and the College of Nursing. This year theme was “One Voice, One Passion: Pole Vaulting Towards Quality Education and Holistic Nursing Care”.

The effects of Storm Pedring did not dampen the Fun –filled activities for two days.  Day 1 activities started with parade of students and the cheering squad competition. In the afternoon, basketball and volleyball games were held. An added attraction to the activities was the “Nurse Got Talent” portion, participated by abled and skilled nursing students in singing and dancing.

Nursing Week Opening Ceremony



With the sun shining on Day 2 , faculty members were the main performers in the morning, with several aerobics performance and parlor games as activities. The finals sports/games were held in the afternoon with the seniors winning most of the events.

And finally, the night was the search for the Mr and Miss Nightingale 2011 of AU Pasay College of Nursing. Candidates graced the catwalk donning their “ecology inspired outfit”, sports and formal wear. Level 111 students Joel Heinz Corral ?and  Rochelle De Villa were crowned as Mr. Nightingale 2011 and Ms. Nightingale 2011 respectively.

The students and faculty salutes the collaborative efforts of the officers and members of AU Society of Student Nurses Pasay, with guidance of Ms Anna Alfonso and Ms Anchie Refran , as their advisers, and the dean Dr Arlene Blaise T. Cortez, for the successful celebration of the Arellano University Pasay Nursing Week 2011.

Thanks to all who put the time, energy and commitment into making this week a very proud one for AU – Pasay College of Nursing.

“Eskwelahan, Simbahan, Barangay, Palengke at Buong Komunidad, Sama-Sama Nating Sugpuin ang Dengue” , DOH May 2011 theme of Dengue Awareness Month

Dengue fever infection has afflicted thousands of young and old Filipinos every year. Inspite of community and health authorities efforts to combat it, it has become a menace to a lot families in urban and rural areas.

There are several strategies of combating Dengue fever ,the DOH 4S Kontra Dengue strategy is  composed of Search and Destroy, Seek early consultation, Self-protective measures and Say no to indiscriminate fogging.

Another innovative strategy  is Mosquito Ovicidal/ Larvicidal Trap system, developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The DOST-developed Mosquito OL Trap  has three important parts: a black container, a small strip of wood (lawanit) for mosquitoes to lay their eggs on, and a larvicide solution. The scent of the larvicide solution attracts female mosquitoes and encourages them to lay eggs on the immersed lawanit strip.  Once exposed to the solution, the eggs and hatched larvae will die.  The DOST Mosquito OL Trap prevents the next generation of mosquitoes from reaching adulthood and curbs the Aedes Aegypti  mosquito population.

Thus, DOST in partnership with DOH and  DepEd will distribute DOST mosquito OL Trap to all classrooms of both public and private schools in areas with high dengue cases in the metro.

According to the DOST website, some 34,910 DOST Mosquito OL Trap kits will be distributed to 17,454 classrooms in public and private elementary and secondary schools in Caloocan, Quezon City, Pasay, Valenzuela, Manila, Muntinlupa, and Pasig.

How to Use the DOST Ovi/Larvicidal (OL) Trap

1. Pour tap water into the black plastic cup until the lined mark just above the printed DOST logo. This volume is equivalent to 250 milliliters (ml).
2. Pour one pack of OL pellets into the plastic cup.
3. Place the lawanit stick in the solution with the rough surface facing up.
4. Put the plastic cup outside the house in a low-lying area protected from the sun and rainfall. Take care not to spill the contents. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
5. Let the cup stand for six (6) days.
6. After six days, gently brush off into the solution the mosquito eggs stuck on the lawanit strip. A used toothbrush will do the trick, but make sure that all the mosquito eggs drop into the solution.
7. Pour hot water into the solution until the cup is almost filled.
8. Dispose all the liquid contents of the cup down the drain.
9. Repeat steps 1 to 9 weekly for six (6) months.

Click here:      trap instructions

NLE Board Exam Results 2003 – 2011

by Anna Katharina on August 21, 2011

in Nurse Quad,School

Comparison of the Number of NLE Board Exams Passers , Examinees and % passing Average