Archive for April, 2011

Awit at Papuri’s New Way of the Cross and Bagong Daan ng Krus Podcast

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Just in time for Holy Week, our family made a little something to share with you— Awit at Papuri’s the traditional Way of the Cross but this time, online. This is for those who physically cannot do the way of the cross etc. This will enable you to be one with us in experiencing Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. You can choose to listen to Tagalog or English version of the Way of the Cross.

Click here to begin praying “Ang Bagong Daan ng Krus”

Click here to begin praying “The New Way of the Cross”

You might also want to listen to Tagalog podcast of Word of God (Ang Salita ng Diyos) according to the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. You can click here.

God Bless Us All.

UPOU-MAN Clinical practicum before another semester ends…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Another semester at UP Open University has ended and I am very pleased to share to you my “experience” just before the semester ended…

In UPOU-Master of Arts in Nursing major in adult health nursing, we are required in our major subject (N260- Adult Health Nursing) to attend a 3-day clinical practicum at Philippine General Hospital by the end of the semester.

Since February, I was getting bored with what I do at work in our institution… It was like “the-same-old-cases”… Same environment… In simple terms, everything was a ROUTINE— boring routine. Then came March that gave all the DIFFERENCE. My first ever clinical practicum at Philippine General Hospital saved the month. I was very excited because “being a nurse” in PGH is a one-of-a-kind experience, plus the fact that I was assigned to the BURN UNIT. It was s actually one of my motivations in continuing my studies at UPOU.

I don’t know what to expect but to just seize the moment to finally meet my classmates, professor and apply what we basically have studied for the semester.

We were tasked to accomplish a comprehensive nursing history and physical assessment (without looking at the chart) for the first day, make a nursing care plan and do implementation the second day and to do evaluation and follow-up on the third day.

My 3-day clinical practicum was not easy for I have been assigned to a patient who had 45% total body surface area burn. He was intubated, considering his other contraptions, bedridden and restless. It was a challenge for me but I think I was able to get through.

I experienced to do wound dressing to a burn patient, which is new for me. The staff of PGH was very hospitable and kind to share with us their experiences and teach us especially in dealing with these kinds of patients.

My clinical practicum at PGH is like a fuel that made my system/engine start and keep on going. It was indeed a “Something new” experience. It was what I needed after all. Thank you to Prof. Rita Ramos, PGH staff and most especially, my “virtual-classmates-came-to-life” LOL.

The highlight of the season!

P.S After the wonderful experience, the dreaded clinical portfolio is next. I was in my highest toxicity level in making a cqse study for my patient. Fortunately, I was able to submit and so finally I can say…


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