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Heart Association: Hands-only CPR works

NEW YORK (AP) — You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR — rapid, deep presses on the victim’s chest until help arrives — works just as well as Read more »

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Where have you gone Miss Nightingale?

By Mark S. Cogan Fred Schacher has been a registered nurse for many years. He’s had a job ever since he graduated from Southern Oregon University. He’s been working as a home health nurse for Curry County Home Health and Hospice for some time and he says he loves what Read more »

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Skills fail to find right job

By REBECCA TODD – The Press | Thursday, 10 April 2008 Filipino doctor Ron Laforpeza came to New Zealand for a better life, but is struggling to have his qualifications recognised. He is one of a group of foreign-trained professionals working well below their skill level because of difficulties finding Read more »

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Union backs Filipino nurses facing charges

BY MICHAEL AMON | michael.amon@newsday.com The largest health-care workers’ local in the nation has thrown its support behind 10 Filipino nurses whose resignation over working conditions at a Smithtown nursing home sparked criminal charges of endangering patients. Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 275,000 Read more »

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Pinoy nurses in KSA get pay raise

Filipino nurses, especially those employed by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia received a salary increase effective last March 19, 2008. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz earlier announced in a press report that effective March 19, 2008 depending on the area of specialization, Filipino nurses employed Read more »

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Agency, community help new Filipino nurses climatize to Regina, Canada

Pamela Cowan, Leader-Post REGINA, CANADA — In Regina’s tight rental market, it was challenging to find accommodations for a dozen Filipino nurses who recently arrived in the Queen City. And now more are on the way.

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Nursing shortage to slow startup of Mazankowski Heart Institute

CBC News, CANADA It could be three to five years before Edmonton’s new Mazankowski Heart Institute, scheduled to open next month, is working at full capacity, while Capital Health scrounges to find enough nurses to fill the jobs. The institute, which will serve patients from across Western Canada and the Read more »

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France set to hire Filipino Nurses

France wants to hire thousands of “competent Filipino workers,” including nurses and information technology professionals. French Ambassador Gerald Chesnel said discussions on the possible signing of an agreement are underway as his government has already expressed its intent to open his country’s doors to skilled Filipino workers to address France’s Read more »

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Wanted: practical nurses

RAYMOND PALATINO President, Kabataan Partylist (via email) This refers to the news article “‘Practical nursing’ course opposed.” According to the report, the Philippine Nurses Association is opposed to the “Practical Nurses” course introduced by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). The nursing group wants the new program scrapped because “it Read more »

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Where are all the nurses?

BY JOHN DORSCHNER MIAMI – Car needs fixing? Drop the keys off at a concierge desk at work and someone will take care of it. Coming from out of town and shocked by housing prices? One hospital offers apartments at discount rates. First-time home-buyer? Another hospital will help you with Read more »