The American Heart Association (AHA) Journals‘ website has released an updated guideline for preventing, detecting, evaluating and managing high blood pressure of adults.

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City of Pines Philippines

And suddenly, I was embracing the cold weather of Baguio City in the Philippines. I thought I was dreaming, but I was not. I am in the City of Pines following an emergence of sudden and unplanned idea.

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It was All Souls day, backpacking in Negros Island was a spur- of- the- moment thing.

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I always yearn to experience the world of Emergency Nursing. It was an area I did not grasp when I was a student. I was always assigned in Surgical Ward and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Thankfully, my recent assignment as a travel nurse was in Emergency Department. Emergency Nurse, Emergency

So now I would like to share what is Emergency Nursing.

Emergency Nursing

According to the Emergency Nursing World website, Emergency Nursing is a specialty field in which nurses care for patients who are in emergency or critical phase of their illness or injury; and are adept at discerning life- threatening problems, prioritizing the urgency of care, rapidly and effectively carrying out resuscitative measures and other treatment, acting with a high degree of autonomy and ability to initiate needes measures without outside direction, educating the patieng and his family with the information ans emotional support needed to preserve themselves as they cope with new reality. Emergency Nursing is not necessarily carried out in the Emergency Department. All nurses must be equipped with emergency nursing skills to answer to the call of emergency care.

Scope of Emergency Nursing

As a specialty field, emergency nursing accomodates ambulatory, urgent, elective, and emergent care setting. Trained and certified emergency nurses may not need to wait for the diagnosis of illness to start giving care. They provide care across the life span, and any gender.

Emergency Nursing Certification

A training and certification in Emergency Nursing are usually required for nurses who wishes to pursue the said field. Advance life support (Adult and Child) training and certification and core- curricula in Emegency Nursing and Trauma are useful for many Emergency nurses. United States, Canada, and New Zealand give emergency nursing certification to test the knowledhe and competency of nurse. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) is given to nurses who have taken the examination.

Do you want to be an Emergency Nurse too?

As I was waiting for my flight to my home country, I reminisce the moments Al Ahsa City gave me for two years.

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My aunt and I had a brief conversation via social media on our respective shifts.

She was assigned in the Cardiac Unit of a hospital in Toronto and was tasked to care for a 76 year old male patient with aortic stenosis.

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Good news, nurses!

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released an order 182- 17 titled “Guidelines Governing the Employment and Working conditions of Health Personnel in the Private Healthcareindustry”.

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