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New York: Be a P of It
Ahh, New York. It’s true when they say, there’s nothing quite
like it. The city that never sleeps always has something to offer,
no matter what your fancy may be. World-class restaurants,
Broadway, shopping~ you name it and New York’s got it.
Known as the ﬁnancial capital of the world, with London as
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The phenomenon that is NYC just cannot be explained or reasoned. In order Editor in chief
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yourself and in doing so, you surrender part of your individuality. But in order
not to lose yourself completely, you have to accept that there is no such thing as
“conquering” NYC. DC Santa Maria
And while conquering NYC may be a near impossibility, taking advantage of
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do our best to give you an idea of what exactly makes this city so remarkable (pg
Andrew Maciak, D.C.
4). For those healthcare professionals who’ve never been, we hope that this issue Pamela Tanjuatco
will entice you (pg 8-9), so you can see and experience for yourself what all the
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JUNO President becomes
By C. Teodoro Having undergone the rigors textbooks, as well as the ﬁrst to
of such a program rightfully entitles establish a center for entrepreneurship
We congratulate our President, DR students alumni status. Therefore, as and the ﬁrst and longest-running
Teodoro, on his graduating from The a member of the Class of WAM ‘08, DR executive education programs.
Wharton School of the University of Teodoro is now a member of Wharton In February 2008, DR Teodoro
Pennsylvania last July 3, 2008. DR alumni, becoming a part of the legacy will return to Harvard for the second
Teodoro, along with 51 executives of the ﬁrst collegiate business school year of the 3-year Owner/President
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Welcome to the city
that never sleeps
By P. Tanjuatco York has many neighborhoods that cater reside. Rent a single speed beater
to the diverse needs of its residents. If bike and feel one with the numerous
Picture this: You wake up one Saturday you want to do some celebrity stargazing, messengers that weave through the
morning in New York City and decide then hang around the West Village, Soho busy streets of Manhattan wearing their
today would be a good day to head and Nolita neighborhoods, where you will ubiquitous messenger bags. If you go
down to Canal Street and treat yourself most likely see them shopping or buying further south you will ﬁnd yourself in
to savory old fashioned dim sum. After their daily ﬁx of Grande Soy Latte’s. You the Financial District where Wall Street,
a hearty meal in Chinatown, you decide can also take a stroll along Fifth Avenue the New York Stock Exchange and the
to take a stroll along Canal and walk up in Midtown Manhattan and ogle at the infamous bull are all located. Of course
Mulberry Street. And as you take in the beautiful shop windows of designer the New York experience would never be
sights of Chinatown, you quickly notice fashion brands. If you continue uptown complete without a trip to Times Square.
that the scenery slowly morphs from along Fifth Avenue, you will stumble Get hypnotized by the bright lights of
Chinese wet markets and restaurants into Central Park. Here you can visit the Times Square or catch a Broadway
to Italian bakeshops, bistros and gelato Central Park Zoo, rent a boat and merrily show; both will deﬁnitely leave you
stations. It takes a while before you row around the lake, or just breathe in the mesmerized.
recognize that you’ve crossed over from fresh air and enjoy all the beauty the park As you can see, New York has
the eastern inﬂuences of China to the has to offer. If you still need a shot of art something for everybody. For many
western world of Italy. You’re in Little and culture, you can visit the Metropolitan visitors and new residents, the idea of
Italy…and still in New York City! This is Museum of Art which houses, among walking through the fast-paced streets
the genius of New York. Underneath others, Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises and of New York is initially a daunting
all the chaos and the rush is order and his famous self-portraits. The MOMA, thought. But if you keep yourself open
balance where everything just falls into or the Museum of Modern Art, is also in to the pleasant and sometimes explosive
place and everyone just ﬁts comfortably midtown. Here you will ﬁnd the works of surprises this city has to offer, you will
in this city that never sleeps. It is the renowned modern artists like Salvador ﬁnd that it is truly the world’s second
melting pot of global cultures. It is where Dali and Andy Warhol. home. And as you become comfortable
Yin meets Yang, where East meets West, If you are looking for a more with the New York way of life, you will
where left brain meets right brain. bohemian feel, head downtown and come to agree with ‘Old Blue Eyes when
Having said all that, you are sure to explore the lower East side and Alphabet he sings, “If I can make it there, I’ll make
ﬁnd many interesting and fun activities to City, where the movers and shakers of it anywhere.” So it’s up to you…New
do while you are here on assignment. New the underground arts and music scene York, NY?
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in New York City
THEATRE (212-414-5994). Subway: A, C, E to 14 com). Travel: 2 to 5 East Tremont Ave.
1. L egal l y Blo n d e , P a l a c e St; L to Eighth Ave. West Farms Sq. or Bx 11 express bus to
Theatre, 1564 Broadway at 47th St. Bronx River entrance.
(212-307-4100). $45-$250. Wed 2, EATING OUT 2. New York Aquarium, Surf Ave.
8pm; Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm; Sun 2,7 1. Burger Shot Beer, One-buck at W 8th St. Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-
pm. 2 hrs. 30 mins. sliders, two –buck shots and $3 beers. 265-3474, nyaqurium.com). Subway: F,
2. Hairspray, Neil Simon Theatre, 738 Tenth Ave. between 50th and 51st Q, to W 8th St. - NY Aquarium. Mon-Fri
250 W 52nd St. St. (212-315-0123). Subway: C, E to 50th 10 am-6pm; Sat, Sun 10 am-7pm. $12,
between Broadway St. Dinner Average burger: senior $10, children 2-12 $9 children
and Eighth Ave. 2 . C l e m e n t e ’s M a r y l a n d under free.
(212-307-4100). Crabhouse, have a seat on the deck 3. Sex and City Hotspots On
$2 0 - $ 2 0 4 . Tu e overlooking Sheepshead Bay, and enjoy Location Tours,
7pm; Wed 2, 8pm; Clemente’s Venice Marina, 3939 Emmons meet at the Pulitzer
Sun 3pm. 2 hrs. 35 Ave. at Knapp St., Sheepshead Bay, Fount ai n , Fifth
mins. then take B4 bus to Knapp St. Mon-Thu, Ave. at 5 8t h St.
3.Grease, Sun noon-11pm, Fri, St. noon-midnight. (screentours.com).
Brooks Atkinson Average main course: 32. Subway: N, R, W to
Theatre, 256 W47th 3. Le Cirque, Recent changes Fifth Ave. - 59th St.
St. between Broadway and Eighth Ave. at Sirio Maccioni’s Mon-Fri 11am, 3pm
(212-307-4100). $71.50-$301.50. Tue Haute dining Sat, Sun 10, 11am,
7pm; Wed 2pm; Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, palace- from 3pm; $42.
8pm; Sun 2,7pm. addition of a casual 4. More in
4. Chicago, Ambassador bar menu to a new America, New York Botanical Garden,
Theatre, 219 W 49th St. between executive chef. 151 Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd. Bronx
Broadway and Eighth Ave. (212-239- E 58th St. between (718-817-8700,nybg.org). Travel: B, D to
6200). $59.50-$201.50. Tue 8pm; Wed Lexington and Third Bedford Park Blvd. or 4 to Bedford Park
2, 8pm; Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm; Sun Ave. (212- 644- Blvd.
7pm. 2hrs. 30 mins. 0202). Subway: N,
R, W to Lexington CONCERTS
CLUBS Ave.-59th St. Mon-Fri 11:45am-2:30pm, 1. Miley Cyrus, T.V. Star and pop
1 . S u n s e t , T h u r s d a y s P. D . 5:30-11pm; Sat 5:30-11pm. Average music sensation,
O’Hurley’s at Pier 84. 6-11pm. Free main course: $49 Known to millions
2. S k ool , M a c y G ra y H i ro 4. M&G Soul Food Diner, It’s as “Hannnah
Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel. 10pm, comforting to know than when you’re Montana”, the teen
jonesing for a late-night short stack, singer is riding high
VENUES M&G has you covered. 383 W 125th St. on her hit “See You
1. Tavern on the Green, Central at Morningside Ave. (212-864-7326). Again”. Friday, July
Park West at 67th Subway: A, C, B,D, to 125th St. Daily 8:30 25, 7:00 a.m. 2008
St.(212-873-3200). am-11:30 pm. Average main course: 49. NBC Today show.
Subway 1 to Cash Only. 2. Natasha
66th St.- Lincoln 5. Terrace in the Sky, This glass- Bedingﬁeld, Friday
Center. walled stunner attracts the Columbia July 18, 7:00 a.m. 2008 NBC Today show
2.El Morocco cognoscenti with impeccable service. free summer concert.
Nightclub, 3534 400 W 119th St. between Morningside 3. GMA Concert, Bryant Park-
Broadway at 145th Dr. and Amsterdam Ave. (212-666-9490). Chaka Khan Friday, July 4, 7:00am-
St. (212-939- Subway: 1 to 116th Columbia Univ. Tue- 9:00am Upper Terrace. Free
0909). Subway: A, Fri noon-2:30pm, 11am-3pm. Average 4. Ashlee Simpson, Monday, July
B,C,D,1 to 145th. St. main course: $34. 4, 7:00 am 2008 NBC Today show free
3. Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St. summer concert.
at Spring St. (212-777-1390). Subway: AROUND TOWN 5. Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, Tuesday,
C, E to Spring St; 1 to Hudson St. 1. Madagascar! The African Island August 12, 2008. From 7:30 pm to 10:00
4. Highland Ballroom, 431 W comes to the Bronx. Bronx River Pkwy. to pm. Central for Central Park Summer
16th St. between Ninth and Tenth Ave. Fordham Rd. (718-367-1010, bronxzoo. stage. Free.
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Positive recent updates
By C. Villamor
1. Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) now Valid for 2 years
Beginning on June 30, 2008 USCIS is issuing Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) valid for two years. This
new two-year EAD is available to those who have ﬁled their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or
Adjust Status, but are unable to become an LPR because an immigrant visa number is not currently available.
RN’s and other Schedule A and EB-3 workers with pending I-485 applications greatly beneﬁt from this provision
because visas are unavailable for their category. They are, therefore, eligible to get the 2-year EAD and save on precious time,
effort, and money because they don’t have to renew their EADs yearly.
2. Premium Process for Certain Form I-140 Petitions is Reinstated.
Beginning June 16, 2008, USCIS reinstated premium processing for a certain group of I-140 petitions ﬁled on behalf
of non-immigrants who are nearing the end of their sixth year in H-1B status. To avail of premium processing, the H-1B
holder: must have an H-1B status expiring with 60 days; must not be eligible for a one-year H-1B extension (meaning no
labor certiﬁcation or I-140 petition pending for over 1 year); and can only be eligible for an extension of his or her H-1B status
based on an approved I-140 petition.
RN’s, PT’s, OT’s and other healthcare professionals who are nearing the end of their 6- year H-1B status greatly beneﬁt
from this provision. Premium processing allows them to get a speedy approval of their I-140, which in turn will allow them to
extend their H-1B for another 3 years, beyond the normal 6 year limit.
JUNO HEALTHCARE will continue to monitor the situation and will update you with any new information.
Atty. Carmen T. Villamor is an active member of the State Bar of California. She specializes in immigration law; she
is admitted to practice before US Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District Court, and California state courts; and she
represents clients all over the U.S. and outside the U.S. Her ofﬁce is located at 4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 691, Los Angeles,
CA 90010. You may contact her by email at email@example.com or by phone at (323)939-8200.
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Are you in a New York state of mind?
By P. Tanjuatco assignment destination, read on and nurses. Nurses that are leaving their
learn how to be in a New York state of jobs are not being replaced. While
New York City boasts of the Statue mind in no time! this ﬁgure is a dismal reality, there
of Liberty (although New Jersey There are more than 100 is an opportunity for RNs who want
would argue), world-class museums, hospitals and 250 long-term care to work in New York. The growing
numerous parks and culturally diverse facilities spread throughout the ﬁve vacancy rate could mean better pay
neighborhoods. There is something boroughs of New York. There are rates and better beneﬁts for nurses
for everyone in this city that it also numerous ambulatory centers whose specialties are in high demand.
proudly claims to be the “World’s and adult day care centers scattered So why not savor the sights, sounds
Second Home.” New York caters to around New York. All these types of and tastes of New York while earning
the interests of anyone regardless facilities have vast vacancies and are higher pay rates?
of age, gender, race or profession, in need of RNs, LPNs and other allied If you are an out of state
including healthcare professionals health professionals either for a long licensed nurse interested in coming
like you! RNs, LPNs and allied health term or temporary basis. As of 2007, to New York, you must ﬁrst apply
professionals will ﬁnd that they too the statewide vacancy rate for RNs is for reciprocity. For US citizens and
can take a lucrative bite from this 8.8% and growing. This means that the residents who received their nursing
big apple. So if you are considering rate of inﬂux of nurses is considerably degree in the U.S., your ﬁrst step is
on making New York your next travel slower than the rate of outgoing
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to go to the New York State Education on Graduates of Foreign Nursing as part of your New York licensure
Department (NYSED), particularly Schools. You will have to undergo their application. For more information
to the Ofﬁce of Professions (OP), a Credentials Evaluation Service for New about the CGFNS, visit their website
branch of the NYSED. The OP will York State for analysis. This process at http://www.cgfns.org/.
verify your licensure in the other state usually takes from 6 to 8 weeks after While the process to apply for
and do other evaluations. For more receipt of all required documentation licensure in New York State seems
information, visit the OP Nursing and fees. After this evaluation, you will complicated and daunting, it is
website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/ have to apply for licensure in New York actually easy if you already have all
nurseforms.htm. State. On the other hand, if you are your required documentation in order.
If you are a healthcare already an internationally-educated, Many of the steps in the process can be
professional educated outside of the licensed healthcare practitioner, you done online and the clear instructions
United States and wish to pursue must have your credentials veriﬁed are published in the various websites
licensure or academic admission by the CGFNS Credential Veriﬁcation to guide you through every step of the
within the United States, you must ﬁrst Service for New York State. They will process. Just keep in mind that these
go to the CGFNS or the Commission collect and verify the authenticity of are necessary steps that will lead you
your license and credentials. Once to a fulﬁlling career in the Big Apple,
this is veriﬁed, your credentials will and bring you closer to a New York
be forwarded to the New York State state of mind.
Education Department for evaluation
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Center for Continuing Education
Reprinted with permission from www. education opportunities range from the and pharmacotherapy have resulted in
nurse-education.org. clinical to the alternative, from caring for continuous changes in drug therapies.
others to self-care and protection. This NYSNA contact hour approved
Continuum Health Partners is the Some of the sample courses they program will focus on information to
umbrella organization for 5 top ranked offer are: help nurses remain current on the latest
NYC hospitals, Beth Israel Medical drug therapies for adults and provide
Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Roosevelt Spanish for Healthcare strategies for preventing medication
Hospital, Long Island College Hospital Designed to provide the healthcare errors.
and the New York Eye and Ear Inﬁrmary. professional with basic, selective skills, Dates: Not scheduled yet.
It also supports 2 nursing schools, this 7 week course will enable you to
Beth Israel’s Phillips School of Nursing communicate with your patients or ST. Luke’s Kidney Transplant Prog.
and The Long Island College Hospital clients in Spanish. Common medical RENAL TRANSPLANT: ISSUES
School of Nursing; the Doc’s Medical terminology, vocabulary and idiomatic AND ETHICS Guiding your patients
Groups and the Center for Health and expressions will be included. through the process.
Healing. Dates: 7 sessions. May 29, June 5, Price: Free
The hospitals are full-service 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 Dates: Not Scheduled yet.
teaching centers for medical schools and
the two nursing schools. In conjunction AIDS in the 21st Century The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
with our philosophy as a teaching Care and treatment of AIDS and HIV STABLE program is developed for
and research institution, Continuing has changed dramatically with increased child health care providers to organize
Education for our nurses and other health hope for a longer and more productive care during the post-resuscitation / pre-
care professionals is a top priority. life. This NYSNA contact hour approved transport stabilization period. Morning
The Center for Continuing workshop will provide information about coffee, texts are included.
Education is an approved provider by the the newest medication protocols and the Dates: Not scheduled yet.
NYSNA for RN contact hours. Traditional latest research in monitoring, compliance
and complementary programs are and care. Feel free to browse the site and
offered to meet the educational needs of Date: Not scheduled yet. register for courses. We encourage
nurses at the bedside and in leadership your feedback and requests. For more
roles. In partnership with the Beatrice Pharmacology information, visit website at http://www.
Renﬁeld Center for Nurses, continuing Update Advances in technology nurse-education.org.
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of community development
By V. Apuzen
Foundation for God’s Glory is a
response to the desperate conditions
that face the poorest of the poor in the
The First Quarter 2008 Philippine
Social Weather Survey found that 50%
of families in the Philippines (estimated
9 million) consider themselves as
“mahirap” or poor. The survey also
indicated that Filipino families have
been lowering their living standards
(i.e., belt-tightening) for the past 20
years. In 1986, a family living in urban
Metro Manila considered itself poor if it
had a monthly income of P2,500 ($60).
Today, because of inﬂation, a Metro
Manila family is poor when its monthly
income is P10,000 ($250).
Within the poor of Metro Manila is
the poorest of the poor who live on less
than $1 a day. These are the 5.4 million
who live in the slums. Each slum has
its own character and its own brand philosophy. We recognize that in provide the thrusts of evangelism,
of misery. FGG has already worked in addition to food and livelihood, people discipleship, spiritual accountability,
four, including: Payatas, Quezon City; also need to have a true relationship and relationships by which disciples
San Rafael, Rizal; Smokey Mountain, with Jesus Christ as well. It is essential grow in their walk with God.
Tondo, Manila; and Bocaue Relocation that the good news of Jesus Christ This is the reason FGG has
Site, Bulacan. Some malnourished is proclaimed, and that individuals worked alongside several churches in
children in these communities were place their faith in Christ for salvation. carrying out its community development
served meals, and received free medical This is why evangelism and Christian program. FGG has already partnered
and dental services while their parents discipleship is very much a part of our with the International Baptist Church of
attended livelihood trainings. philosophy. Payatas and Tondo, the World Christian
FGG acknowledges that the The Gospel, rightly understood, Fellowship, and the Awesome God
desperate conditions of the poverty- is holistic. It responds to people as Christian Church. These local churches
stricken could not be alleviated with whole people and not single out just have reaped the fruits of seeing the
just their physical needs met from day spiritual or just physical, but rather the poorest of the poor come to Christ and
to day. Therefore, FGG goes beyond needs of the person as a whole. FGG’s become a part of their congregations.
providing physical sustenance by also community development philosophy FGG continues to look for other local
offering the life-transforming power of begins with people transformed by the churches who will take action towards
the Gospel of Christ. Our Lord Jesus love of God, who then respond to God’s the development of their communities.
said that the essence of Christianity call to share the Gospel with others It is the responsibility of the
could be summed up in two inseparable through community development. church to evangelize, disciple and
commandments: Love God, and love We believe that nothing other than nurture people in the Kingdom. Yet,
thy neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39). FGG the community of God’s people, the from the command of our Lord Jesus,
is concerned with reconciling people to local church, is capable of afﬁrming the it is also the responsibility of the
God and bringing them into a church dignity of the poor and enabling them to church to love their neighbor and their
fellowship where they can be discipled meet their own needs. It is practically neighborhood. To this end, FGG will
in their faith. impossible to do effective holistic continue to encourage local churches
Evangelism is very much a part ministry apart from the local church. A to be lovers of their community and
of FGG’s community development nurturing community of faith can best neighborhoods.
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High blood pressure
and chiropractor care
By Dr. Andrew 13 on their diastolic pressures. The that chiropractic treatment may be
Maciak authors of this study suggested that the effective in reducing blood pressure
reductions in blood pressure obtained by causing reﬂex reduction in the
Many patients in these patients was the result of secretion of the hormone aldosterone.
u n d e r g o i n g improvements in nerve function in the While the research on the treatment
chiropractic area of the spine which was treated. In of hypertension with chiropractic
treatment for another study of the mechanism behind manipulation has been limited, it has all
conditions such as blood pressure changes associated suggested a deﬁnite positive effect on
neck or back pain with chiropractic treatment, the levels this disorder. Patients with hypertension
notice a reduction in their high blood of the hormone aldosterone were should receive medical evaluation and
pressure over time. While chiropractic measured before an after treatment monitoring. However, many will ﬁnd that
treatment may not be the basic form in a group of hypertensive patients. chiropractic evaluation will suggest that
of treatment for most patients with this Aldosterone causes kidneys to retain perhaps some of the problem is being
condition, it may be another treatment more sodium, which in turn causes the caused by the spine and that chiropractic
option, and it is receiving interest retention of ﬂuid, and thus increases treatment may be beneﬁcial. While all
from researchers. In a small study of blood pressure. Over a ten period of health problems are not as simple as a
patients with high blood pressure, chiropractic treatments, aldosterone pinched nerve in the spine, alteration of
those receiving chiropractic treatment levels decreased consistently in those the function of the nervous system by
had an average reductions of about who received treatment, but not in those a spinal joint problem can have deﬁnite
15 on their systolic pressures and who did not. The researchers concluded effects on a variety of disorders.
JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 EMPLOYEES first 13
Welcome to JUNO Healthcare REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
FOR RN & PT APPLICANTS
• Updated resume
• Diploma from your country of origin
Gwendolen Draughn • Transcript of records
Deborah Fields • Birth certiﬁcate, yours and dependents’
Lorie Kowalkowski marriage certiﬁcate (if applicable)
• 3 copies of 2 x 2 ID pictures
• Board certiﬁcate and board license
Nurse quote of the month:
“Let whoever is in charge keep this simple
• Passport / US visa (if applicable)
question in her head -(not, how can I always
• TOEFL / IBT or TSE / IELTS results
do this right thing myself, but)
how can I provide for the right thing • Employment and training certiﬁcates
to be always done?” • NCLEX result or CFGNS certiﬁcate
Florence Nightingale for RNs or NPTE result for PTs
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Arifa A. Lampel L. 30
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NCLEX quiz for RNs
Sample NCLEX practice exam
1. A 28 year old male has been found 3. A parent calls the pediatric clinic 5. A nurse has just started her rounds
wandering around in a confused and is frantic about the bottle of delivering medication. A new patient
pattern. The male is sweaty and pale. cleaning ﬂuid her child drank 20 on her rounds is a 4 year-old boy
Which of the following tests is most minutes. Which of the following is who is non-verbal. This child does
likely to be performed ﬁrst? the most important instruction the not have on any identiﬁcation. What
A: Blood sugar check nurse can give the parent? should the nurse do?
B: CT scan A: This too shall pass. A: Contact the provider
C: Blood cultures B: Take the child immediately B: Ask the child to write their
D: Arterial blood gases to the ER name on paper.
2. A mother is inquiring about her C: Contact the Poison Control C: Ask a co-worker about the
child’s ability to potty train. Which Center quickly identiﬁcation of the child.
of the following factors is the most D: Give the child syrup of ipecac D: Ask the father who is in
important aspect of toilet training? 4. A nurse is administering a shot the room the child’s name.
A: The age of the child of Vitamin K to a 30 day-old infant.
B: The child ability to understand Which of the following target areas is
instruction. the most appropriate? ANSWERS
C:The overall mental and A: Gluteus maximus C 3.
physical abilities of the child. B: Gluteus minimus D 5. C 2.
D: Frequent attempts with C: Vastus lateralis C 4. A 1.
positivereinforcement. D: Vastus medialis
N A V I T CNU J NOC
1. Aberrometer O R E T I N I T I S WM are focused at the inner back of the eye
A device that can identify common I E E S DAR E L CS S (retina) where images are processed.
and more obscure vision errors by Z I MT CD E H O VO I fovea A depression in the retina that
measuring the way light waves travel A LMA E E T Y U AU T contains only cones (not rods), and that
through the eye’s optical system. provides acute eyesight.
L A E B TMP P L I C A
A C T U S F OE I E BM
2. Astigmatism 8. Glaucoma
Condition in which the cornea’s
H ORH I H I R S T HG Disease characterized by elevated
curvature is asymmetrical (the eye is C F O V E ADO R U E I intraocular pressure, which causes
shaped like a football or egg instead X I P A H T UP T E A T optic nerve damage and subsequent
of a baseball); light rays are focused U B I O A S E I U CB S peripheral vision loss.
at two points on the retina rather G L A U C OMA E A I A
than one, resulting in blurred vision. 9. Hyperopia
Additional symptoms include distorted they become infected. Also called farsightedness. Condition in
vision, eyestrain, shadows on letters, which the length of the eye is too short,
squinting and double vision. 5. Conjunctiva causing light rays to focus behind the
Mucous membrane that lines the visible retina rather than on it, resulting in
3. Bifocal part of the eye and the inner surface of blurred near vision.
Lens with one segment for near vision the eyelid.
and one segment for far vision. The 10. Retinitis
term can apply to both eyeglass lenses 6. Diopter Inﬂammation of the retina. Symptoms
and contact lenses. Unit which measures the refractive include blurred vision, metamorphopsia,
(light-bending) power of a lens; eyecare ﬂoaters and vision loss.
4. Chalazion practitioners use it in eyeglass and
A small bump on the eyelid caused contact lens prescriptions. 11. Sclera
by an obstructed meibomian gland. The outer coat of the eyeball that
Additional symptoms include light 7. Emmetropia forms the visible white of the eye and
sensitivity, tearing and eyelid swelling. The condition of an eye with normal surrounds the optic nerve at the back
Chalazia are usually not painful unless vision, meaning that light rays correctly of the eyeball.
JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 HUMOR side 15
Nursing humor Pinoy humor
Cleaner Polishes Isang Anghel Class…What Is???
Off Patients May isang maitim na babae ang
nakasalubong ng isang matandang
Teacher: Ang pag-aaralan natin
This is a true story from the newspaper bukas ay tungkol sa katapatan,kaya
The Cape Times (South Africa): “For nagugutom, sa kabutihang palad basahin ninyo ang chapter 12 ng
several months, our nurses have ay mayron siyang dalang tinapay. inyong aklat.
been bafﬂed to ﬁnd a patient dead in Binigyan nya ito ng tinapay ang Students: Yes mam!
the same bed every Friday morning” matanda at ito’y biglang nagbago ng
a spokeswoman for the Pelonomi anyo sya’y naging diwata. Kinabukasan.
Hospital (Free State, South Africa)
“Sa iyong kabutihang
told reporters. “There was no
palad ay bibigyan kita ng isang Teacher: Binasa ba ninyo ang chapter
apparent cause for any of the deaths,
and extensive checks on the air kahilingan...........” 12 ng inyong aklat?
conditioning system, and a search for Sumagot ang maitim na babae Students: (sabaysabay) Yes mam!
possible bacterial infection, failed to “Gusto kong magkapakpak........” Teacher: Yan ang sinasabi ko sa
reveal any clues.” “However, further Binigay nga ng diwata ang inyo dapat talaga maturuan kayo ng
inquiries have now revealed the cause kayang kahilingan. pagiging matapat. Para sa inyong
of these deaths... “It seems that every “Kung ganon po ba ay anghel kaalaman walang chapter 12 ang
Friday morning a cleaning lady would na ko...” inyong aklat!
enter the ward, remove the plug that Sabi ng diwata, “Ambisyosa ka,
powered the patient’s life support paniki ka!” Teacher: John do you know Jose
system, plug her ﬂoor polisher into
the vacant socket, then go about her ••• Rizal?
business. When she had ﬁnished her John: No mam!
chores, she would plug the life support Si Inday, bigatin Teacher: Ikaw Pat?
machine back in and leave, unaware San Pedro: Inday, bakit ka namatay? Pat: No mam!
that the patient was now dead. She Inday: Damn that envious boss of Teacher: Hindi niyo ba talaga kilala si
could not, after all, hear the screams mine! If it wasn’t for her, that bullet Jose Rizal?
and eventual death rattle over the would not have damaged the blood Alvin: Mam baka sa kabilang section
whirring of her polisher”. “We are sorry, vessels in my brain which caused siya!
and have sent a strong letter to the
severe hemorrhage and brought me
cleaner in question. Further, the Free
in the state of hypovolemic shock! Teacher: Galing tayo kay Adam at
State Health and Welfare Department
Unfortunately, those incompetent Eve.
is arranging for an electrician to ﬁt an
extra socket, so there should be no doctors were not able to help me, so Student: Hindi mam! ang sabi ng
repetition of this incident. The inquiry I had to face the wrath of Death. tatay ko galing daw tayo sa unggoy.
is now closed.” (Cape Times) The San Pedro: Ibalik si Inday sa earth! Teacher: Tumahimik ka dyan! We are
headline of the newspaper story was, Hindi ko siya kaya! not talking about your family.
“Cleaner Polishes Off Patients” Author
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