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Su bs cr ib FR e To da EE y Are you in a New York state of mind? page 8 JULY 2008 JUNO President Welcome to the Positive recent Center for In this becomes Wharton city that never updates from Continuing issue alumni page 3 sleeps page 4 USCIS page 6 Education page 10 2 E D ITO R’ S letter JUN JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 Part 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 its only rival, the whole city of New York can practically be considered a landmark. From the world-renowned 5th Avenue, to beautiful Central Park and dazzling Publisher JUNO Healthcare Stafﬁng System, Inc. Times Square, virtually every inch of this small island is infamous. The phenomenon that is NYC just cannot be explained or reasoned. In order Editor in chief to understand it, you have to become a part of it, to live it and experience it for Charmaine Teodoro yourself and in doing so, you surrender part of your individuality. But in order Graphic Designers not to lose yourself completely, you have to accept that there is no such thing as Roberta Gonzalez “conquering” NYC. DC Santa Maria And while conquering NYC may be a near impossibility, taking advantage of all it has to offer is not (pg 5). In this issue, we pay tribute to the Big Apple and Contributors Valjun Apuzen 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 hype is about. HOW TO CONTACT US JUMP CREATIVES And as a New Yorker myself, trust me, I think you’ll fall in love. 91-31 Queens Boulevard, Suite 508 Elmhurst, New York 11373 Editor Tel: (718) 396-7325 Fax:(718) 396-7328 contents Editorial email firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS brief NURSES ﬁrst MISSION STATEMENT 3 JUNO President becomes Wharton alumni 10 Center for Continuing Education JUNO Connection provides essential guide and DR Teodoro ﬁnishes 5-week intensive Advance JUNO believes Continuing Education for information on working and living in the United Management Program at the Wharton School of healthcare professionals should be a States as a JUNO healthcare professional. the University of Pennsylvania and becomes priority. Find out the latest classes being Wharton alumni. offered in the New York area. 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We welcome news reports, feature New York is considered the “World’s Second HUMOR side stories and other relevant publishable materials. Home.” 15 Nurse humor The management reserves the right to edit submit- Pinoy humor ted pieces for space and content considerations. Nurstoons JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 N EWS brief 3 JUNO President becomes Wharton alumni 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 representing over 30 countries, established in 1881. Wharton was also Management Program, and will graduate underwent a grueling 5-week intensive the ﬁrst in the world to publish business as an alumni in March of 2009. Advanced Management Program designed to further enhance, improve and build upon business skills. This advanced executive program consists of case studies, lectures, sharing, rowing and team-building, amongst others. AMP courses range from Financial Strategies and Strategic Management to Global Economic Trends and Capital Markets, with the students divided up into 8 learning groups for a more focused and personalized setting. Learning Group, Team Dolphins Wharton Advanced Management ‘08 4 NUR SES ﬁrst NO JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 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? JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 NURSES ﬁrst 5 Summer events 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. 6 EMPLOYEES first NO JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 Positive recent updates from USCIS 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. 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JUNO Healthcare California, LLC JUNO Healthcare California, LLC JUNO Healthcare Arizona, LLC 91-31 Queens Blvd., Suite 509 35 Journal Square, Suite 825 20 North Main Street, Suite 208 JUNO Healthcare Registry, Inc. 7851 Mission Center Court City Square 3838 Tower Elmhurst, NY 11373 Jersey City, NJ 07306 Norwalk, CT 06854 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 328 Suite 324, San Diego, CA 92108 3838 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90010 Suite 1820, Phoenix, AZ 85012 8 NURSES ﬁrst NO NE JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 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 JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 NURSES ﬁrst 9 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 10 NURSES first NO NE JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 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. JUN O CO N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 COMMUNITY first 11 FGG’s philosophy 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 Philippines. 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. 12 THERAPY talk NO JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 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 Natalie Byrd • Diploma from your country of origin Erica Cintron 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: (PRC ID) “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 Happy Birthday! July celebrants 9 19 26 Lourdes C. Arsenia P. DR T. Dulca B. 10 22 Arifa A. Lampel L. 30 Melescent Z. 13 24 Cecilia J. Angelo A. Carmen C. 16 Faith Severita R. Aldin F. 14 R E V IE W corner JUN JU N O C O N N E C T I O N J U LY 2 0 0 8 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 JUNO Wordﬁnd 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 Unknown. 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