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Are you a Filipino Nurse? The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) is inviting you to their 90th Foundation Anniversary, 55th Nurses Week Celebration and National Annual Convention on  October 22-26, 2012 at Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel. The convention is titled “Inspiring Filipino Nursing Workforce towards Equity and Access to Health Care”.

Pre-convention: Simultaneous seminar updates

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: What’s the Buzz”
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: PNA National Office Auditorium
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. Leyden V. Florido, RN,MAN
* Intended to provide participants with information that will expand their understanding of Diabetes Mellitus, identify common signs & symptoms and specific nursing intervention.

“Oncology Nursing: Hazardous Effect of Tobacco Smoking”
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: Lung Center of the Philippines EMG Auditorium
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. Encarnacion A. Dychangco, RN,MAN
* Intended to update nurses’ clinical knowledge on the hazardous effects of tobacco smoking and provide them with essential information in the identification of and intervention for patients who struggle with tobacco dependence after diagnosis.

“Renal Replacement Therapies: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemofiltration & Renal Transplantation”
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: Atrium, 8th Floor, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Hanif Muhammad
* The program will give an overview of the care and management of patients with renal failure. Nursing Assessment, interventions and responsibilities will also be presented. Nursing diagnoses that will assist the nurse guiding the plan of care will be the final focus of this course.

“Emergency Trauma Care: Saving Lives”
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: University of the Philippines-College Of Nursing Auditorium
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speaker: Orlando O. Ocampo, MD & Virginia Ducusion, RN, MAN
* Trauma care focusing on an interdisciplinary approach. The initiation of interventions to reverse or prevent a life threatening situation is a priority. Therefore, prompt identification of patients requiring immediate treatment and determination of appropriate interventions are essential nurses competencies.

“Challenges of Non-communicable Disease: The Wellness Tree” 
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: PNA Auditorium
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 nn
Speaker: Roger P. Tong-an, RN, MAN
* This program will focus on the ICN approaches for NCDs prevention (Wellness Tree) that will enable the nurses to assist their clients in maintaining lifestyle as a way to combat the emerging threats brought about by non-communicable disease.

“Caring for the Stroke Survivor”
Registration fee: 350php Pre-registration will be accepted at the PNA National Office
Venue: Arellano University-Graduate School, Legarda, Manila, Little Theater
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 nn
Speaker: Louie Paul P. Eugenio, RN
* Focus is on concepts relevant to providing care to the stroke survivor by highlighting information that will establish a multifaceted process that encompass the interplay of pathophysiology, stroke and its co-morbidities, impact of the condition on the individual and contextual variables such as the survivor’s personal & environmental resources.

Post-convention: Hospital tour

Visit the Country’s Leading and Premier Hospitals like:

  • St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City
  • The Medical City

* Pre-registration is required (Make registration at the PNA National Office)
* Meeting and Drop-off Point at the PNA NationalOffice
* Registration fee of P 350.00 per tour
* Tour schedule time and details will be provided upon registration

For more details, you may contact PNA at the given numbers as seen in the poster above.