Friday, December 14, 2012

DepED Tawi-Tawi Nurses Gear up for ARMAA 2013

December 12, 2012, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi - The Division Health and Nutrition Section (DHNS) of DepEd Division of Tawi-Tawi spearheaded a 2-day activity for School Nurses on December 11 & 12, 2012 held at the Division Conference Hall. The activity was aimed to: (1) provide nurses a refresher course on First Aid Response in preparation for the ARMMAA on January 7-11, 2013 here in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; (2) review of the School Health and Nutrition Program (SHNP); (3) Overview of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP); (4) provide inputs on the linkages of DHNS with NGOs and (5) get together.

Red Cross volunteers demonstrating a proper way of handling patient, as school nurses look on.
(Photo courtesy of Tin Sangkula)

The Nurse -in-charge, Laurel S. Ailani, RN discussed the School health programs giving emphasis on the different reports nurses need to submit monthly, quarterly and annually. Hearing Test and Vision Screening were reviewed and he also explained the importance of these reports in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the school nurses.

The whole afternoon of December 11,2012 was devoted to Philippine Red Cross Tawi-Tawi sub chapter for a refresher lecture and demonstration on first aid response that included proper bandaging technique, carrying and transporting injured patients, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and update on HIV-AIDS. The lecture was discussed by the Chapter Administrator Ms. Diana Amilasan while the demonstrations were done by the Red Cross Volunteers headed by Ahmed Mushin I. Arakama, RN.

Meanwhile,Ms. Christine T. Sangkula, RN, MPA, the Program Coordinator talked about the Nutrition Program, a review of the WHO-Child Growth System (CGS) Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation and filling up of forms the following day December 12,2012. She also shared the linkages/partnership of DHNS with Non-Government Organizations (NGO) like World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on the Population Health Environment (PHE) program and Fit for School EHCP. EHCP Model School Nurses Katherine G. Isahac, RN of Datu Halun Lab ES and Mr. Abdurahim H. Antanani, RN of Sea Orchid ES gave the overview of the EHCP and their experience with the program implementation.

Educational tour to Bohol attended by Ms. Sangkula was shared to the group and Bongao I District Nurse Convenor Mr. Temhar Nasilin, RN also shared their lakbay aral to Davao in November 2012. A video on Essential Health Care Unang Yakap was shown courtesy of Ms. Carolina J. Tarang, RN as additional information.

The closing program on December 12, 2012 was done together with the Turn-Over Ceremony of the EHCP Materials to the Model Schools. It was graced by Education Supervisors Edna Alibasa representing the Schools Division Superintendent and Surayni Tandih. The District Supervisors and principals of the Model Schools were also present.

There were a total of seventy (70) school Nurses both elementary and secondary schools who attended the Overview on EHCP and SHNP funded by the Division Office through the courtesy of SDS Hji. Kiram K. Irilis, Ph.D. Ms. Analyn P. Palencia,RN,MA and Ms. Carolina J. Tarang,RN,MPH served as the masters of ceremony. The 2-day activity was indeed a huge success! AJA! DepEd Tawi-Tawi Nurses! (Tin Sangkula/DHNS Tawi-Tawi).

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"