(by: Van Laurentz Velasco)
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On December 12, 2018, the communities of St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) and St. Paul Hospital of Tuguegarao (SPHT) conducted the annual “Blessings Behind Bars,” as part of their Christmas Apostolate to the Inmates at the Cagayan Provincial Jail (CPJ, in Carig) and at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP, in Catagamman) respectively.
The celebration was held in songs and praise; gift-giving; and, was highlighted by the inmates’ veneration (pahalik) to the Child Jesus led by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President).
The management of CPJ and BJMP through Mr. Nereo Borrinaga (Deputy Provincial Warden) and Atty. Bonifacio Guitering (Tuguegarao City District Jail Warden) expressed their gratitude to the SPUP and SPHT communities for the conduct of the Christmas activity for the inmates.
(by: Ms. Krishan Soriano, MSN)
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December 08, 2018 - The last day of the 4th International Health Congress commenced with the third Plenary talk on “Transforming Nursing, Impacting Human Health Today and Techonology Compentency in Nursing” by Rozzano Locsin, RN, PHD, FAAN (Professor of Nursing, Tokushima University Japan). In his presentation, he said that the role of research in transforming health care delivery system has been a prime concern in achieving good health. Accordingly, research provides evidences to ensure that the culture of health is imbibed in the lives of everyone to live healthier at present and in the future.
He emphasized the use of technology in providing care to patients. He pointed out the dimensions of technologies in health care such as, first, technology as completer of human beings to re-formulate the ideal human being such as replacement parts, either mechanical (prostheses) or organic (transplanted organs). Second, technology as machine technologies that enhances nursing activities to provide quality patient care such as RIBA or a robotic arm that performs bed bath or Penelope and Da Vinci in the OR. Lastly, technology that mimic human beings and human activities that meet the demands of patient care. Yet, he mentioned too that there is always a responsibility to something that human beings created.
After the plenary talk, concurrent sessions on Public Health were held in the Plenary hall with topics on: Unseasoned Blossoms in the Cordillera: A Phenomenology of Teenage Motherhood; Teenage Pregnancy Risk Assessment of a Public High School in Tuguegarao City; Intrinsic Values of Integrating Ontology with Knowledge Management Processes: an Exploratory Study from Health Care’s Perspective; Knowledge, Perception, and Attitudes of Lay Volunteers toward Death and Dying; Impact of Nutrition Program to Food Insecure Households. These researchers were discussed by local and international graduate students of the university.
Further, sessions focused on Health Science such as Caring Behavior of Indonesian Nurses towards an Enhanced Nursing Practice, Proposed Indonesian Clinical Assessment Tool (In-CAT) For Student Nurses; Selected Region V Indonesian Nursing Schools’ Performance on the National Nursing Competency Test; Work Readiness to be an Ambulance Nurse among Nursing Graduates in Indonesia; Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess the Indonesian Novice Community Health Nurses’ Competencies were discussed by the Indonesian post-graduate students. There were exchange of ideas or queries among the presenters and also the audience during the session.
Moreover, more presentations were discussed on Alternative Health Care. Researches such as Influence of Music Therapy & Deep Breathing Exercise towards Pain, Pulse Frequency, Breath Frequency of Lung Cancer Patients; Antibacterial and Wound Healing Property of Dillenia Indica Linn Fruit and Leaf Extracts in Sprague Dawley Rats; Laboratory and Semi-Field Evaluation of the Molluscicidal Effect of Swietenia Mahogani Linn. Seeds and Bark Extract Against Pomacea caniculata were discussed and gave the session attendees in Review Room 2 more encouragement to produce more researchers as such in the same field.
In addition to the presentations in the concurrent sessions were researches conducted by the BSN graduating students. Their topics focused on varied areas of interest particularly in community and clinical nursing settings. The studies discussed were, Compliance Following BPJS Chronic Disease Management Program with Blood Sugar Stability among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Indonesia Diamen Barigas BPJS Health Club; Utilization and Satisfaction Level on Public Healthcare Services among Elderly, Level of Satisfaction of Patients on the Use of Call Lights System in a Private Hospital in Tuguegarao City; Use of LED Flashlights to Facilitate the Infusion of Children in Dr. Doris Sylvanus Hospital; Pregnancy Risk Assessment Scores of Select Teenagers in a Public High School in Tuguegarao City; Lived Experiences of Male Nurses in the Delivery Room; Cultural Competence of Nurses in Tuguegarao City; Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Student Nurses of St. Paul University Philippines on Community Health Nursing; Faith Maturity and Spiritual Care Competence of Nurses in Tuguegarao City.
In the closing program, Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, the Congress Executive Chairman, gave the synthesis for the three-day Health Congress. He expressed his gratitude to all the speakers, delegates both local and international, the SPUP Academic Community, the SPC Sisters, Graduate School, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Dean, Associate Deans, faculty, staff and students and the other members of the working committee who shared their time and effort for the success of the 4th International Health Congress.
After the closing program, pilgrimage and heritage tour to the Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat, Calvary Hills, Callao Caves in Penablanca, Cagayan were organized for the delegates.
(by: Mr. Bryan B. Echanique)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
As an offshoot of the 4th International Health Congress (IHC), Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) engaged Japanese educational leaders in a dialogue on December 07, 2018, aimed at establishing research collaboration between SPUP and the foreign delegates’ universities.
Sr. Merceditas in her opening statement said, “We would like to strengthen our research collaboration on something developmental, zeroing in ‘pure research’ so we could match our teachers’ specializations, interests, and capabilities.”
Officials of Tokushima University led by Dr. Sumihare Noji (President), Tokai University represented by Keisuke Ida and Yoshihiro Dai, and Fujita Health University through Yueren Zhao discussed research areas that their institutions are currently focusing on, while academic heads and the research core team of SPUP presented research interests they have embarked on as well as other areas of inquiry relevant to the University’s research agenda.
During the exchange, both parties looked into the prospects of undertaking joint venture on the study initiated by Dr. Leon Caculitan (Faculty, SPUP School of Medicine) that seeks to discover herbal cure for Tinea imbricate, a skin fungal infection among indigenous Filipinos in the mountains of Cagayan.
Other potential researches that were tackled include genome editing, which involves modifying the genes of crickets for the production of cricket-based meals found to increase longevity. Opportunities for conducting a study on biomechanics, quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients, stress management, pollution-detection wearable, among others, were also discussed.
Meanwhile, Dr. Rozzano Locsin (Professor of Nursing, Tokushima University) raised the possibility of acquiring funding from agencies like the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Furthermore, Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka (Professor of Nursing, Tokushima University) informed SPUP about the PhD programs offered by his university.“ These PhD scholarships prioritize ASEAN citizens,” he said.
(by: Geevee Ventula)
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December 7, 2018 - The second day of the 4th International Health Congress emphasized technology and research in bolstering healthcare system and delivery. This was strengthened as delegates were given workshop led by Dr. Kazuya Kondo and Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka in the morning session. Moreover, the afternoon session was highlighted by research presentations.
Dr. Kondo, the head of the Institute of Health Bio Sciences of Tokushima University, talked about the different breakthroughs in oncology medicine, research and practice. On the other hand, Dr. Tanioka, a professor in Tokushima University, showcased the importance of robotics, artificial intelligence and the Health Care Transactive Relationship Theory in Nursing.
The afternoon session was utilized for two bouts of concurrent research presentations. The first set of presentations covered topics on technology in health care and alternative medicine.
The sessions in Review Room 1 covered the topics on: Advantages and Issues Observed in the Relationship between Older Adults and Humanoid Robots in Rehabilitation and Recreation Activities; Can Nurses Remain Relevant in a Technologically Advanced Future; and the Role of Pepper Robot (PR) and Care Workers for Cognitive Stimulation of Elderly Patients. The presenters of the said topics were post-graduate students and speakers from Japan, Philippines and Indonesia.
On the other hand, the sessions in Review Room 2 were presented by Japanese delegates covering the topics on: Development of a Knee Joint Assist Suit with a Velocity-based Mechanical Safety Device; A Drone System using an Eye-Tracking Device and the Internet for Patient in Bedridden Condition; and Autonomic Nervous Activity of a Patient with Schizophrenia during Range-of-Motion Exercises of Upper Limbs as Led by Pepper Robot – CPGE. The presentations focused on client care and safety.
In addition, the concurrent sessions at the Business Incubation Laboratory emphasized on medicine and nursing topics. The sessions were presented by medical doctors and post-graduate students and covered topics on: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Lateral Malleolus Treated with Intralesional Curettage and Masquelet Technique: A Case Report Done in a Tertiary Medical Center; Perception of Caring in Nursing through Technological Competency among Thai ICU Nurses; and the Development and Validation of the Technological Skill Competency in Nursing Instrument (TSCNI).
At the Teleconference Room, the topics covered were: Improving Knowledge on Breast Cancer and Breast Self Examination (BSE), BSE Self-Efficacy and Frequency through the Use of Mobile Text Messaging: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Text Messaging in the Management of Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis; and PTEN Hemartoma of Soft Tissue (PHOST) of the Leg: A Case Report on Management of a Rare and Puzzling Lesion: A Preliminary Study.
Lastly at the Guidance Testing Center, the topics covered were: Wound Healing Effectiveness of Chromolaena Odorata Linn (Hagonoy) Ointment; Formulation of Preparation of Cream of Leaf Extract and Kalapapa Stone Skin (Vitex Pinnata L.) as Wound Healing Medicine; and the Use and Belief towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Elderly in Tuguegarao City. Presenters were students from the Philippines and Indonesia.
The second set of concurrent sessions covered the topics on public health, nursing knowledge development, healthcare practice, healthcare management and health science education.
At the Review Room 1, presentations were focused on Public Health. The topics were: the Influence of Nutrition and Sports Construction Combination of “Pattern 45” on Blood Glucose Level of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Patients in Palangka, Raya City; Effects of Health Education on HbA1c among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis; Effects of Range of Motion Exercise on Activity Daily Living in Post- Stroke Patients in Makassar City; Effects of Lifestyle Modification Program for Cardiovascular Risk Patients in Indonesia.
In addition, Nursing Knowledge Development topics were presented by MSN students such as, Describing Possibilities for Psychometric Indicators of Synchronicity in Human-Space-Time Theory of Nursing Engagement; Paulinian Theory of Purpose and Meaning; Generation of the Journey towards Spiritual Transcendence Theory; and A Model of Spiritual Caring in Nursing.
Moreover, in the Business Incubation Laboratory sessions were, Lived Experiences of Night Shift Challenges their Implications for Quality Nursing Care; Reflective Practice in Nursing to Enhance Critical Thinking: A Meta Analysis; Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis; and HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination among Health Care Providers: A Literature Review. The topics were focused on Health Care Practice.
Health Care Management sessions were also discussed by graduate students and the Japanese delegates at the Teleconference Room. Areas discussed were Coping Strategies of Women Aftermath Interpersonal Loss: An Integrative Literature Review; Mental Health Interventions in the Community Setting; Perception, Process, and Perspectives of Caring for Family Members with Mental Health Conditions: A Meta-Synthesis; Yogo Teachers’ Activities toward Health Promotion and Job Satisfaction in Japan.
Further, researches along the areas of Health Sciences Education such as Navigating the Storm: Integrative Review of Attrition Factors Among Undergraduate Nursing Students; Blended Learning in Nursing Education: Instructors Perception and Utilization; Blended Learning Caring Pedagogy Model in Nursing Education; Effects of Traditional Music towards the Stability of Compression Rate and Retention Skill in Performing CPR for Nursing Students in Laboratory Learning Practice were also presented.
(by: Ms. Krishan Soriano, MSN)
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With theme, “Health Care Technologies and Innovations in the 4th Industrial Evolution,” St. Paul University Philippines, in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education opened the 4th International Health Congress on December 6, 2018 at the Global Center of the University.
Participated in by over 600 delegates from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Nigeria, Vietnam and Thailand, the three-day Health Congress aimed to provide an environment of sharing of best practices in healthcare management system and education, and, to deepen understanding and application of robotics, artificial intelligence, genomics, and technology-based non-invasive treatment of diseases.
At the opening ceremonies, Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC (University President) warmly welcomed the participants highlighting the 4th Industrial Revolution and its impact to health care and education. On the other hand, Dr. James Guzman, (Tuguegarao City Health Officer) also welcomed the participants on behalf of Hon. Jefferson Soriano, the Mayor of Tuguegarao City. In his remarks, he mentioned the efforts of the City Health Office in providing quality and access to health services and invited the participants to enjoy their visit in the city.
Hon. Enrique A. Tayag, (Director IV of the Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service of the Department of Health) gave a blissful keynote address showcasing the global status in health of the Philippines and the different global innovations in healthcare. He emphasized the need for networking system among healthcare facilities to boost up the accessibility and availability of health services among Filipino. As being famous for dancing in various DOH awareness campaign, Dr. Tayag, led a dance number with all the participants at the end of his talk.
Dr. Sumihare Noji, (President of Tokushima University in Japan), delivered the first plenary talk. He presented different new technologies in healthcare that could promote quality life highlighting the importance of artificial evolution such as the use of genetic modifications and artificial intelligence. He also showcased the Gryllus Project which aims to resolve food shortage problems with the production of edible crickets through insect science. Samples of the cricket bread were shared during the talk.
Dr. Christopher P. Monterola, (Head of the School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and Executive Managing Director of ACCeSs at the Asian Institute of Management) took the stage for the second plenary talk. He emphasized the benefits one can harness from big data analysis. He also highlighted the different programs of the Asian Institute of Management.
The first day was concluded by a welcome dinner and cultural presentations that showcased the different traditional dances of the participating local and international delegates.