Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity: Nursing Goals and Interventions

Risk For Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Skin Contamination With Feces
Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Wound
Risk For Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Nasal Cannula
Short Term Goal For Impaired Skin Integrity
Nursing Care Plan For Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Pressure Ulcer
Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Diabetes
Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Cellulitis
Impaired Skin Integrity Related To Infection


Nursing Objective:
Patient’s skin will remains intact within …..(indicate time frame/throughout the period of hospitalization.

Nursing Intervention:

1. Assess general condition of skin so as to know the extent of required care and create a baseline data for evaluation

2. Assess skin over bony prominences where the risk of skin breakdown is greatest
3. Assess patient’s awareness of sensation or pressure as decreased sensation or pressure on affected part can make client unaware of ischemic pain in the affected part.
4.Regularly conduct skin care by gently massaging surroundings of affected area to promote circulation and increase tissue perfusion
5.Change patient’s position every 4 hour
6.Increase intake of protein and vitamins to replace worn out tissues
7.Increase hydration to improve circulation and skin turgor

Evaluation
Patient skin was intact after…… of Nursing intervention


Qatar Prometric Exam Passing Score for Doctors, Nurses and Others

Qualifying Examination
  • ​​​​The qualifying exam is considered to be one of the requirements for registration / licensing of healthcare practitioners to ensure the efficiency and the eligibility of applicants to work safely in the State of Qatar.
  • All categories listed below must pass the electronic qualifying exam to get a license to practice after fulfilling all other requirements of registration and licensing.
  • The Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners provides computer based examination (Prometric) for 15 categories of healthcare practitioners as follows:
    No. Exam Title No. of items/ Exam Duration Cut score Practitioners required to take the Qualifying Exam
    1. General Practitioner 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% General Practitioner
    2. General Dentist 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% General Dentist
    3. Pharmacist 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% Pharmacist
    4. Registered General Nurse 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Registered General Nurse
    5. Registered Midwife 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Registered Midwife
    6. Lab Technologist (New) 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Lab Technologist,

    Lab Technologist (specific)

    7. Lab  Technician 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Lab Technician
    8. Radiology Technologist (New) 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Radiology Technologist,

    Sonographer

    9. Radiology Technician 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Radiology Technician
    10. Physiotherapist 70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Physiotherapist

     

    11. Basic Paramedic 70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Basic Paramedic
    12. Paramedic (New) 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Paramedic,

    Critical Care Paramedic

    13. Dental Assistant 100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Dental Assistant
    14. Dental Hygienist 70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Dental Hygienist
    15. Dental Lab Technician 70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Dental Technician
  • More Examinations can be added as needed
  • The scopes not required to sit for the qualifying exam will be reviewed and evaluated as per the registration Department approved qualification or through panel assessment.
  • To register and schedule your exams please visit the online booking page online booking page .
  • • For certificates that exempt their holder from the qualifying exam of General practitioner and General dentist, please visit Physicians and Dentists guidelines.
  • For registration/ licensing requirements click here .
  • For any query regarding the electronic qualifying exam, and to get more information about registering for the exam, please visit the company organizing the exams (Prometric) prometric.com .
Contact Info for Qualifying Examination Enquiries
  • Phone Numbers:
  • Sunday to Thursday (with Arabic language option):
    • +31 320239530​
  • Friday to Monday :
    • +31 320239800​
  • Pnl-mena@prometric.com
References of the Qualifying Electronic Exam

 

Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

​In order to get practicing license in the healthcare sector in the State of Qatar, you need to apply for an online application for registration / evaluation through the Electronic Registration & Licensing System and complete all the requirements using the following QCHP website www.qchp.org.qa​

Kindly notice that:
  1.  Your online application should be through an Employer/potential employer in the State of Qatar (you will not be able to apply for registration request without an employer in Qatar).
  2. For more information on how to use the electronic registration/licensing system, please check the following link on the QCHP website  http://www.qchp.org.qa/en/Pages/HowToRegisterToPracticeInQatar.aspx
  3. To find all about the Registration / Evaluation requirements, please check the guidelines at the following link on the QCHP website http://www.qchp.org.qa/en/Pages/HowToRegisterToPracticeInQatar.aspx
  4. To find all about the qualifying examination (Prometric), please check the following link on the QCHP website  http://www.qchp.org.qa/en/Pages/QualifyingExamination.aspx
  5. To find all about the primary source verification, please check the following link on the QCHP website http://www.qchp.org.qa/en/Pages/PrimarysourceVerification.aspx

Notes:

  • ​No practitioner is allowed to practice before receiving their medical license from QCHP; otherwise the licensing application will be rejected, and the institution and practitioner will face disciplinary actions.
  • Please follow up with your employer or potential employer’s focal point concerning the registration / evaluation process and in case you need to check your delayed application status (if any).

TIME FRAME

​Kindly find below the types of request that can be applied though the registration & Licensing Electronic System:

​Time Frame

(Starting from the request submission date after payment)
​Type of Request​
​25 working days ​Evaluation
​20 working days ​Licensing
​15 working days ​License Renewal
​15 working days ​Change Place of Work
​15 working days ​Change Scope of Practice
​25 working days ​Certificate of Good Standing covering the work experience spent in the State of Qatar

 

Notes:
  • ​Please use the following link on the QCHP website in order to find the requirements and the process of each of the above mentioned requests by checking the guideline of your profession. http://www.qchp.org.qa/en/Pages/HowToRegisterToPracticeInQatar.aspx​​
  • For any technical issue in using the Electronic Registration & Licensing System please contact our System Help Desk Officer on the following contact details: qchphelpdesk@moph.gov.qa Telephone number: 44070279.​

​The Evaluation, Licensing and License Renewal fees change depending on the profession and scope of practice as shown in the below noted table, knowing that the license validity is 2 years starting from the issuing date and that it is prohibited for any practitioner to practice without license or with an expired license:

​​Profession ​Request Type ​Request Fees (QR)
​Physician (specialist) ​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1200
​Renewal ​1200
​General Scope Physician ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1000
​Renewal ​1000
​Dentist (specialist) ​ ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1200
​Renewal ​1200
​General Scope Dentist ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1000
​Renewal ​1000
​Pharmacist

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600

​Allied Health Practitioner ​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600
​Nurse ​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600

 

Can the evaluation and the primary source verification processes be done without the candidate physically present in Doha?​

​Yes, a large part of the registration and licensing process can be done while the applicant remains in their home country. For example, the primary source verification application can be completed and submitted by using the electronic verification system, Qualifying examination (if required) can be taken in one of 10,000 test centers located in over 100 countries around the world, and the evaluation application can be completed and submitted by the employer locally while the applicant is still outside Qatar. However, some evaluation requirements (for example an assessment interview) will require the presence of the applicant in the State of Qatar. In addition, the licensing process will also require the presence of the applicant in the State of Qatar.

 

Senanga School of Nursing 2019 Intake

This is to inform the general public that admission is now open to Senanga School of Nursing Zambia for the 2019 intake. For admission details including the interview dates, application for admission deadlines check below:

Pyramid University Zambia Admission Form into Distance and Online Courses

PYRAMID UNIVERSITY FULLY REGISTERED BY ZAMBIA COUNSELING COUNCIL (ZCC) AND RECOGNIZED BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH ZAMBIA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ON FULL TIME OR ONLINE LEARNING

Certificate in Psycho-social Counseling: K3,500 (3months)

Certificate in Counseling Psychology: K3,500 (3months)

Certificate in Psycho-social Counseling: K5,000 (6months)

Certificate in Counseling Psychology: K5,000 (6months)

Certificate in Couple and Family Counseling: K3,500 (3 months)

Certificate in Youth and Children Counseling: K3,500 (3months)

Certificate in Stress Management: K3,500 (3months)

HIV Management and Nutrition: K3,000 (3 months)

Diploma in Psychosocial Counseling: K3,500 a semester(2years / 4 semesters)

Diploma in Counseling Psychology: K3,500 a semester (2years / 4 semesters)

Diploma in Couple and Family Counseling: K3,500 (2years / 4 semesters)

Diploma in Teaching Methodology (Trainer of Trainers) – K3,500 a semester (1yr /2 semesters)

Students will be registered with Zambia Counseling Council and get a practicing licence.

Application forms: K150

Online Distance Learning: 3rd December, 2018

Full time: 7th January, 2019

Flexible payment and Flexible study time table (Full time, Online and Distance Learning)

Practicals /Attachments a must before completion of the course.

Call or Whatsapp: +260969363903 or +260971127677

Patient Lands in Police Cell in Zambia for Reckless Driving

There was drama at the clinic this afternoon when a patient wanted student nurses to see him. He came with his Corola cab and parked it just infont of student nurses who were resting at the benches at OPD. After talking to the clinic maids who seem not to b interested in what he was saying, he asked student nurses some questions again he could not get much of his desired response. It seems student nurses were busy discussing anatomy and physiology as they are preparing to write their end of semester exams. He tried to follow their discussion but all he got was like Greek language. He shoulted abit bcoz the clinical officer earlier in the moning when he came drunk refused to attend to him.

He decided to show off to the student nurses by entering in his smokey Corolla to speed off. The engine of his cab showed him that u can’t drive when u r drunk. Within a flash of a second and on the onlook of the student nurses the car flew about a meter in air passed through the makeshift tent which was used for the just ended child heath week smashing all the chairs and tables inside vuuuuuuummmmm came out and hit into the wall fance breaking the wallfance and parked its self.

Others were cryning others loughing while others shouting at him. I just told him that my brother this is wrong packing go and report yowaselufu at a police station of yowa own choice.

Sooner than later he was taken to police and was locked in police cells. The reporter asked trafick officers when they came to check the extent of the accident, what offence he has commited. The officer were like

1. Driving a vechle while drunk.

2. Driving unlicensed vechle

3. Driving a vechle without a driving license

4. Driving a vechle without puting on sit belts

5. Driving a vechle at high speed inside the wallfance.

6. Driving a vechle wearing dirt clothes

I just had to stop the officers to listing all the offences as I was busy.

We r luck no one lost a life during this drama.

UK NMC Approves Reduction in IELTS Writing to 6.5, Takes Effect from 5th of Dec. 2018

UK NMC has approved reduction in the writing component of IELTS to 6.5 with effect from December 5, 2018. In a post publish on the regulatory body website, applicants still need to have 7 in other components and overall of 7 band. Below is the announcement of the new change.

 

Change to English language requirements for nurses and midwives get green light

 

Proposals to change the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) were given the go-ahead by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today.

Following the change nurses and midwives will still be required to achieve a minimum overall level of 7 in the test. However, a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.

 

The decision follows widespread engagement with key stakeholders, who told the NMC that, despite being able to communicate to a high level in English, many nurses and midwives taking the IELTS test were just missing out on achieving a level 7.

 

The moderate and proportionate change is in line with the NMC’s commitment to better, safer care and will ensure that only those nurses and midwives with the right skills, knowledge and command of English are able to work in the UK.

 

The change will take effect from 5 December 2018. IELTS results under two years old that meet the new requirements will be considered by the regulator.

 

The change is just one part of an extensive review the regulator is undertaking of its international registration processes.

UK NMC official Announcement on IELTS Changes to 6.5

Change to English language requirements for nurses and midwives get green light

 

Proposals to change the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) were given the go-ahead by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today.

Following the change nurses and midwives will still be required to achieve a minimum overall level of 7 in the test. However, a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.

 

The decision follows widespread engagement with key stakeholders, who told the NMC that, despite being able to communicate to a high level in English, many nurses and midwives taking the IELTS test were just missing out on achieving a level 7.

 

The moderate and proportionate change is in line with the NMC’s commitment to better, safer care and will ensure that only those nurses and midwives with the right skills, knowledge and command of English are able to work in the UK.

 

The change will take effect from 5 December 2018. IELTS results under two years old that meet the new requirements will be considered by the regulator.

 

The change is just one part of an extensive review the regulator is undertaking of its international registration processes.

Things You Should Know about Recent NMC IELTS Change to 6.5

It is no longer a news that UK NMC has reduced the writing component of IELTS to 6.5. Below are what you should know about this new development :

When will the new development take off?

 

NMC has said the new development will be taking off in “coming weeks”. Going by the trend of past changes by NMC, this new development is expected to take off in the next few days from the time of this announcement thus it is safe to say that the effective take off of this new development will be by December . NMC will surely announce  on it website when this new changes kick off.

 

Does that mean overall ielts score has reduced?

No, the overall ielts score of 7 has been retained. Also you are expected to have 7 in other components of the exam. For clarity sake below is the only minimum acceptable ielts score by NMC

Listening 7

Speaking 7

Writing 6.5

Reading 7

Overall band score 7

Note that the above is the minimum score you must have.

 

Is this new changes retrospective?

Yes, applicants who are already in the queue or those who have taken ielts in the past before this announcement  with the score above can apply to UK NMC. But note that your ielts must be valid which means below 2 years.

 

If you have any question or clarification ask in the comment box

 

UK NMC Approves Reduction in IELTS Writing Component to 6.5

The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved reduction in the writing component of IELTS to 6.5. This news was shared by NMC on her Twitter page. Below is the post from the regulatory board confirming this new development

 

#NMCcouncil have approved the English language testing proposals. We’ll be looking to implement these changes in the coming weeks.