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PGH Postgrad: Uncovering Modern Techniques in Surgery
On September 6-8, more than 300 healthcare practitioners from all over the Philippines attended the 53rd Post-Graduate Course of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Department of Surgery. The event, held at the Diamond Hotel and entitled “Hybrid Surgeons in the Era of Modern Technology,” focused on new practices and techniques in surgery, ranging from emergency treatment to developments in surgical tools.
Local product launch: Protective admixture tools
Every year, billions of steel needles that are sold in the healthcare market are not used on patients, but were instead used on a variety of drug admixture procedures. Drug Admixture, or more commonly known as “drug reconstitution” in the Philippines, is the “preparation of pharmaceutical product which requires the measured addition of a medication to a bag or bottle of IV fluid.” This process usually involves drug dilution, which is necessary to adjust the drug’s properties (i.e. tonicity, osmolarity, pH level) to that of the human blood.
50th ANSAP Annual Convention: Raising the Bar of Clinical Practice in the Philippines
As part of its continuous effort to mobilize nursing professionals across the country, the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines, Inc. (ANSAP) held its 50th Annual Convention on March 17 at the Manila Hotel.