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Antimicrobial stewardship: challenges in India

For POLHN’s self-paced course, “Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Hospitals”, students are required to complete a final assignment outlining some of their experiences. This week, one student –  Dr B. Ravichandran from India – shared some unique insights. His antimicrobial stewardship training and experiences make for an interesting and enlightening read!

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Betel nut use in the Pacific

Betel nut is the fourth most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world after tobacco, alcohol and caffeine. Its main active psychoactive component, called arecoline, is thought to cause adverse health effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated that the betel nut is a carcinogen

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Continuing Nursing Education: Breaking the Barriers

The nursing pledge to maintain and elevate professional standards is reflected through the commitment of health workers towards lifetime learning. This dedication to continuing professional development guarantees advanced and contemporary patient care. However, access to affordable continuing nursing education remains a barrier.

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Dedicated e-learning Platform

How Pacific island countries combined forces to create an e-learning platform that builds the skills of doctors and nurses and improves health care

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Fight Infections and Spread the Word With our Infection Control Course for Nurses

Infections are diseases caused by infectious agents (known collectively as pathogens) such as viruses, bacteria or fungi. Colds and flus are familiar infections that all of you have experienced at some point in your lives. New infections begin when pathogens leave the body of their host (the infected individual in which the pathogens are multiplying) and enter a new one.

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The Importance of Choosing the Right CPD

Medical education is rapidly changing due to evolving medical science. In particular, societal expectations and the increased disease burden are affecting this. Contemporary healthcare therefore now demands that doctors and nurses continuously improve their competencies in order to achieve an adaptive skill mix. Continuing professional development (CPD) is an ideal way for health workers to brush up on their knowledge in this way.

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Transforming and scaling up health professionals' education

POLHN continuing professional development (CPD) courses focus on lessons learnt, best practices, and evidence-based practice. In this way, they are designed to boost knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance of health workers. Courses are designed to improve the overall health care system by enhancing the competencies of the front line workers in the areas of clinical and public health education, policy and regulation.

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