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Mohammed Aruf Yasin

6 Seconds to Get the Nursing Job

The idea is to catch the recruiter’s attention in the first 6 seconds. Studies have shown that it takes 6 seconds to decide if the applicant is the best-fit for a role. To make an impression it is important to keep the information as simple as possible so that readers can skim and identify your selling points. The CV should provide the summary of your experience and achievements.

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A Tribute to Our Nurses

As I prepare to pen this article, I am reminded of Hippocrates’ saying. He believed that the goal of medicine is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always." For me, learned exactly this through daily example from the amazing nurses I work with.

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Delivering Quality Care Depends on Health Worker’s Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

A workforce that delivers quality care is the key objective for any health organisation, however obtaining the right ingredients for the perfect system has always been one of the key challenges. The term “quality” is also very subjective as every consumer has their own perception of what the perfect health sector would look like.

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Free online courses now available for nurses

The Pacific Open Learning Health Net in partnership with the Ministry of Health has established 24 internet connected e-learning centres within all the sub-divisional and divisional hospitals in the country where nurses can access free online courses which will help upgrade their knowledge and skills.

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Is online education the missing key to a diverse health workforce?

New online healthcare courses are helping professionals in the Pacific to develop their skills and create a more diverse workforce. Pacific Island countries are facing a serious skills gap. The global shortage of trained healthcare professionals is estimated to reach a deficit of 18 million workers by 2030. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 4.45 health workers are needed per 1000 people in order to achieve the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, in other words, universal health coverage (UHC).

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Making free continuing education more accessible

Educational institutions are now making more and more health courses available for free online. By providing free online nursing courses with certificates of completion, remote health workers benefit, and institutions fulfil their corporate social responsibility. Free continuing education is the future.

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One Person Dies Every 40 Seconds Due to Suicide

Every 40 seconds someone dies due to suicide and many more attempt suicide. Close to 800,000 people die every year due to suicide. Anyone anywhere can become its victim. World Health Organisation World Suicide Report calls upon individuals, communities and countries to act now. Suicides are preventable, however:

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Online opportunities for continuing nursing education

The nursing profession is the largest single health profession in Fiji. The Ministry of Health understands how important nurses are and each year allocates tens of thousands of dollars to provide continuing nursing education. Although it is a costly investment, it is well worth it because it ameliorates nursing standards and practice, which in turn improves patient satisfaction and safety.

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POLHN’s free online courses improve education opportunities for Pacific health workers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put extensive efforts into providing free e-learning courses over the past 14 years through Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN).This strives to bridge the gaps between geographically dispersed health workers and address their growing needs for continuing professional development (CPD).

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POLHN’s New Digital Certificate Verification Platform

Over the last decade, the accessibility to cheap and reliable internet has bridged data transmission gaps. Since everyone is equally able to acquire the same information through the internet, it has become necessary for companies, organisations, institutions and universities to safeguard their users and maintain their authenticity.

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Upskilling health workers for the future

Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) is continuously adapting to prepare the Pacific health professionals by upskilling health workers for the future. It works against the rapid and drastic changes in the fields of non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, and climate change. This is known as the triple disease burden.

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