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Interview with Team Leader Susana

“Courses available on the POLHN platform are relevant to my current practice” – Susana Veikoso

Tell us something about your work and yourself.

I am Susana Veikoso, Team Leader for the Infection Prevention & Control Unit at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. I graduated from the Fiji School of Nursing in 2002.

How did you find out about POLHN?

I was in Labasa Hospital when the POLHN Centre opened in 2003 and from there I started taking self-paced courses online to enhance my professional development.

What courses have you studied with POLHN?

In 2009 I did the Introduction to Disease Surveillance & Outbreak Investigations, then in 2017 I did two courses: Infection Prevention & Control, HIV-AIDS/TB. This year I have done Salt Reduction, Antibiotic Guidelines and am currently doing Childhood TB for healthcare workers, which I find very interesting.

What do you like best about studying with POLHN?

I like the fact that it’s self-paced therefore it is easy to enroll in the available courses at any time of the day. Plus the courses available on the POLHN platform are relevant to my current practice.

Why did you take POLHN courses?

I took these course because to develop myself professionally and upgrade my current knowledge and skills relevant to the area of my work.

What advice do you have for others?

I would strongly advise my friends and workmates to enrol into these courses firstly because they are free and secondly it will help you get your CPD points! One course is equal to one CPD point.

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