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Why Get Your Master’s in Nursing? [Infographic]

Why Get Your Master’s in Nursing? [Infographic]

“It’s no secret that the nursing profession is one of the most demanding fields in healthcare today. This infographic by University of San Francisco’s Online MSN, takes a close look at how obtaining a Master’s in Nursing can help existing nurses further both their education and their careers. Roles as clinical nurse leaders, care coordinators, nurse managers and patient educators are highly sought-after positions and generally require additional years of […]

Philhealth Care Project accepting applicants now

Philhealth Care Project accepting applicants now

The PhilHealth CARES (PhilHealth Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff) Project is now accepting an applicant. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) initially hired 334 PhilHealth CARES nurses for deployment of  Levels 3 and 4 government hospitals, and another196 more will be deployed to Levels 1 and 2 hospitals. Deployment is expected in March, once the […]

Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Generic Name: Amlodipine Brand Name: Norvasc Classifications:  cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocker Pregnancy Category:C Availability  2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg tablets Actions Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocking agent that selectively blocks calcium ion reflux across cell membranes of cardiac and vascular smooth muscle without changing serum calcium concentrations. It predominantly acts on the […]

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Generic Name: Orlistat Brand Name: Xenical Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; anorectant; antiobesity agent; nonsystemic lipase inhibitor Pregnancy Category:B Availability 120 mg capsules Actions   Nonsystemic inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipase. Reduces intestinal absorption of dietary fat by forming inactive enzymes with pancreatic and gastric lipase in the GI tract. Therapeutic effects Indicated by weight loss/decreased body mass […]

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Generic Name: Ranitidine Brand Name: Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac-75 Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; antisecretory (h2-receptor antagonist) Pregnancy Category:B Availability 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg tablets;  150 mg effervescent tablets;  150 mg, 300 mg capsules;  15 mg/mL syrup;  0.5 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL injection Actions Potent anti-ulcer drug that competitively and reversibly inhibits histamine action […]

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Betnelan , Celestone Betamethasone Acetate and Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Celestone Soluspan Betamethasone Benzoate Beben,Benisone,Uticort Betamethasone Dipropionate Alphatrex,Diprolene,Diprosone,Maxivate Betamethasone Sodium Phospahete (PH 8.5) Betameth, Betnesol , Celestone Phosphate, Celestone S, Cel-U-Jec, Selestoject Betamethasone Valerate Betacort, Betaderm,Betatrex,Beta-Val,Betnovate,Celestoderm,Ectosone Lotion,Luxiq,Metaderm,Novobetamet,Valisone,Valisone,Scalp Lotion,Valnac,Psorion cream Classifications:hormone and synthetic substitute; adrenal corticosteroid; glucocorticoid; antiinflammatory Prototype:Hydrocortisone Pregnancy Category:C Availability   0.6 mg tablets;0.6 […]

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

  Generice Name: Mefenamic Acid Brand Name:Ponstan, Ponstel Classifications:central nervous system agent; analgesic; nsaid; antipyretic Pregnancy Category:C Availability   250 mg tablets Actions Anthranilic acid derivative. Like ibuprofen inhibits prostaglandin synthesis and affects platelet function. No evidence that it is superior to aspirin. Therapeutic effects Analgesic, antiinflammatory, and antipyretic actions similar to those of ibuprofen. […]