By Analou de Vera
The Department of Health (DOH) Region 4-A Office said that it will provide more significant programs for nurses in the region known as Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) to further enhance their skills and knowledge.
“We will provide the needed educational programs to ensure that their capabilities and qualifications respond appropriately to the health needs of the people and challenges of times,” said DOH- Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo.
Janairo said the DOH recently conducted a “Hospital and Public Health Nurse Conference,” aiming at increasing the knowledge and competencies of the nurses in the Calabarzon region.
The conference gave “essential updates, introduced new policies, and strengthen the service delivery network to improve the quality of care in the community and hospital setting,” he said.
He said that the work of nurses is both physically and emotionally demanding, as they are expected to accommodate the growing health needs of the region’s population of more than 14 million.
“They don’t just deliver care and provide physical and emotional comfort to patients and their families,” said Janairo.
“Their work also entails critical task such as monitoring and assessment of their patients and assists in the conduct of disease surveillance and initiating interventions in the communities to prevent outbreaks,” he added.