Where do I apply for IV certification here in Manila? - page 5
Hi to all! I would like to ask if anyone knows how to go about the IV certification here in Manila? Sorry if this has been posted already, I can't seem to find a similar topic with the search function. Responses are greatly... Read More
- 0Feb 20, '08 by spongebob6286did you mean attending an ivt training or renewing an ivt license?
hospitals that offer ivt trainings as of 2008:
unciano medical center (antipolo)
world citi medical center
capitol medical center
medical center muntinlupa
perpetual help hospital
- 0Mar 24, '08 by misspowersQuote from pinoyNPI'm really having a dilemma...in as much as I want to save my mom's precious money I need to take this IV therapy training. I want to work in tertiary hospitals here in the Philippines because I believe that this work experience will surely help me get hired as a USRN. In order for me to be hired in one of these "elusive" and "coveted" hospitals I need couple of certifications. I guess I don't have much of a choice here but to go with the flow!!!!Thanks for clearing that up devshop. I have forgotten that the scope of practice for registered nurses according to the Philippine Nursing Law does not include IV therapy. I'm surprised they have not changed that. I was also going by my experience at the Philippine General Hospital. We were allowed to insert IV's, give IV meds, and run blood transfusions there. In fact we (nurses) were way better than the residents and medicine interns when it came to inserting IV's in that hospital.
What Suzanne was saying, however, is that these IV training seminars are not necessary if you plan on working in the US because the hospitals here will provide the opportunity to learn it as part of orientation.
But I have a question to ANSAP or anyone who care to answer: If nurses there need to be trained in IV therapy because it's not part of their scope of practice, why do hospitals require this certification prior to being hired?
I guess, I really know the answer to that question. You just have to accept things as they are without question. It is what it is -- the US is not the same as the Philippines.