Thursday, July 5, 2007

Filipino nurses hit the mark

Here's an interesting article about an ongoing issue in Canada, where doctors are demanding the return of a special team of nurses who solely perform venipuncture or IV insertions on patients. Based on the story, the Vancouver Island Health Authority has pulled out the IV insertion team that works night shifts, but a group of doctors--anesthesiologists, in particular--and nurses are clamoring for the return of this team. The doctors said they've seen too many patients who've been bruised and bloodied from missed IV insertion attempts.

A more interesting link I found, however, was a testimonial from an American nurse who says Filipino nurses are particularly good at this skill.

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