Ward Class

An Online Resource Site For Student Nurses

Welcome

Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

Site Announcement

The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.




Get Better at Better Hospitals

At some point in your life, you may have to visit or stay in a hospital room. This may never be something you're looking forward to, but with recent and upcoming developments, things are getting better. A hospital is a vast space to manage, and over the years some institutes have let certain things fall by the wayside. Not anymore. In an effort to keep patients safe, healthy and comfortable, many hospitals are revamping and reevaluating their infrastructure. The hospital room is a place of health and healing, and to maintain this status, certain things have to be kept up to par at all times. From the simple things, like providing a patient with a microfiber Twin XL comforter, to complicated things like a caregiver screen, that shows a digital documentation of the patient's situation; hospitals are bucking up. 



For those who work in the hospital industry, the changes being made offer them the opportunity to be better care providers. This isn't exclusive to doctors, as some may think. The technologies and supplies coming to market now will help facilitate the jobs of nurses, orderlies, students and administrators, equally. The point is that we want patients to get better sooner, and to be comfortable when they have to stay in the hospital. The only way this can happen is if the facilities are modern, and focused on making the jobs of the staff go smoothly. Here are a couple of the most recent developments in hospital technology that are being utilized in institutions around the country and world, today: 

Technology for easier medicine administration. 

Especially when children and the elderly are involved, administering medication is often a long and error-prone process. Dependant on if the medicine is ordered in milligrams, if it has to be diluted, and if the patient's weight and age have to be taken into account, things can get mixed up when this process is done manually. Through technology like the Artemis System, the software can sync with the barcode of any medication and deliver the most accurate conversion for medicinal administration.