Monday, November 03, 2014

今天刚好又是这么一天

今天突然好想用文字来整理这段思绪。

刚过去的周末是我的生日,是一个很愉快很感恩,感动的生日。我向来喜欢和好朋友和我爱的人聚在一起,就算是简简单单的一餐饭或是什么都不说的呆在一块儿,也可以让我开心记得很久很久。我身边亲近的人不多,但是对于每一个人,我都可以放心的说出心里真正的想法,我的快乐,担心,忧愁,害怕,因为我知道没有人会评估你,歧视你,质疑你,怀疑你。这一切也是一直以来推动着我一股深深的动力,在我快乐的时候提醒我要感恩,在我伤心的时候做我的拐杖,在我担心的时候安慰我要我坚持下去,做好自己就好。每一个爱我的人,我都希望自己能够回报于他们更多的爱与关怀。

回到了工作岗位,又是新的挑战。忙忙碌碌每一天,有的时候也会有不顺遂的时候。甚至有的时候我只想逃避,想放弃,根本不想面对这一切。跌倒的时候常常不想要身边的人担心,有的时候就将这些不愉快的事情埋进心里,以为自己消化得掉,一天埋一点一天埋一点,慢慢形成一种压力,压得自己都透不过气。到了某定点,情绪总是会有爆发的一天。

今天刚好又是这么一天。但是爆发之后,冷却了就会没事了。

再想想所有我拥有的爱,所有爱我的人。总是要昂首跨步向前迈进,努力奋斗。

其实一切都是过眼云烟,看淡了并没有什么。但是人总是会有情绪,感谢这段文字让我自己松了一口气。

现在,继续努力吧!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Funeral Makeup Artist

Hello everyone!

Life has been hectic but I'm feeling good! Back to work this week for the last week at inpatient pharmacy before I go to the next department, drug information services! Came back home earlier today, spending time watching tv with auntie and just clearing up some work. The new drama, "All that is bitter is sweet" by Linda is so good! Watch it on Astro on Demand, 8.30 pm from Monday to Friday =D

So today post is about this short 30 minute clip by Quek Shio Chuan. I strongly recommend you to watch this clip.


First of all, it isn't a common job where everyone can pursue. Secondly, it isn't a job that most people would list in their preferred job either. Being a funeral cosmetologist, a person needs to study the techniques necessary to make a body looks as much as it was alive. This also means that other than the cosmetic procedure, funeral makeup artist normally will also need to perform the embalming procedures which can be more complicated than what was shown in this video. But the most important point here I guess, just like what this video have shown perfectly, one will definitely need to have much courage and a big heart to be willing to provide such service to the deceased and provide help and service to the family members during their difficult times. It definitely takes more than just skills alone in performing this job.

Working in a hospital as one of the healthcare team members, we often see patients admitted to ward for various conditions. Of course, we have happy events like mother giving birth to babies, patients recover and discharge etc but often, we also see patients suffering in the hospital. A lot of cases are due to lack of awareness, negligence in taking care by carers, patients were not well educated and thus causing poor compliance etc. which ultimately lead to hospital admission. This short story also reminds me of what I have seen in the nursing homes previously with different patients.

There is always a story behind each of us. Beside each bed, there are countless family members that are worrying about their loved one, taking care of their loved one, keeping them accompanied, praying for them. For me, meeting different patients and families each day, providing counselling to different patients each with a different background and story, always serve as a good reminder to me to appreciate life a little bit more each day. I can totally relate them to my own family experience during the last few years of life for my grandparents. Taking care of elderly is definitely not an easy task and if somebody is sick in the family, it is not merely affecting the patient himself but affecting the whole family. Having strong family support is very important in assisting the patient's recovery.

Life is short. Appreciate every little things in life. Be happy and tell people around you that you love them. Forgive and forget. Treat everyone like your own family. May the world be peaceful. God be with us.

Friday, September 26, 2014

[JB Food] : Bob's Kitchen

Bob's Kitchen


New bistro opened up near Sutera Utama area! Me and boyfie's family dropped by some time ago to try the food there ^_^

I think it was a weekend. The restaurant was full with customers. We waited really long for waiter to take our orders and waited another 40 minutes for our food =/ It looks like they are having shortage of staff.

However, the interior of the restaurant looks quite nice and comfortable. It is very spacious and cooling. 



We ordered Kebab, Fish & Chips, Salmon, Grilled chicken chop.
The mushroom soup, Kebab and Salmon were delicious. 
The Grilled chicken chop was overly cooked I guess, it was too dry.
Overall, it was a good experience ^_^

This is my favorite ^_^

Rating: 7/10

Visit their  FB page for more info!

With love,
Jessica

Friday, September 19, 2014

[DIY] : Reusing Old Book Shelf

Hello Sunshines! How is everyone doing?

I did a short and quick DIY ^_^ I have a book shelf which is still in good condition but the surface of the cabinet door is full of scratches so I decided to give it a new look. This DIY is simple and easy! You can use whichever fabric you like (I used my unwanted jeans) and may use hot glue gun or other type of glue which works on both wood and fabric (hot glue gun works the best for me).

Get your tools and let's get started!





Tadaa!

With love,
Chingyee

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

旅行篇:假日趴趴走 - 居峦篇 (Kluang Zenxin Organic Park)

在去了峇株巴辖之后呢,下一站来到了居峦。居峦也和峇株巴辖一样,是个小城镇,就在隔壁而已。刚开始的时候我有点混乱,因为在Batu Pahat有一条Jalan Kluang, 而在Kluang又有一条Jalan Batu Pahat。随后才明白,在Batu Pahat走Jalan Kluang 是去Kluang 的方向,在Kluang走Jalan Batu Pahat 是去Batu Pahat的方向。哦~是啊内呐!不知不觉走着,就来到了诚兴有机食品园。我们一时心血来潮,便决定下去走走看看。门票大约十二令吉。

园里种植许许多多不同的有机食物,还有小农场饲养小动物。一时的心血来潮,我们竟然在中午十二点,太阳正在脑袋瓜上的时候骑着脚踏车在园里穿行。但说真的,还挺好玩的,可能太久没到大自然走走了。


Zenxin Organic Park - Kluang


园里有瞭望台,看着一望无际的天空
谁还放不下身边琐碎烦心的无聊小事?



O这样有帅到吗?



黑麻麻种植蘑菇菇的地方!
是相机光线看起来照片很亮,
事实上里头黑黑静静的,
有点恐怖~

鱼眼看世界!


微微的笑容背后是湿嗒嗒的汗水!
小姐你忘了现在是十二点吗?!




有机种植园的介绍短片

园内地图


Zenxin Organic Park

No. 8, Jalan Teknologi 1,
Kws Perindustrian Mengkibol,
86000, Kluang, Johor.

Tel: 07-7595196 / 019-7738985

还是不要中午十二点去吧!真的有点晒~

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Jung In's and Kang Gary's Inspirations



Kang Gary!! Ahh!! Kang Gary never fail to impress me with his determination and talent ^_^ I love reading his story and what he shares with his fans, and of course his kindness and effort in playing his role to motivate as much people around the world as possible. Perhaps he didn't say it out, but I'm sure there are many people who are inspired by him, at least I'm one of them ^_^ For instance, one of the greatest challenge in life is to learn to be friend with loneliness. Gary taught us not to be afraid of being lonely, and it is essential in life that sometimes we make a little time just for ourselves, to spend time alone to reflect ourselves and to work hard towards our goals. In my opinion, that's just one of the reason why Gary is so charming to many.

Jung In is another favorite singer of mine. I got to know her through Leessang after listening to their songs. Jung In appears in many of Leessang's songs and they are all very close friends. She looks like a blur girl sometimes (you can watch her appearances in some of the Korea's Variety Shows, is so cute, haha! especially when she is with her boyfriend lol!), but when it comes to singing, she is definitely one of the best. Her unique voice I would say, is what makes her stand out from the crowd.

Does it make you wonder what are their inspirations then, which makes them produce such good music which inspire and heal the many of us??

Watch what they say below: Enjoy!!

*If you need subtitle, turn on the CC button on right bottom, the english subtitles will appear.




Kang Gary Jjang!! Jung In fighting!!

Love,
Ching Yee

Thursday, September 04, 2014

旅行篇:假日趴趴走 - 峇株巴辖篇 (Batu Pahat)

峇株巴辖篇 (续)

龙华区 - 每日靓汤

这家炖汤很不错!各式各样的炖汤都有
家庭式炖汤,一人一盅,不多不少刚刚好
有的时候工作累了也会到这里休息一下
補一補再继续努力!

*我忘了店名,但它就在JuzWaffle店的隔一两间店,不难找

Tasik Y - 莲花池

这里是休闲公园,早上有很多人晨运
旁边的小档口有很好吃的印度煎饼
早上上班之前有时候也会先来个Roti Canai + Kopi
看份报纸再去工作

这些其实是什么树呢?看起来挺特别的
小的孤陋寡闻,还真不知道这是什么树 =/


早上,傍晚都一样很多人在运动
超新鲜的空气
新山都好难有这样的地方
好山,好水,好风景~

回到世界最初的时候

石乐居酒屋日本料理 (Ishiraku Izakaya)

 这是之前有提到的石乐居酒屋日本料理
照片有点fail了,但是真的好好吃
价钱是RM25 左右,日本餐中算便宜
但是以峇株巴辖食物平均价钱来说,还挺高的
我觉得去试过就好了
也可以试试其他的菜肴,我们还有点多两样
这里的Oyakodon (鸡肉蛋饭)还不错
但是灯光不好,没照片 ^_~

36-1, Jalan Jenang 83000
Batu Pahat Johor
07-4383811
Operating hours: 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm - 10.30pm
More review: lululifethings

Soon Lai Kway Chap - 顺来粿汁

有到过新山的游客大概都知道文强粿条仔
也是我最爱吃的粿条仔
在吉隆坡生活的六年里,这是其中一家回家必吃的食物
到了峇株巴辖之后,还没看到相似的
这家的粿条和我们平常在新山吃的有些不一样
比较大片,口感不相近
但还蛮特别的

6-C Jalan Fatimah, Batu Pahat, Johor
Operating Hours: 11am - 6pm
More Review: Johor Kaki Blogspot


 卤汁还不错,但我觉得最好吃的是五香
值得一试
因为我和一位同事一起去,点的食物有限
但其他食物看上去也不错

Chop See Kee Wan Tan Mee - 张亚泗云吞面

还没去Batu Pahat之前已经听了好多人推荐这家云吞面
终于试吃了! 云吞好吃
小份的分量真的还蛮少的,可以直接叫普通的 ^_^

2, Jalan Jenang, 83000 Batu Pahat
Johor Malaysia
Tel: 07-4388516 
Operations hours: 8.30am - 9.30pm


Love,
Chingyee

Saturday, August 30, 2014

旅行篇:假日趴趴走 - 峇株巴辖篇 (咖啡馆)

嗨!

最近过得怎么样?这篇文章是两个星期之前写的,今天才有空写完。

上星期是开斋节,我们有两天公定假日。于是,我便想说趁着这个期间到处走走,透透气。这次的旅行并没有特定什么安排,只想到处走走,是抱着“沿路有什么就去什么吧!”的心情在旅游。这或许也反映出我现在的心态吧!要学会既来之,则安之。学不会随遇而安的道理,我想日子会很辛苦吧!如果你有看我之前的文章,有提到我在峇株巴辖工作。所以这次旅行便是从这里开始,然后到附近的居峦,之后去马六甲,最后是吉隆坡。就是这样走到哪里,就好好欣赏哪里的feel,让我觉得这一次的旅行特别relaxing,彻底的将烦恼全都忘掉忘掉。也重新提醒自己一切的改变都要从改变自己的态度开始。态度对了,自然生活也会变好,幸福快乐会跟着你,烦恼全都忘忘掉!

至于峇株巴辖有什么好玩好吃的,我想网上有很详细的资料了吧。静如生活馆|Lulu Life Things有详细介绍很多当地的美食。这里比较有趣的应该是附近的主题公园吧。我倒是还没有去过。主要是在这附近找了很多美食,像是煮炒档口,亚华肉挫面,泳池海鲜生锅,Juz Waffle Cafe,龙华地区的美食(有一间炖汤店蛮好吃的,在Juz Waffle 隔几间店),石乐居酒屋日本料理 (Ishiraku Izakaya),点心等等。还有!去了传说中的 Minyak Beku(是这里附近的海滩)和莲花池(休闲公园啦!)。有一间还挺出名的大排档"Hai Kee"也有蛮多选择,只是我不太习惯这里的服务态度,食物的话是还不错。


Rengit Coffee - Chicken Caesar Salad + Cappuccino


这家的咖啡很赞!去了还想去!
但是上菜速度有点慢,赶时间的朋友不要在午餐时间过去,
非繁忙时段挺好的。




No. 6-10, Jalan Keembong, Rengit,
83100 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Tel: 07-4242241/4242188

Juz Waffle Cafe - Vanilla Ice-cream Waffle


这里的Waffle很好吃
香香的华夫饼配上浓浓的香草冰淇淋
你说呢?~
那时还在看马来西亚跳水代表比赛,
紧张死了




Taman Bukit Perdana
No.30&30A, Jalan Susur Perdana Tenggah,
Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat,Johor.
Tel:607- 433 8677 H/P:6012- 791 5277
Operation Hour:11:30AM - 11:00PM 

Twins Cafe - Taiwan Cuisine

双心圆台湾料理坊



简单的设计


价钱超合理的咖啡
味道也不错

海鲜小锅很棒!

宁静的享受


今天就先写到这里吧!开始时也没想到会到Batu工作。既然来了,那就好好的珍惜这一年的时间吧。

生活中的点点滴滴- 和你分享。

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Methadone Clinic at AADK

Hello world!!

Long weekend! Long weekend! It's gonna be Hari Raya next week! Monday and Tuesday is gonna be public holidays! Ohyay! But that also means I'll have to work on Sunday, since Johor has declared that Friday and Saturday would be our weekend holiday. Nonetheless, we have planned for a holiday trip on next week for one whole week! Geezzz =D *I'm a happy girl*

For the past one week, life has been super busy. I've been allocated at Accident and Emergency Department Pharmacy for 3 days and another 2 days at Outpatient Pharmacy Department. Working at A&E also means there is only one pharmacist and one pharmacist assistant, so when several patients come to pharmacy together, it would be quite jam up at the counter. Thank God, it was overall manageable.

Last Thursday, I had a chance to visit Methadone Clinic at AADK (Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan) near to our hospital. This was the first time I visited a Methadone Clinic. It is a small clinic located in one of the AADK in the town. The clinic opens at 9am to 11am everyday. Methadone Replacement Therapy (MRT) is one of the harm reduction programs established for opioid abusers to prevent blood-born viral infections (HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B) by reducing chances of needle sharing. It also provides a smoother quitting process by reducing the withdrawal symptoms as methadone can replace other opioids such as heroin and morphine and thus reduce the cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced by patients. The ultimate goal is to assist opioid abusers to quit drugs entirely.

More information:
Guideline for Methadone Replacement Therapy Counselling: Click here
Guideline for Dispensing of Methadone Replacement Therapy: Click here

The guidelines include everything you need to know about the replacement therapy program including withdrawal effects, signs and symptoms, doses, legal documentations etc.

There were quite a number of patients ranging from different age groups and races. I spent the entire 2 hours syringing out methadone for patients with different doses ranging from 1ml to 25ml. It really makes me think how does these few mLs of liquid can make such huge impact in human's life. All the consequences, effects, problems etc. etc. that are affecting many people around a single person. I really hope to see everyone to be ultimately quitting drugs and live a drug-free life.

Next week I'll be going to Inpatient Pharmacy. Getting excited!

Till then!

Much love,
Ching Yee

Friday, July 11, 2014

学会忍耐与宽容

从前除了阅读课本的时间我总觉得很少有时间看其他的书籍。中学时期我总是忙着课外活动,忙着补习,忙着些有的没的,很少阅读课外刊物。潜意识中,我还是会不断告诉自己一定要培养阅读的好习惯,增加自己的知识。就算是不喜欢也好,习惯总是需要时间慢慢去培养。

渐渐长大之后,我似乎发现越来越多从前不曾存在的烦恼。也在这时候,每当我不开心时,我都会任意拿起一本书来看,它总能让我的心情平复下来。有的时候还可以给我解决方案。或许是当你心浮气躁时,又怎么能冷静思考出下一步该怎么走呢。原本不太喜欢阅读的我,现在总会抽出点时间看书。现在才明白何谓书中自有黄金屋,书中自有颜如玉。书里总会教会你很多你不知道的事,或者让你重新从另外一个角度去看待你已经知道的事情。

最近刚好遇上烦心的事,今天看了篇很有趣的文章:

女孩到了二十几岁之后,就要慢慢学会宽容与忍耐。忍耐并不是懦弱,也不伤自尊,而是一种宽容美。宽容是一种大度,是高尚情操的表现。宽容之中蕴含着一份做人的谦虚与真诚,蕴含着一种对他人的容纳与尊重。生活中总不是每一件事都能称心如意,人生也不会总是平步青云。生活中总会有很多不公平的事,也会遇到很多你无法理解与接受的人。我们不能改变其他人,与其歇斯底里的指责别人,不如怀着理解的心态微笑面对一切。争论并不能赢得所谓的自尊,反而让你成为没有修养的人。


如果你也在生活中遇上难题,献给你这篇文章,共勉之。

“彩虹很快就会出现,等大雨过去之后,阳光总会照亮我们前方的路”。

Friday, June 27, 2014

Johor Premium Outlet - George & Dragon Cafe

HelloomySunshineess!!

Last week me and boyfie finally have some We-time and we decided to check out on the Johor Pemium Outlet. This was the first time we visited there. It is located at Indahpura, Kulaijaya, about 30km from Johor Bahru Town. We had our hi-tea at George & Dragon cafe and I got a new pants for PRP at G2000 ^_^
There are a lot of branded shops selling off-seasons items at low prices but you will need to be patience to find what you need and what is suitable for you.

Now there are also Weekly Specials at George & Dragon of Johor Premium Outlet Branch!
From Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays) , George and Dragon Cafe has a special set lunch for only RM29.80++ per person from 12pm to 2.30pm. Afternoon tea is served from 2.30pm to 6pm for only RM17++ per person!!

We ordered two Hi-tea set with coffee and tea respectively. The salmon sandwiches was good, scone was just alright. The atmosphere and services were really good =D






Indahpura 81000 Kulaiaya
Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: +607 661 8888 Fax: +607 6618810
GPS 1°36'11"N , 103°37'17"E
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Xoxo,
Jessica

Thursday, June 26, 2014

[Provisionally Registered Pharmacist] - Batu Pahat

Hellooo! Sunshiniesss!!

I'm back home again after 4 days!! Last night I spent about 3 hours preparing for the assessment on counselling skills for patients on inhalers, insulin pens, warfarin usage etc. until about 12am midnight. Suddenly boyfie texted me on the news article which announced 26th June 2014 as a public holiday after Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDT) were crowned 2014 Malaysia Super League Champions. I was like Hoorayy!! Is tomorrow really a public holiday? I was so excited to come home!! Even though it was announced in the midnight and we couldn't be sure of it but I was still super excited and I woke up twice at 3am and 4am just to see if it is morning already so I can be home!
**Haha, YEAH! I'm --THAT-- HOMESICK**!

I was wondering when will we receive the letter from SPA & KKM to inform us to report duty in respective hospital. After 7 months, we finally know the answer now. I had my interview in Putrajaya Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam during end of 2013, I think it was around September/October. Final exam was in November. I received the first letter which is the Surat Lantikan (from SPA) and Sijil Pendaftaran Bersyarat (from Pharmacy Board) as Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) in February and subsequently received the second letter from Kementerian Kesihatan (MOH) to go for medical check up in April and lastly received letter from Kementerian Kesihatan to report duty on June at MOH of Johor State somewhere in the middle of May. There are 4 letters which PRP would need to receive before report duty at hospital.

1. First letter
a. Surat Lantikan from Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam
b. Sijil Pendaftaran Bersyarat from Lembaga Farmasi (Pharmacy Board)

2. Second letter
a. Surat Setuju Terima Perlantikan
b. Surat Akuan Sumpah - Do the sumpah at your local court/Mahkamah
c. Surat Aku Janji (Contoh) - The hospital will give the original copy upon reporting duty at hospital
d. Borang Pemeriksaan Doktor untuk Perlantikan ke Perkhidmatan Kerajaan - Bring this letter to go for medical check up at any Klinik Kesihatan (**go early in the morning)

3. Third letter
a. Surat Penempatan - which will inform which state of Malaysia you have been allocated

I reported duty at Ministry of Health for Johor state with another two friends on the 16th June 2014.

4. Fourth letter
a. When you report at the MOH of the state, the officer will issue another letter to inform you which hospital that you have been allocated

Luckily all of us have been posted to the same place, at least now we can have lunch together and learn together. Nevertheless, we have made a lot of new friends over here in the hospital as well.

I've started the PRP program for 2 weeks already. Things were in a total mess initially because we were worrying about accommodation, trying to adapt to the new environment, brushing up our clinical knowledge etc. I was praying really hard to be posted in Hospital Sultanah Aminah as it is the nearest training hospital to my house. Unfortunately, there was no vacancy for PRP post in the hospital. Hence, ended up three of us all being posted to Hospital Batu Pahat! I was totally unprepared to go to Batu Pahat, but I know life would be more excited and fun once you are willing to step out of your comfort zone. Thank God Batu Pahat is just 1.5 hours away from my house. I'm still able to come home often. God is in control ^_^

We reported at Ministry of Health of Johor State in the morning at 9am, subsequently reported to Pharmacy Department of the Johor State before heading to Hospital Batu Pahat. We have to report to the hospital within the same day and would need to start work on the second day. It was a super tiring day just travelling up and down! My first impression on Batu Pahat was quite good actually. Away from all the hassle in the city, Batu Pahat is a small town located approximately 88km away from Johor Bahru in the state of Johor. The first thing that caught my attention were hills, hills and hills around the hospital. The weather was so good, the sky was blue and there are birds churping around even at 4pm (I think I usually only hear birds singing in the morning not in the hot afternoon?) We reached the hospital about 3pm in the afternoon and reported in the administration office, then filled up tonnes of forms for about 2 hours.

I came back home that day to pack my stuff to BP as I did not prepared anything beforehand.

Lesson of the day: Always prepare yourself earlier while you still have time. Don't wait till last minute. ^_^

Till then.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Short Holiday! - Take a rest

Hello Sunshiniess!! 

I'm finally back!! Feels so good to come back home again! I'm missing my bed sooo much!

Last week, I've left my previous job in a medicare centre and it was definitely a difficult decision. I've really enjoyed the work very much despite all the stress that I've to face everyday. I've gained some exposure on the management aspect for a private medicare centre setting and of course bits of all the other things that happen daily in the setting. I'm truthfully grateful for that. Most importantly, I've met friends and people whom I would really love to keep the relationship lasts for the rest of my life. Praise the Lord!


After my last date of work, I went up to Kuala Lumpur to look for accommodation for my sisters. I went to KL with my colleague as she was also going back to KL on the same day. It was tough as I know I would really be missing her a lot after I move on to the next chapter of my life. That night, I just wish time would pass slower so that we could stay together for a little longer. When will be the next time when we can work together again?

Watching the sunset on the way back to KL

I was only in KL for a few days so it was kinda rush to complete everything that I need to do. I called up several friends who have stayed in Sunway before to ask for their recommendations, viewed rooms after rooms, compared each units' pros and cons etc etc. Finally, we managed to come up with a final decision!! Phew! Hopefully things will all work well soon. I'm also happy to meet my bestie and spent hours and hours chatting until we fall asleep! Hahah!! **When women gets together ;)** Ahhh, haven't been spending time with her since last November! At night, me and bf went for dinner with his cousin at Setia Walk, Puchong. I'm quite impressed that they spent much effort in designing the place to be like the "Shanghai Old Street"! Lovely place with a variety of foods for you to choose!



Annndddd -- I've also met up with Angel!! Gahh! After so long since we missed each other out during graduation =/

Spending time chilling and catching up PLUS buying stuff to prepare for PRP year!! In fact, I didn't prepare anything at all until she reminds me about the shirts, pants, shoes etc etc, My GAWD!! hahah! Luckily I managed to grab everything in one day before heading back to JB! Thanks for recommending me to buy the #grandmothershoe hahah! She said that would be the most comfy shoe and it will reduce my back pain lol.


The last mission to prepare for PRP training is to get some reference books! We went to Kamal Bookstore (Opposite HKL) to get books for me! Thanks Wilson for driving me around ^_^ 

Say **HELLO** to PRP year! Please be good, I promise I'll work hard!


Where to get medical books? - Kuala Lumpur

Kamal Medical Bookstore
Just if you are wondering, it is a small medical bookstore but it has a massive amount of different kind of medical books. If you need any medical books or equipment or even labcoat, perhaps you may take a visit there to see whether they have what you need.

Address: No. 134, Jalan Pahang (Opposite Hospital Kuala Lumpur), 53000 Kuala Lumpur.
If you are using Waze, just search "Kamal Medical Bookstore" and you will find the place.

Coordinates3°10'21"N   101°41'55"E

If you are taking public transport, you may take monorail and alight at Chow Kit Station then walk about 5 minutes passing by the Grand Seasons Hotel, then you will see the bookstore. It is near to 7-11 shop.

Just a little catchup! PRP just started and I'm still in the midst of settling down in the new working place. Guess where I've been posted??

Good nights, everyone! Shall update soon!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Essential Elements for Nurses Orientation Program

Hello happiereaders!

Today was a super busy day! and one of the happiest day that has been long awaited for!


Today is the very first time I planned and run a full orientation program by myself, from preparing the agenda, editing orientation materials, presentation slides, case studies to organizing sharing session of different diseases. I've learned a lot from it, this is something which I've never done before and something which I never thought of doing it before. Come to think of it now, this is something so similar to my PBL tutorial haha. When I was in uni, I often find these PBL sessions very stressful because I'll have to find tonnes of information on it, in order to be able to answer those questions given. And because there are just so much information, you just can't absorb everything of it. Now I would say, those things are all SO SO SO important guys. At the very least, you get the concept, you know where things are at, where to get the information, what are the relevant aspects which you need to take into consideration and if you keep all your notes, it will serve as your own great "google" in the future whenever you need it! instead of going through the whole research process again! Perhaps you might think it is not as useful now, but actually you are gaining a lot of knowledge unknowingly!

I'm just gonna share with you about my orientation program structure and if you need it, you may adopt it and modify it for your own use. My audiences are all nurses and this is for a medicare centre and nursing home setting.

There are many questions that you need to think of before designing your own orientation program and I found these top THREE questions:

1. What's important for staff to know?
2. Who are the important people for these staff members to meet?
3. What impression of the organization do you want new staff members to walk away with?

Now with that, let's get started!

Number One : Ice Breaking Session

Imagine this is your first job, your first time coming to another state of your country or even just thinking of going into a new environment, most of us would most probably be so anxious or at least a little nervous. Ice breaking session is totally a MUST to help get your participants get to know each other more and of course, to let them know yourself more as well. When the bonding is formed, it opens a door for communication and interaction between you and the participants and among all your audiences. This helps everyone to adapt to the environment quicker and forms a foundation for their future working relationship. Sometimes, I would hear from staff that told me, "I'm don't know much about him/her, we never talk". Everyone has different personality and some people are more of an extrovert whereas some are more of an introvert. Hence, by doing a quick and fun ice-breaking session, you will notice the great difference in the outcome of the program.



What to do during the ice breaking session? 
A brief introduction would be a great start for the session. Particulars like nicknames, hometown, hobbies etc. makes the session more fun and more personalized to each participant. I also love to ask each of them to tell a fun fact about themselves and think of a question to ask the person next to you. It often makes everyone laugh and it helps to ease the anxiety. As me and my audiences are mostly at our early twenties, I also ask them about their goals in life and their passion, questions like what's the reason of choosing nursing, what keeps you motivated to do what you doing, how do you see yourself in another one or two more years. You will realized, Hey, each of them actually have similar goals and they are all inspired by different reasons. With the same goal and vision, they have common understanding and they tend to help each other more, especially in sharing about their clinical experiences and interesting events during posting, because they know, the reasons of the presence of each other. It helps to bring people from different background to get together. I also invited two current staff to join in so they can help to initiate the new staff members.

Number Two : Company Introduction

We definitely need to provide an overview of the company business and make sure you provide comprehensive information such as history, mission, philosophy, strategies etc. Staff are not looking for a job, they are searching for a career. They are curious about the organizational culture. They want to understand the company structure and development, to know the company philosophy and vision, the direction of the company and how they can contribute towards this big family as well as things they can gain from it. By knowing the company well, it also greatly helps them in engaging with clients and assist them in their daily routine.



Number Three : Human Resource Department

Human capital is the most essential part of a company. Without the staff, there is no company. HR often also involve in conducting training for staff and monitor their career progressions. You may want to try to flatten the learning curve, focus first on the essential information which will help them to succeed. All staff should also know their roles in the company and their rights as a staff. They should also be well briefed on the company policies as well as DOs and DON'Ts of the company. A HR clinic is essential so that they know where to turn to if there is any issues among the colleagues. I think it is also important to explain that the company is interested and supporting the career ambitions of new staff members (therefore, putting down questions to ask them about their future goals in ice-breaking session will help on this) and highlight the organization's commitment towards professional development . In this way, staff members will have more confidence to see this job as a path to career success, instead of dismissing it as a temporary pit-stop along the way.



Number Four : Introduction on the clinical aspect

Introduce the person who will be in-charge of the clinical orientation, training and support so that staff members know what they should do. The program may include role transition, passing shift report, restrain or fall protocols, skin and wound care, pain management, oxygen therapy, oxygen delivery systems, chest tube drainage system and many more. It may be built from a competency-based framework. This will provides a good preparation for nurses to know what they should expect during their probation period. I'm often amazed to see the performance of staff before and after going through the orientation. It instills them with confidence in their own ability and it facilitate a good start for them in starting a new job. It also makes life easier for others in the company because new staff do not need to ask them repeatedly for basic information and advice.



I hope this is helpful! Nurses day is coming real soon! Are you planning something for your nurses already?

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