TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II
The TESDA Course in BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II consists of competencies that a person assist the household to identify health problems to promote health and well-being, share knowledge and skills among members to provide information, education and communication (IEC) and/or household teaching in disease promotion and control, ensure the proper maintenance of health station and safe custody and its medical supplies, materials and health records, monitor health status of household members under his/her area of service coverage, maintain updated list/records of health activities.
A student who has achieved this Course in BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II is competent to be:
- Barangay Health Worker
BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE
Course Title: BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :
(Basic Competencies) 37 Hours
(Common Competencies) 42 Hours
(Core Competencies) 384 Hours
Total Training Duration: 463 Hours
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II in accordance with industry standards. This covers competencies that a person must achieve in assisting the household to identify health problems to promote health and well-being, sharing knowledge and skills among members to provide information, education and communication(IEC) and/or household teaching in disease prevention and control, ensuring the proper maintenance of health station and safe custody and its equipment, medical supplies, materials and health records, monitoring health status of household members under his/her area of service coverage and maintaining updated list/records of health activities.
TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Trainees or students wishing to gain entry into this course should possess the following requirements:
- Must be have completed at least ten (10) years of basic education or Alternative Learning System (ALS) certificate of completion with grade ten (10) equivalent holder
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have good communication skills
- Must be able to perform basic computation
- Must be physically fit
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II
To obtain this TESDA course in BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.
These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:
|UNIT CODE||CORE COMPETENCIES (384 Hours)|
|HHC532301||Assist the household to identify health problems to promote health and well-being|
|HHC532302||Share knowledge and skills among members to provide information, education and communication (IEC) and/or household teaching in disease prevention and control|
|HHC532303||Ensure safekeeping of equipment, medical supplies, materials, and health records in health station|
|HHC532304||Monitor health status of household members under his/her area of service coverage|
|HHC532305||Maintain updated list/records of health activities|
|UNIT CODE||COMMON COMPETENCIES (42 Hours)|
|HHC323201||Implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures|
|HHC323202||Respond effectively to difficult/challenging behavior|
|HHC323203||Apply basic first aid|
|HHC323204||Maintain high standard of patient / client services|
|UNIT CODE||BASIC COMPETENCIES (37 Hours)|
|400311210||Participate in workplace communication|
|400311211||Work in a team environment|
|400311212||Solve/address general workplace problems|
|400311213||Develop career and life decisions|
|400311214||Contribute to workplace innovation|
|400311215||Present relevant information|
|400311216||Practice occupational safety and health policies and procedures|
|400311217||Exercise efficient and effective sustainable practices in the workplace|
|400311218||Practice entrepreneurial skills in the workplace|
This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.
Core competency units comprising the qualification in BARANGAY HEALTH SERVICES NC II.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : ASSIST THE HOUSEHOLD TO IDENTIFY HEALTH PROBLEMS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
UNIT CODE : HHC532305
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required in primary health care to record health activities. The unit involves the documentation of information about health activities. This unit applies to health worker providing support to the delivery of primary health care. It also includes facilitating communication of clients to service providers.
- Assist client to communicate with service providers
- Services offered are explained by specific health service providers to patients in accordance with established standard policies and procedures
- Clients are supported in the use of their preferred language when communicating with service providers
- Appropriate visual aids and other resources are used to support patient’s understanding in accordance with established procedures
- Appropriate respect, behavior and communication are shown to the patient
- Explain health concerns to service providers for better understanding of client and community needs
- Client needs and concerns are communicated to service providers to facilitate access to services
- Local community values, beliefs and gender roles are communicated to service providers as required
- Role of traditional healers are explained in the community to service providers as required
- Give support to clients when accessing health services
- Clients are accompanied to BHS/RHU as required
- Clients are informed of the schedule of services
- Transportation is facilitated to enable client to travel to and from health service providers
- Clients are reminded to ensure schedules are kept
- Clients are followed- up after schedule as required
- Assist the individual in health planning to address identified needs
- Important information is relayed to concerned individual in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Relevant health interventions responsive to individuals’ values and beliefs are suggested in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Monitoring process is regularly done
- Update list/records of health activities
- Make required checks of patient records
- Carry out archiving of patient records as required
- Transfer patient records to another health facility upon appropriate request for patient information
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SHARE KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS AMONG MEMBERS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COMMUNICATION (IEC) AND/OR HOUSEHOLD TEACHING IN DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
UNIT CODE : HHC532302
This unit of competency specifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to promote health programs, projects and activities to improve the quality of health services in the community.
- Maintain community networks
- Community contacts are identified and followed up to maximize its range
- New networking/ linkages is formed to the clients of potential benefits to the organization
- Community relationships are established and maintained in accordance with DOH Health objectives (provide supporting documents e.g. NOH)
- Regular meetings conducted among BHW for updating health programs/projects
- Promote basic primary health care services to the community
- Issuances, policies and practices of the DOH, RHUs and BHS are effectively communicated to clients and community groups through the guidance of rural health midwife and/or nurse
- Implementation of health strategies are promoted in accordance with organization’s interests and requirements.
- Presentation skills are used to communicate the goals and objectives of the organization
- Feedback is obtained to identify and develop ways to improve promotional activities within available opportunities
- Health status of clients are assessed and encouraged to seek consultation/check-up to the BHS, if necessary
- Provide regular and updated basic health education and/or household teaching to the community
- Strategies are implemented according to the needs of the clients/household and community
- Basic information on health programs are provided to clients/households and community
- Values and beliefs are considered in providing health care and community development program
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : ENSURE SAFE KEEPING OF EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, MATERIALS AND HEALTH RECORDS IN HEALTH STATION
UNIT CODE : HHC532303
This unit covers providing knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure proper use, storage of equipment and other medical supplies. It also covers updating, recording, and storage of medical records.
- Conduct physical inventory of equipment and medical supplies
- All equipment and medical supplies are counted and recorded in accordance with inventory policies and procedures
- All equipment and medical supplies are properly kept in designated places in accordance with inventory policies and procedures
- Equipment and medical supplies are managed in accordance with established procedures
- Maintain community facilities and equipment
- Barangay Health Station is properly maintained in accordance with established procedures
- Appropriate work is undertaken to ensure that maintenance of equipment and prudent use of community resources, materials and medical supplies are carried out according to DOH protocols
- Inventory of equipment, community resources, materials and medical supplies regularly done to ensure availability and easy access to the community and in accordance with inventory policies and procedures
- All health workers are regularly oriented on the proper use and storage of equipment
- Organize health records
- All relevant records are maintained, updated and made available in accordance with workplace requirements
- Maintain record system in accordance with workplace requirements
- Damaged records are properly disposed according to guidelines and protocol of record management systems
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MONITOR HEALTH STATUS OF HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS UNDER HIS/HER AREA OF SERVICE COVERAGE
UNIT CODE : HHC532304
This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes in coordinating community consultations and referring clients if applicable.
- Assist in the consultation
- Clients are prioritized for consultation in accordance with established procedures
- Clients are interviewed in accordance with workplace requirements
- Vital signs and anthropometric measurements are verified in compliance with WHO standards
- Update client’s record
- Health data information is updated in accordance with office protocol
- Records are maintained in accordance with documentation process
- Client’s health status is monitored in accordance with workplace requirements
- Refer symptomatic clients to appropriate health facilities
- Referral health facilities are identified in accordance with established procedures
- Clients are advised to bring necessary documents/ health records
- Transport of clients are facilitated, if needed
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MAINTAIN UPDATED LIST/RECORDS OF HEALTH ACTIVITIES
UNIT CODE : HHC532301
This unit covers developing relationship with the households and liaising effectively with individuals and the family to promote health. This also covers the required skills, knowledge and attitudes to promote, monitor and assist in planning and delivery to address identified needs.
- Collate records
- Client’s information is updated in accordance with workplace records system requirements and criteria.
- Records are sorted in accordance with workplace requirements.
- Client’s information is summarized based on the workplace records system.
- Prepare reports based on workplace record system
- Reports are prepared in accordance with standard forms.
- Specific cases are discussed with the supervisor.
- Reports are submitted to Rural Health Midwife (RHM) and concerned official in the barangay.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : HHC323201
This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organization. This unit does not apply to a role with organization-wide responsibilities for infection control policy and procedure development, implementation or monitoring
- Provide information to the work group about the organization’s infection control policies and procedures.
- Relevant information about the organization’s infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice are accurately and clearly explained to the work group
- Information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments is regularly provided to the work group
- Opportunity is provided for the work group to seek further information on workplace infection control issues and practices
- Integrate the organization’s infection control policy and procedure into work practices
- control policy and procedures are implemented by supervisor and members of the work group.
- Liaison is maintained with person responsible for organization-wide infection control.
- The Supervisor’s coaching support ensures that individuals/teams are able to implement infection control practices
- Work procedures are adopted to reflect appropriate infection control practice
- Issues raised through consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution
- Workplace procedures for dealing with infection control risks and hazardous events are implemented whenever necessary
- Employees are encouraged to report infection risks and to improve infection control procedures
- Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices
- Infection control hazardous events are investigated promptly to identify their cause in accordance with organization policy and procedures
- Work procedures to control infection risks are monitored to ensure compliance 3.3 Work procedures are regularly reviewed and adjusted to ensure improvements in infection control practice
- Supervisor provides feedback to team and individuals on compliance issues, changes in work procedures and infection control outcomes
- Training in work procedures is provided as required to ensure maintenance of infection control standards
- Inadequacies in work procedures and infection control measures are identified, corrected or reported to designated personnel
- Records of infection control risks and incidents are accurately maintained as required
- Aggregate infection control information reports are used to identify hazards, to monitor and improve risk control Method and to indicate training needs
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO DIFFICULT/ CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR
UNIT CODE : HHC323202
This unit of competency covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively respond to difficult or challenging behaviour of patient / client.
- Plan responses
- Responses are planned to instances of difficult or challenging behavior to maximize the availability of other appropriate staff and resources
- Specific manifestations of difficult or challenging behavior are identified and strategies appropriate to these behaviors are planned as required.
- Safety of self and others is given priority in responding to difficult or challenging behavior according to institutional policies and procedures.
- Apply response
- Difficult or challenging behavior is dealt with promptly, firmly and diplomatically in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
- Communication is used effectively to achieve the desired outcomes in responding to difficult or challenging behavior
- Appropriate strategies are selected to suit particular instances of difficult or challenging behavior
- Report and review incidents
- Incidents are reported according to institutional policies and procedures
- Incidents are reviewed with appropriate staff and suggestions appropriate to area of responsibility are made.
- Debriefing mechanisms and other activities are used and participated in
- Advice and assistance is sought from legitimate sources when appropriate.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : APPLY BASIC FIRST AID
UNIT CODE : HHC323203
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide an initial response where First Aid is required. In this unit it is assumed that the First Aider is working under supervision and / or according to established workplace First Aid procedures and policies
- Assess the situation
- Physical hazards to self and casualty’s health and safety are identified
- Immediate risks to self and casualty’s occupational health and safety (OSH) are minimized by controlling the hazard in accordance with OSH requirements
- Casualty’s vital signs and physical condition are assessed in accordance with workplace procedures
- Apply basic first aid techniques
- First Aid management is provided in accordance with established First Aid procedures
- Casualty is reassured in a caring and calm manner and made comfortable using available resources
- First Aid assistance is sought from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
- Casualty’s condition is monitored and responded to in accordance with effective First Aid principles and workplace procedures
- Details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response are accurately recorded in line with organizational procedures
- Casualty management is finalized according to his/her needs and First Aid principles
- Communicate details of the incident
- Appropriate medical assistance is requested using relevant communication system, equipment and resources
- Details of casualty’s condition and management activities are accurately conveyed to emergency services/relieving personnel
- Reports to supervisors are prepared in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established company procedures
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS OF PATIENT / CLIENT SERVICES
UNIT CODE : HHC323204
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the maintenance of high standards of patient / client services.
- Communicate appropriately with patients / clients
- Effective communication strategies and techniques are identified and used to achieve best patient / client service outcomes
- Complaints are responded to in accordance with organizational policy to ensure best service to patients / clients
- Complaints are dealt with in accordance with established procedures
- Interpreter services are accessed as required
- Action is taken to resolve conflicts either directly, where a positive outcome can be immediately achieved, or by referral to the appropriate personnel
- Participation in work team is constructive and collaborative and demonstrates an understanding of own role
- Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationship with patients / clients
- Rapport is established to ensure the service is appropriate to and in the best interests of patients / clients
- Effective listening skills are used to ensure a high level of effective communication and quality of service
- Patient / client concerns and needs are correctly identified and responded to responsibly and accordingly established procedures and guidelines
- Effectiveness of interpersonal interaction is consistently monitored and evaluated to ensure best patient / client service outcomes
- Act in a respectful manner at all times
- Respect for differences is positively, actively and consistently demonstrated in all work
- Confidentiality and privacy of patient / clients is maintained
- Courtesy is demonstrated in all interactions with patients / clients, their visitors, careers and family
- Assistance with the care of patients / clients with challenging behaviors is provided in accordance with established procedures
- Techniques are used to manage and minimize aggression
- Evaluate own work to maintain a high standard of patient / client service
- Advice and assistance is received or sought from appropriate sources on own performance
- Own work is adjusted, incorporating recommendations that address performance issues, to maintain the agreed standard of patient / client support
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 400311210
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.
- Obtain and convey workplace information
- Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
- Effective questioning , active listening and speaking skills are used to gather and convey information
- Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
- Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
- Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
- Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
- Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
- Perform duties following workplace instructions
- Written notices and instructions are read and interpreted in accordance with organizational guidelines
- Routine written instruction are followed based on established procedures
- Feedback is given to workplace supervisor based instructions/ information received
- Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
- Where necessary, clarifications about routine workplace procedures and matters concerning conditions of employment are sought and asked from appropriate sources
- Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
- Complete relevant work related documents
- Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
- Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
- Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
- Errors in recording information on forms/ documents are identified and properly acted upon
- Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines
UNIT OF COMPETENCY: WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 400311211
This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.
- Describe team role and scope
- The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
- Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources
- Identify own role and responsibility within team
- Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified
- Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized
- Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified
- Work as a team member
- Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives
- Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context
- Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures
- Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SOLVE/ADDRESS GENERAL WORKPLACE PROBLEMS
UNIT CODE : 400311212
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to apply problem-solving techniques to determine the origin of problems and plan for their resolution. It also includes addressing procedural problems through documentation, and referral.
- Identify routine problems
- Routine problems or procedural problem areas are identified
- Problems to be investigated are defined and determined
- Current conditions of the problem are identified and documented
- Look for solutions to routine problems
- Potential solutions to problem are identified
- Recommendations about possible solutions are developed, documented, ranked and presented to appropriate person for decision
- Recommend solutions to problems
- Implementation of solutions are planned
- Evaluation of implemented solutions are planned
- Recommended solutions are documented and submit to appropriate person for confirmation
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : DEVELOP CAREER AND LIFE DECISIONS
UNIT CODE : 400311213
This unit covers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in managing one’s emotions, developing reflective practice, and boosting self-confidence and developing self-regulation.
- Manage one’s emotion
- Self-management strategies are identified
- Skills to work independently and to show initiative, to be conscientious, and persevering in the face of setbacks and frustrations are developed
- Techniques for effectively handling negative emotions and unpleasant situation in the workplace are examined
- Develop reflective practice
- Personal strengths and achievements, based on self-assessment strategies and teacher feedback are contemplated
- Progress when seeking and responding to feedback from teachers to assist them in consolidating strengths, addressing weaknesses and fulfilling their potential are monitored
- Outcomes of personal and academic challenges by reflecting on previous problem solving and decision making strategies and feedback from peers and teachers are predicted
- Boost self-confidence and develop self-regulation
- Efforts for continuous self-improvement are demonstrated
- Counter-productive tendencies at work are eliminated
- Positive outlook in life are maintained.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE INNOVATION
UNIT CODE : 400311214
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and Attitudes required to make a pro-active and positive contribution to workplace innovation.
- Identify opportunities to do things better
- Opportunities for improvement are identified proactively in own area of work.
- Information are gathered and reviewed which may be relevant to ideas and which might assist in gaining support for idea.
- Discuss and develop ideas with others
- People who could provide input to ideas for improvements are identified.
- Ways of approaching people to begin sharing ideas are selected.
- Meeting is set with relevant people.
- Ideas for follow up are review and selected based on feedback.
- Critical inquiry method is used to discuss and develop ideas with others.
- Integrate ideas for change in the workplace
- Critical inquiry method is used to integrate different ideas for change of key people.
- Summarizing, analyzing and generalizing skills are used to extract salient points in the pool of ideas.
- Reporting skills are likewise used to communicate results.
- Current Issues and concerns on the systems, processes and procedures, as well as the need for simple innovative practices are identified.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRESENT RELEVANT INFORMATION
UNIT CODE : 400311215
This unit of covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to present data/information appropriately.
- Gather data/ information
- Evidence, facts and information are collected
- Evaluation, terms of reference and conditions are reviewed to determine whether data/information falls within project scope
- Assess gathered data/ information
- Validity of data/ information is assessed
- Analysis techniques are applied to assess data/ information.
- Trends and anomalies are identified
- Data analysis techniques and procedures are documented
- Recommendations are made on areas of possible improvement.
- Record and present information
- Studied data/information are recorded.
- Recommendations are analyzed for action to ensure they are compatible with the project’s scope and terms of reference.
- Interim and final reports are analyzed and outcomes are compared to the criteria established at the outset.
- Findings are presented to stakeholders.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 400311216
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to identify OSH compliance requirements, prepare OSH requirements for compliance, perform tasks in accordance with relevant OSH policies and procedures
- Identify OSH compliance requirements
- Relevant OSH requirements, regulations, policies and procedures are identified in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
- OSH activity non-conformities are conveyed to appropriate personnel
- OSH preventive and control requirements are identified in accordance with OSH work policies and procedures
- Prepare OSH requirements for compliance
- OSH work activity material, tools and equipment requirements are identified in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
- Required OSH materials, tools and equipment are acquired in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
- Required OSH materials, tools and equipment are arranged/ placed in accordance with OSH work standards
- Perform tasks in accordance with relevant OSH policies and procedures
- Relevant OSH work procedures are identified in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
- Work Activities are executed in accordance with OSH work standards
- Non-compliance work activities are reported to appropriate personnel
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : EXERCISE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE
UNIT CODE : 400311217
This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude to identify the efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilization, determine causes of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness of resource utilization and Convey inefficient and ineffective environmental practices
- Identify the efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilization
- Required resource utilization in the workplace is measured using appropriate techniques
- Data are recorded in accordance with workplace protocol
- Recorded data are compared to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilization according to established environmental work procedures
- Determine causes of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness of resource utilization
- Potential causes of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness are listed
- Causes of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness are identified through deductive reasoning
- Identified causes of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness are validated thru established environmental procedures
- Convey inefficient and ineffective environmental practices
- Efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilization are reported to appropriate personnel
- Concerns related resource utilization are discussed with appropriate personnel
- Feedback on information/ concerns raised are clarified with appropriate personnel
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS IN THE WORKPLACE
UNIT CODE : 400311218
This unit covers the outcomes required to apply entrepreneurial workplace best practices and implement cost-effective operations
- Apply entrepreneurial workplace best practices
- Good practices relating to workplace operations are observed and selected following workplace policy.
- Quality procedures and practices are complied with according to workplace requirements.
- Cost-conscious habits in resource utilization are applied based on industry standards.
- Communicate entrepreneurial workplace best practices
- Observed Good practices relating to workplace operations are communicated to appropriate person.
- Observed quality procedures and practices are communicated to appropriate person
- Cost-conscious habits in resource utilization are communicated based on industry standards.
- Implement cost-effective operations
- Preservation and optimization of workplace resources is implemented in accordance with enterprise policy
- Judicious use of workplace tools, equipment and materials are observed according to manual and work requirements.
- Constructive contributions to office operations are made according to enterprise requirements.
- Ability to work within one’s allotted time and finances is sustained.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
- Anthropometric Measurements – are systematic measurements of the size, shape and composition of the human body. For example, body mass index, or BMI, is a measurement of a person’s weight-to-height ratio, and waist-to-hip ratio is a measure of the waist circumference divided by the hip circumference.
- Autoclave – is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure different from ambient air pressure. Autoclaves are used in medical applications to perform sterilization and in the chemical industry to cure coatings and vulcanize rubber and for hydrothermal synthesis. They are also used in industrial applications, especially regarding composites.
- Barangay Health Station
- Barangay Health Worker – is a category of health care providers in the Philippines. They provide services such as first aid, maternal, neonatal, and child health, and community-based interventions including immunization clinics for barangays (local neighborhoods).
- BP Apparatus – A sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure meter, blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure gauge, is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner, and a mercury or mechanical manometer to measure the pressure. It is always used in conjunction with a means to determine at what pressure blood flow is just starting, and at what pressure it is unimpeded. Manual sphygmomanometers are used in conjunction with a stethoscope.
A sphygmomanometer consists of an inflatable cuff, a measuring unit (the mercury manometer, or aneroid gauge), and a mechanism for inflation which may be a manually operated bulb and valve or a pump operated electrically.
- Cervical Inspection Set – is an apparatus in detecting abnormal tissue or cells in the cervix before cervical cancer develops.
- Digital Thermometer – are temperature-sensing instruments that are easily portable, have permanent probes, and a convenient digital display. The way a digital thermometer works depends upon its type of sensor. Sensor types include resistance temperature detector (RTD), thermocouple and thermistor.
- Fetal Doppler – is a hand-held ultrasound transducer used to detect the fetal heartbeat for prenatal care. It uses the Doppler effect to provide an audible simulation of the heartbeat.
- Glucometer – also known as a glucose meter or blood glucose monitoring device, is a home measurement system you can use to test the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.
- Health Service Providers – organizations providing a health service include: traditional health service providers, such as private hospitals, day surgeries, medical practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals. complementary therapists, such as naturopaths and chiropractors.
- Machine – an apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task.
- Manpower – is the total number of people who can work to get something done. How quickly you clean your house after a big party will depend on how much manpower you’ve got.
- Maternal Care – is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It encompasses the health care dimensions of family planning, preconception, prenatal, and postnatal care in order to ensure a positive and fulfilling experience in most cases and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in other cases.
- Materials – a type of physical thing, such as wood, stone, or plastic, having qualities that allow it to be used to make other things.
- Methods – a particular form of procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.
- Money – a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively.
- Mucous Suction Bulb – device is a round, rubbery object with a short tube that is used to remove mucus. When this happens, it helps to clear mucus from your child’s nose, back of the throat, and/or mouth so your child can breathe more easily.
- Municipality Health Officer – is a title and commonly used for the senior government official of a health department or agency, usually at a municipal, county/district, state/province, or regional level.
- Nebulizer – a device for producing a fine spray of liquid, used for example for inhaling a medicinal drug.
- Resuscitator – is a device using positive pressure to inflate the lungs of an unconscious person who is not breathing, in order to keep them oxygenated and alive. There are three basic types: a manual version (also known as a bag valve mask) consisting of a mask and a large hand-squeezed plastic bulb using ambient air, or with supplemental oxygen from a high-pressure tank. The second type is the Expired Air or breath powered resuscitator. The first appearance of the second type was the Brooke Airway introduced in 1957. The third type is an oxygen powered resuscitator. These are driven by pressurized gas delivered by a regulator, and can either be automatic or manually controlled. The most popular type of gas powered resuscitator are Time Cycled, Volume Constant Ventilators. In the early days of pre-hospital emergency services, pressure cycled devices like the Pulmotor were popular but yielded less than satisfactory results. One of the first modern resuscitation ventilators was the HARV, later called the PneuPac 2R or Yellow Box. Most modern resuscitators are designed to allow the patient to breathe on his own should he recover the ability to do so. All resuscitation devices should be able to deliver >85% oxygen when a gas source is available.
- Rural Health Midwives – are considered as the frontline health workers in the rural areas and have progressed to become multi-task personnel in the delivery of healthcare services, amidst migration of other healthcare professionals.
- Rural Health Unit – located in a rural, medically under-served area that has a separate reimbursement structure from the standard medical office under the DOH programs.
- Salter Scale – is a medical instrument used in measuring your body’s impedance (i.e. its resistance to the current), the quantity of muscle can be determined. From this, the quantity of fat and water can then be estimated.
- Stethoscope – a medical instrument for listening to the action of someone’s heart or breathing, typically having a small disk-shaped resonator that is placed against the chest, and two tubes connected to earpieces.
- Thermal Bag – is a type of thermally insulated shipping container in the form of a bag which can be carried, usually made of thermally insulating materials and sometimes a refrigerant gel. It is used to help maintain the temperature of its contents, keeping cold items cold, and hot items hot.
- Vaginal Speculum Set – A vaginal speculum is a device, usually made of metal, which your gynecologist utilizes to open your vaginal walls. This use of the vaginal speculum allows your gynecologist a visual inspection of your vagina and cervix, as well as a way to collect the cervical cells necessary for a Pap smear test.
- Vital Signs – clinical measurements, specifically pulse rate, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure, that indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions.