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Utilization of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Ensuring Clinical Competence of Nursing Students: A Case of FCMS  [PDF]
William Taala, Dania Waggas, Parisa H. Sta. Teresa
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105209
Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences nursing department is currently imposing the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as an academic system for its nursing students. This is to test the clinical skills and abilities in ensuring the competency and performance of future health providers. This is a type of clinical examination that uses hands on method of the real world situation of learning as an exposure aided by various medical cases. Among the tested sub-ject, critical care emerged as the highest weighted average obtained by the stu-dents (n = 22; x = 94.14) with an equivalent description of “excellent” while in contrast to fundamentals of nursing 2 which garnered (n = 66; x = 79.70) with an equivalent description of “Good” as the lowest among the subjects. To rein-force the findings, this study made used of Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Codification Technique to protect the identity of the respondents and its confi-dentiality as part of research ethics. The data revealed that a general observa-tion from the narratives provided the conduct of OSCE is fair, accurate, and necessary that fits the nursing program of the institution except on the issue of time frame that can be resolved. The clinical issues such as confidentiality, examination and impact are so far in place and a revisit is necessary for im-provement. Challenges involving conduct of the examination and quality of the examination must be given due consideration as pointed according to the need of time. This study concludes that OSCE is generally acceptable as an examination system in the nursing program of the institution.
Library Literacy Program: Library as Battleground for Fighting Fakenews  [PDF]
William Taala, Filoteo B. Franco Jr., Parisa H. Sta. Teresa
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105296
Library literacy programs have continued to play a pivotal role in ensuring that students only consume the information necessary to their studies in the wake of fake news. Before the introduction of the Internet as an information tool, fake news was dealt with amicably before reaching out to numerous persons. Nevertheless, the advent of the Internet has contributed to the spread of fake news to unparalleled levels. Educational institutions of higher learning should ensure that their literacy programs meet the required threshold and equip the learners with prerequisite skills to differentiate between fake news and factual academic content as well as promote a reading culture and critical thinking skills. The research paper also highlights the medical student situation in Saudi Arabia that has been transformed from five institutions to approximately 21 institutions illustrating the need for library literacy skills to students in the quest to improve the quality of medical studies in the country. Cognizant of the fake journals accessed at the click of a button with unlimited access, the need for library literacy programs is timely. The social, economic and political development of a country highly depends on the educational competence of its population. For this reason, countries across the world have continued to allocate a substantial amount of money towards educational development by opening up new academic facilities as well as enhancing teacher population.
Drug-Resistant Microorganisms in Soils Fertilized with Sewage Sludge
Ewa Stańczyk-Mazanek , Teresa Nalewajek , Magdalena Zabochnicka
Archives of Environmental Protection , 2012, DOI: 10.2478/v10265-012-0008-6
Abstract: One of the methods of sewage sludge disposal, which is based on its fertilizing properties, is its use in nature, e.g. in farming (if all the permissible standards are met). However, the sludge used for soil fertilization might also contain heavy metals, pathogenic microorganisms, thus causing contamination in soil foundation and deterioration of the conditions for development of indigenous organisms. Particular threat is posed by the existence of drug-resistant microorganisms in sewage sludge. This problem has not been researched in detail yet. The authors of the present study aimed to determine qualitative changes in drug-resistant microorganisms in sandy soil fertilized with selected sewage sludge. Sewage sludge after different types of drying process (natural and solar) was added to the degraded sandy soil. The effect of the methods of sewage sludge drying on concentration of drug-resistant microorganisms in soil fertilized with the sludge was analysed. The study demonstrated that sewage sludge dried naturally in drying beds pose threat to soil environment and, potentially, to people and animals which have contact with fertilized soils. In sandy soils fertilized with these types of sewage sludge, pathogenic forms which exhibit resistance to first-line antibiotics can be found.
qDTY1.1, a major QTL for rice grain yield under reproductive-stage drought stress with a consistent effect in multiple elite genetic backgrounds
Prashant Vikram, BP Swamy, Shalabh Dixit, Helal Ahmed, Ma Teresa Sta Cruz, Alok Singh, Arvind Kumar
BMC Genetics , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-12-89
Abstract: A major QTL for GY under RS, qDTY1.1, was identified on rice chromosome 1 flanked by RM11943 and RM431 in all three populations. In combined analysis over two years, qDTY1.1 showed an additive effect of 29.3%, 24.3%, and 16.1% of mean yield in N22/Swarna, N22/IR64, and N22/MTU1010, respectively, under RS. qDTY1.1 also showed a positive effect on GY in non-stress (NS) situations in N22/Swarna, N22/IR64 over both years, and N22/MTU1010 in DS2009.This is the first reported QTL in rice with a major and consistent effect in multiple elite genetic backgrounds under both RS and NS situations. Consistency of the QTL effect across different genetic backgrounds makes it a suitable candidate for use in marker-assisted breeding.Rice is the world's most important food crop and a primary food source for about half of the world's population. The frequent occurrence of abiotic stresses such as drought and submergence has been identified as the key factor for low productivity in the rainfed ecosystem. Rainfed upland and rainfed lowland ecosystems contribute only 21% of the total production from 38% of the cropped area. In rainfed uplands, rainfed shallow lowlands, and rainfed medium lowlands, drought has been the single largest factor for lower yield in rice. Drought during the cropping season directly affects GY, particularly at the reproductive stage, which is the most devastating stage [1,2]. Recent climate change estimates predict the water deficit to further deteriorate in the years to come [3] and the intensity and frequency of drought are predicted to become worse [4]. Worldwide, drought affects approximately 23 million ha of rainfed rice [5]. Among different rainfed regions, eastern India, with around 13.6 million ha of drought-prone area, is the largest in the world [6]. From the beginning of the Green Revolution era in rice in 1965 till 2009, on 14 occasions, rice production in India failed to achieve the estimated production level. Drought caused this lower production on
Fuzzy Sliding Mode Observer for Vehicular Attitude Heading Reference System  [PDF]
Jafar Keighobadi, Parisa Doostdar
Positioning (POS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/pos.2013.43022
Abstract: In low-cost Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), the measurements made by Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) type sensors are affected by uncertainties, noises and unknown disturbances. In this paper, considering the robustness of sliding mode observers against structured and unstructured uncertainties, and also exogenous inputs, the process of design and implementation of a sliding mode observer (SMO) is proposed based on a linearized model of the AHRS. To decrease the chattering phenomenon is the main difficulty of the SMO. Through smoothing the discontinuity term, the tracking performance of the observer is attenuated. Boundary layer technique, for example, using a saturation term, is the common smoother to remove the chattering drawbacks. However, through poor tracking performance, the high range chattering could not be removed by this method. Therefore, a knowledge-based Mamdani-type fuzzy SMO (FSMO) is proposed to decrease the chattering effects intelligently, which in turn could obtain the high accuracy tracking performance of the SMO. Following proving the stability of the proposed SMOs based on direct Lyapunovs method, the performance of the proposed observers is compared with that of the extended Kalman filter through simulation and real experiments of an AHRS.
Seed Germination and in Vitro Organogenesis Optimization of Zhumeria majdae (Lamiaceae) from Iran  [PDF]
Parisa Aghazadeh, Behrooz Shahsavan Behboodi
American Journal of Plant Sciences (AJPS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2015.611185
Abstract: Zhumeria majdae is a medicinal plant and endemic of Iran that is being threatened to extinction. The present investigation to preserve this relict species, was conducted to study of: 1) different treatments effect on seeds germination: a) in vivo, b) in vitro were subjected to 5 treatments, 2) callus induction and organogenesis from leaf, root and stem of explants by tissue culture on MS medium supplemented with 7 different concentration and combinations of auxin and cytokinin. Results indicated the germination rate were promoted by seeds mucilage, and were inhibited under cold condition. The best callus induction were observed from stem and leaf explants in the MS + B(IAA(0.1) + Kin(1) mg·L-10). The maximum leaf formation of leaf explants were produced in the MS + E(IAA(0.1) + BA(2) mg·L-10).
Rol de voriconazol y caspofungina en terapia antifúngica Voriconazol and caspofungin in antifungal therapy
Revista chilena de infectología , 2004,
The Icelandic (Pilot) Project in ScanDiaSyn
H?skuldur Thráinsson,ásgrímur Angantysson,ásta Svavarsdóttir,Thórhallur Eythórsson
Nordlyd : Troms? University Working Papers on Language & Linguistics / Institutt for Spr?k og Litteratur, Universitetet i Troms? , 2007,
Abstract: In this paper we outline the Icelandic research plans in the Scandinavian Dialect Syntax project and explain why we have made these plans the way we have. We begin by reporting on a pilot project that was conducted in Iceland 2004-2005, explain its nature and describe the resulting plans. As will be seen, our research project includes the collection and analysis of spoken language corpora (“spontaneous speech” of different kinds), collection of syntactic material by using different elicitation techniques (including written questionnaires and interviews), and the comparison of this material. The spoken language corpora are listed and described in the second section of the paper. In the third section we describe how our present (and future) work relates to some previous work done on syntactic variation in Icelandic (and Faroese) and offer some thoughts on the nature of syntactic variation in general.
Hydrogen sensing by sol-gel grown NiO and NiO:Li thin films
I. Sta,M. Jlassi,M. Kandyla,M. Hajji,P. Koralli,R. Allagui,M. Kompitsas,H. Ezzaouia
Physics , 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.11.151
Abstract: Hydrogen sensors have been prepared using nickel oxide (NiO) and lithium-doped nickel oxide (NiO:Li) thin films, deposited on glass substrates by the sol-gel spin coating technique. The surface morphology, structure, optical and electrical properties of the obtained films were studied. Hydrogen sensing results are presented for three operating temperatures (140, 160, and 180 {\deg}C) and for hydrogen concentrations ranging from 1000 to 15000 ppm in synthetic air. The NiO and NiO:Li (2% and 8% doping concentrations) sensors show maximum responses for the operating temperature of 180 {\deg}C. When tested at different hydrogen concentrations in air, the lithium-doped NiO sensors showed a higher response than the undoped NiO films.
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Canadian writers have produced a variety of genres. Influences on Canadian writers are broad, both geographically and historically. The present paper tries to investigate the role of urban life on the protagonist in Lunatic Villas by Marian Engel. Engel uses her novels as a medium to portray the sad conditions of women living in small town, Ontario.
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