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Nine Belizean nurses to be certified as registered dialysis nurses Print E-mail
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Written by By Jem Smith   
Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:00

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that through the joint efforts of Belize and Taiwan, five nurses from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital have been certified as “Registered Dialysis Nurses”. In the coming weeks, another four from La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital will be certified. The accomplishment was made possible by the Nurses and Midwives Council. The nurses were chosen through the “Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure in Belize.”

The project, also known as the “Renal Failure Prevention Project”, is a three year project between the two countries, starting since February 10th, 2016. Two instructors were sent to Taiwan for a two month training. The instructors are Ms. Michelle Cassimiro, from the KHMH, and Mr. Sah Tiemula, from La Loma Luz Hospital.

Cassimiro and Tiemula lectured and delivered at least 480 hours of training to the dialysis nurses. The purpose was to refresh and improve their knowledge and practical skills on the quality of hemodialysis. A second training will take place in June of this year.

The Embassy of Taiwan expressed through a press release that it looks forward to continue the efforts of training more dialysis nurses and other personnel that the quality of clinical work and public health may be improved in Belize. The welfare of the Belizean people will always be a priority to the Government of Taiwan. Their intention is that the system will be effectively developed and reinforced.