Days and weeks are flying by so fast; and it’s hard to imagine we are already in November! Once again it’s time for our monthly roundup post where we share all the news and views across all the HCG offices. We’ve had an amazing year so far, with loads of events and activities that have gone toward achieving our mission of Innovation, Caring and Excellence. Our workshop and seminar numbers are increasing, and we have conducted numerous classes in many cities. Busy days indeed!
Stress is a silent killer and has been found to be at the root of many diseases including migraine, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. We bring you an article on proven techniques to handle stress. Learn how to stay chill in the most stressful situation and you will not only handle your issues better, but you will have better health!
Ther’s good news for nurses who wish to work in the UK…1st November onwards, the OET is being accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for overseas-trained nurses and midwives. We bring you an article and reference links for further reading
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“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” – Tom Bradley
These are our students who have worked hard to fulfill their dreams, and have made it to various colleges overseas in October 2017. We wish them all the best!
4th October 2017 ETEA (Education Training and Employment Australia) Sydney
- Johncy John Odakuzhiyil
- Simmy Njattumkalayil Sunny
4th October 2017 ETEA (Education Training and Employment Australia) Western Australia
- Prajisha George
- Neethu John
- Ankita Susan baby
- Anuja Mathew
- Penny P Sukumaran
- Jecil John
- Amrutha Babu
- Aebitha Rosamma Thomas
4th October 2017 ETEA (Education Training and Employment Australia) Heidelberg
- Teena Saramma Thomas
- Ramandeep Kaur
9th October 2017 UCOL New Zealand
16th October 2017 ACFE (Australian Centre of Further Education) Melbourne
- Alma Thomas
- Merin Kochummen
- Alphonse Joy
- Anu George
- Amandeep Kaur
- Sibin Y Chacko
- Merin Baby
- Neha Mathew
23rd October UNE (Australia)
- Simy Joseph
- Jinu Abraham
- Sanju Prakash
- Prashna Thapa
24th October 2017 (Wesley Institute of Learning – New Zealand)
25th October 2017 ETEA (Education Training and Employment Australia) Adelaide
- Ranimol Thankachan
- Deepamol Kurian
- Niza Thaliyappuram Luiz
- Thara Suresh
- Sachin Sabu
30th October 2017 (Wesley Institute of Learning – New Zealand)
Our students have been counseled and groomed by our experienced staff in the Kochi and Kottayam offices of MWT Education Consultancy.
MWT Education Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. is the premier and major agent in India which recruits nurses for the Institute of Health & Nursing Australia (IHNA).We are one of India’s fastest growing education consultants dedicated to serving students and nurses who wish to study abroad.
Starting 1st November 2017, the Occupational English Test(OET), an English language test designed specifically for healthcare professionals, will be accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for overseas-trained nurses and midwives. This test proves their level of English proficiency for registration in the UK. It is profession specific, which proves to be advantageous to nurses and midwives as they would have faced similar situations at work.
As OET CEO, Sujata Stead pointed out: “What sets OET apart from other tests is that it is designed for healthcare. We use real communication scenarios, similar to the ones healthcare professionals encounter every day. For example, a nurse’s speaking skills will be assessed via a face-to-face role play using a typical nursing scenario, with a trained interlocutor who plays the part of a patient or carer.”
Besides this, the speaking and writing tests are different for each of the twelve healthcare professions that are tested, which means, for example, that the scenarios for nurses and midwives will be different to the scenarios for physiotherapists.
Already recognised by authorities in Australia, Dubai, New Zealand and Singapore, OET is run jointly by the UK’s Cambridge Assessment English (part of the University of Cambridge) and Australia’s Box Hill Institute. Overseas-trained nurses and midwives who are required to take an English language test to gain registration with the NMC need to achieve Grade B in all four OET subtests: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
For a detailed report, please visit: www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/
Bringing you the latest news from HCI!
October 2017 Milestones:
- The AHA team conducted a workshop session on the management of cardiac arrest and choking on 29th September at the Vytilla Mobility Hub, Ernakulam. The event was inaugurated by the honorable MLA, Mr. Hibi Eden. The event started with a balloon release and featured a talk by Dr. Vinod Thomas, senior cardiologist, Head of Interventional Cardiology at Renai Medicity, which was followed by a demonstration and mock drill conducted by our experienced trainers.
2. Welcome news for trained nurses- from 1 November 2017 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will formally recognise OET – the Occupational English Test for registration in the UK.
3. The NCAP affiliation has got approved for HCI and the classes will be starting within one month.
4. Our AHA team conducted BLS training at Lords hospital, Trivandrum from 16- 21 October 2017. Mr. Prashant and Mr. Christopher were the trainers and around 25 nurses took part in the session. Another session was conducted on 25th and 26th October 2017 in Lakeshore hospital Ernakulam.
5. An in-service education was conducted on the topic “Stress management”. The session was taken by Ms. Sruthi Bhaskaran on 20th October 2017.
6. Modi’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” was celebrated with our GDA students undertaking an initiative to clean the Elders Forum Park, Panampalliy Nagar. Our entire office premises was cleaned by the staff of HCI.
7. Lini Sara George has joined our institute this month and we heartily welcome her to the HCI family.
You can read the original article at this link: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/work-stress.aspx.
Taking Steps to Manage Stress
Track your stressors.Keep a journal for a week or two to identify which situations create the most stress and how you respond to them. Record your thoughts, feelings and information about the environment, including the people and circumstances involved, the physical setting and how you reacted.
- Develop healthy responses.Instead of attempting to fight stress with fast food or alcohol, do your best to make healthy choices when you feel the tension rise. Exercise is a great stress-buster. Yoga can be an excellent choice, but any form of physical activity is beneficial.
- Establish boundaries.In today’s digital world, it’s easy to feel pressure to be available 24 hours a day. Establish some work-life boundaries for yourself. That might mean making a rule not to check email from home in the evening, or not answering the phone during dinner.
- Take time to recharge.To avoid the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to replenish and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires “switching off” from work by having periods of time when you are neither engaging in work-related activities, nor thinking about work.Learn how to relax.Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and mindfulness (a state in which you actively observe present experiences and thoughts without judging them) can help melt away stress.
- Talk to your supervisor.Healthy employees are typically more productive, so your boss has an incentive to create a work environment that promotes employee well-being. Start by having an open conversation with your supervisor.
- Get some support.Accepting help from trusted friends and family members can improve your ability to manage stress. Your employer may also have stress management resources available through an employee assistance program (EAP), including online information, available counseling and referral to mental health professionals, if needed.
- Create Social Activity. Employees spend a lot of time with their co-workers and therefore it’s important they get along. The more people enjoy their time at work, the better the atmosphere will be – and a better office atmosphere leads to productivity, creativity and collaboration. At least once a week set aside an hour to bring your team together in a fun environment; play a game, go out for lunch or arrange for a motivational speaker to come into the office. Social activity is good for reducing stress, boosting morale and team building.
Several seminars and workshops on overseas education were conducted at various places in October 2017. Here are some pictures and details.
Date : 05/10/17
Place : Kottayam
Venue : HCI
Remarks : 4 students attended the consultancy promotion seminar.
Date : 06/10/17
Place : Aluva
Venue : Sivagiri Higher Secondary School.
Remarks : 48 students attended the seminar.
Date : 10/10/17
Place : Kaloor
Venue : HCI Institute
Remarks : 8 BLS students attended the seminar.
Date : 11/10/17
Place : Kutamassery
Venue : Foundsland Academy
Remarks : 75 students attended the seminar.
Date : 13/10/17
Place : Kuttatukulam
Venue : Metro Study Centre
Remarks : 12 students attended the seminar.
Date : 18/10/17
Place : Piravom
Venue : English Campus
Remarks : 32 students attended the seminar.
Date : 24/10/17
Place : Kottayam
Venue : HCI Institute
Remarks : 13 candidates attended the consultancy promotion seminar.
Date : 24/10/17
Place : Kaloor
Venue : HCI Institute
Remarks : 06 OET candidates attended the seminar.
Date : 26/10/17
Place : Kalamassery
Venue : AISAT Engineering Collage
Remarks : 30 students attended the seminar.
Date : 26 /09/17
Place : Chalakudy
Venue : Adonijha IELTS Centre
Remarks : 18 students attended the seminar.
Date : 27 /10/17
Place : Aluva
Venue : St. Francis Higher Secondary School
Remarks : 26 students attended the seminar.
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