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Ray-an Talatala Grabbed 3-Minute Pitch

posted Mar 26, 2019, 9:19 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 9:34 PM ]
Ray-an B. Talatala won 1st place in the recently concluded 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition. This event was a parallel session of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) 37th anniversary held on 15 March 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

Ray-an presented his completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation to a non-specialist audience based on set criteria. 

His research entitled, “C.H.E.C.K. Before You Burn: A Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) Study on the Prevention of Electrosurgical Unit (ESU) Burns in the Operating Room (OR),” is about the importance of the safe use of electrosurgical units to prevent unintentional burns in the OR using CHECK, the protocol he developed in the study.

As part of his winning pitch, Ray-an who is currently a supervising nurse at Northern Mindanao Medical Center said "Nurses, being the heart and forefront of patient safety, have a proactive role in ensuring safe and quality patient care. Join me in my crusade in promoting burn awareness and raising the flag of patient safety. Say No to Burns. Be Burn Aware". Besting 11 other contestants, he brought along a certificate and a huge cash prize.

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society is proud of its latest member's achievement.

Photo courtesy: Region 10, NorMinCoHRD