The sixth batch of Operating Room Technicians drawn from various hospitals in Guyana and Belize graduated on Wednesday.The successful graduates are from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), five; three from private institutions; two from the Mabaruma Regional Hospital; and two from the Belize Defence Force. They are two Medic Soldiers (from Belize), one Nursing Assistant and nine Patient Care Assistants.At the simple graduation ceremony at the GPHC Resources Centre, the graduates were charged by Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Keith Alonzo, to notThe sixth batch of Operating Room Technicians with some of the course facilitators, and Senior Officials of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporationbecome complacent with their new skill, and to continually strive to develop themselves.“You have worked hard to achieve this milestone. Your work is not in vain. As certified Operating Room Technicians you have the necessary skills… that can open doors to many achievements,” Alonzo said.Further Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, Brigadier (Ret’d) George Lewis noted that as Operating Room Technicians, they have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that persons feel better and lives are saved.“Your job places you in the operating room before, during and after (surgeries). Preparing the operating room, ensuring all the necessary supplies and surgical tools are there, sterile and free from any foreign bodies and generally making certain that everything is in place in the correct manner,” the CEO said.The nine-month training exercise began in April 2017 and was primarily based at the GPHC. Eighty percent of the training time was spent in the operating room giving each trainee firsthand experience about operating procedures.During the nine-month period the trainees were also exposed to training in Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgical procedures, laparoscopic surgeries and neurological surgeries.The trainees took their final theoretical examination on January 21, 2018, and the practical examination on January 23. This batch recorded a 100 per cent pass rate, resulting in all 12 trainees completing the programme.The trainees then began a 12-week period of preceptorship where they will continue to work under supervision, improving their skills and competence. Following this, they will return to their respective hospitals to function in their capacities as Operating Room Technicians.
Kevin De Bruyne has been linked to Man City Kevin De Bruyne has been tearing it up in Germany this season and as a result, has been linked with a £35m transfer to Man City. Here, WhoScored.com runs the rule over the 23-year-old. For lots more great football stats, check out WhoScored.com.Manchester City failed to defend their Premier League crown this season, so the pressure will be on them to come back stronger next term and wrestle the title back from Chelsea.The Citizens have been linked with a host of big name players in Europe to adequately strengthen their challenge and, given their financial power, are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window.An overhaul in the attacking third is rumoured. Frank Lampard will leave for MLS at the end of the season, while James Milner may depart the club having, so far, failed to sign a new contract with the former champions.In a bid to swell their creative ranks, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been linked with a move for Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who has enjoyed a fine campaign with Wolfsburg, reinforced by his impressive 7.95 rating on WhoScored.com this season; only Arjen Robben (8.48) has gained better in Germany’s Bundesliga.“At the moment, I’d call him unsellable,” Wolfsburg CEO Klaus Allofs said following Die Wolfe’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. De Bruyne’s 20 assists is more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season and a player of his ilk would undoubtedly benefit a City side looking to improve.Of the other City players, Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero have the most league assists at the club this campaign with eight. However, given Aguero’s goalscoring ability, he should not be the player tasked with creating chances for his team-mates. The Argentine has scored 25 Premier League goals, more than any other player in England’s top tier this term, and a creator of De Bruyne’s quality would likely add to that figure.Only Dimitri Payet with 127, has played more key passes in Europe’s top five league this season than De Bruyne’s 107, accentuating his statistically calculated strength in this area on WhoScored.com. With Aguero able to consistently score, the chances De Bruyne creates would not be wasted.It is not just De Bruyne’s creative capability that stands him in good stead either. Ten league goals is a commendable return for the Belgium international and is beaten only by Aguero and David Silva, who has scored 12 times, of all City players this season.De Bruyne is one of only nine players in Europe’s top five leagues this campaign to register double figures for both goals and assists, with his finishing and creative ability both of the standard expected of one of the most sought after talents on the Continent.Wolfsburg are reluctant to sell their prized asset this summer, but, barring any Financial Fair Play regulations, City boast the spending power to convince the Bundesliga side to part with De Bruyne. The former Chelsea attacker has been, without question, one of the star performers in Germany this season and at just 23 years of age, will only improve. If City indeed opt to revamp their midfield this summer, they would be wise to target the Wolfsburg star as they look to rejuvenate their ageing squad in a bid to secure glory next season.For more stats on reported Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page 1