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.
Go back to the e-newsletterFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows. Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three leading real-estate development groups based in Mexico.Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will transform the private island of Caye Chapel into a luxury destination for residence owners and leisure travellers, with approximately 50 Private Estate lots, 35 Private Residences, and 100 guest rooms and suites. Caye Chapel is located in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. The island will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman in consultation with Lorena Ochoa, a Fabien Cousteau nature and conservation institute, a marina and private airstrip.“We are excited to be a part of the reimagination of Caye Chapel into an exclusive luxury experience, and to do so in a way that protects and reinforces the natural wonders of the island,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.More informationThe 113-hectare island is outlined by 9.7 kilometres of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and is located 26 kilometres from Belize City, either 30 minutes by boat or 10 minutes by flight. The island’s marina and airstrip can accommodate private boats and planes for easy access by owners and guests arriving from further afield. A destination in its own right, the island also acts as a convenient base to explore the nearby cultural and natural sites of mainland Belize and surrounding cayes.For those looking to make their stays on the island more permanent, the development will include approximately 35 Four Seasons Private Residences and 50 Four Seasons Private Estates that owners can help design and build to their own preferences. Each lot will have private beach and golf course access, and owners can choose between a site on the east to enjoy sunrise or on the west for views of the sunset. The resort will feature 100 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio Caban, including a collection of overwater bungalows.Myriad amenities include health and wellness facilities, two beach clubs, multiple dining and bar options with sea views, retail outlets, a young residents club, a marina, tennis courts and the 18-hole White Shark Golf Course designed and reinvented by Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa.Guests and homeowners will be able to enjoy the natural aquatic environment around the island through boat expeditions, snorkelling, paddle boarding, diving and the on-site Fabien Cousteau Nature and Conservation Institute and Adventure Centre. The institute will be home to research and education initiatives that guests and residents can participate in, including a 3D coral reef printing program.Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will be a welcome addition to the growing Four Seasons resort collection in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, including sister properties in Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Nevis and Punta Mita, Mexico.Go back to the e-newsletter
After the panel and discussion, join us for a short walk to the Paul Revere House for a reception in their new Visitor Center. Enjoy a glass of wine while you explore the new exhibit on Paul Revere’s working life.Patrick M. Leehey is Research Director at the Paul Revere House, where he has been on the professional staff for over thirty years. Pat attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he received a B.A. in history, and Northeastern University, where he received an M.A. in history and a Certificate in Museum Studies. From 1986 to 1988, Pat served as co-curator of the award-winning exhibition Paul Revere — Artisan, Businessman and Patriot: The Man Behind the Myth, installed at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1988-89. Leehey has written numerous articles and publications and has lectured widely on topics related to Paul Revere, the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras, and the history of Boston in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Dr. Robert Martello is a Professor of the History of Science and Technology and the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Programs at Olin College. A graduate of MIT’s program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology, he is the author of Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise, a study of Revere’s multifaceted manufacturing career and of his many national impacts in pioneering America’s transition into the industrial age. He is now researching Benjamin Franklin’s printing and business endeavors, and he regularly lectures on Revere and Franklin, our “Founding Makers,” for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Professor Martello’s NSF-sponsored research, engineering education publications, and faculty development workshops explore connections between interdisciplinary integration, faculty teaming, student motivation, and project-based learning. Nan Wolverton is the Director of Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture. Nan earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She has published and lectured widely on material and visual culture topics, including on Revere’s prints. Nan has served as a Lecturer in American Studies and Art History at Smith College. She is a former Curator of Decorative Arts at Old Sturbridge Village, and she has served as collections consultant to many museums in New England including the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and the Nichols House Museum on Beacon Hill. She is currently co-curating with her AAS colleague Lauren Hewes a traveling exhibition to open in 2019 on Paul Revere as an artisan in Revolutionary Boston. Tuesday, June 5, 6:30pm – 9:00pmPanel & Progressive EventPaul Revere: A Man of Many OccupationsSpeakers: Patrick Leehey, Nan Wolverton, Rob MartelloLocation: Old North Church, 193 Salem St., North End BostonCo-sponsored by the Paul Revere HouseRegister hereToday Paul Revere is a household name. He is heralded as the ultimate patriot, the blue-collar hero who rose above his station to serve as messenger of the Revolution, most famously on the night preceding the first battle of the War for Independence by arranging for the signal lanterns displayed in Old North Church. Most Americans attribute the same level of importance to him as to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. But how many know how multi-talented and complex Revere actually was? This one man personifies the transformation of the working world in America through his various occupations. These included silversmith, engraver, dentist, hardware merchant, bell and cannon founder, and sheet-copper manufacturer. Our panelists will discuss Revere as patriot, craftsman, metallurgist, and early American industrialist in order to place him in context with his colonial compatriots and to celebrate the 200 th anniversary of his death.*Advertisement*