Northern News : December 1st 2010
5 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. NorthTec has campuses in Whangarei and Kerikeri, and Learning Centres in Kaitaia, Rawene, Silverdale and Kaikohe. • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Work Practice • Applied Writing • Architectural Technology • Automotive Engineering • Beauty Therapy • Boatbuilding • Business Management • Carpentry • Chef Training • Civil Engineering • Computing • Computing and Administration • Conservation • Construction • Counselling • Digital Multi-Media Production • e-Learning • Electrical Engineering • English • Environmental Management • Fashion Design • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Hairdressing • Horticulture • Hospitality and Cookery • Hospitality Management • Hunting and Pest Control • Information Systems • Legal Executive • Marine Adventure and Eco-tourism • Mäori Art and Design • Marine Cabinet Making • Mechanical Engineering • Mental Health and Addictions • Nursing • Social Service • Software Development • Sport and Recreation • Sustainable Rural Development • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching • Travel and Tourism • Video and Electronic Media • Visual Arts • Welding & Fabrication Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.info Take your place@NorthTec Whakatangata ia koe@NorthTec FOUNDATION STUDIES Olivia Tonka Jellick left school in year 12 and after travelling and working for some time, decided it was time to go back to study. Olivia's goal is to gain a degree in psychology. Though she already had NCEA Level One and part of Level Two, she needed to gain university entrance so she enrolled in Foundation Studies. "With NorthTec, I didn't have to do NCEA, I was able to get what I needed at a tertiary level. "The environment is much nicer than school. I like the diversity of the people and we are taught things that we will actually use in real life." After completing Foundation Studies level three, Olivia will go on to study Foundation Studies level four at NorthTec. She says that when she has finished her foundation studies, her study options are open. "Without a foundation course I would be unable to do the further study that I want to do." Foundation Studies courses are delivered at Kerikeri, Whangarei and Kaitaia. Enrol now for 2011 Paihia Christmas Parade Friday 10th Dec 5.30pm Free to enter float. A magical night with lots of fun & festivities! www.paihianz.co.nz Organised by Business Paihia Inc Helping kids recover from burns By MELISSA KINEALY Healing hands: Kidz First clinical nurse specialist Deborah Murray helps six-year-old Kaela Neil who was badly burned by fireworks early in November. Photo: SIMON WATTS OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust MAKE A DONATION Operation Heal, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Cheques payable to Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Online in the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Westpac account 03 0219 0391544 00. Or text HEAL to 4740, $3. The worst part of Deborah Murray's job is seeing a child with bad flame burns arrive at the emergency department in an ambulance. The clinical nurse specialist at Kidz First Children's Hospital looks after youngsters who can be scarred for life. Flame burns are hor- rendous injuries. These are the most distressing type of burns for me because I know they're going to be deep.'' Around 150 children are admitted to Kidz First with burns each year and the more com- plex cases go on to the National Burn Centre. That's why Deborah is lending her support to the Operation Heal cam- paign to buy a high-tech operating microscope. The much-needed equipment will be used for plastic and recon- structive surgery at the centre. It's equipment she wishes the centre didn't need. Most burns are preventable, she says, and she's saddened that the safety messages don't seem to get through. Six year-old Kaela Neil has been at Kidz First for two weeks after suffering burns from a firework at her neighbour's house. Her mum Dixie Neil heard screaming and ran next door to find her neighbours had put Kaela in the shower immediately after the injury occurred. They did everything perfectly -- we could not have asked for a quicker reaction,'' Deborah says. But the damage was already done and the child has burns across her chest and arms. Deborah has worked at Middlemore hospital for 20 years, mostly deal- ing with paediatric burns, and has been in her nurse specialist role at Kidz First for the past eight years. She forms lasting relationships with them and can be involved in their rehabilitation for anywhere between six months and a couple of years. Once a child is discharged from hospital that's when my nurse specialist role really kicks in. I know that we do a really good job for our families. I know that we make a difference,'' Deborah says.
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