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Be a law-abiding road-rule citizen these holidays
Follow the rules of the road to be safe.

Road crashes are a major cause of deaths globally, and particularly during the March-April holidays in South Africa. Therefore, abiding by the rules of the road serves to curb the high number of fatalities and is highly recommended. We urge all staff and students to take caution on the roads to ensure a safe return to the campuses next term.

According to Arrive Alive, some of the leading accident causes include drunk driving, failure to wear seatbelts, driver inexperience, driver fatigue, distracted driving and walking, as well as bravado. Be sure to avoid this at all cost.

Obeying the rules of the road saves lives. In 2016, Arrive Alive partnered with the UFS BSafe Campaign to educate students on becoming more responsible drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. For more road safety tips, visit the Arrive Alive website here.

Mawande Mateza, Human Movement Science student, has five simple tips on how to stay safe on the road these holidays – courtesy of Protection Services.

Check out the video below.

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School of Nursing takes the lead in skills development in South Africa


Professional nurses gained hands-on experience in Stoma-Care Nursing at a five-day short-learning programme at the UFS School of Nursing.
Photo: René-Jean van der Berg

22 May 2012

The School of Nursing presented the first Stoma Care Nursing short learning programme on the Bloemfontein Campus this week.

Mrs Diane Keegan, Assistant Director for Short Learning Programmes at the UFS School of Nursing, said this was the only programme of its type for professional nurses in South Africa.

“Stoma-care nursing is a sought-after skill in the health sector these days. There are very few professional stoma-care nurses in South Africa and not many new nurses get to learn these skills. This programme aims to fill skills shortages,” said Mrs. Keegan.
Stoma care refers to the care rendered by a professionally trained medical practitioner to a patient who has undergone an ostomy.
About 23 professional nurses from around the country attended the credit-bearing programme at the UFS.

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