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November 16, 2009

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Free webcast on evidence-based nursing

Hospital boards focus on quality
Introducing the Safe Use Initiative
A call for chronic pain education
CMS issues final rule for OPPS and ASCPS
Single dose of H1N1 vaccine effective for pregnant women

Free webcast on evidence-based nursing

Delivering evidence-based nursing care is an important goal for all healthcare institutions. Anne Woods, CNO of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid, will host a free webcast on evidence-based nursing on November 17 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Joining Anne will be Kathleen Russell-Babin, Senior Manager of the Institute for Evidence-Based Care at Meridian Health, and Catherine Boss, Coordinator of Library Services for Jersey Shore University Medical Center. They’ll discuss how their health system is tackling this very important issue and making evidence-based care a reality. To register for this webinar, click here.

In addition, on December 3 and 4, Meridian’s Institute for Evidence-Based Care will be hosting Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care, a conference designed for those who are looking to increase their knowledge and skill in evidence development, review, and use. Click here for more information.

Hospital boards focus on quality
  According to a survey of hospital board chairpersons published by Health Affairs, clinical quality is among the top two board priorities at about half the hospitals in the United States. More
Introducing the Safe Use Initiative
  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the Safe Use Initiative, a program to identify and reduce preventable medication risks in conjunction with regulatory agencies, healthcare providers, insurers, and consumers. More
A call for chronic pain education
  More emphasis should be placed on training doctors and healthcare professionals to treat chronic pain, according to a new report by the Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of Medicine. More
CMS issues final rule for OPPS and ASCPS
  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued the 2010 final rule updating payment policies and rates for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers. More
Single dose of H1N1 vaccine effective for pregnant women
  Initial results from a National Institutes of Health study show that a single dose of H1N1 flu vaccine produced a robust immune response in healthy pregnant women. More

Management CE: Seeing through the clouds in evidence-based practice
  Evidence-based practice has become a dominant force in healthcare, yet the vision to apply it often remains unclear. How can you best focus your implementation efforts? More  

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Coming in Nursing Management's December issue
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  • 2010 Guide to Patient Safety Technology

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