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October 15, 2009

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Free H1N1 patient handouts

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Town hall meeting on Medicare payment denial appeals
Falls send more than 2 million elderly patients to ED
Alert: Change in heparin potency
Potential dosing errors with Tamiflu oral suspension

Free H1N1 patient handouts
  In response to the growing concern about the H1N1 flu epidemic, Anatomical Chart Company, in conjunction with NursingCenter.com, has developed a free educational handout for health professionals to use to help explain the H1N1 virus to patients. More
 
Looking for podcasts on leadership?
  The Center for Healthcare Governance now offers the podcast Thought Leadership Series, which brings expert perspectives on critical and emerging governance issues to healthcare organization board members, executives, and physician leaders. More
 
Town hall meeting on Medicare payment denial appeals
  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a conference call on November 5, regarding appeals of Medicare payment denials under Section 935 of the Medicare Modernization Act. E-mail medicareoverpayments@cms.hhs.gov to pre-register. More
   
Falls send more than 2 million elderly patients to ED
  According to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, community hospital EDs treated more than 2 million elderly patients for injuries from falls in 2006, resulting in $6.8 billion in emergency and inpatient care. More
   
Alert: Change in heparin potency
  Effective October 1, a new reference standard and test method used to determine the potency of heparin will be used. This change will result in a 10% reduction in the potency of the heparin marketed in the United States. More
 
Potential dosing errors with Tamiflu oral suspension
  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Public Health Alert to notify prescribers and pharmacists about potential dosing errors with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for Oral Suspension. Healthcare providers in the United States usually write prescriptions for liquid medicines in milliliters (mL) or teaspoons, whereas Tamiflu is dosed in milligrams (mg). More

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Management CE: Protective action after body fluid exposure
  While caring for a patient, a staff member sustains a needlestick injury. What’s their risk of contracting a bloodborne disease, and how can they protect themselves? This guide spells it out. More  

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Coming in Nursing Management's November issue
  • Evidence-based care primer
  • Clinical systems of the future
  • Inpatient stroke protocol


Preventive Medicine and Screening Services Medicare Coverage with Implications for Physician and other Healthcare Providers audio conference: October 28th

Many of your patients don't get the care they need because they're concerned about out-of-pocket expenses, even when the services are covered under the Medicare Preventive Services program. In other instances, physician practices needlessly write off these charges. Why? MedLearn's audio conference, Wednesday, October 28th, answers this and many more questions about Preventive Medicine coverage. Click here for details.



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