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Government funds available for healthcare training
$200 million is available through Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support grants, loans, loan repayment, and scholarships to expand the training of healthcare professionals.

CDC: $40 million to prevent HAIs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to distribute $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to state health departments for efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections. More

Federal money earmarked for health IT expansion
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is offering $598 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants through its Health Information Technology Extension Program that will help nonprofit organizations establish an estimated 70 regional centers to help primary care providers achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. More

National campaign to prevent pediatric medical errors
As part of its Speak Up program, The Joint Commission is launching a national education campaign to help parents make a difference in their children’s care by asking the right questions and being actively involved, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, in the hospital, or even at home.

ISMP: Take steps to prevent post-op hyponatremia
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommends more education and steps put in place to prevent inadequate amounts of sodium in I.V. solutions used to hydrate children postoperatively.


  • Promoting medication adherence
    By Maura K. McCall, RN, BSN; Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob,RN, PhD, FAAN; and Kathryn Puskar, RN, CS, DrPH, FAAN
    Click here for tips on helping your patients adhere to their medication regimens.

  • Crisis counseling: Be prepared to intervene
    By Helen Michalopoulos, RN, MSN, PhD, and Antigone Michalopoulos, RN, MSN, PhD
    When facing an emotionally overwhelming crisis, patients need to discuss their feelings so they can sort out their own solutions. Click here to learn how to help them.



Stay up-to-date on important practice issues with this bonus content from the editors of LPN2009.
  • Break through your fears
    By Barb Langlois, RN, MSN
    Fear can keep you from doing the right thing. By facing up to your fears, you can improve your work life and your patient care. Find out how here.




Don’t miss this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from the September/October 2009 issue of LPN2009.


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