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  THIS JUST IN April 14, 2010  
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Celebrate National Patient Advocacy Week
Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association, April 2010

Celebrate and honor your patient representatives during Patient Advocacy Week, April 12 to 18. Sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy, the annual week recognizes healthcare professionals who daily aid, support, and educate patients.


Institute for Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention opens
Emergency Nurses Association, April 2010

The ENA has unveiled a new institute designed to empower emergency nurses to integrate quality, safety, and injury prevention into their everyday practice and become leaders within their institutions and communities.


Palliative care programs continue to grow
Center to Advance Palliative Care, April 2010

United States hospitals continue to implement palliative care programs at a rapid pace, according to a new analysis by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.


High rate of rehospitalizations for sickle cell disease patients
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, April 2010

According to a new AHRQ study, 4 out of every 10 patients with sickle cell disease had to return to the hospital within 30 days of a previous hospitalization or go to the ED for treatment of pain.


The Joint Commission wants to hear from you
The Joint Commission, April 2010

Provide your comments on the proposed revision to National Patient Safety Goal 03.07.01 (Medication Reconciliation) by April 30.



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Margaret J. McCormick, MS, RN

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