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Access to all 2009 e-newsletters
You can now access archived versions of the e-newsletters we offer through NursingCenter at http://www.nursingcenter.com/home/static.asp?pageid=861311.
State-by-state guide to RN license renewal 2009
Get all the specifics on state licensure, including the license period, fees, and continuing education requirements at http://www.nursingcenter.com//upload/static/60651/StateByStateGuide2009.htm.
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. More
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. More
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. More