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  THIS JUST IN August 24, 2010  
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Are you ready for the Flu Vaccination Challenge?

The 2010-2011 Flu Vaccination Challenge began August 18 and will continue through April 2011. The challenge will measure vaccination coverage among healthcare workers who receive the seasonal flu vaccine, which will offer protection against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain. For details on the 2009-2010 results and for information on how healthcare organizations can help improve flu vaccination coverage, visit the Flu Vaccination Challenge website.


Study offers lessons learned from healthcare-associated infections reporting

In a new study, the National Conference of State Legislatures examines reporting laws from nine of the first states to require healthcare facilities to report HAIs and gathers information about their challenges, successes, and lessons learned.


Honor volunteering excellence

The American Hospital Association is seeking nominations through September 17 for its 2011 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence. Hospital CEOs and directors of volunteer services are encouraged to nominate outstanding volunteer programs in the areas of community service, in-service hospital volunteers, fundraising, and community outreach/collaboration.


Last chance to register for Nursing Management Congress2010

Haven’t registered yet for Congress2010? Don’t miss out! Join us September 22 to 26 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Network with colleagues, engage in discussions with faculty and industry experts, and visit numerous exhibits. Time is running out. Register now!



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Earn CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Nursing Management and taking the test.

Unraveling Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Maria Christabelle Castro, MSHA, BSN, RN, CCRN

Bonus Content
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Social media for nurse managers: What does it all mean?
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Becoming the CNE: The first 100 days
Richard A. Ridge, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP


RAC Audit Series: Case Management & Documentation Essentials
Steps to help you mitigate the threats to your hospital
Which hospitals are at the greatest risk for exposure under the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program? It's frequently the organizations that lack effective case management oversight and/or high-quality supporting documentation. From this series of webcast seminars, you'll gain a clearer understanding of the RAC program and what it means for your hospital, along with recommendations for compliant practices in three key areas: access management; discharge planning and care coordination; and clinical documentation improvement. Click here, or call MedLearn at 800-252-1578.

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