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  THIS JUST IN January 13, 2011  
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Does education matter?

How does your education compare with nurse leaders nationwide? How much does education matter? During the next few months, Nursing Management will gather feedback to create an overview of education among nurse leaders across the U.S. healthcare spectrum. We’ll publish the results in a future issue. Please take a moment to fill out the survey.


New AONE Center for Care Innovation and Transformation

Applications are being accepted through February 1 for hospitals wishing to participate in the new American Organization of Nurse Executives Center for Care Innovation.


Hospital mortality calculations may vary

Four common methods of calculating hospital-level mortality produced substantially different results in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Awarding excellence in prevention

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative are seeking applicants through January 29 for a national awards program recognizing hospitals and critical care teams for excellence and sustained improvement in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.



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

The CNO/ROI factor of accreditation
Dawn Chiarenza, RN

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Differentiating the CNS and CNL roles
Jan Foster, PhD, APRN, CNS; Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA; Mary L. Heye, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, RN-C; et al.

Understanding ACOs, meaningful use
Kathleen Murray, MSN, RN, CNA


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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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