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Recognize American Heart Month

This February the American Heart Association sponsors American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the top killer in the United States; it's responsible for the loss of more lives than any other major cause of death, according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2004 Update. The report compiles statistics for the most recent year that data are available; it notes that CVD killed 931,108 Americans in 2001.


In observation of the month, join the American Heart Association in urging patients or family members to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and support community automatic external defibrillator (AED) programs. Explain that CPR is a skill that can help save the lives of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Up to 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die because CPR and defibrillation arrive too late. By supporting community AED programs, you'll help ensure that people are trained in CPR and that AEDs are strategically placed throughout neighborhoods. For more information, visit



2004 Tylenol scholarships available

This year's educational grants offered by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, makers of Tylenol products, will total $250,000. The awards will go to 160 top-level students pursuing health care related degrees, ten of whom will receive $10,000 each.


Applications will be available on Feb. 23 and must be postmarked by April 30. Recipients will be notified by July 1. For more information, visit


Jazz up your leadership finesse-attend the 2004 Recruitment & Retention Conference

Join Nursing Management journal for its Recruitment & Retention Conference at the New Orleans Marriott, April 30 to May 2, during the city's annual Jazz Fest, no less! The 1 1/2 day program is designed to maximize your conference experience while minimizing the amount of time you're away from staff and patients. To receive updates on special conference offerings, e-mail [email protected].