January 15, 2009

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CMS to retire acute MI quality measure
  As of April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to retire quality reporting measure AMI-6, known as "acute myocardial infarction patients without beta-blocker contraindications who received a beta-blocker within 24 hours after hospital arrival." More
Survey: Recession expected to impact hospital fundraising
  Many fundraisers for nonprofit hospitals and health systems predict reduced donations in 2009 will lead to sharp cuts in construction and equipment purchases, according to a new survey by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. More
The CDC releases 2009 immunization schedules
  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2009 immunization schedules that call for annual flu vaccination for children ages 6 months through 18. More
HHS issues action plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections
  The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a plan to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections. More
The Joint Commission updates accreditation processes
  In preparation for the submission of its application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for continued hospital deeming authority, the Joint Commission will be making some necessary changes to its accreditation processes beginning January 1. More
Management CE: Influenza season: Are you ready?
  Seasonal flu refers to the anticipated outbreak of influenza that occurs each year, usually in late fall and winter. Are you ready? More
Lend your voice to our Leadership Profile survey
  Ever wonder how you compare with your colleagues, both personally and professionally? During the next few months, Nursing Management will gather feedback to create a snapshot of you, nurse leaders across the U.S. healthcare spectrum. Our profile will publish in a future issue. Please take a moment to complete the survey here.
Want to get published?
  Have you ever thought about being published in a major journal? Now's your chance! Nursing Management is currently accepting articles. For more information, visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/lwwesubmissions
Showcase your Magnetic prowess
  Has your facility recently attained Magnet certification? Participate in Nursing Management's Magnet survey and get your facility showcased in an upcoming issue of the journal. E-mail Coleen.Stern@wolterskluwer.com for more information.
Coming in Nursing Management's February issue:
  • CE: Childhood obesity
  • Implementing a safe patient handling program
  • IT Extra: PDAs in clinical practice

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