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October 29, 2009

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Free podcast--Improve your flu vaccination program

OSHA: Statement on H1N1 flu inspections
Wide variation in healthcare indicators across states
Smoking bans effective in reducing heart attacks
Healthcare spending rising for middle-aged Americans
AONE president addresses national forum

Free podcast--Improve your flu vaccination program
  The Joint Commission and the CDC are offering a free podcast to help organizations prepare for the 2009-2010 influenza season and improve the effectiveness of their influenza vaccination program. More
OSHA: Statement on H1N1 flu inspections
  The Occupational Health and Safety Administration plans to issue a compliance directive that will ensure uniform procedures when conducting inspections to identify and minimize high-risk occupational exposures to H1N1 flu. More
Wide variation in healthcare indicators across states
  According to a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund, healthcare access, quality, costs, and outcomes vary widely across states. More
Smoking bans effective in reducing heart attacks
  Smoking bans reduce heart attacks associated with secondhand smoke, according to a new Institute of Medicine report. More
Healthcare spending rising for middle-aged Americans
  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that spending on healthcare for Americans ages 45 to 64 nearly doubled between 1996 and 2006 to $370 billion. More
AONE president addresses national forum
  Speaking at the first of three national forums held by the Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine, President of the American Organization of Nurse Executives Donna Herrin-Griffith highlighted the executive competencies required of a professional nurse leader, the AONE view of future patient care delivery, the role of the practice environment, and the value of nursing to achieving quality, safe, accessible, and affordable patient-centered care. More  

Management CE: Protective action after body fluid exposure
  While caring for a patient, a staff member sustains a needlestick injury. What’s their risk of contracting a bloodborne disease, and how can they protect themselves? This guide spells it out. More  

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Coming in Nursing Management's November issue
  • Evidence-based care primer
  • Clinical systems of the future
  • Inpatient stroke protocol


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