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September 15, 2009

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Congress2009 hits a homerun

AONE offers research grant and recognition programs
The Joint Commission wants to hear from you
Government money available to expand health IT
Respiratory protection against H1N1 flu
CDC: $40 million to prevent HAIs

Congress2009 hits a homerun
  Hundreds of attendees were treated to an unparelleled variety of sessions and exhibits at the 30th annual Nursing Management Congress in Chicago. More
AONE offers research grant and recognition programs
  The American Organization of Nurse Executives is now accepting proposals for its 2010 Research Seed Grant Program and will be accepting nominations for its 2010 Award and Recognition Program beginning September 15. The submission deadline for both proposals and nominations is December 15. More
The Joint Commission wants to hear from you
  The Joint Commission is accepting comments through September on proposed measures for assessing and treating tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and dependence in hospital patients. Submit your comments at More
Government money available to expand health IT
  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is offering $598 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants through its Health Information Technology Extension Program that will help nonprofit organizations establish an estimated 70 regional centers to help primary care providers achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. More
Respiratory protection against H1N1 flu
  Healthcare workers exposed to patients with suspected or confirmed H1N1 flu should wear N95 respirators that have been tested to fit the wearer, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine. More
CDC: $40 million to prevent HAIs
  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to distribute $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to state health departments for efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections. More

Management CE: Six ways to zero defects
  Utilizing these six strategies will enhance the opportunity for success on the journey to zero defects by giving each patient the best possible chance for health improvement. More  


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Coming in Nursing Management's October issue
  • Body fluid exposure--what you need to do
  • The virtual ICU: Innovation and integration
  • Make a connection with online preceptor education
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