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  THIS JUST IN April 15, 2010  
Celebrate National Patient Advocacy Week
Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association - April 2010

Celebrate and honor your patient representatives during Patient Advocacy Week, April 12 to 18. Sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy, the annual week recognizes healthcare professionals who daily aid, support, and educate patients.

Institute for Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention opens
Emergency Nurses Association - April 2010

The ENA has unveiled a new institute designed to empower emergency nurses to integrate quality, safety, and injury prevention into their everyday practice and become leaders within their institutions and communities.

Palliative care programs continue to grow
Center to Advance Palliative Care - April 2010

United States hospitals continue to implement palliative care programs at a rapid pace, according to a new analysis by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

The Joint Commission wants to hear from you
The Joint Commission - April 2010

Provide your comments on the proposed revision to National Patient Safety Goal 03.07.01 (Medication Reconciliation) by April 30.


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With the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, Children’s ER, nationally certified Stroke Center and D-SPECT camera in our state-of-the-art Chest Pain Center, Renown Health remains true to our commitment to be the leading provider of advanced care in northern Nevada. Join us as we continue to ensure the future vitality of our region.

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

Revisiting HIPAA
Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS

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.

Clinical ladder programs and unions
Kathleen Murray, MSN, RN, CNA

The evolution of the CNL role
Kathleen Murray, MSN, RN, CNA

RAC Audit Series: Case Management & Documentation Essentials
Steps to help you mitigate the threats to your hospital
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Compensation Survey 2010
How does your compensation compare with nurse leaders nationwide? Does the number of employees, units, and departments you manage directly correlate to your own bottom line? We hope to answer these questions and more in Nursing Management's ninth survey of this kind. Please take a moment to fill out the survey online. We'll publish the results in a future issue.

Nursing Management’s Visionary Leader 2010
To enter, compose a manuscript of up to 2,000 words detailing a colleague’s accomplishment in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a sustainable change in the work environment or clinical practice that has resulted in a positive outcome. E-mail your manuscript to, with "Visionary Leader" in the subject head. Deadline to enter is July 1, 2010. For more information, click on the link above.

Showcase your Magnetic prowess
Has your facility recently attained Magnet® recognition? Participate in Nursing Management’s Magnetic Pull survey and get your facility profiled in an upcoming issue of the journal. E-mail for more information.
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