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January 14, 2010

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The future of nursing starts now

Testing, testing...EHRs
Health IT workforce grants available
Open letter to American public: Get the H1N1 vaccine
Health spending growth slowest since 1960

The future of nursing starts now
  Several Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journals are working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other organizations by publishing articles and other resources that support the RWJF Future of Nursing initiative. Use these resources to help make a difference. More
Testing, testing...EHRs
  Electronic health record vendors and hospitals can apply to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services testing process of EHRs related to ED throughput and stroke and venous thromboembolism by e-mailing a letter of interest to The deadline for submission has been extended to February 1. More
Health IT workforce grants available
  Four-year colleges and universities are eligible to apply for $32 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support university programs to rapidly train health IT professionals. Applications are due by January 25. More
Open letter to America public: Get the H1N1 vaccine
  More than 30 healthcare organizations urge the public to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu in an open letter to the American people, published by the CDC. More
Health spending growth slowest since 1960
  U.S. health spending grew 4.4% in 2008, its slowest rate in nearly 50 years, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data. More

Management CE: Partnering with palliative care
  Palliative care provides patients with seamless symptom management and end-of-life transitions. More  

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Coming in Nursing Management's February issue
  • So good it's unreal: The value of simulation education
  • 12 steps toward policy management
  • Is this ethical? You decide

New Webcast: Prevention of Surgical Site and Other Key Healthcare Associated Infections
Learn how to reduce incidences and impact of surgical site infections, ventilator assisted pneumonias, central-line blood stream infections, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

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