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Welcome... the October 2009 issue of Nursing made Incredibly Easy! eNews, brought to you by the editors of Nursing made Incredibly Easy! in conjunction with . Written especially for busy nurses like you, Nursing made Incredibly Easy! eNews includes late-breaking news and tips for advancing your practice to keep you up to date between issues of the journal.  

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Government funds available for healthcare training
$200 million is available through Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support grants, loans, loan repayment, and scholarships to expand the training of healthcare professionals.

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.

 Federal money earmarked for health IT expansion
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


National campaign to prevent pediatric medical errors
As part of its Speak Up program, The Joint Commission is launching a national education campaign to help parents make a difference in their children's care by asking the right questions and being actively involved, whether it's at the doctor's office, in the hospital, or even at home.

ISMP: Take steps to prevent post-op hyponatremia 
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommends more education and steps put in place to prevent inadequate amounts of sodium in I.V. solutions used to hydrate children postoperatively.




  •  Documenting a patient's initial assessment
    Click here for documentation do's and don'ts. 

  • You're getting sleepy: Drugs to treat insomnia
    By Jennifer M. Belavic, PharmD
    With half of the adults in the United States reporting occasional bouts of insomnia, you're bound to see these patients in your practice. Learn about medication used to treat insomnia here.

Stay up to date on important practice issues with this bonus content from the editors of Nursing made Incredibly Easy!

  • Break through your fears
    By Barb Langlois, RN, MSN
    Fear can keep you from doing the right thing. By facing up to your fears, you can improve your work life and your patient care. Find out how here.   



Don't miss these peer-reviewed, continuing education articles from the September/October 2009 issue of Nursing made Incredibly Easy! For staff development instructors and nursing faculty, we've included PowerPoint slides (links below) that you can use as the basis for your lectures on these topics.


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