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August 27, 2009

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Successful strategic planning how-to

Not-for-profit hospitals to experience slower economic recovery
Have you completed the ventilator survey?
ISMP: Take steps to prevent post-op hyponatremia
H1N1 vaccination planning guide
Hurry up! Last chance to register for Congress2009

Successful strategic planning how-to
  The new Center for Healthcare Governance monograph, "Successful Strategic Planning: The Board’s Role" describes the strategic planning process and how boards can participate in ways that add value and impact. More
Not-for-profit hospitals to experience slower economic recovery
  According to a new report by Moody's Investors Service, not-for-profit hospitals aren't likely to recover from the recession until well after the broad economy recovers. More
Have you completed the ventilator survey?
  The American Association for Respiratory Care is surveying all U.S. hospitals to obtain an accurate count of mechanical ventilators available. The survey is being conducted for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Preparedness and Response and must be completed by August 30. More
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. More
H1N1 vaccination planning guide
  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an H1N1 flu vaccination planning guide to answers questions related to vaccine distribution and administration. More
Hurry up! Last chance to register for Congress2009
  Don't miss the 30th annual Nursing Management Congress2009, September 9 through12 at the Hilton Chicago. More  

Management CE: Nursing the spirit
  Consider the health needs of individuals as integrated persons rather than as biological systems. More  

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