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In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Upcoming certification courses
Good Reads: Don't miss these articles
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In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course, August 18-19, 2009, Indianapolis, IN, sponsored by Clarian Health Partners, Inc. For more information, contact Sandra Piercy at or 317-962-8728.

Good Reads: Don't miss these articles from other LWW journals

Title: Original Research: "It Depends": Medical Residents' Perspectives on Working with Nurses
Authors: Dana B. Weinberg, Dianne Cooney Miner, and Leetal Rivlin
Abstract: In their study of how residents perceive the communication and interaction they have with nurses, the researchers found that it all depends on cooperativeness and competence.
Source: American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 109, No. 7, p. 34

Title: Steps Toward Developing the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, and Mary A. Kennedy, MS
Authors: This article summarizes the events that led up to the development of these guidelines and provides a brief overview of the recommendations.
Source: Nutrition Today, Vol. 44, No. 3, p. 98

Title: Innovations in Transforming Organizations: Engaging the Nursing Workforce: An Evidence-Based Tool Kit
Authors: Cindy Day, DNP, NEA, BC, RN
Abstract: The author uses an evidence-based practice such as hand hygiene to demonstrate how nursing culture can be changed to comply when a campaign of education awareness, ownership, and a variety of methods all are employed toward a common goal. This section of articles is devoted to innovations in transforming your organization; a worthwhile read!
Source: Nursing Administration Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3

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