St. John's Hospital nurses Ashley Hull and Megan Simpson received the Daisy Award for the care they provided professional fighter Matt Hughes after a car he was in was hit by a train. Hughes sustained a traumatic brain injury, and doctors were surprised when he emerged from a nine-day coma.
The Jackson County Health Department is urging all residents older than 6 months to get an influenza vaccine, and Director of Nursing Karen Brown says staff are fanning out across the community to educate people. Baby boomers are most likely to seek vaccinations, and more men and children should follow their example, Brown says.
The Professional Issues Conference is scheduled for Nov. 4 in Normal, Ill. Our keynote address will be "Optimal Staffing: The Linchpin to Ethical, Quality Care," presented by American Nurses Association Director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment Seun Ross. Other conference topics include the current opioid crisis, the Choosing Wisely program, standardized handoff using an EMR and using mindfulness to prevent burnout and develop resilience. Register here.
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