Trauma kits placed in Pa. schools | Heroin overdose-related hospital admissions in Pa. increase | CDC: Suicide rate rising in US
June 14, 2018
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Pennsylvania Nursing & Health Care News
Trauma kits placed in Pa. schools
School districts in Pennsylvania are purchasing trauma kits that include supplies to help stop bleeding in case of serious wounds. Central Bucks School District is placing 33 of the kits in each of the district's 23 schools.
EMS1/The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News (tiered subscription model) (6/13) 
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Heroin overdose-related hospital admissions in Pa. increase
Pennsylvania hospital admissions due to heroin overdoses increased 12.7% in 2017 while admissions due to pain medication overdoses decreased about 2%, according to a study by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. The increase in heroin-related admissions is the lowest in years.
York Daily Record (Pa.) (6/13) 
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Nurses Night at PNC Park
The PSNA Young Nurse Professionals of Pittsburgh are excited to host a Nurses Night at PNC Park. Help us cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies on July 7 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets include Pirates Cove seating and unlimited sodas, peanuts and popcorn! All RNs, LPNs, guests and family are invited. Tickets start at $30. Seats are limited, so don’t delay! RSVP today.
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Looking for something different to do? Scramble to solve the puzzles and escape the room! Escape Game Erie is for anyone looking for a new adventure. The Young Nurse Professionals of Erie invite all nurses, LPNs, students and guests to an escape room night in Erie. Join us on June 21 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the West Side location of Escape Game. Cost is $15 for members/$20 for nonmembers. Limited tickets available, so hurry and save yours today!
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