Nurse sees hospital trauma unit from a family perspective | Nurses, newborns at UPMC show their Olympic spirit | Pediatric vaccine schedule updated
February 15, 2018
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Pennsylvania Nursing & Health Care News
Nurse sees hospital trauma unit from a family perspective
Trauma nurse Cheryl Pebbles was part of the team that worked to earn Level IV accreditation for the trauma center at Pennsylvania's Grove City Medical Center, which saved the life of her husband after he was injured in a motorcycle accident. Pebbles said she knew it was important to work with and support the families of trauma patients, but it was confirmed when she became "the family."
The Herald (Sharon-Farrell-Sharpsville-Wheatland, Pa.) (2/11) 
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Nurses, newborns at UPMC show their Olympic spirit
A nurse at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Magee-Womens Hospital knit special caps and newborns were wrapped in blankets with stars and stripes to show their support for the US Winter Olympic team competing in South Korea. Chief Nursing Officer Jeff Hodges said the staff loves to hold events that engage families, and the unit held competitions, including the baby with the strongest lungs and the most hair.
Fox News (2/14) 
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News from PSNA
Nurses to gather in Harrisburg for Legislative Day
On Monday, March 26, nurses and nursing students from across the state are encouraged to attend PSNA's annual Legislative Day to learn about legislative initiatives affecting the profession. Attendees will have the opportunity to educate and inform Pennsylvania's leaders with researched, reasoned information and facts. Most importantly, we will help policymakers assess the impact of their policy decisions on the people we serve together. This event is free to PSNA members and students; $15 nonmembers. See the day's agenda and register.
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Williamsport Nurses Sip & Snap Networking Night
The PSNA Young Nurse Professionals of Williamsport invite all registered nurses and nursing students to a Sip & Snap Networking Night on April 3, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Le Jeune Chef Restaurant on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you connect with peers and colleagues during a creative and casual fine-dining experience. The Sip & Snap is also an excellent opportunity to sit for a digital headshot for your LinkedIn profile, employer website, or for leadership and speaking engagements. Dress is business casual. The $20 price includes one complementary signature cocktail and a classical cuisine dinner. We thank our sponsor, the Pennsylvania College of Technology Bachelor of Science Nursing Honor Society. Registration for this event opens next week.
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