OSHA to launch initiative focused on preventing nurse injuries | Nursing informatics plays increasing role in long-term care | Fla.'s new standards for assisted living nurses may boost recruitment
 
 
June 26, 2015
FOLLOW AWHONN ONLINE FacebookTwitter
AWHONN SmartBrief
Your bi-weekly resource for clinical news and career development
SIGN UP|FORWARD|ARCHIVE|ADVERTISE

Professional DevelopmentSponsored By
OSHA to launch initiative focused on preventing nurse injuries
Inspectors with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate and fine hospitals that are not acting to prevent injuries related to the lifting of patients, according to Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels. The agency will send memos to regional offices describing the initiative, Michaels said. National Public Radio (6/24)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Nursing informatics plays increasing role in long-term care
Long-term care offers increasing opportunities for nurses who specialize in informatics, and 30% of facilities have an EHR system, writes Bon Secours Health System Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Patricia Sengstack. Telehealth is another emerging technology in long-term care that will require nurses with informatics skills. McKnight's Long-Term Care News (6/19)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Fla.'s new standards for assisted living nurses may boost recruitment
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law legislation revising state standards for nurses who work in assisted living facilities, which could boost staff recruitment. The goal is to allow nurses to provide care that avoids hospitalizations. McKnight's Long-Term Care News (6/21)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Free CE on infant feeding for NICU and Nursery Nurses
Is infant feeding a competitive sport in your unit? What can be done to decrease competition and improve feeding practice? These courses address what, when and how to feed preterm infants to best meet their nutritional needs through a neurodevelopmental approach.
Infant-Driven Feeding CE—Part 1 and Part 2
NICU Currents CE Article
For more NICU CE courses click here
 
Education & Training
Intervention helps ICU nurses reduce blood culture contamination
Intensive care nurses given a two-hour course on optimal blood culture collection techniques had lower rates of culture contamination, compared with nurses using standard techniques, researchers reported in the American Journal of Infection Control. The nurses in the intervention arm had higher contamination rates with blood cultures drawn through a catheter compared with blood taken using venipuncture, researchers said. Healio (free registration) (6/22)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
AWHONN Spotlight
Engaging and retaining a new generation of RNs
As nurses approach retirement in larger numbers, the demand for new ones increases. In a Cornerstone Blog post, nursing informaticist Christine Corning urges hospitals to take steps to engage the next generation of nurses, ensuring a bright future and continued quality care. Read the full post on Cornerstone Blog.
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
LeadershipSponsored By
Empower front-line nurses to be leaders, nurse educator says
Health care facilities should educate and empower front-line nurses to become leaders who can make decisions, solve problems and improve the performance of their health care teams, writes nurse educator Grinetta Elston of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. "Enfranchised clinical nurses will embrace a feeling of personal achievement and recognition as they begin to identify themselves as essential change agents for their institutions," Elston writes. EndoNurse (6/17)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Nurse-led intervention boosts vaccination rates on liver waiting list
A nurse-led tracking system helped increase hepatitis A and B vaccination rates from 45% to 87% among patients waiting for liver transplants, according to a study presented at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference. The intervention included an electronic medical record flagging system. "The research shows that the more you use EMR for reminders, the better you do," said Shari Perez of Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. Medscape (free registration) (6/22)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Enhance Your Fetal Monitoring Skills and Expertise
Whether you need introductory, refresher or advanced content about fetal heart monitoring, AWHONN's top-rated Fetal Heart Monitoring program has a resource for you. AWHONN's in-person and online formats are convenient, evidence-based and the essential tools for educating the entire team.
Learn More.
 
AWHONN News
Call for secretary-treasurer nominations
AWHONN is reopening the call for candidates for the 2016-2017 secretary-treasurer position. If you are interested in serving on the AWHONN Board of Directors in the secretary-treasurer position, please complete the online application and required materials (PDF) by July 17. For assistance or questions, please contact LaRhonda Usher.
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Take advantage of your member-only benefits today!
AWHONN is happy to announce that we now have more than a dozen affinity partners that offer great discounts on travel, car rental, hotels, liability insurance and more. Take advantage of special offers from GEICO, Avis, Red Roof Inn, TNT Vacations, Wyndham Hotels and many more. These benefits are exclusive to AWHONN members and can save you hundreds! Log in to your AWHONN account at awhonn.org today and learn how you can save big. Learn more.
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
JOBS
powered by
RN Clinical Nurse IV - Labor & Delivery
UNC HEALTH CARE - Chapel Hill, NC
Staff RNs
SAINT AGNES MEDICAL CENTER - Fresno, CA
Director of Women's Services
HUNTSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - Huntsville, TX
RN - Labor & Delivery - Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus
ST. JOHN'S MEDICAL CENTER - JACKSON HOLE, WY - Jackson , WY
SmartQuote
Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center."
-- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel,
poet and philosopher
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP580.
Subscriber Tools
Please contact one of our specialists for advertising opportunities, editorial inquiries, job placements, or any other questions.
 
Editor:  Tom Parks
Advertising:  Rebecca Adelson
  P: 202.618.5665
 
 

Download the SmartBrief App  iTunes / Android
iTunes  Android
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2015 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information