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December 20, 2012
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Study: Nurse-led visitation program fails to cut childhood injuries
    Children receiving support through the Nurse-Family Partnership were no less likely to suffer injuries than those not included in the home visitation program, according to a study to be published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. Emergency department visits due to childhood injuries from birth through age 2 were 12% higher among families served by the program than for similar families, researchers said. The findings underline the need for continuing evaluation to identify and address barriers to effectiveness, a researcher said. (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GAO report highlights digital divide in EHR incentive payments
    Pediatric hospitals were 1.6 times more likely and acute care facilities were 1.7 times more likely to receive Medicaid EHR incentives for last year than were critical access hospitals, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office. The report also showed 57% of hospitals with incentives were not affiliated with a medical system chain, while the same percentage were nonprofit hospitals. Healthcare Informatics online (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
QI Collaborative to Explore Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Vermont Oxford Network’s 2013 quality improvement collaborative, Controversies in Caring for Infants Affected by Neonatal Abstinence, will assist teams of neonatal & obstetric professionals to improve the quality, safety & efficiency of care for substance-exposed newborns through a series of web sessions, self-audits & improvement tools. View the full curriculum at the Vermont Oxford Network website.
  Trends & Technology 
  • Parental exposure to diesel fumes raises child's brain tumor risk
    Children of parents who were exposed to diesel fumes at work before conception or during pregnancy had a greater risk of developing a brain tumor, Australian researchers wrote in the International Journal of Cancer. Diesel fumes recently have been classified as Group 1 carcinogenics by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NANN News 
  • Apply for a NANN Scholarship to attend the 2013 NICU Leadership Forum
    NANN members can now apply for one of six NANN scholarships to attend the NICU Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 9 to 13. At the 2013 NICU Leadership Forum, you will learn practical solutions to help navigate through daily challenges while also providing the opportunity for you to network with your fellow NICU nursing leaders. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NANN group membership discounts available for new members
    NANN, along with its division, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners (NANNP), offers discounts for groups of three or more new members. This group discount helps make membership even more affordable for the neonatal nurses in your unit. Download and hang this poster in your unit to help spread the word about the value of NANN membership to your unit, your hospital and your colleagues. Call (800) 451-3795 for additional details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position Title Company Name Location
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerAspire Healthcare SearchCamp Hill, PA
NICU – CLINICAL EDUCATOR (F/T 8 Hrs.)Community Regional Medical CenterFresno, CA
Clinical Nurse SpecialistMeriter Health ServicesMadison, WI
NICU Registered Nurses, Per Diem, On-Call, Evening or Night ShiftsCapital HealthPennington, NJ
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