Jerseyville Community Hospital in Illinois already has seen two flu patients this season and Chief Nurse Julie Smith said while staff is prepared for the flu season, people also must pay attention to what's happening. The hospital has stocked up on flu medication and recommends people get a flu shot, while staff members are getting vaccinations against influenza.
Chicago-area hospitals are giving free naloxone kits to patients treated in the emergency department for opioid overdoses or addiction so they have the medication on hand at home. Since 2016, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System has provided naloxone kits to newly released inmates of the Cook County Jail system.
Do you know a nurse who deserves recognition? The Illinois Nurses Foundation has sponsored the Honor a Nurse campaign. Donate and honor a nurse who has inspired you, mentored you, fought for the advancement of the profession, stood by you, or who deserves recognition for their commitment to their patients and the work nurses do every day. Honor a nurse today.
Save the date: Illinois Nurses Foundation Holiday Gala and Fundraiser
The Illinois Nurses Foundation Holiday Gala & Fundraiser will be held Dec. 8 at the Lisle Hilton. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of individual nurses and the advancement of the profession. Again, this year we will award the "Nurse of the Year" from those honored in our Honor a Nurse program, which recognizes the everyday heroes in health care. Individual and table purchases available. Registration will open in October.