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Campaign to improve maternal and child health performance in NJ – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Campaign to improve maternal and child health performance in NJ – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy launched Nurture NJ, a new statewide awareness campaign that focuses on improving the health of mothers, children and families. The campaign launch on Jan. 23, which is Maternal Health Awareness Day.

The campaign is committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity while ensuring equitable care among women and children of all races and ethnicities to improve overall maternal and child health.

“Despite being the richest and most powerful nation in the world, we continue to struggle with ensuring our mothers and infants have an equal shot at a healthy life,” U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) said in a news release. “That’s a tremendous problem, particularly in New Jersey.”

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National Donor Day: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Being a Donor – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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National Donor Day: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Being a Donor – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Did you know that Valentine’s Day and National Organ Donor Day share the same day? It’s appropriate that a day that involves a celebration of love is also committed to increasing awareness of the need for organ donors.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who aren’t yet registered donors may want to consider joining this February.

As a nurse, you work to improve your patient advocacy skills and provide the best possible care you can. By becoming an organ donor, you can continue that legacy of caring for others even after you’re gone.

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Does a nurse have to pay back her sign-on bonus? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Does a nurse have to pay back her sign-on bonus? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

In an email, a nurse recounted how she signed a contract to work the night shift on weekends at a local hospital and received a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

Shortly after beginning orientation, her shift was given to someone else and the nurse was told she would be working the day shift five days a week.

In addition to this major change, the nurse found out that “infection control standards” at the hospitals were not being met. The nurse discovered four other nurses left their jobs at the hospital because of these inadequacies.

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Measles outbreak study finds infection prevention response beneficial – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Measles outbreak study finds infection prevention response beneficial – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Just over a month into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 79 measles cases in the U.S. That total is more than 20% of the 372 cases identified during all of 2018.

The CDC has reported that four of the locations – Washington State, Texas, New York State and New York City – are defined as a measles outbreak, which is three or more cases in a single place.

The Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology said recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the U.S. call for the importance of integrated infection prevention response.

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Learn why DAISY recognition means so much to nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Learn why DAISY recognition means so much to nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Recognition can have significant meaning for nurses. It serves as a reminder that the work you do makes a difference.

The DAISY Award, created in honor of Patrick Barnes, allows colleagues, patients and patients’ families to recognize extraordinary nurses and the contributions you make every day.

DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Barnes’ family established the award to remember him and the nurses who cared for him as he suffered from the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

You can learn more about the DAISY Award and its impact in the DAISY Brings Meaningful Recognition to Nurses digital edition.

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Is challenging a board of nursing discipline an uphill battle? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Is challenging a board of nursing discipline an uphill battle? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A reader’s RN license was revoked “on a default” due to her being criminally charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.

The nurse petitioned the board of nursing to reinstatement her license and it agreed, placing her license on probation. Later, the criminal misdemeanor was dismissed and the charge reduced to an infraction.

The reader wants to know if she can still be placed on probation even though the charge was reduced. She is planning to petition and ask that her discipline be reduced to a reprimand instead of the two-year probation.

All the details concerning this process in this nurse’s state is not known. To begin with, she did not share what her conduct was that resulted in the disturbing the peace charge.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center Appoints Rebecca Graystone New Vice President – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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American Nurses Credentialing Center Appoints Rebecca Graystone New Vice President – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, today announced the appointment of Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, as the new vice president of the Magnet Recognition® and Pathway to Excellence® Programs. In this role, Graystone will be responsible for the vision, governance and operations of all current and future credentialing programs recognizing nursing excellence at the organization, department or unit level.

Graystone has over 26 years of acute care nursing practice and leadership experience and has been with ANCC since 2012. During her tenure, she has managed the day-to-day operations of the Magnet Recognition Program and provided content expertise and analysis to applicants, commissioners, appraisers, Magnet organizations, Magnet Program and ANCC office staff. She has also presented extensively on Magnet and nursing excellence topics and teaches numerous program guidance courses sponsored by the program.

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Age is only a number: All generations of nurses have plenty to contribute – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Age is only a number: All generations of nurses have plenty to contribute – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

With multiple generations in the nursing workforce, unique opportunities exist for growth, learning and development.

Millennials, baby boomers, Gen Xers and the latest up-and-coming generation — Generation Z — all are part of the modern nursing workforce. Discover more about how these generations of nurses are transforming healthcare in their own ways in our digital edition “Generations of Nurses Can Thrive Together.”

“Millennials grew up in the wake of digital technology, which resulted in a faster-paced, more convenient and less-safe world,” Scott S. Christensen, DNP, MBA, APRN, ACNP-BC, clinical operations director at the University of Utah Health, said in an article in the digital edition. “Through this environment, protective parents provided structure, mentorship and constant feedback. The end result is a generation defined by their optimism, social connections and technology proficiency.”

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Delegating in nursing continues to be legal minefield – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Delegating in nursing continues to be legal minefield – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A nurse asked if she might be liable for delegating the responsibility to a nursing assistant to help ambulate a patient to the bathroom and the patient were to fall and the nurse was not there to oversee it.

Delegating in nursing, including tasks and responsibilities, has been the subject of many of my blogs. It continues to be a real liability concern for all nurses, whether the delegation is to another RN, LPN or nursing assistants.

The legal concepts and resulting potential liability have not changed over the years. This is helpful to nurses who delegate to others on the patient care team. Even so, it is important to review those concepts and possible liability.

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What is an OB-GYN? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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What is an OB-GYN? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health.

People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology:

  • obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies
  • gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain

In this article, we look at what an OB-GYN is, what procedures they can carry out, their qualifications, and when someone should see them. We also discuss how a person can become an OB-GYN.

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