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August 2013

In 2008 the Department of Health & Human Services mandated that all nursing homes must have automatic sprinklers installed by August 13, 2013. This provided a five-year phase-in the new rule entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Fire Safety Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities...
Posted: 8/30/2013 5:00:00 AM
 The federal government requires that by September 23 medical practices need to have added the new patient rights privacy notices to the hand outs that they give all of their patients or they will not be in compliance with government regulation. 
Posted: 8/28/2013 5:00:00 AM
What does patient information, patient identification, medication errors, malpractice, and law suits all have in common? One common link between these topics is lack of education. 
Posted: 8/26/2013 10:41:10 AM
Each of us, at some point, will become a caregiver to a loved one, parent or friend. Many of us can point to this kind of experience as the catalyst to our careers. 
Posted: 8/22/2013 6:06:56 PM
In 2011 the INS, Infusion Nurse Society released their latest “Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice." Many changes in recommendations of how we care for infusion patients were made in this publication.  
Posted: 8/16/2013 5:00:06 AM
The Infusion Nurses Society publishes the “Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice” document that has been legally recognized as the standard for infusion practice. 
Posted: 8/14/2013 1:50:38 PM
The concept of online IV education and IV certification is new to many, with the first response usually being “How can you learn to start an IV online?”  In reality there is much to learn before the actual insertion of a catheter. 
Posted: 8/12/2013 3:38:35 PM
Obesity is the #1 cause of Type 2 Diabetes which is accounts for 90-95% of the 26 million people who have Diabetes.  It is estimated that 80% of people with Type 2 are obese or overweight.
Posted: 8/9/2013 4:52:54 PM
Many nurses are somewhat familiar with IVIG, IV gammaglobulin. These infusions have been around for decades, although the actual products have changed through the years, and are still changing. 
Posted: 8/1/2013 7:00:00 AM
Much has changed since the passing of the federal Needlestick Safety and Protection Act in 2000. A health care topic that we will always need to revisit is the need for Needlestick safety and prevention. 
Posted: 8/1/2013 7:00:00 AM
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