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HHS seeks public input on improving care coordination and reducing the regulatory burdens of the HIPAA Rules. “We are looking for candid feedback about how the existing HIPAA regulations are working in the real world and how we can improve them...”
REAL Briefs, one-page session summaries from some of the lectures at the 2018 annual convention - are now available to read and/or download. "REAL" stands for Rapid Education Abridged Lecture.
End-of-life care can pose difficult moral dilemmas. AMSN President Robin Hertel was interviewed recently by ADVANCE for Nurses about how nurses can handle cases with wisdom and compassion.
The AMSN Connections Newsletter for November: Self-Care and Palliative Care Special Issue, is available now!
Congratulations to the newest!!! Have you recently earned your CMSRN credential? Then you're included in our lists. Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted, and see all of the CMSRNs.
In observance of Thanksgiving, the AMSN National Office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, and will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:30 am Eastern US.
Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart use, Best Care (From the CDC): USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Find ways to Get Involved, and a Partner Toolkit.
It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence. It started, as it does for thousands of women every year, with a routine mammogram... read the full article in the New York Times.
Effective communication during nurse-to-nurse patient hand-offs is crucial to preventing adverse events, according to Summer Bryant, AMSN's national treasurer. What this means, she says, is "The medical-surgical nurse must be fluent in various 'languages.'" Read the article by GE Healthcare.
The Medical Surgical Unit of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) was presented with the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses AMSN PRISM Award® on November 1, 2018, from AMSN and MSNCB representative, Portia Zaire, MSNEd, RN, CCCTM.