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Nurses uniquely suited to be care coordinators
HealthLeaders Media
Good care coordinators have lots of experience. As patient-centered medical homes become more commonplace, so too will care coordinators, a role that Janet Duni, RN, CCM, MPA, believes is perfect for nurses to step into. "I think a nurse is the best suited to this type of work," says Duni, who's the director of care coordination at Vanguard Medical Group in Verona, N.J., and who has decades of nursing experience behind her.
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ANA Nightingale Tribute
ANA is paying respect to departed colleagues by presenting the Nightingale Tribute at the 2013 Membership Assembly. The Nightingale Tribute was designed and developed by the Kansas State Nurses Association and adopted by the ANA House of Delegates to honor deceased nurses.
To honor departed nurses since July 2012, please forward their names and credentials to lpresutti@MARNonline.org by May 15 and they will be forwarded to ANA.
Those honored will be displayed in a continuous tribute throughout the meeting on a LCD screen and added to the Nightingale Tribute Book, which will be on display at the meeting.

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Free ANA Nurses Week webinar
ANA
Register for ANA's Free CE Webinar on Innovation
ANA celebrates National Nurses Week by hosting a FREE CE webinar on Innovation in Nursing Practice: Are You Leading the Charge? The live broadcast will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will focus on how to incorporate innovation into your nursing practice, facilitate and lead the innovation process in your organization, specific innovations that are currently improving patient outcomes and previewing the latest innovative process & technology for use in the nursing profession. Speakers include Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, Innovations Specialist, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, Mass. General Hospital, and Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, National Program Director, Project Health Design.For more information and to register, go to http://nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/AboutANA/NationalNursesWeek/NNW-Webinar.

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Translating veterans' medical skills into nursing careers
HHS
At the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new program to help military veterans with healthcare experience or training, such as medics, pursue nursing careers. The program is designed to help veterans get bachelor's degrees in nursing by building on their unique skills and abilities.
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Massachusetts to fund telenursing center for sexual assault victims
Nurse.com
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced recently in Boston that $3.3 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to create the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Telenursing Center, which will be used to enhance care and support for victims of sexual assault throughout the nation.
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National Nurses Week celebrated May 6-12
ANA
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association has selected "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as the theme for 2013. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities and independent health care companies and institutions.
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See related story: ANA: Reflect on, celebrate your contributions to healthcare (ANA)
See related story: Sebelius recognizes National Nurses Week (HHS)




Now available — On-demand nursing leadership webinars
ANA
Grow your leadership skills with this five-part webinar series from ANA's Leadership Institute. Developed for nurses with two to five years of experience, gain immediately applicable skills in strategic thinking, results-oriented leadership, leading people, personal leadership and innovation.

Register by May 15 and ANA members will receive a discount on the series.

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Thank you for speaking up
ANA
Thank you for writing your member of Congress about the importance of Title VIII funding, which supports critical nurse workforce development programs.

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Docs fight encroachment in turf war with nurses
Modern Healthcare
The campaign to give more primary-care duties to nurse practitioners faces headwinds across the country.

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Increasing demand for emergency nursing
By Archita Datta Majumdar
For most Americans, an emergency room visit is on the top of their minds as much as 911 when in a crisis. An ER is also open to all patients to get immediate medical attention instead having to wait for doctor appointments.

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Nurses focus on mission to lead, advocate
Erie Times-News
Quality and innovation are critical components of the new face of the healthcare industry in light of recent laws affecting the way healthcare is being delivered now and in the future. The founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, set the stage for the significance of quality and innovation for all nurses when she insisted on sanitary conditions to cut the rate of death during the Crimean War and utilized statistics in her work. Today, nurses are the key to creating novel programs and changes necessary to achieve quality healthcare and optimal wellness.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


Urology group stops recommending routine PSA test
USA Today
In a major break from the past, a leading medical group is advising men to think carefully before getting screened for prostate cancer. The American Urological Association, which has staunchly defended the PSA screening test in recent years, says healthy men under 55 don't need routine annual screening.
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POLICY & REFORM


If this was a pill, you'd do anything to get it
The Washington Post
Health Quality Partners enrolls Medicare patients with at least one chronic illness and one hospitalization in the past year. It then sends a trained nurse to see them every week, or every month, whether they're healthy or sick. It sounds simple and, in a way, it is. But simple things can be revolutionary.
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2013 physician assistant and nurse practitioner salary survey
The Clinical Advisor
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession ended in June 2009, but the recovery has been slow to materialize. Unemployment hovers around 8 percent, and many Americans continue to struggle financially. However, healthcare is one of the strongest sectors of the economy, a fact that is reflected in the more than 7,000 responses to The Clinical Advisor's annual salary survey.
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