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Joint Commission Releases Resource on How to Implement NPSGs on Health Care-Associated Infections

By January 1, 2010, hospitals and other accredited organizations are expected to be in full compliance with the three National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) pertaining to health care-associated infections (HAI) (NPSG.07.03.01, NPSG.07.04.01, and NPSG.07.05.01). To help organizations prepare for and understand how to meet the requirements of the HAI NPSGs, The Joint Commission has developed a complimentary education program, now available on The Joint Commission Connect extranet.

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AAACN Career Center Goes Beyond Traditional Job Placement

The AAACN Career Center allows job seekers and employers to connect with each other and benefit directly from AAACN’s partnership with HEALTHeCAREERS Network. (Note: the Career Center is open to anyone, not just AAACN members.)

The Career Center provides personalized customer service. Job seekers can get help presenting their qualifications effectively and employers can get assistance in describing job openings that will attract the most suitable candidates.

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Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI)

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI), planned for March 14-16, 2010, provides nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory process. Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress. Anyone from novices to the very knowledgeable will find the program interesting and informative. Get more information/register or call 859-514-9157.

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GREEN Tip of the Month

Hot water accounts for 13% of the typical utility bill, so improving your heater's efficiency can go a long way toward saving energy and cutting down on carbon emissions. Consider wrapping your old heater in an insulating jacket, which costs around $15 and will help reduce the amount of heat lost through the tank walls by 25-40%.

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