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Free Continuing Nursing Education from the CDC for Clinicians

View the PowerPoint slides, listen to the audio from the original conference call and complete the evaluation to earn a free contact hour. Available until October 29, 2010

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Diabetes and Influenza (both Seasonal and H1N1): What Clinicians need to Know

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Suchita Lorick, DO MPH ; Pamela Allweiss, MD MPH; Kristina Ernst BSN

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ANNOUNCING Free ViewPoint Contact Hours for Members

AAACN has just added more value to your membership -- You may now receive free Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours for all CNE articles published in ViewPoint! This new member benefit begins with the September/October 2009 issue of ViewPoint and applies to all future issues of the newsletter. Another bonus – you will receive free CNE contact hours for past ViewPoint articles beginning with the January/February 2009 issue for any evaluations (posttests) completed in the Online Library.

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Use of Telehealth Could Save Billions

The Obama Administration is helping to fuel renewed interest in telehealth by actively touting it as a tool to expand access and lower costs. Bi-partisan legislators are also doing their part by addressing obstacles to widespread adoption, such as easing restrictions on funding for telehealth programs in rural areas. As of now, only about 20% of the nation's Medicare beneficiaries have access to telehealth; if passed, the Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act introduced earlier this year promises to greatly expand telehealth programs.

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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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