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News You Can Use 2017 May 30

Links we thought you’d be interested in this week

The Nursing Community issued a statement expressing its concern over the deep cuts to the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) and to the National Institute of Nursing Research outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal. Full statement

Hospitals Against Violence – webinar May 31, day of awareness June 9: More Info and Registration

Banker changes career to nursing after her life is saved multiple times: https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/nursing-promoted-though-survivor-of-near-fatal-accident/7018366.article

Nurses underutilized in clinical education: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2017/05/nurses-best-teachers-medical-students.html

Seasonal Health Alert: Snake Bites (pdf)

Hospitals scrambling for the ‘simplest of drugs’: baking soda: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/05/23/hospitals-are-scrambling-for-simplest-drugs-baking-soda.html

Oregon:

American Lung Association in Oregon is presenting Implementation and Interpretation of Spirometry in the Primary Care Practice on June 16th in Portland. For more information visit: http://www.lung.org/local-content/_content-items/our-initiatives/current-initiatives/spirometry-course.html

Oregon Health Authority: The Road Ahead; A snapshot of what’s happening for health in rural Oregon

OHA Health Stories: Project ECHO: Focusing on children’s mental health, especially in rural areas

Public Health Oregon: Reducing Opioid Overdose and Misuse

Washington:

WSHA: Governor signs Patient Safety Act

Opioid Epidemic Leads To Jump In Hepatitis C Cases In Young People: http://knkx.org/post/opioid-epidemic-leads-jump-hepatitis-c-cases-young-people


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