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April 18, 2013
Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events

Background and Summary
Boston health officials are dealing with the immediate aftermath of two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the afternoon of April 15, 2013. CDC offers resources that may help local or state health officials prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the health effects of bombings, and other mass casualty events.   For more details click here


March 5, 2013
Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections

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January 30, 2013

South Carolina Nurses Association –Only Membership And ANA-Only Membership


SCNA has been listening to many of the suggestions given to us over the years for creating a path to membership for nurses who live or work in South Carolina to join SCNA at the state level only.  This new State –only membership is now available.  Also available is membership in ANA-only for those who would prefer that avenue.  These two options are in addition to the usual membership options for Full, called the Gold Standard, membership in SCNA and ANA together. These options have been created to enhance membership opportunities not to replace any of the current categories.  For more details click here

 January 8, 2013

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking applications for its Care Coordination Quality Measures professional issues panel to be convened starting in March 2013. This panel will focus on developing a framework for measuring the contributions of registered nurses engaged in care coordination. Time commitment includes participation on monthly conference calls for approximately six months along with email dialogue. Click here for more information

December 21, 2012

Roper St. Francis Supports S.C. Birth Outcomes Initiative System continues its Baby Friendly journey with support for national initiative

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 20, 2012) – Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) is pleased to be ahead of the curve and a participant in the Birth Outcomes Initiative sponsored by the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). The Birth Outcomes Initiative, a statewide and national effort, which focuses mainly on ending elective inductions for non-medically indicated baby deliveries prior to 39 weeks.  For the entire story click here

 November 30, 2012

Where you a healthcare provider healthcare providers in the Graniteville, SC area who may have provided care to persons during or following the 2005 Graniteville train accident and chlorine spill. You help is needed to assist in a project is to determine the effects of the 2005 Graniteville train accident and chlorine spill on the health of Graniteville residents, their quality of life, and their ability to receive healthcare services. 

In order to determine the effects of the spill on healthcare, we are conducting 45-minute interviews with healthcare providers (i.e., administrators, nurses, nurse’s aides, paramedics, medical practitioners, human service employees, etc.) like yourself.  The interviews will be scheduled at their convenience and using a method that is best for them (i.e. in person, by telephone, or via Skype).  The participant will receive a $50 cash incentive upon completion of the interview.  For more information click here

November 28, 2012

A Road Map for Encouraging Nurses’ Academic Progression -- New Study Identifies Characteristics and Motivations of Nurses More Likely to Continue Their Education

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