Nursing and Nursing Student Resources

Alcohol Rehab Help

Find freedom from Alcohol Addiction

Addiction Resources for American Communities

Rehab4Alcoholism: America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

Addiction Treatment Services

Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health

Abuse Deterrant Coalition

We’re a coalition with deep expertise in developing and deploying effective solutions for safer abuse deterrent medications.  United States Government Accountability Office

Drug Rehab Connections

Informational website that connects people struggling with addiction and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention provides a strategy for preventing adverse events in nursing homes. On-Time uses electronic medical records to develop weekly reports that identify residents at risk of common adverse events in nursing homes to help clinical staff intervene early. On-Time uses a facilitator to help the nursing home’s change team integrate these reports into clinical decision-making to improve care planning. On-Time also provides implementation tools to help the team use the reports on a weekly basis.

Adverse Events

Pressure Ulcer Prevention.

Pressure Ulcer Healing.

Preventable Hospital and Emergency Department Visits.

Falls Prevention

For each topic, the Web site provides a description of the reports and suggested meetings and huddles where the reports may be used, the functional specifications for programming the reports, descriptions of implementation tools, and a training curriculum for facilitators.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ priorities are described.

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New COVID-19 Resources

AMDA Update on COVID-19

The Executive Committee of AMDA’s Board of Directors is monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and posting updates as they occur.  The health, safety, and well-being of the community is our highest priority. This is a rapidly evolving situation; please check the CDC website often for the latest recommendations.

The American Geriatrics Society
Partnership for Health in Aging
A Coalition of Organizations Representing Healthcare Professions Caring for Older Adults
Mission
To prepare America’s formal and informal caregiving workforce to provide quality care for America’s aging population, and to ensure the financial feasibility of providing that care.

CDC HAN 429 Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19 03 08 2020_

CDC Webinar Presentation PDF Strategies for Ensuring Healthcare Systems Preparedness and Optimizing N95 Supplies

COVID-19 Share Fact Sheet

CME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection Control

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.

The series includes:

  1. Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings (Available Now)
  2. May: Environmental Services and Infection Prevention
  3. June: Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment
  4. July: Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use
  5. August: Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach
  6. September: Injection Safety: A System Approach

These CME-/CE- certified activities are available at: http://www.medscape.org/viewcollection/34044?src=acdmpart_cdc_34044. You must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities, and registration is free. The first activity, Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings is available now. A new activity will be added each month.

 

 Infection Prevention Tools
CDC Feature: Untreatable: Today’s drug resistance health threatshttp://www.cdc.gov/features/antibioticresistancethreats/
CDC Press Release: Untreatable: Report by CDC details today’s drug-resistant health threats Landmark report ranks superbugs, outlines four core actions to halt resistance
Digital Press Kit: Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
CDC Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance Websitehttp://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/index.html
Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
CDC Get Smart for Healthcare
2013 Threat Report
CDC unveils new website to boost long-term care infection control efforts
Generalized Ebola Informationhttp://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html
Guidelines for monitoring Employees returning from high risk African areas
Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homeshttp://www.cdc.gov/hai/
CDC Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI)

MLN CONNECTS

26 Frequently Asked Questions About Long-term Care

A Comprehensive Guide to Financial Assistance for Senior Care and Living Expenses

How Much Does a Senior Home Cost?

Aging in Place Design Checklist: How to Design Safe & Accessible Homes

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Ensure Your Loved Ones are Safe at Home

Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

Senior Citizen’s Guide To Aging At Home Safely And With Dignity

List of Common Diagnoses of Elderly

Press Release: CMS Develops Additional Code for Coronavirus Lab Tests

Press Release: Statement from CMS Administrator Seema Verma on America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) taking action against the Coronavirus

Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked

SNF QRP Data Collection and Final Submission Deadlines for the FY 2021

PAC-SNF-FY2021-QuickReferenceGuide

PAC-SNF-FY2022-QuickReferenceGuide

Head to Toe Infection Prevention Toolkit (ZIP)

Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit (ZIP)

CMPRP-Toolkit 1 – Employee Competency Assessments (ZIP)

CMPRP-Toolkit 2 – Employee Satisfaction Survey (ZIP)

CMPRP-Toolkit 3-Guide to Staff Satisfaction (PDF)

QM User’s Manual v12

CMS Releases ICD-10 Assessment and Maintenance Toolkit

 

Press Release: HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data

 

 

Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment

FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by six companies

  • [UPDATE 8/9/2016]  FDA is alerting health care professionals and consumers of PharmaTech’s voluntary recall expansion to include all liquid products due to possible Burkholderia cepacia contamination. These products were manufactured in its Davie, Florida, facility, and distributed and labeled by six firms – Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus.

Consumers, pharmacies, and health care facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately. Using these products in a patient whose immune system is compromised could result in infections, which may be life-threatening.

To date, FDA has received adverse event reports related to oral liquid docusate sodium and is not aware of any adverse event reports related to the additional recalled products.

FDA and CDC will provide additional information when it is available.

FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of oral liquid docusate sodium manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by Rugby Laboratories

[7/16/16]  U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals that PharmaTech LLC, Davie, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all non-expired lots of Diocto Liquid, a docusate sodium solution distributed by Rugby Laboratories, Livonia, Michigan. The agency confirmed the product has been contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states.

PharmaTech manufactures the oral liquid docusate sodium, which is distributed nationwide by Rugby with a Rugby label in one pint (473 mL) bottles.

In addition, FDA has received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients. Some of these reports identify liquid docusate sodium products manufactured by companies other than PharmaTech. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to investigate the extent of this issue in order to identify other potentially contaminated liquid docusate sodium products.

Patient safety is our top priority. FDA joins CDC in recommending that clinicians not use any liquid docusate sodium product as a stool softener or for any other medical purpose.

FDA and CDC will provide additional information when it is available.

FDA encourages health care professionals and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of oral liquid docusate sodium products to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care to the sick, injured, and disabled under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and doctors. The LPN/LVN profession only requires you to obtain a diploma, certificate, or associate degree from an accredited nursing program; these typically take one or two years. The term ‘LPN’ is most frequently used to describe these professionals, though some states prefer to call them LVNs.

NURSING.ORG LPN/LVN

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Fast Track LPN Programs

Nursing Careers

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign

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Recent college graduates face a tough job market : Here are your options

Guide to Finding and Winning Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships for Nursing Majors

What is a Medical Assistant and How Can You Become One

Scholarships for Women

Financial Assistance for Single Mothers

Online RN to MSN

Healthcare Administration Degrees Guide

Family Nurse Practitioner Programs Online

Free Internet for Students:  7 Providers Offering Support

Scholarships for Women

Nursing Programs and COVID-19

Online Degrees in Public Service

Financial Aid for Online Colleges

Nursing Cover Letter Example & Guide [2020]

Understanding of Federal Student Aid

Advent Health University Night Shift Nurse Survival Guide:  Resources, Tools & Tips

Nurse Journal Social Community for Nurses Worldwide Financial Aid Overview and Scholarships

DeVry University Healthcare Degrees

Nursing Career Guide

GradSchools.com

Reviews.com – The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017

Discovernursing.com

Nursing Scholarship Health Care Leaders

Nursing Scholarship

Online RN to BSN programs

How to Become a Nurse

Top 50 RN to BSN Programs

Registered Nursing.org RN to MSN Guide

RN Salary

RN Careers

The Student Loan Report

Top Nursing

Healthcare administration degree guidebooks to better help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of healthcare administration both at school and work. This guidebook can be viewed here: http://www.publichealthdegrees.org/program/masters/mha

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges Online Nursing Programs from Top Schools

Public Health Online Health Administration Degree Programs

Medical and Billing Coding (Student guide, icd-10, scholarship)

Managing Nurse Fatigue – A Commitment to Quality Care

Rutgers OnlinePursue What’s Next:  RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bradley University Online Master of Science in Nursing Program

Accredited Schools Online

Contacting a state board of nursing – How to find them

College Guidebook: Tips and tricks to success

Guide to Online Universities & Colleges

Online College Financial Aid Opportunities

Student Success: A College Survival Guide

The Online MBA in Healthcare Management

How to Get Hired: A Grads Guide to a Career

College Universities:  Your Education Starts Here

Colorado Technical University Masters of Nursing

Nurse.org Career Resources

Maryville College – Nursing in the United States

Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Guide to Online Schools

2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges

2018 Top Online Colleges

Best Value Schools Masters in Nursing Online

Top Accredited Online Colleges

George Washington University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Best RN to BSN Program

What Can I Do With My MSN Degree?

 

University of Louisiana Lafayette RN to BSN

Purdue University Global Nursing School Programs

AND Your Nursing Career Guide

Online DNP Programs

Best Nursing Degrees

Accelerated Online Programs

BSN Education

Scholarships for Student Caregivers

The Caring.com Scholarship

Amethyst Recovery Center $500 Nursing Student Scholarship

RN program rankings

Free CNA Training and Classes Near You

Nursing Resume Writing

How to Become a Nurse

CNA Test Practice

TEACH!  Make a Difference

Student’s Guide to Financial Aid Online: How to Pay for College Responsibly

Guide to Online BSN to DNP Programs

Milken Institute School of Public Health

University Headquarters

Best Trade Schools:  Nursing and Healthcare

The Recovery Village:  Drug and Alcohol Treatment for the Elderly

Careerblog:  Nursing Resumes Samples and How-to Guides

Discover Healthcare Administration

WGU Ohio College of Health Professions Online

Prime Medical Alert Prime Scholarship

Nurse Salary Guide in Ohio

Online MBA & EMBA Guides

How to Become a CNA

In the years to come, our country is projected to experience a shortage of nurses that will only be aggravated by the aging Baby Boomer generation. Considering nurses’ contributions to the entire medical industry, the impact would degrade our society’s health at large. It’s increasingly more important than ever to encourage individuals to pursue or advance their careers in nursing.

However, the variety of degree and certificate options, and all the acronyms that come with them can make the nursing field difficult to navigate. In order to help alleviate the confusion, my team at Nursing.org curated a streamlined series of guides breaking down degree types, program requirements, and flexible degree options. You can check them out below:

Becoming a Nurse Series

Nursing Career Pathways
https://www.nursing.org/careers/

Earning a Nursing Degree:
https://www.nursing.org/degrees/

Flexible Nursing Programs:
https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/

Accelerated Nursing Programs: 
https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/accelerated-nursing-programs/

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant

What is a CNA?
https://www.nursing.org/careers/certified-nursing-assistant/

Flexible CNA Programs:
https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/certified-nursing-assistant/

Scholarships for Prospective Nurses: 
https://www.nursing.org/scholarships/

In order for our healthcare system – and more broadly, our society – to be able to address the needs of its people, we need well-trained nurses to counteract the shortage. We researched these guides to help nurses advance their careers for the betterment of both their lives and their communities.

 

Online Nursing Programs

Online ADN Programs

Online RN to BSN Programs

Online MSN Programs

Earning an Associate’s in Nursing

Earning a Bachelor’s in Nursing

Earning a Master’s in Nursing

Earning a Doctorate in Nursing

Targeting Older Populations to Improve Influenza Outcomes.

 

Developed in collaboration with The Gerontological Society of America (The GSA), we share their dedication to enabling healthcare professionals deliver strong recommendations for vaccination. The free online program combines accredited online CME with a patient counseling tool to help healthcare practitioners apply learning to practice.

 

The CME & counseling tool reinforce the best practice of providing patients with a presumptive recommendation. The online patient counseling tool, which can be used with patients of all ages, provides easy responses to use in practice when vaccine hesitancy is expressed. It is our hope that by using the tool in practice with a few patients, clinicians will easily apply the learning to memory and, as a result, increase flu vaccine rates.

 

You can access the free learning activity at www.mdBriefCase.net/US/TOPPiT.

The Joint Commission’s Weekly Newsletter

 

Published for Joint Commission-accredited organizations and interested health care professionals, R3 Report provides the rationale and references that The Joint Commission employs in the development of new requirements. While the standards manuals also may provide a rationale, R3 Report goes into more depth, providing a rationale statement for each element of performance (EP). The references provide the evidence that supports the requirement. R3 Report may be reproduced if credited to The Joint Commission. Sign up for email delivery.

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Vaccine Safety Resources for Healthcare Providers

 

Provider’s Role: Importance of Vaccine Administration and Vaccine Storage & Handling

 

Safety Information about Specific Vaccines

National Council on Aging: Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

Falls Risk Checklist

Mindfulness in Fall Prevention

Farewell to Falls

Common Vaccine Safety Concerns

The updated “Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes” is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Surveyor Training website. This training focuses on person-centered care for residents with dementia and resident-abuse prevention. Click on the following links to access the self-paced online training or downloadable materials for an instructor-led course.

CMS Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Online

CMS Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes to Download

2019 Wound Care Conference Guide Winter-Spring

2019 Wound Care Certifications Guide

2019 Wound Care Organizations Guide

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) is an independent not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Formed in 1986, the NPIAP Board of Directors is composed of leading experts from different health care disciplines— all of whom share a commitment to the prevention and management of pressure injuries. With our focus on pressure injury prevention and management, the NPIAP serves as a unique resource to health care professionals, the government, public, and health care agencies. The NPIAP welcomes and encourages the participation of those interested in pressure injury issues through utilization of NPIAP educational materials, participation at national conferences, and support of efforts in public policy, education and research.

 

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