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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new educational online resource, Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our Caregivers, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems.

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:26am

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has released KDIGO Clinical Guidelines for Kidney Disease iPad app. The application is supported by an educational grant from Shire International GmbH, and is available to iPad users free-of-charge through the Apple App Store. Future phases of the KDIGO Clinical Guideline app will include availability on the iPhone and Android platforms.

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:11am

In 2008 the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5) partnered with the ESRD Network of New England (Network 1) to develop an innovative training and recognition program to assist dialysis providers in increasing awareness and building a culture of safety among patients and staff. The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program, which is endorsed by ANNA, is a web-based program that provides educational modules designed to train health care professional on various aspects of patient safety.

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:31pm

On December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Proposed Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 2:05pm

The American Nurses Association’s new HealthyNurse™ Health Risk Appraisal enables nurses to evaluate their health and improve their wellness. Nurses can compare their health, safety, and wellness to the overall U.S. population and other nurses within demographic categories, including nursing specialty, by completing the appraisal.

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 4:01pm

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