The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned this guide to identify ways evidence-based strategies to reduce readmissions can be adapted or expanded to better address the transitional care needs of the adult Medicaid population.
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“Global Health and Nursing: YIMBY* (*Yes in my back yard!)”
Date: September 19, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm with reception and refreshments immediately following lecture
Place: 105 Harriman Hall
The Lecture is FREE and OPEN TO ALL
To REGISTER for this event please email UBNursingAlumni@buffalo.edu
2014 JCR is now available. This release of Journal Citation Reports provides 2013 data. The 2014 data will be made available in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports release.
Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries.
Find Nursing Journal impact factors in the JCR!
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide.
To access the free learning materials, see https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN.
The first wave of this innovative content made by partnering organizations can assist nursing students preparing for the national licensing exam – the NCLEX-RN® – since 158 sample exam questions are now included among the material posted.
The 9 topic areas areas are:
- Pulmonary diseases overview
- Lung cancer
- Pleural effusion
- Non-cyanotic heart diseases
- Bleeding and impaired hemostasis
Browse and Enjoy!
Participate from your computer! The American Nurses Association is hosting a “Virtual” Lobby Day in Washington, DC. Nurses are taking Capitol Hill by storm on June 12, both on foot and through fingertips! Lobby with the ANA and help flood inboxes, blast social media, and phone our Representatives on Nursing issues that matter. Help make a big impact on this ONE dedicated day. Find out more.
For your browsing pleasure: The History of Nursing: 101 Informative Websites
The Health Sciences Library is celebrating National Nurses Week, from May 6th until Florence Nightingale’s Birthday on May 12th.
Come see our marvelous display, pick up some freebies, check out our small book sale, and enjoy a little TLC.
Read some heartwarming local stories by the UB Community of how nurses have made a difference.
The public continues to rate nurses as the most trusted profession, according to the 2013 Gallup survey that ranks professions based on their honesty and ethical standards.
“Nurses are on the front lines of health care. We advocate on patients’ behalf whether we are at the bedside or in the boardroom,” said American Nurses Association President Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN.
View a wonderful 4 minute video: On being a Paediatric Nurse : I wish I knew how to tell you…
Honor a nurse today.
In honor of National Nurses Week, consider taking advantage of this educational activity from the ANA.
Transforming Health Care Through Nursing Leadership
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Health care is constantly changing and evolving. Today, more than ever, nurses are stepping out of their comfort zones and becoming active contributors and innovators in the health care system.
ANA’s Nurses Week webinar explores and discusses both the professional and personal attributes that characterize the creativity and innovation needed to lead the way in transforming the changing state of health care. The presentation will provide important information that contemporary clinical leaders need to deliver exceptional care in today’s changing environments.
Learn how you can use five essential leadership characteristics to be a success in your professional pursuits
Explore how to incorporate four critical attributes needed to lead care innovation
Discover three important personal leadership skills vital for clinical leaders
Professional Perspectives on Health Impacts of Hydrofracking – an 8 minute video worth your time on Earth Day
The Wall street Journal had an interesting article yesterday in the Personal Journal section. What’s your heart age? Use this new free web-based risk assessment tool to find out: the Heart Age calculator.
What’s exciting is that the calculator can help people understand their risk in a way that is personally relevant and motivates lifestyle change. The tool was developed in collaboration with Boston University using research from the Framingham Heart Study.
I like the evidence on their site and the ease of use. Join 6 million people who have taken the test. Hey, make that 6 million plus one.
Here’s to your health and positive lifestyle changes.