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100 Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Should Follow
By Online Nurse Practitioner Programs. Many nurses and professional nursing organizations have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on new practices, legal issues, and medical innovation. This list provides information on 100 of these Twitter feeds.
By Elpidio Latorilla. Open source software for hospitals and health care organizations designed to integrate the different information systems existing in these organizations into one single system. CARE2x solves the problems inherent in a network of multiple programs that are noncompatible with each other. It can integrate almost any type of services, systems, departments, clinic, processes, data, communication, etc. that exist in a hospital. Functions include telephone directory; admission system; patient documentation; duty planner; nursing ward administration; operating room documentation; laboratory exam management; radiology film editor; pharmaceutical products order system; medical depot; electronic data processing; email; and more. Versions include English, German, Indonesian, Italian, and Brazilian-Portuguese.
International Hazard Datasheets on Occupations
By International Labour Organization. A multipurpose information resource containing information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to a specific occupation.
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course introduces students to the theory and practice of phlebotomy. It teaches students about occupational health hazards and appropriate precautions, including the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act; teaches anatomy and physiology appropriate to drawing a blood specimen and shows and explains the equipment and supplies used to draw blood; explains specimen identification, labeling, and processing; and describes complications of venipuncture and how to handle them.
Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Assists computer software designers in meeting State and Federal requirements for Medicare and Medicaid nursing facilities concerning the encoding and electronic transmission of MDS 2.0 assessments. These nursing facilities must complete, record, encode and transmit the MDS for all residents in their facility, regardless of age, diagnosis, length of stay or payment category.
Nursing Home eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Addresses common hazards and controls found in the nursing home industry.
OSHA Safecare Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you identify occupational safety and health hazards in nursing homes and similar long term health care facilities.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RAVEN is a computerized data entry system for long term care facilities that offers users the ability to collect Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS-standard format to your State database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard MDS record format, maintains facility, resident, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on-line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUGs and RAPs calculators, and your state section S form, if CMS has approved that form.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RAVEN-SB is a computerized data entry system for swing bed, skilled- nursing facilities that offers users the ability to collect SB-MDS (Swing Bed-Minimum Data Set) assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS-standard format to the National Assessment Collection Database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard SB-MDS record format, maintains facility, patient, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on-line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUG-III and HIPPS code calculators.
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