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May 6-12 is National Nurses Week! Let’s celebrate

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and nurses across the country are celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6

Florence Nightingale says Happy National Nurses Week!

-12. According to the ANA web site, National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

ACDIS would like to pause for a moment and join the many voices that cheer in the nursing profession and the role such professionals fill. We support your tireless efforts, thank you for your skill and insight, and are blessed by your compassion and kindness.

Our ACDIS membership is approximately 75-80% RNs that have since moved into CDI, but it’s certainly true that once a nurse, always a nurse.

May the next year bring you personal and professional success and satisfaction!

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Penny Richards About the Author: Penny Richards is the ACDIS Member Services Specialist. She is your primary contact for membership questions, including those about certification, recertification, continuing education credits, and employer verification inquiries.

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  1. Thanks Penny for posting this acknowledgement!

  2. Thanks Penny, but I know I couldn’t do it without my coding partners here who freely share their knowledge and expertise.

  3. Thank you, Penny. Too often, nurses who are no longer at the bedside are not acknowledged for their continued dedication to the nursing profession. Most of us worked long and hard in the trenches to get where we are today, and every drop we sweated and every tear we cried filled the ocean of clinical experience and expertise we’ve brought to the world of clinical documentation improvement.

  4. Robert – thanks for tipping your hat to the HIM side. We, too, have worked long and hard and worked thru tons of charts with a principal diagnosis of “failure to thrive’ or “lethargy’ and have used our education and training and clinical review judgement to compliantly query and code in order to report the true clinical picture for each account – coders have been peforming CDI work for decades, it just was not known as such.

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