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Nurses Week: Contest to win a free webcast on preventing CAUTIs!

We’re marking the last day of HCPro’s Nurses Week celebration with a fun nursing quiz! Entrants who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free seat to HCPro’s webcast on evidence-based methods to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The lucky winners will be able to bring their colleagues from nursing, quality, and other disciplines to learn about best practices for keeping patients safe.

The live webcast will be presented on May 30, 2012, and features Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and Brian Koll, MD, FACP, FIDSA. Winners will also receive a free webcast-on-demand so they may share the training with others in their facility. Click here to learn more about the webcast.

To enter the contest, email your answers to the following questions to Rebecca Hendren at rhendren@hcpro.com.

1. When was Florence Nightingale’s famous Notes on Nursing first published?

2. What percentage of RNs in the United States are male?

3. What day marks the beginning of Nurses Week every year, and what is the day recognized as?

4. What is the significance of May 12?

5. What year did Florence Nightingale establish her nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London?

6. When was the American Nurses Association founded?

Entries must be received by May 18, 2012.

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Filed Under: Hot topicsnurse education

About the Author: Katrina Gravel is an editor for the Education division of HCPro.

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  1. I am currently a disabled RN/RN Administrator who opened 3 outpatient endoscopy facilities. Two of them I not only opened up but as well as being an Administrator I worked side by side with the staff I hired. I felt this was the only way to know a nurse’s skill or weak areas. I developed Policy and Procedure manuals, Employee manuals, OSHA manuals, worked with contractors to maintain state requirements regarding endoscopy labs and maintained daily records of room temps, refrigerator temps and did annual competency test on employees. We passed all state inspections without any recommendations or deficiencies. We acquired AAAHC in all 3. I worked in 2 of the facilities and loved what I did. I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis 02/2007 but had symptoms a while prior to going to a neurologist. As most nurses I blamed my symptoms on other autoimmune illnesses, stress and long hours. I quit 06/06/2006. I could no longer be the nurse I wanted to be. I couldn’t chew, swallow, double vision and not being able to eat in 10 minutes or less, I lost 50 pounds. I miss my patient care and hope to write a book regarding “Being on Both Sides” and continue with an at home way of nursing. I am determined and I know this happened for a reason. I may never know but God knows and I will know sooner or later. My life changed so much. I had to go through the same stages of grieving that a person goes through who looses a loved one. I lost a large part of my life and right now I am in an inpatient physical rehab facility to try to learn to walk instead of using a wheelchair. I have hopes of using my ability in nursing one day. This and my family and God keep me going!
    Thank you for this opportunity! Have a great day. 🙂

  2. I am currently a disabled RN/RN Administrator who opened 3 outpatient endoscopy facilities. Two of them I not only opened up but as well as being an Administrator I worked side by side with the staff I hired. I felt this was the only way to know a nurse’s skill or weak areas. I developed Policy and Procedure manuals, Employee manuals, OSHA manuals, worked with contractors to maintain state requirements regarding endoscopy labs and maintained daily records of room temps, refrigerator temps and did annual competency test on employees. We passed all state inspections without any recommendations or deficiencies. We acquired AAAHC in all 3. I worked in 2 of the facilities and loved what I did. I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis 02/2007 but had symptoms a while prior to going to a neurologist. As most nurses I blamed my symptoms on other autoimmune illnesses, stress and long hours. I quit 06/06/2006. I could no longer be the nurse I wanted to be. I couldn’t chew, swallow, double vision and not being able to eat in 10 minutes or less, I lost 50 pounds. I miss my patient care and hope to write a book regarding “Being on Both Sides” and continue with an at home way of nursing. I am determined and I know this happened for a reason. I may never know but God knows and I will know sooner or later. My life changed so much. I had to go through the same stages of grieving that a person goes through who looses a loved one. I lost a large part of my life and right now I am in an inpatient physical rehab facility to try to learn to walk instead of using a wheelchair. I have hopes of using my ability in nursing one day. This and my family and God keep me going!
    Thank you for this opportunity! Have a great day.

  3. Thank you for sharing your story, Debra. I’m sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and I wish you the best of luck with everything.

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