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Community: Getting to Know your Neighbors’ Needs

 
Community Health/Disaster Preparedness Committee:
Lauren Earnshaw, Chair 
Raya Cupler
Jennifer Kalenkoski

Community Health/Disaster Seasonal Memos
Summer Memo
Fall Memo




Publications

Awards & Honors Booklet
Guidelines for Planning


National Calendar of Health Observances

The US Government prints and updates information yearly that highlights the health observances remembered each month.  Resources and educational materials are available to consumers and educators to help educate the public. 

Some of the observances in December include:


Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020 | (312) 363-6001

info@preventblindess.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials availableContact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
December 1
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Campaign
New City Cloisters
196 Old Street, London EC1V 9FR
(020) 7814-6767 | (020) 7814-6733
info@nat.org.uk
www.worldaidsday.org/


December 4 - 12
National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) | (404) 639-8200
fluinbox@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/


December 4 - 10
National Handwashing Awareness Week
Henry the Hand
(513) 769-HAND (4263)
dr.will@henrythehand.com
www.henrythehand.org

Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer


 

 

NSNA’s National Week of Service

January 16 - 22, 2017

This important opportunity allows you to give back to your community either as an individual, a local SNA or a state chapter. Start planning your event and use the resources of the NSNA in the Community Health Guidelines Booklet and those of your fellow students to be ready for this week! Together, the 60,000 members of NSNA can show the people of their communities, our states and our nation that we are the future of nursing and we can make a real and lasting impact on our communities. Find ideas from national organizations.  Work with the American Red Cross, or March of Dimes to educate and help those in need.  You can also visit sites like VolunteerMatch.com for ideas.  Support local food banks, organize a clothing drive or a book and school supply drive.

Don’t forget, National Week of Service projects can be used to apply for the Community Health and Disaster Preparedness awards.  Applications can be found in the Awards booklet on the NSNA website.  The deadline to submit award applications is March 10, 2017. 

I look forward to hearing about your projects.  Feel free to send me photos and descriptions of your events to directore@nsnainc.org.  Who knows?  You may see them in a future issue of Imprint.  Thank you for all that you do to make our association the strongest independent nursing student association in the world! 

 



 




Nursing students – Take the ANA Health Risk Appraisal (HRA)


The American Nurses Association has developed the HealthyNurse TM  Health Risk Appraisal (HRA), in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, specifically for nursing students and registered nurses.  By participating, you contribute to critical profession data collection; assess your personal and professional health, safety, and wellness risks; gain comparisons to ideal and national averages; and access a web portal with additional health resources.  The HRA is free, HIPAA-compliant, secure, and easy to use.  Visit
www.anahra.org today.

The CDC, along with AAP and AAFP, created a one-stop for healthcare providers called Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents. This website contains information about vaccine preventable diseases, CDC recommended vaccination schedules, and tips on how to talk to parents about vaccines. This resource  prepares  healthcare providers  for the important conversation about vaccines, and to also keep updated on the latest information about vaccines.

Resolution References for this information can be found on the NSNA web site
www.nsna.org under Resolutions by Index title or individual year:

2014:
Educating Parents on the Advantages of Vaccinations Despite the Speculated Correlation Between Vaccines and Autism.

2013:
Increased Awareness for School Employees About Adult Vaccinations

2011:
Increased Education about Immunizations for Families.


Safe in Common is a movement of healthcare personnel committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. With the safest equipment, the best practices and the right culture, we believe all needlestick injuries can be prevented.  Read more              


Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarships 
Please visit American Red Cross for more information..  


Know Your Dose


Know Your Dose Campaign: Cold & Flu Rally

 

Throughout cold and flu season,

Know Your Dose

will be reminding consumers to double check their medicine labels before doubling up on medicines containing acetaminophen. Below are a few ways you can help us spread the important message to your members – a newsletter blurb and sample social media posts. I have also attached an infographic that tells the story of safe acetaminophen use during cold and flu season for you to distribute as you see fit – this infographic is a short way to visualize our safety message, and is also available for download at

www.knowyourdose.org/cold-and-flu

 

 

 

 

5th Anniversary Communications Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

 

Content for Newsletters, Blogs, and Websites

 

Progress in Acetaminophen Education

 

As a proud partner of the Know Your Dose campaign, we’re excited to highlight research showing that progress is being made to increase awareness of the safe use of acetaminophen—one of the most common drug ingredients in the United States.

According to a nationwide survey of 1,000 U.S. adult pain medicine users conducted by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, consumer knowledge about how to use acetaminophen safely and awareness of its risks are at record highs. In addition, data collected from the National Poison Data System show a steady decline in unintentional exposures of acetaminophen, including dosing errors and accidental misuse, since a peak in 2009.

It’s encouraging to see these results, but we know more work is needed to help ensure people take their medicines safely. There are still thousands of calls made every year regarding unintentional acetaminophen overdose. Fortunately, this year marks the 5th anniversary of the Know Your Dose campaign, which the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition founded to educate consumers about this very issue—acetaminophen safe use. For more information and resources including free materials for healthcare provider offices, visit KnowYourDose.org and follow @KnowYourDose on Twitter.

 

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Content for Twitter and Facebook

 

Thumbnail graphics are for reference only. All graphics are available for download at this link: https://gmmb.box.com/s/uuvkc6se4p7buak00vrght6uyi0hvgml

 

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Healthcare provider

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Ensuring patients & consumers take #acetaminophen safely is a shared mission. Learn more here
http://bit.ly/About-AAC

Healthcare provider

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Ensuring that patients and consumers are equipped to take products with acetaminophen safely is a shared mission. Learn more about the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition’s work here: http://bit.ly/About-AAC

Healthcare provider

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Great to see progress in #acetaminophen, but patients still need to be reminded of 6 things: http://bit.ly/KYD-providers

Healthcare provider

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We’re encouraged to see these positive trends in acetaminophen awareness and safe use, but more work is still needed. Here are 6 key things to discuss with your patients: http://bit.ly/KYD-providers

Healthcare provider

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Order free materials to help spark conversations with your patients about #acetaminophen safe use: http://bit.ly/KYD-order

Healthcare provider

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Help remind your patients of acetaminophen safe use by displaying educational materials from Know Your Dose in your office. Order them for free here: http://bit.ly/KYD-order

Healthcare provider

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Are your patients taking #acetaminophen? Share these 4 key safe use steps with them: http://bit.ly/KYD-facts

Healthcare provider

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Are any of your patients taking OTC or Rx medicines containing acetaminophen? Make sure they know and follow these 4 safe use steps: http://bit.ly/KYD-facts

Healthcare provider

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Recent @AAPCC data show a steady decline in unintentional #acetaminophen exposures. Read on: http://bit.ly/KYDmedia

Healthcare provider

Facebook





Recent data collected from the National Poison Data System show a steady decline in unintentional exposures of acetaminophen, including dosing errors and accidental misuse, since a peak in 2009. Keep this trend going by displaying educational materials in your office: http://bit.ly/KYD-order

Healthcare provider

Twitter






As @KnowYourDose partner, thanks to all who have made the campaign’s first 5 years a success!

Healthcare provider

Facebook





As a proud partner of Know Your Dose, we’d like to thank all who have made these first 5 years of the campaign a success! It’s truly a group effort, and a critically important one. Do your part by ordering educational materials for your patients today: http://bit.ly/KYD-order

Consumer

 

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Do you know if #acetaminophen is in your medicines? Check this list to start: http://bit.ly/comm-meds

Consumer

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Acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in America—have you checked to see if it’s in your medicines? Consult this list to start: http://bit.ly/comm-meds

Consumer

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The next time you see #acetaminophen on a medicine label, follow these 4 safe use steps: http://bit.ly/KYD-facts

Consumer

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When you see acetaminophen on an over-the-counter or prescription medicine label, remember these 4 key safe use steps: http://bit.ly/KYD-facts

Consumer

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You can tell what’s in your medicines by reading the label. Here's how to break it down: http://bit.ly/KYDlabel

Consumer

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It’s important to check the active ingredients listed on the labels of all your medicines to see if they contain acetaminophen. Here’s how to break down and understand your medicine label: http://bit.ly/KYDlabel

Consumer

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Child have a #fever? This pediatric dosing chart will help you give the right dose of acetaminophen: http://bit.ly/KYDchild

Consumer

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The next time your child comes down with a fever, consult this dosing chart to be sure you give the right amount of acetaminophen: http://bit.ly/KYDchild

 

 


ANHE

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
The Alliance for Nurses for Healthy Environments is the website for nurses, faculty, and nursing students to gather essential environmental health information, connect with nurses, faculty, and nursing students, and participate in the activities of ANHE.  Explore ANHE’s communities and start making positive environmental change today!


 TEENAGE SMOKING PREVENTION

Smoking Prevention Awareness Links

  1. How Nicotine Causes Addiction
    A nine minute audiovisual PowerPoint slide presentation on the Mechanisms of Nicotine Addiction. Although many physicians and nurses appreciate that nicotine addiction (which drives compulsive smoking) is the worlds deadliest chronic medical disease, most do not fully understand how nicotine causes addiction. The aim of our PowerPoint lecture is to concisely explain this.  Link: TSP Powerpoint Pres.
     
  2. Teenage Smokers Now
    A three minute video in which 7 teenage smokers confess how smoking has ALREADY seriously affected their lives in Sports, Dating, Health and severe Nicotine Addiction. Although they all wanted to quit smoking, they were unable to do so! Adolescents are uniquely susceptible to nicotine addiction and often become "hooked" for life. (See PowerPoint lecture above) Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWSR5ovPowo
     
  3. Teenage Smokers Now and Later
    An award winning 24 minute Health-Science Video in which each of the Surgeon General's Warnings as printed on packs of cigarettes (cancers, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, heart disease, complications of pregnancy) are presented as medically illustrated patient histories followed by explanations of how smoking caused their diseases (Pathogenesis). The patients (all but one from our medical center) wanted to warn adolescents not to make the same mistake they did by starting to smoke. Adolescents are uniquely susceptible to nicotine addiction and often become "hooked" for life. (See PowerPoint lecture above) Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfetYfRsq1k&feature=em-share_video_user
     
  4. Teenage Smokers Now and Later – Questions, Answers and ReferencesThe most common questions posed by adolescents after seeing our Smoking Prevention Videos are listed. This is followed by suggested best answers to the questions, selected best references and links to the references. Link: http://teensmokingprevention.weebly.com/tsp-word-doc-q-and-a.html

  5. Teenage Smokers Now and Later Handout with Take home Messages
    A Handout which includes Take Home Messages and images of handkerchiefs which were severely tar stained from the smoke of only  2 tobacco and 2 marijuana cigarettes. The medical significance of the tar is discussed. Link: http://ren.mededu.miami.edu/MD_Curriculum/Tobacco/Summary_
    Handout.pdf

     
  6. Consequences and Therapy of Nicotine Addiction
    A 25 minute audiovisual Powerpoint Lecture on the consequences and therapy of nicotine addiction emphasizing therapy by practicing physicians and nurses. Link: http://ren.mededu.miami.edu/MD_Curriculum/Tobacco/Consequences_
    and_Therapy_of_Nicotine_Addiction.pps

 

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