Violence is, unfortunately, something we have to deal with all too frequently today. From school shootings to work place violence, we are becoming a more violent society and nurses absorb a good portion of that violence, either directly in the work place or through treating patients who are victims of violence. To help support you, we've got a nice mix of articles for this month--from addressing mass tragedies like school shootings to advice from the Joint Commission.
The Illinois Nurses Association calls for ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment and urges state legislators to promptly vote for SJRCA4. Illinois must join the 36 other states that have ratified the ERA to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
The INA worked with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Labor and Employment Relations to study the rates of workplace violence nurses experience in the Illinois healthcare field.
When a nurse was horrifically held hostage and raped at Denlor, INA and other nursing organizations worked with Representative Stephanie Kifowit to create legislation to prevent violence against nurses and other healthcare workers.
We've covered the opioid abuse topic thoroughly here in Nursing Tidbits but in this issue, we are furthering our focus on this topic with articles on understanding addiction, the basics of Narcan and cocaine overdose symptoms.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on legislators Wednesday to require that state hospitals have a trained medical provider available to treat sexual assault patients.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Registered Nurse (RN) and Advance Practice Nurse (APRN) renewal period is now open through May 31, 2018. Renewals for professionals must be completed online via IDFPR’s website (www.idfpr.com). For your convenience renewals on the website may be completed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please allow 2-5 business days for the processing of online license renewal.
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The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) have been unwavering in their support of the 2010 law and its provisions to expand access to health care. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a major step forward in reforming a health care system that costs twice as much and delivers less than the health care systems of other industrialized nations. Americans have been flooded with misinformation about the ACA. I hope that this series will educate the public on the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act."