Illinois Nurses Association
The Nurses' Union
Nursing Tidbits - January 2018 Edition
01/11/2018

 Flu season is in full swing now and public health experts are advising that this year's version of the flu is quite virulent.  This issue of Nursing Tidbits covers the flu vaccine basics, as well as Part 6 in our series of articles on dealing with the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulations.  Take a look at the articles below and feel free to share them with your colleagues!


I hope you'll find these tidbits informative and meaningful and if you have any recommendations for topics you'd like me to cover, email me at mreyes@illinoisnurses.com.

Yours in Solidarity!
Marina Reyes, RN, BSN

Flu season is in full swing now and public health experts are advising that this year's version of the flu is quite virulent.  This issue of Nursing Tidbits covers the flu vaccine basics, as well as Part 6 in our series of articles on dealing with the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulations.  Take a look at the articles below and feel free to share them with your colleagues!

I hope you'll find these tidbits informative and meaningful and if you have any recommendations for topics you'd like me to cover, email me at mreyes@illinoisnurses.com.

Yours in Solidarity!

Marina Reyes, RN, BSN

 

What are the benefits of flu vaccination?
Flu season is upon on us earlier than last year so to help ensure you aren't caught off guard, we've included this handy primer on the flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu.Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults. Vaccine effectiveness for the prevention of flu-associated hospitalizations was similar to vaccine effectiveness against flu illness resulting in doctor's visits in a comparative study published in 2016.  

Nursing and the IDFPR: What You Need to Know
Part 6 - What to do if You are Asked to Submit to a Random Drug ScreenNurses who are subject to an investigation or facing potential disciplinary action by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) against their license should take that situation seriously.  Public disciplinary action imposed by the IDFPR will remain on your permanent record.

What is the Difference between Reactive Airway Disease and Asthma
Are you suffering from reactive airway disease and asthma? Airway diseases are highly prevalent in the world. Hence, it can be possible that you might get confused between these two diseases. Let's discuss the difference between reactive airway disease treatment and asthma. There are many people who consider these two diseases same but there is huge difference between these two terms and which must be clear to you.