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May 2020 Celebrates National Nurses Month

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year beginning on May 6 and ending on May 12. However, this year, the American Nurses Association has expanded the recognition to the entire month of May. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. With more than 3.8 million registered nurses…

Posted on May. 6, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

As we prepare for warmer weather and fun in the sun, let us not lose sight of proper skin protection. Regardless of our age, sex, or race, we all need to be mindful of sun exposure and sun safety and understand how to prevent and detect skin cancer. How often should you examine your skin? Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the…

Posted on May. 4, 2020 in From Our Perspective

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Each year approximately 150,000 Americans die as the result of a stroke. Happening in one of two ways, a stroke occurs when blood being supplied to the brain is blocked (Ischemic stroke) or when blood vessels burst in the brain (Hemorrhagic stroke). When a stroke occurs, brain tissue atrophies, leading to disability, brain damage, death. The vast majority of strokes are considered preventable. Prevent stroke by…

Posted on May. 1, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Registry Spotlight: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Database

This month’s registry spotlight is on the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Registry. Registry Partners’ Pediatric Service Line assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their VON data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission.  Read on to learn more about the Vermont Oxford Network Registry….

Posted on Apr. 29, 2020 in From Our Perspective