Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia standard

By: Caitlyn Miller, University of Toledo About the author:  Caitlyn grew up in Celina, Ohio and graduated from Celina High school. She is now attending the University of Toledo as a nursing senior. She hopes to work in an intensive care unit in Columbus, Ohio post-graduation. Introduction Hospital-Associated Infections are big concern for the nursing profession. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the second most common Healthcare-Associated Infection in the United States. VAP contributes to increased death rates, longer hospital stays, and higher healthcare costs are associated with VAP. As patients’ frontline caregivers and advocates, nurses need to understand effective interventions that they can perform to avoid VAP. Research supports the use of nursing interventions such as: VAP bundle, continuous oral suctioning and ...

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Nurse Interview Forms standard

One of OhSNA’s goals is to help nursing students in Ohio learn about the many things that they can do with their nursing degree. With your help, we will be able to make this possible. Please share information about your experiences as a nurse by completing the interview form.  The information will be posted on the OhSNA website as well as our social media pages. Fill out the form by clicking on this link: OhSNA Interview Form Please return your completed form to at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your help!

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Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarships (NNPS) standard

Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarships (NNPS) was founded in 2011 by Tara Lancione . During the years she worked as an oncology nurse, she was profoundly affected by the courage of the many patients she served, leading her to form NNPS. Tara and the NNPS board believe that well-educated nurses are essential to meeting increasingly complex health care needs.   NNPS is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to empower, inspire and support the education of current and future nurses. The vision of NNPS is to support these nurses and would-be nurses in their educational endeavors through the awarding of scholarships to individuals who meet specific NNPS criteria. To date NNPS has awarded $24,000 in scholarships to seven deserving ...

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Member survey!! link

Our #1 goal at OhSNA is to be there to help you survive nursing school ~ every. single. day. We want to know what will help you the most, so please take some time to give us some feedback! Fill out our survey and let us know what you want to see from us on social media and the website. Thank you for taking the time to help us be the best we can be! Click HERE to fill out the survey.

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