Monday, December 4, 2017

40% Off Everything AAMCN Sale




https://aamcn.myshopify.com/collections/all/ 

Now until December 25, 2017, enjoy 40% off all AAMCN memberships, publications, and products at www.AAMCN.org

Membership can make a great gift for friends and colleagues. Imagine yourself and your friends attending our next forum in Orlando or Las Vegas together! Registration to our forums is complimentary for AAMCN members.

This sale includes the AAMCN Home Study preparatory course for certification in managed care nursing (CMCN), the Managed Care Nursing Practice Standards 4th Edition, and the Nurse's Introduction to Managed Care Nursing textbook.


You may be asking yourself, "What is the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) all about?" Click the link below for a quick overview of who we are and what we offer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDidwB7Zu3I


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Managed Care Nursing Leader of the Year Award 2017



The 2017 Managed Care Nursing Leader of the Year Award Winner is
Michelle Greene Rhodes, MHS, RN, CCM, CMCN!



Michelle serves as an Independent Coach and Consultant, focusing on Diabetes prevention through lifestyle change. She has partnered her business with the CDC as a Diabetes Prevention Provider, in which she participates to decrease obesity in her community. 

In addition to offering Life, Health and Business Coaching to Nurses, Michelle serves on the Mayoral African American Advisory Council for the City of Tampa, and she also serves as the Co-Chair of Health with The National Coalition of 100 Black Women. 

This year, she has authored two books that offer advice for the Nurse Entrepreneur. She also serves as a Nurse Mentor strategizing on career, business, and life goals with her 6 Mentees.

Michelle is an active speaker at various healthcare workshops. Ultimately, her goal is to decrease the health care dollars spent while improving the quality of life for her clients.

The Managed Care Nursing Leader of the Year Award is regulated by AAMCN's Leadership Council and is presented annually at the Fall Managed Care Forum held in Las Vegas, NV. Join AAMCN to participate in next year's 2018 Managed Care Nursing Leader of the Year Award competition! Visit www.AAMCN.org to join.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. 

Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one soon.

CO is found in fumes produced by portable generators, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, or by burning charcoal and wood. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. People and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing CO.

CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Protect yourself and your family by acting wisely in case of a power outage and learning the symptoms of CO poisoning.

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How to Recognize CO Poisoning

The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.

CO Poisoning Prevention Tips

  • Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.
  • Never run a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Keep vents and flues free of debris, especially if winds are high. Flying debris can block ventilation lines.
  • Never run a motor vehicle, generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine less than 20 feet from an open window, door, or vent where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.
  • Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi, lantern, or portable camping stove inside a home, tent, or camper.
  • If conditions are too hot, seek shelter with friends or at a community shelter.
  • If CO poisoning is suspected, consult a health care professional right away.

CO poisoning is entirely preventable. You can protect yourself and your family by acting wisely in case of a power outage and learning the symptoms of CO poisoning.
For more information, please visit the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning website. 

The original article can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website at https://www.cdc.gov/features/copoisoning/

Monday, August 7, 2017

URAC Public Comment Period



URAC is pleased to present draft lists of proposed performance measures under
consideration for addition to the Health Plan Accreditation program, Pharmacy Suite of Products (Community Pharmacy, Drug Therapy Management, Pharmacy Benefits Management, Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy), and the Telehealth Accreditation program for your review and feedback. URAC invites you to review these proposed measures and share your comments and recommendations with them during their public comment period, which begins July 18, 2017 and ends on August 31, 2017. Click the links below to view the measures and submit comments.


URAC regularly reviews and revises its measures to consistently align with current market needs, government regulations, and industry trends. By doing so, URAC demonstrates commitment to measuring and reporting on performance to offer greater transparency and increase consumer empowerment.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses would like to encourage you to review the URAC programs under revision and give constructive comments. You do have a voice in healthcare and its standards, so let it be known!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year 2017

Every year, the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) awards an outstanding member of their association who demonstrates great leadership skills and has made an impact on managed care nursing. The award is presented at the annual Fall Managed Care Forum. This year, the forum takes place in Las Vegas, NV and is being held at the Delano-Mandalay Bay Resort on October 25-27, 2017.  

2016 MCNLOY award winner: Clare Jarrard, RN, PhD, CMCN (center).

AAMCN members who are nominated must demonstrate trust, individual consideration, intellectual stimulation, courage, dependability, flexibility, integrity, judgment, and respect for others.

Nominations are currently being accepted until September 29, 2017. Members of AAMCN may nominate themselves or another member. Winners will receive an award trophy and one year of free membership with AAMCN. Contact April Snyder at asnyder@aamcn.org for a copy of the nomination criteria or apply at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mcnloy2017