Free CE from Emory University
In early 1973, the Michigan Chemical Company (Velsicol) accidentally shipped polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), a fire-retardant chemical, to the Farm Bureau instead of magnesium oxide, a nutritional supplement. This chemical was distributed to farmers mainly near the St. Louis- Alma area which as a result was most impacted by the health effects of the chemical. The PBB was mixed into livestock feed and consumed by cattle, pigs, and chickens, which were later consumed by humans. Contaminated farm products were distributed throughout the state until the accident was discovered about a year later. The complete fact sheet for healthcare providers can be found here: https://sph.emory.edu/pbbregistry/documents/PBB_Clinicians_FactSheet.pdf
MDHHS conducted a registry of those with known exposure and then transferred that registry to Emory University in the early 2010’s. Emory has created the 2.0 contact hours continuing education module listed below for anyone interested in learning more about this disaster, the impact on humans, and current interventions for generational health effects. It is free to all nurses and other healthcare providers and is available here: https://ce.emorynursingexperience.com/courses/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals
You must register using the above link and please note that the certificates will be issued by the Emory Professional Development Center and not MNA.
COVID-19 2023 updates
- MDHHS provides update as federal Public Health Emergency comes to an end
- Fact Sheet: End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration- What you need to know
Mpox: What’s new and updated
Self Care RESOURCES
DEI Health Care Resources
- MNA’s Black Men’s Health Resources page
- The Trevor Project: Suicide Prevention Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth
- Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations: Information & Resource Kit Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Aging Matters: Aging With Pride. Nashville Public Television
- Cultural safety involves new professional roles: a rapid review of interventions in Australia, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand
- Cultural Safety: Moving Beyond Cultural Competency
- Culturally Safe Care Resources – College of Nurses of Ontario
- Healing in pandemic times: Indigenous peoples, stigma, and COVID-19
- Indigenous Cultural Safety Resources – Association of Ontario Midwives
- Introduction to Cultural Safety
This course was sponsored through Frontier Nursing University and is available free of charge to anyone (and includes 3 CEUs for nurse practitioners). This is the course that was mentioned by the 2023 HOD CE forum presenters during their presentation.
- The power of talk and the power in talk: a systemic review of Indigenous narratives of culturally safe healthcare communication
- Why cultural safety rather than cultural competency is required to achieve health equity: a literature review and recommended definition.
Self-Care Resources For Health Care Workers
- Health Worker Burnout- The U.S Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Thriving Health Workforce
- Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to Nurses-Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources
- Self-Care For Healthcare Workers
- Support for Public Health Workers and Health Professionals
- 10 Best Free Meditation Apps to Give You a Sense of Calm- Readers Digest
Michigan and National Mental Health Resources
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and Michigan Crisis & Access Line
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health Resources for Nurses
- Mental Health First Aid
- 988 Suicide and crisis lifeline: Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Legal and licensure Resources
Substance Misuse / Chemical Dependency in Michigan Healthcare Professionals:
For concerns about any healthcare individual needing support to recover from substance misuse or chemical dependency, please visit the Michigan Health Profession Recovery Program website. The HPRP is a confidential, non-disciplinary program designed to assist licensed or registered health professionals recover from substance abuse/chemical dependency problems or a mental health problem. The toll-free number for the HPRP is 800-453-3784. Click here for more information on the Health Professional Recovery Program. There are also a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the HPRP in Michigan.
Malpractice: What are some common areas for malpractice concerns for nurses?
- Failing to properly monitor a patient and missing a change in their vital signs.
- Failing to respond to a patient in a timely manner.
- Failing to call a physician for assistance, when needed.
- Failing to update a patient’s chart with any changes in his or her progress.
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