MNA Daily NewsScan, November 30, 2012: MNA Day; Flu shot or mask

30 Nov

NOTES ON NURSING

Simple Measures Reduce Infections Caught in Hospitals   Solutions included having patients shower with special germ-fighting soap before surgery, and having surgery teams change gowns, gloves and instruments during operations to prevent spreading germs picked up during the procedures.

Join the action for solidarirty, education, networking and community

Join the action for solidarirty, education, networking and community

MNA Day, December 6 – As our bargaining team negotiates, let’s show employers how serious nurses are about our profession, our patients and our communities.

Worchester Nurses Forced to Choose Between Flu Shot and Mask   A new hospital flu shot policy is causing controversy among the nursing
staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Jill Furillo, RN, Joins New York State Nurses Association as ED    Former ER nurse played critical role in winning first-in-the-nation safe nurse staffing law

LABOR NEWS

Carpenters Picket Doran for Use of Non-Union Labor    North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, based in St. Paul, is protesting Doran’s hiring of Waite Park-based Regal Contractors Inc. to hang drywall in Doran’s first non-student housing development, Mill & Main.

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