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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inadvertent Ingestion of Wire Bristles From a Grill Cleaning Brush: Radiologic Detection of Unsuspected Foreign Bodies

We're expecting summer here this weekend, and I'm sure many grills will be fired up.  Be careful with your use of wire brushes and try to clean off the grill grids before you put the food on.  Also remember your food safety rules.  Keep Hot food hot (over 140) and cold foods cold (below 40).  Don't cross contaminate your cutting boards. While we worry about heating up left overs hot enough for long enough, the big risk comes because we don't cool our food fast enough before storing. Read more on the wire bristles and have a great grilling season.
Inadvertent Ingestion of Wire Bristles From a Grill Cleaning Brush: Radiologic Detection of Unsuspected Foreign Bodies

Monday, April 2, 2012

Train for Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification NOW

ASTDN and PHN section–APHA are working with the ACHNE Education Committee to develop three educational offerings that will assist PHNs to prepare and take the American Nurses Credentialing Center certification exam for Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN-BC).

1.)   April 11, 2012 (12:00-1:00pm EST)
      Educational Webinar

This hour long webinar will provide an over-view of credentialing and offer suggestions for preparation.

2.)   May 9, 2012 (12:30pm)
      ASTDN Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

3.)   June 9, 2012 (10:15am)
      ACHNE Annual Meeting, Portland, OR

These in person presentations will provide a more in-depth discussion of the APHN exam, how and what to review, and offer helpful study tips for people taking the exam. 
A study guide will be available at the workshop.  Facilitators for the session are certified Advanced Public Health Nurses. 

Those desiring to become certified or who have staff interested in taking the certification exam, are encouraged to attend.  Please help “spread the word” about these sessions. 

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Federal Funding for Public Health remains FLAT.

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the annual Investing in America’s Health report, which finds that federal funding for public health remains at a relatively flat and insufficient level.  And at the state level, according to a TFAH analysis, 40 states decreased their public health budgets from FY 2009-10 to FY 2010-11, 30 states decreased budgets for a second year in a row and 15 for three years in a row.   The full report, including several profiles of local communities putting prevention to work, is available at -