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Lend a Hand: Connecting Communities

Community Health/Disaster Preparedness Committee:
Thomas LewandowskiChair
Caroline Miller
Janna Boren

Publications
Awards & Honors Booklet
Guidelines for Planning


Memos


Imprint Articles

September/October 2013: American Red Cross - Cross Notes Newsletter

November/December 2012: Focusing on Prevention

Apr/May 2012: Shaken Baby Syndrome: Where you Fit In


Safe in Common is a movement of healthcare personnel committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. With the safest equipment, the best practices and the right culture, we believe all needlestick injuries can be prevented.  Read more              


Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarships 
Please visit American Red Cross for more information..  


Know Your Dose


Know Your Dose Campaign: Cold & Flu Rally
Throughout cold and flu season, Know Your Dose will be reminding consumers to double check their medicine labels before doubling up on medicines containing acetaminophen. Below are a few ways you can help us spread the important message to your members – a newsletter blurb and sample social media posts. I have also attached an infographic that tells the story of safe acetaminophen use during cold and flu season for you to distribute as you see fit – this infographic is a short way to visualize our safety message, and is also available for download at www.knowyourdose.org/cold-and-flu.


ANHE

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
The Alliance for Nurses for Healthy Environments is the website for nurses, faculty, and nursing students to gather essential environmental health information, connect with nurses, faculty, and nursing students, and participate in the activities of ANHE.  Explore ANHE’s communities and start making positive environmental change today!


 

TEENAGE SMOKING PREVENTION

Smoking Prevention Awareness Links

  1. How Nicotine Causes Addiction
    A nine minute audiovisual PowerPoint slide presentation on the Mechanisms of Nicotine Addiction. Although many physicians and nurses appreciate that nicotine addiction (which drives compulsive smoking) is the worlds deadliest chronic medical disease, most do not fully understand how nicotine causes addiction. The aim of our PowerPoint lecture is to concisely explain this.  Link: TSP Powerpoint Pres.
     
  2. Teenage Smokers Now
    A three minute video in which 7 teenage smokers confess how smoking has ALREADY seriously affected their lives in Sports, Dating, Health and severe Nicotine Addiction. Although they all wanted to quit smoking, they were unable to do so! Adolescents are uniquely susceptible to nicotine addiction and often become "hooked" for life. (See PowerPoint lecture above) Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWSR5ovPowo
     
  3. Teenage Smokers Now and Later
    An award winning 24 minute Health-Science Video in which each of the Surgeon General's Warnings as printed on packs of cigarettes (cancers, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, heart disease, complications of pregnancy) are presented as medically illustrated patient histories followed by explanations of how smoking caused their diseases (Pathogenesis). The patients (all but one from our medical center) wanted to warn adolescents not to make the same mistake they did by starting to smoke. Adolescents are uniquely susceptible to nicotine addiction and often become "hooked" for life. (See PowerPoint lecture above) Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfetYfRsq1k&feature=em-share_video_user
     
  4. Teenage Smokers Now and Later – Questions, Answers and ReferencesThe most common questions posed by adolescents after seeing our Smoking Prevention Videos are listed. This is followed by suggested best answers to the questions, selected best references and links to the references. Link: http://teensmokingprevention.weebly.com/tsp-word-doc-q-and-a.html

  5. Teenage Smokers Now and Later Handout with Take home Messages
    A Handout which includes Take Home Messages and images of handkerchiefs which were severely tar stained from the smoke of only  2 tobacco and 2 marijuana cigarettes. The medical significance of the tar is discussed. Link: http://ren.mededu.miami.edu/MD_Curriculum/Tobacco/Summary_
    Handout.pdf

     
  6. Consequences and Therapy of Nicotine Addiction
    A 25 minute audiovisual Powerpoint Lecture on the consequences and therapy of nicotine addiction emphasizing therapy by practicing physicians and nurses. Link: http://ren.mededu.miami.edu/MD_Curriculum/Tobacco/Consequences_
    and_Therapy_of_Nicotine_Addiction.pps

 


 

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Student Involvement in their Communities

The Benefits of Merging the Two Committees