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rninformatics has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Informatics, Oncology, IVT, Home Health.

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draft documents available for public comment

note the imminent deadlines for three draft documents that have been posted for public comment. please use this opportunity to proactively respond as part of the solution, rather than react to the problems later.

closes august 1, 2004 --- managing electronic messages as records (formerly: guideline for managing e-mail) (ansi/arma-9-200x) available

at:

http://216.197.111.111/standards/development/public/documentlist.cfm

closes august 13, 2004 --- cdc guideline for isolation precautions: preventing transmission of infectious agents in heatlhcare settings

available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/isoguide.htm

the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) is seeking comments on this new guideline that updates and expands the "1996 guideline for isolation precautions in hospitals" and applies to all health care, not just acute care, settings. you may wish to address your

concerns about what is missing (like placement and cleaning of pdas, keyboards, terminals, monitors) so this definitive directive can be helpful in your clinical setting.

closes august 13, 2004 --- ana principles for delegation available at:

http://www.nursingworld.org/practice/

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