Navigation Links
Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics Forge Emergency Preparedness Agreement
Date:2/10/2009

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics have negotiated a unique agreement which addresses working conditions during emergency response situations. MNA and Allina worked to develop plans to ensure adequate Registered Nurse staffing, the health and safety of nurses and other system issues in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic event, pandemic illness or response to terrorism. In preparation for those circumstances, the agreement establishes a group of RNs who would supplement existing staff. Nurses can participate through a workable and effective voluntary process that removes barriers to involvement and fosters worker safety.

As evidenced by the bridge collapse in Minnesota in 2007, nurses and other first responders go beyond their call of duty when disaster strikes. "What is not seen, however, are the heart-wrenching tensions and potential danger facing these heroes behind the scenes," said MNA Health and Safety Specialist, Elizabeth Shogren, RN.

"An overwhelming number of employers plan to rely on mandatory overtime or involuntary schedule changes for emergency response, leading to untenable options for nurses whose own family might be subject to the same jeopardy as other citizens," said Allina RN and Chairperson of the Negotiating Committee, Marie Stuewe. In contrast, the agreement with Allina recognizes employees' legitimate concerns about safety, liability and conflicting obligations.

"We think it's important to work with our employees to make sure they're confident their families are cared for during the difficult times this agreement anticipates. That peace of mind is critical so they can do their vital work and deliver the care our patients expect from us," said Dr. Penny Wheeler, Allina's Chief Clinical Officer. "Our goal, Allina and MNA together, is to care for the people who care for our patient
'/>"/>

SOURCE Minnesota Nurses Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. University of Minnesotas Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Experts Available for Interviews on What Lifting the Federal Funding Restrictions Will Mean to Stem Cell Research and to Patients Who Stand to Benefit
2. eFoodSafety Enters Research Agreement with University of Minnesota to Test New Food-Grade Antiviral for Swine Influenza Virus
3. New Super Bowl Ad Reminds Minnesotans: We All Pay the Price for Tobacco
4. Delta Dental of Minnesota's Tooth Fairy to Visit Iron Range Area Classrooms
5. AARP to State Leaders: Protect Vulnerable Minnesotans from Severe Budget Cuts
6. Salmonella Linked to Deaths in Virginia, Minnesota
7. Special Olympics Minnesota Launches Project UNIFY to Energize Youth
8. Minnesota Power Selects InSteps eDNA Historian Software for Enterprise Operational and Asset Health Related Data Management
9. Minnesota Dentists Announce Plans to Provide Free Dental Care to Needy Children in Minnesota
10. University of Minnesota receives $40 million for type 1 diabetes research
11. American Lung Association of Minnesota: Get a Flu Shot This Week -- Its National Vaccination Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... USA Medical Card, a leading distributor ... coincide with back-to-school and the start of “sick season” for many households across ... children are sick an average of 8 to 12 times each school year. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® provides information on defining what ... to look for and expect when searching for resources, as well as a ... Park, CA by CEO, Richard Weatherman and Co-Founder Piroska Zalkadi, AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® grew exponentially ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... next-generation customer communications archiving solution integrated with Alfresco‘s enterprise content management system. ... helps organizations save millions of dollars in printing costs by digitizing vast ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Elizabeth Callahan, ... one of the first in the area to offer RADIESSE® filler treatment for volume ... reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... A new episode of “Voices In America”, hosted by famous actor and voice ... There are over 100 different types of arthritis. One of the most popular is ... to shed light on this important topic. , Anyone who is nearing their golden ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:USA Medical Card Launches New FAQ Video During Back-to-School 2Health News:AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® Launches New Website for Corporate and Franchisee Locations in 3 States 2Health News:Introducing Next-Generation Archiving Solution PRO Archiver for Alfresco® 2Health News:Introducing Next-Generation Archiving Solution PRO Archiver for Alfresco® 3Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 3
... available everywhere in the Wadden Sea so you have to search ... where is the best place to go? Initially the food rich ... can find other animals of course and that gives rise to ... to consume the prey caught. , Takeaway meal , ...
... leading cause of adult-onset blindness, experts note , TUESDAY, Sept. ... their vision checked if they have access to health care, ... experts say. , However, minorities with diabetes or people living ... even when they know why it is important to do ...
... magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have found a new marker ... according to a study published in the October issue ... a potential functional, rather than structural, brain markerseparate from ... Alzheimers patients, said the studys lead author, Jeffrey R. ...
... BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 25 Cardiac Science,Corporation ... in advanced cardiac monitoring,and defibrillation products, today ... other lay rescuers from the Pittsburgh school ... defibrillator,(AED). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050913/SFTU139LOGO ) ...
... for research to improve health and welfare of ... companion animals and wildlife, ... for individuals or groups to demonstrate love,for and help animals via ... about 120 animal health studies available,for sponsorship. Animal lovers are invited ...
... ... Program Oct. 1, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, ... Minnesota,s major health plans and,ClearWay Minnesota(SM) -- is launching a new program ... patients who,want to stop smoking. The Minnesota Clinic Fax Referral Program begins,October ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Regular Eye Screens Spot Diabetic Vision Trouble 2Health News:Radiologists identify early brain marker of Alzheimer's disease 2Health News:Radiologists identify early brain marker of Alzheimer's disease 3Health News:Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators 2Health News:Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators 3Health News:Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators 4Health News:Morris Animal Foundation 2008 Sponsorship Guide Available, Details Current Animal Health Studies 2Health News:Morris Animal Foundation 2008 Sponsorship Guide Available, Details Current Animal Health Studies 3Health News:Health Organizations Join Forces Around Quit-Smoking Help 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Thousands of people will peacefully ... the opioid addiction epidemic at dozens of rallies across ... 2008, the United States has ... prescription opioids and heroin, yet the President has never ... worded letter to President Obama , rally organizers ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ALBANY, New York , August 31, 2015 ... Research report states that the global cardiovascular monitoring ... in 2012 and is predicted to reach a ... at a CAGR of 9.7% between 2013 and ... Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market (ECG, Holter Monitors, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 31, 2015  The departments ... an event today at Gaudenzia Concept 90 to raise ... drug overdose crisis in Pennsylvania ... treatment and focus on recovery through the Building ... many Pennsylvanians are dying every day to a disease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Obama Administration's Neglect of Opioid Crisis Prompts Rallies in Many States 2Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 2Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 3Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 4Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 5Pennsylvania Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Kick-off Second Annual Building Bridges to Recovery Initiative 2
... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12 As more and more ... spinal surgery techniques, the negatives of the spinal fusion market ... five years, the industry expects to see a steady inflow ... in the market. (Logo:   http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com ), ...
... Nev., Aug. 13 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: ... and the PDL BioPharma logo are considered trademarks of ... This press release contains forward-looking statements. Each ... results may differ materially from those, express or implied, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Frost & Sullivan: Innovative Products and Technologies Strengthen U.S. Spinal Surgery Market 2PDL BioPharma Receives Letter from Genentech Relating to European Patents 2
For the quantitative determination of human MMP-9/NGAL Complex concentrations in cell culture supernates, serum,plasma, urine and saliva....
... it is extremely popular to combine a Flat ... This combination affords the surgeon optimal viewing of ... pose. The Dual Light System has the ... As such the light can be purchased separately ...
... it is extremely popular to combine a Flat ... This combination affords the surgeon optimal viewing of ... pose. The Single Light System has the ... As such the light can be purchased separately ...
... is commonly found in Heart rooms where two light ... light head being used to illuminate the leg area ... a favorite in trauma rooms should there be a ... time. With 137,000 Lux output per light head ...
Medicine Products: