Issue: June 17, 2013

Published on June 17, 2013

Articles in this issue:

FDA Safety Communication-Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

Author: Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris* Published in Clinical & Quality

The FDA is recommending that medical device manufacturers and health care facilities take steps to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyberattack, which could be initiated by the introduction of malware into the medical equipment or unauthorized access to configuration settings in medical devices and hospital networks.  See attached.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

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Prometric - Address Change for Nurse Aide Applications

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

Prometric is in the process of consolidating several of their US operational facilities into a new state-of-the-art Prometric Operations Center (POC) in Maryland, scheduled to officially open at the end of June.  As a result, the mailing address for Nurse Aide applications (and any other communications) is changing to the following:

Prometric –NY Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Dr.
Nottingham, MD 21236

Prometric has updated the applications and Candidate Information Bulletin for all their clients to reflect the new address and they can be found at www.prometric.com/nurseaide. Locate your state for the most up to date information.  They will be forwarding any mail received at the St. Paul address for several months.

The phone number associated with the program is NOT changing.  This change also does NOT impact the locations/hours of operations of our testing centers and consequently should have little/no impact on your students. 

Questions can be directed to:

Heather Alexander, MSPM| Client Services Manager, Healthcare
Prometric
1200 Lenox Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

NYSHFA contacts: 

Nancy Leveille
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support Services
518-462-4800 ext 20 

 

Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 ext 15 

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DOWNSTATE COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Advanced Director of Nursing Course - Application Deadline 8/2!

Author: Gayle Farman & Rick Patterson* Published in Education, Foundation for Quality Care News

ATTACHED is the brochure, information sheet, and application for the Advanced Director of Nursing course being held in the NYC area from September - December 2013.  Application deadline is August 2nd!!!!  Space is limited, so we encourage interested participants to apply as soon as possible.  

If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Farman at (518) 462-4800 ext. 34 or gfarman@thefqc.org.

NYSHFA contacts:

Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 34

  Rick Patterson
Executive Director
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 19

 

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DOWNSTATE COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: First Line Nurse Manager Course - Application Deadline 8/2!

Author: Gayle Farman & Rick Patterson* Published in Education, Foundation for Quality Care News

ATTACHED is the brochure, information sheet, and application for the First Line Nurse Manager course being held in the NYC area from September - November.  Application deadline is August 2nd!!!  Space is limited, so we encourage interested participants to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Farman at (518) 462-4800 ext. 34 or gfarman@thefqc.org.

NYSHFA contacts:

Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 34

  Rick Patterson
Executive Director
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 19

 

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CLINICAL EDUCATION WEBINARS: Register Now for All Four FREE Webinars

Author: Gayle Farman & Rick Patterson

ATTACHED is an informational flyer for a “summer series” of four FREE clinical education webinars being held from 10 am – 12 noon on the third Friday of June, July, August, and September 2013 with Albert Riddle, MD.

Friday, June 21:  Cardiac Assessment

Friday, July 19:  Neurological Assessment

Friday, August 16:  Gastrointestinal Issues

Friday, September 20:  Infection Control


Please register online using this link:
http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/fqc/


If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Farman at (518) 462-4800 ext. 34 or gfarman@thefqc.org.

 

NYSHFA contacts: 

Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development, Foundation for Quality Care
518-462-4800 ext 34 

 

Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development, Foundation for Quality Care
518-462-4800 ext 19 

 

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