Whether you are in the field of business, medicine, or education, first impressions are important. Chances are, when clients come to a meeting at your office, they may have to wait a few minutes, so give them a waiting area that conveys professionalism, cleanliness, and respect. Give your waiting area a makeover with updated reception seating and reception tables. Reception furniture is available in a variety of styles and can found in almost any institution or commercial space.
HIPAA compliance laws have changed the medical industry and many HealthCare furniture products now must be HIPAA approved, such as privacy chart holders
that are used in medical offices.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website, Title I of the act protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of the act, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
The Administration Simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the US health care system.
Studies show that washing hands regularly can help reduce the spread of germs and illness. In some environments, plumbing isn’t readily available. With little ones, you aren’t able to escort a single child to the lavatory while leaving the remaining children alone. Now, with Jonti-Craft’s Clean Hands Helper, you can put a hand washing station where you need it!
This hand washing station features a self-contained, portable sink. It all starts with a 5 gallon tank for fresh water. The faucet dispenses the water using a built-in electric pump. You can even use the warm water which is heated to a pleasant 88°F thanks to our inline water heater. As the waste water flows down the drain, it is collected in the 6 gallon storage tank. All you do is fill up the fresh water and plug it in, it’s that easy!
Give honor to all of the hard working school nurses today on National School Nurses Day. With any luck you haven’t had to visit their office lately, but perhaps they could use some new school furniture for their nurses office. Worthington Direct offers institutional furniture such as First Aid Couches, all-purpose Utility Carts or heathly living Anti-Microbial Reception Seating. Visit www.worthingtondirect.com today and keep your school nurse happy and your school body healthy.
National School Nurse Day is a time to celebrate the nursing profession and the specialty of school nursing. On May 7, 2008, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) will recognize the contributions that school nurses have made over the past year. This year’s theme, “School Nurses in Action: Transforming School Communities,” is reflective of the global impact school nurses have on the health and well-being of students.
In the U.S. alone, over 50,000 school nurses are actively transforming school communities in limitless ways as they care for our nation’s children. The multiple roles of school nurses and the many services they provide makes them a valuable school and community resource. “In this 40th Anniversary of our national association, National School Nurse Day reinforces the need to share the vital work of school nurses in serving school communities and beyond.
The nurses support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students,” said Donna Mazyck, NASN Board President. She further stated that, “National School Nurse Day provides an opportunity for school nurses to articulate what they do to remove or minimize health related barriers to student success. We are school nurses; we support student success!”
Annually, NASN announces national school nurse awardees that have exhibited exceptional work throughout the year. The 2008 National School Nurse of the Year is Carol Cochran of Oregon and the 2008 National School Nurse Administrator of the Year is Rhoda Shepherd of Iowa. Schools and communities are encouraged to join with their school nurses in celebrating what they do on a daily basis to keep kids healthy and ready to learn. Most states have also identified a “School Nurse of the Year” and a “School Nurse Administrator of the Year” award winner who have made a significant impact on students, staff, and the community. For more information Continue reading