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October 2015

October 5-9 Pediatric Nurses Week The Society of Pediatric Nurses celebrates the specialty practice of pediatric nursing and the professionals dedicated to promoting the optimal health of children and excellence in the nursing care of children and their families. The week calls attention to the critical work pediatric nurses provide to improve healthcare delivery.

October 5-11 National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week This week is set aside to honor healthcare food and nutrition professionals in self-operated facilities.

October 6-12 National Physician Assistants Week Intended to support, celebrate, highlight and recognize the significant impact PAs have made and continue to make in healthcare. Held every year from October 6 to 12, the week is also used to expand awareness of the PA profession nationwide and to salute the outstanding growth of the PA workforce.

October 11-17 Emergency Nurses Week Emergency Nurses Week is dedicated to recognizing emergency room nurses. The week, which is sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association, celebrates the hardworking nursing professionals who care for those people most in need.

October 11-17 Healthcare Security & Safety Week and Officers Week National Healthcare Security & Safety Week was created to highlight the important role that safety and security officers contribute to the success of patient care in the healthcare facility.

October 11-17 International Central Service/Sterile Processing Week Starting the second Sunday in October, this event recognizes the important role that central service and sterile processing teams play in supply-distribution and processing of surgical instrumentation, as well as patient safety.

October 11-17 National Case Management Week National Case Management Week is always the second full week in October. It’s an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion and patient-care outcomes achieved by hospital case managers.

October 12-17 National Recognition Week for Hemodialysis Technicians The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists designates the second full week in October each year to recognize hemodialysis technicians who are involved in patient care, dialyzer reuse, equipment maintenance, kidney transplantation and administrative areas.

October 18-24 International Infection Prevention Week International Infection Prevention Week provides a focal point for infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, consumers, organizations and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its power to save lives. IIPW takes place the third week of October each year.

Need promotional items to recognize professionals in your workplace? HR Impressions can help. Contact Stephanie Hartman at 216-503-9061 or email shartman@nasrecruitment.com

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