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May 2015

May 10-16 National Nursing Home Week National Nursing Home Week is sponsored by the American Health Care Organization. The day is set aside to recognize residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care settings, and the dedicated staff who care for them.

May 17-23 National Emergency Medical Services Week The American College of Emergency Physician supports EMS Week, which educates the public about the EMS system and its appropriate use. This year’s theme is “EMS Strong.” It recognizes every member of the EMS team, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, firefighters and police.

May 17-23 National Hospital Week National Hospital Week, the nation’s largest healthcare event, is a time to recognize hospital staff and promote hospitals’ missions of health and wellness. This year’s event is sponsored by the American Hospital Association.

May 17-23 National Medical Transcriptionist Week National Medical Transcription Week recognizes the critical role that healthcare documentation specialists play in the accurate capture and documentation of patient encounter information. Sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.

May 17-23 Neuroscience Nurses Week Neuroscience Nurses Week celebrates the work of neuroscience nurses, as well as highlights their influence on patient care to hospital administrators, allied health professionals and the community. The week is designated by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Recognition Days

May 6 National Nurses Day (See National Nurses Week, May 6-12)

May 6 National School Nurse Day The National Association of School Nurses has set aside this day to recognize school nurses in order to develop a better understanding of the nurse in the educational setting.

May 12 Florence Nightingale’s Birthday May 12th recognizes Florence Nightingale’s significant contribution toward the development of modern professional nursing. To honor her, National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week are celebrated during the week that includes her birthday.

May 27 National Senior Health & Fitness Day National Senior Health & Fitness Day, always held on the last Wednesday in May, is the largest promotion event for older adults. It helps promote the importance of physical activity for seniors. More than 1,000 local organizations and 100,000+ older adults will participate in local events across the country.

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