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Saturday, November 01, 2014
40th Annual Educational Conference

40th Annual Educational Conference, Anaheim, CA
October 29 - November 1, 2014

Happy 40th Anniversary!

For conference information, visit

Honor A Rehabilitation Nurse Or Group - Recognition Program Deadline

In the spirit of ARN’s 40th Anniversary, RNF is providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations to recognize nurses and teams that are advancing nursing science or practice outcomes with the Honor a Rehabilitation Nurse or Group Program.  Don’t wait, this is your chance to pay tribute and highlight their outstanding efforts in rehabilitation nursing.  Share it with their colleagues by sending in your submission early so your honoree(s) can be recognized on ARN’s website now!

Individuals, chapters or institutions can recognize those who display excellence in rehabilitation nursing, such as:

  • starting a journal club,
  • lean process improvement,
  • an outstanding research program or publication,
  • excellence in research mentoring,
  • valuable research collaborations,
  • evidence-based practice collaborations,
  • quality improvement programs, or
  • other outstanding effort related to research, EBP or QI.  

Honorees will be recognized in a variety of ways including:

  • On the ARN website
  • Rehabilitation Nursing Journal
  • Recognition at the ARN 40th Annual Educational Conference
  • Certificate and letter of recognition

For a minimum donation of $100, RNF will recognize the honoree by listing their name, title and institution along with the submission of the reason for the recognition on ARN’s website.

Access the RNF Fundraiser Form here.

Please email your submissions (in a word doc) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and mail your donation (check payable to RNF) to the ATTENTION of:  Susan Floutsakos, ARN, 8735 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 300, Chicago, IL  60631 by November 1, 2014.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
November Webinar

Learn How to Decrease Patient Falls and Fall Related Injuries within the Rehabilitation Setting

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
register now

2:00-3:15 pm ET


Featured Speaker:
Cookie Gender, RN, MSN, CRRN
Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer
CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital
Texarkana, TX

Rehabilitation patients are more likely to experience falls due to physical and cognitive impairments that accompany many rehabilitation diagnoses. Implementing evidence-based practices to decrease falls and prevent injuries involves input from all members of the interdisciplinary team. This presentation will discuss fall prevention interventions designed to improve safety within the rehab facility. Patient risk factors for falls will be identified, as well as post-fall analysis tools that will assist the rehabilitation team in analyzing the success of the fall and safety program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and classify falls that may occur within rehabilitation settings
  • Discuss risk factors that contribute to falls for the rehab patient
  • Discuss interdisciplinary interventions for reducing falls and injuries
  • Identify data elements that may be collected to analyze the success of a safety and fall reduction program

Learn more and register here!

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