National Nurses Week will be observed May 6-12 and promote the theme "Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit." It is sponsored by the American Nurses Association, which has declared 2017 the "Year of the Healthy Nurse.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hosting a national conference call on Thursday to help providers learn and execute requirements of the new final Emergency Preparedness Rule. The Medicare Learning Network will host the call from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET.
National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) will actually be observed for a week this year. The 50-state annual initiative promoting the importance of advance-care planning will take place from Sunday through Saturday, April 22.