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Start Planning SC Week Celebrations – 2017 Merchandise is Now Available! 
Join your peers during National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week), October 1-7, to promote the profession and recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare field. Visit www.ahrmm.org/SCWeek for more information on SC Week, including a list of celebration activities and the 2017 SC Week Promotional Toolkit.
2017 SC Week Merchandise
Check out the 2017 SC Week merchandise featuring the official 2017 logo and theme: Healthcare Supply Chain: Advancing Exceptional Outcomes.
Order by September 11, 2017 to ensure delivery by SC Week!
Local AHRMM Chapter News is Now Available 
Chapter News is now available and full of valuable networking and educational events, many of which are approved to offer continuing education credits. Read more about the work being done by members of the AHRMM affiliated chapters and join them for your own professional advancement.
Find chapters in your area to start connecting with your peers and attending local meetings.
FDA Class I Recall: Medtronic Worldwide Voluntary Field Action on HVAD System Controllers and DC Adapters
Medtronic announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the company's recently initiated voluntary field action related to its HVAD System Controllers (serial numbers lower than CON300000) and DC Adapters (all serial numbers for product code 1435) as a Class I recall.
Source: HPN Daily Update – May 2, 2017
AHA Issues Guide to Implementing Strategy to Ensure Access in Vulnerable Communities
The AHA recently released a one-page guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement a multi-step strategy to more closely align inpatient and outpatient services with the needs of their communities. AHA is releasing guides to the various strategies monthly through 2017. For more on the initiative and to access the report and associated resources, visit www.aha.org/EnsuringAccess.
Source: AHA News Now – April 28, 2017
CDC: Chronically Uninsured Rate for Adults Falls to 7.6%
An estimated 7.6% of adults under age 65 were uninsured for more than one year when surveyed in the first nine months of 2016, down from 16.8% in 2010, according to a report released last Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: AHA News Now – April 27, 2017
CDC Updates Pre-Pandemic Planning Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an updated guidance on using non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease and exposure during a flu pandemic. The guidance incorporates the latest scientific evidence and lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, new and updated pandemic assessment and planning tools, and links to pre-pandemic planning guides for different community settings. 
Source: AHA News Now – April 25, 2017
May/June 2017 Digital Edition is Now Available
The May/June digital edition of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, is now available! Read the latest issue focusing on UDI in Healthcare.
SCS&S Digital Edition
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