Monmouth County officials ask for volunteers, donations of needed supplies

CentralJersey.com During a press conference on March 25, Monmouth County officials requested donations for what they said are desperately needed supplies and announced a donation drop-off site. Officials also discussed county operations and the upcoming elections during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak... “People who are overwhelmed with uncertainty and experiencing anxiety may feel uncomfortable calling the Monmouth County Health Department hotline because they do not want anyone to think they are in a crisis situation,” said Freeholder Susan M. Kiley. “Currently, Monmouth ACTS is working on a phone number for anyone who needs emotional assistance to call to discuss this challenging…
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County to promote shared services and Monmouth ACTS to municipalities

TAPinto.net Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to Shared Services, and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to Human Services and Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services), will be attending municipal council meetings throughout the year to discuss potential shared service agreements, the Monmouth ACTS program and stigma-free resolutions as part of the Shared Services/Monmouth ACTS Roadshow. Read more here.
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Revised Brookdale Nursing Curriculum Better Prepares Graduates to Address Growing Opioid Crisis

InsiderNJ New Jersey’s growing opioid crisis has created knowledge gaps and training challenges for health care professionals. “Addiction is not just a care issue for nurses working in corrections or drug rehab,” says Rosemary Smentkowski, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, a psychiatric nurse practitioner certified in addiction nursing, and an adjunct professor at Georgian Court and Monmouth Universities. “Regardless of where they work, all nurses are addictions nurses, and we need to prepare them to identify this disease,” she says, noting that this critical area of study is not yet included in many schools’ curricula. Read more here.
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Revised Brookdale Nursing Curriculum Better Prepares Graduates to Address Growing Opioid Crisis

New Jersey’s growing opioid crisis has created knowledge gaps and training challenges for health care professionals.  “Addiction is not just a care issue for nurses working in corrections or drug rehab,” says Rosemary Smentkowski, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, a psychiatric nurse practitioner certified in addiction nursing, and an adjunct professor at Georgian Court and Monmouth Universities. “Regardless of where they work, all nurses are addictions nurses, and we need to prepare them to identify this disease,” she says, noting that this critical area of study is not yet included in many schools’ curricula. Smentkowski, the only registered nurse on Monmouth…
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Monmouth ACTS on “Welcome to SCAN”

SCAN NJ TV This month guest host, Pat Bohse, Executive Director of SCAN sits down with Sue Kiley from the Monmouth Board of Chosen Freeholders to talk about the Monmouth ACTS program. Monmouth ACTS is an important initiative to enhance access to services that are available in the community based on need. Tune in to learn more!
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‘Ready Go’ Evacuation Bags for Seniors, Disabled Available in Belmar on Friday, January 10

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como Monmouth County will distribute free emergency evacuation bags to seniors and people with disabilities on Friday, January 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belmar Municipal Building. The “Ready Go” bags contain items that are designed to help individuals decide what to take at a moment’s notice in an emergency or natural disaster. These include checklists for medical conditions and vital documents, a list of emergency contacts, emergency preparedness information for seniors, the disabled and pets, and even a magnifier in case eyeglasses are left behind. Read more here.
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