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Release: March 19, 2003

April 8 is National Radiology Nurses Day

The American Radiological Nurses Association (ARNA) recently announced that its nursing specialty has received its own special day of recognition.

For the first time April 8 is designated as National Radiology Nurses Day. ARNA is the specialty nurses association for nurses who practice in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging environments.

The mission of ARNA is to provide, promote, maintain continuity of, and continuously improve, patient care through service to its members. The American Radiological Nurses Association is an organization of more than 1,500 nurses who work in the following imaging environments:

General Diagnostic
Cardiovascular
Interventional
Ultrasound
Computerized Tomography
Nuclear Medicine
Magnetic Resonance
Radiation Oncology
Mammography
P.E.T.
Research

Radiology nursing specialists serve patients throughout University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, the UI Hospitals and Clinics department of radiology offers training programs in various imaging techniques.

The 2003 Spring Educational Meeting for the American Radiological Nurses Association will be March 28-April 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACT(S): Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu. Writer: Harriet McClung.