Space Nursing Society

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Space Nursing Society
A caduceus floating above the Earth among the stars with the society name and founding date encircling it.
Formation 1991
Type Professional organization
Purpose Scientific
Headquarters Palmdale, California, United States

The Space Nursing Society is an international space advocacy organization devoted to space nursing and space exploration by registered nurses. The society is an affiliated, non-profit special interest group associated with the National Space Society.

The society was founded in 1991 and has members from around the world including Australia, Canada, Czech republic, England, Germany, Greece, Scotland and the United States.

The society serves as a forum for the discussion and study of issues related to nursing in space and the impact of these studies on nursing on Earth.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12][13]

A NASA illustration of a medical emergency at a lunar colony

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  1. ^ Space Medicine Associates, Inc.
  2. ^ "Space Nursing Society prepares for future flights" Feature Story/Spotlight on Nurses -, 2006
  3. ^ "The Care Up There" Nursing Spectrum - September 26, 2005
  4. ^ "New Frontier" Nursing Spectrum - August 15, 2005
  5. ^ Linda Plush, RN and Dr. Eleanor O'Rangers of the Space Nursing Society The Space Show - Radio interview April 19, 2005
  6. ^ "Origins, Founding, and Activities of the Space Nursing Society " Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. 16, No. 2 [2003], pgs. 96-100
  7. ^ "Space: A New Nursing Frontier" Nursing Spectrum - November 4, 2002
  8. ^ "Perceived healthcare risks of space activities" National Space Society Roadmap: Social Barriers to Space Settlement
  9. ^ NSS Online Report #10 - January 2001
  10. ^ "Nurses' contributions to the U.S. space program" Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc. Journal - May 1, 2000
  11. ^ "Surgery in Space?" Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc. Journal - June 1999
  12. ^ "John Glenn gets space aged" Nurseweek/Healthweek - September 20, 1998
  13. ^ "Space Medicine: Developments in the science, status of regulations for space passengers, implications for space tourism and space settlement" 26th annual International Space Development Conference, "From Old Frontiers to New" - Dallas, Texas May 24–28, 2007

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