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|October 10, 2017 ||
Working as a nurse is a rewarding but sometimes grueling job. After 12 hours of trying to keep your patients happy (and alive), you are both physically and mentally exhausted. If you don’t take the time to de-stress after work, you may find yourself unable to relax and go to sleep. In the long run, you could experience burnout or even health complications due to stress.
Last week we mailed out 216- New Members, 150- 1 Yr. Anniversary Member packets and 87 Grace period letters.
The Governor’s office has until Oct. 15 to sign or veto bills on his desk.
So far, he's signed:
We will keep you posted on further development.
- SB 554 (Stone) — allowing NP’s and PA’s to prescribe Buprenorphine
- SB 743 (Hernandez) — protecting reproductive healthcare
- SB 799 (Hill) — the BRN sunset bill; this bill was chaptered into law.
ANA\C was invited to present the importance of nursing advocacy to nursing leaders at Association of California Nurse Leaders — ACNL LA Chapter (Torrance Memorial Hospital, Cedars Sinai, UCLA, and UCLA Santa Monica). During our time there, we had the opportunity to discuss the recent legislative session and the intricacies of legislative process. We, also, discussed the importance of nurse leaders in hospital settings since they serve as role models, especially for new grad nurses.
We look forward to our ongoing cooperation between ANA\C and ACNL.
Last week, the BRN held committee meetings at LAX Marriott. All four committees made recommendations for the board to discuss during their meeting on Nov. 7-8 in Riverside. For more information on BRN meetings please click here.
Last week, ANA\C Founding Member and former ANA\C President, Elissa Brown, met with Gavin Newsome, Lt. Governor, former Mayor of San Francisco, and the current front-runner in the CA Gubernatorial race.
The importance of nursing advocacy and leadership is paramount, especially if we look at the issues nurses face every day; restricted full Practice Authority, safe staffing, or violence in healthcare workplace.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients:
Examining the Role of the Environment in Infections Across the Continuum of Care
This webinar will use a case study approach to examine the relationship between the environment, the patient and patient outcomes. Specifically, the presentation will identify factors that influence environmental infection control practices, discuss strategies useful to prevent contamination to and from the environment when caring for patients with infections; manage contact isolation for mobile patients and the importance of appropriate communication during transitions of care.
To register for the webinar or view the agenda, click here.
To learn more about the Nursing Infection Control Education Network, click here.
Based on our successful legislative cooperation with MADD on installing interlocking ignition mechanism preventing further DUI accidents, the Bay Area region (as far south as Monterey and as far as Humboldt County) is looking for retired nurses to volunteer in helping victims connect with resources & support and to advocate on their behalf. MADD motto is "to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking." If you are interested or know a retired nurse willing to help, please contact Brian.Gleason@madd.org.
A great line-up of women leaders participating including: Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary for Governor Brown; Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization & 2018 Candidate for State Treasurer; Jan Perry, former Councilwoman, City of Los Angeles; Heather Repenning, Vice President, City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and Suzanne Fuentes, Mayor of El Segundo (partial list).
Topics for the day long training include:
To purchase a table or individual tickets, click here.
- Getting Done – Women Leading in Business, Community, and Life
- All Politics is Local
- Diversity, Inclusion, and the Future for Women in STEM
- How to get appointed to a state board or commission
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Vendor Reception 5–8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Click here to Register
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove | 12021 Harbor Boulevard | Garden Grove, CA 92840
Click here to reserve your hotel. or call Toll Free: 877-999-3223. When you call, make sure to mention the group name: Men in Nursing Conference 2017
Reservation Cut-off Date: Oct. 20, 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Sacramento Convention Center Complex | 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA
Click here to register.
A hotel room block has been secured for the night of Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento - Downtown. The group rate is $95/night.
To make a reservation, visit the Sheraton Grand Hotel reservation website.
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October is a rich month filled with guidance and resources on Workplace Violence, Moral Resilience, Immunizations, and Infection Control. Given the recent events in the news raising the awareness of Workplace Violence, it is important for nurses to be prepared as well as develop ways to strengthen Moral Resilience. This month's resources include a host of webinars on Moral Resilience, Reversing Bullying in the Workplace, Getting Ahead of Sepsis, and Environmental Infection Control.
October also features a host of fun activities. Plan to attend ANA's Navigate Nursing Webinar on Moral Resilience, free for ANA members on Oct. 18, 2017. Join us for a Twitter Chat on #ProviderWellness Oct. 18, 6 p.m. ET on strengthening resilience in health care providers. Consider downloading Stop Breathe and Think, a free mobile app to help you find resilience within your everyday practice.
International Infection Control week is Oct. 15-21, 2017. It is important that nurses understand the necessity for infection control as well as the benefits of immunizations. The flu season is here, so be sure to get your flu shot! Please check out October for more resources on impactful ways to improve your wellness and everyday practice!
Join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge and share your success stories of unique ways to balance your work and life.
Do you engage with patients and health care consumers using technology? Do you have experience with the policy issues surrounding connected health, such as coverage and reimbursement, licensure, safety, privacy, and security?
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Department of Health Policy seeks a diverse group of applicants for the Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel to be convened in January 2018. This panel will convene for approximately 6-8 months in order to review and update ANA’s twelve Core Principles on Telehealth. The deadline for applications is Nov. 5, 2017. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An update with you from your colleagues in the Virgin Islands. As you are likely aware, Hurricane Maria came through the Virgin Islands just shortly after Hurricane Irma, and contributed to the already challenging relief efforts.
The following is a message from Joyce Heylinger, Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Nurses Association:
“Thank you again for checking in. As you are aware, the island of St. Croix took the brunt of Maria so that the entire USVI territory is trying to comeback from 2 cat5 hurricanes. Thank God for federal partners and other responders… I am trying to contact as many nurses as I can and learning of structural damages but spared lives... The needs are going to be many but undefined at this time.”
An overwhelming number of nurses acted in response to our message about the Texas Nurses Foundation’s appeal for contributions in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Thank you for your generous support. With more disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria affecting our communities this fall, the American Nurses Foundation has now created a broader ‘Disaster Relief’ fund.
This fund will support nurses in their disaster response and recovery efforts in southeastern Texas, the Virgin Islands, Florida and other states affected by the recent disasters.
The American Nurses Foundation and the entire ANA Enterprise stand in solidarity with those affected. We encourage you to join with the power of nurses everywhere to help.
We join you in sending positive thoughts and wishes for strength to nurses and the whole community. Thank you for your help.
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The Huffington Post
Prior to Hurricane Irma hitting landfall in Florida, Governor Rick Scott of Florida pleaded for 1,000 volunteer nurses to help at special needs shelters. In any catastrophe, nurses are critical in assuring the health of the public is maintained.
Nurses are not only essential in emergencies, but they are essential to the overall health and welfare of the United States. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024. Much of the demand for health care services will increase because of the aging population.
Medscape (free login required)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Endocrinology has added five tests commonly ordered for children and teens showing signs of early puberty, short height, or other hormone-related concerns to the 15 tests already making up their Choosing Wisely campaign. The lists aim to alert parents and clinicians to discuss tests that might be overused, especially among otherwise healthy individuals.
The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 percent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials said on Oct. 3.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 630,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a cancer linked with being overweight or obese in 2014.
Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has fallen since the 1990s, rates of obesity-related cancers have been rising.
Medscape (free login required)
Preliminary data from the first trial of a Zika virus (ZIKV) vaccine in human subjects, ZIKA-001, show that three doses of the synthetic GLS-5700 DNA vaccine led to binding antibody production in all subjects and neutralizing antibodies in more than half of samples tested, researchers reported in an article published online Oct. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Less than 20 years ago, health experts thought it was only a matter of time before measles was completely eradicated in the United States. But over the past 15 years, the disease has gained a new foothold in the United States, likely due to parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, a new study suggests.
Medical News Bulletin
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Sometimes, deficits after stroke that had previously resolved may reappear. This phenomenon, termed poststroke recrudescence (PSR), has yet to be fully characterized and understood.
Because little is known, it can be hard for medical professionals to distinguish PSR from other neurologically similar events, such as acute stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and seizures.
Joslin Diabetes Center via Medical Xpress
If you're one of the two billion people in the world who are overweight or obese, or the one billion people with fatty liver disease, your clinician's first advice is to cut calories — and especially to cut down on concentrated sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup, a sugar found in sweetened beverages and many other processed foods. Researchers now have found that mice on a fatty diet who were given high levels of fructose in their diet suffered much worse metabolic effects than those given similar calories of glucose (the other component in table sugar).
Medical News Today
Scientists may have discovered a way of reversing heart failure by getting heart muscle to regenerate itself.
They found that silencing a signaling pathway in mice that had developed heart failure following a heart attack activated a previously unrecognized self-healing process.
In a paper recently published in the journal Nature, the researchers, led by a team from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, report their findings about the signaling pathway, which is known as Hippo.
A pathogenic fungus that only recently attracted the attention of researchers has multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains that can cause untreatable bloodstream infections, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigator said. Even when the fungus, Candida auris, is not completely resistant to the available antifungal drugs, it can be a challenge.
Primary care clinicians have an important role in the health and wellness of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) adults and need to know best practices of health maintenance and disease prevention interventions. This article focuses on how exogenous use of sex steroids provided as hormone therapy and gender-affirming procedures affect screening and prevention.
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