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Dealing with daily human tragedies remains a hallmark of emergency nursing; and caring for children in the ED often requires nurses to take steps to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout while helping the patients as well as their parents. “We have real emergencies every day,” said Janis Quinn, MSN, APN, CPNP-AC, director of emergency services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a level 1 trauma center. “A wide variety of things can happen.”
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For the second consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” This awards and recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the field. In addition to her appearance on last year’s “Most Influential” list, Dr. Cipriano has also been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.”
A Wine Tasting Networking Social
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Boston Winery | 26 Ericsson Street | Boston, MA 02122
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
$30.00 students | $55.00 ANA MA members | $65.00 non-members
An optional full tour of the 10,000 square foot facility, a discussion of our wine-making process Five (2oz pours) of wine “tastings” and light hors d'oeuvres are included with the registration fee. *non-alcoholic drinks (soda and water) will be available
Join Us for a Day of Wellness!
NEW DATE: Nov. 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Danversport Yacht Club
Registration Coming Soon!
Become an active member —
Join an ANA Massachusetts Committee today!
Are you an ANA Massachusetts member who is looking for a way to become more involved in the organization? Do you have a special talent or interest? Can you find the time to work on a one time only project? If you are looking for new opportunities, then we are looking for you! Listed below are the descriptions of the various active committees for the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts.
Seeking Career Connections Guides
ANA Mass is pleased to continue our Career Connections program to help senior nursing students and new graduates who anticipate entering their first professional nurse position and announce the appointment of Jim Kernan as our new Chair. The aim of this program is to match a novice nurse with a professional nurse career guide. This is a great opportunity for nursing professionals to share their knowledge with novice nurses’ through this important transition period. We are currently seeking Career Connections Committee members and Career Guides.
Career Guides support and encourage novice nurses throughout their transition as they enter professional practice. The role of the Career guide is to guide entry-level nurses:
Once matched, Career Guides and novice nurses arrange to meet at a mutually agreeable time. The connection is meant to end when novice nurses find their first position.
- Identify possible entry level positions
- Critique cover letters and resumes
- Provide coaching for interviews with nurse recruiters
- Listen and support to novices’ questions and answer job-related concerns
To learn more about Career Connections and how to participate, contact Jim Kernan at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-356-4283. Please include your name, e-mail, phone number and present position. Thanks in advance for your willingness to serve the next generation of nurses!
To see the latest upcoming events, click here.
On behalf of the Graduate Nursing Programs at UMASS Amherst we would like to make you aware of a new course being offered at UMASS College of Nursing for Fall 2016. The course is being taught by Dr. Donna Sabella, Seedworks Endowed Associate Professor for Nursing and Social Justice.
Introduction to Human Trafficking: 597T
This course introduces students to what human trafficking (HT) is, how to identify victims, what health problems are common among this population, special considerations to be aware of when working with trafficking victims and how to access services for them.
Massachusetts Action Coalition | Future of Nursing
SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd Annual MA Healthcare Workforce Summit, A Culture of Health: Building Healthier Communities Together, will be held Sept. 30, 2016, in Devens, Massachusetts.
Who should attend? Nursing and Allied Health Professionals from all settings: academic, acute care, long-term care, home care, community-based, rehabilitation.
Registration and complete schedule will be available in late August.
The Massachusetts Health Professions Data Series: Registered Nurses 2014 is the newest report in the Health Profession’s data series from the Health Care Workforce Center. This update on Massachusetts Registered Nurses includes information on demographics, education, employment characteristics and future plans. It also includes information on advanced practice nurses (APRN) and regional distribution of the workforce.
The Series responds to healthcare reform legislation requiring the Health Care Workforce Center to review and collect data to assess the capacity of the health care workforce to serve patients. Additional reports in the data series can be found on the Center’s website.
For additional information about the Health Professions Data Series or the 2014 RN report, please contact the MA Health Care Workforce Center at HCWorkforceCenter@state.ma.us.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is launching a new, enhanced Online
Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and we need you, your Residents, and your
Delegates to register online today! The Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool
(MassPAT) will be available to conduct patient searches beginning Aug. 22 and
it is important for you to sign up for the new system prior to this time.
There is no auto-enrollment for MassPAT.
Please register online today: www.mass.gov/dph/MassPAT
Registration is open for, The Role of Standards in Preventing & Mitigating Health IT Patient Safety Risks, a Health IT Technical Workshop sponsored by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in Gaithersburg, MD on Sept. 7, 2016. There will be a panel: “Clinical Perspectives on Advancing Risk Prevention and Mitigation” and we are pleased to have ANA member, Dr. Nancy Staggers, participating in this session. There will also be a break out session entitled, “Nursing: Next Steps in Risk Prevention and Mitigation.”
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American Journal of Nursing
Human trafficking, also called modern
slavery, happens worldwide — and the United States
is no exception. Within our borders, thousands of foreign
nationals and U.S. citizens, many of them children,
are forced or coerced into sex work or various
forms of labor every year. Nurses and other healthcare providers who encounter victims of trafficking
often don’t realize it, and opportunities to intervene
are lost. Although no one sign can demonstrate with
certainty when someone is being trafficked, there are
several indicators that clinicians should know. This
article provides an overview of human trafficking,
describes how to recognize signs that a person is
being trafficked and how to safely intervene, and
offers an extensive resource list.
The Huffington Post
It’s been two years since my last post, which has been a good thing in my mind. The past two years have been tame and boring, hence the reason I haven’t posted. It’s only the stressful, I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out, give-me-a-hard-liquor-drink day that motivates me to write a post to release the monster inside of me.
Becker's Hospital Review
CMS issued a proposal in the Federal Register that would increase Medicare patients' access to services by permitting NPs and PAs to provide home care.
The proposal would revise the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, lifting a ban on PAs and NPs that keeps them from providing in-home care to Medicare patients. The administration hopes expanding the provider base will make PACE "more operationally feasible and cost-effective, particularly in rural areas or areas where labor costs may be high," the proposed rule reads.
Palliative care nurses spend their workdays in one of life’s most tender, difficult and vulnerable moments. In helping patients and their families at the end of life, these particularly resilient healthcare professionals can provide an invaluable service when they are mindful of their patients’ preferences and the responses of loved ones.
By Keith Carlson
The 21st-century healthcare and nursing ecosystems are complex, consistently impacted by the shifting sands of economics, politics and other factors. Nurse leaders cannot afford to remain complacent in this climate, and they need their employers' support to manifest their visions in times that call for frequent change and innovation. From the emergence of ICD-10 to changes in the evidence base for many aspects of nursing practice, complacency is a setup for falling behind the times.
Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, according to the results of a study published earlier this month in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
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