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The perspective of nurses regarding new technology integration from pain points to ways it can succeed were the focus of a panel discussion at the MedCity ENGAGE conference in San Diego this week.
Asked how they see technology empowering nurses, the panelists offered a variety of perspectives.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — ANA\C Business MeetingClick here to register!
Learn about ANA\C’s accomplishments in 2017 and work on current and future initiatives.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Education Session: The Nurse’s Growing Role in the Media
Presenter: Alice Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
We are very proud of our member Cecelia Crawford, DNP, RN a winner of the ANA\C Joanne Powell Award presented to her at the ANA\C General Assembly 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA. Cecelia’s Profile was recently featured in the Working Nurse Magazine.
To read the full article, click here.
CHAPTER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Association of California Nurse Leaders — Orange County/Long Beach Chapter cordially invites to you attend our upcoming meeting on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 from 7:30–9:30 a.m. It will be held at West Coast University, 2411 W. La Palma, Anaheim CA - Room 214. You may also conference call in with the number given after paid registration. Breakfast will be served. One (1) CEU provided.
Topic: Nursing Incivility: How to deal with bad behavior in academic and practice settings.
Ever wonder how to deal with that difficult colleague? Work someone who is passive-aggressive and hard to get a along with? What about the outright angry and hostile colleague that you have to deal with every single day? Come and hear from the experts about how to navigate these types of situations.
Click here to register.
In coalition and partnership with other CA nursing organizations, ANA\C gives you the opportunity to HELP a pre-RN nursing student in need of a one-time financial assistance reeling from the devastation of #NapaFires and #SonomaFires.
"Flo's Cookie Jar" is a cooperative endeavor of Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), California Nursing Student Association (CNSA) and its Foundation, HealthImpact, CACN/AOADN and ANA\C to support our future colleague(s) from withdrawing from nursing school due to emergency financial hardship. Thank you for your generous spirit.
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NHANES is a survey designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. To do this, the survey travels to 15 locations across the country each year in order to collect health and behavioral information on a representative sample of the U.S. population. In 2017, one of those locations is Solano County. As part of our preparation in each county, we conduct an outreach campaign through local contacts and organizations, the media, and local officials to familiarize them with the survey and ask that they help spread the word to encourage. Contact us at (Primary) Jacque DeMatteis (800) 210-3413 or (Secondary) Sherwin Bates (240) 328-4950
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.
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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The Office for Total Worker Health® within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is excited to announce that the call for abstracts for the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® is now OPEN. The deadline for abstract submission is Oct. 31, 2017. The upcoming Symposium, focused on the theme Work & Well-Being: How Safer, Healthier Work Can Enhance Well-Being, will congregate more than 500 scientists and practitioners from around the world who are addressing work as a social determinant of health through innovative research and practices aligned with the Total Worker Health approach. We are seeking abstract submissions for poster presentations, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions (symposia and brief scientific paper or practice/intervention sessions), and pre-conference workshops. To learn more and submit an abstract, click here. To learn more about the Symposium, click here.
Experience the truly moving stories of those who are faced with end-of-life decisions, alongside fellow nurses. Screenings take place on Nov. 1, in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Through the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, their loved ones, and the nurses and healthcare professionals who guide them, the conversation around quality end-of-life care is brought to the forefront. Defining Hope sheds light on these heartbreaking moments — Defining Hope honors you.
Nurses will receive 1.25 free contact hours for watching the film and completing the evaluation. Visit http://hope.film/screenings/ for additional screening locations.
Nov. 16, 2017 12-1 p.m. EST | Online Webinar
Learn how the opioid epidemic evolved and the interrelated legislative, policy, and practice implications in trying to address the dilemma. One CE will be awarded for attendance. Visit fda.gov to register.
If you have any question, please contact Sharon Morgan (Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANA is doing excellent work to drive membership growth. We were pleased to be featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Associations Now on how associations are using digital channels to acquire new members with a positive ROI. Click here to read more.
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A week after releasing new and generally favorable figures regarding hypertension, the National Center for Health Statistics has followed up with findings showing that another risk factor for cardiovascular disease is also trending in a positive direction.
Overall, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed the prevalence of high total cholesterol (at least 240 mg/dL) down from 18.3 percent in 1999-2000 to 12.4 percent in 2015-2016.
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
A group of gastroenterologists in Seattle is trying to turn a commercial flop into a clinical advance by tailoring computerized sedation to a system driven by nurses.
Virginia Mason Medical Center was an early adopter of the Sedasys System, a device that provided computer-assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) for patients undergoing colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Despite its advocates, Sedasys gained few users and Johnson & Johnson stopped selling the technology in March 2016 — just three years after the FDA approved the machine and about 18 months after the product launched.
MedPage Today and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The proportion of diabetes cases that go undiagnosed in the U.S. may be just 11 percent, much lower than previous, widely accepted estimates of one-quarter to one-third, a new study suggested. The previous estimates were based on an analysis of national survey data that used only a single test to identify undiagnosed diabetes, but the new study used a second confirmatory test, as per guidelines from the American Diabetes Association.
An ABG is a blood test that measures the acidity, or pH, and the levels of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from an artery. The test is used to check the function of the patient’s lungs and how well they are able to move oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. This test is commonly performed in the ICU and ER setting; however, ABGs can be drawn on any patient on any floor depending on their diagnosis.
Management of type 2 diabetes should include shared decision making, and patients should be offered individualized diabetes self-management education and glycemic management plans, according to a summary of a clinical practice guideline published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The authors provided updates on management within seven areas: patient-centered care and shared decision making, glycemic biomarkers, target ranges of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), individualized treatment plans, pharmacologic treatment in the outpatient setting, glucose targets for critically ill patients, and treatment for patients in the hospital.
Medscape (free login required)
There is no such thing as a typical day in the correctional setting. My day starts as though I am at an airport, going through the security checkpoint. In my office, I determine which hat(s) I will wear that day. Most days, I wear the "public health/nurse educator/consultant" hat. In this role, I conduct environmental rounds; collaborate with providers about the treatment of sexually transmitted infections; communicate with departments of health and other prisons; educate staff on modes of disease transmission and biohazardous waste; recommend plans of action for isolation and the management of lice, scabies, or bed bugs; and create and maintain records for accreditation.
Patients with advanced cancer may spend more time in the hospital when they have untreated symptoms like fatigue and depression, a recent study suggests. The study focused on 1,036 advanced cancer patients who had unplanned hospital stays. More than half of them had moderate or severe fatigue, poor wellbeing, drowsiness, pain, and lack of appetite, and more than 1 in 4 had depression or anxiety. Overall, these unplanned hospitalizations lasted an average of 6.3 days, but stays were longer when patients were depressed.
Kaiser Health News via Healthcare Finance
A growing number of patients and clinicians are concerned about overtreatment, which is rampant across the healthcare system. From duplicate blood tests to unnecessary knee replacements, millions of patients are being bombarded with screenings, scans, and treatments that offer little or no benefit.
By Keith Carlson
A new study by Reuters reveals that a significant and troubling nursing shortage is currently impacting rural and community hospitals around the United States. With the rising costs of healthcare delivery and operations coupled with an aging population and an increasing number of retiring nurses not being readily replaced by new graduates, certain hospitals are struggling to keep their heads above water when it comes to nursing labor.
University of Cambridge via Medical Xpress
Skin plays a surprising role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. While this discovery was made in mice, the researchers believe it is likely to be true also in humans. In a study published in the open access journal eLife, the researchers show that skin helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate in response to changes in the amount of oxygen available in the environment.
The emergency department (ED) presents a set of unique challenges for patient care, not the least of which is unstable patients who are at great risk for falls. I once heard a nurse educator proclaim: “Everyone is a fall risk in an ED.” From the elderly to the acutely ill, most patients in the department are at possible risk of falling, whether due to their age, their complaint, or the medications and treatment they are receiving.
New research from Ohio State University reveals more than half of nurses across the country are depressed, which makes them prone to medical errors.
More than half of nurses who participated in the national survey — 54 percent — reported poor physical and mental health. Nurses in poorer health had a 26 to 71 percent higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than their healthier peers.
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