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You want to create the professional future that your heart desires, but perhaps you haven’t had much luck with standard career planning methods. You’ve tried coming up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions or setting SMART work goals, but by Valentine’s Day, you can’t remember them.
As a nurse, you’re someone who’s put in long hours in college to earn a degree so that you could pursue your chosen profession. You then clocked in many more hours working long shifts, on an often unpredictable schedule, in order to build a track record in your field.
Don’t stop now—you’re too valuable not to go after all your dreams in 2019. But maybe it’s time to explore a more creative New Year goal setting approach, like mindfulness.
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New This Year – Interactive Poster Presentation Session
Responding to Rising Challenges in Nursing and Healthcare
Friday, March 29, 2019
Royal Sonesta Boston/Cambridge, MA
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year’s conference boldly addresses how we are responding to rising challenges in nursing and health care – addressing nursing resiliency in the face of the opioid crisis and violence against nurses, and focusing clinically on concussion management and weight stigma. Attendees are also encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise related to innovations in practice, education, research, management, and/or leadership, as well as projects which have resulted in improvements in patient care and outcomes, nurse competencies and/or delivery systems. For more information, click here.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
12-1 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central | 10-11 a.m. Mountain | 9-10 a.m. Pacific
The Nurses’ Voice Network is part of National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), a leading membership organization in the United Kingdom (U.K.) representing the interests of primary care professionals.
With common goals in population health and integrated accountable care outcomes, the roles of primary care nurses and clinical Care Managers have been evolving internationally.
How do team-based models such as Primary Care Home in the U.K. and Advanced Primary Care in the U.S. impact workforce development strategies for nursing?
Please join HealthTeamWorks as members of the Nurses’ Voice Network participate in a roundtable discussion. Interact directly with panelists and fellow attendees to share learnings & compare/contrast the role of primary care nurses in the U.K. and U.S.
REGISTER NOW to join the discussion.
See the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, as they take on the Winnipeg Jets on Nurse Appreciation Night!
We have a special ticketing offer for $50 Balcony seats for all nurses and hospital personnel. Discounted Loge seating is available upon request depending on game inventory.
Please click this link and enter the promo code: NURSE298
Join your nursing colleagues at our 18th Anniversary Spring Convention
as we learn from the experts at the Annual Spring Conference
and celebrate the best of the best in nursing at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Royal Sonesta Boston/Cambridge, MA
For information on the ANA MA group hotel room rate, click here.
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Program:
Responding to Rising Challenges in Nursing and Healthcare
Join us as we hear from Nursing experts in presenting the latest innovations and evidence-based findings related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and practice implications regarding the opioid crisis, concussion, nurse resiliency, weight stigma, and violence against nurses. Content will include physical aspects, psychosocial impact, recent trends, current research and evidence-based findings, nursing assessment, and implications for professional practice.
4:30 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner and cocktail reception:
celebrate the past, present and future of nursing in Massachusetts!
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities: ANA Massachusetts Spring Conference and Awards Dinner
For more information, click here.
Register today! Click here.
Friday, June 7, 2019
ANA Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit
Annual Spring Symposium
The World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare Management will meet on June 19-20, 2019 in Venice, Italy.
20% discount on registration
Certificate of accreditation by the International Organizing Committee (IOCM)
Abstracts will be published in conference souvenirs & international journals
Group Discounts Available!
Please feel free to contact Juliana Katelyn for further queries.
We need your help! Send a letter (its all done for you, just add your name!) to Support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp Service Recognition Act.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, a heroic group of nurses who served in World War II. These nurses are the only uniformed corps members from that war who have not been recognized as veterans.
The bipartisan United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act was introduced Dec. 7 in the Senate and would right this wrong and finally honor these nurses' valiant service to our country, but it needs your help to move forward.
Use our online form to send a letter to your Senator urging them to support the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act and recognize the sacrifices these nurses have made.
Ten different bills have been introduced since 1995 aiming to give these nurses the credit they deserve – and none have passed. This new bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA) and Senator Daines (R-MT), is our best chance to honor nurse cadets and the critical role they played.
Send your letter of support now.
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Harvard School of Public Health
Burnout among the nation’s physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association has deemed the condition a public health crisis. The paper includes directives aimed toward curbing the prevalence of burnout among physicians and other care providers, including the appointment of an executive-level chief wellness officer at every major healthcare organization, proactive mental health treatment and support for caregivers experiencing burnout, and improvements to the efficiency of electronic health records.
The anti-vaccination movement made the list of the World Health Organization's top threats to global health in 2019. The organization said some people's reluctance or refusal to vaccinate threatens to reverse progress made against a host of preventable diseases.
"Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease — it currently prevents two to three million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved," WHO said in a statement.
It’s easy to think of antibiotics as a default first step in treating whatever ambiguous cold-like illness you have this winter. But in recent years, as we’ve come to fully grasp how dangerous antibiotic resistance is, the healthcare world has tried to shift away from handing out prescriptions to everyone who walks in the door. Except it may not be going so well.
By Scott E. Rupp
A new report by Oliver Wyman says that women may take three to five years longer than men to reach CEO-level positions across different types of industries despite their making up to 80 percent of buying and usage decisions in healthcare. For healthcare specifically, women are absent from the C-suite, making up only about 30 percent of senior leadership and just 13 percent of CEOs. These meager numbers don’t match the number of women in the workforce, however, who represent as much as 65 percent of it.
Kaiser Health News
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals a seemingly endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care.
It didn’t start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for “ideas and dreams,” “wedding donations and honeymoon registry” or “special occasions.” A spokeswoman said the bulk of collection efforts from the first year were “related to charities and foundations.” A category for medical needs existed, but it was farther down the list.
In the nine years since, campaigns to pay for healthcare have reaped the most cash. Of the $5 billion the company says it has raised, about a third has been for medical expenses from more than 250,000 medical campaigns conducted annually.
A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed.
Hereditary hemochromatosis — a genetic condition which leads to a toxic build-up of iron in the body — was previously thought to be a low-level health risk. However, a new study, published in the British Medical Journal, has revealed that the condition in fact quadruples the risk of liver disease and doubles the risk of arthritis and frailty in older demographics.
It also leads to a higher risk of chronic pain and diabetes.
Many Americans who’ve been told they have a penicillin allergy may been misdiagnosed. A new report finds that of the roughly 32 million who are reported to have a penicillin allergy, most can take it safely.
"A lot of times what happens is people mischaracterize an adverse reaction with an allergic reaction," Dr. Natalie Azar told TODAY. "Someone might have nausea or an upset stomach and call that an allergy."
By Lynn Hetzler
Opioids are invaluable for treating chronic cancer pain, post-surgical pain and severe acute pain, but the results of a new study suggest that opioids may not be as good at reducing chronic noncancer pain. The dangers of opioid overprescribing are increasingly evident, as is the need to gain greater understanding of when opioids are likely to be effective. In short, research found that opioids provided small improvements in pain, sleep quality and physical functioning compared to a placebo, but the differences between the two pain relievers did not meet minimally important difference standards.
While it has long been understood how nerves signal pain to the brain, scientists haven't known how the brain adds a layer of unpleasantness.
Findings of a study published in Science offer an answer. A research team from Stanford University pinpointed the neurons in mouse brains that make pain hurt and were able to alter these neurons in a way that reduced the unpleasantness of pain without eliminating the sensation. The study lays the groundwork for future research into more targeted pain treatments.
The Weather Network
It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked.
Premenopausal women exposed to high levels of air pollution have a 30 percent increased risk for breast cancer, according to a paper in Environmental Epidemiology published by Paul Villeneuve, a professor of occupational and environmental health at Carleton University, and his research team last year.
This should trigger a wake-up call, given that we tend to think of breast cancer as a disease of aging women.
We've all heard about techniques to get us more physically active — take the stairs, park the car a bit further from your destination, get up and march in place for a minute or two when standing or sitting at a desk.
Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking or cleaning may make a difference in brain health in our 70s and 80s.
"Exercise is an inexpensive way to improve health and our study shows it may have a protective effect on the brain," says Dr. Aron S. Buchman with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who led the study.
Previous research found just 45 minutes of walking three days a week actually increased brain volume among individuals 65 and older.
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