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Nursing can be a stressful profession, with long hours and high levels of activity and responsibility, including caring for patients who are ill or, in some cases, dying. Although family, friends and other healthcare colleagues can provide a sympathetic ear, no one gets the challenges nurses face quite like another nurse. "Nobody really understands what a nurse does like a nurse, so those relationships provide support, and that support helps bring stress down," Benjamin Evans, president of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, told minoritynurse.com.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues for
ANA Massachusetts Night at Fenway Park!
Tickets selling fast – don't miss out!
Registration deadline: March 1
First come, first served!
(Right Field Grandstand seats: $22/$23)
Order early — event will sell out!
It exists – and we all know we must do something about it. Bullying is one of the most intractable challenges nursing leaders face in all settings – one that proves very resistant to our many well-intentioned efforts. A 2018 survey of ANA members revealed that 87% of the respondents had experienced bullying at least once in their careers.
This live, free, and interactive webinar will highlight actions you can take IMMEDIATELY to begin to lessen bullying and its negative impact on your staff. Don't miss this opportunity to join an intimate conversation with an accomplished nursing leader about one of our profession's most significant challenges.
Bullying will probably never be eliminated. Dramatically lowering the incidence of bullying, however, starts with the leader. There are actions you can take to begin, little by little, over time, to lessen the occurrences of bullying as well as provide help and support to the RNs who are vulnerable to being bullied. This webinar will give you valuable tools to begin to make a difference.
- Seemingly small actions you can take right now to begin to successfully address bullying
- How to get your staff involved in positive, productive ways
- Supporting and helping the most vulnerable populations: Early career and older RNs
- How "down in the weeds" do you get: How to recognize what is going on and intervene when you are removed from day-to-day bullying situations
- Self-inventory and knowing how you are perceived: You can't bully others into being more civil
Who should attend: Nursing Leaders in all settings
Our Presenter: Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Additional information: Register no later than April 10, 2019 at 1 pm ET to receive 24/7 access to this webinar so that, even if you can't attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time. A link will be emailed to all registrants the day after the webinar, so you can view the webinar at your convenience.
Exclusively for Nursing Leaders
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by March 1, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a mini e-book, "How to Address Difficult Communications...positively."
This program is informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.
Individual pre-registration is required.
For questions or group attendance requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Register today! Click here.
2019 Award Recipients
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.
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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Mariam Yazdi writes, "After two years of travel nursing, I bopped into my home hospital to say hi to the unit that 'raised me' and gave me the experience I needed to go travel nursing. I visited the nurse residency program, where new graduates were meeting to discuss projects they were implementing on their units as part of the program. I spoke with the group for hours, and towards the end, one of the new graduates voiced her concern."
Medical News Today
Researchers are worried about the fast development and spread of "superbugs," which are bacteria that do not respond to antibiotics. For the first time, scientists have found potent superbugs in the remote High Arctic of Norway, which they fear does not bode well for the future of antibiotic treatments.
The total number of global deaths from suicide increased annually from 762,000 to 817,000 between the years 1990 and 2016, a new study finds.
However, after making adjustments for asymmetric age group population growth across the 27-year time span, the researchers found that the suicide fatality rate actually decreased by nearly a third during that time.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Patient-driven abuse: it's a sad but true reality for nurses, doctors and medical assistants today. As a hospital administrator, keeping your staff safe is obviously an essential priority, and your organization no doubt has policies in place to make this happen. Are those policies as effective as they can be, though? Reassess your strategies by reviewing and implementing the following research-driven findings.
President Trump’s State of the Union pledge to end the HIV epidemic within 10 years represents a significant turnaround for his administration, which has pushed to cut funding for key programs and fired all the members of a council advising him on the issue during his first year in office.
As a result, some advocates greeted it with wary skepticism.
The rates for some cancers linked to obesity are rising among young adults in the USA, said a study led by the American Cancer Society.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Public Health, found rates rising for six of 12 cancers tied to obesity – colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, multiple myeloma and pancreas – from 1995 to 2014.
In some types of cancer, people born in 1980 to 1989 had double the rate of risk at the same age compared with those born in 1945 to 1954, the study said.
Despite an extraordinary array of scientific discoveries advancing our understanding of the human body, we still know remarkably little about the brain in general, and the nature of consciousness in particular. Setting aside centuries of philosophizing over what actually defines a conscious mind, neuroscientists are only now grappling with how our brains generate conscious awareness.
The goal of this new research was to try to identify a variety of neural signatures that can effectively indicate the presence of consciousness. This could, for example, allow doctors to differentiate conscious and unconscious patients suffering from brain injuries in cases where individuals are unable to communicate.
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare consumers and providers may not always speak of politics and healthcare in the same breath; however, these two powerful cultural and societal forces are often inextricably linked in multifaceted ways. For healthcare providers who want to have an impact in this regard, understanding politics and the political nature of medicine and patient care is paramount. A large swath of Americans may not be aware of the fact that many healthcare providers serve in local, state, and federal governments in a variety of positions.
Previous infections with dengue virus may have protected some people in an urban slum in Brazil from getting Zika.
In a study of more than 1,400 people in the Pau da Lima area of Salvador, those with higher levels of antibodies against a particular dengue virus protein were at lower risk of contracting Zika, researchers report in the Feb. 8 Science. “The higher the antibody, the higher the protection,” says Albert Ko, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health.
Good News Network
Daily needle injections may soon be a thing of the past for diabetes patients thanks to this latest breakthrough.
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin as a means of potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.
About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach.
A recent report suggests that half of parents of young children have been exposed on social media to fake news about vaccination, including ominous advertising on Facebook suggesting their children may die from the supposed toxicity of vaccines. Medical misinformation is so widespread that the World Health Organization has recently declared vaccine resistance one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. In Clark County, Washington, 50 measles cases have been confirmed and 11 more are suspected in an outbreak that’s still ongoing.
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