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|January 9, 2018 ||
By Keith Carlson
The discussion over the preferred entry-level degree for professional nurses has been ongoing since 1964, when the American Nurses Association came out in favor of the BSN. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation mandating that all new nurses in the Empire State earn a BSN within 10 years of initial licensure. Now the conversation is heating up again, and nurses everywhere are taking notice.
The #EndNurseAbuse Professional Issues Panel will be dedicated to addressing barriers to reporting violence and abuse in healthcare settings. This panel will convene in March for approximately 4-6 months and focus on:
For more info and to apply, click here.
- Developing policy to address barriers to nurses and other healthcare workers reporting violence and abuse, and
- Strategies to strengthen “zero tolerance” policies
Dr. Candy Campbell
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM (PST)
Walnut Creek, CA
10 CE Hours
To register, click here.
Policy and Medicine
On Dec. 11, 2017, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) issued statements of support for several policy proposals focused on resolving the opioid crisis. The proposals included: limits on prescribing, a ban on prescribing of Schedule II opioids in an office setting, ongoing prescriber training, and expanded access to addiction treatment options.
The Medical Society desires to control Nursing Boards. The physicians of medicine really didn't like the national VA turff loss- and they are fighting back through the media.
Mary Myleen De Leon
Angelo Bambino Foz
Mary Nicole Fuentebella-Tanisaki
Hye Kyong Kim
Rosalynn San Jose
Advocacy is the act or process of pleading for, supporting, or recommending a cause or course of action. Advocacy may be for persons (whether as an individual, group, population, or society) or for an issue, such as potable water or global health. (ANA Code of Ethics -2015)
After Year of Ethics, Culture of Safety, and Year of the Healthy Nurse, ANA has declared 2018 the Year of Advocacy! Throughout the year, ANA will feature examples of members advocating for patients and the profession in various roles and settings, hosted at www.RNAction.org as well as shared through social media. The advocates’ stories will be paired with associated tools and ANA products & services. Each quarter will have a dedicated theme building from local to more global examples, but overlap will occur. More info to follow!
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Jan. 11, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. | Learn more and register.
Registration includes 9-multiple choice questions. This 5-minute assessment provides SBS USA with data to request support and funding for future RN education. Please answer to the best of your ability but do not guess. “I don’t know” is an acceptable answer!
This Webinar is provided by SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. with support from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AAMCN is delighted to extend to you a complimentary registration to AAMCN's 2018 Spring Managed Care Forum, to be held at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida on May 3-4, 2018. Up to 14 hours of continuing nursing education (CEU and CCM) will be available at the Forum.
This invitation does not cover your travel or hotel accommodations.
To take advantage of your complimentary registration, you can either register online or contact our registrar Jeremy Williams at 804-527-1905, or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Jan. 24.
The Spring Managed Care Forum will bring you the education, networking, tools and resources to achieve improvement in both clinical and financial outcomes. Please click here to utilize our conference website to access information on the program's continuing education objectives, special events, hotel accommodations and more. Topics will include the Future of Healthcare, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ACA Updates, Clinical Integration, Value Based Care, Contracting, Type 2 Diabetes, MS, Obesity, HIV, Pain Management and our popular Oncology Track.
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A reader asks, "Is it a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) if a group of patients who were in a class together are social media friends with the clinical staff? Seldom — maybe never — does anyone discuss anything medically personal. It's more of a support group that is just keeping in touch and perhaps sharing something they found on the Internet, such as a positive meme or letting others know if someone in the group has passed away."
Since becoming president and CEO of AMGA in October, I’ve spent as much time as possible listening to as many of our 450 members as three months will allow. You can learn a lot of valuable information and insight when your membership represents 175,000 physicians and legions of allied professionals ― from nurses to pharmacists to information technology specialists ― who treat 1 of every 3 Americans.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S, affecting more than 50 million people annually. Contrary to what some may think, there is no seasonal break for most of these patients, Janna Tuck, MD, an allergist with Allergy Partners in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, told Healio Family Medicine.
HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
Guidelines that recommend statins for more people for primary prevention of atherosclerosis are likely to prevent more atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events than guidelines that recommend fewer people take statins, according to a study published online Jan. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Most healthcare providers, patients, and industry stakeholders agree EHR technology has the potential to yield marked improvements in population health management, predictive medicine, and clinical decision-making. However, EHR use also introduces new risks to patient safety. A study released in October of 2017 found EHR use has been listed as a contributing factor to patient injury at an increased rate over the past decade. Poorly-designed EHR systems combined with human error have resulted in patient safety problems in an increasing number of malpractice claims from 2007-2016.
Critical care nurses who practice in healthy work environments (HWEs) report less moral distress and higher job satisfaction, according to new research published in American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). The findings amplify the call for hospitals and healthcare organizations to improve the work environment and address barriers to practice.
"Predictors of Moral Distress in a U.S. Sample of Critical Care Nurses" identifies specific organizational factors that hospitals and healthcare organizations can change, improving the work environment and possibly reducing the prevalence of moral distress among clinicians.
Jessica Bissen loves going to school. She’s not taking classes, but she serves as a private duty nurse for three kids in the Omaha area. She spends one day a week with each of the children at their school, and sometimes at their homes.
“We are taking care of their medical issues foremost,” says Bissen, a registered nurse who works for the home healthcare department of the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha.
The New York Times
Jake Creviston, a nurse practitioner, has been repeatedly mistaken for a doctor.
Adam White says the veterans he cares for as a student nurse at the V.A. hospital feel comfortable around him because “I’m a big burly guy with a beard.”
Glenn Fletcher, after being laid off from a lumber mill during the financial crisis, found a new career in nursing. And with it, “a really good feeling putting your head on the pillow realizing you’ve helped other people.”
U.S. influenza activity has significantly increased over recent weeks, and healthcare providers should be vigilant about diagnosing and treating patients with the virus, according to a CDC Health Advisory issued recently. According to the advisory, influenza A(H3N2) viruses have thus far predominated this season. Last year, vaccine effectiveness against circulating influenza A(H3N2) viruses was estimated to be 32 percent in the United States, and CDC officials expect that VE could be similar this season.
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