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Caring is the cornerstone of the nursing profession. Yet, nurses are often on the receiving end of uncaring behavior. Over 50 percent of 3,765 nurses and nursing students experienced verbal abuse in a 12-month period, according to the 2014 American Nurses' Association Health Risk Appraisal survey.And bullying causes harm to more than just the victim. A December study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found workplace bullying increases employees' psychological distress and intent to leave their job—even for workers who aren't personally being bullied.
April 29, 2019 | Registration opens soon!
Each year, ANA\C presents a dynamic educational conference in Sacramento to open the world of politics and legislation in a friendly and easy to understand venue. The goal of this conference is to provide the tools nurses need to effectively participate in the legislative process and support the nursing agenda throughout the state of California. Strengthening the voice of nursing can and will protect and enhance the nursing profession as well as nursing's position in the political and regulatory arenas.
Together we can break the barriers between nurses and elected officials!
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Have an interesting article you would like to share with nurses in California? Take this opportunity and submit it to TheNursingVoice@anacalifornia.org by Feb. 10, 2019 to be considered by the ANA\C Editorial Task Force. The first issue will be published in April 2019 and we are pleased to continue with our established features such as Ask Flo, BOD Member articles, President Address, ED Report, and APRN Corner.
We are excited to announce two new features as well: PHN Corner and New Nurse Corner. We are also working on Guest Corner, CNSA Corner, and Coalition(s) Corner, giving opportunities to our coalition/project partners to connect directly with you in order to strengthen our cooperation in advancing the profession of nursing and the health and wellbeing of all Californians.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at SJSU is a 5 semester, 37 unit post-Master's practice doctorate program. Doctoral students explore a practice-related Quality Improvement or Evidence-based area of study for their DNP Project. The program includes curriculum in leadership, outcomes and evaluation and translation of evidence into practice.
As severe winter storms continue to traverse the country, and cold and flu season is in full swing, the one-two punch is hitting blood centers hard and drastically impacting community blood supplies.
Currently, there's a critical need for platelets and type O blood donations; however, all blood types are needed. Donors are strongly encouraged to give blood in the coming days to immediately rebuild the community blood supply. Please call your local blood center today to schedule an appointment. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.
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During disasters, nurses are often compelled by their duty to care for others while trying to balance care for themselves and their families. Care for the Caregiver makes sure that they are prepared before, during and after disasters to stay well and continue doing great work saving lives. The resources are free and can empower nurses. Find out more.
Get your nursing team motivated to live a healthy lifestyle with all-new products from Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™! The ANA e-store now features a selection of fitness shirts, water bottles, and pins that will inspire your nurses to stay fit and healthy. The best part? The more you buy, the more you save.
Shop HNHN products today!
March 16-17, 2019
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
1333 Veterans Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
ANA\C members will receive the $150 off registration. Use code: ANA150
Deadline to register is Feb. 15, 2019
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The Wound Certification Prep Course (WCPC) is a two-day, intensive course on wound management for clinicians interested in preparing for the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP® board certification exams, becoming re-certified or wanting to advance their understanding in wound care and wound management. Taught by an interdisciplinary panel of ABWM-certified wound specialists, WCPC is the only recommended review course by the ABWM Foundation offering a convenient way to become certified on-site after the two-day course.
- Covers the essentials to become wound care-certified
- Earn up to 17 CME/CE/CECHs
- Taught by an interdisciplinary panel of ABWM Certified Wound Specialists
- Improves your chances of passing the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP® board certification exam
- Only course recommended by the ABWM Foundation
- Convenient 2-day format
- Convenience of applying, scheduling and taking the exam onsite after the course
- Certification lasts 10 years
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We invite you to submit an abstract for Healthcare Con 2019. Held over three days at Stanford University, this event will showcase the best research, education, innovation, and evidence-based improvement activities undertaken by colleagues from throughout the nation. Abstract details are provided at the link provided. Abstracts are due by Feb. 15, 2019.
Time is almost up to take advantage of this AMAZING deal from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)!
As a thank you for being a loyal member of ANA, you'll save $225 off any ANCC-APRN certification when you apply online. Don't wait – this offer expires Jan. 31, 2019!
ANCC-APRN certification is the bridge between graduation and employment. Get certified today, save money, and show the world you're ready!
The California Women Lead Board of Directors has announced the 2019 "Making our Vision of Equality a Reality" (MOVER) Awards.
The MOVER Awards will be presented Feb. 6, 2019 at the California Women Lead Annual Legislative Reception at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
The Citizen Hotel | 926 J Street | Sacramento, California 95814 | 6:00 p.m.
Members $45 | Non-members $90 | Prices increase after Jan. 31, 2019
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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, a heroic group of nurses who served in World War II – and these nurses are the only uniformed corps members from that war who haven’t been recognized as veterans.
You can help change that and give these nurses their due.
The bipartisan United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act was just introduced 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!
Send your letter now: tell your Senators to support the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act and recognize the sacrifice these nurses have made.
These nurses filled an urgent need during the war efforts by ensuring that there were trained healthcare professionals at home and abroad – and paved the way for how nursing and nurse training evolved in the U.S. in the process.
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.
Thanks in advance for helping ensure that these nurses’ service to their country isn’t forgotten.
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Join the cutting edge of nursing at the 2019 ANA Quality and Innovation Conference. Get hands-on experience with the top innovations in nursing, learn about the next big tech advancement in health care, and help redefine what quality nursing looks like. Don’t miss out on the nation’s leading event for nursing innovation!
NEW THIS YEAR: For the first time ever, registering for the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference gives you complete access to the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®. Enhance your conference experience and attend sessions across both conferences for a truly customized and immersive event.
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From taking the time to find quality, comfortable work shoes to eating healthy and getting proper rest, self-care is an important part of being a top-notch nurse to your patients. This year, make it a top priority. “As nurses we’re no strangers to things like stress, burnout or compassion fatigue, nor are we unfamiliar with physical, emotional or mental exhaustion,” writes Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN in her article. “But we can’t just say, ‘it goes with the territory,’ because it doesn’t need to. Self-care can be the antidote that can help decrease each of those things, but the first step is to give yourself permission for that self-care.”
Teenagers are taking up vaping nicotine and marijuana at an unprecedented clip, even as Generation Z continues to move away from drugs and tobacco use more generally.
More than one in three high school seniors reported having tried an electronic nicotine vaporizer such as a Juul, and more than one in five has vaped nicotine in the last month, according to the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, released in December 2018.
Five clones of a gene-edited long-tailed macaque with several symptoms of genetic disease have been successfully bred, announced a team of scientists in Shanghai this week. The original monkey had been altered with CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to give its clones a disrupted circadian rhythm so that scientists can learn how to treat humans with related disorders. The psychological effects of the gene editing on the monkeys has, unsurprisingly, raised concerns among ethicists.
By Tammy Adams
It's the new year. Many people are integrating new habits into their lives to help them reach their health and wellness goals. The rise in popularity of intermittent fasting as part of an overall wellness plan has people researching, Googling and seeking out information on fasting more than ever before. In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscles, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases.
About a third of all U.S. deliveries are by C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Anywhere from 6 to 18 percent of those [women] will end up with chronic pain in their scar," says Jennifer Wasserman, a physical therapist who studies chronic pain after C-sections.
Chronic pain is just one health concern women can struggle with after giving birth. Some, who have complicated pregnancies or deliveries, can also see long-lasting effects to their physical and mental health.
The cost of insulin for a person with Type 1 diabetes nearly doubled in the span of five years, according to a new study.
The nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute found the annual cost for the typical patient went from $2,864 in 2012 to $5,705 in 2016. That's an increase of 99.2 percent.
According to Reuters, the numbers are the combined amounts paid by both the patient and their insurance. Rebates paid later were not included. The skyrocketing cost of insulin has led to stories of people rationing the drug in order to make ends meet, putting their own lives in danger.
Medical News Today
A new study has found that some people exposed to a certain toxic metal as children may face poor mental health as adults. This finding may have far-reaching implications for all populations exposed to this risk factor. According to the World Health Organization, "there is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe." In time, ingested lead particles tend to accumulate in a person's bones, brain, and other organs, increasing the risk of health problems, including high blood pressure and damage to the kidneys.
Lead that accumulates in the body can also disrupt the central nervous system, and some studies have linked lead exposure during childhood with behavioral and intelligence deficits.
By Denise A. Valenti
Over 15 years ago, one of the nation’s foremost glaucoma specialists provocatively asked in a review paper, "Glaucoma: Ocular Alzheimer's disease?" Animal studies have shown a high rate of the amyloid precursor molecules, which are attributed to Alzheimer’s disease, to also be a factor in induced glaucoma. A recently published research study adds yet another common element for the two diseases. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that there were racial differences in the cerebrospinal fluid concentration of tau protein between African-American and white individuals.
Anyone in the habit of taking a daily aspirin should know the risks involved, say the researchers behind a new study: while it reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, it raises the risk of severe internal bleeding. The new research is a meta-study of previous clinical trials, looking at trends and patterns across more than 164,000 individuals, and it challenges conventional wisdom that daily aspirins are a safe way for cutting down the risk of heart disease, especially for older people.
Thanks to its pretty impressive National Immunization Program, Australia eliminated rubella in 2018 and is now on track to be the first country in the world to eradicate cervical cancer. And according to new research, another routine vaccination appears to have a very desirable, yet unexpected, side effect – it might help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes.
Cell Press via EurekAlert!
Anyone who has ever put a small child to bed or drifted off in a gently swaying hammock will know that a rocking motion makes getting to sleep seem easier. Now, two new studies reported in Current Biology on Jan. 24, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion during sleep. In fact, the studies in people show that rocking not only leads to better sleep, but it also boosts memory consolidation during sleep.
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