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|February 19, 2019 ||
Most nurses love their profession, but it has its share of challenges and issues that can lead to a decline in job satisfaction and even cause some to seek new careers.
The following are five of the biggest issues that nurses face today.
April 29, 2019 | Registration is now open!
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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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.
ANA\C welcomed Dr. Garrett Chan as the new CEO of HealthImpact at a in-person meeting in Oakland, where we were represented by Annie Tat & Dr. Liz Dietz, ANAC liaisons to HealthImpact. We’d like to thank Liz and Annie for their time and dedication, and offer a warm welcome to Dr. Chan.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE), a national nursing organization focused on the intersection of human health and the environment, with generous support from the Kresge Foundation, will be launching the first Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program, starting June 2019! Applications for the fellowship are now open.
The ANHE Fellowship is designed to increase nurses’ capacity to assess and address environmental health issues, with a focus on community-level impact and solutions to advance health equity for those disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. The Fellowship is a year-long program including environmental health education to gain a more thorough understanding of how environmental risks impact human health, as well as advocacy and community organizing, engagement, and empowerment basics. Three nurse fellows will be selected from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regions (total of 30 fellows). Learn more about the ANHE Fellowship, criteria for applicants, and how to apply, click here.
We are also accepting applications for those with extensive experience in environmental health and working with communities to serve as mentors for the nurse fellows. Please view more information on mentor applications here.
A most powerful story from our colleagues at Washington State Nurses Association: Jessica Murphy, RN at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, wrote a first-person account of her assault. #EndNurseAbuse by texting PLEDGE to 52886.
Jennifer Gaydosh, a cardiovascular RN at a Denver hospital, describes how she ignored signs and symptoms of a heart attack because she was young, fit, and without a history of heart disease.
Emergency room workers are usually the first to come into contact with victims seeking medical help. A metro Detroit nurse has developed a protocol to help doctors and nurses identify those who may be in danger.
To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP).
The most effective treatment for opioid addiction is a comprehensive approach that incorporates medication and behavioral health counseling.
The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.
Deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2019. Click here for more information.
Geoffrey De Castro
Tiffany Smith Gishizky
On behalf of ANA's Professional Policy Committee, we encourage you to engage in the identification of strategic policy topics and the submission of proposals for discussion by ANA's governing body, the Membership Assembly, at their annual meeting June 21-22, 2019. As ANA members, your involvement in ANA's policy work is critical!
Section 1 of the Membership Assembly Policy Development Guide includes questions for you to consider prior to submitting a proposal. In Appendix A of the Guide, you'll find ANA's 2017-2020 Strategic Priorities and programmatic priorities. The Guide also contains detailed information on the submission and review of proposals, including emergent proposals; onsite Dialogue Forums; examples of approaches used by state nurses' associations that have successfully engaged members in ANA's policy work; and a link to the online proposal form.
TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS - Click here to access the online proposal form.
Please refer to Appendix D in the Guide for key dates.
Deadline to submit completed proposals is 5 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
The Professional Development Council and HEART Councils are holding the First Annual Professional Development and Education Fair on March 18, 2019 at Stanford Children’s Health.
We are inviting professional organizations to showcase their professional development services and enculturate the benefits of membership/affiliation with Professional Organizations as scholarly resources, and certification resources.
We will also be inviting schools to provide information on resources and support for advancing degrees.
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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."
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April 5, 2019
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$1 for NEW Members! Join ENA NOW!
$70 for ENA Members $100 for Non-ENA Members
7 CE Credits | FREE Breakfast and Lunch | Vendor Networking
San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center Carr Auditorium
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(b/t 22nd St & 23rd St )
Navigating the Highway of Health Care: Patient Engagement and Care Coordination
Wednesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 18, 2019
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville, Iowa
The early bird registration fee is discounted to $210 if registered by 3/1/19 and $250 after 3/1/19.
Evidence in healthcare continually evolves, requiring clinicians, leaders, and faculty to be nimble traversing the health care landscape. The program will highlight navigating the highway of healthcare to provide evidence-based practice (EBP) while addressing contemporary issues. Conference participants will learn strategies to translate evidence into practice and have opportunities for networking with experts. A wide variety of clinical issues will be presented based on the abstracts accepted.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Research has shown that registered nurses suffer from depression at nearly twice the rate of folks in other professions.
And last year, a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found nurses with worse physical and mental health are also more likely to make medical errors in the workplace. It was the first study of its kind to investigate the relationship between depression and other health indicators in nurses and medical errors.
Midway through this year's flu season, as many as 15.2 million people have fallen sick with influenza since October in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls a "low-severity" season.
Influenza is "widespread" geographically in Puerto Rico and 47 states, meaning cases were reported in more than half the regions of the state, according to the CDC.
The flu has been blamed for 9,600 to 15,900 deaths, with up to 186,000 hospitalizations and up to 7.2 million flu medical visits.
The CDC found, however, lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu compared with recent years.
For decades, the rate of cancer incidence and deaths from the disease among African-Americans in the United States far outpaced that of whites. But the most recent analysis of national data by the American Cancer Society suggests that "cancer gap" is shrinking: in recent years, death rates from four major cancers have declined more among blacks than among whites.
The report was published online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
As many as one in five children suffer from anxiety or depression, starting in preschool years. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders. However, when children suffer in silence because they never exhibit the disruptive behaviors that would lead to a referral for diagnostic assessment, how can parents be sure their child is anxious or depressed? Ryan McGinnis, a biomedical engineer at the University of Vermont, led a team to develop a tool that could help screen children who were internalizing disorders to catch them for early treatment.
Oncology Nursing News
Oncology nurses are usually on the forefront of handling adverse events associated with cancer treatments. Now, as immunotherapy continues to evolve in the lung cancer treatment landscape and other malignancies, it is crucial that nurses know the dangerous AEs to look out for.
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use.
“Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author of a new report issued on the link between drugs and syphilis.
The report shows a large intersection between drug use and syphilis among women and heterosexual men. In those groups, reported use of methamphetamine, heroin and other injection drugs more than doubled from 2013 to 2017.
Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.
Genetic testing should be made available for all patients diagnosed with breast cancer, according to guidelines published Feb. 14 by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
The professional medical society has more than 3,000 members in the United States and 35 countries throughout the world. Its new recommendations follow a December study that found a similar rate of genetic mutations in breast cancer patients who did not qualify for testing under previous criteria and those who did.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Clostridioides difficile is the most commonly diagnosed cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and has surpassed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as the most common healthcare-associated infection in many U.S. hospitals. Healthcare costs attributed to C. diff infections can reach nearly $5 billion each year. Commonly occurring in older hospitalized adults after the use of antibiotic medications, C. diff affects the normal flora of the gut. This hardy type of bacteria is very difficult to treat. An estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. diff infections, making it a substantial cause of infectious disease death.
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some people still think of cardiac issues—particularly heart attacks—as a male problem. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that not only are heart attacks a concern for women, they're becoming more common among women of younger ages.
Increasing the amount of ultra-processed foods that you eat also shortens your life, according to a new study. The research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked nearly 45,000 French men and women over eight years. It found that for every 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed foods the participates ate, risk of death went up one percent.
It's often thought that getting adequate sleep is the most important thing we can do for our health. And it makes sense, as skimping on sleep is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and decreased cognitive functioning. But the question is: why?
A new study, led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, gives us an answer to this very question. According to the study, which was published in the journal Nature, adequate sleep protects against health issues by reducing inflammation in the body that can cause disease.
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