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Over the last few decades, the field of nursing has grown by leaps and bounds, with the importance of its role in the healthcare system more and more exemplified. And things are just elevating further. In January of 2019, the World Health Organization held a meeting in which the director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the official proposal to declare 2020 the year of the nurse and the midwife.
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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A fantastic CA Future Workforce briefing at CA State Library in Sacramento. Dr. Joanne Spetz from UCSF explains the financial impact of having #NPs, #CNMs & #PAs practice at the top of their license!
Full report is available here.
UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at UC Davis Medical Center led by Chief Nursing Officer Toby Marsh, MSA, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN.
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center led by Chief Nurse Executive Martha Dispoto, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC.
Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Valley Children’s Healthcare led by Senior VP, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Beverly Hayden-Pugh MOB, BSN, RN.
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 a commissioner on the California Future Health Workforce Commission, chair of Assembly Health Committee and a health care provider for almost 30 years, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 890, legislation that will allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education and training in order to ensure direct access to millions of Californians who often struggle to find health care providers.
The U.S. is facing a shortage of physicians in the coming years, particularly obstetricians and gynecologists. By 2020, there will be a shortage of up to 8,800 OB-GYNs, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. And by 2050, the shortage may grow to 22,000.
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.
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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Early-Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Deadline for early-bird registration is May 1, 2019.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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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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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|
New York University via ScienceDaily
New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, 13 percent hold a second job, according to the study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Changes in health policy in recent years — from the passage of the Affordable Care Act and increased access to healthcare to the recession, which delayed some nurses' retirements — have had implications for nurses and the hours they work.
The U.S. is in the middle of a devastating drug overdose crisis, one led by opioid-related deaths. But new research out of the University of Southern California highlights just how historically awful the situation really is. It found that the drug overdose mortality in America has shot clear past any similarly wealthy country—with an annual death rate now almost 30 times higher than countries like Japan and Italy.
If states don't tighten vaccine exemption laws, the federal government may step in, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.
"Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they're creating [an] opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications," the FDA head said in an interview with CNN.
Gottlieb's comments come as some states are considering proposals that would change vaccine exemptions for personal or philosophical reasons.
By Keith Carlson
When a patient walks through the door of a physician's office, the success of that visit is largely predicated upon the relationship between the doctor and the patient. If a nurse is readying an anxious patient for surgery, the nurse's ability to connect with that individual and provide compassionate care is crucial. And when a school nurse tends to a disabled child's tracheostomy, the previously established trust between child and adult is central to comfort and a sense of mutuality. Healthcare is built upon a foundation of relationships; without those links, the provision of such care can feel sterile, lifeless, and devoid of any deeper meaning.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about the spread of a brain-wasting deer disease known as CWD after findings in a recent study suggest it could potentially infect humans.
While Chronic Wasting Disease has been on the landscape for decades, it is spreading. "In the past couple decades, it's been found in 24 states in the country in free-ranging animals," explains CDC Epidemiologist Dr. Ryan Maddox. "When it's found in new areas, that means more people are potentially exposed."
The New York Times
Sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection, is a common cause of deaths in hospitals, according to a new report.
The study looked at 568 people who had died in hospitals and whose average age was 70. More than half had sepsis, and it was the immediate cause of death for nearly 200 of them; another 100 had sepsis but didn’t die of it. Only 36 of the sepsis deaths might have been prevented with earlier antibiotic treatment or other measures, the researchers determined.
Medical News Today
Many antibiotics in use today came from bacteria that live in soil. Now, recent research reveals that bacteria that live on insects could be more effective at fighting common drug-resistant superbugs than bacteria from soil.
Researchers have turned to ants in their search for new compounds with antibiotic properties.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried out the largest and most thorough investigation ever into the antibiotic activity of microbes that live on insects.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
The World Health Organization estimated that nine percent of the world's population had diabetes in 2014, and over 90 percent of these suffered from Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, Type 2 diabetes already causes five million deaths per year. According to a recent position paper, patients with Type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. According to Dr. Hareld Kemps, a cardiologist in the Netherlands, diabetes doubles the risk of mortality, but the fitter patients become, the more that risk declines. Unfortunately, most patients do not engage in exercise programs.
Salk Institute via Medical Xpress
As cancer death rates drop overall, doctors have noted a frightening anomaly: deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the American Cancer Society, deaths in this younger group increased by one percent between 2007 and 2016.
A new study led by Salk Institute scientists suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous cells thrive. The findings, which appeared in Cell on Feb. 21, 2019, could explain why colorectal cancer, which can take decades to develop, is being seen in younger people growing up at a time when higher-fat diets are common.
Last week a committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended in a 14-2 vote that the agency approve the use of a nasal spray form of esketamine (a specific type of ketamine) for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and certain other types of depression.
Treatment-resistant depression is when clinical depression fails to respond to multiple (at least two) attempts to treat it with at least two different types of medications or psychotherapy over the course of a year or longer.
If the FDA ends up approving the drug — and we believe it will — the nasal spray will offer new hope for people with depression.
University of California, Los Angeles via Medical Xpress
More than 6 million Americans live with disabilities following a stroke. Even mild strokes can leave survivors with arm and leg weakness, poor muscle control and memory lapses that worsen with age.
Now UCLA neuroscientists have found that patients born without a gene called CCR5 recover better from mild stroke than patients with the gene. The team partnered with Israeli researchers to study the missing gene's effect on brain function.
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