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|March 3, 2020 ||
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Health equity means increasing opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make.”
Health equity is of vital concern to nurses, whose daily work as patient educators and healthcare practitioners is influenced by interrelated factors such as health disparities,
social determinants of health,
cultural competence and
With the help of Drs. Janice Phillips (PhD, RN, FAAN) and Margaret Moss (PhD, RN, JN, FAAN), editors of the upcoming book Health Equity and Nursing, DailyNurse is looking at these basic concepts and exploring the role of health equity considerations in the day-to-day work of nursing.
RN Day will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and the Conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C members and all interested CA nurses to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development and politics.
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- Networking Reception for Conference Attendees on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Janet Haebler, MSN, RN- ANA Senior Associate Director, Policy & State Government Affairs
- Panel discussions
- Exhibit Hall - Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon - Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- Poster Abstracts
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly, and much more!
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
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2,200+ bills remain from 2019 with 1,200 bills introduced in the last days of February 2020.
ANA\California's Executive Director, Dr. Marketa Houskova, and Lobbyist, Roxanne Gould, detail what are the next steps for the bills, as well as discuss updates on AB890 (Nurse Practitioners), AB 329 (Assualt and Battery in Hospitals), AB 2116 (Seizures in School Settings), SB 1237 (Nurse Midwives), AB 5 (Independent Contractors), and SB 1053 (E-Compact Licensure). See the video here.
On February 22, 2020, ANA\C Board of Directors met with nurse leaders in Fresno, CA for an intimate discussion on social determinants of health in the region. After that meeting, our Board members met with Congressman Jim Costa who has represented the 16th Congressional District since 2013. We’d like to thank Rep. Costa for coming and meeting with our Board, staff and members!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 transmitted within the United States. Officials are working aggressively to track and contain the virus to minimize the impact within surrounding communities and nationally. As we take action to limit community spread of COVID-19, preparedness is key. The American Nurses Association supports ongoing efforts in the investigation, monitoring, and research of COVID-19 and emphasizes the importance of healthcare systems supporting and providing prevention and preparedness measures for all members of their staff. For more information and updated guidelines on preparedness measures, the use of personal protective equipment, and the prevention of community spread, visit https://www.nursingworld.org/coronavirus.
We want to hear from you.
If you work in a clinical practice setting, has your employer provided a COVID-19 preparedness plan that includes how to recognize and respond to possible cases? Click on COVID-19 Preparedness to respond to the survey.
For more information and updated guidelines on preparedness measures, personal protective equipment, and the prevention of community spread, as well as information to share with your family, friends and other members of the general public who have questions about this new virus and how to best prepare should we see more cases in the United States visit these useful resources.
My name is Kalayvanie Naidoo and I am a student at the University of Phoenix working on a PhD nursing degree. I am conducting data collection for my research study, entitled A Causal-Comparative Study of Nursing Leadership in Professional Nurses’ Associations (PNAs). The purpose of this research study is to compare and measure the leadership characteristics of leaders and non-leaders in professional nurses’ associations (PNAs). I believe the benefit of your participation will develop new knowledge on the leadership characteristics of non-leaders and expand upon the existing knowledge of leaders.
This research study requires you to complete the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), which will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes, and a 3-minute demographic survey. The surveys are programmed into a SurveyMonkey for easy access and flow. You are required to click on the weblink below to access the informed consent and surveys. You may accept or not accept the informed consent. If you do not accept the informed consent you will be exited away from the study. You must accept informed consent to participate in the proposed study. If you accept the informed consent, then you will proceed onto the study surveys. Your personal identifiers will not be shared with the researcher or any parts of the study to maintain your anonymity. Participation is voluntary and there will be no penalty or loss of benefits for not participating in the study.
Follow this link to complete the informed consent letter and surveys electronically.
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April 17 from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento
It's been one year since the California Future Health Workforce Commission released its 2019 report, with 27 detailed recommendations for building the health workforce California needs. We hope you'll save the date on April 17 to celebrate the progress of the Commission's ideas—and to help identify the next steps the state must take to ensure every community has the right health workers, with the right skills, in the right places.
June 3-5, 2020
Early-Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
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For Shanna Jackson, the best part of the WCU online program is the flexibility. She has two little boys and works full-time, so being able to attend her kids' baseball games, work and go to school at the same time gave her the flexibility needed to earn her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Read more to learn how!
Are you ready to take another positive step in your career? At ANA, we’re here to help with our 2020 ANA Virtual Career Fair.
Join us online on March 17 from 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m EDT to connect with health care employers who are looking to hire you. At the ANA Virtual Career Fair, you choose which employers to interact with and engage in one-on-one chats with their representatives.
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How to Master Four Key Skills Vital to Becoming a Top-Notch Nursing Leader
Registration for this 90-minute, on-demand webinar is FREE for both ANA members and non-members. Space is limited! Individual and Group* pre-registration is required. Registration closes on May 12, 2020, at 1 pm ET.
If you are on the path of nursing leadership, don't miss this opportunity to master four key skills that will help you develop into a leader among leaders.
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Everything You Need to Know about Your Responsibilities when Your Staff is Under Investigation or Disciplinary Action by the SBON
Space is limited! Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.
Individual and Group* pre-registration is required.
Did you know that nurses at all levels of practice are substantially more likely to be investigated and disciplined by the nursing board than they are to be sued for professional malpractice?
And, licensure discipline is more consequential than lawsuits because it effects a professional's ability to continue practicing.
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You downloaded ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing tools to help solve your staffing issues. Now, we’d like your feedback. How have these free resources helped you?
Maybe you downloaded the infographic, or read the book, or watched the webinar. Whatever you chose, we’d like to know how you used the principles to improve staffing on your unit or in your organization.
Share your feedback and help other nurses solve their most complex staffing issues, too!
Share your feedback here.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2020
The Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing invites applicants for our Fellowship in Health Policy and Media.
Applications are invited from individuals with a record of accomplishment in education, practice, leadership or policy and a demonstrated interest in health policy. Each Fellow will develop and implement a project focusing on a specific policy area relevant to nursing. Priority will be given to projects that involve the creative use of media to deliver policy information.
This unpaid, non-residential Fellowship is one year in length. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. at least once during the year to meet with Center faculty and staff; other work and contact will be conducted through distance technology.
Click here to apply.
Register before February 7 to get the Early-Bird Special!
The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® will be taking place May 13-15, in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. It’s already shaping up to be a great program with an exciting variety of events.
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An MSN in Adult-Gerontology provides you with employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Find out why the University of Cincinnati Online Grad Nursing programs are ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report.
Learn More Today!
NNEC registration is now open!
Los Angeles, California
March 26-27, 2020
Calling all NPD practitioners, nursing leaders, nurse educators, and nurses or students with a focus on NPD or education! You’re invited to join a very special preconference event at this year’s AONL 2020 conference.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Patient Engagement HIT
A strong investment in nurses and nursing excellence will be integral to improving the patient experience and patient outcomes, according to a new report from healthcare consulting firm Press Ganey.
Nurses are on the frontlines of patient care encounters, being the foremost providers with whom patients communicate while also being essential parts of clinical and diagnostic care.
“They spend more time interacting with patients than any other healthcare professionals,” Press Ganey wrote in the report, Nursing Special Report: The Far-Reaching Impact of Nursing Excellence.
Fewer than half of U.S. nurses have been provided with the information necessary to respond to the coronavirus, a new survey showed.
Only about 13 percent of nurses said they have a plan in place to isolate patients, and 31 percent of their employers have personal protective equipment available to them, the data also showed. About 3,000 nurses took part in the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United survey.
Patricia Gonzalez, from the California Nurses Association, told NBC Bay Area news that the survey results were "outrageous."
"I think the industry can do better and should be doing better," Gonzalez told NBC.
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
Dartmouth College via Medical Xpress
When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds that information used to counter myths about Zika in Brazil not only failed to reduce misperceptions but also reduced the accuracy of people's other beliefs about the disease.
The results provide important context as countries launch public information campaigns about the new coronavirus, including how to protect oneself and prevent the spread of the disease.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a hospital administrator, your ongoing goals are to ensure your facility provides the best care outcomes possible and to get your patients quickly and safely back home. Your care teams may be able to accomplish these important goals more easily through innovations being developed via cutting-edge research. Read on about these simple, yet potentially game-changing developments. A few simple implementations could benefit your patients enormously.
A recent report in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that analogue insulins are the most commonly advertised prescription drugs on the online classified ad website Craigslist, with the drugs being offered at a fraction of their retail price.
The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication is prohibited by law and Craigslist policy, yet the review by researchers revealed more than 300 ads for insulin products during a 12-day period in June 2019. Insulin prices have nearly doubled between 2012 and 2016, according to 2017 data from the Health Care Cost Institute.
Associated Press via PBS
About four in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly one in 10 is severely so, government researchers said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings come from a 2017-18 health survey that measures height and weight. More than 5,000 U.S. adults took part.
The survey found that the obesity rate was 42 percent — higher than the 40 percent found in a similar 2015-16 study. The severe obesity rate was more than nine percent in the new survey, up from the eight percent figure in the previous one.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests.
In an analysis of 12 past studies, researchers found that, overall, the evidence supports a link: People who use acid-suppressing medications — particularly proton pump inhibitors — are more likely than nonusers to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut.
The findings do not prove that PPIs — which include popular brands such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) — are the cause, experts said.
But they are the latest to raise safety questions about the top-selling prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
By Tammy Hinojos
As advances in artificial intelligence continue to make headlines in healthcare, many experts agree that this technology holds great potential to make the industry more efficient and more accessible. AI has already made an impact on many other fields, including education and even marketing, so why not healthcare? One of AI's biggest potential benefits is the early detection and prevention of deadly diseases.
Medical News Today
Previous research has pointed to human pluripotent stem cells as a potential therapeutic avenue for type 1 diabetes.
Pluripotent stem cells are an attractive option for researchers from a therapeutic standpoint because they can self-renew in lab cultures and can differentiate into a variety of cell types.
Researchers have previously used hPSCs to create insulin-producing beta cells. However, they were not able to do so effectively enough to cure type 1 diabetes.
Jeffrey R. Millman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the principal investigator of the new study, which managed to overcome these previous obstacles.
University of Birmingham via Medical Xpress
The body's immune response to fungal infections changes when a patient is also infected by a virus, according to new research which investigated the two types of infection together for the first time.
The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Birmingham, The Pirbright Institute and University College London, sheds fresh light on the immune system's ability to deal with co-infection.
A healthier heart in early adulthood could mean fewer thinking and memory problems later in life, a new study suggests.
"These results indicate that people need to pay close attention to their health even in their early 20s," said study author Dr. Farzaneh Sorond, of Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.
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