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A multidisciplinary team of researchers has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice for nurses and doctors. The study uniquely leveraged computer science technology to compare individual-level patient care provided by nurses and doctors using information routinely documented in the electronic health record.
Last week, ANA\C President Phillip Bautista and ANA\C Executive Director Marketa Houskova attended the annual meeting of Western Executives of state nursing organizations, also known as WEX, in Las Vegas. Each of the 9 states send 2 representatives such as the President and the ED. Each state nursing organization shares their accomplishments and what they have planned for the next year. All present discussed pressing nursing issues such as e-Compact, #EndNurseAbuse, BSN for all RNs, shortage of nursing faculty, #APRNs Full Practice Authority and issues of telehealth - to name just a few. Big thanks to Dave and Margaret from Nevada Nursing Association for organizing this meeting!
April 9, 2018 | Registration 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! Click here to register.
Monday, March 26 | 1:45-4 p.m. | F.C. Arrillaga Alumni Center | Stanford University
As a part of the Healthcare Research & Education Conference on March 26-27, 2018 at Stanford University, ANA\C CDC-ANA Task Force was invited to host a 2-hr Panel Discussion on infection control and prevention, to discuss Task Force’s work on Webinar 1: Devices Reprocessing & Sterilization and to hold a Q&A session to have a valuable educational debate on infection control best practices, Regulations, policies and evidence-based Nursing Practice.
The Panel Discussion will start at 1:45 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. at McCaw Hall.
This education panel is open to all healthcare professionals, nurses, PAs, PTs, and MDs as infection control & Prevention is a team work.
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Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients:
Disaster Preparedness Through the Seasons
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The CDC and ANA invite you to register for a free webinar featuring the National Association of School Nurses and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Healthcare personnel may serve as responders during disasters or infectious disease outbreaks. To effectively respond to public health emergencies and natural disasters, healthcare professionals must engage in emergency preparedness and response activities. This webinar will address how nurses can be prepared to maximize patient safety, decrease occupational exposures and prevent the spread of infections in their schools, healthcare facilities and communities during an outbreak or disaster.
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View the webinar library including
Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients:
Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety from the CDC-ANA webinar series.
Learn more about the Nursing Infection Control Education Network by visiting the ANA\C website.
The A’s will be hosting our first ever Nurses Appreciation Night during the 2018 season! This inaugural event will be Tuesday, May 8 vs. the Houston Astros in honor of Nurses Appreciation Week. Enjoy an A’s game for a fun night with your fellow nurses, friends, family & coworkers. Included in the event will be a special giveaway & a pregame ceremony to thank our local Nurses for all that they do!
Discounted group tickets are now on sale for groups of 15 or more. Please call Jordan Kurtz at 510-746-4426 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this season’s event! To buy tickets individually, please click here.
Find the right job and learn all about the resources available. Connecting talent with opportunity! For the career page, click here.
The January/February/March issue of The Nursing Voice is available digitally. Click here to view it.
More than 30 percent of older adults go home from a hospital stay with a minor or major health problem they picked up at the hospital. For an ER doctor, sending an elderly patient home sometimes feels risky. Early research at Northwestern and other hospitals shows care from geriatrics-trained nurses in the ER can reduce the chances of a hospital stay after a patient's emergency visit and for a month afterward.
On Feb. 13, the California Future Health Workforce Commission reconvened to discuss the initial strategies that were developed by the subcommittees organized at last year's November Meeting:
Co-chairs from each subcommittee presented initial strategies to known workforce problems and asked Commissioners to provide input, especially around timing and financial constraints in development and implementation, and around identifying opportunities for additional stakeholder involvement. Below is a recap of the Initial Strategies brought to the table and next steps.
- Primary Care and Prevention
- Behavioral Health
- Healthy Aging and Care for Older Adults
Subcommittees and staff are now working to incorporate the Commission’s feedback into the cross-cutting strategies, infrastructure strategies, and subcommittee-specific strategies. If you or your organization is interested in reviewing the strategies and providing input, visit the Commission's website after March 15 for more details.
Rey Marvin Avelino
Anthony James Cua
Eva Claire Garrovillo
Nina Rosal Paja
Peter John Pigao
Juli Anne Ragasa
The American Nurses Association is proud to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. ANA's National Nurses Week 2018 theme "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence" recognizes that nurses provide the highest level of quality care to patients and deserve special recognition for their efforts to inspire, innovate, and influence every day. Plan now to acknowledge the dedication of your nursing staff and colleagues!
Access the resources you need to celebrate National Nurses Week!
This year's toolkit is packed with useful information and resources to help you make the most of your celebration, including a thank-you card, the official logo library, a large banner, a certificate of appreciation, pertinent articles, and much more!
Click here for more information.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Tuesday, March 20 | 2 p.m. EST
As HIV has become a chronic health condition, the management of patients living with HIV has shifted. There is an increasing need for health care providers to assess and address the adverse effects of HIV infection and treatment, including HIV-associated lipodystrophy, diabetes, renal and cardiovascular diseases.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
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- Review pharmacological and surgical strategies for managing clinical conditions associated with excess abdominal fat and lipodystrophy in PLHIV
- Review non-pharmacological strategies for managing clinical conditions associated with excess abdominal fat and lipodystrophy in PLHIV
- Describe implications of these therapies for special populations (e.g., women, older adults)
- Illustrate how to integrate these strategies into routine HIV care in various clinic settings
Type: Blended Online Course | Date: March 26, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Are you intimidated by the world of nursing research? Not anymore! Find real-world advice and guidance with The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research, a training program from the Nursing Knowledge Center. This blended online course will give you everything you need to formulate, develop, and carry out nursing research projects with confidence!
Led by noted nurse researcher Dr. Rebecca Clark, The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research includes self-paced interactive learning activities, peer-to-peer discussion, a live webinar, and more. Plus, you'll earn 9.5 CEs!
The course will help you:
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- Increase your confidence with research by developing a project with the assistance of an expert nurse researcher
- Get a head start on the research process by developing a research question and completing a literature review
- Design a study with mentoring/feedback from an expert
- Save time and stress by learning the approval process for conducting research
- Advance your research career by writing an abstract and creating a poster to disseminate your research at conferences
April 26 – 27, 2018 | Disneyland Resort in Anaheim
California Women Lead invites you to their premier Women’s Conference. This is a conference like no other – an opportunity to join women leaders from the public and private sectors to network, learn, encourage, and inspire each other. Now, more than ever, we NEED women to LEAD!
Not only does this conference include powerful speakers for our general sessions – How Women Lead in Business; How Women Lead in Government; How Women Lead as Political Candidates, but also How Women Lead in the Workplace – providing tools and discussions to navigate the workplace in a post #MeToo environment.
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Most of us expect to retire the way our parents or grandparents did: Work to our mid-60s, then live off Social Security and our retirement savings. That plan worked well in the 20th century.
Technology is changing life as we know it — and we’ll be living longer than ever before. Join us for cutting-edge insights and research to help you manage your financial journey through the 21st century.
You'll learn how to:
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- Plan for a much longer life with multiple careers and an active retirement.
- Prepare for many of life’s financial roadblocks like health care costs, a job loss or family caregiving responsibilities.
- Invest and save your money to help you reach your goals now, later and much later.
For a limited time, attend for free! Use promo code SEMINAR.
April 26, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET | Register now – Attendance is FREE
This important webinar is filling up fast!
This live, free and interactive webinar is specifically designed for RNs who have been practicing for five or fewer years. This is a time when you may feel you do not have the skills, experience and power to recognize and effectively deal with bullies in the clinical area. It doesn't have to be that way.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
By Joan Spitrey
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with nurses and other healthcare leaders from around the world recently launched Nursing Now. The global initiative hopes to raise the profile and status of nursing, with the ultimate goal of moving toward universal healthcare for all. The three-year campaign will run through 2020, ending on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth — a year when nurses will be celebrated worldwide.
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Healthcare Professionals can help reduce the risk of medical-related accidents and deaths, as well as lessen the chances of facing liability litigation, through proper charting and documentation. The following mistakes and strategies should aid in keeping accurate medical records.
Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns.
To combat the flu virus, your immune system produces antibodies. In rare cases, these antibodies also attack myelin, which is the protective sheath around the nerves, explained Sheetal Shroff, MD, a neurologist with Houston Methodist health system in Texas who specializes in neuromuscular disorders.
There is a "disconnect" between "perceived knowledge and clarity" of the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for at-risk adults among primary care physicians, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Researchers analyzed survey responses from 617 primary care physicians across the U.S. related to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendations for the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) vaccines for at-risk adults older than 19 years and adults older than 65 years.
On Feb. 15, 2018, the newest safe nurse staffing bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress.
In the past, several safe staffing bills have been presented in previous Congresses but have failed to pass committee. This bill, the Safe Staffing for Nurse and Patient Safety Act of 2018, is slightly different than previous iterations. Under this staffing legislation, Medicare-participating hospitals would be required to form committees that would create and implement unit specific, nurse-to-patient ratio staffing plans. At least half of each committee must comprise direct care nurses
Weight gain was independently associated with a significantly increased risk of onychomycosis, even after controlling for potential confounders, researchers found. Analysis of data from approximately nine million patients in the Korean national insurance system showed that those who gained weight (hazard ratio [HR] 1.09) over a period of 4 years and who remained overweight afterward (HR 1.18) had a significantly higher risk of developing the fungus than those who maintained a normal weight.
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Rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low among adolescents in the United States, despite wide availability of the vaccine since 2006 for girls and 2009 for boys. Now, a new randomized controlled clinical trial suggests that patients may complete the HPV vaccine series when clinicians use an intervention specifically designed to facilitate communication with patients and their parents about the vaccine.
Sign-on bonuses are a nice perk, but not necessarily enough to recruit nurse these days. So healthcare organizations are trying new ways to attract and retain nurses, not only offering to pay their tuition but also reimbursing college tuition for their children.
This has become the reality for many of the nation’s hospitals as many experienced RNs retire and not enough nurses are in the pipeline to fill those positions.
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During the cold and flu season, researchers have reported an increased incidence of acetaminophen (APAP) use and higher than recommended dosing, according to findings from a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. When taken in excessive amounts, APAP can damage the liver. Study participants were U.S. adults who used APAP in the previous 30 days sampled from various online research panels (N=14,481) between 2011 and 2016. They were asked to complete online daily medication diaries for one week; participants were not informed that the study concerned APAP.
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