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|March 19, 2019 ||
As if being a nurse wasn’t already hard enough, many new nurses have to endure brusque behavior and cutting criticism from more experienced colleagues once they start their first job. Combined with other factors such as burnout, this lack of support from nursing colleagues helps explain why turnover is so high among new nurses.
But things don’t have to be this way, and more experienced nurses can do a lot to help new nurses feel welcome. If you’re looking to support and mentor new nurses, here are 10 ideas on how to do just that.
Thank you to all who registered, and we apologize to those unable to register anymore. Rest assured, we are working on another RN Day in August! We’ll share the info.
We look forward to seeing you on April 29, 2019!
Last week, our Executive Director Marketa Houskova was invited to present on the importance of nursing advocacy, nursing involvement in policy development and the importance of nursing voices inside and outside of clinical facilities — such as serving on boards, attending city council meetings, and/or belonging to a professional organization — to a class of almost-graduating nursing students at Chamberlain University College of Nursing in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Our Treasurer, Kelly Bell, represented ANA\C at the Professional Development Day at the Lucille Packard Stanford Children's Hospital. We are appreciative for the invitation and glad we could discuss the importance of professional nursing, involvement in policy development and advocacy and advancing the profession of nursing.
Pictured here from the left are Dr. Janette Moreno, chair of ANA\C Bylaws Committee, and Kelly Bell, ANA\C Treasurer.
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.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was named a finalist for a national award for excellence in health- and wellness-related programming across broadcast and digital media at the inaugural Sharecare Awards.
Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, began the competition to inspire and honor the creators of health and wellness broadcast and digital media programming that demonstrates “sharing care.” Awards were announced March 14 at the Atlanta History Center.
The School of Nursing entry in the caregiving and end-of-life category featured a series of testimonial videos, “Choose to Prepare,” highlighting a collaboration with a faith-based community in the Oakland, California, area. UC Davis researchers partnered with the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) to develop a care navigator program for faith-based communities. Navigators are trusted members within the community who provide personal guidance to caregivers and those needing care as they manage a health condition or move through the health care system.
Read more here.
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Nurses are uniquely positioned to coordinate partnerships and provide the kind of holistic, patient-centered care that can address the current rise in substance abuse and other diseases of despair. To read the full article, click here. For the full report, click here.
With the recent groundswell of the "MeToo" movement concerning sexual harassment and power inequity, it’s no surprise that industries across the board are reevaluating their working cultures. Healthcare is no exception, and the recent Time’s Up Healthcare movement is gaining attention. The movement began as a response to the Time’s Up Foundation’s widespread success at promoting safe and healthy work environments and calling attention to how power plays a role in harassment people experience in the workplace. Click here to read the full article.
By Janet Haebler and Sam Hewitt
Last week, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the Protecting JOBs Act (S. 609). Under the bill, any state that receives federal funding through the Higher Education Act would be barred from denying, suspending, or revoking an occupational license or a driver’s license “solely” because a borrower defaulted on their federal student loans.
As early as the 1990’s, states were urged by the U.S. Department of Education and select member organizations representing government, to adopt laws requiring regulatory boards to suspend professional licenses, and even driver’s licenses, if the board received notice informing them an applicant held outstanding student loans. Around 2010, at the height of this legislative trend, roughly half of states had some form of license suspension for default in place.
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On March 20, 2019, the public session for the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities and improve health and well-being.
Press Ganey recently announced its acquisition of the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes database registry, the leading source for nursing-sensitive quality indicators for ambulatory settings. The CALNOC indicators complement Press Ganey’s Nursing Excellence Solution, creating the industry’s most robust set of nursing quality measurement capabilities and data resources across care settings.
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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
Click here to register.
May 16, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Register by April 5, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a mini e-book: "Hone Your Leadership Skills."
Click here to register.
Have you heard? With one registration you can access the best of both the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® and the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference. They take place together in Orlando, FL, April 24-26.
The conference schedule includes 43 concurrent sessions, six informative virtual oral sessions, four inspirational general session speakers, and thousands of ways to build your own conference experience. And you can mix and match however you like for a truly customized and immersive event.
Oh, and get this – you can earn up to 35.25 CE credits by attending these conferences!
So why wait? It's going to be amazing!
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For nurses who find themselves in need of a break, mental health days can be the perfect way to step back and regroup. "If the nurses don't care for their own mind, body and stress system, then that leads to burnout very quickly. So taking intermittent mental health days can prevent a more chronic burnout," said Stephanie Swann, Ph.D, LCSW, a psychotherapist to nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Today's whooping cough is being battled by yesterday's vaccine.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers say that the vaccine used for whooping cough is less effective because the bacteria behind the disease has mutated. The researchers analyzed lab samples from whooping cough patients between 2000 and 2013 and found that Bordetella pertussis, which causes whooping cough, has undergone genetic changes over time.
Scientists who published their data this week in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases want to change that.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 228 cases of measles in 12 states so far this year.
The CDC has identified six outbreaks, which it defines as three or mores cases, in New York, Washington, Texas, Illinois and California.
The cases are linked to unvaccinated American travelers bringing measles back into the U.S. from other countries where large measles outbreaks are occurring, such as Israel and Ukraine, the CDC says.
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare delivery revolves around the cooperation, coordination, and seamless teamwork of multiple individuals, many of whom are highly skilled and educated. Patients are not cared for in a vacuum, and every member of a robust team must play their part in order for outcomes to be as positive as possible. For optimal healthcare delivery, teams are at the center of the universe and each member is an essential star contributing their own light. Making those stars shine as one is the ultimate goal of any successful team.
American Psychological Association via NewsWise
The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
As part of a push to transform clinical trial eligibility criteria that have been accepted over time without a clear scientific or clinical rationale, the FDA published four draft guidance documents on cancer clinical trial eligibility criteria and one final guidance on including adolescents in adult oncology trials.
A new study is warning patients that if they feel worse after taking a new medication, it might not be because of the drug but rather an inactive ingredient in it.
The report published in Science Translational Medicine says medications often contain "inactive" ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or gastrointestinal reactions in people sensitive to specific compounds.
By Denise A. Valenti
Ever hopeful to report positive aspects related to marijuana use, writers often leave out key points. As an example, a report from a Boston-based publication had the following headline, "Harvard researchers link smoking marijuana with higher sperm concentration." It further concluded, "Experts say men who smoked marijuana have significantly higher concentrations of sperm than those who have never lit up." The report describes the work with research participants, "…scientists collected 1,143 semen samples from 662 mostly college educated white men." What the media report left out was the description that appeared in the published research, "...This longitudinal study included 662 subfertile men."
The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers.
The study shows that breast cancer is 11 separate diseases that each have a different risk of coming back.
The hope is that the findings, in the journal Nature, could identify people needing closer monitoring and reassure others at low risk of recurrence.
The Chinese scientist who created “CRISPR babies,” He Jiankui, sincerely believed that the research violated neither his country’s laws nor the guidelines of the international scientific community, according to his friends and colleagues. He didn’t exactly keep his experiment secret: He told at least four U.S. scientists that he was considering establishing pregnancies with genome-edited IVF embryos, enlisted a U.S. scientist to work at his Shenzhen lab, teamed with a Chinese hospital and IVF clinic, and proudly announced the birth of “Nana” and “Lulu” on YouTube in November.
Though researchers forcefully condemned He’s work as unethical and a breach of a scientific red line — and while the Chinese government has since accused him of breaking their laws — He clearly hadn’t gotten the memo.
HealthDay News via WebMD
People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option.
This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citrate lyase, part of the production pathway for "bad" LDL cholesterol in the body.
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