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Most nurses have excellent clinical skills that they learned both through their education and on-the-job. He or she is knowledgeable about various disease processes and can quote the side effects of medications verbatim. However, soft skills are usually traits that cannot be taught. Soft skills are innate components of an individual’s personality and core values — while some individuals may simply be born with these qualities, others can develop and master them over time.
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Congratulations to all the AANP 2019 Fellows, especially to Holly Kirkland-Kyhn of Carmichael, CA, Diana Lithgow of Huntington Beach, CA, and to Abigail Marten of San Diego, CA! Read the full article here.
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.
22 other states allow nurse practitioners to practice to the fullest extent of their licenses. We agree with AB890 supporters at the Steinberg Institute. Let nurse practitioners do their jobs!
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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.
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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.
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A new report, "Activating Nursing to Address Unmet Need in the 21st Century," released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, details how nurses can increase their contributions to improving patient health in the 21st century. "There is growing recognition that medical care alone is insufficient to address the growing health problems of today's world," Patricia Pittman, PhD, the author of the report and co-director of the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute, said in a release. "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."
We already know that fentanyl is incredibly dangerous and is involved in more deaths than heroin. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on exactly how lethal it it — and who it’s hitting the worst.
The Washington Post
U.S. and international health officials are easing warnings against travel to regions with Zika virus because the threat has diminished markedly since the virus began to sweep across the globe four years ago.
The World Health Organization designated Zika a global health emergency in 2016, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told women who were pregnant or might become pregnant to stay away from nearly 100 countries or regions. The mosquito-borne virus can cause severe birth defects.
Last month, the CDC downgraded its warning; a spokeswoman said the WHO will soon follow with similar, less-restrictive travel recommendations. Officials said the disease has died down in most of the world — although they think it is still circulating at a much lower level.
By Amanda Ghosh
Anyone who's ever worked in healthcare knows there's a seemingly endless battle between administration and staff. Change can be extremely difficult to implement in any facility when the pressure to cut costs and improve metrics is high. But a new study, published in Nursing Open, offers hope. According to the study, nurse managers who exhibit four key attributes have an easier time implementing changes in their wards. The four attributes are empathy; proactivity; respect for personal beliefs as well as external standards; and "having both micro and macro perspectives."
The risk of “medical error” takes on a new and more worrying meaning when the errors aren’t human, but the motives are.
In an article published in the journal Science, U.S. researchers highlight the increasing potential for adversarial attacks to be made on medical machine-learning systems in an attempt to influence or manipulate them.
Due to the nature of these systems, and their unique vulnerabilities, small but carefully designed changes in how inputs are presented can completely alter output, subverting otherwise reliable algorithms, the authors say.
Precision medicine promises to tailor the diagnosis and treatment of disease to your unique genetic makeup. A doctor may use the presence of certain genetic markers to diagnose a disease, or choose one drug for treatment over another.
But the studies that link genetic markers with disease focus largely on white European populations and neglect other races and ethnicities, according to an analysis published in the journal Cell. The researchers argue this lack of diversity in genomic studies harms our scientific understanding of the genetic underpinnings of disease in all populations and exacerbates healthcare inequities.
Cell Press via Medical Xpress
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion article publishing March 21 in the journal Trends in Neurosciences suggests that the inability for an individual to wake up when their CO2 blood levels rise, likely due to a faulty neural reflex, may be a shared cause for incidences of death in both disorders.
Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death among women in the U.S. It’s estimated that in 2015, 232,000 women were diagnosed with the disease and approximately 40,000 died from it. And while diagnostic exams like mammography have come into wide practice — in 2014, over 39 million breast cancer screenings were performed in the U.S. alone — they’re not always reliable. About 10 to 15 percent of women who undergo a mammogram are asked to return following an inconclusive analysis.
Remember when you were a kid and growing up seemed to take forever? Once you hit a certain age, though, everything seemed to speed up. What's up with that — does time move faster when you get older? You might be relieved to know that it's actually not all in your head, and what's been called one of the "biggest mysteries of the experience of time" by psychologist and BBC columnist Claudia Hammond, according to Scientific American, might finally have an explanation.
Maybe all mushrooms are magic. Just weeks after scientists tell us the psychedelic ones could one day be used to treat depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse, and even to stop smoking, a team of researchers in Singapore has found evidence that the fleshy, spore-bearing, fruiting bodies of fungus could ward off mild cognitive impairment.
CNNwire via Fox 8
Teens and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder who receive amphetamines such as Adderall for treatment have a higher risk of developing psychosis, compared to those who receive methyphenidates stimulants, such as Ritalin, according to a large new study.
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