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Participants in a systematic voiding program for post-stroke incontinence found it to be helpful, according to a study published online March 8 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Josephine M.E. Gibson, Ph.D., from the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted structured interviews with 16 participants (12 stroke survivors, four caregivers) before discharge from an inpatient stroke unit.
Our big thanks to Brian Harradine, Thao Tran and Markéta Houskova for presenting infection prevention presentation at Healthcare Con 2018 at Stanford University earlier this week. This presentation was a part of the NICE Network 2-yr national project, a cooperation between ANA and CDC, and our Task Force hosted a 2-hr panel discussion on best practices. Dr. Linda Aiken served as the keynote speaker earlier in the day and our team was excited she stopped for a picture with us (in the middle)! Our gratitude to Dr. Anita Girard (left) and Dr. Chris Tarver (right) -two of our Board Members- for organizing Healthcare Con and for inviting us to present.
The American Nurses Association of California (ANA\C) supported the 2015 law — the Reproductive FACT Act — a commonsense California law which requires storefront operations to explain when they are not a licensed medical facility and provide information on how to find one. Now that this law (sponsored by California legislator David Chiu) is being challenged by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) (representing 2700 fake women’s health centers) at a US Supreme Court hearing (3/20/18),ANA\C has joined with other health professional organizations in an amicus brief to uphold California’s law. All of our patients deserve the truth. Deceiving women, misleading women, shaming women, and delaying care for women would not be allowed in any other area of healthcare. Nurses stand with all health professionals in supporting an ethical standard of care that includes unbiased and complete information about all therapeutic options.
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!
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Public • Hosted by California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
March 27, 2018 | 6-7 p.m. Pacific
Looking for a way to be more active in protecting reproductive freedom?
This public statewide webinar is open to any advocate - new or experienced - that wants to engage in statewide advocacy efforts to protect California's reproductive freedoms. Community leaders will engage you on important legislative bills that address sex education, parental leave for students, compensation for victims of state-sponsored sterilizations programs and many more policy initiatives critical to REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM in CA!
Together with folks from all over the state, you will participate in a CALL TO ACTION to immediately lobby your representatives to support a legislative agenda for reproductive freedom.
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What topics, issues, problems would YOU like us to discuss & cover on ANA\C podcast? We’d love to hear from you, our Members, to know what concerns & troubles you in today’s #nursing. Let’s talk about it! Email us at ANAC@anacalifornia.org.
Last week, President Trump called for the death penalty, also known as capital punishment, for “certain drug dealers” in order to curb the opioid epidemic. ANA opposes both capital punishment and nurse participation in capital punishment. Capital punishment and penalizing those convicted of certain classes of crimes by killing them violates the most basic human right, the right to life and liberty. The ethical standards of the profession obligates nurses to protect human rights and practice with respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every. Instead ANA advocates for increasing access to Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), access to mental health services, and patient centered education.
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Becker's Hospital Review
The number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. reached an all-time high March 20, with more than 248,000 NPs currently licensed to practice across the country, according to data released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Here are five things to know.
Lower back pain impacts an estimated 540 million people across the globe, and most are treated in a manner that is not consistent with best practice treatment guidelines, according to the editors of a series of papers in The Lancet.
The series provided details on the worldwide prevalence of back pain, options for prevention and treatment, and a call to action to address these concerns.
Physicians and nurses note very different concepts in EHR clinical documentation during patient visits, according to a recent study by researchers at the in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
Boyd et al. conducted the study to gain insight into the differences and similarities in patient care delivery between physicians and nurses by comparing notes between both kinds of healthcare providers in EHR clinical documentation.
By Christina Thielst
The lessons we learn can come from our own experiences or those of others. In the case of risk management, closed malpractice claims provide a particularly valuable source of information. The delivery of primary care services has been undergoing an evolution — that includes shifting the use of nurse practitioners. The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice organization, has taken note of the changes and released a report on their analysis of medical malpractice allegations.
By Lynn Hetzler
With a mortality rate of about 50 percent, septic shock is the most common cause of death among critically ill patients in noncoronary intensive care units. Researchers continue to work toward creating better primary and adjunctive treatments to improve mortality rates. Now two studies shed new light on the treatment of septic shock. One study found that patients with septic shock receiving fludrocortisone and hydrocortisone together had improved survival rates.
Being a nurse means being a lot of things to a lot of people. But one of the basics of nursing is performing a head-to-toe assessment. A head-to-toe assessment refers to a physical examination or health assessment, and it becomes one of the many important components of understanding a patient’s needs and problems.
Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn't held true for children, a new government report finds.
Obesity among adults increased to about 40 percent in 2015-2016, up from 34 percent in 2007-2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. That means 2 of every 5 adults now struggle with obesity. Meanwhile, about 18.5 percent of kids were obese in 2015-2016, compared with 17 percent in 2007-2008.
By Joan Spitrey
For the third straight year, nurses are planning to meet on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Nurses Take DC event will be held April 26 and hopes to again raise public awareness regarding safe nurse-patient ratios, meeting with legislators to discuss nurse staffing and to support pending legislation. The event has been the culmination and labor of love from members who met through the popular Facebook group, Show Me Your Stethoscope.
Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart.
In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu or pneumonia were six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after their sickness began.
But "for most young, healthy people, the risk of heart attacks and strokes occurring with a respiratory infection is [still] low," said lead researcher Charlotte Warren-Gash, an associate professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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