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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine released the first “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” report with recommendations “for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing,” the single largest segment of the healthcare workforce. In February 2019, the campaign published a progress dashboard to examine how far we’ve come between 2010 and 2017. The short version: we’ve got a long way to go, especially when it comes to diversity, valid data collection and leadership enhancement.
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Last week, the Chair of ANA\C Ballot Committee, Dr. Liz Dietz, contacted all participating candidates in the ANA\C Elections 2019-2021 with the results. We would like to congratulate all who won their positions and give our immense thank to all those who participated. We are grateful for your time, enthusiasm and for your dedication to this organizations.
The results are:
President: Dr. Anita Girard
Vice President: Phillip Bautista
Secretary: Ruth Rosenblum was re-elected
Treasurer: Kelly Bell was re-elected
Nursing Practice Director: Christine Tarver was re-elected
Nursing Education Director: Dr. Robyn Nelson
Legislative Director: Lindsay Sandberg was re-elected
Membership Director: Dr. Janette Moreno
The elected ANA MA Representatives are (in this order): Phillip Bautista, Dr. Liz Dietz, Danisha Jenkins, Rachel Choudhury, Tamara AL-Yasmin, Elissa Brown and Dr. Alice Martanegara.
Thank you to all who participated.
Last week, ANA\C lobbyist Roxanne Gould and ANA\C Executive Director Marketa Houskova presented on the importance of nursing advocacy and leadership to first-semester nursing students at Sac State Nursing School. The room was packed and our speakers had a great time discussing politics, policy and nursing with our future colleagues. We thank Prof. Baldock for the invitation and loom forward to returning to Sac State in the Fall.
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.
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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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June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
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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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Association for Talent Development
Nursing is a profession that’s been around since the beginning of time. Strong-minded healthcare providers have been treating the sick for centuries through war, famine, and epidemics. Nurses were the ones who had to deal with the real-life implications of living in a cruel, often unfair world. The industry of healthcare has come a long way since then. In the early 2000s, the term “onboarding” was used in many corporate industries. Healthcare was paying attention and knew it was important, but with so many regulatory agencies dictating what must be included in nursing orientation, the need for compliance training was paramount.
Kaiser Health News via ABC News
In an almost uniform response to the impending exit of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, city and county public health officials are urging the Trump administration to go bigger in its response to adolescents’ growing use of e-cigarettes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules March 27 that will require mammogram centers to tell women more about how dense breast tissue can affect their health and increase their cancer risk.
The proposal aims to identify breast cancer risks earlier, amending regulations under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992.
By Keith Carlson
In most every aspect of healthcare, communication is key to positive patient outcomes, stellar teamwork, and the seamless operation of organizations and facilities of every size and type. A Tower of Babel scenario in a healthcare-related circumstance is never acceptable. How, why, and when we grow our individual and collective muscles of discourse and conversation are of utmost importance. If you, your colleagues, your leaders, or your employing institution itself are lacking in this regard, it's not too late to change that calculus for the better.
Disease-bearing mosquitoes are on the move.
Scientists have been pretty sure of that for decades. As temperatures rise in certain parts of the world, warmth-seeking mosquitoes will invade, making themselves at home in previously inhospitable patches of the globe.
Now researchers are trying to figure out exactly how far north these mosquitoes will migrate.
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital performed a procedure this week that will go down in the history books and is challenging old notions about human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV. The groundbreaking surgery occurred on Monday, March 25, and it involved a kidney transplant from one living person with HIV to another.
The link between a respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 and a polio-like illness has been bolstered by new research showing a spike in both the virus and reports of acute flaccid myelitis in children in 2018, a new government report suggests.
The report, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reinforces previous research that the virus strikes every other year and in the late summer and early fall.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a healthcare administrator, you know how important it is to reduce any risk of a patient health information data breach. Yet, breaches continue to be a vexing and dangerous problem. A study from Michigan State University found that about 1,800 large data breaches over the course of seven years had to do with lax hospital policies putting information at risk. How can you best assist your staff and your IT to secure the data at your organization? Let the research-based advice in this article be your guide.
Dialysis, a common treatment for kidney disease, is far from pleasant, and companies and researchers are constantly working to improve the process. Now, researchers from Humacyte Inc., Duke University and Yale think they're one step closer to using bioengineered blood vessels. These would replace synthetic polymers and donor tissues, which carry risks of inflammation and immune system rejection.
The rate of commercially insured children diagnosed with ADHD climbed 32 percent in Pennsylvania and 25 percent in New Jersey in less than 10 years, according to a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
The Greater Philadelphia area, including South Jersey and Delaware, saw a 33 percent increase. The national increase was 31 percent. Yet many of these young people don’t appear to be getting optimal care, according to the report’s findings.
A male birth control pill passed early safety tests and looks promising, researchers said. But doctors noted that unknowns remain about the contraceptive – and the cultural hurdles it may face.
Dr. Christina Wang, a researcher with Los Angeles-based nonprofit LABioMed, presented findings on the drug at an Endocrine Society conference in New Orleans. The pill "greatly" reduced hormones needed for sperm production in an early study, the society said, but it remains far from final approval.
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