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By Keith Carlson
As the 21st century matures, so too does our understanding of what diversity means in relation to the delivery of compassionate, sensitive and appropriate healthcare. The notion of diversity has expanded in recent decades, and nurses, physicians, allied health providers and institutions must keep pace with the societal changes that are continually underway. In the late 20th century, a great deal of attention was paid to cultural diversity.
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June 28-29, 2018 | Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (PST)
Embassy Suites by Hilton 1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Join us for two stress-free days to amuse your muse and feed your brain with interactive learning based on the book:
Channeling Florence Nightingale Integrity, Insight, Innovation by Dr. Candy Campbell | 10 CE Hours
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View a sneak peek with Marketa Houskova.
Annual 2018 Nursing Webinar: Nursing Demand and Supply in California: Current State and Strategies for the Future
In case you missed the webinar or would like to share this webinar with others, we are happy to report that the webinar is now posted online, and you may view at your convenience! Also available are:
PowerPoints associated with the webinar
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New report, Survey of Nurse Employers in California
Interactive dashboard: Demand for Nursing Workforce, Survey of California Nurses, 2017
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.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.
Earn 1 FREE CE! Registration Deadline: May 8, 2018, 7 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Patient non-adherence can come in many forms: unwillingness to follow a course of therapy, repeated missed appointments, rejecting treatment recommendations, reluctance to take medications, refusal to provide information or chronic late payments. If left unchecked, such conduct may result in litigation. The objective of this presentation is to empower nurses with strategies to not only recognize these patient behaviors but also take steps to reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims. Using selected claim scenarios, RNs and LPNs/LVNs can examine their own current risk control practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by their peers.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 1:00 PM EDT
This free, interactive, live webinar will allow you to:
Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
- Advance your strategic visioning and leadership skills
- Challenge your current strategic approach: How to disrupt the status quo
- Master key aspects of innovation that allow you to have a true impact
- Immediately apply 6 critical strategic thinking skills to enhance outcomes
- Reconsider 10 principles of strategic leadership: How to make a difference in today’s healthcare arena
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How long you live may depend in part on where you live, according to new data from the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators. Although health in the United States improved between 1990 and 2016, a few risk factors accounted for many years lost to poor health, disability, or early death. And the differences in both health and life expectancy between states were substantial.
Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is hurting care quality and patient satisfaction.
Staffing firm AMN Healthcare surveyed more than 200 chief nursing officers and found that more than one-third (34 percent) fear that nursing shortages have a "considerable" or "great" impact on care quality. In addition, 41 percent said that these staffing problems negatively impact the patient experience.
By Dr. Abimbola Farinde
Across the U.S., reports of opioid abuse and related deaths have become an all-too-common occurrence. With death tolls continuing to rise and such a wide impact on the population, regardless of background, immediate steps must be taken to address the issue. The most recent landmark initiative comes from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., who issued a national advisory "emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone."
Medical News Today
Finger-prick tests for blood glucose monitoring may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists who have developed an adhesive skin patch that measures glucose levels every 10–15 minutes. Created by researchers from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, the novel patch has proven to be a feasible noninvasive strategy for blood glucose monitoring in tests of both pig and human skin.
HealthDay News via Oncology Nurse Advisor
When presented with different care scenarios, nursing students are not correctly identifying all the fundamental care needs of patients, according to a study published online March 11 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Eva Jangland, R.N., Ph.D., from Uppsala University in Sweden, and colleagues surveyed 398 nursing students from universities in Sweden, England, Japan, Canada, and Australia regarding the fundamentals of care for each of three scenarios.
In a population health management environment, where resources are often scarce and every employee must always function at the top of his or her license, NPs and PAs offer more flexibility for seeing patients without compromising on quality or outcomes. But misunderstandings about the role and value of APPs persist in many organizations, said panelists at the recent Value-Based Care Summit: Population Health event in Dallas.
HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
For women undergoing hysterectomy for uterine fibroids, there was an increase in major and minor 30-day complication rates following the issuing of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration black box warning against the use of power morcellation for excision of uterine fibroids, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery.
An elderly patient presses the nurse call button to get assistance with standing up and using the toilet, while another patient in the next room presses the button to get help with changing the TV channel. Further down the hall, lights turn on for another three patient requests. This is all part of the nursing workflow at a hospital.
Ischemic heart disease was still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings recently published by the U.S. Burden of Disease collaborators and appearing in JAMA.
Collaborators examined data encompassing disability-adjusted life-years, disease prevalence, healthy life expectancy, incidence, life expectancy, mortality, years of life lost due to premature mortality, and years lived with disability tied to behavioral, environmental, metabolic and occupational risk factors and 333 causes of death with 95 percent uncertainty intervals.
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