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The coming retirement of baby boomer nurses will include the majority of current nurse managers and lead to a significant knowledge and skills gap. Healthcare administrators and nursing leaders will look to younger nurses to fill this void — generation X (born roughly from 1965–1980), and millennials (roughly 1981–2000).
We are excited to share with you our first digital publication of the Nursing Voice! Click here to read.
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Our goal is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. All boards benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective healthcare systems at the local, state and national levels. As of April 15, 2019, 5,883 nurses have been registered as board participants — 233 of those were counted in the last 90 days. Be one — bring one! Register your board service and invite a nurse colleague to do so as well.
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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Tuesday, April 30 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
GW School of Nursing Foggy Bottom Campus
1919 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 500
For more information and to register, click here.
May 8, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Are you looking for ways to make a bigger impact as a nurse? Would you like to contribute your expertise to create a healthier world? Join us on May 8 for the FREE National Nurses Week webinar, Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession!, and get insider strategies from top nursing leaders including ANA’s new president, Dr. Ernest Grant.
Reserve your seat today!
WHEN: May 16, 2019: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
May 17, 2019: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
WHERE: The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418
May 30, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
You don't have to attend the live webinar! Register to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording!
Register by April 25, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a special article, "Selecting and Preparing References." Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Click here to register.
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
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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!
Online Population Health Leadership DNP program training nurses to manage the health care needs of diverse populations and improve models of health care delivery. For nurses with a master’s degree (in any discipline). Complete in as little as 7 semesters. Apply Today to start classes this Fall 2019 and take the next step in your nursing career.
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Oncology Nursing News
Oncology nurses are valuable players in enrolling patients in clinical trials, and then guiding them through the process – especially when it comes to complicated informed consent documents – explained Katie Goodman, RN, BSN, CCRP, the director of clinical research at Florida Cancer Specialists.
“The oncology nurse plays a critical role in the management of patients on a clinical trial,” Goodman said in a recent interview with Oncology Nursing News.
Kaiser Health News
Public health officials say rural counties across the Midwest and West are becoming the new syphilis battleground. While syphilis is still concentrated in cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta and Las Vegas, its continued spread into places like Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma creates a new set of challenges. Compared with urban hubs, rural populations tend to have less access to public health resources, less experience with syphilis and less willingness to address it because of socially conservative views toward homosexuality and nonmarital sex.
U.S. scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.
Results of the research, developed at a Tennessee hospital, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The babies, born with little to no immune protection, now have fully functional immune systems.
Untreated babies with this disorder have to live in completely sterile conditions and tend to die as infants.
The gene therapy involved collecting the babies' bone marrow and correcting the genetic defect in their DNA soon after their birth.
By Lisa Mulcahy
You know that patient satisfaction is crucial. Because of this, you no doubt check all the standard boxes to keep people happy — you're flexible with appointment times, try not to make patients wait too long, and instruct your staff to be courteous. Cutting-edge research suggests that these steps may not be enough. Your patients can feel a lot more reassured, supported and comfortable if you make the effort to employ some unexpected — but incredibly effective — steps to create a more helpful, inclusive practice environment.
Blood pressure measured at the wrist is commonly higher than pressure measured at the upper arm, which has implications for the accuracy of devices that measure blood pressure, researchers report.
Current hypertension guidelines are based on blood pressure measured with a brachial cuff, the kind typically used in doctor's offices, and applied on the upper arm. But many devices used by patients at home, including the increasingly available wearable monitors, measure blood pressure at the wrist and other locations.
The first clinical trials using CRISPR-edited cells have begun in the US, with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania treating cancer patients with an experimental therapy, according to a report by NPR.
A study published last month in Health Affairs examined claims data from a large national insurer for 316,244 women whose employers switched insurance coverage from low-deductible health plans (i.e., deductibles of $500 or less) to high-deductible health plans (i.e., deductibles of $1,000 or more) between 2004 and 2014. In particular, the researchers looked at the relative effects of such plans on women who have low incomes versus those with higher incomes. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and 8.7 months for first chemotherapy, compared with low-income women with low-deductible plans.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Outpatient surgeries are becoming more and more common, even encompassing procedures like spinal fusion, retinal operations and total joint replacement. Hospitals and patients often prefer outpatient procedures because they lower costs and take less time than surgery might during a traditional hospital stay. Yet, safety must also be paramount. As a hospital administrator, it has be your first priority. Research has shown how specific outpatient procedure strategies can ensure great outcomes, so use the cutting-edge info in this article to evaluate and improve your facility's ambulatory care approach.
Medical News Today
A team of researchers has restored some brain functions in a pig that died four hours earlier. The findings challenge preexisting notions of postmortem brain functionality and open up new possibilities for studying the human brain.
The prevalence of sleep myths could pose a serious risk to one's health, scientists have warned.
We all know someone who, contrary to advice from health professionals, believes that they can get by on five hours' sleep a night.
While they may be under the assumption that lack of sleep is no big deal, perpetuating this notion could lead to long-term health issues.
Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine have carried out an investigation to identify the top 20 most widespread beliefs regarding sleep.
Employees are constantly looking for ways to keep employees healthy, which in turn leads to workers putting in more hours at work. However, one study says those programs might not be delivering the overall desired effect.
While workplace wellness programs led to some healthier behaviors, they didn't lower blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol, according to a study published in JAMA.
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