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Sharon Quinlan's passion for patient experience grew out of her personal experience with the healthcare system.
"When I was in my 30s, both my parents, in short succession, went through really complex, multiple chronic disease conditions and, then ultimately, passed away," says the vice president/chief nursing officer of ambulatory at the newly merged Advocate Aurora Health.
The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) presents a second technical webinar in the series entitled ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Long-Acting MPTs’ to be held on Wednesday, 2 May at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET. This webinar will focus on the technical elements of MPT product development, initiating a critical discussion around the feasibility and challenges of developing longer-acting MPTs as part of the method mix, consisting of two presentations that will prime a more in-depth audience discussion.
This series has been designed with ‘new’ MPT researchers in mind, such as contraceptive developers and manufacturers, mechanical engineers, novel formulation scientists, and polymer chemists. We encourage those who want to learn more about MPTs to follow this series, but anyone with an interest in the MPT field is welcome to join us!
If you have any questions or require outreach support, please get in touch with Program Associate Diane Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 28-29, 2018 | Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (PST)
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Join us for two stress-free days to amuse your muse and feed your brain with interactive learning based on the book:
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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
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The January/February/March issue of The Nursing Voice is available digitally. Click here to view it.
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That's why we're reaching out to you today about a new survey-based research panel that is now actively recruiting new members.
Beginning in late 2018, you will have the unique opportunity to share your opinions and influence products and services. By registering to be a participant in the RN Vital Signs Research Panel, approved companies will ask you for your opinions about numerous topics.
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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.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.
Earn 1 FREE CE! Registration Deadline: May 8, 2018, 7 p.m. EDT
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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A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's. While the overall numbers are relatively small, former members of the military who had received a concussion at some point in their lives were 56 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's than veterans who had not been knocked out, who had not experienced an altered state of consciousness or who had not had amnesia for as long as 24 hours.
By Joan Spitrey
Barbara Bush, beloved former first lady, died in her Houston home at the age of 92. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush. Mrs. Bush had long suffered from congestive heart failure and COPD for many years, and she had become frail in her sunset years. Earlier in the week, it was reported that she was forgoing any further aggressive treatment to extend her life in exchange for comfort care at home.
High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.
The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn't increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes paired with high blood pressure, they found a significant increase in coronary artery disease severity and cardiovascular events.
Most people are familiar with some form of triage: When you go to an emergency room, you first sit down with a triage nurse who records your symptoms, takes your vital signs and assesses the urgency of your medical need.
As of Thursday, that's happening over the phone for 911 callers in Washington, D.C., where triage nurses now sit alongside 911 dispatchers to help field calls.
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The volume of prescription opioids dispensed by U.S. clinicians dropped 12 percent last year, marking the largest annual decline in 25 years, according to a new report released April 19.
But, at the same time, overall use of medications and list prices continued to rise last year while out-of-pocket costs for many patients went down due to generics and manufacturer coupons, the report shows. In 2017, physicians dispensed 23.3 billion fewer morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) to patients.
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CNOs believe current nurse shortages are negatively affecting patient care and staff morale, and project the shortages will worsen in the future, according to a the results of nurse leaders survey released April 5.
The 2017 survey, conducted by AMN Healthcare, BE Smith, and The Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals, involved 223 nurse leaders. Participants included CNOs and nurse leaders with titles such as chief nurse executive, director of nursing and vice president of nursing, senior vice president, COO, clinical nurse leader, and clinical administrator.
More than 20 percent of teenaged girls performed unhealthy dieting behaviors in 2013, compared with slightly more than 10 percent of teenaged boys, according to findings recently published in BMC Public Health. Researchers looked at 113,542 responses regarding unhealthy eating behaviors — vomiting/taking laxatives, fasting for more than 24 hours, and ingesting diet liquids/powders/pills — from the biennial survey for the period 1999 to 2013 for their analysis.
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Patients with type 2 diabetes who did not achieve adequate glycemic control with metformin had improved survival during follow-up if they received add-on therapy with a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor or a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist rather than a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor or control (placebo or no treatment), in a network meta-analysis that indirectly compared these three drug classes.
Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis.
Now, new research suggests, but doesn't prove, that the virus that causes the illness may be linked to an increased risk for seven other serious immune-system diseases.
Those diseases include lupus; multiple sclerosis; rheumatoid arthritis; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; inflammatory bowel disease; celiac disease; and type 1 diabetes.
With the stress of the health care profession, it can be challenging to rally your energy or exude optimism on a daily basis. If you’re in an administrative or management role, you may notice signs of dwindling happiness among the staff. Things like arguments among colleagues, less camaraderie, or increased turnover rates may be clues to indicate your coworkers are in need of a morale boost.
People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers.
Researchers followed a large group of participants, equally divided between people with obesity and without, for eight years. They found that people with obesity had a 40 percent higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation than people without obesity.
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