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|May 14, 2019 ||
Day in and day out, American nurses see the damaging fallout of a for-profit healthcare system. That’s why nurses have long been at the forefront of the fight for healthcare justice. Recently, that fight took them to the headquarters of PhRMA, the trade group that represents pharmaceutical industry companies. Members of National Nurses United, along with other Medicare for All advocates, used bandaids to plaster PhRMA’s walls with the GoFundMe pages of patients who’ve turned to crowdfunding to cover their healthcare expenses. The protest came just one day before Congress held its first-ever Medicare for All hearing.
We are excited to share with you our first digital publication of the Nursing Voice! Click here to read.
We have a dynamic presence on social media! ANA\C's follower count on Facebook is growing, and we would like you to be a part of it. Check us out!
ANA\C partners with CNSA's Nursing Students in Sacramento Internship program to provide nursing students with the opportunity to experience how nurses can impact legislation. Click here to view video testimonials from the 2019 program.
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PDT)
Registration has closed and the event will not able to accommodate walk-in registrants. You may add your name to the waitlist if you would like to be notified if space becomes available. This event will be livestreamed at: https://youtu.be/2P42Lf_WCWE. Click here to add your name to the waitlist.
Thank you for attending CHCF’s recent briefing, Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners, held earlier this week at California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento.
The briefing took a closer look at the California Future Health Workforce Commission’s recommendation (PDF) to expand practice authority for nurse practitioners (NPs). Speakers shared research and experiences from other states that currently allow NPs to practice without physician oversight. They explained how access to care increases when states expand practice authority for NPs — in California, and in rural areas specifically. They also made the point that quality of care is the same or better in states that allow NPs full practice authority compared to states with restrictions. Speakers from New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada provided useful details about their states’ particular NP scope of practice laws and lessons they have learned since their laws first went into effect. We hope you find their data and experiences useful to your work.
Click here to watch Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners.
24th Annual Nursing Conference
May 31, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The 24th Annual Conference of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Los Angeles Chapter will focus on public policy and social justice at the local, state and national level for vulnerable populations. Click here to register.
In honor of Nurses appreciation week Sacramento Roller Derby is offering a discount for nurses to their next game on Saturday, May 18.
Come watch Sacramento's premiere roller derby team take on Ventura County Derby Darlins for an exciting night of roller derby!
To purchase tickets please visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4237827 and use password CARING for 20% off.
Tuesday, May 28 | 7:00 p.m.
To order tickets visit this link, or copy and paste link to your browser: https://www.mlb.com/athletics/tickets/specials#nurses
Laura Carrasco Olguin
Marie Louise Coscolluela
Gilda Marcelo-De Vera
Giovanna Sopprani De Gutierrez
South San Francisco
Nurses are indispensable to ending HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the ANA reminded a federal stakeholder group advising the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Administration has ramped up HIV prevention efforts, announcing plans to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 90 percent in the next decade. HHS will need nurses, including APRNs, to reach that target and improve the lives of people who are now living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
In a letter to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment, ANA made the case to ensure nurses’ participation in new HIV initiatives. Lead agencies include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS. HHS is seeking an HIV budget increase of $291 million, for CDC and HRSA to invest in local HealthForces that will target communities where HIV cases are the fastest growing.
Read the full article here.
The American Nurses' Association's workgroup revising the 2013 Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition, has developed an anonymous and voluntary survey to inform its development work. The survey takes less than 7 minutes to complete, is not for the purposes of research, and can be accessed here.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
ANA is holding its annual Hill Day on June 20 in Washington, DC, and we want you to join us! Register now to visit with your Members of Congress and make sure your perspective on nursing legislation is heard.
Already in 2019, ANA supporters like you have driven action on bills that would #EndNurseAbuse in the workplace, remove barriers for APRNs providing home healthcare, and extend Title VIII education and workforce development funding to empower the next generation of nurses.
But our work is just getting started — to make sure these bills cross the finish line, ANA is bringing hundreds of nurse advocates to the Capitol this June to meet face-to-face with Members of Congress.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
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.
May 17, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT | Online via Zoom
Presented by Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE), a part of Stanford Medicine
Register to attend.
- How to clearly communicate expectations for how a debriefing will be conducted
- How to begin debriefings in an objective and efficient manner
- Ways to avoid creating defensiveness during debriefings
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.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s workshop on Key Operational Characteristics and Functionalities of a State-of-the-Art Patient Scheduling System will be held on May 16-17 in Washington, DC.
Click here to register.
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 16, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. EST
Please join us for a public webinar to learn about the new National Academies' report The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth.
The study committee was charged with examining the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development, health, well-being, resilience, and agency including the science of positive youth development. The committee was also asked to focus on how this knowledge can be applied to institutions and systems so that adolescent well-being, resilience, and development are promoted and that systems address structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity and access. The webinar will include an overview of the study process and discussion of the report's conclusions, recommendations, and key messages.
Click here to register.
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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May 30, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
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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.
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June 12, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET
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- Highlight successful strategies for messaging and communicating health equity in public policy.
- Provide an example of a successful communications campaign that effectively utilized evidence-based strategies to engage key stakeholders to advance health equity in public policy.
- Identify current research gaps around effective messaging and communication for health equity.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Becker's Hospital Review
Nurses shared valuable self-care tips they wish they'd followed sooner in their careers in a May 8 post on the online discussion board Reddit. These included keeping a consistent sleep schedule, being smart with caffeine, and getting a good pair of waterproof shoes, among others.
We're not even halfway through 2019, and already the U.S. has confirmed more than 700 cases of measles. Thanks to a mix of factors – not least, non-medical exemptions from vaccination – some areas are at higher risk than others. Researchers have put together a list of top 25 potential hotspots for outbreaks authorities need to target to limit the threat of what the World Health Organization now regards as a global health crisis.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
From California's wildfires to emerging measles outbreaks in New York and New Jersey, the United States saw economic damages exceeding $91 billion for health security events in 2018.
And though more states are prepared to face such events, progress may soon be outpaced by environmental disasters and more emerging infectious disease threats, according to the 2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare leadership is not for the faint of heart; it takes grit, determination, patience, and ambition, not to mention a healthy dose of high-level communication skills. However, some healthcare, medical, and nursing leaders just don’t understand how to listen; in this way, we can say that leaders who don’t really listen have truly caught the "common cold" of healthcare: a lack of understanding of the utter power of listening.
Healthcare IT News
More and more hospitals and health systems are recognizing the innovation their nurses can bring to the table, shows a new study from the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. On both the clinical and operational sides, nurses are appreciated by colleagues for their skills in areas such as "interface of clinical innovation and technology" and "design-thinking for process change," according to the report.
But the study also finds that health system leadership needs to do better encouraging and optimizing the forward-thinking skills these nurses can contribute.
Physicians believe placebos work only if patients think they're getting medicine. In other words, doctors have to deceive patients. But there might be a way to get placebos to work without deception.
Health experts harbor well-grounded fears over the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the continuing streak of newly discovered threats will do little to allay the concerns. The latest comes from scientists at Cornell University, who have discovered a previously unknown gene that can leap between organisms to facilitate resistance to an important last-resort antibiotic.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Different birth control methods may be highly effective for preventing pregnancies, but birth control failure is more common than many realize. About 5 percent of the time, women using reliable birth control find themselves unexpectedly pregnant, and until now, the main reason was thought to be that the birth control method wasn’t being used correctly. A new study suggests that women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives.
Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Mass. General Hospital are making steps toward more consistent and reliable mammogram screening procedures. In a newly published paper in the journal Radiology, they describe a machine learning model that can predict from a mammogram if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as many as five years in the future.
If you think longevity solely comes down to genes and diet, think again.
Our social life — the family ties and the bonds you have with friends and community — might also play a vital role. Dr. Gianni Pes studied the population of Sardinia — one of the world's "Blue Zones," an area with an extraordinarily long-living population — and thinks people live longer and more healthily here because they do more physical activity outdoors and feel strong connections to each other.
Some newer diabetes drugs have been linked to a nightmarish “flesh-eating” genital disease that can spread rapidly and kill skin tissue as it grows, according to a new study by U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists. The rare infection concerns people taking a newer class of diabetes medications known as SGLT2 inhibitors, according to FDA scientists, who recently published their findings on the issue.
Time is the most crucial element when it comes to treating patients who are experiencing a stroke — and a new study suggests that that crucial window could be a little longer than previously thought. Thrombolytic medicine, which helps break up blood clots, typically is administered to treat an ischemic stroke within 4½ hours of the start of symptoms.
Yet the study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that treatment between 4½ and nine hours after stroke symptoms emerged still could offer benefit.
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