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The Boston Globe
Can an untrained bystander prevent an injured person from bleeding to death? Calamities like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing have shown that many people are willing to try. And military experience demonstrates that swiftly stanching bleeds with tourniquets can reduce deaths from limb injuries by half. But combining the willingness to help with the ability to do so has turned out to be a tall order, and a study by Boston researchers published this week provides a glimpse of the challenges.
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA
ANA\C Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Dr. Maria O'Rourke - Instrumental in rewriting CA Nurse Practice Act; Dr. Rhonda Foster - ANA Consultant and Educator; Dr. Joseph Morris - Executive Officer, CA Board of Registered Nursing
Panel discussions on: Reducing Workplace Violence; Advocacy and Legislation; and Partnering with the CDC on Infection Prevention
- Shake Your Groove Thing — 70s dance party with appetizers and libations
- Exhibit Hall — Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon -— Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- RNs share their work through poster sessions — Click here for more information about submitting your abstract
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly and much more!
ANA\C Members — Before Aug. 31: $199 | After Aug. 31: $250
Non-Members — Before Aug. 31: $249 | After Aug. 31: $300
Pre-Licensure RN Students — Before Aug. 31: $75 | After Aug. 31: $95
Click here to learn more and register!
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Nominees must be ANA\C members. Awards will be presented at the ANA\C Awards Luncheon on Saturday, November 10th. Self-nominations are accepted and require a letter of support for the nomination. Nominations of a single individual for multiple awards are strongly discouraged. ANA\C Board members and Award Task Force members are ineligible for an award.
The following awards are open for nomination:
Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
- ANA\C Public Service Award:
Recognized an individual for dedication to nursing and public service.
- Florence Nightingale Award:
Recognizes the delivery of outstanding direct patient care by a Registered Nurse.
- Ray Cox Award:
Recognizes the lifelong commitment of an individual Registered Nurse in the field of nursing and their impact and dedication to the advancement of Nursing as a profession in the state of California.
- Elizabeth “Betty” Curtis Award:
Awarded to a Registered Nurse who is an advocate on behalf of nursing and health care in the legislature, regulatory boards, or other public policy arenas.
- JoAnne Powell Award:
Presented to an emerging nurse leader who has been in practice as a professional nurse for less than 5 years.
To nominate a colleague for an ANA\C award, complete the 2018 ANA\C Award Nomination Form, include the nurse’s name, contact information, a brief bio or CV, and your rationale for the nomination as it pertains to the award criteria.
Nomination Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Click here to download the nomination form.
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is currently hiring for various entry level positions. If you know someone that is looking for a wonderful career opportunity with the Board please forward them the following link: http://rn.ca.gov/jobs.shtml or instruct them to visit: http://rn.ca.gov/ and see the BRN Job Opportunities section. The website is frequently updated with new positions so please bookmark the link.
Nurses work hard. Finding convenient and affordable continuing education shouldn’t be! PeriFACTS offers Labor and Delivery and Antepartum/Postpartum Nurses continuing education online starting at just $99 for one-year! Interested? Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial to periFACTS!
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Cerner Ambulatory Practice Management
Specialty Practice Management is a complete front- and back-office solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this comprehensive solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that prevent or delay insurance reimbursement.
June 14 | 10-11 a.m. PDT | Register
This 60-minute Webinar is approved for one RN (1) CEU, NOT approved for CPST CEU.
There are only 100 participant spots per Webinar. Log in early to assure your place.
Click here to view the flyer | Click here to register
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June 6 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20004
and via live webcast
Join the Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications for a public information gathering session examining how the science of adolescent development 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.
Topics to be addressed during the public session include:
Learn more and register.
- Understanding contemporary adolescents;
- Biological and neurological processes of adolescence;
- Adolescents and technology; and
- Cross-system approaches to promoting adolescent development.
Last week, a California judge unexpectedly granted a motion by Life Legal Defense Foundation, American Academy of Medical Ethics and others to overturn the End of Life Option Act which authorized medical aid those those dying in California.
Many throughout our state are depending on this law and we must provide options for them. Use the form to send a message to the Attorney General thanking him for his seeking an appeal and to your legislators urging for their continued support of the End of Life Option Act.
Click here to Act Now!
Lead the Way to Cost Management and Financial Success Webinar
June 20 | 1-2 p.m. EDT | 1.0 CE |
Register Today for Leading a Cost-Savvy Unit
Nursing's role in sound financial management is more important than ever. But how can nurses make their voices heard and contribute to financial security in the workplace?
Join us for this live ANA webinar, leading a Cost-Savvy Unit, and get everything you need to succeed in today's increasingly cost-conscious health care environment.
Leading a Cost-Savvy Unit will arm you with knowledge to make financial decisions that are in nurses' and patients' best interests. You'll learn to:
- Define the stages of cost reduction
- Apply cost discipline to nursing
- Identify measures of financial success
- Translate nursing's role in cost management
- Identify best practices to achieve successful budget reduction
- And more!
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
New guidance has been published on managing diabetes in the elderly, including for the first time how to manage treatment for the particularly frail. The guidance was produced from a collaboration between experts in diabetes medicine, primary care and geriatric medicine, led by David Strain, MD, at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania via Medical Xpress
Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine published online in Cell Reports. Importantly, the study shows that an existing targeted therapy may keep those synapses "silent" after seizures to allow the brain to develop normally during a critical time in a person's life.
By Keith Carlson
Becoming a nurse is a meaningful act with far-reaching impact. Nurses are the connective tissue of healthcare, and a nursing career can take an earnest individual down many roads, from the ICU and home health to academia, research and entrepreneurship. If a nurse maintains an open mind and an eye for opportunity, the world is truly that nurse’s oyster. Meanwhile, the stoking of the fire of personal growth is essential to ultimate satisfaction and work-life balance.
Millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, and many endure symptoms for months or years afterward. A new study shows that a majority of patients with a concussion receive no follow-up care within three months of discharge from the hospital.
Medscape (free login required)
The inactivated influenza vaccine provides superior protection against influenza infection compared with the nasal spray vaccine and should be the first choice for immunization during the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a statement this week. Clinicians should use the nasal spray vaccine only as a last resort for children who refuse the shot, the AAP indicated.
Medscape (free login required)
Welcome to snake season. As the weather warms up, serpents will start to slither out of their winter hideouts and, inevitably, cross paths with humans. Such encounters may end in a trip to the emergency room. "Throughout the spring and summer months, the numbers (of snakebite-related ER visits) double, triple, maybe even more than that," says Diane Calello, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. "It's certainly a warm-weather phenomenon."
Pain News Network
It has long been accepted in my field that chronic pain is a frequent outcome of trauma. There is extensive evidence to suggest that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report chronic pain with striking frequency regardless of the nature of the traumatic experience. You don’t need to have been diagnosed with PTSD to be negatively and chronically affected by trauma.
Patient Engagement HIT
Between increasing patient panels, evolving and often difficult-to-use technology, and the complications of federal quality reporting requirements, healthcare provider burnout is rampant. But as more providers suffer from burnout and even leave the profession, nurse practitioners have emerged to fill those care gaps.
The role of the nurse practitioner is growing, with more clinicians choosing that career path than ever before.
Elsevier via Medical Xpress
Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States U.S. The new estimates were based on a nationally-representative sample of 36,309 adults — the largest national sample of US adults ever studied.
The findings estimate that 0.80 percent of U.S. adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 0.28 percent will be affected by bulimia nervosa; and 0.85 percent will be affected by binge eating disorder.
The recognition that asthma is a heterogeneous disease, and the identification of individual asthma phenotypes and endotypes, is poised to usher in the era of personalized medicine, but significant challenges remain. Personalized pharmacotherapy, as well as other individual treatment approaches, hold the promise of better asthma control for patients with severe, drug-refractory disease. The identification of new asthma biomarkers will be key to identifying patients with severe asthma who will respond to specific therapies.
Advance Healthcare Network
As their role expands from the bedside to the waiting room to the board room, nurses are busier than ever and increasingly stressed. Beyond providing direct medical care, nurses are also an educational resource, an advocate for patient needs, and a source of comfort. Combined, these factors are contributing to soaring stress levels and burnout.
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