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|June 11, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In 2014, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the American Nurses Foundation and Little Bird Games created a post-traumatic stress disorder toolkit for nurses working with patients experiencing the mental health condition.
But nurses, too, are at risk. In fact, according to a recent article in the New York Times, as many as one in four nurses experience PTSD at some point in their careers.
Aug. 19, 2019 | Registration is now open!
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Each year, ANA\C presents a dynamic educational conference in Sacramento to open the world of politics and legislation to nurses in a friendly and easy-to-understand venue. The goal of this conference is to provide the tools nurses need to effectively participate in the legislative process and support the nursing agenda throughout the state of California. Strengthening the voice of nursing can and will protect and enhance the nursing profession as well as nursing's position in the political and regulatory arenas.
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!
Last week, ANA\C Executive Director, Marketa Houskova, met with the new ANA\C President, Dr. Anita Girard, at her Stanford Health Care office to conduct a full review of ANA\C activities, initiatives, bills we are following, projects we are working on, and events we are preparing, including an overview of all coalition and collaborators partners. We’d like to thank Dr. Girard for her time and look forward to our close cooperation in advancing the health and well-being of all Californians and the profession of nursing (ANA\C Mission).
Congratulations to the nursing staff at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, CA for applying for Magnet Redesignation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Valley Children’s Healthcare led by Senior VP and Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Beverly Hayden-Pugh MOB, BSN, RN.
Do you have experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or mental health? BRN is actively recruiting dedicated individuals to become nurse support group facilitators. As a nurse support group facilitator, you can help fellow RNs return to safe nursing practice.
More information can be found at the Board’s website at www.rn.ca.gov or by contacting Intervention Program staff at 916-574-7692.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 12 - 1 p.m., Pacific Time
Panelists: Joanne Spetz, Garrett Chan, Teri Hollingsworth
Concerns about a shortage of registered nurses in California have been rising, with one report claiming that California will need nearly 200,000 more nurses by 2030. Other studies show that there will be no statewide shortages, but that some regions face impending shortages and others may have surpluses. Over the past six years, surveys have found that many newly graduated nurses are challenged to find jobs.
Join us for a webinar on the latest data on RN supply, demand, and shortages in California. We will describe the latest findings from the UCSF survey of nurse employers, the Hospital Association of Southern California’s hospital vacancy and turnover survey, HealthImpact’s Survey of New Graduate RNs, and other recently released data.
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Magdalena Ines Araneta
Venice Maylea Bien
Young Ran Lee
Irene Virginia Smith
Tami Jo Torres
San Juan Capistrano
The new nursingworld.org #EndNurseAbuse page is a critical tool in our ongoing campaign to reduce incidents of workplace violence and strengthen workplace violence policies in healthcare facilities. ANA members and the general public will find educational materials, resources to help support those who have experienced workplace violence, and our #EndNurseAbuse pledge.
Despite the fact that one in four nurses are assaulted in their professional career, workplace violence incidents in health care settings are under-reported. Our goal is to foster a culture in which incidents are reported every time and to cultivate policies that limit the negative impact of this epidemic. Together, we can #EndNurseAbuse.
Despite the far-reaching benefits of physical activity, most Americans do not meet the current public health guidelines. At the population level, physical activity is challenging to assess because it is a complex, multidimensional behavior that varies by type, intensity, setting, motives, and environmental and social influences. Surveillance of physical activity is a core public health function necessary to measure and analyze the prevalence of physical activity at a population level. To support public health, there is a need to develop and implement surveillance systems that effectively integrate measurement of specific physical activity behaviors (like walking) with assessment of environmental factors that influence physical activity behavior (such as the walkability of communities).
With support from the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a committee to develop strategies to support the implementation of recommended actions to improve national physical activity surveillance. The resulting report, Implementing Strategies to Enhance Public Health Surveillance of Physical Activity in the United States, outlines the committee’s 22 strategies and supporting actions for implementation.
The decision to pursue certification is an important step in your nursing career. You’re making the choice to invest in yourself and obtain the credentials that employers look for when hiring their nursing staff. Being prepared for the upcoming exam is a major part of earning the credentials you want and investing in certification prep tools is the way to go.
ANA Education & Resources offers a variety of study tools that fit your lifestyle. Review manuals, practice questions, and on-demand webinars are all available to help you prepare for your certification exam. Not only do these tools fit your schedule and lifestyle; they fit your budget, starting as low as $50.
The first step in earning your nursing certification is to be prepared for the exam. Take advantage of the tools offered by ANA Education & Resources today!
Start studying! Click 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|
June 11-13, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Learn how to:
George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus
- Describe the Federal and state policy processes, including how a bill is formulated, passed, implemented and evaluated.
- Analyze the factors influencing the policy process outcomes.
- Analyze current significant health policy issues and possible legislation or regulation at both the state and Federal levels.
- Evaluate the policy environment and the impact on successful negotiation and passage of select bills.
- Frame and successfully craft a strong, clear media message related to a specific policy issue of interest to the participant.
- Create a long-term strategy to influence a policy issue through the use of media and action groups.
- Prepare and conduct a visit to the Hill to make a pitch for a policy.
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
George Washington University School of Nursing,
GW Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and GW Health Workforce Institute.
For more information, click here.
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 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Workplace violence against nurses happens every day. The exact prevalence is not fully known. Effective reporting will allow us to understand the scope of the problem. We must take steps now to prevent all incidences of violence against nurses.
Topics to be addressed during this live, free, interactive webinar include:
Can't join us for the webinar? Register by June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET to receive 24/7 access to the recording!
- Barriers to reporting workplace violence, the importance of reporting, and how we can overcome those barriers
- The path to a "zero-tolerance" workplace as part of an effective safety culture
- Best practices for workplace violence prevention and response
- How to support ourselves and our co-workers when we do experience workplace violence
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Individual pre-registration is required.
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 deadline for the early bird pricing has been extended! Click here to register.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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This year, #NASHPCONF19 will feature sessions that explore how states are building systems of care to address a range of substance use disorders (SUD) and behavioral health needs. Sessions will highlight how states promote early identification and prevention, leverage a scarce healthcare workforce across settings, and look beyond acute care models to services and supports that address social factors affecting long-term recovery. Sessions include:
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- On the Rise: Emerging Dimensions of Suicide Prevention: 1:30-3 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- On Time Delivery: Optimizing Access to Care for Pregnant Women with SUD or Mental Health Conditions: 1:30-3 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Diverse Populations: 10-11:30 a.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- Beyond the Quick Fix: Supporting and Sustaining Recovery Across the Life Span (Preconference): 8 a.m-4 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
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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Sept. 19 - 20, 2019 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562-437-5900
Join us as we explore ways to connect with the heart of nursing and patient care through inspired and insightful leadership. Reserve your place now for this highly-regarded leadership conference and learn from distinguished experts how to take nursing practice to new heights.
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Nov. 20-21, 2019 | Paris, France
According to WHO, of the 43.5 million health workers in the world, it is estimated that 20.7 million are nurses and midwives, yet 50% of WHO member states report less than three nursing and midwifery personnel per 1000 state individuals (and about 25% report to have less than 1 per 1000).
Seeing the importance of the demand for nursing and healthcare in education, research and profession, Research International aims to build a platform by organizing the “World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare," which is slated for Nov. 20-21, 2019, in Paris, France.
We are privileged to invite you to this prestigious event.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Columbia School of Nursing
A unit-level nurse staffing study conducted by Columbia University School of Nursing found an association between nurse understaffing and healthcare associated infections in patients, demonstrating that understaffing increases the risk of HAIs, which adds billions to healthcare costs annually. HAIs included in the analysis were urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, and cases of pneumonia. The study, published recently in the Journal of Nursing Administration and titled “Nurse Staffing and Healthcare Associated Infection, Unit-level Analysis,” was conducted using cross-sectional data from a large urban hospital system.
It’s been nearly two decades since the U.S. officially eliminated measles, but we may lose that status before we hit the 20-year mark.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that we’ve now topped 1,000 cases in 2019. Elimination isn’t about case numbers, though — it’s about time, and just last week, the Director of the CDC warned that we could be in danger of losing our status as a measles-eliminated country.
Our highly ranked RN-MSN program is 100% online and you can earn your degree in as little as 15 months. There is curriculum involving health policy, regulation, electronic health record management, telemedicine and much more. ADN and BSN tracks available!
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The world is entering "a new phase" where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a "new normal," the World Health Organization has warned.
Previous Ebola outbreaks affected relatively small numbers of people.
But the Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second largest outbreak ever, just three years after the world's largest one ended.
The WHO said countries and other bodies needed to focus on preparing for new deadly epidemics.
By Keith Carlson
No one in their right mind would argue that healthcare careers aren’t stressful. Burnout, depression, stress-based illness, and even suicide are common in certain populations of healthcare workers. If our nation and the world depend upon nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other professionals to provide care that millions of patients require, why are we ignoring the stressors that cause healthcare providers to develop debilitating symptoms, abandon their careers, or even take their own lives?
In the United States, cesarean births have increased from 20 percent to 32 percent over the past 22 years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cesarean rates as high as 37 percent in states such as Florida and Louisiana. Studies also have shown rates vary widely from hospital to hospital.
While C-sections are medically necessary in some cases, researchers estimate that almost half of these procedures performed in the U.S. are not necessary.
Researchers pursuing a simple, cheap way to dramatically reduce childhood deaths in sub-Saharan Africa have released some promising new results — but it's still unclear whether their approach might ultimately put more children at a disadvantage in fighting off serious diseases.
Cancer can take a toll not only on the body, but also a patient's bank account — and just how much of a toll has been revealed in a new report.
About one-fourth of cancer survivors in the United States say they have had problems paying medical bills and about one-third say they have worried about medical costs, according to the report published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The report found that cancer survivors have significantly higher annual out-of-pocket spending on average compared with people who have never had cancer.
By Christina Thielst
The Leapfrog Group, which represents employers and other purchasers of healthcare services, has released its new spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Overall, there has been a significant improvement in 2019 (160,000) from its 2016 estimate (205,000) of lives lost from avoidable medical errors. Through its affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, it has also updated its estimate of deaths due to accidents, injuries and infections at hospitals. Like other hospital rating systems, the grades can be viewed as triggers for asking questions for more informed patients.
Newcastle University via Medical Xpress
A new study has surprised the medical world, finding that smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres — a marker at the end of our chromosomes that is widely accepted as an indicator of aging. This suggests that adult telomere length should be considered a static biomarker that changes relatively little during adult life.
The meta-analysis of 18 previously collected datasets led by researchers at Newcastle University is published in the Royal Society journal Open Science.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
In the first days after the tuberculosis bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are activated to fight the infection. Now, researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates the body’s immune defenses in those crucial early days, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Western Sydney University via Medical Xpress
An international team of researchers from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester have found the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain, affecting our attentional capacities, memory processes, and social interactions.
In a first of its kind review, published in World Psychiatry, the world's leading psychiatric research journal, the researchers investigated leading hypotheses on how the Internet may alter cognitive processes, and further examined the extent to which these hypotheses were supported by recent findings from psychological, psychiatric and neuroimaging research.
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