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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nurses can play important roles in reducing and responding to the health effects brought about by climate change, according to Nursing Outlook. Nurses are a trusted source of health information, play an essential part in disaster response efforts, provide clinical care to patients affected by climate change and conduct research related to the issue.
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, the ANA\C Executive Director and ANA\C Lobbyist were invited to attend a briefing hosted by PoliticoPro on a hot morning of June 12, 2019 in the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. The briefing was led by Angela Hart, the healthcare, policy & politics reporter at PoliticoCalifornia Pro - formerly of the Sacramento Bee - as she briefed the room on the latest political/healthcare developments in the CA State Legislature. She mentioned her published interview with the new Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Ghaly and how she was struck by the importance of mental health in all healthcare debates.
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.
At the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, when no one knew how the disease spread and diagnosis was considered terminal, the nurses in San Francisco General Hospital’s HIV/AIDS Ward 5B defied convention, found an innovative way to improve care and treated AIDS patients with compassion.
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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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June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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Martin Dwight Cunanan
Jamie O'Connor Florez
Gemma Stela Legaspi
Mary Ann Padilla
Chanel Russell Nwaogwugwu
Hans Patrick Samson
Drexel James Yaneza
On June 12, Maine became the ninth state and tenth jurisdiction* to authorize medical aid in dying. Maine follows New Jersey in passing and signing a bill that allows terminally ill mentally capable patients with six months or less to live the compassionate option of aid in dying medication this year. Maine will be the 3rdstate this year to have a law go into effect (Hawaii’s law went into effect 1/1/19 and New Jersey’s will go into effect 8/1/19). New York is following close on Maine’s footsteps and may pass this year as well.
*Jurisdictions that have authorized medical aid in dying include: OR, VT, WA, CA, CO, MT, HI, D.C. and N.J.
One in four nurses has experienced violence in the workplace at some point in their career – an experience that nobody should ever have to go through.
An ANA-backed bill before Congress will make sure that the healthcare and social service industry protects nurses from violence in the workplace, and we’re bringing more than 400 nurse-advocates to Capitol Hill next week for ANA’s annual Hill Day to make sure our support for this bill is heard loud and clear.
Nearly 18,000 nurses and nurse advocates like you have pledged to #EndNurseAbuse and support policies that end violence in the workplace – will you sign the pledge too, so we can bring your support to Congress next week?
Most excitingly of all, the bill was cleared by a key committee just this week – with the next step being a full vote on the House floor. Nurses can’t wait: we need to keep up the pressure and use this momentum to make sure that vote is scheduled as soon as possible.
Please, sign the pledge to #EndNurseAbuse today and make sure your call to protect nurses from violence in the workplace is delivered to Congress next week. https://www.nursingworld.org/pledge#enaaction
Thanks for everything you do, and stay tuned for additional ways to get involved this #ANAHillDay.
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.
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Earn CNE credit* by Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar
NSO strives to provide you with risk management information to help your members reduce liability exposure and increase patient safety.
Can’t make it to the live webinar event? No problem! Register to receive an email notification when the archived recording is available.
When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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.
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
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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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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Oct. 17-18, 2019 |Fort Mason Center
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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing via Medical Xpress
History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored. In an editorial published in The American Journal of Public Health, titled "The Great Flu and After: Why the Nurses?", Penn Nursing's Patricia D'Antonio, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing, and colleagues provide an historical perspective illustrating how nursing has influenced the cultural and social dimensions of public health policies and practices.
Every two seconds, an American needs a blood transfusion. But blood transfusions aren’t as simple as taking one person’s blood and giving it to another. There are four different types, but type O negative blood is the only one that can be given to people with all other types. Because of this “universal” quality, it’s in short supply and in high demand, but an incredible breakthrough announced June 10 could change that.
While some people try to scare the world about the possible side-effects of vaccines, scientists are investigating them. Researchers have found that vaccines against rotaviruses really do have an unintended effect – but it's a good one. Vaccinated children are a third less likely to develop Type 1 diabetes.
By 2030, one in every five Americans will be of retirement age, marking the first time that older people will outnumber children. But will healthcare be prepared for this demographic shift?
A shortage of geriatricians means that care of older patients will likely fall to other medical care professionals, especially nurses, who work closely with patients across healthcare settings.
But according to a 2016 discussion paper in the National Academy of Medicine, fewer than one percent of registered nurses and three percent of advanced practice registered nurses are certified in geriatrics.
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Digital marketer Mailchimp has removed several anti-vaccination activists from its platform and will no longer provide services to newsletters that push anti-vaccination content.
The move to block the anti-vaccination rhetoric follows similar actions by other tech companies and comes on the heels of increased pressure from public health advocates and lawmakers on digital platforms to curtail the spread of health misinformation.
North Carolina State University via Medical Xpress
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia.
Washington University School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for the tick-borne illness. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with the potentially lethal virus. The drug, favipiravir, is approved in Japan but not the U.S. for treatment of influenza, a related virus.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, average stress levels in the U.S. rose from 4.9 in 2014 to 5.1 on a 10-point stress scale, and there has been an increase in number of adults who experience extreme stress. Andrew Steckl, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of electrical engineering in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, and his research team have developed a new test that can easily and simply measure common stress hormones using sweat, blood, urine, or saliva.
University of Exeter via ScienceDaily
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don't visit nature at all during an average week.
Kaiser Health News
A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most recent available), administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When asked to rate their overall health, 82 percent of adults ages 65 to 74 described it as excellent (18 percent), very good (32 percent) or good (32 percent) — on the positive side of the ledger.
University of California, Los Angeles via Medical Xpress
Each year, one million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, can be used together with the traditional method to increase the rate of prostate cancer detection.
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