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When you have an emergency, you probably don’t think twice about what you need to do next: you simply head to the hospital, where the trained medical staff can take care of you, right?
But what happens when the hospitals run out of medicine?
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.
Deadline to Submit Bylaws Proposals: Aug. 3, 2018
The ANA\C Bylaws Committee is seeking proposals from our members for amendments to ANA\C's Bylaws. Any ANA\C member may submit a proposal to amend our organizational Bylaws. This is a great opportunity to have your voice and ideas heard by submitting recommendations for change.
Official announcement will be sent in your email. Check your inbox.
Last week, we let you know that the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition is officially on the California November ballot.
It now has a ballot number: Proposition 8.
Our coalition of nearly 100 organizations is now the No on Proposition 8 campaign and we will continue our work to defeat this dangerous measure.
You can help sharing this info on your Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you for your support! No on Prop 8 Campaign
Yogi Berra once said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
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I use Twitter frequently to broadcast nursing news, ranging from news about state legislators removing barriers to practice for nurse practitioners to highlights from commencement addresses I give. Oftentimes, I’ll single out nurses for their research findings or acts of compassion.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Online patient portals and automated visit reminders are standard components of care for most hospitals and practices today. But did you know that there are other simple uses of technology that can raise the quality of care you provide — and contribute to better outcomes across the board for your patients? Research shows that implementing the following technological strategies can lead to excellent results.
Anne M. Cabello, RN, BSN, CRRN, was only 12 years old when she experienced a mild stroke. Luckily for her, with good, acute rehabilitative care — as well as, she says, much love, prayers, and support — she made a full recovery. This experience, though, led her to become a rehabilitation nurse when she grew up.
Slightly more than one-third of primary care providers knew of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized lifestyle change program for preventing diabetes, and less than 20 percent knew of the agency's STAT toolkit that serves the same purpose, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Intravenous acetaminophen does not decrease opioid utilization to a clinically significant threshold among colectomy patients, according to a study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology. Researchers used national claims data from open colectomy patients (Premier Healthcare Database; 2011 to 2016; 181,640 patients at 602 hospitals) to assess oral and intravenous acetaminophen use on the day of surgery, postoperative day one, or later. Associations between intravenous or oral acetaminophen and opioid utilization and opioid-related adverse effects were evaluated.
About three-and-a-half years ago, Jennifer David, BSN, RN, MHA, associate vice president of client relations at Avant Healthcare Professionals, a Florida-based recruitment and staffing firm specializing in international healthcare employment, saw something that unnerved her.
She had visited a hospital client where three of the agency's international nurses would be working on long-term contracts.
Medscape (free login required)
Chronic migraine is associated with cognitive impairment in new research that, contrary to previous research, also shows no link between the anticonvulsant topiramate and cognitive impairment or other psychiatric comorbidities.
HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
For patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the use of formal palliative care services and long-term oxygen therapy has increased but remains low, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers described trends in use of end-of-life care strategies by people with advanced COPD. The annual proportions of individuals who received formal palliative care, long-term oxygen therapy, or opioids from 2004 to 2014 were ascertained.
The patient at the clinic was in his 40s and had lost both his legs to Type 1 diabetes. He had mental health and substance abuse problems and was taking large amounts of opioids to manage pain.
He was assigned to Nichole Mitchell, who in 2014 was a newly minted nurse practitioner in her first week of a one-year postgraduate residency program at the Community Health Center clinic in Middletown, Connecticut.
Older adults with asthma and a greater desire for involvement in decision making have higher asthma-related quality of life, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Researchers sought to identify factors associated with autonomy and to determine whether autonomy is related to outcomes among 189 adults older than 55 years with persistent asthma. Preferences for autonomy were assessed using the Autonomy Preference Index. Scores were separated into the domains of information seeking and decision making preferences.
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