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Nursing groups are responding favorably to The U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 959), earlier this week.
Last reauthorized in 2010, the act would reauthorize the nursing workforce development programs through fiscal year 2022.
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 extended to: Aug. 31, 2018
Click here to download the nomination form.
Deadline to Submit Bylaws Proposals: Aug. 10, 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.
To submit a proposal, follow these steps:
Step 1 – REVIEW the current ANA/California Bylaws
More Information about ANA\C General Assembly in November.
Step 2 – PROPOSED CHANGES must be documented on the Bylaws Change Form Template
Step 3 – EMAIL the change form with amendment(s) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject Line: Bylaws Proposal
Step 4 – NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ANA\C 2018 GENERAL ASSEMBLY – all members will receive an email with all proposed Bylaws changes to review.
Step 5 – OFFICIAL VOTING AND RATIFICATION of the amended Bylaws will occur in person at the ANA\C General Assembly in November 2018.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new regulations that makes sweeping changes to Title X of the Public Health Service Act, reversing a decades old program that HHS once called "one of the top 10 public achievements."
Please join health professional organizations including, AAN, AMA, ACOG, AAP, ACNM, ACP, APAOG, NPWH, NSRH and SAHM, to oppose the Title X rule. These organizations, representing over 5 million nurses and doctors, have signed onto a joint letter addressed to HHS Secretary Azar emphasizing that these proposed rules will place providers in ethically compromising positions. National nursing organizations have issued position statements to save Title X and oppose these "gag rules" (ANA, AAN, AWHONN, ACNM, NPWH and more).
Nurses, add your voices
Take two simple actions to stand united in opposition to the proposed rule:
1. Take the pledge at SaveTitleX.org. Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, medical and nursing students and other providers can sign a pledge to say that they will always put their patients' needs first, protect the patient-provider relationship and oppose government restrictions that prohibit them from providing care that aligns with well-established standards of care and ethics. Having thousands of providers engage in this grassroots action will send a strong and powerful message to the administration.
2. Submit comments. Individual providers are encouraged to submit comments to HHS stating their objection to the proposed rule. A link for individuals to submit and personalize comments can be found here. The deadline for comments is July 31 at 11:59 p.m. You can also submit your own comments electronically at regulations.gov at this link. Since HHS must review and consider each individual comment submitted before moving forward with implementation, this step is important. There are only hours to go until comments are due!
ANA is updating paper on Principles Of Staffing & Workforce Management: The Future Of Nursing As Holistic Providers And Advocates Of Care. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. ET Aug. 17, 2018.
The Staffing Principles update is open for public comment.
Since the original 1999 publication of ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing, staffing issues facing the profession have reached multidimensional heights in complexity. ANA believes that the interaction where care is given—the encounter between a nurse and patient/healthcare consumer, family, or community—is where staffing concerns need to be addressed and solutions developed. The Principles document affords a framework to help all nurses address questions about appropriate staffing levels, provide measurable criteria to assess the sufficiency of staffing & skill mix, as well as criteria for evaluating workforce staffing systems.
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Please join us on Aug. 29 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles for our healthcare luncheon. Dr. Richard Williams, Chair of the National Medical Association and a renowned cardiologist, will be presenting on Black Women's Heart Health & the Opioid Crisis.
RSVP by Aug. 23 to Diane Amolo at (916)-498-1890.
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Starting a new week with exciting news about funding for nine state Action Coalitions focused on advancing #nursing #leadership, #diversity, #entrepreneurship, inter-professional development, #health literacy, nurse-led FQHC care and primary care!
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Monday, Aug. 20 | Cedars-Sinai
An invitation has been extended from MiM (Mobility is Medicine) to attend an interprofessional workshop they are hosting.
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Most nurses rank salary as the number one aspect of job satisfaction. Yet 31 percent of nurses never negotiate their salaries when they start new positions, according to the Nurse.com Nursing Salary Research Report.
More than 4,500 registered nurses from all 50 states, working in a wide range of settings, responded to online survey questions last summer.
When Dorothy Paugh was 9, her father bought a pistol and started talking openly about ending his life. Her mother was terrified, but didn't know what to do.
"She called our priest and called his best friend," Paugh recalled. "They came and talked to him and they didn't ask to take his gun away."
Her father was 51 when he shot himself to death.
While nurses need to know how to care for patients who have hepatitis, they must know about hepatitis transmission and take action to protect themselves from hepatitis at work as well. There are several types, including hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV), and E (HEV). Nurses have a higher exposure to hepatitis — particularly HBV — due to their line of work.
There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol, according to a QuickStats report published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Ask a nurse and they will tell you that staffing levels matter. Now a study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine lends support to that popular opinion.
The study supplies further evidence for nurse leaders to make the case for nursing's role in achieving healthcare outcomes and metrics.
"Our study provides additional data that may help providers further engage hospital administration to supply adequate nurse staffing that allows EDs to better achieve performance goals and improve the patient experience," the researchers write.
Following a healthy diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and grains is associated with fewer asthma symptoms and greater asthma control and may prevent onset of the condition, according to a study published in European Respiratory Journal.
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The Alzheimer's Association has released the first clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation of cognitive impairment suspected to be a result of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in both primary care and specialty care settings.
The woman arrived at the emergency department at Huntington Hospital on New York's Long Island after she was hit by her boyfriend during an argument. Her situation raised concerns among the medical staff, which had recently been trained to be on the lookout for signs of sex trafficking.
An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, she worked at a local cantina frequented by immigrants. Her job was to get patrons drinks and to dance with them, but many workers in those jobs are expected to offer sex, too.
Aggressively lowering blood pressure significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia among hypertension patients in a large government-backed clinical trial, U.S. researchers said on July 25.
The results, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago, offer some of the first tangible steps individuals can take to reduce their risk for dementia, experts said.
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