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|August 13, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Oh, the irony! From the ER to the pediatric unit to the plastic surgery consultation, nurses everywhere know how to take care of their patients. But too often, nurses neglect to take care of their own health.
And it's all too easy to ignore the indications, according to Kate Woeber, Midwife Specialty Coordinator for Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. "We're used to focusing our attention on the health of other people instead of on our own," she says. "Since nursing care is holistic, and especially when so many of our patients lack a strong community of support, this means that adequately addressing each person's needs is going to take considerable time and energy."
Kelly Bell, ANA\C Treasurer, attended a meet-and-greet event with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, RN, representing Illinois' 14th District last weekend. This meeting was held in a magnificent house in San Francisco and was hosted by Dr. Mary Foley and Dr. Catherine Dodd (both ANA\C Founding Members). Kelly and our executive director joined other nursing & healthcare leaders to discuss the status of healthcare in the U.S. and the role nurses play in improving access to care. Why should we support Nurse Lauren when she represents Illinois? “While we can’t vote for her, she can vote for us,” says Dr. Dodd.
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The California Board of Registered Nursing’s magazine has the latest news regarding nursing education and practice, enforcement, regulations and so much more! Read it here.
In the face of a severe primary care workforce shortage, California's 430,000 registered nurses are uniquely positioned to help meet the growing demand for lower-cost and more effective primary care. Based on findings from a survey and focus groups of educators, nurses, and employers, this report offers educational institutions evidenced-based recommendations to prepare RNs for the primary care of the future, with a particular focus on addressing the social determinants of health and caring for patients as part of interprofessional teams. It also includes recommendations for how primary care organizations can start to integrate and expand the role of nurses in their current practice.
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CalMatters — Op-ed by Sandra Hernández and Raymond Baxter
Is this the start of a new era for California’s health workforce? It sure looks like it. Gov. Gavin Newsom is poised to sign the largest, most comprehensive set of proposals in years to expand California’s health workforce pipeline—tapping $300 million in the 2019-20 budget to address an often-overlooked threat to our health care system: a shortage of qualified health professionals. Our state has been acting boldly for years now on a variety of fronts to improve health and health care—from cutting the uninsured rate in half to reducing medical costs. But coverage is not care, and for millions of Californians to access the care they need, we are going to need more workers, particularly workers who represent the communities they serve.
Read full article: https://calmatters.org/commentary/californias-new-budget-invests-in-overlooked-piece-of-health-care-puzzle-workers/
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Discuss the how-tos of innovation in nursing: how to take ideas to market, how to foster a culture and infrastructure of innovation, and how to gather insight into needs.
Sign up to save $75 on registration using promo code Innovate10. This unique workshop will give you, and your team, the creative confidence to deliver impactful change and support the innovation process.
- Cue up challenge segment — Problem Definition and Goal Statement: Replicate, Improve or Innovate
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| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
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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Sept. 25-27, 2019
The Institute is a unique advanced program featuring highly interactive, small-group focus with individual consultations. It is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based healthcare. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems.
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Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Cooper Auditorium/Platt Conference Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Keynote Speaker: C&C President Barbara Coombs Lee
Course highlights include:
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- Having Difficult Conversations
- Role of Hospice
- Cultural Perspectives at End of Life
- CA End of Life Option Act (CA EOLOA)
- Role of Advanced Directives
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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Early Bird Pricing Ends Sept. 3!
Oct. 17-18, 2019 | Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd | Festival Pavilion | San Francisco, CA 94109
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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.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
For years, extensive evidence from hospitals has shown that nurses are more likely to leave necessary patient care unfinished when employed in settings with insufficient staff and resources. This “missed care” has been linked to poor care quality, increased adverse events, and decreased satisfaction with the health system. New research—from Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research —finds similar evidence in nursing homes specifically, and identifies the strong relationship between missed care, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction.
There were three high-profile shootings across the country in one week: The shooting in Gilroy, CA, on July 28, and then the recent back-to-back shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH.
That's no surprise, say scientists who study mass shootings. Research shows that these incidents usually occur in clusters and tend to be contagious. Intensive media coverage seems to drive the contagion, the researchers say.
There have been few glimmers of hope when it comes to the opioid crisis. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that many more people are now getting access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone—and that may have helped slightly reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in 2018. At the same time, there are still areas of the country that aren’t getting the naloxone they need.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Antibiotic-resistant infections create massive challenges for hospitals. There’s no doubt you strive to practice scrupulous infection control procedures at your facility — but did you know that sometimes the easiest fixes may be among the most effective ways to protect your patients? Research backs this up — implement these tips immediately to potentially cut your hospital's infection numbers.
All infusion suite staff, including nurses and physicians, should participate in code drills to help them prepare for anaphylactoid reactions, heart attacks or any other adverse events that could arise while administering the treatment, according to Timothy R. Walker, RN.
“You need to be trained to intervene in the event of an anaphylactoid reaction, so have everything that you need to do so,” Walker told attendees at the 2019 Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference. “Don’t get caught unawares.”
Drugs work stunningly well to control HIV—but not in everyone, and not without side effects. That's why a small cadre of patients known as elite controllers has long fascinated researchers: Their immune system alone naturally suppresses HIV for decades without drugs. Now one team, inspired by success in mice, hopes to endow HIV-infected people with tailormade immune cells that target HIV, in effect creating elite controllers in the clinic.
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At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, scientists study some of the most dangerous pathogens on Earth — from Ebola to the plague — in an effort to prepare the nation for the possibility of biological warfare.
Or, at least, they used to.
On Aug. 2, the Frederick News-Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had ordered the military germ lab to “cease and desist” all research involving high-level disease-causing materials — because it failed a June safety inspection.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago via Medical Xpress
Exposure to C. difficile in infancy produces an immune response that might protect against this gastrointestinal infection later in childhood, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers found that infants who were naturally exposed to C. difficile in the environment and became colonized with the bacteria had antibodies in their blood.
Somewhere out there, there are people who naturally rise between 4 and 5 a.m., don’t crave more than 10 minutes of extra sleep on the weekends, and despite feeling a little drowsy during nighttime events, are thriving in their 9-to-5 workday. According to research released in the journal Sleep, these elite sleepers are not as rare as we once thought, and they may have their genes to thank for their sleeping habits.
HealthDay News via WebMD
There's nothing to be gained by screening for pancreatic cancer in people with no signs or symptoms of the lethal tumor, according to an influential U.S. panel of experts.
The incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases has increased dramatically in recent years. If scientists in general could better predict where ticks are the most abundant, says David Allen, an assistant professor in biology at Middlebury College, they could target tick control strategies or at least create prevention messaging to people in those areas, and then hopefully start to decrease the rate of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
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