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The New York Times (opinion)
At the start of my shift, at 7 a.m., my patient, newly admitted a few days before for a blood cancer, was talking and acting normally. By the end of my shift, 12 hours later, she had grown confused and her speech was garbled. A CT scan revealed bleeding in her brain. She was sent to intensive care and died the next day.
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 - Key advocate and leader of the rewrite of the California Nursing Practice Act in 1974
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.
The destructive fires throughout our state have devastated communities, caused many deaths and left thousands homeless. Many nursing students living in these areas have been severely impacted by these fires - losing their living situations, books, supplies and/or other necessities. Some have already turned to Flo's Cookie Jar for help, and we anticipate more requests.
But Flo's Cookie Jar is low on funds! Please help by making a donation in any amount to Flo's. 100% of your donation will go directly to nursing students in need and is tax deductible.
Flo's Cookie Jar provides emergency grants-in-aid of up to $2000 to pre-licensure RN students facing a one-time financial need that would force them to leave school. Flo's is a collaborative venture with California Nursing Students' Association Foundation, ANA\California, Association of California Nurse Leaders, HealthImpact and deans and directors of nursing programs. Funds are administered through the California Nursing Students' Association Foundation.
Thank You for Your Support!
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN.
Keck Medical Center of USC Nursing staff for applying for Magnet designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Keck Medical Center of USC led by Chief Nursing Officer Annette Sy, RN, MSN, DNP.
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-Designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership Sharp Memorial Hospital led by Chief Nursing Officer/VP Patient Care Services Pam Wells, MSN, MSA, RN, NEA-BC.
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Human beings are social creatures. Feeling like we’re part of a community helps us thrive. But we sometimes have a hard time making and keeping the relationships that sustain us. Many Americans report feeling lonely for long periods of time. Connections with others are important for your health.
Social isolation and loneliness can both cause problems. “Isolation is about whether other people are physically there or not. Being lonely is about not feeling connected to others. You can feel lonely in a room full of people,” explains Dr. Steve Cole.
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As a nursing professional, you have the power to impact the industry and benefit nurses and patients alike with your opinions. Register for the new survey-based ANA RN Vital Signs Research Panel and influence nursing-related products and services with the feedback you provide.
Earn from $5 to $15 per survey*!
Through approved survey providers, we have a new platform to LISTEN and LEARN about what matters most to nursing professionals. Become a part of the RN Vital Signs Research Panel today!
Click here for more information
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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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 | 2-7 p.m.
Beverly Hills Marriott | Los Angeles, CA
Join Los Angeles area MDs, RNs, LPNs, NPs, PAs, PTs, MSWs, OTs, Executive Directors, Administrators & other healthcare professionals for an afternoon of inspiration, continuing education, and networking to empower you to take your healthcare career to the next level this year!
Click here to learn more and register!
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 | 2-7 p.m.
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley | San Diego, CA
Join San Diego area MDs, RNs, LPNs, NPs, PAs, PTs, MSWs, OTs, Executive Directors, Administrators & other healthcare professionals for an afternoon of inspiration, continuing education, and networking to empower you to take your healthcare career to the next level this year!
Click here to learn more and register!
Sept. 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(b/t 22nd St & 23rd St )
7 CE Credits
FREE Breakfast and Lunch
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Lund University via ScienceDaily
Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study. The findings could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future.
Medscape (free login required)
Higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) could be a marker of HDL dysfunction rather than cardioprotection in postmenopausal women, a new Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) analysis suggests. The team hypothesizes that the decrease in estrogen, a cardioprotective sex hormone, during menopause along with changes in body fat composition and acceleration of the metabolic syndrome, may alter HDL from a cardioprotective particle to one that promotes inflammation and oxidation.
By Keith Carlson
In the stressful world of healthcare, nursing, and medicine, worthy staff members work themselves to the bone in service to the common cause. Nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, radiologists, and others put out enormous amounts of energy day in and day out in a wide variety of healthcare milieus. With burnout widely prevalent, why don’t healthcare organizations offer sabbaticals for their most valued employees?
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted women and their doctors about serious adverse events related to the improper use of tests intended as an aid in detecting if a pregnant woman’s water has broken (also known as a rupture of the membranes containing amniotic fluid). A rupture of the membranes (ROM) can pose immediate and severe risks to the patient and developing fetus without proper patient management and timely intervention.
There isn't enough evidence to support ECG screening for atrial fibrillation (Afib) in asymptomatic adults ages 65 and older, according to a finalized recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF assigned an "I" rating to such screening and concluded that "the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for Afib with ECG."
Some nurses become skilled in reading subtle shifts in the job market and noticing cracks in the old system. They concentrated on acquiring new skills, competencies and information so they could survive different work environments, essentially preparing themselves months in advance for dramatic upheaval.
These practitioners are out-of-the-box thinkers, well-equipped to seize alternate opportunities if their employment situation suddenly changed. When it does, they thrive.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Eczema is a disease group that encompasses a few forms of dermatitis, both endogenous (atopic dermatitis) and exogenous (irritant and allergic contact dermatitis). While the cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown, studies suggest that the skin microbiome plays a key role, and scientists have known that people with atopic dermatitis tend to have large populations of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on their skin.
Early, accurate diagnoses and specialized treatment may give patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states a better chance of recovery, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.
Type 1 diabetes management for children and adolescents must not be extrapolated from adult diabetes care, and providers should consider a child's evolving developmental stages in creating an adaptive care plan to best suit his or her changing needs, according to a position statement released by the American Diabetes Association.
Compared to big corporations in other sectors of the economy, most healthcare organizations — even large ones — appear to be falling short when it comes to finding ways to protect the environment, a new study suggests.
Few of the 49 largest healthcare organizations had reported efforts toward sustainability, according to the study published in JAMA Network Open. Unlike large corporations in other sectors, many of those involved with healthcare didn’t appear to be concerned about issues such as pollution, waste generation and disposal, and water use.
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