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Nursing-led research can help change outcomes for patients, communities, and the healthcare system, as was shown by several posters presented at recent research meetings, reported Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP, of the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.
"Research is an important part of what we do," said Grinnell-Merrick during the Rheumatology Nurses Society annual meeting (RNS).
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
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.
California State Senator Joel Anderson (center) presents a resolution honoring ANA\C for "reflecting the far-reaching legacy and profound impact of the nursing profession." Accepting the resolution is ANA\C Legislative Director Lindsay Sandberg (2nd from left).
View the short video of the presentation
With the rise in demand for nurses in recent years, more nurses are increasingly overworking and feeling less fulfilled with their work. This leads to burnout, which is rampant among nurses.
We need nurses now more than ever and are trying to reach as many as we can with our burnout guide to fight this plague.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
"Putting the pieces together: CNSs Collaborating to Drive Healthcare Change"
Keynote speaker: Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CNS, ACNP, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP
Register by Sept. 14, 2018!
Click here to learn more and register.
Nurses work hard. Finding convenient and affordable continuing education shouldn’t be! PeriFACTS offers Labor and Delivery and Antepartum/Postpartum Nurses continuing education online starting at just $99 for one-year! Interested? Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial to periFACTS!
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Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018
HealthImpact, California’s Nursing workforce center, is known for its innovation and creative collaboration. The workforce center collaborates with a wide range of partners – devising practical solutions to better prepare nurses for their professional responsibilities today and in the future as health care expands beyond traditional settings to encompass team-based care in the community. With the retirement of CEO Judee Berg, the HealthImpact Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic and passionate nurse leader to lead the organization. If you are committed to making a difference in nursing and health care, consider applying for this chief staff officer position.
Interested nurse leaders are encouraged to visit www.HealthImpact.org to learn more about this outstanding opportunity. Submit letter of interest and CV to Laura Ford at Laura@healthimpact.org by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Association of California Nurse Leaders CEO Emeritus Patricia McFarland, MS, RN, FAAN at email@example.com.
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the TOMODACHI J&J Disaster Nursing Training Program has supported reconstruction through education programs for Japanese nursing students interested in disaster medicine. The program launched in 2015 and has successfully provided learning opportunities for 28 nursing students so far.
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
San Luis Obispo
Carissa May Tamargo
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
CA End of Life Option Act: Physician Perspective & Discussion
Thursday, Sept. 27 | 12-1 p.m.
CA End of Life Option Act: Hospice Professional’s Perspective & Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 25 | 12-1 p.m.
For more details and to RSVP, click here.
As always Compassion & Choices in California, with your support is focusing on protecting the law and providing education and technical assistance to ensure access to all end of life options, especially medical aid in dying. If you know any healthcare systems and/or hospices that are in need of education and policy support-PLEASE let us know!
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|
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg via Phys.org
Stethoscopes are used to diagnose the noises produced by the heart and lungs. Used in the conventional way, vibrations from the surface of the body are transmitted to a membrane in the chest-piece and then to the user's eardrum where they are perceived as sounds. Acoustic stethoscopes are comparatively inexpensive and have been used reliably for several decades, but they have one drawback. The diagnosis of heart murmurs, such as the assessment of heart valve function, is carried out subjectively and is directly dependent on the experience of the healthcare professional conducting the examination.
Loyola University Health System via EurekAlert
In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD, coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: "Time is brain!" "Unquestionably the longer therapy is delayed, the lesser the chance that it will be successful," Dr. Gomez wrote in an editorial 25 years ago. "Simply stated: time is brain!"
Wondering what this new generation is thinking in terms of career pathways and work settings? A new survey sheds some light on the subject.
During the past few years, there has been much lamenting about "those millennials," and how they just don't have the same work tendencies as the generations of nurses before them. Often, these assumptions are anecdotal and based off nurse leaders' personal experiences with the age-based cohort.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
Multimorbidity increased from 1988 to 2014 in adults, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Researchers performed a cross-sectional study of 57,303 noninstitutionalized adults, analyzing age, race, gender, and socioeconomic factors found in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Eleven chronic conditions were singled out based on the availability of data and their clinical relevance: asthma, arthritis, cancer, CVD, COPD, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and stroke.
Patient Engagement HIT
A Massachusetts ballot question has the healthcare industry debating nurse staff ratios and how they can impact patient safety and patient access to care.
The ballot question at hand involves An Act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (The Patient Safety Act), proposed by the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care. The question will appear on the November 2018 ballot and could enforce mandatory nurse staffing ratios.
Urban adolescents are almost 3 times as likely to be hospitalized from firearm injury than rural adolescents of the same age, according to a new study. A new analysis of the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KD) records from 2006, 2009, and 2012 found that urban 15-to-19 year olds report the greatest of firearm injury hospitalization among all pediatric-adolescent patient age groups, split by rural, urban, and micropolitan settings.
Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age." In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had the lowest heart risk on average, calculated as 3.7 years of aging beyond their chronological age. That compared to 4.5 excess heart age years for those who slept six or eight hours and 5.1 excess years for those who got five or fewer hours of sleep nightly.
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair. But the study of 200 men and women also showed that for those in relatively better health, deep sedation more than doubled the risk of postoperative delirium compared with those having light sedation.
Fitting the growing geriatric population’s complex and chronic healthcare needs into today’s fragmented health system is like putting a round peg into a square hole, many suggest.
Among those looking for better geriatric care solutions — University of Pennsylvania nurses Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, who chaired a think tank called Assuring High Value Care for Vulnerable Older Adults and their Caregivers: Maximizing the Contributions of Nurses.
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