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|August 27, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It's no secret that a nursing shortage has existed for years, and unfortunately, it's expected to last until 2030, particularly in the West and the South. While this may be good news if you're looking for a nursing job, it's probably anything but helpful once you've actually been hired. A nursing shortage can translate to extra shifts, more work and more patients to care for. So how can you prepare yourself if you accept a job and then find that a shortage exists at your hospital or healthcare facility? The following are some recommended tips to help you weather this type of shortage as best as possible.
Last weekend, all eight Board Directors met in our office in Sacramento and reviewed, analyzed, assessed and updated the strategic plan for ANA\C, reviewed our vision & mission, reviewed and updated our strategic priorities & public policy agenda, and identified goals and how to achieve & measure them. The 2019-2021 Board of Directors assumed their positions on May 18, 2019 in a handover meeting, and in their first three months they have already changed the way we do business, as we are now planning regional open board meetings to bring this organization closer to you, our members. The Board is also planning RN Day and an Annual Conference (General Assembly) in 2020, focused on strengthening nursing presence in policy development & politics.
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ANA\California encourages members to submit articles and editorials to be published in The Nursing Voice, our quarterly digital magazine. The ANA\C Editorial Task Force oversees the content of each issue and decides, based on availability and appropriateness of the material, what will be included and when. ANA\C members are always given first consideration for publication. We welcome submissions of articles of max. 1,000 words and editorials/updates up to 300-500 words in Microsoft Word, double spaced. ANA\C Editorial Task Force will accept larger narratives if space permits. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for making The Nursing Voice a dynamic publication for professional nursing in California.
The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) was awarded a federal grant in the amount of $2,462,647 over four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop an innovative academic-practice partnership that prepares Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students for practice with rural and medically underserved populations.
More information here.
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Sandra Alcazar Contreras
Edna Noemi Capulong
Kenia Lopez Felipe
Marina Del Rey
Jung Joy Park
Anna Liza Tado
Lourdes Samantha Valencia
El Dorado Hills
Summer is in full swing and we’re here to make a splash with some big news! We are very excited to inform you that we are launching a brand-new blog! Nurse Focus Blog will be ANA’s official professional development blog, where you can get advice, professional tips and ideas to help you make the most of your nursing career. Click here for more information.
Silver Spring, MD | Sept. 23-24
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
- Empathy and Journey Mapping
- Framing the Problem — Laddering
- Problem Framing vs. Assuming Solutions Research
- Micro-climate Research
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| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Key Policy Challenges to Improve Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders is hosting its first public workshop on October 15-16, 2019. This first workshop will provide an overview of five key policy challenges to improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Nov. 12, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Space is limited! You don't have to attend the live webinar!
Register now to receive a free registration gift, a special e-book, "Communication, Collaboration, and YOU: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Nursing Practice."
If you want to learn a great deal while enjoying every minute of it, attend this live, free, interactive webinar and experience a seasoned nurse attorney who receives rave reviews for her real-world and insightful presentations.
Register now to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording.
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.
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:
For more info and to register: https://cme.cityofhope.org/eventinfo_10945.html
- 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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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
At some point nearly everyone has to deal with pain.
How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? NPR asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.
HPV is associated with almost every case of cervical cancer.
A vaccine for HPV, or human papillomavirus, could prevent about 33,700 cancers a year. More than 4,000 women die of cervical cancer each year.
At least 79 million Americans, mostly in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection. Yet parents aren't vaccinating their teens in near the numbers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting would like to see — only 49 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 are receiving the recommended dosage.
Much of the country requires parental consent for those under the age of 18 to receive vaccinations, so some states have attempted to change that by allowing teens to obtain the HPV vaccine without Mom or Dad.
University of California - Berkeley via Medical Xpress
For hundreds of thousands of years, monkeys and apes have been plagued by simian immunodeficiency virus, which still devastates primate groups in Africa.
Luckily, as humans evolved from these early primates, we picked up a mutation that made us immune to SIV — at least until the early 20th century, when the virus evolved to get around our defenses, giving rise to human immunodeficiency virus and an AIDS pandemic that today affects an estimated 38 million people worldwide.
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have now discovered how that long-ago human mutation interfered with SIV infection, a finding that could provide clues for the development of new therapies to thwart HIV and similar viral infections.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Working at a hospital, you know that alarms on monitoring equipment in your ICU, step-down unit and general wards are a major challenge for your staff and patients. When false alarms happen, patients panic unnecessarily and staff become desensitized, increasing the chance of a missed emergency. The noise pollution can fray nerves and keep patients from resting. Stumped as to how to handle this issue? Science can offer you innovative answers.
HealthDay News via WebMD
An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned.
First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Taking certain antibiotics — especially multiple times or for long courses — may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests.
The researchers found that as people's antibiotic use increased, their odds of being diagnosed with colon cancer inched up. Specifically, the risk was tied to antibiotics that kill anaerobic bacteria — which include common drugs like penicillins and cephalosporins such as Keflex.
As the threat of Lyme disease grows and fears surrounding it spread faster than the ticks that carry the infection, researchers are developing two vaccine or vaccine-like approaches to prevent this increasingly problematic disease. But don’t expect to get one soon. They are at least three to five years away from clinical use, according to their developers.
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By Keith Carlson
In this episode, Keith Carlson welcomes Jacob Morris, an expert in values-based applied research. Understanding the values that make you who you are can help you to live those values in a way that empowers and enriches both your life and your career. Morris founded the Discover Your Values program in a grassroots effort to bring the latest research on values-based development to the forefront of the coaching industry and the general public through the work of social psychologist Shalom H. Schwartz.
Higher and rising blood pressure in early middle age was associated with brain volume and white matter brain lesions later in life, a longitudinal study in Britain showed.
High blood pressure (≥140/90 mm Hg) and large increases in blood pressure from ages 36 to 53 were tied to smaller brain volume and more white matter hyperintensities around age 70, reported Jonathan Schott, MD, of University College London, and colleagues in the Lancet Neurology.
Mosquitoes didn’t become the most prolific animal killer of humanity by being lazy. A new study suggests that a common disease-causing species in the U.S. has learned how to lay dormant eggs that can survive harsher winters in the North.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have seemingly come closer to unraveling the mystery behind a strange red meat allergy caused by certain tick bites. They report finding a way to trigger the allergy in lab mice — an important step for studying the condition. And with the help of animal experiments, they also claim to have identified important changes to the immune system that might be caused by these bites.
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