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Effective communication is one of the foundations of good nursing care. The honest forms of nurse-patient communication include verbal and non-verbal communication (e.g., body language, facial expression, gestures, and distance between you and your patients). Effective nurse-patient communication can improve quality of care and clinical outcomes, and lead to a relationship that enhances patient satisfaction. However, effective nurse-patient communication is the biggest challenge for nurses and requires much more than experience and skills.
ANA\C 2018 General Assembly and Conference
Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing!
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, CA
Register by Aug. 31 to Receive Early Bird Discount
Click here for more information and registration for ANA\C's 2018 General Assembly.
- 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
Nominate a Colleague for a 2018 ANA\C Award
Deadline Extended to: Aug. 31, 2018
Awards will be presented during the ANA\C General Assembly
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.
Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
Click here to download the nomination form.
ANA\C 2018 General Assembly and Conference
Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
STANDARD EXHIBITOR - $500
Includes: 1 six-foot table; 1 chair; 1 lunch; & 1 vendor name badge. Also includes name on exhibitor page in conference program. Fee for additional company representatives.
Click here participate as an exhibitor and register or send an email to email@example.com.
Please Join Essential Access Health, the Los Angeles County Women's Health Equity Coalition, and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Sept. 18 | 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of women in California gained health care coverage and new coverage benefits and protections. California capitalized on healthcare reform implementation to enact policies that significantly expanded health access for women. The current political environment on the federal level has now put the progress we have made in advancing women’s access to essential health care at risk. State and local leaders and advocates must now work together to hold the line against federal threats to protect women’s access to coverage and care and to continue to push forward for women and families in Los Angeles County.
Register by Friday, Sept. 14.
For more information, please contact Sylvia Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 29 | Long Beach Medical Center
“Putting the Pieces Together: CNSs Collaborating to Drive Healthcare Change”
Keynote speaker: Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CNS, ACNP, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP
To register or submit an abstract, click here.
Registration deadline Sept. 14.
On Aug. 6, 2018, the Committee on Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences from Prenatal through Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC.
The workshop featured presentations and discussions on translating the current science into interventions and policies, approaches to promote healthy development during the prenatal and early childhood phases, and policy and systems changes needed for prenatal-early childhood development.
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When you lose the use of a limb, even the simplest of daily tasks can turn into a challenge. High-tech devices can help restore independence. New technologies are even making it possible to connect the mind to an artificial limb. These artificial limbs are called bionic prosthetic devices.
“To get back some of that lost function, you need some sort of assistive tool or technology to either enhance recovery or restore the capability of the anatomy that’s missing now,” says Dr. Nick Langhals, who oversees NIH-supported prosthetic engineering research.
Many factors influence the path nurses take, both as professionals and individuals, in pursuit of making a difference in the things they believe in. As a nurse researcher, educator, and leader of a recent workshop about race and inclusion, Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, demonstrates ways nurses influence change.
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| || 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|
By Keith Carlson
Those who have a good understanding of healthcare know that it is a stressful industry for doctors, nurses, and allied staff. From the rigors of education and loan repayment to the challenges of the 21st-century workplace, those who choose healthcare careers are at risk of losing their sense of balance and happiness. Must healthcare careers and personal happiness be mutually exclusive?
When dehydration strikes, part of the brain can swell, neural signaling can intensify, and doing monotonous tasks can get harder.
With the help of brain scans and a simple, repetitive task to test responsiveness, exercise physiologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology studied volunteer subjects who sweated a lot and did not hydrate. The fluid loss led most of the subjects to make more goofs on the task, and areas of participants' brains showed conspicuous changes.
In November, a revised guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other societies redefined hypertension as blood pressure greater than 130 mm Hg/80 mm Hg. The updated guideline, which lowered the threshold for hypertension from 140 mm Hg/90 mm Hg and also eliminated the category of prehypertension, created a new diagnosis for millions of Americans virtually overnight. For adults with diabetes, however, a debate continues regarding the optimal BP threshold and treatment target.
Older adults who eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables may be less likely to develop frailty than their peers who fail to get enough vitamins from their food, a Spanish study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 1,643 adults aged 65 and older who didn’t suffer from frailty and who provided detailed information about their eating habits. After an average follow-up of 3.5 years, 89 participants, or 5.4 percent, developed frailty.
Nurse-patient ratios can increase by 50 percent when neurocritical care RNs travel off the unit to accompany patients to tests.
After a period of multiple changes and high nurse turnover in the 32-bed neurocritical care unit at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, two of the organization's RNs began pondering the question, 'Are neurocritical care nurses performing 14 hours of work on a 12-hour shift?'
Many patients who received non-opioids were surprised by how well they relieved pain, according to data published in the Journal of Pain. The researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with 34 adult patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain from the Strategies for Prescribing Analgesics Comparative Effectiveness trial to assess their perceptions of opioid and non-opioid medications, how their perceptions affect their experiences with these medications and whether their expectations were met.
Women over 30 years old have a new option when it comes to screening for cervical cancer, according to guidelines released Tuesday by the US Preventive Services Task Force and published in the journal JAMA. Because most cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, women 30 to 65 can opt to get an HPV test every five years, a Pap test every three years or a combination of both tests every five years.
University of California, San Francisco via Medical Xpress
Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
The research also found that dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes — the most common use pattern among e-cigarette users — appears to be more dangerous than using either product alone.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was identified as an independent predictor of potentially dangerous lipid levels in a large cross-sectional analysis involving adults in Europe without a diagnosis of hyperlipidemia. The analysis showed a strong association between higher total cholesterol, lower high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), higher low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), elevated triglycerides, and several measures of OSA severity in the study of patients enrolled in the European Sleep Apnea Database.
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