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|September 25, 2018 ||
Nursing is difficult. It is fast paced and requires tremendous amounts of focus, energy, and responsibility — making nurses more prone to depression. The infamous “culture of survival” in the nursing profession is intimidating. Working short staffed, pulling long hours, being verbally and physically abused by patients, and hearing the whistles and bells of call lights and machines for 8-16 hours can weigh heavily on even the strongest and most experienced nurse. We all need a break.
November 9-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, CA
Keynote: Dr. Maria O'Rourke - Instrumental in rewriting CA Nurse Practice Act
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
ANAC Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing, General Assembly and much more!
For more information and registration for ANA\C's 2018 General Assembly, click here.
DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOM RATE EXPIRES ON OCTOBER 18, 2018
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Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
November 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
To participate as an exhibitor, register here.
Last week, ANA\C attended the first two BRN Regional Summits (in Riverside and at UC Irvine, Orange) that brought nursing education and service together to discuss how to best cooperate to prepare future nursing workforce. Issues of nursing workforce demand and supply were presented by Dr. Joanne Spetz from UCSF, and the current status of nursing workforce in both regions (Inland Empire and Orange County area) were presented by Dr. Joseph Morris, BRN Executive Officer. We would like to thank HealthImpact for organizing these important events!
Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Use your voice and participate in our democracy during the 2018 election.
There are around 500,000 RNs in California; we are the state's largest healthcare employee group, so our power and influence rest with theose 500,000 votes and voters. When nurses speak, patients win and politicians listen! Verify your registration status at the #NursesVote Action Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 7:30 PM vs the Edmonton Oilers
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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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Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Sept. 14, bringing 90 mph winds and more than 35 inches of rain to the Carolinas and surrounding areas. Because of the storm, more than 30 people have died and nearly 2 million evacuated their homes due to massive flooding and other damage.
As nurses and communities recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, here are some ways you can help.
To provide relief for RNs who have suffered loss or damages from Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) and its charitable arm, the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing (NCFN) have set up the Nurse Recovery Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations with the sole purpose of helping nurses get back on their feet sooner.
You can donate to the Nurse Recovery Fund here.
Nurses in need of relief aid can apply here.
To volunteer, learn about eligibility from the American Red Cross and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
To learn more about supporting the relief effort, visit FEMA's Hurricane Florence page.
Mental health support
For crisis counseling, SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential support to those experiencing emotional distress due to Hurricane Florence. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? At ANA, we're here to help with our 2018 ANA Virtual Career Fair.
Join us online on Oct. 23 to connect with healthcare employers who are looking to hire. At the ANA Virtual Career Fair, you choose which employers to interact with and engage in one-on-one chats with representatives.
Job hunting has never been easier! Plus, when you register, you're automatically entered into a raffle to win a $500 Visa gift card! What's stopping you?
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Sept. 27 | 1:00 p.m.
This webinar is just $40 for ANA members and $45 for non-members. Plus, you'll earn 1 CE credit!
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, visit the CA End of Life Option Act Perspective and Experience Webinar page.
As always, Compassion & Choices in California, with your support, is focused 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!
Committee on Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences from Prenatal through Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach
Oct. 1 | Irvine, CA | webcast available
Click here to register.
How Leaders Can Create a Resilient Workforce
October 16, 2018 | 1 – 2:30 pm ET
Enroll now! Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
Five Critical Actions to Take Now to Position Yourself As An Up & Coming Nursing Leader
November 13, 2018 |1 – 2:30 pm ET
Register now! Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Digital technology thus far is pervading and influencing nursing practices. Every nurse today is expected to be able to use knowledge, information, and digital technology to maximize their nursing care and improve efficient ways of working in the healthcare system. More than 50 percent of nurses reported using digital technology in their everyday nursing practice. The Future of Healthcare 2022 Hospital Vision Study shows that the use of mobile devices is expected to grow up to 40 percent for all hospitals across the countries by 2020, and 97 percent of nurses will use mobile devices at the bedside by 2022.
Jeff Solheim writes, "In May, I had the privilege of introducing U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna to 160 emergency nurses who gathered in Washington, D.C. to advocate for legislation promoting a safe workplace for health care employees.
Because Rep. Khanna sponsored a bill — The Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act — designed to better protect workers in the health care settings, it seemed appropriate for me to show him the extent of the problem."
With so many countries around the world struggling to recruit people for the healthcare sector, robots could one day provide a realistic solution to help ease the growing strain placed on existing workers.
While robotic technology is already helping some surgeons perform precision surgery, robots that can assist nurses and other personnel in their daily tasks are yet to make an impact.
By Keith Carlson
Being visible is a key to success that the savviest healthcare professionals adopt as their modus operandi. Visibility is multifaceted, occurring both within and outside your workplace, and the potential impact on your career trajectory is often woefully overlooked. Visibility within your place of employment creates new opportunities since those with influence may more readily take notice of your contributions. It also creates circumstances wherein you can leverage what you accomplish in your current position to curry favor with future employers.
Each year, more than 200,000 adult cardiac arrests occur in U.S. hospitals and less than 26 percent of those patients survive, says the American Heart Association. Additionally, survival rates vary from hospital to hospital.
Could this be related to the way CPR education has traditionally been provided? To remain current in basic life support, healthcare providers only need to complete CPR training every two years. But studies show CPR skills can deteriorate within three to six months following this training, reports the AHA.
On the heels of one of the worst flu seasons on record, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified one of the biggest barriers preventing patients from receiving their flu shot: the time of day the patient sees their doctor.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania observed 11 primary care clinics over a three-year period and found flu vaccination orders dropped throughout the day, from 44 percent at 8 a.m. to 32 percent by 4 p.m.
Medical News Today
The National Cancer Institute note that "approximately 12.4 percent of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime."
Worldwide, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women. Over the past few years, many studies have also been discussing the importance and potential impact of vitamin D in relation to breast cancer risk.
By Lisa Mulcahy
RNs are the backbone that makes every care team in your hospital run like clockwork. Yet these caregivers are often unsung heroes and heroines as well — they routinely work beyond their physical and emotional limits for the good of their patients, and do so without complaint. As a hospital administrator, however, it's crucial to realize that the more essential support you provide your RNs with, the sharper they'll be when it comes to caring for every patient — improving health outcomes across the board. Employ these proven points to help your nurses accomplish their best work every day.
For years, taking a daily aspirin was believed to be one of the easiest ways to protect long-term health. But the bottom line on aspirin has recently gotten more complicated. Some research finds that aspirin can potentially reduce the risk of heart attacks and cancer, and some suggests that aspirin’s possible side effects, such as bleeding and ulcers, overshadow its advantages for many people.
Now, a trio of new research articles are calling that classic health advice further into question.
The FDA has approved Ajovy, a new drug for migraine prevention in adults, the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has announced.
The injectable drug, known as fremanezumab, a “humanized monoclonal antibody,” is the only one of its kind to offer quarterly and monthly dosing options, the company says in a news release.
In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure.
The research, which involved more than one million people, expands the understanding of the genetic factors that determine blood pressure and could lead to new treatments for the condition, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
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