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A key factor in determining when premature infants can be discharged home from the hospital is the establishment of oral feeding. But for premature infants and those with medical problems during the neonatal period, learning to feed safely can be a challenge. "For preterm infants and those with medical complexities, early feeding skills are in a state of emergence while receiving neonatal care. Selecting appropriate and supportive interventions begins with thorough assessment of the infant's skills," writes Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and her co-authors in new study in Advances in Neonatal Care.
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.
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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 Sacramento BRN Regional Summit 4 at Sutter Medical Group. Dr. Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN delivered an overview of regional projected nursing workforce supply and demand for 2020-2035. Dr. Joseph Morris, Executive Officer at California Board of Registered Nursing, delivered a presentation about variances in clinical nursing education and how they affect regional clinical placements. Our thanks to HealthImpact, CA Community Colleges, CSU and CACN for supporting these important regional meetings!
When #nurses speak, patients win, and politicians listen!
WE NEED DATA to change legislation, regulation and policy: with four million licensed registered nurses in the U.S. — and with 500,000 RNs in CA alone — we CAN make a difference and take this pledge by storm! Did you know your family and friends can also sign? Nurse abuse and/or workplace violence in clinical/healthcare settings has reached an epidemic status, and collectively we must rise up. Sign the pledge to provide the data we need to move legislation, regulation and policy.
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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.
As a nurse, we know it's tough for you to take time off to re-charge and relax. But you should. You deserve to take care of yourself for once!
That's why the American Nurses Association is offering you the chance to win an amazing travel package valued at $3,000! But that's not all — we're also giving away a jewelry gift card to Kay Jewelers worth $1,000, and $850 Aldo Shoes gift cards!
To enter, answer our brief questionnaire via the link below. This information will help us better serve you and your colleagues.
Here's your chance to win. Enter today!
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|
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.
Join the 2019 California Women Lead Women's Conference on April 22 - 24, 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Last year they SOLD OUT and are hard at work putting together an amazing program that will inspire you on your leadership journey — personally and professionally. Join women from throughout the state as we network, learn, encourage and inspire each other. Now, more than ever, we need women to lead!
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Becker's Hospital Review
Many U.S. health officials and HIV experts said they believe a future with halted HIV transmission rates could be only a few years away, according to STAT. The hope for halted HIV transmission lies within the potent antiretroviral drugs on the market today, which can drastically decrease the amount of HIV virus in an infected patient's system to undetectable levels. In this state of viral suppression, infected individuals are no longer contagious.
Medical News Today
A report newly published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia in the United States will double by the year 2060. With annual healthcare costs of more than $250 billion, the disease also puts a significant strain on the nation's healthcare system.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Every hospital administrator knows that a clean, safe environment for patients is a top priority. There are great, new innovations in terms of bacteria control that many hospitals are implementing — a study from Duke University Health reports that the use of ultraviolet light machines are on the rise, for instance. Yet, research also shows that, surprisingly, many areas in the hospital are overlooked when it comes to harboring hidden germs — and often aren't disinfected thoroughly as a result. Focus your cleaning protocol more thoroughly in the following places.
Most men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an international panel of experts concludes.
Some men, including those with a family history of prostate cancer, may have a greater chance of benefit from screening and should discuss the pros and cons with their physician to make an informed decision, medical experts recommend in guidelines published in the BMJ.
Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN writes, "Nearing my graduation from Nurse Practitioner school, it was difficult for me to see beyond walking across the stage in my cap and gown, accepting my diploma. I was so laser focused on being done, and was so exhausted and confused about licensing, credentialing, and taking my boards, that I did not even consider the extra costs associated with becoming a nurse practitioner. The following are costs you should be ready to endure in the 3-6 months following graduation from Nurse Practitioner school. "
Black women are more likely than white women to skip important hormonal breast cancer treatments, new research indicates.
"This study provides evidence in a large, racially diverse cohort study that black women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer experience unique barriers to endocrine therapy adherence," said study author Stephanie Wheeler, of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
This may lead to poorer outcomes, she added.
By Lynn Hetzler
Epidemiological data indicate a marked increase in the number of emergency department visits for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury over the past decade, yet there are no evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing these concussions. To address this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now established the Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup. Children made nearly 3 million visits to the ED and more than 2 million outpatient visits for mTBI from 2005 to 2009. Because many patients seek treatment at a variety of settings, including in their schools, the actual number of mild TBIs cases in children is difficult to assess.
Close to half a million people get burns so bad that they need medical treatment, according to the American Burn Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The current standard of care for serious burns is a skin graft. But skin grafts mean cutting away healthy skin to lay over the burns, which results in even more skin to heal. Plus, it’s painful. Scientists have been working for more than a decade to come up with something better. Spray-on skin is one obvious-sounding solution: take a small skin sample, turn it into a solution, and coat the burnt area with a thin layer of skin cells that can grow back and cover the wound.
X4 Health and 13 other healthcare and technology groups are hoping to fix what has become a pervasive issue in healthcare with a so-called “wizard,” a medical records request prototype that streamlines the process for both patients and medical records professionals. The online tool is designed to ease the burden of both initiating and fulfilling medical records requests.
Medical News Today
Currently, there is one standard therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes, despite the fact that the condition evolves in different ways in different people. A recent study mapping genetic data for this condition may lead to a more personalized strategy. Teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University — as well as other top-tier research institutions in Cambridge, MA — have been working to find a good way of assessing which ranges of factors are most likely to determine the development of type 2 diabetes in a person.
There are many tools in the medical field that help doctors and patients, and now, a new tool shows promise in helping nurses.
Wayne Nix, a Louisiana nurse, wants his creation to help others in hospitals across the country.
The tool has a variety of different uses, such as opening vials, medical bottles and jars, cutting, and even loosening IVs.
“We did surveys with our friends and coworkers and we found that, on average, at least once a shift every nurse is stepping out of the room to go and find a pair of hemostats or scissors,” said Nix. “We built everything they are trying to use into a little hand tool.”
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