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|October 9, 2018 ||
"The 30,000-foot view" is a popular phrase used to encourage others to see the big picture. But is assessing the nursing shortage from a Mount Everest-like vantage point a good idea? Yes and no.
While understanding national trends in the nursing workforce and nursing education is necessary, overlooking the finer details, such as what's occurring in specific geographic areas or specialties, ignores the complexities of nurse supply and demand.
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.
Two weeks ago, Tanya Davis (Membership Director) represented ANA\C at the ACNL SD Chapter Education Day. Tanya described the work our Organization does and how important working in coalitions — such as with a coalition and Quad Council partner — ACNL. We thank ACNL for inviting us and thank Tanya for her time.
Our Treasurer, Kelly Bell, and our Director of Nursing Education, Mary Ann McCarthy, attended the fifth BRN Regional Summit at UCLA. Issues of clinical placement, regional cooperation and the use of simulation on nursing education was discussed. In fact, our President, Phillip Bautista, attended the fourth BRN Regional Summit in Fresno a week prior.
Last week, ANA\C VP, Anita Girard, spend an afternoon at the ANA\C office going over every aspect of the ANA\ GA 2018 in Newport Beach on Nov 9-10. The following day, Anita attended CHA CNO Advisory Committee in Sacramento where she represented ANA\C.
Earlier this week VP, Anita Girard, and Director of Nursing Practice, Chris Tarver, both attended the last BRN Regional Summit in Oakland. We will bring you highlights in the next issue.
Last week, Tanya Davis, ANA\C Board Member and Membership Director, and our Executive Director, Marketa Houskova, attended the sixth BRN Regional Summit at UCSD. Leaders and decision-makers from academia and the service sector attended this valuable summit, and they submitted a series of recommendations to HealthImpact. Improving nursing students' access to documentation, creating joint task forces with academia and service, sharing resources and increasing the usage of simulation hours in nursing education were some of the topics discussed. We will bring you the overall summary once HealthImpact has received all the data.
We would like to congratulate Dr. Liz Dietz, Elissa Brown and our Treasurer, Kelly Bell, for being selected to serve on nursing practice, policy & procedures and on the ANA PAC. Congratulations!
Have you seen our logo or heard our name on TV or on the radio recently? ANA\C is a coalition partner and we are happy to be a part of this campaign. We advocate for increased access to care, and this Proposition would not provide it.
Take a look at the TV ads by clicking here and here.
NLAPH is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 8th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2019 program year. For more information, click here.
Considering getting involved in your community? Interested in serving as an appointee to a Board or Commission at the local or state level? Want to know more about how to navigate the process? Looking to put your activism into action?
Click here to register for Civic Appointments Training on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
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.
Our brains are actually designed to trick us into making bad financial decisions — and this can cost you money and interfere with your efforts to achieve financial security.
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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|
Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN, writes, "After burning out twice in my own career and fighting burnout on a weekly basis, I felt others could benefit from my own life experiences and knowledge of burnout research. When I was recently invited to give a presentation to ICU nurses regarding burnout, I asked my community of over 80,000 Instagram followers to help. The response was astounding. I received over 500 responses including stories and advice about nurse burnout. I plotted the hundreds of responses and stories from my followers to create my presentation and deliver real-life advice concerning the evasion of nurse burnout."
Medical News Today
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 2.9 million U.S. individuals with diabetes take only insulin, and another 3.1 million take insulin in addition to other medication.
A new study, however, suggests that many of these people might not get the full benefits from their insulin therapy; the hormone may be stored at incorrect temperatures in people's domestic fridges, which could make it less effective.
By Tammy Adams
Cancer is such a mysterious disease. For many different types of cancer, diagnosis can be a long and challenging process. A new blood test, however, might offer a much-needed simpler and more effective diagnostic technique. Called CancerSEEK, this new blood test has the potential to identify eight cancer types using just one blood sample. In the study, researchers show how the test shows high levels of sensitivity and specificity for cancer detection in more than 1,000 participants with the disease.
Nursing is one of the fastest growing job fields in this country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's also a job that is plagued by stereotypes — gender stereotypes in particular. Nearly 90 percent of all nurses today are women. Social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam wanted to figure out why there aren't more male nurses.
Investigators have found that an oral tablet for influenza vaccination can protect against infection just as well as — if not better than — a commercial injectable quadrivalent influenza vaccine.
Results from the phase 2 trial were presented at the 2018 Annual ID Week Meeting in San Francisco, CA, by investigators from Vaxart, Inc, the clinical-stage biotechnology company that developed the tablet, which was manufactured using standard recombinant techniques rather than in eggs.
Scientists have found ways to retrain the body to recognize and destroy tumor cells, making immune-based treatments the newest, most promising weapon against many types of cancer. The first of these immunotherapy drugs approved to treat cancer began in the labs of James Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in the 1990s. They independently discovered different ways in which the immune system is blocked from attacking tumor cells, which just earned them the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
By Tammy Gibson
Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that more than 80,000 Americans died of the flu during the 2017-18 season. Federal health officials said this was the highest number in more than a decade. 90 percent of the deaths were in people over age 65, but the flu also killed 180 children and teenagers. Officials at the National Foundation for Infectious Disease estimate that a record-breaking 900,000 people were hospitalized.
Medical News Today
People with Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of digestive problems. Probiotics may help reduce the symptoms of this condition. Researchers have conducted several studies into whether probiotics could offer any benefits to people with Crohn's disease.
A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions in Germany and the United States, uses algorithms to examine the fat surrounding coronary arteries as it shows up on computed tomography heart scans.
Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients.
The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months.
But the study's authors say there is "little justification" in doing so when it comes to bone health.
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