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Nursing leaders are essential in driving vision and healthcare transformation. In particular, the front-line leaders, directors and managers are critical to the success of unit-based initiatives, patient safety and quality metrics, as well as staff engagement and satisfaction. Maintaining improvements in department operations are crucial and a few missteps can negatively impact hard-won improvements. Despite the benefits and cost savings of nurse leader succession planning, many organizations lack a replacement plan of all leadership positions.
Join us in San Diego on Nov. 9, 2019 to meet the ANA\C Board of Directors, ANA\C Contracted Lobbyist and ANA\C Executive Director!
We’ll start with open Board meeting, followed by the annual Business Meeting, and we’ll close the afternoon with Regional Networking.
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RN Day and our Annual Conference (General Assembly) 2020
will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Sheraton hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C Members and all nurses in CA interested in policy development & politics to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development & politics. Online registration will be available late Fall 2019.
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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 Board of Registered Nursing has made some necessary changes to be in compliance with DOJ and FBI fingerprint result information. All applicants must first submit an application for licensure to the Board prior to submission of fingerprints via Live Scan or hard card. After submission of an application for licensure, a request for Live Scan form or fingerprint hard cards must be submitted to the Board via the fingerprint request page. Upon receipt of the request, the Board will validate the submission of an application for licensure and will then email a link to the Live Scan form or mail the fingerprint hard card (if outside of California). Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your hard cards by mail or 3 business days to receive your Live Scan form link. Please visit the Board’s website to review all information regarding the submission of fingerprints.
The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces (ICHW) at UC Berkeley was established to be a place where the public can find the resources and tools they need in order to create healthy workplaces. In order to do this, ICHW gathers knowledge from scientific studies and best practices across multiple disciplines and integrates this knowledge into a coherent picture of what it takes to promote employee health and well-being. ICHW also conducts its own research studies in areas where there are significant gaps in our knowledge.
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The Laurel Foundation needs medical staff for this camp to take place and it will be volunteer only. It is a full weekend, February 14-18, but we do provide housing and meals.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We are seeking volunteers who occasionally have time during the day to help with our Medical Escort Program. Through this program, volunteers provide crucial transportation services to our older adult participants to and from their medical appointments. Volunteers are needed to pick up the elder at their home, escort them to their appointment, and then drive them home after their appointment is complete. This service is free to older adults who are enrolled in our program and is an amazing opportunity to have great conversations and build relationships with people from all walks of life. You do not need your own vehicle to participate. Ride-share services, such as Uber or Lyft, are great — just keep in mind that LBFE will not be able to reimburse you for such rides.
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Stakeholder Meeting #5 (Messaging Health Equity)
Oct. 28, 2019 | Washington, DC
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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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!
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Managing the Legal Risks of Nursing Leadership
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Register by November 12, 2019 at 1 pm to receive 24/7 access to this all new 90-minute webinar!
Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register now to have free, ongoing 24/7 access to the recording starting the day after the live webinar.
A link will be emailed to all registrants on November 13.
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Strengthen Your Nursing Leadership Skills: How to Get the Work Done, Speak Up Effectively, and Live to Enjoy Another Exciting Day
Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by November 5, 2019, to receive 24/7 access to this webinar!
Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register to have free, ongoing 24/7 access to the recording the day after the live webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants on November 6, so you can view the webinar at your convenience.
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Early Career Challenge:
How to Care for Your Dying Patient, the Patient’s Family -- and Yourself (On-Demand)
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Ask any experienced RN about their first time caring for a dying patient and they will almost certainly remember the circumstances – and the challenges. Caring for dying patients and their families – or dealing with the aftermath of a patient dying suddenly – can be one of the most difficult experiences during your early years as an RN.
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HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Nurses trying to prevent infection of hospital patients could be putting themselves at risk of developing chronic lung disease, a new study warns.
The cleaners and disinfectants used to sterilize medical equipment and wash hospital surfaces appear to increase nurses' odds of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to findings published online Oct. 18 in JAMA Network Open.
Every single state, except for Alaska, has now reported illnesses related to vaping, bringing the nationwide number up to nearly 1,500. But health officials are still unclear about what’s causing the serious lung injuries.
October marks the start of a new flu season, with a rise in likely cases already showing up in Louisiana and other spots, federal statistics show.
The advice from federal health officials remains clear and consistent: Get the flu vaccine as soon as possible, especially if you're pregnant or have asthma or another underlying condition that makes you more likely to catch a bad case.
By Keith Carlson
What are the seven most dangerous words in healthcare? In my universe, those seven words are "that’s the way we’ve always done it." Who are the people who resist change? They’re the ones who generally aren’t natural intrapreneurs or leaders. They’re more likely to be the people who just do their work and go home, with little investment in their careers or jobs. Such individuals may also be fearful of technology, which one would think is a stark difference between generations, but that’s not always the case — resistance can come from any nurse from any generation.
British and American scientists are teaming up to search for the earliest signs of cancer in a bid to detect and treat the disease before it emerges.
They plan to "give birth" to cancer in the lab to see exactly what it looks like "on day one."
It is just one of the research priorities of the new International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection.
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University of Maryland School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
Since the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been more than 2,400 confirmed cases of the infection, resulting in greater than 800 deaths — an alarming fatality rate of 35 percent. For this reason, researchers have been eager to identify any risk factors that contribute to the development of severe or lethal disease. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have demonstrated in a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insights, how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might strike those with diabetes more severely.
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Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder product due to the presence of asbestos, according to a press release from the FDA.
The FDA found chrysotile fibers during testing of this lot (#22318RB) and noted that it found no asbestos when testing another lot of the product.
According to the release, the FDA “is not aware of any adverse events relating to exposure to the lot of affected products” but advised against the use of this lot of the product and recommended seeking a refund from the company.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a hospital administrator, analyzing patient comments regarding pain management is something you probably have to do. Yet it's easy to overlook common issues that cause or increase pain for your patients. These could be issues your patients don’t even realize are causing them problems. Root out these problematic areas and implement solutions to make your patients more comfortable by utilizing this advice.
By sifting through pig feces, scientists in Japan have discovered a new type of virus that could challenge the already complicated notions of how we categorize what viruses are, and what they can do.
Harvard Medical School via ScienceDaily
The brain's neural activity — long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy — also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.
The study, published Oct. 16 in Nature, is based on findings from human brains, mice and worms and suggests that excessive activity in the brain is linked to shorter life spans, while suppressing such overactivity extends life.
Medical News Today
A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems. "Our research team studies the structure of the airways within our lungs and how these are altered in people with respiratory disease," explained first author John Elliot, from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia. "Looking at samples of lung, we spotted fatty tissue that had built up in the airway walls. We wanted to see if this accumulation was correlated with body weight," he continued.
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