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|October 23, 2018 ||
Dr. Oz. Sanjay Gupta. Atul Gawande. These physicians have gained national notoriety via various media outlets. But who is the nurse equivalent? There isn't one. In fact, a replication study of the 1997 "Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media" finds journalists routinely overlook nurses as sources in health news stories.
We are excited about the launch of the newest addition to our communication and engagement platforms, the ANA\C Newsletter! The inaugural Fall 2018 General Assembly Special Edition was launched last Friday.
Check it out here!
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.
For hotel room reservations, please visit this link.
The Nursing Education Workforce Advisory Committee NEWAC met earlier this week at the California Board of Registered Nursing headquarters in Sacramento, CA. The Committee discussed the amount of simulation in nursing education and listened to a presentation on BRN’s Intervention Program for licensed RNs in California in need of help with chemical /alcohol dependency. Help is available.
View the intervention video here.
We’re less than three weeks out from Election Day! Nurses from across the country have already committed to be a part of our #NursesVote movement this November. Will you join them?
Take two minutes and add your name to the #NursesVote pledge and we’ll send you a free ANA “Registered Nurse, Registered Voter” button.
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.
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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.
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| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Nov. 13, 2018 |1 – 2:30 pm ET
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|
McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Only about a third of long-term care nurses are receiving a bonus, merit-based raise or cost-of living increase annually, according to a new survey.
Elite Learning’s 2018 nationwide nursing salary survey included more than 22,000 responses from nurses in a variety of care settings.
Responses from long-term care nurses indicated that “the biggest thing is that they are underpaid,” said Maria P. Senior, Director of Operations, Advance Healthcare Division, Elite Continuing Education.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting an increase in cases of a rare polio-like illness affecting kids. So far this year, the CDC has confirmed 62 cases acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 22 states, and has received reports of 127 patients who are under investigation. The CDC started detecting the increases in 2014. Since, then there have been 386 cases of the mysterious illness.
An FDA panel gave preliminary approval to a new kind of opioid for pain that is five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl. The drug advisory committee voted 10-3 to approve the drug, sufentanil, which would be marketed as Dsuvia. The panel vote is not the final step of approval, but the FDA regularly follows the committee’s lead. However, Raeford E. Brown Jr., MD, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, who chairs the committee, says he is concerned about allowing an opioid as potent and potentially lethal as this one onto the market.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a primary care physician, you know the importance of making sure all of your patients are properly immunized — but in today's healthcare climate, compliance is sometimes tough to come by. Some patients don't remember they need to come in for a shot; other patients question the safety and necessity of vaccinations due to media reports. The good news: there are simple and highly effective steps you can take to ensure your patients understand the medical purpose of their essential vaccinations, and comply with receiving them.
Times Now News
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Florida are currently working on a new vaccine for triple-negative breast cancer that they claim could someday save millions of lives. While the vaccine is still in clinical trials, doctors said they are excited, as early results indicate it seems to be working with few negative side effects.
Medicinal cannabinoids are helpful for treatment of spasticity, pain, and bladder dysfunction for patients with multiple sclerosis, although their efficacy is "limited," new research suggests. "To our knowledge, this is the most complete systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of cannabinoids on MS," Mari Carmen Torres-Moreno, PhD, and colleagues at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, write.
Public Library of Science via Medical Xpress
In Central America, Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is spread by the "kissing bug" Triatoma dimidiata. By collecting DNA from the guts of these bugs, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have described patterns in the behavior of the bugs, the strain of parasite, and the communities of microbes that interact with the parasite.
Medical News Today
There are a number of ways to attack cancer; one of the most commonly used is radiation therapy.
Radiation works on tumors in two ways: firstly, it damages DNA and, secondly, it produces oxygen radicals that also harm cancer cells.
However, when oxygen levels are low), the body produces fewer oxygen radicals, meaning that radiation therapy is less effective. In his search for ways to improve radiation therapy, Dr. Nicholas Denko, PhD, and his team at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center came across a drug called papaverine.
By Tammy Adams
Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to develop and maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. The disease is linked to many causes, such as neurological, hormonal and vascular factors. Some of the most reliable ED stats come from a large data collection effort called the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. Genetics are also suspected as a factor in about one-third of erectile dysfunction cases, but researchers have failed to make a connection with any specific genomic locations until now.
University of Queensland via Medical Xpress
A new triple-combination drug treatment being trialled at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane could increase the life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis.
Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland researcher Dr. Lucy Burr said seven patients were enrolled in Phase 2 of the clinical trial, which aimed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.
"A new drug, known as VX-445, in combination with two existing treatments, has demonstrated lung function improvement of around 10 per cent — which is really significant for cystic fibrosis patients," Dr. Burr said.
Medical News Today
By the time that the symptoms of dementia emerge in Alzheimer's disease, tissue damage is well underway in the brain. Now, scientists propose that specific psychiatric symptoms – such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, and loss of appetite – may serve as markers of very early brain changes in Alzheimer's.
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