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|October 29, 2019 ||
In 2018, the average annual salary for a registered nurse came in at $80,000, according to a new survey from Medscape.
That’s $1,000 less than the average reported in 2017, but substantially higher than the 2018 average for licensed practical nurses ($48,000). In 2017, LPNs earned $46,000 on average.
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.
ANA\C Board Director Dr. Chris Tarver and ANA\C long time member Dr. Bonnie Faherty were honored to meet Assemblyperson Christy Smith at a CAPP-sponsored reception in Valencia, California. Assemblyperson Smith explained how healthcare is high on her list of legislative priorities (second only to education), and that through personal experience, she understands the vital need for access to healthcare.
Congratulations to UCI Health in Orange, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at UCI Health, led by Chief Nursing Officer Pat Patton, RN, MSN.
Congratulations to NorthBay Healthcare in Fairfield, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at NorthBay Healthcare, led by VP & Chief Nursing Officer Traci Duncan DNP, RN, NEA-BC.
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Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. We would like 1-2 providers (MD, DO, PA, NP) per shift and ideally 6 RNs and 3 EMT's per 6 hour shift. Please bring a copy of your medical license or certification with you for verification. Thank you so much for helping to care for our Sonoma County neighbors!
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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.
If you would like to become a medical escort with LBFE or would like more information about our organization, please email Debbie (email@example.com) or call the LBFE office at (415) 771-7957.
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.
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Lecture #1: FDA's Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation, Vaping Epidemic, and Tobacco Control Policy
Nov. 7, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Nov. 13-15, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
For behavioral and physical healthcare professionals to incorporate prevention into integrated healthcare nationwide, we need to learn how to:
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- Promote conditions and plan services that improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.
- Meet the needs of diverse populations.
- Educate future providers.
- Succinctly outline and measure the benefits of a newly developed paradigm.
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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Managing the Legal Risks of Nursing Leadership
Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.
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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Early Career Challenge:
How to Care for Your Dying Patient, the Patient’s Family -- and Yourself (On-Demand)
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
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.
Register by December 4, 2019 at 1 pm to receive 24/7 access to the recording of this brand-new webinar!
A link will be emailed to all registrants on December 6, 2019 so you can view this all-new on-demand webinar at your convenience.
Register now to receive a free gift, the e-book, “Moral Distress and You.”
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Oncology Nursing News
Nursing involves truly unique stressors that, if left unmanaged, can lead to equally unique negative outcomes. These include burnout and compassion fatigue. The principles of stress management are the same regardless of one’s job, but can provide a very helpful framework for nurses to decrease job stress and improve health outcomes for themselves and their patients.
Polio just got one step closer to becoming the second human disease to be fully wiped out. On World Polio Day, the World Health Organization announced that type 3 poliovirus has been eradicated worldwide.
For polio to be fully eradicated, all three wild polio strains — types 1, 2, and 3 — need to stop circulating. The three strains all cause the same horrible symptoms, including paralysis and death, but are virologically distinct.
Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs.
Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obsolete, nothing more than a pair of “rubber tubes.”
By Keith Carlson
In the healthcare universe, we follow orders and policies and procedures because that is part and parcel of our clinical world’s rules. However, doing what you’re told can come at a price if you violate your own moral code and personal values, or the orders have potential to cause harm to a patient. It can also feel like the antithesis of evidence-based practice when you’re told to do something a certain way because "that’s the way we’ve always done it."
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
Cannabidiol, the popular hemp plant derivative marketed as a cure-all for just about any condition, has only been approved by federal regulators to treat some rare forms of epilepsy, but its popularity is quickly growing.
Research published Oct. 23 aimed at gauging how public interest in CBD has grown found that Google searches for CBD have substantially increased since 2014 and are accelerating.
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An algorithm used by major hospitals and healthcare providers misjudged how sick black patients were compared with their white counterparts, allowing healthier white patients to get additional medical supports more often.
That’s according to the findings of a study, published in the journal Science, that looked at patient care based on medical practitioners’ use of the algorithm produced by Optum, an arm of UnitedHealth Group, the Wall Street Journal reports. The algorithm is used by more than 50 healthcare organizations around the country to help analyze patient healthcare needs.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Some widely used drugs alter the population of microbes in the gut, and a number raise the risk of antibiotic resistance, a new Dutch study shows. "We already know that the efficiency and the toxicity of certain drugs are influenced by the bacterial composition of the gastrointestinal tract and that the gut microbiota has been related to multiple health conditions; therefore, it is crucial to understand which are the consequences of medication use in the gut microbiome," said lead researcher Arnau Vich Vila, from the University Medical Center Groningen.
By Amanda Ghosh
Medical professionals are at higher risk for depression given the difficulties in creating a healthy work-life balance, the stressors of the profession, and the emotional toll of caregiving. With National Depression Screening Day having just passed, now is the perfect time to assess your workplace for at-risk employees. Here are a few strategies to prevent and identify depression among healthcare workers.
British Medical Journal via Medical Xpress
Post-traumatic stress disorder and other stress related disorders are associated with a subsequent risk of life threatening infections such as meningitis and sepsis, finds a large Swedish study published in The BMJ.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center via Medical Xpress
A new multinational study shows that the most popular first-line treatment for hypertension is less effective and has more side effects than an alternative that's prescribed much less often.
The researchers, including Columbia's George Hripcsak, MD, and Patrick Ryan, Ph.D., analyzed electronic health records and claims data from nearly five million patients who had begun drug treatment for hypertension. They found that patients who were first prescribed thiazide diuretics had 15 percent fewer heart attacks, strokes, and hospitalizations for heart failure, compared to those who were prescribed ACE inhibitors. Patients who began with thiazides also experienced fewer side effects.
Washington University School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
Cancer immunotherapy drugs trigger the body's immune system to attack tumors and have revolutionized the treatment of certain cancers, such as lymphoma, lung cancer and melanoma. Yet, while some patients respond well to the drugs, others don't respond at all. Cancer immunologists want to change that.
A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more effective immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors.
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