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Throughout their lifetimes, one out of four women and one out of 10 men will experience some form of intimate partner violence, including rape, physical abuse and stalking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey from 2010, the latest year with available data.
How doctors and nurses should screen patients for such intimate partner violence is the subject of updated recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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 recently launched.
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.
California Hospital Medical Center's Community Health Department is looking for a Parish Nurse to conduct health screenings at various churches, schools, community centers, and other organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for our sisters and brothers who are underserved and disenfranchised.
The Community Health Department serves as an advocate for those individuals who are uninsured and without medical care. We screen for early detection of disease and link participants to medical care and services at a medical home. These services are a valuable part of increasing health and wellness within the community and strengthening our healing ministry of Jesus.
Please feel free to share the link to this listing.
We’re one 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.
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Do you want to earn college credits? Or would you prefer to stick with continuing education credits? Now you have a choice! We’ve collaborated with several colleges and universities offering new online courses in a variety of subjects. Even if you decide not to proceed with your chosen college, you can still use your earned credits to fulfill CNE requirements.
Click here for more information.
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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|
While quality and safety measures are key to delivering excellent nursing care, new graduate nurses are not always adequately prepared in these areas, reports a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
The study found there is a growing gap in preparedness in quality and safety competencies between new nurses with associate and bachelor’s degrees. Nurses with BSN degrees report they are "very prepared" in quality and safety measures, more so than their ADN peers.
The Washington Post
Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason that the 2017-2018 season was the deadliest in decades.
Reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new details outlining the severity of the past flu season, during which more people were killed by seasonal influenza than in any other since the 1970s.
Flu vaccination is the main way to prevent sickness and death caused by flu. But last season, vaccination coverage among adults was 37.1 percent, a decrease of 6.2 percentage points from the previous season.
Childhood obesity has long been a problem in the United States.
Now new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals new state-by-state differences and just how serious the problem has become.
The research brief, which was released recently, shows that the national obesity rate for children, aged 10 to 17, was 15.8 percent in combined data from 2016 and 2017, similar to the 16.1 percent rate found in 2016 data alone.
By Keith Carlson
As of 2018, millennials (those born between approximately 1979 and 1994) are now the pre-eminent generation within the American workforce. According to the Pew Research Center, a full third of American workers are members of the millennial generation, and this demographic shift is worthy of our attention, both inside and outside of healthcare. Every outgoing generation speaks negatively of the younger generations replacing it, and baby boomers are no exception.
The Washington Post
There was lots of back slapping and handshaking at the White House as President Trump signed Congress’s bipartisan bill targeting the country’s opioid crisis.
Yet the problem of addiction and overdose is still raging across the United States. There are hints the epidemic could be starting to recede, but it’s far from certain that we’ve turned a corner on a public-health scourge that causes around 70,000 deaths each year.
The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic — the psychedelic drug psilocybin — is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for difficult cases of depression. The company Compass Pathways announced that it had received the Food and Drug Administration’s Breakthrough Therapy designation for its psilocybin-based treatment. The designation will fast track the FDA’s review of the treatment for possible approval.
Adolescents presenting at a primary care clinic focused on improving HIV screening rates using rapid screening methods and physician collaboration were more than 1,000 percent more likely to be screened for infection, according to research published in Pediatrics.
“Universal HIV screening beginning in adolescence is recommended by the CDC and the United States Preventive Services Task Force,” Renata Arrington-Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM, associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However, pediatric primary care settings have low rates of HIV screening because of poor awareness of guidelines, concerns over confidentiality and screening barriers such as time constraints and a lack of training in providing results.”
By Scott E. Rupp
Medscape recently released the results of its RN/LPN Compensation Report for 2018, featuring the feedback of 10,282 nurses who reflected upon their salaries and pay from 2017. Based on the findings, the hospital continues to be the primary employer for RNs (52 percent), with 39 percent in inpatient settings and 13 percent in hospital-based outpatient settings. Earnings continue to be attractive for those in the field. Full-time registered nurses earned $81,000, while licensed practical nurses earned about half that, at $46,000.
Medical News Today
A study published recently in The BMJ concludes that treatment with a particular blood pressure medication increases the risk of lung cancer, compared with other blood pressure drugs. Earlier studies have hinted that ACEIs might increase people's cancer risk, but findings have not been conclusive; most existing studies only had access to relatively small sample sizes or for short periods of time.
University of Adelaide via Medical Xpress
A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of "health tourists" than previously thought.
Professor Roger Byard is calling for closer checks during post-mortems for the presence of drugs and adulterants that originate from herbal remedies.
"There is a possibility that harmful materials found in herbal medicines are either contributing to, or causing, deaths of overseas travellers," says Professor Byard.
"These factors should be considered in all medical and legal cases involving recent overseas travel, particularly to Asian destinations."
Medical News Today
A new study from Sweden has made an intriguing discovery that may change existing guidelines about treating heart attacks. Antibodies, or immunoglobulins, are a type of protein produced by plasma cells. The immune system often co-opts these to fight potentially harmful foreign bodies.
Now, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden, have discovered that certain antibodies — once associated with rheumatic diseases — are also present in high numbers inside the bodies of people who have had a heart attack.
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