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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The rewards of practicing gratitude as a nurse seem backward at first glance. The basic concept involves taking time to say simple thank-yous and be mindful of good fortune, even in a nurse's chaotic and often harsh job setting. The patients will like that, right? Here's where the twist comes in: According to both medical and workplace researchers, most of the benefit goes to the person practicing gratitude – and it can even help with the compassion fatigue so common in nursing.
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 coming soon.
ANA\C is expanding its offerings to help nurses advance their career! Connect with us to network with nurse leaders and mentors, stay up-to-date on nursing issues and news, find exciting new job opportunities, and be an active participant in how policies shape your workplace.
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This past weekend the ANA\C Board of Directors, along with members and colleagues, had a successful Business Meeting in San Diego, CA.
We enjoyed a lively conversation focused on member engagement and communications. Thank you to all who participated last Saturday and to those who will listen to the recordings, as we will be distributing them via email.
As nurses, we stand on the shoulders of giants.
We recognize three USD DNP students during our in-person regional ANA\C Board of Directors meeting in San Diego for their policy development and presentation at the ANA Membership Assembly 2019 in Washington, DC in June 2019. Thank you to Janelle, Olivia and Steven.
Deb Bershad shares how motivational interviewing helps with her own health and well-being.
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For the fourth year, the BRN is pleased to extend the Consumer Satisfaction Survey. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete the online survey by November 18, 2019. Let them know how well they are doing and where they can improve. Your comments are important to them!
The Board will use your feedback to improve its processes that are aimed at serving, protecting, and advocating for the health and safety of the public. Our Consumer Satisfaction Survey is available by clicking here.
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Yes, Movember! November is the time for our 10 day Move More Now challenge, powered by support from Humana. The challenge shares simple tips to help you fit more physical activity in daily AND participants will automatically be entered to win a $100.00 Amazon gift card!
Are you ready? Sign up here or on your phone: text healthynurse to 52886.
Sometimes you’re so busy providing care to others, you have little time for you and your family. ANA and Blink Health are here to provide you with a quick and easy way to save money and time.
As a nurse, you do so much for others. Here’s something for you! ANA has teamed up with Blink Health to make your life a little easier.
Blink Health is a no-commitment, no-fee service that offers free delivery and up to 80% off retail prices on over 15,000 medications. Anyone can use Blink Health, whether insured, uninsured, or something in between.
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Working as a nurse manager is both challenging and rewarding. In addition to your core competencies as a nurse, you need to stay up-to-date in other areas like business management, human resources, leadership, budgeting, assessment, and technology in order to effectively perform in your role.
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This webinar series transforms business topics that may seem intimidating into comprehensible information illustrating a pragmatic look into what it takes to become a valuable boardroom candidate. Valued at $250, these webinars are a great first view into the dynamics of successfully joining a board of directors. Click here to register.
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.
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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Advanced online registration is NOW AVAILABLE. Advanced registration will close at 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. For the registration form, click here.
Personalized Health and Fitness Coaching made with busy professionals in mind. As a thank you for noble work, all medical professionals receive a discount for this evidence-based, mindfulness approach to greater health and wellness.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Patient Engagement HIT
A nurse leadership program has been instrumental in improving care quality and experience for older adult patients, according to a new literature review published in the journal The Gerontologist.
“The provision of health care services for older adults, however, is increasingly more complex,” the review authors wrote. “Healthcare organizations will need to employ a variety of programs and strategies specifically aimed at addressing the needs of their older adult clients. Nurses are at the forefront of providing care to complex older adults in the United States and many countries globally.”
It's been harder to get Zantac since September, when the Food and Drug Administration said testing showed versions of Zantac and its generic, ranitidine, contained a probable carcinogen. The French drugmaker Sanofi recalled Zantac from drugstores and retailers' shelves. A half-dozen generic drugmakers pulled ranitidine from the market.
How did a drug routinely used by millions of heartburn sufferers and available with or without a prescription become a potential cancer risk? It’s a question the FDA, drug manufacturers and consumers want answered.
November 8's trending topics included the news item that researchers had identified a new strain of the human immunodeficiency virus. This was covered widely by the biggest outlets, from CNN (“Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades") to the New York Post (“Scientists discover first new HIV strain in almost two decades").
Notably, these and other headlines around the web frame the discovery as a big concern. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, 75 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus. Yet it’s best to not let the headlines scare you with this one.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a hospital administrator, you seek to streamline processes at your facility on an ongoing basis. Your institution likely uses focused studies and seeks complex feedback to make this happen. But sometimes the easiest fixes are the most effective. Consider these simple, research-driven strategies to make your staff’s jobs easier, increase your patients' satisfaction, save costs, and sharpen your focus. Plus, you can start implementing them immediately.
A new vaccine to prevent dengue may be on the horizon, and health officials say it's desperately needed.
The World Health Organization this year listed dengue as one of the top 10 threats to global health. "This is the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne viral disease on the planet," says Derek Wallace, who leads the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's global effort to develop a dengue vaccine.
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.
A trio of new studies investigating the health effects of smoking electronic cigarettes is united by one seemingly innocuous aspect: e-cigarettes’ flavors. How these flavors affect the body is a mystery. But what we do know is that they are extremely popular, they are beloved by teenagers, and they could be quite dangerous.
The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent.
Three people caught Zika in Hyères, southern France, in August this year, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has confirmed.
While Europe dealt with hundreds of imported cases during the outbreak of the virus three years ago, it never had a native case -- where local mosquitoes developed and spread the virus -- before now.
An MSN in Adult-Gerontology provides you with employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Find out why the University of Cincinnati Online Grad Nursing programs are ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report.
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By Keith Carlson
Making a career change or job transition can be a big deal when you take into consideration the potential repercussions that may reverberate throughout all aspects of your life. For healthcare professionals, career transitions can be both exciting and tricky. Your "why" vis-à-vis a pending career change may be due to a variety of factors that impact you on a daily basis. No matter what the root cause, understanding the underlying motivations behind your desire for change is paramount.
Washington State University via Medical Xpress
A study led by researchers at Washington State University has uncovered a potential new treatment approach for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis.
The Washington Post
A surgeon has implanted electrodes in the brain of a patient suffering from severe opioid use disorder, hoping to cure the man’s intractable craving for drugs in the first such procedure performed in the United States.
The device, known as a deep brain stimulator, is designed to alter the function of circuits in the man’s brain. It has been used with varying degrees of success in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder and even depression. It is seen as a last-resort therapy after the failure of standard care, such as medication that reduces the craving for drugs.
Lawrence Berkeley National Library via Medical Xpress
There are currently no effective treatments for prion diseases, a family of fatal neurodegenerative conditions caused by accumulations of misfolded copies of a naturally occurring protein. But now, there is finally an effective way to test for them.
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