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|November 19, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nurses face a barrage of stressors during winter, including cold weather and coming into contact with germs from patients and family members.
Try these seven nursing winter hacks to stay healthy and comfortable through the winter season.
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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The American Academy of Nursing recently selected 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders nationwide as its 2019 class of Academy fellows. The inductees were honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, in Washington, D.C. for their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science.
ANA\C congratulates the ten new Fellows from California:
Mary Ellen Dellefield, PhD, RN
Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN
Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN
Susan Spencer Jacobs, MS, RN
Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN
Tamara H. McKinnon, DNP, RN, APHN
Monica Rose McLemore, PhD, MPH, BSN, RN
Linda G. Park, PhD, MS, FNP-BC
Susanne J. Phillips, DNP, RN, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Sandy Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
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.
Elvie Victoria Calderon
Don Bien Calma
Mary Eleanor Ghan
Claire La Presle
South San Francisco
Min Suk Oh
Lourdes Angela Ramos
Karen Joyce San Miguel
Joseph Christian Sunga
Ryan Francis Tanglao
Betsi Zambrano Araujo
San Juan Capistrano
Win Up to $50,000 for What Nurses Do Best!
Every day, nurses improve, advance and innovate. They come up with new ideas to optimize care, better ways to keep patients safe, and quality improvement initiatives that transform outcomes.
Here's a great way showcase their excellent work and give them the recognition they deserve!
We're inviting you to participate in our 2nd Annual ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD™, a global medical technology company. This prestigious award celebrates nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes.
Individual nurses can win $25,000 and nurse-led teams $50,000. No idea is too small!
Learn more & apply here.
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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Every organization faces unique challenges and opportunities when choosing the credentialing journey to nursing excellence. Make the process easier with an experienced coach and partner to help you master the required knowledge, skills, and best practices.
ANA Consultation Services has a proven record of achieving results. More than 200 clients have achieved nursing excellence in both ANCC recognition and designation.
Sign up for free organizational assessment.
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.
Read more here.
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Access hidden insights on attaining a seat at the boardroom table.
Introducing FREE access to five webinars that help you qualify for boards, panels, and commissions.
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.
Nurses need caring for too. High-stress professions with long shifts and odd hours take a toll on your own health and well-being. Put yourself first. Click here to grab your free health and wellness guide.
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.”
Click here to register.
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ACI-San Diego Program Registration
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.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Staffing Industry Analysis
A majority of U.S. nurses this year say the nursing shortage has gotten worse; however, 81 percent said they are satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey of 20,000 registered nurses in the US by AMN Healthcare Services Inc..
The survey found that 52 percent of nurses in 2019 said the nurse shortage has gotten worse; that compares to 48 percent in 2017 and 37 percent in 2015.
On top of that, the survey found 86 percent of baby boomer nurses plan to retire in the next five years.
The Lancet via YouTube
The 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change shows that climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and is set to shape the wellbeing of an entire generation unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2˚C.
The World Health Organization is hoping to drive down the cost of insulin by encouraging more generic drug makers to enter the market.
The organization hopes that by increasing competition for insulin, drug manufacturers will be forced to lower their prices.
Currently, only three companies dominate the world insulin market: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi. Over the past three decades they've worked to drastically increase the price of the drug, leading to an insulin availability crisis in some places.
In the United States, the price of insulin has increased from $35 a vial to $275 over the past two decades.
By Keith Carlson
Nursing is an emotionally taxing career by any measure. By serving the infirm, the traumatized, the bereft, the dying, and the needy, the work of the nurse can take a toll on emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We must also bear in mind the impact of chronic stress, secondary trauma, and the moral and ethical dilemmas that are part and parcel of healthcare. When the nurse's emotional bank account runs dry, they can get into trouble and fall victim to burnout, compassion fatigue, and spiritual distress.
Many Americans seeking a career have streamed into nursing in recent years, drawn by the ample employment opportunities, good pay and sense of purpose the profession offers. Less evident is a darker side of the job — a level of workplace violence that has many nurses fearing for their own safety.
"The reality is if you ask emergency nurses, they will tell you every single shift they work there is some case of workplace violence," said Patti Kunz Howard, president of the Emergency Nurses Association. "It's a very real challenge in the workplace setting, and it's no longer OK."
Flu season is upon us, and the demographic most vulnerable to the disease is people 65 and older.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 70-80 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in this age group.
The regular flu vaccine just won't cut it, some doctors say.
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.
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Americans with lung cancer are now more likely to survive for at least five years after their diagnosis, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.
The upward trend is encouraging, but lung cancer continues to be the deadliest cancer in the United States, said Carrie Nyssen, a spokeswoman for the association’s Oregon chapter.
“Much more must be done to prevent lung cancer and support families facing the disease,” she said.
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Good News Network
After decades of little or no progress, biomedical researchers are finally making some headway at detecting and treating sepsis, a deadly medical complication that sends a surge of pathogenic infection through the body and remains a major public health problem.
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report in Science Translational Medicine that they have developed and successfully tested a new rapid blood assay that measures five biomarkers and accurately predicts which patients are at low, medium or high risk for death from sepsis (colloquially referred to as blood poisoning).
Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults fell to its lowest recorded level in 2018: 13.7 percent, according to a report published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That represents a drop of roughly two-thirds since the CDC started collecting this data in 1965.
Drug-resistant germs sicken about three million people every year in the United States and kill about 35,000, representing a much larger public health threat than previously understood, according to a long-awaited report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's not easy to treat viral infections. Just ask anyone with a bad cold or a case of the flu.
But scientists in Massachusetts think they may have a new way to stop viruses from making people sick by using what amounts to a pair of molecular scissors, known as CRISPR.
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