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|November 20, 2018 ||
Patient volume and acuity play a role in a nurse's ability to provide optimal care, but they aren't the only factors, a new study shows. Researchers at Ohio State University found that a nurse's "subjective workload" — which could include everything from the mental pressures of the job to relentless time constraints — affects their ability to provide optimal care, no matter how many patients they're attending.The study, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, calls for developing broader workload strategies to ease nurses' stress and improve care quality.
Last weekend, ANA\C hosted the 2018 General Assembly & Conference in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA. We would like to thank all our attendees, keynote speakers, Board members (past & present) and all our exhibitors for making the 2018 conference such a great event! The CE Evaluation form is out this week for those who attended, so check your inbox and finish the survey. We will send you 9 CE certificates.
At the General Assembly, ANA\C Board Members presented worthy recipients with 2018 ANA\C Awards during the Award Luncheon. Dr. Liz Dietz received the ANA\C Public Service Award for her lifelong dedication to the Red Cross and to disaster relief. Dr. Maria O’Rourke received the Ray Cox Award for her lifelong dedication to advancing nursing practice in CA. Dr. Diana Taylor received the Betty Curtis Award for her lifelong dedication to nursing advocacy. Corinne McEgan received the JoAnne Powell Award for an emergent nurse practicing less than five years. Christina Lee received the Florence Nightingale Award for her dedication to nursing practice improvement, and we’d love to recognize her Cedar-Sinai colleagues for their support in attending the Saturday Award Luncheon. Dr. Joseph Morris received the President Award for his work improving BRN licensing processing. We could not be happier to have welcomed all the 2018 Award recipients and to have publicly thanked them for their dedication to nursing and nursing practice. Congratulations!
Our admiration goes to all our nursing and healthcare colleagues working, serving and volunteering in all the fire-affected areas. Stories of heroism from nurses at Adventist Health Feather River in Paradise, CA took social media by storm and we shared them on our FB. We will include them in the Spring 2019 edition of the Nursing Voice.
Last week, the ANA\C Board of Directors purchased 70 boxes of N95 respiratory masks and had them delivered to Women’s Health Specialist Clinic in Chico, CA. ANA\C received the call for masks from our CCRF coalition partner and we are happy to assist our colleagues at Chico. Women’s Health is distributing N95 masks to all their clients.
To all our special members and colleagues: thanks for all that you do, and we really appreciate the great people who make up our community. Enjoy your week and have a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!
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Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson launched the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge to help motivate the more than 3.2 million nurses throughout the U.S. to showcase their innovative ideas. This unique challenge, which runs through Feb. 1, 2019, invites nurses to submit their ideas for a chance to win up to $100,000 in grants.
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Earlier this month Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill to ensure thousands of nurses have the tools they need to respond to the opioid epidemic, and today the President is signing it into law.
This victory would not have been possible without you and the thousands of other nurse advocates who raised your voices!
Will you send a letter now thanking your Members of Congress for supporting this nurse-inclusive opioid response plan?
You made calls, sent letters, and met face-to-face with lawmakers. And you made it known that the response to the growing opioid epidemic – like any public health crisis – simply must include nurses.
This legislation will give Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants prescribing authority for medication-assisted treatment while expanding the definition to include clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives.
Public health experts estimate that another 170,000 nurses will be equipped to help fight the opioid epidemic under this plan, saving thousands of lives in the process.
It's clear that this is an issue that matters deeply to the nursing community and your patients. And because you shared your stories with policymakers, you made sure they got the message.
Send a quick note now to thank your legislators for their support and remind them to keep standing with nurses in the future!
Thanks so much for being a part of this victory.
Every day, in ways big and small, nurses improve, advance, and invent. It could be a new idea to optimize care, a better way to keep patients safe, or a quality improvement initiative that transforms outcomes.
We want to showcase your brilliant work and give you the recognition you deserve!
Introducing the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD, a global medical technology company. The awards celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes.
So tell us...how do you drive innovation in your nursing practice? You could win $25,000 or your team could win $50,000. This award is a game-changer for the winning innovations!
Find out more and apply today.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (1 hour session)
Credits: 1 CEU
Overview:Violence or abuse experienced in the workplace is a critical issue that many organizations face. Nurses are at increased risk for experiencing workplace violence due to their close contact with patients as well as working in an occupational environment marked by stress and burnout. It is imperative that nurses be well educated and fully informed as they deal with this daunting topic. This course will review the topic of violence in the workplace, discuss steps that can be taken to prevent or diffuse its effects. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information so they may better recognize, address, and prevent violence in their workplaces.
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Dec. 7, 2018 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
Register by 12/3 to receive a free registration gift, a digital article: "Selecting and preparing professional references."
This webinar has NEW content. You will benefit from this unique content even if you did not attend Part 1 in Spring 2018.
Register no later than Dec. 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET to receive 24/7 access to the recording of this webinar, so that even if you can't attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time.
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Many of us have watched in horror as wildfires have viciously engulfed both Northern and Southern California.
But Tamara Ferguson, a labor and delivery nurse from Chico, CA, part of Butte County, where so far over 90,000 acres have burned and 52,000 people have been evacuated, didn’t just hear about the fires — she lived through them.
And in the process, the brave nurse literally raced the wildfires and beat back flames to save not only her life but the lives of her patients as well.
The mysterious, polio-like disease that has struck 414 people — mostly young children — across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the public health system already is overstretched.
Reported in 39 states and Washington, D.C., acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, causes muscle weakness and in some cases paralysis in the arms or legs, terrifying parents and puzzling medical researchers.
The disease has flared while state and federal governments largely have stopped making new investments in public health.
The United States Food and Drug Administration is recalling losartan, a blood pressure medication, after finding contamination that could cause cancer. The losartan lot being recalled was found to be contaminated with trace amounts of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine. NDEA is an organic chemical that is classified as a probable human carcinogen and is used to make liquid rocket fuel. It’s also a byproduct of pesticide manufacture and of fish processing. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the FDA recently recalled blood pressure drug irbesartan for the exact same reason. That product callback followed on another NDEA-related drug recall, for another blood pressure medication, valsartan, back in July.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Migraine is the third most prevalent neurological disease in the world, affecting 39 million men, women, and children in the United States and one billion people worldwide. Treatment has included both pain-relieving and preventative medications. Many patients attend pain clinics and endure countless trials of different medications. For some, the medications work for a short time, others not at all. According to a new study, however, some migraine patients may be able to cut down on medication or stop taking medication at all by using a newly developed inhaler that changes the composition of the air that they breathe.
Los Angeles Times
The type of mask you wear matters very much if you don’t want to inhale harmful pollutants, experts say. Wildfire smoke is dangerous because it contains fine particulates that can lodge deep in the lungs, causing or worsening respiratory issues such as asthma. Some groups of people are especially vulnerable, including children and senior citizens.
The particulate matter floating across much of Northern California in the past week has registered at levels more than 18 times those recommended by the World Health Organization. Such levels can trigger acute symptoms like difficulty breathing and headaches — even in people who are otherwise healthy.
The New York Times
Cardiologists are generally convinced that blood pressure inevitably increases with age. Now a new study calls this belief into question.
Researchers studied two communities in a remote area of the Venezuelan rain forest that can only be reached by air. The Yanomami are among the most isolated and least assimilated people in the world. Nearby live the Yekwana people, also quite isolated, but with an airstrip that allows for the regular delivery of Western food and medicine.
The study, in JAMA Cardiology, included 72 Yanomami and 83 Yekwana men, women and children ages one to 60. While the two groups were similar in other respects, average blood pressure among the Yanomami was 95/63, whereas in the Yekwana it was 104/66.
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death world wide. Early diagnosis and treatment provide the best opportunity for survival, but the prognosis becomes increasingly poor as the cancer spreads. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, by the time symptoms appear and a diagnosis is made, the cancer has already begun to spread. But now researchers at UCLA have discovered that early stage NSCLC tumors, and even pre-cancerous lesions, give themselves away by producing unusually high levels of a molecule called SGLT2.
Becker's Hospital Review
18 percent of adults over age 60 have skipped necessary medical treatment, according to a survey from Clover Health.
The survey, which Wakefield Research conducted on behalf of Clover Health, polled 1,000 adults aged 60 and older nationwide about their healthcare habits.
Here are three survey findings to know.
Henry Ford Health System via EurekAlert!
Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby's pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. Turns out, doing so may benefit their child's health.
A Henry Ford Health System study found that babies whose parents sucked on their pacifier to clean it had a lower level of the antibody that is linked to the development of allergies and asthma.
Researchers theorize parents may be passing healthy oral bacteria in their saliva that will affect the early development of their child's immune system.
Treatment with testosterone could help tackle depression in men, according to a review of studies which found supplements of the hormone appear to improve mood.
About 100 million men around the world are thought to have depressive disorders, and almost 17 percent of men in the UK are thought to have symptoms of depression or anxiety.
However, evidence has been mixed on whether there is a link between testosterone levels and depression, and whether testosterone treatment could help with mood disorders in at least some cases.
Medical News Today
Although experts have debated the potential link between social media use and decreased well-being for years, a new study adds more fuel to the fire.
A new study investigates the psychological impact of social media.
According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. Hunt's team focused on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram because they are the social media platforms that are most popular with undergraduates.
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