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|November 26, 2019 ||
At the start of the decade, census data shows, there were 3.5 million nurses in the United States. Only 330,000, about nine percent, were men. But even those small numbers represented explosive growth. In 1970, only 2.7 percent of registered nurses were men. More recently, a 2017 paper published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth put the number of men in the profession at 13 percent.
The reason for the surge is as much about economics as it is career fulfillment, according to Jason Mott, national secretary for the American Association for Men in Nursing. Mott, who's been a nurse for 18 years, said U.S. demographics show nursing needs men like no time before.
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.
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!
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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Last week ANA\C Board member Ruth Rosenblum spoke alongside Mojgan Haririfar on nursing senior clinical experiences and practice readiness at the Sigma Theta Tau International Convention in National Harbor, MD.
...here's a little humor to help get you through it! And remember — pumpkin spice spam and dollar store cranberry juice DOES count as a Thanksgiving meal!
BRN has released its latest report. Learn about suicide among nurses, workplace violence, social media and privacy laws, and updates to BRN programs.
To view the report, click here.
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You instinctively advocate for your patients, but what about advocating for yourself?
Now’s your chance! Help grow more nurse leaders, elevate nurses’ influence on boards, and foster the next generation of nurses. 2020 is The Year of the Nurse and ANA is planning a year-long celebration to promote nursing excellence, infuse nursing leadership across the health care spectrum, and inspire nursing innovation.
Unlock the official Year of the Nurse logo today! As bonus, learn how you can win a $50 Amazon gift card.
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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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Infection Control Today
Nurses will become leading figures in the antimicrobial stewardship fight in hospitals in the effort to curb hospital-associated infections, according to updated prevention methods released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency’s Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs reflects the growing realization that nurses can play a key role on any antibiotic stewardship team.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nike designs shoes for various groups of people all the time: runners, basketball players, sneaker collectors, etc. But the company’s new kicks are designed specifically for “everyday heroes”: healthcare workers.
In an announcement for the “Nike Air Zoom Pulse,” the company said it’s "a shoe for everyday heroes: nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who work tirelessly to support patients."
Although eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness, has existed for centuries, 2019 has been a particularly deadly year for the disease in the United States. As of Nov. 12, 36 confirmed cases of EEE had been reported by eight states; 13 of these cases were fatal. In a new commentary in The New England Journal of Medicine, officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, describe the eastern equine encephalitis virus that causes EEE, current research efforts to address EEE, and the need for a national strategy to address the growing threat of EEEV and other emerging and re-emerging viruses spread by mosquitoes and ticks.
By Scott E. Rupp
Patients are not accessing their medical records online, according to recent research published in Health Affairs. Hospitals that are part of a more extensive system saw their patients engage more with online records. That was also the case for teaching and public hospitals, the research says. But the lowest access rates were for people at hospitals receiving the most in disproportionate share hospital payments and those with a high mix of dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid patients.
West Virginia University via EurekAlert!
Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big "ouch." But if you step closer, many types of pain — like tiles of different shades — emerge. A headache doesn't feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sunburn is nothing like the jolt of ice against a sensitive tooth.
Pain relievers are equally diverse. By interacting with different parts of the nervous system, they treat some pains better than others. West Virginia University researcher Shane Kaski is investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine — which targets a different part — more effective. His findings suggest it can.
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.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
City dwellers tend to live longer if they are in leafy neighbourhoods, according to a study that linked green areas to lower rates of premature death.
Trees in cities are already credited with cooling and cleaning the air and absorbing planet-warming gases; now researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health have found they also keep death at bay.
"More green space is better for health," said Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, director of the institute's urban planning, environment and health initiative. "People actually live longer if there is more green space around."
A team of surgeons at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have placed a human patient in "suspended animation" for the first time, according to a report by New Scientist. The procedure is intended to prolong the time surgeons have to fix traumatic injuries by deliberately lowering patients' body temperatures.
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Most adolescents aren’t getting enough exercise as screen time increasingly replaces physical activity in homes across the world, putting their current and future health at risk, the World Health Organization warned in a new study.
Researchers have devised a new plan of attack against a group of deadly childhood brain cancers collectively called diffuse midline gliomas, including diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, thalamic glioma and spinal cord glioma. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, California, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, identified a drug pair that worked together to both kill cancer cells and counter the effects of a genetic mutation that causes the diseases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes. Current diabetes treatment methods involve manual regulation of blood glucose, which can often lead to long-term harmful effects.
Now, researchers from Tufts University have demonstrated that pancreatic beta-cells that have been engineered to produce insulin in response to light exposure could be used as a novel diabetes treatment method, without the common side effects experienced with currently available treatments.
Most people are exposed to alcohol at some point in their lives, but only a small fraction will develop a compulsive drinking disorder. Siciliano et al. first established a behavioral measure to assess how predisposition interacts with experience to produce compulsive drinking in a subset of mice. In search of the underlying neurobiological mechanism, they discovered that a discrete circuit between the medial prefrontal cortex and brainstem is central for the development of compulsive drinking.
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