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|December 5, 2017 ||
By Nicole Vienneau
Nurses are tasked with life-saving, life-giving and life-sucking opportunities. All of our nursing actions take a toll on our energy levels — some give energy and some take it. It is entirely important for nurses to incorporate replenishing and rejuvenating actions throughout the day to stay healthy for our patients, for ourselves and for our families. Here are some tips to build your resiliency and improve your ability to be present, all while feeling alive and energized.
ANAC membership is growing and we are almost 6,500 strong! Congratulations! Welcome to our new members and thank you to our returning members. We could not represent CA RNs, nursing advocacy and healthcare policy & regulations without your voice and support.
We welcomed 279 members with New Member packets, we recognized 134 First Year Members with Certification of Recognition. We reached out to 103 members in grace period (period of membership renewal).
ANA\C President and Executive Director attended the 2nd annual ANA's Leadership Council last week in the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Representatives from 38 state nursing organizations attended this yearly gathering of Presidents and Executive/State Directors where they had multiple opportunities to meet one another and discuss pressing issues in various state organizations.
During individual break-our sessions, Presidents and EDs collaborated in round robin discussion forums on innovation, membership, and evolving nursing roles. They also heard budgetary updates and efforts consolidating the ANA Enterprise budget. The latest edition of "Standards of Excellence for Ethics and Accountability, Code for ANA and C/SNAs" focuses on how methodical use of valuable resources is paramount to a non-profits success through its mission, vision, evaluation, and governance.
While in D.C., our E.D., Marketa Houskova, met with several of her counterparts and discussed the best strategies in membership engagement and virtual job fairs (with Joan Widmer, ED of NHNA), the use of CE tracking apps (with Tobi Moore, E.D. of ANA Michigan/Wyoming), and successful strategies for on-line newsletter (with Katheren Koehn from MNORN). While national in-person meetings are tasking on state organization's budget and staff/volunteers time, the benefits of meeting-of-minds, personal connections and invaluable interaction far outweighs the negative. The important part is to return to your organization with new or strengthened knowledge, connections, and actionable ideas serving your organization.
Listen to Audio Recording of ANA\C Business Meeting here.
ANA\C Business Meeting — 1 hour
Learn about ANA\C’s accomplishments in 2017 and an update on current and future initiatives.
AND Education Session:
Education Session: The Nurse’s Growing Role in the Media — 1 hour
Presenter: Nurse Alice Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Nurse Alice Benjamin is a top tier, media-trained health expert. Some of her television appearances include Fox and Friends, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, HLN News Now, KTLA 5 Morning News, and NewsOne Now. She’s also appeared on a variety of radio shows across the nation.
To view the webinar recording and access webinar materials click here.
Please Note: You will be prompted to log-onto the ANA\C website to access these materials
Continuing Education Credit for The Nurse's Growing Role in the Media: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 16595 for 1 contact hour.
If you viewed the webinar live on Nov. 9, 2017, click here to complete an evaluation form and receive continuing education credit.
Dr. Cheryl Smythe-Padgham, Assistant Dean and Director of the Nursing at Concordia University Irvine is pleased to announce the initial accreditation of the Master of Science in Nursing program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through December 2022.
Concordia University Irvine's MSN degree program is designed for nursing professionals who already hold a bachelor's degree, but are looking to advance their career. MSN students can choose from two tracks: The Nursing Leadership track which focuses on the clinical setting, or the Nursing Education track which equips graduates to become advanced nurse educators in the healthcare or academic settings.
Find the right job and learn all about the resources available. Connecting talent with opportunity! For the career page, click here.
Featured speaker: Dr. Candy Campbell
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM (PST)
Walnut Creek, CA
10 CE Hours
Click here to register.
California is home to more than 330,000 actively licensed registered nurses, making nursing the largest health profession in the state. See key findings from Joanne Spetz and Tim Bates from Healthforce Center at UCSF on the latest nursing trends and numbers of nursing programs. Click here to view the study from California Health Care Foundation.
Alyssa Shane Gregorio
Tracey T Soper
Carmel By The Sea
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's latest budget moves mean nurses will be responsible for a lot more than patient care.
The Channel 4 I-Team has learned some Vanderbilt nurses will now be in charge of cleaning patients' rooms, even bathrooms.
Sanitized environments in hospitals are critical to a patient's health, but the new cost cutting measure has at least one nurse concerned.
We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving last week. With the holiday season in full swing, we are hearing the word “thankful” and the hashtag #blessed abound. Yet, do we practice being thankful or grateful? With busy schedules and hectic days, it’s easy to overlook pausing to appreciate all we have.
When we take the time to give thanks studies show that our health, happiness, and well-being benefit. Starting this MONDAY, Dec. 4, we will start a 5 day challenge focusing on gratitude. We’ll share a new tip to help you acknowledge what’s good in your life every day, which just might make you happier — and healthier!
Sign up for this challenge by clicking "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" on the top-right side of the Challenge page, HERE, and invite a #HealthyNurse you know! Join our discussion to let us know if you're ready for this challenge!
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 |Time: 2 PM EST | Attendance is FREE!
Click here to register!
You’ve reached that phase of your nursing career when you begin to consider how to leave a lasting impact on our profession and on the many nurses who look to you for guidance and inspiration. Whether you are in nursing management, academia, or clinical practice, with thought and intention, you can create a legacy that touches the lives of many and influences the direction of nursing for years to come.
Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™
A transformative conference and retreat for nurses at every stage of their careers
April 12-15, 2018 |Miraval Resort & Spa |Tucson, AZ
*9.5 ANCC contact hours
Space is limited so register early! Early bird registration ends Jan. 31, 2018
For info, special rates and to register visit www.donnacardillo.com or call 848-241-3166
Whether your passion for nursing is fired up or has fizzled out, Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ is for you! It has been created to empower, energize, and enlighten you for future success.
It is being offered in a setting that will provide an opportunity for individual disengagement (detaching from everyday work and life), relaxation, reassessment and planning, and recharging.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first and only once-monthly injectable buprenorphine formulation for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe opioid use disorder. Buprenorphine extended-release (Sublocade, Indivior PLC) is administered subcutaneously. It is intended for patients who have begun treatment with a transmucosal buprenorphine-containing product and whose dose of that drug was adjusted after initiation of treatment and who have been receiving that adjusted dose for a minimum of seven days.
If current U.S. trends continue, more than 57 percent of today's youth will be obese at age 35, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The research also found that excess weight in childhood is predictive of adult obesity, even among young children, and that healthy-weight children are the only ones with less than a 50 percent chance of adult obesity. The findings were based on a rigorous simulation model that provides the most accurate predictions to date of obesity prevalence at various ages.
While some nurses may find it difficult to work with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease, others find it to be a calling.
Take Christine E. Crouch, RN, BSN, for example. As a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and the Vice President and Senior Administrator at Bethesda Health Group, specifically working with Charles Village and Southgate, she loves what she does. “It is extremely rewarding, hard work, and the families become part of your life,” says Crouch. “And they are so appreciative of the care you provide their loved one.”
I'm that annoying nurse who sometimes forgets essential supplies when entering an isolation room.
Ok, who am I kidding? I forget these items all the time.
Why do I suddenly have Adele's "Hello" stuck in my head? Oh, because "I must have called (my coworkers) a thousand times." Pretty sure they've started to pretend they don't hear me!
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A nurse practitioner who frequently receives requests from student nurse practitioners to precept them has a couple of concerns. "I've heard that the preceptor or practice can't bill for a student's work and that I might be held liable if the student makes a mistake. What are the rules on billing student visits, and what is my liability for a student's work?"
Being a nurse can be fulfilling and rewarding. We get the privilege of helping new lives enter the world, comforting those who are exiting this world, and everything in between. Yet nursing is also taxing and draining at times. Off-shifts (nights and weekends), hectic workloads, violence from patients and families, and incivility among staff members can all cause physical and emotional wear and tear among nurses.
Stellenbosch University researchers have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection. It has long been known that many people with HIV also experience negative cognitive symptoms, such as depression, forgetfulness, etc. However, it was unclear whether it was caused by such patients' physical illness, or whether the HI virus had a direct effect on the brain.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Hypertension, the silent killer, is a major public health problem. The American Heart Association estimates high blood pressure affects approximately 1 in 3 adults in the United States — about 76 million Americans. Only about half (54 percent) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Since most research in this area tends to look at the role played by organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys, little is known about what role other tissue and organs play.
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Among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis, use of evidence-based supportive therapies (EBST) varies widely across hospitals, a new study shows. Suzanne Schuh, MD, FRCP(C), from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues published the results of their international study online Nov. 28 in Pediatrics. "[W]e found that more than 30% of infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis did not receive any EBSTs," the authors write.
More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. Roughly 91 million adults had arthritis in 2015. But the most surprising fact was that nearly one-third of sufferers were aged 18 to 64, a new study found. Those estimates are 68 percent higher than previously reported.
When you meet a hospice nurse, you might look at her and say, “I could never do that kind of nursing; it’s so depressing.” If you already work in hospice, nurses and non-nurses alike might say similar things to you. But is it really that depressing? And is it possible to maintain your positivity when you work with people who are staring death in the face?
Hospice nurses work in patients’ homes and inpatient units. Each environment has its own pluses and minuses, but their goals — symptom management and dignified death — remain the same.
The U.S. may be in for a sick winter.
Based on record-high influenza numbers in Australia, where flu season just wrapped up, U.S. health officials are bracing for a similar situation, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
To make matters worse, the Australian flu vaccine — which has the same composition as the U.S. vaccine — was only effective in roughly 10 percent of cases.
New recommendations issued by the 2017 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters support intranasal corticosteroid as monotherapy rather than in combination with an oral antihistamine for treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis in people aged 12 years or older, according to guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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