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In September, the American Nurses Association released an update to its “Principles for Nurse Staffing,” which serves as a guide for nurses and other healthcare staff who develop nurse staffing policies.
Obviously, nurse staffing is an issue that affects everyone — from staff to patients to families — so Kendra McMillan, Senior Policy Advisor at ANA, tells Nurse.org what nurses can expect from the updated guidelines.
Join us in Fresno on February 22, 2020 for ANA\C's regional board meeting for an opportunity to network and hear updates from all Officers, Directors and Executive Director about their work and plans for the future, as well as an update from ANA\C's lobbyist. Light refreshments will be provided.
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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.
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Video and presentations now available!
The recorded video from the Technical Panel Webinar held on November 20th are now available. Presentations from the speakers of the meeting are also located on our event page.
The committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 held a technical panel and discussion with health care industry leaders about how their organizations or members prioritize efforts to promote health equity into delivery and care models.
View resources from the event here.
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Campus Safety Magazine
Nurses experience twice the average rate of clinical depression compared to other occupations. Tough work conditions – such as being understaffed, withstanding verbal and physical harassment by patients and doctors and working long, grueling shifts – are just some of the many reasons why nurses are feeling mental burnout.
Promoting a sustainable, healthy work environment for nurses is necessary for the future of healthcare. Nurses need to know they have the tools and support they need to keep themselves safe when faced with difficult patients or aggressive visitors.
After decades of progress against one of the most contagious human viruses, the world is seeing measles stage a slow, steady comeback.
The World Health Organization and the CDC say in a new report that there were nearly 10 million cases of measles last year, with outbreaks on every continent.
An estimated 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, WHO says, up from an all-time low of 90,000 in 2016.
And so far 2019 has been even worse.
A total of 13 vaping-associated lung illness have been reported in Canada, health officials say, and every U.S. state has now reported cases.
U.S. health officials on Dec. 5 reported one new case and one more death from a respiratory illness tied to vaping over a two-week period, bringing the number of deaths to 48.
As of Dec. 4, there were 2,291 hospitalizations reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories. There are more deaths under investigation, health officials said.
By Daniel Markuson
Healthcare remains the most breached industry in 2019. Thirty-two million healthcare records were breached in the first half of this year, which is double the total for all of 2018. There are no signs that cyberattacks in the healthcare industry are going to cease. To avoid a bad reputation and legal action, healthcare organizations must make cybersecurity their top priority. Here are four main tips on how to protect your healthcare organization from getting hacked.
Patient Engagement HIT
Nurses are essential figures on the frontlines of patient care, being highly regarded for fostering strong patient relationships and driving a quality patient experience. Naturally, this puts nurses in a good position to address the social determinants of health.
The Weather Channel
By achieving a sharp reduction of 28 percent in malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, India was one of the only two success stories among 11 countries facing the world's maximum malaria burden. This success builds upon India's 2016-2017 record, where there was a 24 percent reduction in malaria cases.
These statistics were provided in the World Malaria Report 2019, released by the United Nations' World Health Organization, on Dec. 4. The report also provided a comprehensive update on the malaria burden across the globe.
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New data from almost 400,000 individuals who were followed for up to 43 years have shown that the link between raised non-HDL cholesterol and future risk of cardiovascular disease is strongest in younger people.
The researchers also simulated what effect a 50 percent reduction in cholesterol levels would have over a lifetime, and found that although this was effective at reducing cardiovascular risk at all ages, the largest relative risk reductions were in younger individuals — probably because they would have lowered their cholesterol exposure for a longer period of their lives.
By Carina Oltmann
Advanced stages of diseases such as cancer, COPD, end-stage renal disease and heart failure can lead to a constellation of physical and psychosocial distress. Symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep and appetite, dyspnea, nausea and pain impact quality of life and can cause significant suffering. Often, these symptoms are intertwined with intense feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression. For those involved in the care of these individuals, the goal is to alleviate physical and emotional suffering as much as possible with the purpose of improving quality of life and optimizing well-being.
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HealthDay News via WebMD
Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of dying from cancer, particularly if you've packed on a few extra pounds, researchers say.
Taking aspirin three or more times a week is associated with a lower risk of cancer death as well as death for any reason, a new study reports.
Cell phones are a literal pain in the neck — and face, eyes, nose, ears and head. A new study analyzing national emergency room data shows injuries to those areas of our bodies have risen "steeply" over the last 20 years.
The study found most injuries occurred to people between the ages of 13 and 29 and were due to distracted driving, walking and texting with a cell phone.
Yale University via PhysOrg
Using sophisticated screening across animal species, researchers at Yale have created a cellular blueprint of the human lung that will make it easier to understand the design principles behind lung function and disease — and to bioengineer new lungs.
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