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Hospitals that have better work environments for nurses provider safer care for the youngest — and often most vulnerable — patients, a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety found.
The researchers, from Penn Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research in Philadelphia, based the findings on data from 1,875 pediatric nurses in four states.
The researchers asked nurses whether they feel mistakes are held against them and found answers ranged from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." They also asked how nurses would grade patient safety in their work setting.
To evaluate work environment, the researchers asked how well hospitals supported autonomous nursing practice and how effective their hospital's nurse manager is.
In hospitals with lower-ranked work environments, consistently higher numbers of nurses reported less safety, and the biggest factor was mistakes being held against them.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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Please join this timely public health forum as our experts address:
Click here for Agenda, Learning Objectives and Speakers.
- The Evolving Role of Pharmacists to Meet the Changing Needs of Patients
- Building Pharmacy’s Sustainable Impact on Patient-Centered and Community-Based Outcomes: Lessons Learned & Future Directions
- Addressing the Opioid Epidemic through a Public Health Lens
- Immunization Recommendations Update
- MassPAT, MassHealth and MassBOP Practice Standards Updates
New This Year – Interactive Poster Presentation Session
Responding to Rising Challenges in Nursing and Healthcare
Friday, March 29, 2019
Royal Sonesta Boston/Cambridge, MA
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year’s conference boldly addresses how we are responding to rising challenges in nursing and health care – addressing nursing resiliency in the face of the opioid crisis and violence against nurses, and focusing clinically on concussion management and weight stigma. Attendees are also encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise related to innovations in practice, education, research, management, and/or leadership, as well as projects which have resulted in improvements in patient care and outcomes, nurse competencies and/or delivery systems. For more information, click here.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
12-1 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central | 10-11 a.m. Mountain | 9-10 a.m. Pacific
The Nurses’ Voice Network is part of National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), a leading membership organization in the United Kingdom (U.K.) representing the interests of primary care professionals.
With common goals in population health and integrated accountable care outcomes, the roles of primary care nurses and clinical Care Managers have been evolving internationally.
How do team-based models such as Primary Care Home in the U.K. and Advanced Primary Care in the U.S. impact workforce development strategies for nursing?
Please join HealthTeamWorks as members of the Nurses’ Voice Network participate in a roundtable discussion. Interact directly with panelists and fellow attendees to share learnings & compare/contrast the role of primary care nurses in the U.K. and U.S.
REGISTER NOW to join the discussion.
Friday, March 29, 2019
ANA MA Annual Spring Conference and Awards Dinner
Royal Sonesta Boston, Cambridge, MA
Friday, June 7, 2019
ANA Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit
Annual Spring Symposium
The World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare Management will meet on June 19-20, 2019 in Venice, Italy.
20% discount on registration
Certificate of accreditation by the International Organizing Committee (IOCM)
Abstracts will be published in conference souvenirs & international journals
Group Discounts Available!
Please feel free to contact Juliana Katelyn for further queries.
We need your help! Send a letter (its all done for you, just add your name!) to Support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp Service Recognition Act.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, a heroic group of nurses who served in World War II. These nurses are the only uniformed corps members from that war who have not been recognized as veterans.
The bipartisan United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act was introduced Dec. 7 in the Senate and would right this wrong and finally honor these nurses' valiant service to our country, but it needs your help to move forward.
Use our online form to send a letter to your Senator urging them to support the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act and recognize the sacrifices these nurses have made.
Ten different bills have been introduced since 1995 aiming to give these nurses the credit they deserve – and none have passed. This new bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA) and Senator Daines (R-MT), is our best chance to honor nurse cadets and the critical role they played.
Send your letter of support now.
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The cancer rate in the United States dropped continuously over a 25-year period, representing a 27 percent decline, according to a study published Jan. 8.
The study from the American Cancer Society found there were approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths in the U.S. since reaching a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people. The American Cancer Society cites steady declines in smoking, advances in treatment and early detection for the continuous dip.
A measles outbreak in New York has been called the largest in the state's recent history, and it's occurring at a time when there have been spikes in measles cases globally.
Since the outbreak emerged in September, measles has been diagnosed in at least 112 people across Rockland and Orange counties and at least 55 in New York City, according to numbers provided by the New York state and city health departments.
"I would say this is the largest measles outbreak that New York state has had in recent history," said Dr. Howard Zucker, the state commissioner of health.
As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
From 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate among women 30 to 64 years old climbed more than 260 percent, according to the report published recently.
By Lynn Hetzler
Nonspecific chest pain is the second most common reason for presentation to the emergency department, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acute coronary syndrome identification with appropriate disposition is quite challenging. While most ED patients with undifferentiated chest pain do not have ACS, missing this diagnosis has major morbidity and mortality implications. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers compared the performance of nine different risk scores within the same population presenting to the ED with undifferentiated chest pain.
A study out the week of Jan. 7 shows that pregnant women with the flu who are hospitalized in an intensive care unit are four times more likely to deliver babies prematurely and four and a half times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight.
Researchers compared 490 pregnant women with the flu and 1,451 who did not have the flu. Sixty-four of the women with flu were so ill that they were admitted to a hospital ICU. The results appear in the journal Birth Defects Research.
Medical News Today
A team of researchers from institutions across the United States — including the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco — has recently developed a tiny device akin to a sponge, which is set to absorb chemotherapy agents after they have reached their target.
The aim of the absorber is to minimize the toxic side effects of chemotherapy drugs, which, although they have a potent effect against cancer tumors, also attack healthy organs and tissue and can impair their function.
By Scott E. Rupp
The fax machine has not gone anywhere in medicine. This so-called "ancient relic" is still operational and is considered a simple, yet powerful tool for those in healthcare, despite the other more modern modalities of exchanging information. According to newly released federal data, almost three-quarters of nonfederal acute care hospitals routinely use faxes to receive summary of care records from providers outside their system, according to the data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The Daily Beast
Researchers writing in one of the world’s most influential medical journals have urged doctors to learn how to interact with non-binary patients.
“As our society’s concept of gender evolves, so does the visibility of contemporary non-binary people,” University of Minnesota medical school resident Dr. Walter Liszewski and his co-authors wrote in a perspective piece for the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “Yet many members of the medical community may not know how to interact with non-binary patients respectfully or recognize their unique needs and barriers to care.”
National Institutes of Health
In recent years, an overwhelming body of clinical evidence has firmly established the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) concept as scientifically sound, say officials from the National Institutes of Health. U=U means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load—the amount of HIV in the blood—by taking and adhering to antiretroviral therapy as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others. Writing in JAMA, officials from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases review the scientific evidence underlying U=U and discuss the implications of widespread acceptance of the message.
Deep sleep was associated with tau pathology, a study of older adults showed.
Non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep slow wave activity was inversely related to Alzheimer's pathology, especially tauopathy, with the association most evident at the lowest 1- to 2-Hz frequencies, according to Brendan Lucey, MD, and David Holtzman, MD, both of Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues.
This finding suggests that changes in non-REM slow wave activity might be able to discriminate tau pathology at or before the earliest stages of symptomatic Alzheimer's disease, the team wrote in Science Translational Medicine.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System shows that people in the study with schizophrenia also have higher levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus, a herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, so-called mono.
Researchers proposed two explanations for the association of heightened immune responses in patients with schizophrenia and EBV infection: schizophrenia might alter the immune systems of these patients and make them more susceptible to EBV, or EBV infection might increase the risk of schizophrenia.
The article was published online Nov. 20 in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
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