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Most nurses love their profession, but it has its share of challenges and issues that can lead to a decline in job satisfaction and even cause some to seek new careers.
The following are five of the biggest issues that nurses face today.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues for
ANA Massachusetts Night at Fenway Park!
Tickets selling fast – don't miss out!
Registration deadline: March 1
First come, first served!
(Right Field Grandstand seats: $22/$23)
Order early — event will sell out!
Join your nursing colleagues at our 18th Anniversary Spring Convention
as we learn from the experts at the Annual Spring Conference
and celebrate the best of the best in nursing at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Royal Sonesta Boston/Cambridge, MA
Register today! Click here.
2019 Award Recipients
For information on the ANA MA group hotel room rate, click here.
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Program:
Responding to Rising Challenges in Nursing and Healthcare
Join us as we hear from Nursing experts in presenting the latest innovations and evidence-based findings related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and practice implications regarding the opioid crisis, concussion, nurse resiliency, weight stigma, and violence against nurses. Content will include physical aspects, psychosocial impact, recent trends, current research and evidence-based findings, nursing assessment, and implications for professional practice.
4:30 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner and cocktail reception:
celebrate the past, present and future of nursing in Massachusetts!
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities: ANA Massachusetts Spring Conference and Awards Dinner
For more information, click here.
The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, Nursing Care and Do-Not-Resuscitate Decisions. The deadline for comments is Feb. 20, 2019.
Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers and other stakeholders.
It exists – and we all know we must do something about it. Bullying is one of the most intractable challenges nursing leaders face in all settings – one that proves very resistant to our many well-intentioned efforts. A 2018 survey of ANA members revealed that 87% of the respondents had experienced bullying at least once in their careers.
This live, free, and interactive webinar will highlight actions you can take IMMEDIATELY to begin to lessen bullying and its negative impact on your staff. Don't miss this opportunity to join an intimate conversation with an accomplished nursing leader about one of our profession's most significant challenges.
Bullying will probably never be eliminated. Dramatically lowering the incidence of bullying, however, starts with the leader. There are actions you can take to begin, little by little, over time, to lessen the occurrences of bullying as well as provide help and support to the RNs who are vulnerable to being bullied. This webinar will give you valuable tools to begin to make a difference.
- Seemingly small actions you can take right now to begin to successfully address bullying
- How to get your staff involved in positive, productive ways
- Supporting and helping the most vulnerable populations: Early career and older RNs
- How "down in the weeds" do you get: How to recognize what is going on and intervene when you are removed from day-to-day bullying situations
- Self-inventory and knowing how you are perceived: You can't bully others into being more civil
Who should attend: Nursing Leaders in all settings
Our Presenter: Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Additional information: Register no later than April 10, 2019 at 1 pm ET to receive 24/7 access to this webinar so that, even if you can't attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time. A link will be emailed to all registrants the day after the webinar, so you can view the webinar at your convenience.
Exclusively for Nursing Leaders
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by March 1, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a mini e-book, "How to Address Difficult Communications...positively."
This program is informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.
Individual pre-registration is required.
For questions or group attendance requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, The Nurse's Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying. The deadline for comments is April 8, 2019.
Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of the public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers and other stakeholders.
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.
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Research has shown that registered nurses suffer from depression at nearly twice the rate of folks in other professions.
And last year, a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found nurses with worse physical and mental health are also more likely to make medical errors in the workplace. It was the first study of its kind to investigate the relationship between depression and other health indicators in nurses and medical errors.
Midway through this year's flu season, as many as 15.2 million people have fallen sick with influenza since October in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls a "low-severity" season.
Influenza is "widespread" geographically in Puerto Rico and 47 states, meaning cases were reported in more than half the regions of the state, according to the CDC.
The flu has been blamed for 9,600 to 15,900 deaths, with up to 186,000 hospitalizations and up to 7.2 million flu medical visits.
The CDC found, however, lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu compared with recent years.
For decades, the rate of cancer incidence and deaths from the disease among African-Americans in the United States far outpaced that of whites. But the most recent analysis of national data by the American Cancer Society suggests that "cancer gap" is shrinking: in recent years, death rates from four major cancers have declined more among blacks than among whites.
The report was published online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
As many as one in five children suffer from anxiety or depression, starting in preschool years. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders. However, when children suffer in silence because they never exhibit the disruptive behaviors that would lead to a referral for diagnostic assessment, how can parents be sure their child is anxious or depressed? Ryan McGinnis, a biomedical engineer at the University of Vermont, led a team to develop a tool that could help screen children who were internalizing disorders to catch them for early treatment.
Oncology Nursing News
Oncology nurses are usually on the forefront of handling adverse events associated with cancer treatments. Now, as immunotherapy continues to evolve in the lung cancer treatment landscape and other malignancies, it is crucial that nurses know the dangerous AEs to look out for.
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use.
“Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author of a new report issued on the link between drugs and syphilis.
The report shows a large intersection between drug use and syphilis among women and heterosexual men. In those groups, reported use of methamphetamine, heroin and other injection drugs more than doubled from 2013 to 2017.
Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.
Genetic testing should be made available for all patients diagnosed with breast cancer, according to guidelines published Feb. 14 by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
The professional medical society has more than 3,000 members in the United States and 35 countries throughout the world. Its new recommendations follow a December study that found a similar rate of genetic mutations in breast cancer patients who did not qualify for testing under previous criteria and those who did.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Clostridioides difficile is the most commonly diagnosed cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and has surpassed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as the most common healthcare-associated infection in many U.S. hospitals. Healthcare costs attributed to C. diff infections can reach nearly $5 billion each year. Commonly occurring in older hospitalized adults after the use of antibiotic medications, C. diff affects the normal flora of the gut. This hardy type of bacteria is very difficult to treat. An estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. diff infections, making it a substantial cause of infectious disease death.
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some people still think of cardiac issues—particularly heart attacks—as a male problem. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that not only are heart attacks a concern for women, they're becoming more common among women of younger ages.
Increasing the amount of ultra-processed foods that you eat also shortens your life, according to a new study. The research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked nearly 45,000 French men and women over eight years. It found that for every 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed foods the participates ate, risk of death went up one percent.
It's often thought that getting adequate sleep is the most important thing we can do for our health. And it makes sense, as skimping on sleep is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and decreased cognitive functioning. But the question is: why?
A new study, led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, gives us an answer to this very question. According to the study, which was published in the journal Nature, adequate sleep protects against health issues by reducing inflammation in the body that can cause disease.
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