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An anonymous nurse practitioner writes, "There is a culture in healthcare, especially in nursing, that no other field would tolerate. It is a mindset that says caregivers are supposed to take absolutely everything they are given from patients, because patients are vulnerable. In other words, patients can scream and call me names, they can grab me inappropriately [...] and all I can do is remain professional, report it to the charge nurse, and let it go."
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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.
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 email@example.com.
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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Safety + Health Magazine
Challenging work environments make it difficult for nurses to adopt healthier habits – even when wellness-centered resources are available, according to a recent study from the University of Queensland.
Researchers analyzed 47 nurses working in separate metropolitan hospitals in Australia during a three-month pilot intervention intended to promote better diet and exercise habits.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center via PhysOrg
The 2015-2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks throughout the world, according to a new NASA study that is the first to comprehensively assess the public health impacts of the major climate event on a global scale. "The strength of this El Niño was among the top three of the last 50 years, and so the impact on weather and therefore diseases in these regions was especially pronounced," said lead author Assaf Anyamba, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "By analyzing satellite data and modeling to track those climate anomalies, along with public health records, we were able to quantify that relationship."
New York Post
Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently.
After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV infections held about steady from 2013 to 2016, the latest available data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently.
By Scott E. Rupp
Since 2010, 95 rural hospitals have closed in 26 states as rural populations continue to crater compared to their urban counterparts. Rural hospitals are economic engines for the small communities they serve, and there are more than 60 million people who are cared for by these organizations. Thus, the loss of these hospitals is a crisis on two fronts: people are losing much-needed access to care, and they are losing high-quality and high-paying jobs not likely found or replicated in the area. According to a new study, the economic effects of a lost hospital are immediate.
The World Health Organization recently said it was deeply concerned over two violent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in two cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this past week, which resulted in fatalities, traumatized patients and healthcare workers, and damage to key medical facilities. Doctors without Borders, one of the lead international organizations helping the DRC's efforts to contain and eradicate the second-worst outbreak on record of the deadly virus, is now suspending its medical activities in the heart of the outbreak in Butembo and Katwa. As seen with prior violence that halted healthcare activities, interruptions in efforts to diagnose and treat infected people and vaccinate others can lead to an increase in new infections and deaths.
We already knew that a city’s green space — its parks, sports fields, and other “green” areas — played an important role in the physical and mental health of its citizens.
Now, researchers from Denmark’s Aarhus University have found that the amount of green space surrounding a person while they’re growing up might impact their mental health as an adult — an important revelation in a rapidly urbanizing world.
In recent years, there's been a sharp rise in colorectal cancer cases among younger adults — and their doctors may be missing signs of the disease, a new study finds.
People under age 50 are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced stages of colorectal cancer compared with older adults, according to the study.
By Lynn Hetzler
Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the risk of the flu by nearly half. One of the main problems with low effectiveness is that current vaccines do not cover all influenza strains, and strains mutate quickly, so people must undergo vaccinations each year to cover strains not included in previous vaccines. The results of a new study published in the journal Nature Immunology may change all that — researchers have identified an immune cell that can protect the body from all types of influenza.
A new study has revealed a link between using electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults. According to the findings, adults who ‘vaped’ were twice as likely to have issues with wheezing compared to people who didn’t use these products. This is the latest study to highlight potential health issues associated with vaping devices, which are used with a liquid nicotine solution. The research was recently published in the journal Tobacco Control, where researchers detail a concerning link between e-cigarettes and potential lung damage. The long-term effects of these devices are unknown, but past research has indicated that the vapor — and specifically, the flavorings used in many of these liquids — may lead to future lung problems.
National Insitutes of Health
Analysis of genetic data from more than 94,000 individuals has revealed five new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease, and confirmed 20 known others. An international team of researchers also reports for the first time that mutations in genes specific to tau, a hallmark protein of Alzheimer’s disease, may play an earlier role in the development of the disease than originally thought. The study, which was funded in part by the National Institute on Aging and other components of the National Institutes of Health, follows results from 2013. It was published online Feb. 28, 2019 in the journal Nature Genetics.
HealthDay News via WebMD
For older adults with a urinary tract infection, antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection and death, researchers reported Feb. 27 in the BMJ.
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