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On March 4, the Baker-Polito Administration convened a meeting with front-line leaders representing hospitals, local public health boards, emergency response, long-term care, and higher education to discuss ongoing preparations for Coronavirus in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and Massport CEO Lisa Wieland.
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March 25, 2020
Healthcare Reform Efforts:
Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens
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The complexity and diversity associated with infectious disease continues to challenge nurses’ knowledge and skill in providing safe, competent care to patients across all settings and specialties. The purpose of this conference is to update participants regarding current and emerging trends as well as evidence-based practices in caring for patients with infectious disease that will assist in keeping patients, the environment, and themselves safe. Topics will include impact of multi-drug resistant organisms on global health, the resurgence of the EBOLA virus, Hepatitis C update, and antibiotic therapy and stewardship. At the conclusion of this conference, 80% of participants will be able to identify at least two evidence-based approaches for assessing and intervening in patients with infectious disease.
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer of Partners In Health
Chantelle F. Marshall, MSN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center
Rita Olans, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
John Whitlock, MS, RN
Nurse Specialist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Friday, May 8
Royal Sonesta Hotel
The new co-editors of the ANA Massachusetts Newsletter, Barbara Belanger and Inge Corless, invite your comments, suggestions, critiques, information, and articles. This is YOUR Newsletter and we want it to be interesting, informative and useful to you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com.
We are looking to interview nurses working on the coronavirus outbreak in direct care, public health policy, research, or other related roles. Please contact: Gail B. Gall, PhD, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain of coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan, China. It has not been previously known to spread in humans. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) are examples of coronaviruses. For more information, click here.
April 16, 2020
1 – 2:30 pm ET
Did you know that nurses at all levels of practice are substantially more likely to be investigated and disciplined by the nursing board than they are to be sued for professional malpractice?
And licensure discipline is more consequential than lawsuits because it effects a professional's ability to continue practicing.
This webinar is being presented by Edie Brous, JD, MS, MPH, RN.
Last Spring, over 23,000 RNs pre-registered for the ANA membership webinar for Nursing Leaders, "Managing the Legal Risks of Nursing Practice" led by Edie Brous. As you may have heard – these nurses were not disappointed! 91% of nurses surveyed gave the webinar at least a 9 on a 10 point scale!
Space is limited! Attendance is FREE.
Individual and Group* pre-registration is required.
You don't have to attend the live webinar! Register now to receive 24/7 access to the recording.
Register by February 5, 2020, to receive a gift, the ANA e-book, "Moral Distress and You."
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Invite your friends, family and colleagues
and Join ANA Massachusetts for Red Sox Nurses Night at Fenway Park!
Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Red-Sox Tickets: https://groupmatics.events/event/ANA2020
($20/$21 Outfield Grandstand; $33 Right Field Box)
Registration has been extended to March 13
Don't Miss Out - Order TODAY!
First come, first served! Seats are very limited!
Click here to submit.
As an ANA member, you can participate in our Navigate Nursing webinar series for FREE. That's a $75 value, and you'll get 1 free contact hour each time you participate!
Plus, ANA is now offering you an easy way to sign up for all 4 webinars at one time – the 2020 Navigate Nursing Webinar Bundle.
Click here for more information.
Did you know?
Studies show that workplace violence affects care quality and outcomes, contributes to the development of psychological conditions, and reduces nurses’ job satisfaction and commitment. ANA has developed strategies to address this under-reported epidemic and strengthen zero-tolerance policies.
- One in four nurses is assaulted on the job
- Only 20%-60% of those incidents are reported
- 13% of missed workdays are due to workplace violence
Download the FREE #EndNurseAbuse Resource Guide now to help you recognize, respond to, and follow up on violence in the workplace. Get educated and make a commitment to report all abuse you encounter.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) State of the World's Nursing Report will launch on World Health Day, April 7, 2020. The report aims to provide evidence to make a stronger case for governments to invest in nursing.
To learn more about the report and see how you can contribute to its development and launch, join the State of the World's Nursing Report webinar on Sept. 10 at 8:00 GMT or 14:00 GMT (find time conversions here). Speakers from WHO, the International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now, and Jhpiego will present during the one-hour webinar. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the webinar and in advance via email to email@example.com.
Register for the 8:00 GMT webinar here.
Register for the 14:00 GMT webinar here.
UMass GSN Continuing Education Programs allows nurses to take courses to further their professional and/or academic goals. Courses are available on campus and online to best fit our student’s schedules. Register today and take advantage of a curriculum combining clinical expertise, contemporary research, and world class faculty!
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Southern New Hampshire University
Several indicators point to a shortage in nurse educators, with dire consequences for the future healthcare workforce. Despite a growing interest in the nursing profession, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing argues that a lack of qualified nursing faculty across U.S. nursing programs will limit the industry’s ability to meet the growing demand for healthcare.
The coronavirus outbreak has spread global panic, with people searching for sure-fire ways to protect themselves. For a while, many people (inspired by celebrities) thought masks would do it. But according to the health officials around the world, masks are futile for healthy people. The best thing you can do, experts say, is to stop touching your nose, eyes, and mouth. However, many find they can't seem to kick the habit.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It goes so much further than the leg muscles that nurses develop walking an average of 986 steps per hour at work. At every level, nursing makes a person stronger, sometimes in unanticipated ways. Some take those strengths to another line of work after a short experience, while others use the power to climb the career ladder or put that strength to use in their personal lives. It’s not exhaustive, but this short list sums up the many ways nursing makes you stronger, as defined by those on the front lines.
By Keith Carlson
The notion of the thought leader is not necessarily new, but the term does continue to receive a great deal of attention in these early decades of the 21st century. A thought leader is sometimes self-identified or possibly recognized by their industry as an individual with their finger on the pulse of change. In that regard, why are thought leaders important to recognize in healthcare, nursing, medicine, and related fields?
University of Texas at Austin via Medical Xpress
Access to vaccines around the world could get easier thanks to scientists in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, who have developed an inexpensive and innovative vaccine delivery method that preserves live viruses, bacteria, antibodies and enzymes without refrigeration.
European Society of Cardiology via ScienceDaily
Air pollution is responsible for shortening people's lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research.
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
The report, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, found that the median age when people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer was 72 in 1989, stayed that way until the early 2000s and then fell to 66 by 2016.
In other words — ACS researchers found that half of all new diagnoses are in people 66 and younger. They found that the rate at which people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States is dropping among those 65 and older but rising in younger adults.
By Scott E. Rupp
Healthcare data breaches continue to be a significant problem for patients and organizations. In 2019, more than 41 million patient records were breached, as per the findings of a report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net. Additionally, based on these reported findings, the number of hacks nearly tripled from the year prior when 15 million patient records were affected by breach incidents. Protenus analyzed data breach incidents disclosed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and/or the media during 2019.
March 8 marks the start of daylight saving time. As has been the tradition of Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, ECNU's Medblog since its launch in late 2016, every spring and fall, Aldasouqi has been posting notifications and warnings for people with diabetes using insulin pumps, their clinicians and their caregivers, to manually adjust the insulin pump clock time setting by one hour during the daylight saving time change.
If your doctors keep giving you prescriptions for antibiotics, you might be at increased risk of hospitalization for a serious infection, a new report suggests.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from two million patients in England and Wales. These patients had received prescriptions for antibiotics between 2000 and 2016 to treat common infections such as upper respiratory tract, urinary tract, ear and chest infections.
UT Southwestern Medical Center via Medical Xpress
The bacteria that cause the deadly lung disease tuberculosis appear to facilitate their own spread by producing a molecule that triggers cough, a new study led by UTSW researchers shows. The findings, published online March 5, 2020, in Cell, could lead to new ways to prevent the spread of tuberculosis, which is responsible for the death of more than 1.5 million people per year worldwide.
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