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Sharon Quinlan's passion for patient experience grew out of her personal experience with the healthcare system.
"When I was in my 30s, both my parents, in short succession, went through really complex, multiple chronic disease conditions and, then ultimately, passed away," says the vice president/chief nursing officer of ambulatory at the newly merged Advocate Aurora Health.
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Registration Deadline April 30! First come, first served!!
You are invited to participate in an online survey from the ANA MA in association with Salem State University. This research project is led by Cheryl Williams, PhD, RN, CNE, NP-C, Assistant Professor at Salem State University. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time without penalty. You are free to decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for any reason.
After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a gift card.
Proceed to survey, click here.
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Milton, MA
The Nuances of Evaluation
Join ANCC Program Director Jennifer Graebe, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, and ANA MA Nurse Peer Review Leader Judy Sheehan, MSN, RN-BC where they'll discuss how to understand a multi-level evaluative approach to planning nursing continuing education to meet ANCC criteria.
Register Today, click here.
Symposium Flyer, click here.
ANA Massachusetts is excited to offer a discount on the Savory Living proven online Eat to Feel GREAT program. You'll discover how to eat right for you, achieve your health goals, and turn it into a flexible and enjoyable lifestyle. Get inspired to make easy changes each week as you learn both the science behind healthy eating, and the fast cooking and planning skills you need to enjoy eating more delicious healthy foods.
The program is digital - runs on your schedule, and is FSA and HSA eligible.
Learn more about the ANA Massachusetts discount: www.savoryliving.com/ana
Sign up (click here) by April 30 and SAVE $50!
April 26, 2018
This live, free and interactive webinar is specifically designed for RNs who have been practicing for five or fewer years. This is a time when you may feel you do not have the skills, experience and power to recognize and effectively deal with bullies in the clinical area. It doesn’t have to be that way. Learn more and register today!
Looking for a New Graduate to serve a one year position on the ANA Massachusetts Board of Directors as a New Graduate Member. Commitment to attend a Board of Directors meeting every other month on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. beginning May 21.
This director shall be a member who has been licensed as a registered nurse for five (5) years or less.
Please forward a Declaration of Interest Form, click here, to info@ANAMass.org and dotoole@ANAMass.org no later than May 4, 2018.
Please also consider circulating among your colleagues for their consideration.
May 9, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Shriners Hospitals for Children | Boston Auditorium
10:00-10:10 a.m. — Opening Remarks
May Jo Pedulla, MS, RN, NE-BC, Director of Patient Care Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston
10:10-11:10 a.m. — Emergency Management: Preparing for the Unthinkable
Maureen McMahon, RN, BSN, MS, Director, Emergency Management, Boston Medical Center
11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. — Disaster Preparedness: Toward Zero Preventable Deaths and Disability Following a Burn Surge Disaster
Colleen Ryan, MD, FACS, Assoc. Surgeon, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital
12:10-12:30 p.m. &mdash Q&A
This symposium is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. Please email Melissa Gorman, Educational Coordinator by May 4, 2018. Lunch will be provided. No on-site parking available.
This activity has been submitted to ANA Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more info on contact hours, call 617-371-4846. Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 617-371-4870 for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Call for 2018 Nightingale Tribute Names
ANA is paying respect to departed colleagues by presenting the Nightingale Tribute at the 2018 Membership Assembly.
The Nightingale Tribute was designed and developed by the Kansas State Nurses Association and adopted by the ANA House of Delegates to honor deceased nurses.
To honor departed nurses since June 2017, please forward their name, date departed and credentials to email@example.com by May 18, 2018. These name will be added to the Nightingale Tribute Book.
Massachusetts Health Council
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
National health and policy experts will address the current climate of recreational drug use among our young people and will examine the risks, trends and realities surrounding these activities and substances.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 1:00 PM EDT
This free, interactive, live webinar will allow you to:
Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
- Advance your strategic visioning and leadership skills
- Challenge your current strategic approach: How to disrupt the status quo
- Master key aspects of innovation that allow you to have a true impact
- Immediately apply 6 critical strategic thinking skills to enhance outcomes
- Reconsider 10 principles of strategic leadership: How to make a difference in today’s healthcare arena
Click here to more upcoming events!
The ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), a Committee of the ANA Board of Directors, has opened its 2018 Call for Nominations for the following positions on ANA Committees and Boards:
All members are invited to become more involved by seeking out a volunteer leadership position with one of ANA’s Committees and Boards. Serving as a volunteer leader offers great opportunities to build your professional network with other nursing professionals from across the nation. In addition, volunteer leadership provides a necessary level of support to ANA by participating in the association’s governance. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become involved!
- American Nurses Association – Political Action Committee Board of Trustees
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors
- Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advocacy Board
- Committee on Bylaws
- Committee on Honorary Awards
- Committee on Nursing Practice Standards
- Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee
- Professional Policy Committee (formerly Reference Committee)
Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for a Committee or Board position. Please refer to the Committee on Appointments page and the Guide to the Appointments Process, online at www.nursingworld.org. All nomination materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 29, 2018.
For additional information about the appointments process, please contact the ANA Leadership Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become an active member —
Join an ANA Massachusetts Committee today!
Are you an ANA Massachusetts member who is looking for a way to become more involved in the organization? Do you have a special talent or interest? Can you find the time to work on a one time only project? If you are looking for new opportunities, then we are looking for you! Listed below are the descriptions of the various active committees for the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts.
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Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis.
Now, new research suggests, but doesn't prove, that the virus that causes the illness may be linked to an increased risk for seven other serious immune-system diseases.
Those diseases include lupus; multiple sclerosis; rheumatoid arthritis; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; inflammatory bowel disease; celiac disease; and type 1 diabetes.
By Joan Spitrey
Barbara Bush, beloved former first lady, died in her Houston home at the age of 92. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush. Mrs. Bush had long suffered from congestive heart failure and COPD for many years, and she had become frail in her sunset years. Earlier in the week, it was reported that she was forgoing any further aggressive treatment to extend her life in exchange for comfort care at home.
People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers.
Researchers followed a large group of participants, equally divided between people with obesity and without, for eight years. They found that people with obesity had a 40 percent higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation than people without obesity.
More than 20 percent of teenaged girls performed unhealthy dieting behaviors in 2013, compared with slightly more than 10 percent of teenaged boys, according to findings recently published in BMC Public Health. Researchers looked at 113,542 responses regarding unhealthy eating behaviors — vomiting/taking laxatives, fasting for more than 24 hours, and ingesting diet liquids/powders/pills — from the biennial survey for the period 1999 to 2013 for their analysis.
With the stress of the health care profession, it can be challenging to rally your energy or exude optimism on a daily basis. If you’re in an administrative or management role, you may notice signs of dwindling happiness among the staff. Things like arguments among colleagues, less camaraderie, or increased turnover rates may be clues to indicate your coworkers are in need of a morale boost.
A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's. While the overall numbers are relatively small, former members of the military who had received a concussion at some point in their lives were 56 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's than veterans who had not been knocked out, who had not experienced an altered state of consciousness or who had not had amnesia for as long as 24 hours.
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Patients with type 2 diabetes who did not achieve adequate glycemic control with metformin had improved survival during follow-up if they received add-on therapy with a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor or a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist rather than a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor or control (placebo or no treatment), in a network meta-analysis that indirectly compared these three drug classes.
High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.
The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn't increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes paired with high blood pressure, they found a significant increase in coronary artery disease severity and cardiovascular events.
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The volume of prescription opioids dispensed by U.S. clinicians dropped 12 percent last year, marking the largest annual decline in 25 years, according to a new report released April 19.
But, at the same time, overall use of medications and list prices continued to rise last year while out-of-pocket costs for many patients went down due to generics and manufacturer coupons, the report shows. In 2017, physicians dispensed 23.3 billion fewer morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) to patients.
Most people are familiar with some form of triage: When you go to an emergency room, you first sit down with a triage nurse who records your symptoms, takes your vital signs and assesses the urgency of your medical need.
As of Thursday, that's happening over the phone for 911 callers in Washington, D.C., where triage nurses now sit alongside 911 dispatchers to help field calls.
Becker's Hospital Review
CNOs believe current nurse shortages are negatively affecting patient care and staff morale, and project the shortages will worsen in the future, according to a the results of nurse leaders survey released April 5.
The 2017 survey, conducted by AMN Healthcare, BE Smith, and The Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals, involved 223 nurse leaders. Participants included CNOs and nurse leaders with titles such as chief nurse executive, director of nursing and vice president of nursing, senior vice president, COO, clinical nurse leader, and clinical administrator.
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