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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nurses have long been an ideal pool of subjects for clinical research conducted by scientists and doctors. Nurses tend to be clustered in one area for ease of study, and they know how to follow directions both in study activities and in reporting their experience. But in the current quick-paced medical environment, where nurse roles are becoming more important and simultaneously more stretched, it's also time for nurses to take on more in terms of the research that impacts their field of practice. They should also be the ones conducting evidence-based research, gathering the data and drawing the conclusions before they go on to implement the findings.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
$50 | Lunch included
Join us for this timely educational forum.
The latest research, messaging and best practices around vaping diversion and cessation will be shared.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
ANA is paying respect to departed colleagues by presenting the Nightingale Tribute at the 2019 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 those nurses who have departed since June 2018, please forward their name, date departed and credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 27, 2019. These name will be added to the Nightingale Tribute Book.
May 30, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
As an early career RN, you will be, or have been, asked to serve as the Charge Nurse on your unit. Even if your manager has prepared you for this step, you may find yourself asking, "How do I make this work for me, the other people I am working with, and my patients?"
This live, free, interactive webinar will provide early career RNs new to the charge nurse role with tips and tools they can use the first time — and every time — they are asked to be in charge.
You don't have to attend the live webinar! Register to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording!
Register by April 25, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a special article, "Selecting and Preparing References." Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Click here to register.
Looking for a recent graduate to serve a one year position on the ANA Massachusetts Board of Directors as a New Graduate Member. The position requires a commitment to attend a Board of Directors meeting every other month on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. beginning July 15. Additionally, attendance will be expected at the ANAMASS Strategic Planning meeting on July 15, and other ANAMASS events such as the Annual Awards Gala and conferences.
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 to info@ANAMASS.org and email@example.com no later than May 31, 2019.
Please consider circulating among your colleagues for their consideration.
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!
ANA Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit
Annual Spring Symposium
Friday, June 7, 2019
Curry College - Milton, MA
Includes light breakfast and lunch
Hot Topics: Water Cooler Solutions
The ANAMASS Annual Symposium is a time for nurse planners,
primary nurse planners and professional development nurses
to come together and explore topics in continuing nursing education. Bring your problems, your questions and your creative ideas to discuss with nurse colleagues, peer reviewers and the ANA Mass. Nurse Peer Review Leader. We will discuss best practices, content integrity, and formative evaluation techniques; we will talk together and break up into small groups; we will network, have some fun and recharge.
This year our focus will be on how we can creatively design programs
and still meet the ANCC criteria.
$229 at the door, as space allows
Register for the symposium here.
Register for the Pre-Program Networking Event here.
This is your newsletter — we need you to make your contributions. Deadline for submission is July 10, 2019. Your ideas about features to include in future newsletters are always welcome. Your contribution can be sent to info@ANAMASS.org or mailed to:
ANA Massachusetts Newsletter
P. O. Box 285
Milton, MA 02186.
The ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), a committee of the ANA Board of Directors, has opened its 2019 Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on the following ANA committees:
All members are invited to become more involved by seeking out a volunteer leadership position with one of ANA's committees. 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!
- Committee on Bylaws
- Committee on Honorary Awards
- Committee on Honorary Awards Subcommittee
- Committee on Nursing Practice Standards
- Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee
- Professional Policy Committee
Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for a committee 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 Monday, July 1, 2019.
For additional information about the appointments process, please contact the ANA Leadership Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Jennifer Thew, RN, writes, "At some point during HealthLeaders' annual CNO Exchange, usually after a fantastic discussion session about top nursing issues, I can count on an attendee saying, 'It's so good to know others are going through the same things. It's not just me.'"
Biomedical-research funder the Wellcome Trust has announced an ambitious initiative to improve the treatment of snakebites in poor countries. Snakebites kill tens of thousands of people a year, partly because they are treated with archaic antivenoms that often work only for one species.
Wellcome’s £80 million program, announced on May 16, aims to improve existing therapies and will also support the development of antivenoms that can treat the toxins of different snake species.
HealthDay News via WebMD
As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds.
In fact, the deer tick that spreads Lyme disease is as prevalent in many New York City parks, as it is in areas known to be endemic for the bacterial disease, such as Connecticut and other states in the Northeast.
By Amanda Ghosh
Out of the four generations in today’s workforce, the millennial generation is the largest. They’re also the future of healthcare. Although the delayed retirement of older nurses has provided a buffer against low retention rates among new nurses, it’s only a matter of time before this buffer wanes. It’s time to tailor our work environments to meet their needs. Is your organization ready to attract and retain new nurse grads from the millennial generation? We can start by understanding what they want.
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looks into how nurses in the United States can help boost health and well-being for all Americans, but data shows that those in the field are concerned about being able to do all that they can.
Despite wanting to put their skills to use to help communities as care providers, community educators, and policy advocates, nurses across the U.S. are held back from all they can do by challenges like outdated nursing education, looming staffing shortages, and a steep lack of resources for the healthcare system. These difficulties cast a shadow on the future of nursing in the United States.
As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger.
That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues.
National Institutes of Health
The ever-changing “head” of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. The team discovered and characterized the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion of the hemagglutinin protein that the virus uses to enter and infect cells. The investigators determined that the antibody, FluA-20, binds tightly to an area on the globular head of the HA protein that is only very briefly accessible to antibody attack. The site was not expected to be vulnerable to such a strike.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Walnuts may soon be thought of as the superfood of nuts, based on several research studies. A few years ago, studies indicated that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease. More recently, breast surgeons Mary Legenza, M.D., of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and James Morgan, M.D., formerly of St. Mary's Medical Center, linked walnut consumption as a contributing factor that could suppress growth and survival of breast cancers.
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year brings 10 million new cases, says a report released by the World Health Organization. Although age is the top risk factor, "dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of aging," it says.
Primary Care Today via Healio
More than one-quarter of U.S. workers are likely to report having had lower back pain over the previous three months, according to a research report based on responses from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey.
When applied to the entire population, this amounts to nearly 40 million workers with a recent history of low back pain.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center via Medical Xpress
Your mother was right: broccoli is good for you. Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables—the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale—contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. In a new paper published in Science, researchers, led by Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, demonstrate that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals.
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