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The Doctor Weighs In
Medical science has always embraced advancing technology. And it continues to do so today, changing nursing practice in ways that would have been unimaginable in the past.
Here are just a few of the ways that technology is being used in nursing.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Last chance to register! Register for the symposium here.
Register for the Pre-Program Networking Event here.
June 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Workplace violence against nurses happens every day. The exact prevalence is not fully known. Effective reporting will allow us to understand the scope of the problem. We must take steps now to prevent all incidences of violence against nurses.
Topics to be addressed during this live, free, interactive webinar include:
Can't join us for the webinar? Register by June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET to receive 24/7 access to the recording!
- Barriers to reporting workplace violence, the importance of reporting, and how we can overcome those barriers
- The path to a "zero-tolerance" workplace as part of an effective safety culture
- Best practices for workplace violence prevention and response
- How to support ourselves and our co-workers when we do experience workplace violence
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Individual pre-registration is required.
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 email@example.com.
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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In a given year, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and mental illness will affect one in five adults in their lifetime. Healthcare professionals are not immune from experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, burnout, and suicide. In fact, they may have higher rates of behavioral health issues than the overall public.
A team of Canadian scientists has developed what could be a simple and inexpensive method to preserve vaccines without refrigeration — a potential public-health game changer in parts of the world where epidemics are raging and resources are limited.
A chemical engineering team at McMaster University, spearheaded by recent PhD graduate Vince Leung and supervised by professor Carlos Filipe, combined herpes and influenza A vaccines — chosen because they’re among the most fragile and sensitive to heat — with a sugar solution and dried the mixture into a thin film.
They stored this at a desert-like 40 degrees Celsius for weeks before reconstituting it in saline solution and testing it in mice.
The vaccines were as safe and as effective as they would have been “fresh out of the fridge,” Filipe said. The flu vaccine was still good after three months, and the herpes after two.
Medical News Today
A phase 3 clinical trial testing esketamine nasal spray in the treatment of severe depression found the spray mostly safe and effective. The findings led to the recent FDA approval of this treatment. Despite this, other researchers caution that "more questions than answers" remain.
By Terri Williams
First, the good news: life expectancies are rising, 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day (which provides jobs for other workers and gives boomers an opportunity to enjoy their golden years), and the life sciences and healthcare sector is projected to grow by 5.4 percent annually, outpacing global GDP. Now, the bad news: According to Randstad Sourceright's 2019 Talent Trends survey, 85 percent of human capital and C-suite leaders in the life sciences and healthcare sector say talent scarcity is one of their greatest concerns.
CNN via KSL
Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.
An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum.
Locus is one of several companies that are trying to use CRISPR to fight health problems by targeting only bad bacteria in the body and leaving the good ones alone.
"I think it's really exciting," says Steffanie Strathdee, who studies phages at the University of California San Diego. "We've been using antibiotics, which really have a scorched-earth approach to the treatment of infections. They don't just kill the bacteria that we want to kill. They kill friendly bacteria in our microbiome as well."
University of Edinburgh via Medical Xpress
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain — known as brain hemorrhage — can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found.
Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain.
University of Waterloo via Medical Xpress
A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.
Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory tests are used similarly around the world, even though the institutions they studied differed in terms of poverty levels, health systems and prevalence of disease.
By Keith Carlson
Since time immemorial, men have dominated medicine. Nurses were historically viewed as subservient laborers who followed orders and carried no sense of personal or professional agency; in that same vein, female physicians were less numerous and not readily recognized for their contributions by their male peers. In many aspects of our lives, this paradigm is shifting for the better, and that same change is also underway in the healthcare sphere.
Children who live in areas with bad air pollution are more likely to develop asthma, which is the most common chronic illness among young people. But when you clean up the air, does that actually protect the health of kids?
A study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, looked to answer that question.
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization said on May 22, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.
WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally.
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