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The Washington Post
Health officials in New York and across the country are increasingly trying new strategies to spread accurate information about vaccines. A recent global study of public attitudes about health and science by Wellcome Trust, conducted by Gallup World Poll, found that more than eight in 10 people trust medical workers for health advice, and that the most trusted source of health advice is a doctor or nurse.
Nurses, in particular, can play a critical role.
“We’re the first and last person a patient sees before they make a final decision,” said Melody Butler, an infection specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island who also heads a group called Nurses Who Vaccinate.
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As we head into the second half of the 2019 Red Sox Season, we wanted to say thank you for your support of the Red Sox earlier this year.
To show our appreciation, the Red Sox are offering nurses a limited amount of specially priced tickets for the Monday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 7 games.
Click here for more information. Use code "Nurse" at checkout for $5 off per ticket!
Medicare for All: An Alternative Health Financing Program With Implications for All
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 | Massachusetts State House (Great Hall)
Barbara Blakeney MS, RN, FNAP
Member, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
ANA Massachusetts member and Past President of the American Nurses Association
Gerald Friedman, Ph.D.
UMass Amherst, Professor and Economist
Dr. Friedman gained national attention during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election for writing an economic analysis of Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign policies supporting universal health care access through Medicare for All. Dr. Friedman has also drafted single-payer health care system financing plans for the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington and Ohio, among others. His current financial analysis for a national Sanders bill is available through the Hopbrook Institute, which he founded in 2018.
Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor and Economist
Dr. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Program of Health Care. As associate editor of both the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Health Economics, Gruber has been heavily involved in crafting and critiquing the economic impact of public health policy.
Christine Schrauf, PhD, RN, MBA
Elms College, Chicopee, MA – Faculty Member, School of Nursing
Dr. Schrauf teaches health policy and professional ethics to graduate nursing students at Elms College and participates in advocacy efforts through membership in the ANAMASS Health Policy Committee.
Nancy Turbull, MBA
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Ms. Turnbull is also senior lecturer in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Since 2007, she has also been the consumer representative on the board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the insurance exchange/marketplace in Massachusetts.
Our bill for Honorary Veteran Status has passed in the House of Representatives as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act!
Thanks to VFW, ANA and the 61 other members of the Nursing Community Coalition.
Now on to the reconciliation process with the Senate — they did not pass our amendment in the NDAA.
There are 22 Cosponsors in the Senate out of 100. If your U.S. Senators are not on the list of cosponsors below, then please call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask your senators to cosponsor today!
Specifically, ask your senators to "include S. 997, The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020." These women of the Greatest Generation only request to be recognized as honorary Veterans of WWII with an American flag and a gravesite plaque forever marking their proud service to our country during wartime in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Inclusion of S. 997 as a budget amendment to the NDAA would not grant the Cadet Nurse Corp access to VA benefits or other privileges, such as burial in Arlington National Cemetery, but simply a flag and a gravesite plaque marking their service.
Thank you to our Current Cosponsors:
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]*
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]*
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]*
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]*
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]*
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]*
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]*
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]*
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]
Please let us know the status of your Senator by email at FriendsofUSCNC@gmail.com or by visiting our website at https://www.nursingandpublichealth.org/cadet-nurses.html.
Please follow us on Facebook and like and share with others.
Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII
Mission: “Honorary Veteran Status Now”
Action: Pass NEW BILLS in U.S. House of Representative and in the U.S. Senate:
S.997/H.R.2056 The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act
Contact: Director, Dr. Barbara Poremba, EdD, MPH, MS, RNCS, ANP, CNE
Facebook: Friends of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps WWII
ANAMASS Spring Conference
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Beyond the Hand Sanitizer
Featured Topics include antimicrobial stewardship and controversies in immunizations.
Friday, April 17, 2020 | The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
ANAMASS Awards Dinner
Friday, May 8, 2020
Royal Sonesta Boston
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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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nurses are accustomed to caring for other people, but their own health is often put on the back burner. As they work long, demanding hours in a stressful job, they may take little time for their own fitness, nutrition and other needs. The current nursing shortage can also contribute to their stress and health issues, as a shortage of registered nurses in the United States is expected to last until 2030. In an effort to help, some employers are prioritizing worksite wellness programs, which can yield many benefits for nurses as well as the organizations they work for.
Good news came out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 17: Preliminary data shows reported drug overdoses declined 4.2 percent in 2018, after rising precipitously for decades.
"It looks like this is the first turnaround since the opioid crisis began," says Bertha Madras, who served on President Trump's opioid commission and is a professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School.
She says it won't be entirely clear until the CDC finalizes the numbers, but "I think the tide could be turning."
But not everyone was celebrating. Some states actually saw double-digit increases.
More than 1 in 10 patients are harmed in the course of their medical care, and half of those injuries are preventable. Among preventable errors, 12 percent led to a patient’s permanent disability or death, according to the report published in The BMJ, a medical journal.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a healthcare administrator, you know the importance of psychological debriefing for your doctors and nurses after an adverse event. Still, are you making sure staff debriefing is being used as expansively and effectively as it can be? Research shows that targeted debriefing can improve many diverse aspects of your staff's efficiency. As a result, your patients do better. Employ these science-driven strategies to help meet your most important objectives.
Nursing can be grueling work, due to long shifts and the potential of seeing patients die. But getting to help people feel better and developing close bonds with those under their care makes the job rewarding nonetheless. Business Insider spoke to dozens of nurses to get a sense of what the profession is really like.
Almost a year after the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history began in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization finally declared the crisis a “public health emergency of international concern” (or PHEIC for short)—a label that it has only used four times before. The decision was made at an emergency meeting July 17, on the recommendations of a panel of independent experts.
Associated Press via STAT
Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas, and it may cost a lot of money.
The bottom number in a blood pressure reading (the diastolic pressure) has sometimes played second fiddle to the top number (systolic) in clinical settings, but new research confirms that both numbers are important in determining a person's heart disease risk.
A new study published on July 15 sheds light on how screen time is associated with depression among young people.
The study — published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and titled “Association of Screen Time and Depression in Adolescence” — found that for every additional hour spent on social media or watching television, the severity of depressive symptoms increases in young people.
Doctors have long known about a link between diabetes and an increased risk of heart failure, but a new paper suggests the link is significantly stronger in women than in men.
Type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47 percent increased risk of heart failure in women compared with men, and type 2 diabetes was associated with a nine percent increased risk, according to the paper, published in the journal Diabetologia. The reason for the difference in risk between type 1 and type 2 remains unclear.
HealthDay News via UPI
"Broken heart syndrome" may harm more than just the heart, new research suggests.
While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people with broken heart syndrome also had cancer. Even worse, they were less likely to survive their cancer five years after diagnosis.
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