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The important role of the nurse in the mobile health ecosystem
It seems as though the discussions around mobile health are increasing at an exponential rate. The technologies! The access to care! The consumer involvement! The physician tools! There are so many exciting possibilities offered by mobile health in the hospital, but the one corner we need to hear more from is nursing.
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Navigating Your Nursing Career - National and Statewide Implications of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Report on the Future Of Nursing
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Emergency Situation Guidelines Passed for the Purposes of Allowing Mandatory Overtime
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ANA Recommends APRN Inclusion as Qualifying Factor in Exchanges
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recommended to a federal agency that health insurers seeking to offer plans on state health insurance exchanges must include a certain number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in each plan’s network of health care providers for the plans to qualify.
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ANA Supports House Bill (2480) to Eliminate Manual Patient Handling
ANA Supports Federal Bill to Eliminate Manual Patient Handling
Bill Would Require Employers to Develop Plan to Prevent Worker, Patient Injury
The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds the introduction of federal legislation to protect registered nurses (RNs) and other health care workers from costly, potentially career-ending injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by manual patient handling, such as lifting, transferring, and re-positioning. The Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 2480) would improve patient safety and quality of care. Crafted with input from ANA, the bill is sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), a long-time champion of safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) issues. The legislation, revamped from earlier bills, incorporates key content of the newly published Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards, a publication for creating, implementing, and managing a SPHM program developed by ANA and a multi-disciplinary team of national subject matter experts.
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3.2 Million in the US Infected with Hepatitis C Virus
Leading Nursing Academy Says More Testing and Education Needed to Avert Epidemic
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Call for Applications: Revision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements
The Call for Applications to participate in the revision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretative Statements is now open!
The American Nurses Association is issuing a Call for Applications for both a Steering Committee and an Advisory Committee to undertake the revision of one of its foundational documents, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. The anticipated timeframe for completion of the revision is November 2014 to prepare for consideration by the ANA Board of Directors in December 2014. The Steering Committee will meet at least one to two times per month via conference call starting in October 2013 for approximately two hours in addition to email dialogue. In addition, it may be necessary for the Steering Committee to attend a two day meeting at ANA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland in January or February 2014. The Advisory Committee will dialogue via email and will need to participate on two conference calls in 2014.
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Click here to submit your electronic application. Electronic applications for the Revision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements Panel will be accepted from July 24 through Aug. 21, 2013. All applicants will be accepted for either the Steering Committee or the Advisory Committee. Notification via e-mail will occur by mid-September 2013.
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All registered nurse applicants must be either an ANA member OR a member of one of ANA's Premier Organizational Affiliates (Association of periOperative Nursing Organization (AORN) or the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)).
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Board of Nursing July 2013 edition of 'Board News'
The July 2013 edition of Board News has been posted on the Board of Registration in Nursing’s website here.
Nurses use Google Hangouts to collaborate on technology
Google Hangouts are getting more and more interesting. The ability to easily start a live video conference with colleagues all over the world, share screens, and see each other - all in real time - is opening many doors for innovation.
Sure, live video conferencing has been around for years, and it's been quite good for some time. But it hasn't been as easily and freely available as Hangouts on the ubiquitous Google infrastructure. Now, anyone with a Google account can start a live video conference.
Role of pediatric emergency nursing
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Emergency nursing is perhaps the most challenging branch of the profession, and when it comes to pediatric emergency nursing it definitely takes a special breed of professionals to bring about significant change in the lives of the little patients. While they are mostly posted in the ERs of major hospital, more and more pediatric emergency nurses are now also frequently seen in urgent care centers, ambulances and as part of air medical teams whenever they have serious and urgent child patients to take care of.
Study: Most doctors, nurses and midwives observe risky shortcuts taken during delivery
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Most doctors, midwives and nurses who help deliver babies have observed their colleagues taking shortcuts or engaging in behavior that could compromise patient safety, but few speak up about the issue, a new study says.
Researchers surveyed more than 3,200 doctors, nurses and midwives on labor and delivery teams, and asked if they had observed a colleague taking a shortcut, such as not washing hands or failing to change gloves.
The best hospitals need the best nurses
Are our hospitals hiring the best nurses?
The best nurses aren’t only well educated, they also have talent that allows them to be compassionate, effective caregivers.
Hiring and retaining the best nurses is not only essential the functioning of the hospital, it can also be a matter of life or death for the hospital’s patients.
Insufficient nurse staffing has been linked to higher patient mortality rates, according to a 2011 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Your patients deserve expertise, not 'good enough'
By Mike Wokasch
As healthcare professionals, we may have a tendency to look at expertise in the narrow context of science and medicine. While the implications of expertise may differ, it is important to appreciate that expertise is not defined by academic achievement or job function. The person who can make your burger perfect every time, the incredibly knowledgeable and attentive restaurant server, the meticulously accurate and precise laboratory technician or the electricians and plumbers "who just know" what's wrong and how to fix it — all have a level of expertise that they have developed.
Texas A&M nursing students participate in special training
Some nursing students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center received some special training and the lesson was as real as they could experience.
The students experience what it feels like to be a patient in a hospital and some also had to react and respond to the scenario of a baby being abducted.
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