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Newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) were likely to work schedules associated with significantly increased risks for occupational injuries, including overtime (61 percent) or night shifts (44 percent), according to a major new analysis of occupational injuries published online June 29 in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
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ANA Massachusetts 2015 Summer Event:
Nurses are Special…take time out to join us for a Day of Wellness!
Nurses always take care of others, so take a break and care for yourself!
Open to the public, so come and bring a friend!
CE credits available!
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Danversport Yacht Club
Keynote — Sue R. Levy, Savory Living
Eating Well for YOU: behavior changes, nutrition science,
food skills to help you feel well
MAKE HEALTHY EATING HAPPEN IN 2015
Start a sustainable approach to healthy eating that fits your tastes and lifestyle.
Luncheon Fashion Show sponsored by North Shore Chico’s!
Check out our very own members sporting
the latest styles of the season!
Wellness Session Breakouts:
Comfortable Sports Attire Encouraged
featuring demonstrations, consultation and free samples
Salem Fitness Center
Elements Massage Swampscott
Whole Foods Market Swampscott
Click here to register.
Click here to see future upcoming events.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Harrington Memorial Hospital
A light supper will be provided.
The American Nurses Association Massachusetts Action Champions
invite you to learn more about Political Advocacy.
There are many legislative issues that affect YOUR nursing practice.
Come learn about what they are and how YOU can make a difference.
Learn about your professional nursing organization and how it can support you ...
provide us with YOUR expertise on important nursing issues…
learn how to effectively lobby your legislators and their staff.
RSVP by Sept. 1, click here.
Space is limited — first 10 to register will receive a special door prize.
We are seeking energetic, creative and dedicated volunteers to work with the President and Executive Director to identify areas for expansion of publicity for ANA Massachusetts and our many programs and events. The Committee will help to coordinate letter to the editor campaigns and brainstorm about other publicity and marketing opportunities for our organization. Please send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
We are seeking energetic, creative and dedicated volunteers to join a subcommittee as we work on planning the celebration of the 15-year Anniversary of our association, Spring 2016. Please send your name and contact information to email@example.com. We hope that you will join us in the planning of this exciting event for ANA Massachusetts (formerly MARN).
Accredited Approver Unit Provider Symposium Western Workshop
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Baystate Health Conference Center, Holyoke, MA
The overall goal of the committee is to identify and implement technological upgrades for the organization.
Are you an ANA Massachusetts member who is looking for a way to become more involved in the organization? Do you have an interest or skill/expertise in IT and/or Technology projects. If you are looking for new opportunities, then we are looking for you!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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Medical News Today
Contrary to current thinking, the presence of fibrin — a protein involved in blood clotting — is not required for bone healing. In fact, it is the breakdown of the protein that is essential for fracture repair. This was the surprising conclusion of a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, that may cause textbooks on bone fracture healing to be rewritten.
Dr. Jane O'Connell, Australia's first endorsed nurse practitioner specialising in emergency care, is leading the way in re-defining the role specialty nurse practitioners play in the health system. As part of her PhD through QUT's School of Nursing, Dr. O'Connell has developed a set of clinical practice standards for emergency nurse practitioners.
The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition. Close to 6 percent of men in this age group also have osteoporosis, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts weren't surprised, and said more must be done to test for and treat the loss of bone density that often comes with age.
As hospitals across the United States compete to promote patient-centered care, a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that simple steps such as proactive nursing rounds are among a handful of best practices that are most likely to give patients a positive hospital experience.
The study, published in the August issue of the journal Medical Care, was based on 52 responses to questionnaires and letters sent to CEOs and medical personnel of top-ranked or most improved hospitals for patient experience.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report via Infectious Disease News
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices published updated influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2015-2016 influenza season in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. According to the report, the formula composition for 2015-2016 trivalent vaccine includes hemagglutinin (HA) derived from an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus, an A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus, and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus. These vaccines will be included in quadrivalent influenza vaccines, along with a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (Victoria lineage) virus.
Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state. "Youth with mood disorders are not yet widely recognized as a group at increased risk for excessive and early heart disease. We hope these guidelines will spur action from patients, families and health care providers to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among these youth," Benjamin Goldstein, M.D., a child-adolescent psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center at the University of Toronto, said.
By Keith Carlson
A great deal is written about nursing, and the public can hear many mixed messages about nurses. On one hand, Gallup polls show nurses are voted the most trustworthy professionals. On the other hand, the public watches "Nurse Jackie," where nurses are rule-breaking mavericks who pop pills and have sex in the pharmacy. Cosmopolitan recently published an article titled "14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Nurse," which casts a cynical light on the profession.
The Medical News
New technology that tracks the eye movements of patients may be a more accurate measure of brain injury than any other diagnostic measurements currently in use, according to a study recently published in the journal Concussion. Researchers developed the technology that can serve as a biomarker for concussion by tracking patients' eye movements as they watch music videos.
Wage gaps by gender persist even in the nursing field that has long been dominated by women, but experts say multiple solutions would help narrow them, according to Nurse.com.
The nursing pay gap is substantially narrower than that of other industries, according to the article; for example, female nurses make 90 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts, as opposed to 61 percent for financial advisers
A large chunk of the American population suffers from some sort of severe or chronic pain, a new National Health Institute study says. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. The study also found that even more people — 17.6 percent of American adults — suffer from "severe levels" of pain.
In addition, the study found that adults who were considered to be in the most "severe pain" groups had the worst health in general — and used more healthcare. Women, older people and non-Hispanics were more likely to report pain.
By Monica Gomez
Your medical resume is your first introduction to potential healthcare employers. At a basic level, a great resume must have a clean look, be free of spelling and grammatical errors, and present all of the information pertinent to your skillset, according to U.S. News & World Report.
However, it is also important to tailor your resume and curriculum vitae (CV) to not only the healthcare industry, but also to the specific position to which you are applying, as Carrington College notes in its infographic below. In many cases, these one or two pages of writing are the only thing standing between you and a promising career caring for others.
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