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The American Nurses Association (ANA) will no longer tolerate violence of any kind against nurses in the workplace, according to a new position statement developed by its Professional Issues Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence.
"Taking this clear and strong position is critical to ensure the safety of patients, nurses and other health care workers," ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, said in a news release.
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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.
Click here to RSVP.
Space is limited — first 10 to register will receive a special door prize.
ANA Massachusetts Political Advocacy Program (Cape Cod, MA)
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
220 Sandwich Road
A light supper will be provided.
RSVP by Oct. 9, click here.
Massachusetts Action Coalition
Friday, Sept. 25
Hear from leading experts at the national and state level on how nurses are engaged in transforming health care and building a culture of health in MA.
ANA via Modern Healthcare
The awards will honor men and women with nursing backgrounds, leading nursing programs and initiatives that improve health care delivery. Men and women from all health care sectors currently active in a nursing role, including formal education and training in nursing, are eligible.
ANA encourages nurses and others who support the profession to nominate nurses for the Excellence in Nursing Awards. This recognition program provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the ways nurses are working to improve health for all.
The nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 2. Please encourage your fellow nurses to submit nominations for this honor.
Needed: Articles for The December 2015 edition of the Massachusetts Report on Nursing
Remember: The ANA Massachusetts newsletter is read by about 120,000 RNs in the Commonwealth!
This is YOUR newsletter so we need YOU to make a contribution!
Your ideas about features to include in future newsletters are always welcome.
Deadline date for submission is Oct. 10
Your contribution can be sent to email@example.com or mailed to ANA Massachusetts Newsletter, P.O. Box 285, Milton, MA 02186
Accredited Approver Unit Provider Symposium Western Workshop
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Baystate Health Conference Center, Holyoke, MA
ANA Mass Upcoming events:
Save the dates and don't miss out! (Click here for full list).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will join us in the planning of this exciting event for ANA Massachusetts (formerly MARN).
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 email@example.com if you are interested.
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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Infection Control Today
Modern infection control, which is based on the scientific work of 19th century scientists such as Pasteur, Lister and Koch, was organized as a specialty for non-physician practitioners almost a century later. Hospital based infection control emerged as a distinct specialty in the 1970s. In its early decades the evolving specialty arena was led by registered nurses who still remain the single largest group of clinicians within what has now become a multidisciplinary field.
Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world, and hypertension is the leading risk factor. More than 75 percent of patients with acute stroke will have a systolic blood pressure above 140 mm Hg at the time of admission, and in most patients, BP will return to pre-stroke levels spontaneously within one week. Although the American Stroke Association and the European Stroke Initiative have guidelines for treatment of hypertension after acute stroke, more research is needed when it comes to developing guidelines for treating hypertension during the acute phase of stroke.
From the perspective of Rachael Jarman, PA-C: Team-based care is a strong emphasis in the PA profession. We know how to work in collaboration with other professionals. But, sometimes, in the rush of a busy shift, we can forget our manners. No one knows this better than the nursing staff. They take verbal beatings and receive the wrath of stressed-out clinicians. Nurses are some of our best allies, and their profession can be belittled by the mighty practitioner. As a PA, the last thing I want to do is make enemies with the people who will help care for the complicated patients I manage in the ER.
Scientists have long associated sufficient sleep with good health. Now they've confirmed it. In 2009, Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen found for the first time that insufficient sleep is associated with a greater likelihood of catching a cold. To do this, Cohen, who has spent years exploring psychological factors contributing to illness, assessed participants' self-reported sleep duration and efficiency levels and then exposed them to a common cold virus. Now, Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have confirmed that insufficient sleep is connected to an increased chance of getting sick.
By Joan Spitrey
Our healthcare system is complicated and is becoming overtaxed. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, aging baby boomers and the need for more healthcare providers, there is no dispute the healthcare arena will be in a state of dynamic change for years to come. With that in mind, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists recently announced its endorsement of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as a requirement for entry into practice by 2030.
By Scott E. Rupp
More news on the telehealth front as a report from Tractica suggests the global market for home health technology will see strong growth for the remainder of the decade. According to the market intelligence agency, telehealth will have an "impact on nearly every aspect of the healthcare ecosystem."
The Huffington Post
Author Jenny Kanevsky writes: Many years ago, I wrote a novel, and in it a scene where a primary character is rushed to the hospital in early labor. Her nurse was male. It wasn't a conscious choice, it's what I wrote. Why shouldn't he have been? Poetic license and all that. It wasn't as if I gave him three heads. I realize, in hindsight, that I used a literary tool to create greater interest. A male nurse is less familiar and therefore more likely to stand out. It's more interesting writing, at least I hoped it was.
Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.
Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing disorder earlier. On average, the study participants were 83 years old when diagnosed with Alzheimer's. But that age of onset varied according to people's weight at age 50: For each unit increase in body mass index, Alzheimer's set in about seven months earlier, on average.
Working on a patient in critical condition can be stressful for any nurse. But imagine working on that same kind of patient in the middle of the street shortly after a motorcycle accident, or inside a cramped medical transport helicopter with limited supplies flying at night at 120 mph.
Being a flight nurse isn’t for everybody, but it is for Debbie McIntyre, RN, CFRN, air medical base manager of PHI AirCare 2 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Three out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted "heart age" that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, government researchers said on Sept. 1.
"Your heart may be older than you are. For most adults in the United States, it is," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released the first study to provide population-level estimates of heart age nationwide.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, nurses are an integral part of our multidisciplinary care teams. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on our ten dermatology nurses, who treat patients with skin cancers as well as those whose skin is affected by other cancers or their treatments.
Like other MSK nurses, our dermatology nurses practice relationship-based care, an approach that emphasizes the nurses’ relationships with patients and their families, with colleagues, and with themselves. “This translates to patient and family care that is nurturing, compassionate, and individualized,” explains dermatology nurse Anna Skripnik.
Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a less expensive healthcare alternative.
Some experts say the trend is a solution to the staggering cost of medical treatments and the shortage of physicians, which is expected to exceed 46,000 within the next decade, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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