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|February 5, 2019 ||
Becker's Hospital Review
Mortality associated with the adverse effects of medical treatment has decreased modestly in the last 25 years, researchers report in JAMA Network Open.
The researchers used data from 1990 through 2016 on mortality related to the adverse effects of medical treatment from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2016 study.
April 29, 2019 | Registration opens soon!
Each year, ANA\C presents a dynamic educational conference in Sacramento to open the world of politics and legislation in a friendly and easy to understand venue. The goal of this conference is to provide the tools nurses need to effectively participate in the legislative process and support the nursing agenda throughout the state of California. Strengthening the voice of nursing can and will protect and enhance the nursing profession as well as nursing's position in the political and regulatory arenas.
Together we can break the barriers between nurses and elected officials!
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Last week, ANA\C Executive Director and ANA\C Lobbyist met with Ms. Thelma Harris, MSN, RN, PHN, new Chief Legislative Officer, and with Dr. Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN, BRN’s Executive Officer. During this productive meeting, nursing regulations, importance of nursing organizations working together, and upcoming legislative issues were discussed. Furthermore, ANA\C presented Ms. Harris with a copy of ANA\C Public Policy Agenda along with an invitation to speak at RN Day 2019. We would like to thank Lydia Bourne for connecting us and attending the meeting with us.
There is a unique opportunity to honor nursing's contribution to the health of our world in 2020. The executive board of the WHOhas endorsed the 2020 initiative supported by the International Council of Nurses and by Nurses Now.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at SJSU is a 5 semester, 37 unit post-Master's practice doctorate program. Doctoral students explore a practice-related Quality Improvement or Evidence-based area of study for their DNP Project. The program includes curriculum in leadership, outcomes and evaluation and translation of evidence into practice.
Last Saturday, ANA\C Executive Director attended the inaugural reception for the ACNL’s Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) in Pasadena, CA. Marketa Houskova was invited to record a podcast for the ELA Class of 2020 where she discussed her role as a Nurse Executive in a non-clinical setting, her work leading a professional nursing organization and the role of a nurse in politics and policy.
The practice of intentional self-care that the author has seen in the lives of the pioneers in palliative care is abundantly clear and built into the fabric of their lives. For many doctors and nurses, working in palliative care is a ‘calling.’ Intentional self-care is a must.
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During disasters, nurses are often compelled by their duty to care for others while trying to balance care for themselves and their families. Care for the Caregiver makes sure that they are prepared before, during and after disasters to stay well and continue doing great work saving lives. The resources are free and can empower nurses. Find out more.
Have an interesting article you would like to share with nurses in California? Take this opportunity and submit it to TheNursingVoice@anacalifornia.org by Feb. 10, 2019 to be considered by the ANA\C Editorial Task Force. The first issue will be published in April 2019 and we are pleased to continue with our established features such as Ask Flo, BOD Member articles, President Address, ED Report, and APRN Corner.
We are excited to announce two new features as well: PHN Corner and New Nurse Corner. We are also working on Guest Corner, CNSA Corner, and Coalition(s) Corner, giving opportunities to our coalition/project partners to connect directly with you in order to strengthen our cooperation in advancing the profession of nursing and the health and wellbeing of all Californians.
On behalf of ANA's Professional Policy Committee, we encourage you to engage in the identification of strategic policy topics and the submission of proposals for discussion by ANA's governing body, the Membership Assembly, at their annual meeting June 21-22, 2019. As ANA members, your involvement in ANA's policy work is critical!
Section 1 of the Membership Assembly Policy Development Guide includes questions for you to consider prior to submitting a proposal. In Appendix A of the Guide, you'll find ANA's 2017-2020 Strategic Priorities and programmatic priorities. The Guide also contains detailed information on the submission and review of proposals, including emergent proposals; onsite Dialogue Forums; examples of approaches used by state nurses' associations that have successfully engaged members in ANA's policy work; and a link to the online proposal form.
TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS - Click here to access the online proposal form.
Please refer to Appendix D in the Guide for key dates.
Deadline to submit completed proposals is 5 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
Get your nursing team motivated to live a healthy lifestyle with all-new products from Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™! The ANA e-store now features a selection of fitness shirts, water bottles, and pins that will inspire your nurses to stay fit and healthy. The best part? The more you buy, the more you save.
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We invite you to submit an abstract for Healthcare Con 2019. Held over three days at Stanford University, this event will showcase the best research, education, innovation, and evidence-based improvement activities undertaken by colleagues from throughout the nation. Abstract details are provided at the link provided. Abstracts are due by Feb. 15, 2019.
Time is almost up to take advantage of this AMAZING deal from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)!
As a thank you for being a loyal member of ANA, you'll save $225 off any ANCC-APRN certification when you apply online. Don't wait – this offer expires Jan. 31, 2019!
ANCC-APRN certification is the bridge between graduation and employment. Get certified today, save money, and show the world you're ready!
The California Women Lead Board of Directors has announced the 2019 "Making our Vision of Equality a Reality" (MOVER) Awards.
The MOVER Awards will be presented Feb. 6, 2019 at the California Women Lead Annual Legislative Reception at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
The Citizen Hotel | 926 J Street | Sacramento, California 95814 | 6:00 p.m.
Members $45 | Non-members $90 | Prices increase after Jan. 31, 2019
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AACN, an HNHN Catalyst Partner, is working with ANA Enterprise to increase nursing student participation in HNHN and improve the health of nurses.
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March 16-17, 2019
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
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South San Francisco, CA 94080
ANA\C members will receive the $150 off registration. Use code: ANA150
Deadline to register is Feb. 15, 2019
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The Wound Certification Prep Course (WCPC) is a two-day, intensive course on wound management for clinicians interested in preparing for the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP® board certification exams, becoming re-certified or wanting to advance their understanding in wound care and wound management. Taught by an interdisciplinary panel of ABWM-certified wound specialists, WCPC is the only recommended review course by the ABWM Foundation offering a convenient way to become certified on-site after the two-day course.
- Covers the essentials to become wound care-certified
- Earn up to 17 CME/CE/CECHs
- Taught by an interdisciplinary panel of ABWM Certified Wound Specialists
- Improves your chances of passing the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP® board certification exam
- Only course recommended by the ABWM Foundation
- Convenient 2-day format
- Convenience of applying, scheduling and taking the exam onsite after the course
- Certification lasts 10 years
Navigating the Highway of Health Care: Patient Engagement and Care Coordination
Wednesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 18, 2019
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville, Iowa
The early bird registration fee is discounted to $210 if registered by 3/1/19 and $250 after 3/1/19.
Evidence in healthcare continually evolves, requiring clinicians, leaders, and faculty to be nimble traversing the health care landscape. The program will highlight navigating the highway of healthcare to provide evidence-based practice (EBP) while addressing contemporary issues. Conference participants will learn strategies to translate evidence into practice and have opportunities for networking with experts. A wide variety of clinical issues will be presented based on the abstracts accepted.
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Join the cutting edge of nursing at the 2019 ANA Quality and Innovation Conference. Get hands-on experience with the top innovations in nursing, learn about the next big tech advancement in health care, and help redefine what quality nursing looks like. Don’t miss out on the nation’s leading event for nursing innovation!
NEW THIS YEAR: For the first time ever, registering for the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference gives you complete access to the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®. Enhance your conference experience and attend sessions across both conferences for a truly customized and immersive event.
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Safety + Health Magazine
Nearly 40 percent of pregnant nurses don’t wear protective gowns when administering powerful cancer drugs, putting their own health and that of their unborn babies at risk, results of a recent study from NIOSH suggest. Findings showed that 38 percent of pregnant nurses reported not wearing a protective gown when administering the drugs, while 42 percent of non-pregnant nurses said the same. Additionally, among nurses who were pregnant, half said they did not wear a gown while administering the drugs during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and 1 in 10 did not always wear gloves during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.—and it seems as if the problem is only getting worse. Nearly half of American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to a new report released by the American Heart Association.
The report, the AHA’s annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics update, was published in the journal Circulation. For the gigantic report, a panel of experts looked at data from a range of sources (including government reports and clinical trials) to find statistics on cardiovascular disease, which was defined as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, or high blood pressure.
There's a decent chance you saw the headline, which quickly made its way across the Internet on Jan. 29: "A Cure for Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They Think They Found One." The Jerusalem Post article contains bold quotes from the biotech company behind the treatment: "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer" that will "have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market," says the chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies. CNBC takes issue with the timeline, especially as far as any U.S. treatments are concerned.
By Keith Carlson
Nurses are virtually irreplaceable as the vital lifeblood and connective tissue of any healthcare organization or facility. From the emergency department and the ICU to home health and dialysis, nurses do the highly skilled work that keeps the healthcare engine humming. When nurses are treated as so much cannon fodder thrust on the front lines without appropriate support from an enlightened and forward-thinking leadership, things can go terribly awry. Being thrown under the metaphorical bus is unpleasant in any circumstance, but when nurses are left to fend themselves while healthcare outcomes and patient safety are compromised, such circumstances are morally and ethically unacceptable.
Climate change is melting ice, intensifying storms and bleaching coral reefs, and now, a new study suggests that it could also take a toll on babies' hearts.
The study, published Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that, starting in 2025, extreme heat brought on by climate change could increase the number of babies born with heart defects in the United States. The greatest increase would be seen in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South, researchers reported.
In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on an unusually fraught issue with an uncommonly blunt statement: “Vaccination is an important and timely topic,” he wrote in a Facebook post about the book On Immunity by Eula Biss. “The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community.”
But when members of Facebook’s “community” seek information about vaccines on Facebook itself, they may be steered toward unscientific, anti-vaccination propaganda. On YouTube, a rival social media platform owned by Google, users seeking information about vaccines are similarly nudged toward anti-vaccination misinformation, much of it designed to frighten parents, even as a measles outbreak rages in the Pacific Northwest.
The use of e-cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to research that is scheduled to be presented Feb. 6 at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Honolulu.
Concern around the health effects of e-cigarette use has grown in recent years, fueled by a surge in their popularity and a belief that they're safe alternatives to normal cigarettes.
By Christina Thielst
Are U.S. hospitals compliant with federal and state regulations in their medical records processes? That is the central question in a cross-sectional study of 83 hospitals featured in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings for 2016-2017. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act establishes the patient’s right for access of their protected health information within 30 days and in the format they prefer. In the study, researchers attempted to conduct scripted interviews (simulating a patient experience) with each medical records department, but three were deemed nonresponsive.
The Washington Post
A child’s finger is pricked at a doctor’s office, and the child cries out. “Ow! Ah! Oh!”
How much pain adult Americans think the young patient is suffering will depend on whether they believe the child to be a girl or a boy, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Those who know the distressed patient as “Samuel” will infer that he is in more pain than those who know the patient as “Samantha,” even though Samuel and Samantha are in fact the same 5-year-old, whose shoulder-length blond hair, red T-shirt and gym shorts don’t immediately suggest male or female characteristics.
Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors' office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3 percent of the complaints were serious, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shingrix, which is produced by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in October 2017, is recommended for adults 50 and older to prevent shingles, a painful rash that affects one out of three Americans in their lifetime.
As brilliant as humans are, we’re working with limited cognitive resources that decline over time. There’s a whole field of research desperately searching for ways to fight the ravages of aging on the brain, and neuroscientists at Columbia University think they have a solution. The good news is it requires nothing more than some motivation — and maybe a heart rate monitor.
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