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Nurses are at the heart of achieving HIV treatment and prevention goals, according to the American Nurses Association’s 13 updated policies on preventing and caring for HIV and related conditions, which were released in December 2019.
But advanced practice registered nurses and other nurses don’t have the necessary authority to do all they can to improve access and reach more patients with preventive education and pre-exposure prophylaxis. Nor can they provide the holistic care for which nurses are known, according to Tracy Hicks, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN, CARN-AP, a practice owner and program director of the Health AIDS Recovery Program-Special Health Resource, a Ryan White founded clinic in Longview, Texas.
Early Bird Registration ends on Feb. 13, 2020!
RN Day will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and the Conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C members and all interested CA nurses to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development and politics.
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- Networking Reception for Conference Attendees on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Janet Haebler, MSN, RN- ANA Senior Associate Director, Policy & State Government Affairs
- Panel discussions
- Exhibit Hall - Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon - Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- Poster Abstracts
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly, and much more!
Submit an Abstract for the Conference Poster Session
Interested in submitting an abstract?
Submit your abstract today and share your knowledge and best practices. Abstract submission deadline: February 13, 2020.
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Nominate a Colleague for an ANA\C Award
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Award Nomination deadline: February 21, 2020.
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Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
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ANA\California is traveling to Fresno, CA to hear from nurses in your region on issues impacting you, your patients, and your communities. Nurses from Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Kings, and Tulare counties are invited to join this free event to tell their stories and share concerns so that ANA\California can continue to advocate for what matters to you most.
This is an opportunity to network with our Officers, Directors, Executive Director, and Lobbyist to discuss their work and plans for the future of nursing in California. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free to attend.
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This week the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) 42nd annual program in Rancho Mirage, CA focused on the importance of wellbeing, happiness & positivity; succession planning; workplace violence metrics; and generational differences in the workplace. We’d like to thank ACNL for our exhibitor table!
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in belonging the following Task Forces:
- Membership Experience Task Force
- Homelessness and Social Determinants of Health Task force
- Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force
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April 17 from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento
It's been one year since the California Future Health Workforce Commission released its 2019 report, with 27 detailed recommendations for building the health workforce California needs. We hope you'll save the date on April 17 to celebrate the progress of the Commission's ideas—and to help identify the next steps the state must take to ensure every community has the right health workers, with the right skills, in the right places.
June 3-5, 2020
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You downloaded ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing tools to help solve your staffing issues. Now, we’d like your feedback. How have these free resources helped you?
Maybe you downloaded the infographic, or read the book, or watched the webinar. Whatever you chose, we’d like to know how you used the principles to improve staffing on your unit or in your organization.
Share your feedback and help other nurses solve their most complex staffing issues, too!
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Space is limited! Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.
Individual and Group* pre-registration is required.
Did you know that nurses at all levels of practice are substantially more likely to be investigated and disciplined by the nursing board than they are to be sued for professional malpractice?
And, licensure discipline is more consequential than lawsuits because it effects a professional's ability to continue practicing.
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2020
The Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing invites applicants for our Fellowship in Health Policy and Media.
Applications are invited from individuals with a record of accomplishment in education, practice, leadership or policy and a demonstrated interest in health policy. Each Fellow will develop and implement a project focusing on a specific policy area relevant to nursing. Priority will be given to projects that involve the creative use of media to deliver policy information.
This unpaid, non-residential Fellowship is one year in length. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. at least once during the year to meet with Center faculty and staff; other work and contact will be conducted through distance technology.
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Register before February 7 to get the Early-Bird Special!
The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® will be taking place May 13-15, in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. It’s already shaping up to be a great program with an exciting variety of events.
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NNEC registration is now open!
Los Angeles, California
March 26-27, 2020
Calling all NPD practitioners, nursing leaders, nurse educators, and nurses or students with a focus on NPD or education! You’re invited to join a very special preconference event at this year’s AONL 2020 conference.
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For Shanna Jackson, the best part of the WCU online program is the flexibility. She has two little boys and works full-time, so being able to attend her kids' baseball games, work and go to school at the same time gave her the flexibility needed to earn her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Read more to learn how!
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UC San Diego Health
In the first national study of its size, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health, Department of Nursing, have found that male and female nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Results of the longitudinal study were published in the Feb. 3, 2020 online edition of WORLDviews on Evidence Based-Nursing.
The New York Times
China is forging ahead in the search for treatments for people sickened by the new coronavirus that has infected more than 28,000 people in a countrywide epidemic, killed more than 500 and seeded smaller outbreaks in 24 other nations.
The need is urgent: There are no approved treatments for illnesses caused by coronaviruses.
On Feb. 6, China began enrolling patients in a clinical trial of remdesivir, an antiviral medicine made by Gilead, the American pharmaceutical giant.
Gilead Sciences Inc., the much maligned pharmaceutical company that makes the only forms of PrEP currently approved for use in the United States, just got smacked with yet another legal setback.
After bogarting the production of life-saving HIV prevention meds for nearly a decade, Gilead may soon be forced to give up that control and allow other companies to make generics of its brand-name drug Truvada. That’s one possible outcome of the ongoing legal battle between Gilead and the U.S. government. The Department of Health and Human Services sued the pharmaceutical giant last November for relying on government-owned patents to sell Truvada and the recently approved Descovy, thereby profiting off of years of taxpayer-funded research—something that activist group PrEP4All discovered and made public in March of last year, which prompted the government to act.
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By Keith Carlson
Pandemics regularly challenge the global healthcare system. SARS certainly taught us some lessons, as did the H1N1 outbreak. Enter, stage left, the 2019-20 coronavirus. As this current viral threat circulates around the world — mostly via those who have recently been to the Wuhan area of China — the World Health Organization is grappling with public relations, epidemiology, containment and quarantines, travel restrictions (and some outright bans), as well as deciding whether this is truly a pandemic or not.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eye health is one more nursing irony. The work involves so much “seeing,” from reading charts and digital data to interpreting health-related emotions on patients’ faces. But the work also tends to challenge healthy vision, with the prominence of fluorescent lights and too much screen time, along with diets that aren’t always eye health-friendly. Here are some suggestions from optometrists and registered dietitians.
Researchers have developed a sweet new antiviral agent derived from sugar that destroys viruses on contact. It’s still early days for the research, but the "game-changing" molecule holds some potential to fight against viral outbreaks.
Reported in the journal Science Advances, researchers engineered the new molecule from cyclodextrins, a family of natural glucose derivatives that hold broad-spectrum antiviral properties and a bunch of other handy characteristics.
Thread is out and skin is in, according to the latest (and weirdest) in medical textiles from France.
Researchers say they’ve successfully created yarn from human skin cells in an achievement that could one day change how doctors stitch up wounds and transplant organs.
The notion of “skin yarn” might send shivers up some people’s spines, but it could be a major win for doctors at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, who are hoping it will eventually become a common technique.
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
By Brian Wallace
The way people work is changing, and that means how people access healthcare and buy health insurance is changing, too. But what are younger generations looking for in health insurance? Learn more with this infographic.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Some people let healthy habits fall by the wayside after they start medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure, a new study finds.
Of more than 41,000 middle-aged Finnish adults researchers followed, those who started on cholesterol or blood pressure drugs were more likely to stop exercising or gain weight in the years afterward.
The pattern does not prove that medications, per se, make people lax about lifestyle, said lead researcher Maarit Korhonen, an adjunct professor at the University of Turku in Finland.
But, she said, the findings do suggest that doctors should do a better job of emphasizing the importance of healthy habits.
An “unprecedented” study has revealed the most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date, discovering causes of previously unexplained cancers and pin-pointing cancer-causing events.
The research, carried out by an international team, is said to significantly improve our fundamental understanding of cancer, suggesting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment.
Could human lives be extended by slowing down our hearts? Triggered by the observation that mammals with a higher heart rate live shorter than those with a slower one, this is the question that Dr. Herbert J. Levine, an eminent cardiologist and professor emeritus at Tufts University School of Medicine, asked in his 1997 article “Rest Heart Rate and Life Expectancy.”
To this day, his question has not been fully answered. But several recent studies have found important links between slower hearts and longer lives, elevating resting heart rate to the level of an important health indicator.
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