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Nursing can be a stressful profession, with long hours and high levels of activity and responsibility, including caring for patients who are ill or, in some cases, dying. Although family, friends and other healthcare colleagues can provide a sympathetic ear, no one gets the challenges nurses face quite like another nurse. "Nobody really understands what a nurse does like a nurse, so those relationships provide support, and that support helps bring stress down," Benjamin Evans, president of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, told minoritynurse.com.
April 29, 2019 | Registration is now open!
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, the “Hot Topics” panel met on Day 2 of the #ACNL 41st Annual Program/Conference, discussing the recommendations from the #BRN Regional Summits and the importance of #nursing organizations/coalitions working #together. What are the next step in #nursingEducation and #nursingPractice? How can we connect academia and service? How can we standardize nursing #curriculum? How can we increase nurses’ voices in the halls of power?
Our big thanks to ACNL for hosting this crucial panel. It’s been our privilege to serve on planning task forces, participate in #QuadCouncil meetings and attend #BRNregionalSummits in the Fall 2018.
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.
We were excited to welcome Evan Parker, Sacramento State Nursing School Graduate (Class of May 2018, Recipient of ANA\C Student Advocate Award), to California Women Lead Legislative Reception 2019, focusing on the importance of nurses and their voices in politics and policy. Welcoming our brand-new nursing colleagues at this event was a wonderful way of introducing them to the world of state politics & policy.
This groundbreaking report will undoubtedly shape the future of nursing in California, just as it is already shaping its current discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to read the BRN Regional Summits Summary prepared by HealthImpact and published late January, as this comprehensive report includes data from all seven Regional Summits, accounts for five specific areas that were mentioned in all seven events, and further categorizes recommendations into specific focus groups. While this comprehensive report is 124 pages, the first 15 pages will give you a great overview. Bookmark this page!
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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.
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To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP).
The most effective treatment for opioid addiction is a comprehensive approach that incorporates medication and behavioral health counseling.
The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.
Deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2019. Click here for more information.
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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.
We are a member of the Nursing Community Coalition and, as a member of ANAC, you are eligible to apply for the Lois Capps Scholarship Fund to the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) conference. Special consideration is given to applicants in California, the Honorable Lois Capps's home state.
The Nursing Community Coalition is offering this scholarship (travel, hotel and registration) to a selected nurse/nursing student to attend as a delegate to the national NIWI conference. This will be held in Washington, D.C., March 24-26. NIWI is open to any RN or nursing student (all levels of education) that is interested in an orientation to the legislative process - and the power nurses can bring to equitable health policy through legislation. More information and instructions to apply.
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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.
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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April 5, 2019
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$1 for NEW Members! Join ENA NOW!
$70 for ENA Members $100 for Non-ENA Members
7 CE Credits | FREE Breakfast and Lunch | Vendor Networking
San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center Carr Auditorium
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(b/t 22nd St & 23rd St )
March 16-17, 2019
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
1333 Veterans Blvd.
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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Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by March 1, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a mini e-book, How to Address Difficult Communications...positively."
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Mariam Yazdi writes, "After two years of travel nursing, I bopped into my home hospital to say hi to the unit that 'raised me' and gave me the experience I needed to go travel nursing. I visited the nurse residency program, where new graduates were meeting to discuss projects they were implementing on their units as part of the program. I spoke with the group for hours, and towards the end, one of the new graduates voiced her concern."
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Researchers are worried about the fast development and spread of "superbugs," which are bacteria that do not respond to antibiotics. For the first time, scientists have found potent superbugs in the remote High Arctic of Norway, which they fear does not bode well for the future of antibiotic treatments.
The total number of global deaths from suicide increased annually from 762,000 to 817,000 between the years 1990 and 2016, a new study finds.
However, after making adjustments for asymmetric age group population growth across the 27-year time span, the researchers found that the suicide fatality rate actually decreased by nearly a third during that time.
By Lisa Mulcahy
Patient-driven abuse: it's a sad but true reality for nurses, doctors and medical assistants today. As a hospital administrator, keeping your staff safe is obviously an essential priority, and your organization no doubt has policies in place to make this happen. Are those policies as effective as they can be, though? Reassess your strategies by reviewing and implementing the following research-driven findings.
President Trump’s State of the Union pledge to end the HIV epidemic within 10 years represents a significant turnaround for his administration, which has pushed to cut funding for key programs and fired all the members of a council advising him on the issue during his first year in office.
As a result, some advocates greeted it with wary skepticism.
The rates for some cancers linked to obesity are rising among young adults in the USA, said a study led by the American Cancer Society.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Public Health, found rates rising for six of 12 cancers tied to obesity – colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, multiple myeloma and pancreas – from 1995 to 2014.
In some types of cancer, people born in 1980 to 1989 had double the rate of risk at the same age compared with those born in 1945 to 1954, the study said.
Despite an extraordinary array of scientific discoveries advancing our understanding of the human body, we still know remarkably little about the brain in general, and the nature of consciousness in particular. Setting aside centuries of philosophizing over what actually defines a conscious mind, neuroscientists are only now grappling with how our brains generate conscious awareness.
The goal of this new research was to try to identify a variety of neural signatures that can effectively indicate the presence of consciousness. This could, for example, allow doctors to differentiate conscious and unconscious patients suffering from brain injuries in cases where individuals are unable to communicate.
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare consumers and providers may not always speak of politics and healthcare in the same breath; however, these two powerful cultural and societal forces are often inextricably linked in multifaceted ways. For healthcare providers who want to have an impact in this regard, understanding politics and the political nature of medicine and patient care is paramount. A large swath of Americans may not be aware of the fact that many healthcare providers serve in local, state, and federal governments in a variety of positions.
Previous infections with dengue virus may have protected some people in an urban slum in Brazil from getting Zika.
In a study of more than 1,400 people in the Pau da Lima area of Salvador, those with higher levels of antibodies against a particular dengue virus protein were at lower risk of contracting Zika, researchers report in the Feb. 8 Science. “The higher the antibody, the higher the protection,” says Albert Ko, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health.
Good News Network
Daily needle injections may soon be a thing of the past for diabetes patients thanks to this latest breakthrough.
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin as a means of potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.
About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach.
A recent report suggests that half of parents of young children have been exposed on social media to fake news about vaccination, including ominous advertising on Facebook suggesting their children may die from the supposed toxicity of vaccines. Medical misinformation is so widespread that the World Health Organization has recently declared vaccine resistance one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. In Clark County, Washington, 50 measles cases have been confirmed and 11 more are suspected in an outbreak that’s still ongoing.
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