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An anonymous nurse practitioner writes, "There is a culture in healthcare, especially in nursing, that no other field would tolerate. It is a mindset that says caregivers are supposed to take absolutely everything they are given from patients, because patients are vulnerable. In other words, patients can scream and call me names, they can grab me inappropriately [...] and all I can do is remain professional, report it to the charge nurse, and let it go."
April 29, 2019 | Click here to register!
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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Voting for 2019 - 2021 ANA\C Board of Directors is Feb. 18 - March 18, 2019.
ANA\C Election 2019 voting is now open until March 18, 2019. Members with an e-mail address in our database will receive a link to vote from Election America. Members without an e-mail address on file will receive a paper ballot.
If you don't receive an email with the link for voting, check your spam and junk folders. If there is still no email from Election America, contact the ANA\C office for assistance.
Please follow instructions closely so that your vote counts!
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 week, ANA\C Executive Director Marketa Houskova presented to a group of 17 nursing colleagues from the Netherlands on the important role nurses play in political systems and in systems of policy development. We discussed the CA Nursing Practice Act, full practice authority for APRNs, and the #EndNurseAbuse initiative.
Last week, ANA\C attended a meeting of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (CCRF) in Burbank, CA.
Present were almost 20 statewide and regional organizations working on social, healthcare, and welfare issues.
ANA\C is a member of this coalition, alongside CANP and CNMA, and we are focusing on access to women’s healthcare.
Dr. Diana Taylor is ANA\C’s Liaison to CCRF and represents our organization with distinction.
Last weekend, ANA\C was invited to attend CNSA Membership Meeting South at USD in San Diego.
Our own former ANA\C President, Corinne MacEgan, served as the keynote speaker and inspired attendees with her story of dealing with adversity.
Danisha Jenkins, ANA\C member, presented to the student body on the importance of access to care during crisis, such as access to care at our border with Mexico. Ms. Jenkins authored a resolution on this important issue at the ANA\C General Assembly 2018. Genesis Bojorquez organized our exhibitor table and discussed benefits and advantages of ANA\C membership for nursing students with the attendees. Miranda Dryer also attended and shared her experience from NSSI 2016.
We would like to thank CNSA for inviting ANA\C to this event and look forward to CNSA Membership North Meeting!
The California Board of Registered Nursing, the state agency that regulates nursing licenses and degrees, appears to be imposing caps on the number of nursing students that some private universities can enroll. Such caps go beyond the agency’s apparent statutory authority, and make little sense given California’s growing nursing shortage.
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On March 20, 2019, the public session for the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities and improve health and well-being.
The Professional Development Council and HEART Councils are holding the First Annual Professional Development and Education Fair on March 18, 2019 at Stanford Children’s Health.
We are inviting professional organizations to showcase their professional development services and enculturate the benefits of membership/affiliation with Professional Organizations as scholarly resources, and certification resources.
We will also be inviting schools to provide information on resources and support for advancing degrees.
For more information, email CPEI@stanfordchildrens.org.
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March 14-17 2019
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Get expert insight on the effort to remove NP practice barriers.
Following last week’s introduction of Assembly Bill 890, the Legislative Update session at CANP's 42nd Annual Educational Conference is your chance to learn all the latest about this monumental opportunity for California nurse practitioners.
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Early-Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Deadline for early-bird registration is May 1, 2019.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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May 16, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Register by April 5, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a mini e-book: "Hone Your Leadership Skills."
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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
Challenging work environments make it difficult for nurses to adopt healthier habits – even when wellness-centered resources are available, according to a recent study from the University of Queensland.
Researchers analyzed 47 nurses working in separate metropolitan hospitals in Australia during a three-month pilot intervention intended to promote better diet and exercise habits.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center via PhysOrg
The 2015-2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks throughout the world, according to a new NASA study that is the first to comprehensively assess the public health impacts of the major climate event on a global scale. "The strength of this El Niño was among the top three of the last 50 years, and so the impact on weather and therefore diseases in these regions was especially pronounced," said lead author Assaf Anyamba, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "By analyzing satellite data and modeling to track those climate anomalies, along with public health records, we were able to quantify that relationship."
New York Post
Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently.
After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV infections held about steady from 2013 to 2016, the latest available data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently.
By Scott E. Rupp
Since 2010, 95 rural hospitals have closed in 26 states as rural populations continue to crater compared to their urban counterparts. Rural hospitals are economic engines for the small communities they serve, and there are more than 60 million people who are cared for by these organizations. Thus, the loss of these hospitals is a crisis on two fronts: people are losing much-needed access to care, and they are losing high-quality and high-paying jobs not likely found or replicated in the area. According to a new study, the economic effects of a lost hospital are immediate.
The World Health Organization recently said it was deeply concerned over two violent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in two cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this past week, which resulted in fatalities, traumatized patients and healthcare workers, and damage to key medical facilities. Doctors without Borders, one of the lead international organizations helping the DRC's efforts to contain and eradicate the second-worst outbreak on record of the deadly virus, is now suspending its medical activities in the heart of the outbreak in Butembo and Katwa. As seen with prior violence that halted healthcare activities, interruptions in efforts to diagnose and treat infected people and vaccinate others can lead to an increase in new infections and deaths.
We already knew that a city’s green space — its parks, sports fields, and other “green” areas — played an important role in the physical and mental health of its citizens.
Now, researchers from Denmark’s Aarhus University have found that the amount of green space surrounding a person while they’re growing up might impact their mental health as an adult — an important revelation in a rapidly urbanizing world.
In recent years, there's been a sharp rise in colorectal cancer cases among younger adults — and their doctors may be missing signs of the disease, a new study finds.
People under age 50 are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced stages of colorectal cancer compared with older adults, according to the study.
By Lynn Hetzler
Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the risk of the flu by nearly half. One of the main problems with low effectiveness is that current vaccines do not cover all influenza strains, and strains mutate quickly, so people must undergo vaccinations each year to cover strains not included in previous vaccines. The results of a new study published in the journal Nature Immunology may change all that — researchers have identified an immune cell that can protect the body from all types of influenza.
A new study has revealed a link between using electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults. According to the findings, adults who ‘vaped’ were twice as likely to have issues with wheezing compared to people who didn’t use these products. This is the latest study to highlight potential health issues associated with vaping devices, which are used with a liquid nicotine solution. The research was recently published in the journal Tobacco Control, where researchers detail a concerning link between e-cigarettes and potential lung damage. The long-term effects of these devices are unknown, but past research has indicated that the vapor — and specifically, the flavorings used in many of these liquids — may lead to future lung problems.
National Insitutes of Health
Analysis of genetic data from more than 94,000 individuals has revealed five new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease, and confirmed 20 known others. An international team of researchers also reports for the first time that mutations in genes specific to tau, a hallmark protein of Alzheimer’s disease, may play an earlier role in the development of the disease than originally thought. The study, which was funded in part by the National Institute on Aging and other components of the National Institutes of Health, follows results from 2013. It was published online Feb. 28, 2019 in the journal Nature Genetics.
HealthDay News via WebMD
For older adults with a urinary tract infection, antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection and death, researchers reported Feb. 27 in the BMJ.
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