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|May 21, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nurses have long been an ideal pool of subjects for clinical research conducted by scientists and doctors. Nurses tend to be clustered in one area for ease of study, and they know how to follow directions both in study activities and in reporting their experience. But in the current quick-paced medical environment, where nurse roles are becoming more important and simultaneously more stretched, it's also time for nurses to take on more in terms of the research that impacts their field of practice. They should also be the ones conducting evidence-based research, gathering the data and drawing the conclusions before they go on to implement the findings.
We are excited to share with you our first digital publication of the Nursing Voice! Click here to read.
Last week, our Executive Director and Contract Lobbyist (Marketa Houskova and Roxanne Gould) were invited to present on the importance of nursing advocacy & nursing engagement in policy development to graduating nursing students at California State University, Chico CSU, Chico School of Nursing.
We love talking with students, our future colleagues. We remind them about the power their voices carry in the halls of political power, and what a privileged position of trust and respect nurses hold in our society. Congratulations to the Class of May 2019! Welcome to the profession of nursing.
Last week, ANA\C was invited to present the Student Advocate Award to Eliana Roberts
in the Pinning Ceremony for the Nursing Spring Class 2019 at California State University, Sacramento.
We congratulate Eliana Roberts, Class of 2019, and the recipient of the ANA\C Award for a graduating nursing student going above and beyond in advocating for a patient or a fellow nursing student during their clinicals.
Congratulations and welcome, Class of 2019, to the most ethical and honest profession!
ANA\C partners with CNSA's Nursing Students in Sacramento Internship program to provide nursing students with the opportunity to experience how nurses can impact legislation. Click here to view video testimonials from the 2019 program.
Tuesday, May 28 | 7:00 p.m.
To order tickets visit this link, or copy and paste link to your browser: https://www.mlb.com/athletics/tickets/specials#nurses
24th Annual Nursing Conference
May 31, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The 24th Annual Conference of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Los Angeles Chapter will focus on public policy and social justice at the local, state and national level for vulnerable populations. Click here to register.
The deadline for the early bird pricing has been extended! Click here to register.
Julianne Marie Baltazar
Diane Del Pozo
Minerva Marquez Macias
Anna D. Nim
Vilma Santos Perez
Amiel Maidy Viray
Marina Del Rey
Diversity is key to good journalism in a pluralistic society — whether diversity in topics, in journalists or in sources. Although women are included as sources in 48 percent of health news stories, the Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media: Health Care’s Invisible Partner, published in 1998, found that nurses were identified as sources in only 4 percent of quotes or other sourcing in health news stories in leading print national and regional newspapers and 1 percent in weeklies and industry publications such as Modern Healthcare in September of 1997. Nurses were never cited in health news stories on policy and were rarely identified in photos accompanying the articles.
Twenty years later, are nurses used as sources more often in health news stories in print media?
Watch the May 8, 2018, announcement of the preliminary findings here.
The American Nurses' Association's workgroup revising the 2013 Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition, has developed an anonymous and voluntary survey to inform its development work. The survey takes less than 7 minutes to complete, is not for the purposes of research, and can be accessed here.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
ANA is holding its annual Hill Day on June 20 in Washington, DC, and we want you to join us! Register now to visit with your Members of Congress and make sure your perspective on nursing legislation is heard.
Already in 2019, ANA supporters like you have driven action on bills that would #EndNurseAbuse in the workplace, remove barriers for APRNs providing home healthcare, and extend Title VIII education and workforce development funding to empower the next generation of nurses.
But our work is just getting started — to make sure these bills cross the finish line, ANA is bringing hundreds of nurse advocates to the Capitol this June to meet face-to-face with Members of Congress.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
May 30, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
You don't have to attend the live webinar! Register to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording!
Register by April 25, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a special article, "Selecting and Preparing References." Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Click here to register.
June 10-11, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Silver Spring, MD
Calling all nurse managers — Don’t miss your chance to get insider’s guidance from renowned industry professionals on how to take key leadership ideas and turn them into action.
Click here to register.
June 11-13, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Learn how to:
George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus
- Describe the Federal and state policy processes, including how a bill is formulated, passed, implemented and evaluated.
- Analyze the factors influencing the policy process outcomes.
- Analyze current significant health policy issues and possible legislation or regulation at both the state and Federal levels.
- Evaluate the policy environment and the impact on successful negotiation and passage of select bills.
- Frame and successfully craft a strong, clear media message related to a specific policy issue of interest to the participant.
- Create a long-term strategy to influence a policy issue through the use of media and action groups.
- Prepare and conduct a visit to the Hill to make a pitch for a policy.
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
George Washington University School of Nursing,
GW Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and GW Health Workforce Institute.
For more information, click here.
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.
June 12, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Click here to register.
- Highlight successful strategies for messaging and communicating health equity in public policy.
- Provide an example of a successful communications campaign that effectively utilized evidence-based strategies to engage key stakeholders to advance health equity in public policy.
- Identify current research gaps around effective messaging and communication for health equity.
June 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Workplace violence against nurses happens every day. The exact prevalence is not fully known. Effective reporting will allow us to understand the scope of the problem. We must take steps now to prevent all incidences of violence against nurses.
Topics to be addressed during this live, free, interactive webinar include:
Can't join us for the webinar? Register by June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET to receive 24/7 access to the recording!
- Barriers to reporting workplace violence, the importance of reporting, and how we can overcome those barriers
- The path to a "zero-tolerance" workplace as part of an effective safety culture
- Best practices for workplace violence prevention and response
- How to support ourselves and our co-workers when we do experience workplace violence
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Individual pre-registration is required.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
Click here to register.
Online Population Health Leadership DNP program training nurses to manage the health care needs of diverse populations and improve models of health care delivery. For nurses with a master’s degree (in any discipline). Complete in as little as 7 semesters. Apply Today to start classes this Fall 2019 and take the next step in your nursing career.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Los Angeles Times
State lawmakers had a chance Thursday, May 16, to vote on ensuring that all Californians get the healthcare they need. Instead of rising to the occasion, they punted.
No, the matter at hand wasn’t a single-payer bill to provide universal coverage, although that would have been a good thing, too. Rather, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee decided to put off a vote until next year on a bill that would expand the ability of nurse practitioners to treat patients.
Such a move would go a long way toward addressing a severe shortage of primary-care doctors and would align us with other states that have adopted similar measures.
Jennifer Thew, RN, writes, "At some point during HealthLeaders' annual CNO Exchange, usually after a fantastic discussion session about top nursing issues, I can count on an attendee saying, 'It's so good to know others are going through the same things. It's not just me.'"
Biomedical-research funder the Wellcome Trust has announced an ambitious initiative to improve the treatment of snakebites in poor countries. Snakebites kill tens of thousands of people a year, partly because they are treated with archaic antivenoms that often work only for one species.
Wellcome’s £80 million program, announced on May 16, aims to improve existing therapies and will also support the development of antivenoms that can treat the toxins of different snake species.
HealthDay News via WebMD
As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds.
In fact, the deer tick that spreads Lyme disease is as prevalent in many New York City parks, as it is in areas known to be endemic for the bacterial disease, such as Connecticut and other states in the Northeast.
By Amanda Ghosh
Out of the four generations in today’s workforce, the millennial generation is the largest. They’re also the future of healthcare. Although the delayed retirement of older nurses has provided a buffer against low retention rates among new nurses, it’s only a matter of time before this buffer wanes. It’s time to tailor our work environments to meet their needs. Is your organization ready to attract and retain new nurse grads from the millennial generation? We can start by understanding what they want.
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looks into how nurses in the United States can help boost health and well-being for all Americans, but data shows that those in the field are concerned about being able to do all that they can.
Despite wanting to put their skills to use to help communities as care providers, community educators, and policy advocates, nurses across the U.S. are held back from all they can do by challenges like outdated nursing education, looming staffing shortages, and a steep lack of resources for the healthcare system. These difficulties cast a shadow on the future of nursing in the United States.
As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger.
That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues.
National Institutes of Health
The ever-changing “head” of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. The team discovered and characterized the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion of the hemagglutinin protein that the virus uses to enter and infect cells. The investigators determined that the antibody, FluA-20, binds tightly to an area on the globular head of the HA protein that is only very briefly accessible to antibody attack. The site was not expected to be vulnerable to such a strike.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Walnuts may soon be thought of as the superfood of nuts, based on several research studies. A few years ago, studies indicated that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease. More recently, breast surgeons Mary Legenza, M.D., of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and James Morgan, M.D., formerly of St. Mary's Medical Center, linked walnut consumption as a contributing factor that could suppress growth and survival of breast cancers.
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year brings 10 million new cases, says a report released by the World Health Organization. Although age is the top risk factor, "dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of aging," it says.
Primary Care Today via Healio
More than one-quarter of U.S. workers are likely to report having had lower back pain over the previous three months, according to a research report based on responses from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey.
When applied to the entire population, this amounts to nearly 40 million workers with a recent history of low back pain.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center via Medical Xpress
Your mother was right: broccoli is good for you. Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables—the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale—contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. In a new paper published in Science, researchers, led by Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, demonstrate that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals.
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