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|May 22, 2018 ||
By Keith Carlson
When we use the word "indefatigable" in conjunction with the word "nurse," it is an almost perfect pairing of noun and adjective. Indefatigable can be defined as industrious, tireless or unflagging, and that is a powerfully accurate description of the majority of hard-working nurses who serve as the very mitochondria of healthcare. If healthcare employers want these nurse mitochondria to be their most effective, they need to double down on their nurses when it comes to retention.
Earlier this week at KP’s Nursing Research Symposium in Rohnert Park, CA. 300+ RNs in attendance discussing, learning, poster-ing and exhibiting on the issue of nursing #RESILIENCE.
Our thanks to Kaiser Permanente, esp. to Wendy Gaus, RN, MSN, CNL, SNIV, for inviting & welcoming us to this important event.
Proud to recognize Evan Parker, CNSA Legislative Director + CNSA Sac State VP, Class of 2018, as the recipient of 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. The recipient is chosen by clinical nursing faculty and presented with a complimentary ANA\C first year membership.
Congratulations to Evan and to the Class Spring of 2018!
ANA\C Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, California
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Nominees must be ANA\C members. Awards will be presented at the ANA\C Awards Luncheon on Saturday, November 10th. Self-nominations are accepted and require a letter of support for the nomination. Nominations of a single individual for multiple awards are strongly discouraged. ANA\C Board members and Award Task Force members are ineligible for an award.
The following awards are open for nomination:
Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
- ANA\C Public Service Award:
Recognized an individual for dedication to nursing and public service.
- Florence Nightingale Award:
Recognizes the delivery of outstanding direct patient care by a Registered Nurse.
- Ray Cox Award:
Recognizes the lifelong commitment of an individual Registered Nurse in the field of nursing and their impact and dedication to the advancement of Nursing as a profession in the state of California.
- Elizabeth “Betty” Curtis Award:
Awarded to a Registered Nurse who is an advocate on behalf of nursing and health care in the legislature, regulatory boards, or other public policy arenas.
- JoAnne Powell Award:
Presented to an emerging nurse leader who has been in practice as a professional nurse for less than 5 years.
To nominate a colleague for an ANA\C award, complete the 2018 ANA\C Award Nomination Form, include the nurse’s name, contact information, a brief bio or CV, and your rationale for the nomination as it pertains to the award criteria.
Nomination Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Click here to download the nomination form.
A bill in the House would make it possible for nurses to respond to the opioid crisis challenge: it asked that the prescribing authority for opioid addiction treatment medications be permanently extended to NPs and PAs — and expanded to include CNSs, CRNAs, and CNMs. With that plan in place, experts estimate another 170,000 nurses would be equipped to help fight the opioid epidemic. Use your voice here.
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We are accepting applications for the following two scholarships: Graduate Nursing Scholarship and Under-graduate Nursing Scholarship
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- Applications and Letters of Support (2) are due each year by: May 31
- Awards will be announced each year on: July 15
- Award distributed by Aug. 1
On April 26, Commissioners and Staff reconvened in Oakland with the following objectives:
For the presentation materials please click here.
- Receive updates on overall commission process and progress to date
- Note pending legislation relevant to health workforce
- Share preliminary results of the CA Public Higher Education Health Professions Steering Committee's Inventory of Health-Related Programs
- Discuss cross-cutting and infrastructure themes for commission direction and discussion
- Discuss subcommittee progress on envisioning the future workforce and strategy development, secure input, and outline steps for further strategy development and stakeholder engagement process.
Chrystanya (Morgan) Adeniji
Maria Lyka Alcantara
Linda Burnes Bolton
Tanya Fryer, RN
Noime Garsin - Pabale
Marcs Engel Rebosura
Today's the day to join the movement! More than 18,000 nurses have taken the challenge to improve their health! What about you? Join the Challenge.
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Today's volatile health care environment demands great nurse leaders! Are you ready? Whether you are just stepping into a manager role or want new ways to inspire and motivate your team, look no further than these valuable ANA workshops!
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The New Nurse Managers Workshop: Your Roadmap to Success
June 25-26, 2018 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT both days | Washington, DC Area | 15.83 CEs
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June 6 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | District Architecture Center
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Join the Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications for a public information gathering session examining how the science of adolescent development can be applied to institutions and systems so that adolescent well-being, resilience, and development are promoted and that systems address structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity and access.
Topics to be addressed during the public session include:
Learn more and register.
- Understanding contemporary adolescents;
- Biological and neurological processes of adolescence;
- Adolescents and technology; and
- Cross-system approaches to promoting adolescent development.
June 20 | 1-2 p.m. EDT | 1.0 CE |
Register Today for Leading a Cost-Savvy Unit
Nursing's role in sound financial management is more important than ever. But how can nurses make their voices heard and contribute to financial security in the workplace?
Join us for this live ANA webinar, leading a Cost-Savvy Unit, and get everything you need to succeed in today's increasingly cost-conscious health care environment.
Leading a Cost-Savvy Unit will arm you with knowledge to make financial decisions that are in nurses' and patients' best interests. You'll learn to:
- Define the stages of cost reduction
- Apply cost discipline to nursing
- Identify measures of financial success
- Translate nursing's role in cost management
- Identify best practices to achieve successful budget reduction
- And more!
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
While earning her BSN degree, Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, attended her first nurse’s convention. It was the National Student Nurses’ Association annual convention in Dallas.
“This was my first taste of what a nursing conference can offer, and it was an awe-inspiring and life-changing experience. Since then, I have attended numerous conferences locally, nationally, and internationally as a participant and presenter,” she says.
The risk for CV events was consistent over five years in patients who had transient ischemic attack or minor stroke, according to a study presented at the European Stroke Organization Conference and published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Healthcare provider burnout has developed into a known rampant trend among the profession. A survey conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2014 reported that 54.4% of participating physicians had experienced at least 1 symptom of burnout and just 40.9 percent had satisfaction with their work-life balance (P < 0.001).
Oncology Nurse Advisor
A dedicated nurse education program to enhance care of patients with cancer and their families at the end of life can improve nurse confidence in their management of end-of-life care, a presentation at the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress has shown.
Although oncology nurses have a high likelihood of caring for dying patients, end-of-life training tends to be inadequate and inconsistent, explained Frances Johnson, BSN, RN, an oncology nurse at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California.
Fertility rates among younger women continued to hit record lows last year, with the lowest number of births in 30 years, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.
The provisional number of births in the U.S. was 3,853,472 — down 2 percent from 2016, the largest one-year decline since 2010 — with a provisional general fertility rate of 60.2 births per 1,000 among women ages 15-44 (down 3 percent).
In this video exclusive from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists annual meeting, W. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACE, professor of medicine and chair of the department of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, outlined several successful strategies to better engage patients in their obesity management.
The success and expansion of telemedicine programs across the country that focus on ICU care – also known as teleICU programs – has given rise to a new question: How should these programs be designed for nurses?
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) is tackling that issue with a new consensus statement. The 26-page document, an update of the AACN’s 2013 document, establishes guidelines and recommendations for teleICU programs that incorporate nurses in the delivery of care.
By Joan Spitrey
On May 8, the Ministry of Health and Population of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced a new Ebola outbreak had begun after two cases were confirmed by laboratory test. By May 13, there were already 41 cases, including 20 deaths and three healthcare workers affected. Despite earlier identification and attempts at containment, one new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people on a major river.
From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SAs) among U.S. children, according to a study published online May 16 in Pediatrics.
For the study, researchers used a retrospective analysis of administrative billing data from the Pediatric Health Information System database from 2008 to 2015 to examine trends in emergency and inpatient encounters for SI and SAs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first non-opioid medication to treat opioid withdrawal in adults, in order to "facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults," the agency said. Manufacturer US WorldMeds said it will market the drug as soon as this summer, under the trade name Lucemyra. It is an oral, selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist that reduces the release of norepinephrine.
The risk for sleep apnea and sleep disturbances is higher among those with migraine, according to data from the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) study, presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.
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