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Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren't fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies. The finding, from a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), comes as the U.S. Congress considers major disaster preparedness legislation. ACEP questioned 1,328 emergency room doctors between April 25 and May 6 and painted what is saw as a chilling picture of unreadiness.
Last week, ANA\C was invited to deliver a presentation on the importance of nurse’s role in policy & advocacy to APRN & PhD students at UCLA School of Nursing at during #UCLA
Nursing Research Day. Our Executive Director, Marketa Houskova, met with ANA\C Members, soon-to-be PhD, FNP or FNP/CNS Graduates, alongside with Dr. Mary Ann Lewis, DrPH, RN, FAAN, (also ANA\C Member), Professor of Nursing & Chair of Primary Care Section, to discuss the importance of EBP and nursing involvement in policy development.
Thanks to #UCLA School of Nursing and to Anna Dermenchyan & Erin West for this opportunity and to Dr. Lewis for the invitation to lecture in her class next time!
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA
ANA\C Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Dr. Maria O'Rourke - Instrumental in rewriting CA Nurse Practice Act; Dr. Rhonda Foster - ANA Consultant and Educator; Dr. Joseph Morris - Executive Officer, CA Board of Registered Nursing
Panel discussions on: Reducing Workplace Violence; Advocacy and Legislation; and Partnering with the CDC on Infection Prevention
- Shake Your Groove Thing — 70s dance party with appetizers and libations
- Exhibit Hall — Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon -— Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- RNs share their work through poster sessions — Click here for more information about submitting your abstract
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly and much more!
ANA\C Members — Before Aug. 31: $199 | After Aug. 31: $250
Non-Members — Before Aug. 31: $249 | After Aug. 31: $300
Pre-Licensure RN Students — Before Aug. 31: $75 | After Aug. 31: $95
Click here to learn more and register!
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.
Last week, a California judge unexpectedly granted a motion by Life Legal Defense Foundation, American Academy of Medical Ethics and others to overturn the End of Life Option Act which authorized medical aid those those dying in California.
Many throughout our state are depending on this law and we must provide options for them. Use the form to send a message to the Attorney General thanking him for his seeking an appeal and to your legislators urging for their continued support of the End of Life Option Act.
Click here to Act Now!
Nurses work hard. Finding convenient and affordable continuing education shouldn’t be! PeriFACTS offers Labor and Delivery and Antepartum/Postpartum Nurses continuing education online starting at just $99 for one-year! Interested? Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial to periFACTS!
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As of May 23, 2018
4,414 boards counted to date | 293 In the last 90 Days
We are accepting applications for the following two scholarships: Graduate Nursing Scholarship and Under-graduate Nursing Scholarship
For more info please click here.
- 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
A Major Cable Network is casting several new shows searching nationwide for people that are looking for a new place to live.
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June 6 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20004
and via live webcast
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!
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Becker's Hospital Review
In addition to physicians and nurses feeling burned out from long hours and tedious administrative duties, a far more subtle but pervasive issue is plaguing hospital staffs — nurse bullying.
At Becker's Hospital Review Health IT + Clinical Leadership conference May 10 in Chicago, a panel of nursing and healthcare leaders explored where and how nurse bullying occurs and prevention in their organizations.
Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also on aspirin therapy appear to have a lower rate of COPD exacerbations, researchers reported at the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society. The risk of experiencing any acute exacerbation of COPD was reduced by 18 percent among patients on aspirin when compared with those not on aspirin therapy.
The Clinical Advisor
A successful model of nurse-practitioner (NP) and physician comanagement in primary care includes effective communication, mutual respect and trust, and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Allison A. Norful, RN, PhD, ANP-BC, from the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City, and colleagues conducted a literature search to propose a model of nurse practitioner–physician comanagement, as NPs are increasingly managing patient care as independent clinicians.
Migraine with aura (MA) is one of the 3 most common conditions (along with seizures and psychiatric/conversion disorders) that mimic stroke, often leading to inappropriate and unnecessary thrombolytic treatment. A 2018 review by Terrin et al reported that 1% of emergency stroke unit evaluations are performed on patients who actually have MA, largely as a result of increased efforts in recent years to reduce door to needle times for intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) for stroke treatment.
A nurse-led intervention designed to reduce anxiety and depression among the surrogates of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) failed to show an effect on these psychological conditions, but the intervention did improve other outcomes, researchers reported.
By Nicole Vienneau
I love being a nurse — it is my calling. I feel passion, connection, joy and dedication towards my craft, my colleagues, and myself, but, mostly towards my patients. This was not always so. I was once a burned-out critical care nurse disillusioned and frustrated with my job. My patients became sicker and sicker, as the healthcare system became more convoluted and technology-driven. But I felt stuck. What else would I do? Did I tell you that I love being a nurse?
Clinical judgment should be used to determine which patients being treated for malignancy are eligible for outpatient management of fever and neutropenia, according to updated guidelines from ASCO and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical criteria or validated tools can help clinicians make judgements. This updated guideline includes the addition of a new tool — Clinical Index of Stable Febrile Neutropenia (CISNE) — which can help determine if a patient is low risk.
The tides are starting to turn when it comes to EHR satisfaction among registered nurses. Only 69 percent of the providers now feel the EHR system is disruptive to the nursing workflow compared to 84 percent in the third quarter of 2016, a new Black Book survey showed.
EHR satisfaction may not be overwhelmingly high, but it continues to rise among registered nurses.
Excessive weight gain is never a good idea for health. Now, new research supports the notion that putting on pounds raises cancer risks for middle-aged women. The study, which tracked more than 137,000 Norwegian women for 18 years, found that the odds of developing certain cancers rose as waistlines expanded.
Though it is common, working overtime may negatively influence nurses' collaboration with their colleagues, according to a study by researchers at New York University's Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
"Our research suggests that the more overtime hours nurses work, resulting in extended periods of wakefulness, the greater difficulty they have in collaborating effectively," one of the two co-authors, Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, said in a news release.
Overall, 9.1 percent of individuals in the United States were uninsured in 2017, which was not significantly different from the level in 2016, according to a report published online May 22 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Centers for Health Statistics.
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