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For many hospitals and health care systems, improving safety means being alert to things that go wrong, finding out why they happened, and fixing them. While this is a helpful approach, adding a new one aimed at anticipating errors can take patient safety to an entirely new level. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published "To Err Is Human." This landmark report turned a spotlight on medical errors and the resulting harm to patients.
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.
What an exciting day, last week, for ANA\C delegation at the #ANAHillDay2018 participating in democracy, meeting with U.S. Representatives, Senators & Staff! Thank you to all Californians that attended. Please know, you — alongside other 45 state nursing associations — made a difference!
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Representative Zoe Lofgren
Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui
Congressman Jim Costa
Pleased to give our thanks to the outgoing ANA President Dr. Pam Cipriano for her leadership, vision, and steadfast approach to advancing nurses and nursing throughout her presidential tenure. Dr. Cipriano’s influence has been widely recognized by a slew of media outlets as Pam appears on a variety of Top 100, Top 50, and Top 25 lists of The Most Influential People in Healthcare & Nursing.
We appreciate all the hard work, time, dedication & support Pam has given to us. Her presentation titled “From Bedside to Boardroom” at ANA\C General Assembly 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA was an important turning point in ANA\C restructuring, reorganizing, and thus in our history. The importance of nursing voices in decision making, nursing presence in boardrooms & communities, and nursing influence in politics are staples of contemporary #nursing and Pam’s voice was heard loud and clear. We thank you.
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ANA\C is looking for members to serve on our Editorial Task Force to assist in producing the e-Nursing Voice to be launched later this summer. This is your opportunity to help shape ANA\C's new e-Nursing Voice! If you're interested in serving on the Editorial Task Force and you have some experience writing, editing and/or proofreading, contact ANA\C at: email@example.com. Please include Editorial Task Force in the subject line.
As you may already know, a Riverside Judge citing a legislative /administrative error — ruled that the End of Life Act (EOLA) (CA law) allowing patients & their families to make fully informed decisions about their end of life care was illegal and in fact prevented access to care to those who needed it the most. CA Attorney General appealed within 5 days from that verdict, and we are happy to update you that the EOLA law was reinstated giving again patients access to care. This means that the law will be in effect as the appeals process moves forward. Click here for more information.
Eligio David Soliman Jr
Travel discounts are the #1 requested benefit program from ANA members. ANA has partnered with BookingCommunity to offer members hotel room rates that are discounted up to 70% — lower rates than you will find at any online travel or hotel website. ANA members get access to amazing deals that are not available to the public, at over 800,000 participating Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Plan a trip and watch the savings grow — it pays to be an ANA member!
To access these great, member-exclusive rates and book travel today – click here.
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Register by June 28, 2018 and receive a 20% discount! Use discount code NRBD20 during checkout.
The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research — Register
Do you have an urgent clinical question that you can't answer? Do you want to demonstrate the value of nursing practice? Join us for our blended, online course, The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research , and get the skills necessary to conduct nursing research projects with confidence.
This course offers expert guidance, pertinent tools, and best practices to help you navigate the complex world of nursing research. You'll also get self-paced, interactive learning activities, peer-to-peer discussion, a live webinar, and 9.5 CE credits!
Nursing and Big Data — Register
Are you drowning in data? Do you need solutions to help you manage it all? Cut through the clutter and make big data work for you in this blended, online course, Nursing and Big Data.
Debate strategic concepts while sharpening your critical-thinking skills and analyzing data using the world-renowned IBM Watson Analytics platform. Join in the conversation with your own personal knowledge coach and your peers as you learn to leverage data to improve performance and patient outcomes.
This course will help you make real-world connections to your own nursing practice, and you'll earn 21.58 CE credits!
For more courses, click here.
Sept. 13-15 | San Diego, Ca.
Sponsored by Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing and San Diego State University
For more information and to register, click here.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Nurses are an “overlooked and underutilized” part of the effort to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to the results of a new study.
Cindy Hou, DO, infection control officer with Jefferson Health in New Jersey, presented research at the conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, showing that educating nurses and achieving their buy-in can strengthen antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing an increasing proportion of primary care, which is in short supply in many areas of the country. NPs deliver quality care in retail clinics, community health centers, rural clinics, and in primary care and specialty medical practices. In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care.
By Lisa Mulcahy
For most patients, medical tests are obviously necessary protocol — but they're not a lot of fun, for a number of reasons. Testing can cause much more emotional distress to patients than many doctors suspect, in fact. A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that many people reported serious symptoms of anticipatory anxiety in a situation like waiting for test results. The positive news: you as a physician can do a lot to take the stress out of the testing process.
In a profession where women comprise 88% of the workforce, one might assume nurses would be largely unaffected by the gender wage gap.
But the nursing profession is not, in fact, immune to disparities in pay, finds the newly released Nursing Salary Research Report conducted by OnCourse Learning.
A new medical research center in San Diego is embracing an innovative way to treat antibiotic resistant infections called bacteriophage therapy — phage therapy for short — which uses viruses as weapons against hard-to-treat infections. Antibiotic-resistant infections are part of a growing global health problem. Each year in the United States, at least two million people contract drug-resistant infections, and 23,000 die from those illnesses.
A study in the United States has shown that attitudes among community nurses are important for their compliance with infection control practices. The survey of 359 community nurses analysed knowledge, attitudes and reported compliance with practice guidelines looking at the relationship between attitudes to infection and actual compliance to infection control norms.
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