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A male emergency room nurse, who had never done a rape kit or exam for a female, was ordered to do so by his ED charge nurse or face insubordination charges.
Although he had practiced nursing for 28 years, he had never done such an exam nor did he have any training to do so. He asked if he was right to refuse to conduct the exam. He also wondered if female victims of sexual assault should only be examined by female sexual assault nurse examiners or SANEs.
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.
Deadline to Submit Bylaws Proposals: Aug. 10, 2018
The ANA\C Bylaws Committee is seeking proposals from our members for amendments to ANA\C's Bylaws. Any ANA\C member may submit a proposal to amend our organizational Bylaws. This is a great opportunity to have your voice and ideas heard by submitting recommendations for change.
To submit a proposal, follow these steps:
Step 1 – REVIEW the current ANA/California Bylaws
More Information about ANA\C General Assembly in November.
Step 2 – PROPOSED CHANGES must be documented on the Bylaws Change Form Template
Step 3 – EMAIL the change form with amendment(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; Subject Line: Bylaws Proposal
Step 4 – NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ANA\C 2018 GENERAL ASSEMBLY – all members will receive an email with all proposed Bylaws changes to review.
Step 5 – OFFICIAL VOTING AND RATIFICATION of the amended Bylaws will occur in person at the ANA\C General Assembly in November 2018.
ANA\C President, Phillip Bautista, BSN, RN, PHN, last week at media training with our coalition partner California Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP). We would like to thank CAPP and Lisa Maas, the Executive Director, for this wonderful invitation.
As a member of the NICE (Nursing Infection Control Education) Network, ANA\C could not agree more! Working for the past 2 years with CDC on an infection control / prevention project, we are glad to see the importance of a nursing role highlighted in the media.
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From July 16 to Oct. 15, 2018, HNHN is hosting the 2018 Partners All In Awards (PAI.) The awards will be presented to the organization that has the most staff/employees, students, or members join HNHN and affiliate with the corresponding organization between July 16 and October 15, 2018. The awards include $10,000 to spend on a health and wellness activity or program for staff/employees. For more information, official rules, and how to join, click here.
Please join us on Aug. 29 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles, for our healthcare luncheon. Dr. Richard Williams, Chair of the National Medical Association and a renowned cardiologist, will be presenting on Black Women's Heart Health & the Opioid Crisis.
RSVP by Aug. 23 to Diane Amolo at (916) 498-1890
Sarah Lynette Abella
Keith Charles Buranday
Maria De Guzman
Ellen Hurst Kane
Tae Youn Kim
El Dorado Hills
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Maria Angelica Marasigan
On June 23, the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly elected Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN of the North Carolina Nurses Association as the association's next President. Dr. Grant is the current vice president, an internationally recognized burn care, fire safety expert and he oversees the nationally acclaimed North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Along with Dr. Grant, four other members were chosen to serve on the 9-member board of directors. The newly elected leadership consists of Secretary Dr. Stephanie Pierce of Louisiana State Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Tonisha Melvin of Georgia Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Varsha Singh of New Jersey Nurses Association and Director-at-Large Staff Nurse Jennifer Gil of ANA Massachusetts.
Dr. Grant along with his newly elected leadership will take office starting Jan. 1, 2019.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Monday, Aug. 20 | Cedars-Sinai
An invitation has been extended from MiM (Mobility is Medicine) to attend an interprofessional workshop they are hosting.
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Cancer Network had the opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN about her presentation, “Improving Vaccination Rates for Influenza and Pneumococcus Through a Nurse-Driven Protocol,” made during the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society Congress. Dr. Rodriguez is the outpatient Nurse Leader for Adult Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia and Hematology, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), New York City.
By Joan Spitrey
As the opioid crisis continues to hold the nation captive, some new, innovative approaches are being attempted to at least manage certain aspects of the crisis. The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville will now require patients admitted for medical treatments of drug-use-related infections to comply with new conduct rules. The goal is to create a safer environment for both patients and staff.
St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, was one of the first geriatric emergency departments in the U.S.
The ED, which opened in 2009, was built in response to complaints from elderly patients that the adult ED was chaotic and stressful.
St. Joseph's relied mostly on patient recommendations to determine what services would be part of the geriatric ED. No industry guidelines were available at the time.
Black patients had a higher risk for hypertension through age 55 years compared with white patients regardless of BP during young adulthood, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers analyzed data from 3,890 participants from the CARDIA study. Participants in this study were excluded if they had a systolic BP greater than 130 mm Hg, a diastolic BP greater than 80 mm Hg, a self-reported previous hypertension diagnosis or self-reported use of antihypertensive medications.
Hospital staff pay dramatically less attention to hand hygiene when they feel no one is watching, a new study reveals. The research suggests government reported compliance rates are overstated. UNSW medical researchers have found that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are replaced by machines.
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare organizations are not immune to the challenges faced by their brethren in other industries: the economy, staff development, lines of succession, liability, and competition exist across various fields of endeavor. The lack of a clearly focused mission can leave a healthcare facility or agency vulnerable and adrift without a collective vision of what it seeks to accomplish and what it seeks to be. Prudent healthcare leaders are aware of this, and thoughtfully work to create a mission that keeps their collective vision strong, vibrant, and open to change over time.
Urban youngsters are almost twice as likely as rural youth to be hospitalized for gun injuries, a U.S. study suggests. That’s largely because youth 15 to 19 years in cities are almost eight times more likely than rural teens to be hospitalized after firearm assaults, which account for the majority of gun-related injuries for urban youth.
HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of adding nontraditional risk factors to traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. These findings form the basis for a final recommendation statement published online July 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the early addition of a second anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) antibiotic to vancomycin can reduce mortality in severe cases of influenza-MRSA co-infection in children.
Co-infection with influenza and MRSA may cause life-threatening necrotizing pneumonia in children and is associated with high fatality rates in critically ill children. Investigators prospectively enrolled 170 children younger than 18 with influenza infection and acute respiratory failure across 34 pediatric intensive care units from November 2008 to May 2016.
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