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Succession planning is usually talked about in the context of leadership development. Nurse leaders are on the lookout for RNs with the potential to be the next great nurse manager, VP of nursing, or CNO.
Then they set about coaching, mentoring, and educating them so they're prepared to step into those roles when the need arises.
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 - Key advocate and leader of the rewrite of the California Nursing Practice Act in 1974
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 extended to: Aug. 31, 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.
(CNA, HHA, RN, LVN, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP, RCFE, NHAP)
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease (2 CE Units)
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million Americans are currently living with the disease. This two (2)
hour course establishes a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s
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normal aging and dementia; defining dementia and its symptoms;
understanding the importance of accurate assessment, diagnosis
tment; and gaining an appreciation of the stages of
Alzheimer’s disease and how care needs change over time.
Click here for more info and to register
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Adjusting her white coat, Michele Woods pored over patient charts Monday morning. Her nursing shifts at Dignity Health hospital in Redding, California, have helped ease the shock and pain of losing her home in the intense, unpredictable Carr fire since dozens of her coworkers are going through the exact same thing.
The 2018 Licensed Healthcare Facility Listing is now available. The facility listing includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, primary care clinics, specialty clinics, home health agencies and hospices. The listing is updated semi-annually, to include facilities licensed by the California Department of Public Health as of June 30 and Dec. 31 of each year.
Interested in attending the AIHM Annual Conference, the "Integrative Health & Medicine Conference of the Year”? There are several conference topics this year that will interest you. Click here to view the conference program.
Ronald Joseph Jacolbia
Emily Ann Nitro
Sook Ja Park
Amy Pilarca Lentz
Jericho Sta Ana
As a nursing professional, you have the power to impact the industry and benefit nurses and patients alike with your opinions. Register for the new survey-based ANA RN Vital Signs Research Panel and influence nursing-related products and services with the feedback you provide.
Earn from $5 to $15 per survey*!
Through approved survey providers, we have a new platform to LISTEN and LEARN about what matters most to nursing professionals. Become a part of the RN Vital Signs Research Panel today!
Click here for more information
ANA is updating paper on Principles Of Staffing & Workforce Management: The Future Of Nursing As Holistic Providers And Advocates Of Care. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. ET Aug. 17, 2018.
The Staffing Principles update is open for public comment.
Since the original 1999 publication of ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing, staffing issues facing the profession have reached multidimensional heights in complexity. ANA believes that the interaction where care is given—the encounter between a nurse and patient/healthcare consumer, family, or community—is where staffing concerns need to be addressed and solutions developed. The Principles document affords a framework to help all nurses address questions about appropriate staffing levels, provide measurable criteria to assess the sufficiency of staffing & skill mix, as well as criteria for evaluating workforce staffing systems.
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OnTime Talent Solutions
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 | 2-7 p.m. | Hyatt Regency |
San Francisco, CA
Join San Francisco area MDs, RNs, LPNs, NPs, PAs, PTs, MSWs, OTs, Executive Directors, Administrators & other healthcare professionals for an afternoon of inspiration, continuing education, and networking to empower you to take your healthcare career to the next level this year!
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"I feel dizzy" is a common complaint in the ER and triage nurses sometimes use the shorthand "IFD" when describing the patient's complaint. Finding a diagnosis for this vague symptom can be challenging. One thing the nurse can do to speed up the process is to drill down to a more firm description than dizziness.
Dizziness is a complaint that can include four separate symptoms, sometimes overlapping. A careful history will reveal one or more of these: vertigo, disequilibrium, presyncope, or light-headedness.
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
Nurse navigators are playing an important role in oncology care at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., according to a report published in Managed Healthcare Executive. According to Annmarie Flannery, R.N., administrative nurse manager at Montefiore Medical Center, the center is looking for nurses with strong organizational skills, previous nursing experience in oncology, and the ability to work autonomously. As well as being able to change focus, toward the patient in distress when necessary, another critical skill for nurses is the ability to delegate.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that people with diabetes are at significantly higher risk for many forms of cancer. In fact, diabetes and cancer often coexist in the same individuals.
In any given year, roughly 1 in 4 girls in U.S. high schools and 1 in 10 boys try to harm themselves even when they are not attempting suicide, a recent study suggests.
So-called non-suicidal self-injury has long been more common among girls than boys, but the current study offers fresh evidence that the problem is widespread for youth of both sexes.
Obese adults with the flu shed the virus longer than non-obese adults, regardless of whether they were symptomatic, researchers found.
Symptomatic obese adults shed influenza A for 42 percent longer than non-obese adults. Moreover, among cases with no more than one symptom (not including fever), obese adults shed the virus for 104 percent longer than non-obese adults.
The Durand family is unique. All six of the children have Marfan Syndrome in varying degrees, as does the father, but all the children can hear. Both parents are deaf.
The children learned to communicate with their parents through a combination of speaking/lip reading and American Sign Language. The parents also used email and texting. Thus, the family was able to communicate with one another without formal ASL training.
For specialist nurses on neurocritical care units, accompanying patients for imaging scans and other procedures has a major impact on nurse staffing ratios, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. "Patients in a neurologic critical care unit require more staffing to account for the frequent neurologic assessments, charting, and traveling," according to the workflow study by Michelle Hill, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC, CNRN, CCRN, SCRN, and Jessica DeWitt, BSN, RN, of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
An experimental bronchoscopic therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which involves the use of electrical waves to disrupt airway passage nerve transmission, was found to be safe and feasible in a small, early study.
Communication breakdown among nurses and doctors is one of the primary reasons for patient care mistakes in the hospital. And since care quality is increasingly linked to reimbursement, those mistakes can be costly from both a health and financial perspective.
In a small pilot study, University of Michigan researchers learned about potential causes of these communication failures by recording interactions among nurses and doctors, and then having them watch and critique the footage together.
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