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|September 3, 2019 ||
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
You can find a nurse navigating city streets, on her way to a home visit. Or maybe he is recording educational videos on preventing ear infections. She might even be running for city council.
Nurses are taking on new and expanded roles in healthcare, a prominent theme at the National Academy of Medicine’s three regional town halls this summer on the future of nursing. As healthcare becomes more complex and stretches beyond traditional settings, nurses are charting new paths in areas such as health system leadership, clinical research, and digital health.
RN Day and our Annual Conference (General Assembly) 2020
will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Sheraton hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C Members and all nurses in CA interested in policy development & politics to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development & politics. Online registration will be available late Fall 2019.
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ANA\California encourages members to submit articles and editorials to be published in The Nursing Voice, our quarterly digital magazine. The ANA\C Editorial Task Force oversees the content of each issue and decides, based on availability and appropriateness of the material, what will be included and when. ANA\C members are always given first consideration for publication. We welcome submissions of articles of max. 1,000 words and editorials/updates up to 300-500 words in Microsoft Word, double spaced. ANA\C Editorial Task Force will accept larger narratives if space permits. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for making The Nursing Voice a dynamic publication for professional nursing in California.
Date: Sept. 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Cooper Auditorium/Platt Conference Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Keynote Speaker: C&C President Barbara Coombs Lee
The End of Life Symposium is a unique educational opportunity for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge about providing care to patients whose treatment is transitioning from curative to palliative care. The goal of palliative care is a focus on comfort care and quality of life when curative treatments are no longer an option.
Intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, hospice clinicians, spiritual care representatives and those interested in learning more about end-of-life care.
For more info and to register: https://compassionandchoices.org/end-of-life-symposium-at-city-of-hope/
Click here to register.
Kristyl Bernadette S. Fuentes
Denise Le Noir
Playa Del Rey
As autumn begins, we challenge you to explore mindfulness and meditation with us. The practice of being "present" and noting all that surrounds you in a non-judgemental manner comes in handy to help ease stress as the season changes.
How will you support the challenge at your organization? We would love to know what you are doing. Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, or reach out to us by email at email@example.com.
Summer is in full swing and we’re here to make a splash with some big news! We are very excited to inform you that we are launching a brand-new blog! Nurse Focus Blog will be ANA’s official professional development blog, where you can get advice, professional tips and ideas to help you make the most of your nursing career. Click here for more information.
Silver Spring, MD | Sept. 23-24
Discuss the how-tos of innovation in nursing: how to take ideas to market, how to foster a culture and infrastructure of innovation, and how to gather insight into needs.
Sign up to save $75 on registration using promo code Innovate10. This unique workshop will give you, and your team, the creative confidence to deliver impactful change and support the innovation process.
- Cue up challenge segment — Problem Definition and Goal Statement: Replicate, Improve or Innovate
- Empathy and Journey Mapping
- Framing the Problem — Laddering
- Problem Framing vs. Assuming Solutions Research
- Micro-climate Research
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| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Key Policy Challenges to Improve Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders is hosting its first public workshop on October 15-16, 2019. This first workshop will provide an overview of five key policy challenges to improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Nov. 12, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Space is limited! You don't have to attend the live webinar!
Register now to receive a free registration gift, a special e-book, "Communication, Collaboration, and YOU: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Nursing Practice."
If you want to learn a great deal while enjoying every minute of it, attend this live, free, interactive webinar and experience a seasoned nurse attorney who receives rave reviews for her real-world and insightful presentations.
Register now to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at SJSU is a 5 semester, 37 unit post-Master's practice doctorate program. Doctoral students explore a practice-related Quality Improvement or Evidence-based area of study for their DNP Project. The program includes curriculum in leadership, outcomes and evaluation and translation of evidence into practice.
Sept. 19 - 20, 2019 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562-437-5900
Join us as we explore ways to connect with the heart of nursing and patient care through inspired and insightful leadership. Reserve your place now for this highly-regarded leadership conference and learn from distinguished experts how to take nursing practice to new heights.
Click here to register.
Sept. 25-27, 2019
The Institute is a unique advanced program featuring highly interactive, small-group focus with individual consultations. It is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based healthcare. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems.
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Nov. 20-21, 2019 | Paris, France
According to WHO, of the 43.5 million health workers in the world, it is estimated that 20.7 million are nurses and midwives, yet 50% of WHO member states report less than three nursing and midwifery personnel per 1000 state individuals (and about 25% report to have less than 1 per 1000).
Seeing the importance of the demand for nursing and healthcare in education, research and profession, Research International aims to build a platform by organizing the “World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare," which is slated for Nov. 20-21, 2019, in Paris, France.
We are privileged to invite you to this prestigious event.
Click here for more information.
Early Bird Pricing Ends Sept. 3!
Oct. 17-18, 2019 | Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd | Festival Pavilion | San Francisco, CA 94109
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Well-funded and well-rounded antimicrobial stewardship programs are critical in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and including clinical nurses in antimicrobial stewardship interventions could help expand resources, researchers said.
Although the specific responsibilities for clinical nurses in antimicrobial stewardship programs have been outlined by the CDC and the American Nurses Association, there is not a great deal of information, evidence or data in the literature concerning prescribers’ attitudes toward the involvement of clinical nurses in antimicrobial stewardship efforts, according to William G. Greendyke, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and associate hospital epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and colleagues.
CDC data show opioid deaths dropped 4.6 percent overall during a 12-month period that encompassed 2017 and 2018, but there was an 11.1 percent increase in opioid deaths related to illicitly manufactured fentanyl.
In addition, there was a decrease in prescription opioid deaths not involving illicit opioids and illicit synthetic opioids
Benzodiazepines, cocaine or methamphetamine were present in 62.6 percent of opioid deaths, researchers said.
The data, from July to December 2017 to January to June 2018 and from 25 states and the District of Columbia, were reported in MMWR.
An investigation by U.S. health authorities into whether e-cigarettes can cause seizures was triggered by a handful of people who reportedly used Juul devices, according to Food and Drug Administration documents.
“No proof of causality, but at a minimum, an association with Juul,” Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, emailed then-FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Oct. 15. The agency’s communications about Juul were obtained by Bloomberg through a public-records request. The FDA hasn’t previously identified any one manufacturer’s device as being tied to the seizures, and Bloomberg’s report is the first confirmation that people specifically said they had used a Juul device.
By Keith Carlson
Robots and artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly pervasive in most aspects of 21st-century life, including healthcare, medicine, and nursing. Fears abound that jobs are going to be lost to machines that can do our jobs 24/7 without needing to be paid or call out when the kids are home sick from school. Are these fears well-founded, or are we looking down the wrong tech rabbit hole? The reality of healthcare technology in 2019 isn't necessarily a robot revolution, but things are changing and some concern is understandable.
Measles has returned to four European nations previously seen as free of the illness, according to the World Health Organization.
The disease is no longer considered eradicated in Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the UK.
"We are backsliding, we are on the wrong track," said Kate O'Brien of the WHO's Immunization Department.
The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths as the yearlong epidemic continues despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. The grim milestone comes a month after the World Health Organization, the global health arm of the United Nations, declared the ongoing outbreak an international emergency. The WHO's director-general has described the outbreak as more complex than the deadlier 2014-2016 epidemic in West Africa due to the region's political and security instability, attacks on health workers, a highly mobile population and community mistrust and misinformation.
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Next-gen hepatitis C meds typically cure the disease with minimal side effects. But the FDA says it's tracking rare cases of liver damage, liver failure and death in patients using some top-selling drugs—mostly patients who shouldn't have been using the drugs in the first place.
Medical News Today
In a 2016 article in the American Journal of Medicine, a team of doctors from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, reviewed the FDA-approved anti-obesity drugs available in the United States. Among the side effects were dizziness, nausea, constipation, insomnia, dry mouth, and vomiting.
"Anti-obesity drugs under development have been directed toward restriction of caloric intake by acting on the gastrointestinal tract or the central nervous system. However, most of these drugs have shown little efficacy accompanied by severe side effects," explain the authors of a new study featured in Genome Research.
University of Caliornia - San Francisco via ScienceDaily
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the "wasabi receptor," a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi. Because the toxin triggers a pain response, scientists think it can be used as a tool for studying chronic pain and inflammation, and may eventually lead to the development of new kinds of non-opioid pain relievers.
Medical News Today
Mosquitos can cause significant human suffering, so researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent them from spreading disease. One recent paper has investigated graphene. Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms. It boasts a range of impressive properties that have made it interesting to many scientists. For example, it is stronger than steel, conducts heat and electricity incredibly efficiently, and is invisible to the naked eye.
University of Birmingham via Medical Xpress
Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programs have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
The research shows that even those who are entirely unaccustomed to exercise can benefit from resistance exercises such as weight training.
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