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|September 6, 2018 ||
Due to some technical difficulties, Tuesday’s issue of ANA\C Nursing Flash may not have reached your inbox. Because of the valuable content within, we have opted to resend the publication. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Imagine taking a national examination that culminates your educational experience, as well as impacts your future career potential. This national exam is delivered in English, but that is not your primary language. The pressure has been mounting because you know that the opportunity to take your passion for helping others to the next level hinges on passing an exam. Welcome to a day in the life of an English Language Learner (ELL) nursing student who is planning on taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA
ANA\C Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Click here to learn more and register!
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
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 2018 General Assembly and Conference
Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
STANDARD EXHIBITOR - $500
Includes: 1 six-foot table; 1 chair; 1 lunch; & 1 vendor name badge. Also includes name on exhibitor page in conference program. Fee for additional company representatives.
Click here participate as an exhibitor and register or send an email to email@example.com.
Engaging with the community is ever a part of our nursing pledge to healthcare.
One of our own, Candace (Candy) Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, FNAP and ANA AI Fellowship recipient, has done just that! When she isn't acting as assistant professor at USF, she's acting as a media coach and performer, pictured here in her third solo show, Florence Nightingale-Live! Read the helpful hints, published in Forbes, we should all remember as we prepare to speak up to change in healthcare public policy to a group of 2 or 2,000.
We are pleased to shine the Champion Spotlight on ANA\California. Read about ANA\CA’s wellness advances for conferences, members, nursing students, and even their Board.
John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center in Walnut, CA Nursing staff for applying for Magnet Re-Designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership of John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center led by Chief Nursing Officer/Senior VP Patient Care Services Michelle Lopes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC.
Please Join Essential Access Health, the Los Angeles County Women's Health Equity Coalition, and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Sept. 18 | 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of women in California gained health care coverage and new coverage benefits and protections. California capitalized on healthcare reform implementation to enact policies that significantly expanded health access for women. The current political environment on the federal level has now put the progress we have made in advancing women’s access to essential health care at risk. State and local leaders and advocates must now work together to hold the line against federal threats to protect women’s access to coverage and care and to continue to push forward for women and families in Los Angeles County.
Register by Friday, Sept. 14.
For more information, please contact Sylvia Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Earn FREE CNE Contact Hours and CME credit with no obligation!
NCharge® gives Charge RNs the development they need to more effectively manage, inspire, and lead. CNOs use NCharge to:
Build their nurse leader pipeline
Increase nurse engagement, retention, and improve financial awareness
Resolve conflict and improve communication|
Sept. 29 | Long Beach Medical Center
“Putting the Pieces Together: CNSs Collaborating to Drive Healthcare Change”
Keynote speaker: Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CNS, ACNP, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP
To register or submit an abstract, click here.
Registration deadline Sept. 14.
James Chacon Trujillo
Sherilyn Marie Chua
Maria Cruz De Portillo
Alejandra Gastelum Felix
Carmel By the Sea
Rancho Palos Verdes
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors announced today that Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed vice president of the board effective Jan. 1, 2019. She will assume the role when current Vice President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, becomes ANA President. Dr. Grant was elected in June and will be the first man to serve as president of the association.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
CA End of Life Option Act: Physician Perspective & Discussion
Thursday, Sept. 27 | 12-1 p.m.
CA End of Life Option Act: Hospice Professional’s Perspective & Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 25 | 12-1 p.m.
For more details and to RSVP, click here.
As always Compassion & Choices in California, with your support is focusing on protecting the law and providing education and technical assistance to ensure access to all end of life options, especially medical aid in dying. If you know any healthcare systems and/or hospices that are in need of education and policy support-PLEASE let us know!
Sept. 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(b/t 22nd St & 23rd St )
7 CE Credits
FREE Breakfast and Lunch
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Rheumatology clinics that introduced methotrexate standing orders for nurses were able to successfully decrease providers’ workload, increase nurse autonomy and improve patient care, according to Carrie Brumbaugh, RN, BSN, CPN, of Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
“We as nurses were doing a lot of managing of the physicians, as far as their labs and the medications, but we have many physicians who were all doing things completely differently,” Brumbaugh told Healio Rheumatology.
Nephrology News & Issues
Patients with CKD experienced increased self-efficacy regarding physical activity and relief of fatigue after 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise, according to recently published results.
In a new study of patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, 4 in 10 had previously undetected brain damage, though none had a history of stroke or mini-stroke. This brain damage could put them at risk for mental decline and dementia, researchers said. Their study included nearly 1,400 patients in Switzerland, average age 72, who had atrial fibrillation and underwent MRI brain scans. None had suffered a stroke or mini-stroke — TIA.
Daily aspirin reduced risk of a first cardiovascular event for high-risk diabetes patients but this was largely counterbalanced by bleeding risk in one randomized trial, while a second trial was inconclusive for low-to-moderate-risk individuals without diabetes.
Drug-resistant bacteria caused nearly 6 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) analyzed by a California emergency department, a new study reports. The bacteria were resistant to a majority of commonly used antibiotics and many of the patients had no identifiable risk for this kind of infection.
Following an improvement initiative, emergency nurses reported increased knowledge of how to handle an active shooter incident.
An active shooter incident is something no nurse wishes to experience. Unfortunately, these situations can, and do, happen at healthcare organizations across the country.
Despite vendors offering predictive analytics and machine learning to support staff and nurse scheduling, provider organizations prefer manually developing their work schedules, a new KLAS report shows.
The survey of executives, scheduling directors, and other leaders from over 300 provider organizations revealed that only about one-half of respondents using three of the nine vendors with predictive scheduling are leveraging, or trying to leverage, their solution’s predictive analytics function for staff and nurse scheduling.
Monthly Prescribing Reference
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued new guidelines for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2018–2019 season. In general, routine annual vaccination is recommended for all patients at least 6 months of age who have no contraindications. Flu vaccine should be offered to patients by the end of October, if possible.
Opioid prescribing recommendations for specific surgical procedures may help guide clinicians who are currently overprescribing opioids, according to a multidisciplinary panel. "There's a tremendous need in the field for standardization around opioid prescribing," Dr. Martin Makary of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore told Reuters Health by phone. "The historical barrier we've had is that patients are different and operations are different."
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) diagnoses have increased every year since 2013, with the number of new STD diagnoses the highest ever in 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.
There were 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, with syphilis diagnoses up by 76 percent and gonorrhea diagnoses up by 67 percent since 2013, according to preliminary data released by the CDC at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington.
A new study suggests that ketamine, an increasingly popular treatment for depression, has something in common with drugs like fentanyl and oxycodone. The small study found evidence that ketamine's effectiveness with depression, demonstrated in many small studies over the past decade, comes from its interaction with the brain's opioid system. A Stanford University team reported their findings in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
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