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|September 18, 2018 ||
That is the question, my friends. I recall receiving this piece of advice in nursing school: “The secret to nursing is to never work overtime. Work 3 days a week and only 3 days a week.”
Unfortunately, this piece of advice was coming from my favorite nurse that i had worked with in clinicals, the one that never had a bad attitude, was a team player, and was down for whatever came his way. So what to believe??!
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, Teresa Manquera (ANA\C Executive Administrative Assistant) and Erika Leanne Simangan (USF nursing student and ANA\C volunteer) attended the Kaiser Permanente 2018 Clinical Education, Practice and Informatics (CEPI's) Conference at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing in Sacramento. ANA\C shared information with about 200 attendees on our advocacy work, upcoming ANA\C GA 2018 invitation and distributed educational materials on a variety of nursing certification from our ANA Enterprise partner, ANCC. We would like to thank our KP colleagues for inviting ANCC and ANA\C and we look forward to our continued professional cooperation.
QUAD Council members presented four priorities for nursing education and learned that CA has the highest NCLEX passing rate 90.8% in the nation! Congratulations!
Our thanks to HealthImpact & Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for organizing this important series bringing education AND service sides together.
Exploring Evidence-Based Care Transitions
Across the Lifespan
UCLA Health will host its 17th annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice conference on September 28 at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. Geared toward clinicians, researchers and educators, this day-long conference will showcase ways to improve patient outcomes through science-based best practices. The theme for this year’s conference is “Exploring Evidence-Based Care Transitions Across the Lifespan.”
The conference will include breakout sessions in the areas of advanced leadership, evidence-based practice, professional development and collaboration, quality improvement and research. The conference is developed and coordinated by the Research and Innovation Council, led by Jane Hikichi, RN and Nestor-Neil Peig, RN. UCLA School of Nursing is a major sponsor of this year’s conference.
Registration closes Sept. 21. Click here to learn more and register.
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Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 PM vs the Edmonton Oilers
San Jose Sharks/Sharks Sports & Entertainment
525 W. Santa Clara St. | San Jose, CA 95113
Use promo code NURSE3 to unlock this special offer and join other bay area nurses as we celebrate Nurse Appreciation Night at the Shark Tank. Each ticket includes an exclusive Nurse Appreciation Night Sharks Lunch Bag!
Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? At ANA, we're here to help with our 2018 ANA Virtual Career Fair.
Join us online on Oct. 23 to connect with healthcare employers who are looking to hire. At the ANA Virtual Career Fair, you choose which employers to interact with and engage in one-on-one chats with representatives.
Job hunting has never been easier! Plus, when you register, you're automatically entered into a raffle to win a $500 Visa gift card! What's stopping you?
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South San Francisco
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Sept. 27 | 1:00 p.m.
In the 21st century healthcare and nursing ecosystem, increased attention is being paid to the creation of healthy work environments and positive workplace culture. Nurses need to feel valued, supported, and engaged, so how can nurse leaders bring these initiatives to life and help to improve nurse retention and employee engagement?
In this webinar, we’ll discuss inspired action steps that nurse leaders can take to promote these important and timely aspects of building winning nursing teams.
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!
Committee on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation’s Health
Sept. 24 | Washington, DC | webcast available | Register
Committee on Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences from Prenatal through Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach
Oct. 1 | Irvine, CA | webcast available | Register
How Leaders Can Create a Resilient Workforce
Oct. 16, 2018 | 1 – 2:30 pm ET
ENROLL NOW! Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Chronic pain affected about 20 percent of U.S. adults in 2016 and high-impact chronic pain — severe enough to interfere with life or work activities most days — affected 8 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That translates to 50 million people with chronic pain and about 20 million people with high-impact chronic pain, reported James Dahlhamer, PhD, of the CDC's Division of Health Interview Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for people who have been exposed to measles and hepatitis A viruses. This could be especially good news for older adults who are more likely to suffer from weakened immune systems and thus have more difficulty fighting off infections.
More than half of Generation X and nearly 80 percent of millennial nurses plan to pursue education and training to boost salary potential, according to Nurse.com’s salary report.
The survey reflects responses from 4,520 RNs from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Salary is the most important aspect of job satisfaction, according to 72 percent of all nurses surveyed.
A score based on the results of three laboratory tests has higher sensitivity and specificity than cardiac troponin alone for stratifying patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome, according to a study published online in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That's up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement in its obesity rate over the previous year, according to the report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, both nonprofit health policy organizations.
Mariann had a horrific awareness that she picked the wrong specialty.
Seven years of post-college education and interminable anesthesiology training had morphed into brutal 12-hour, in-house OB shifts, when she often gave more than a dozen epidurals. She envisioned a joyless future as she watched the other women in her anesthesia group who were 20 years older and still working long hospital hours.
The American Heart Association has released an updated scientific statement on resistant hypertension that focuses on changes to the definition, approaches to diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment of the disease. This statement is designed to bring recommendations for resistant hypertension in line with the 2017 American College of Cardiology/AHA clinical practice guideline for adults with hypertension as well as reflect new scientific evidence published during the past decade.
HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
A negative chest radiograph (CXR) accurately excludes pneumonia in the majority of children, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Researchers evaluated the negative predictive value of CXR among 683 children (aged 3 months to 18 years) evaluated in a pediatric emergency department for suspected pneumonia over two years.
It's no secret that America's healthcare workers are in danger of injuries sustained from improperly lifting and moving the patients they tend to every day in U.S. hospitals. And if workers can't safely move patients, it places the patients at risk as well.
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration statistics, worker injuries from slips, trips, and falls are one of the agency's biggest concerns, especially in hospitals.
The Boston Globe
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sept. 12 that teenage use of flavored electronic cigarettes has become "an epidemic" and ordered the five biggest manufacturers to say within 60 days how they will address it or face removal of their products from the market. Health officials in Massachusetts, which has been in the forefront of efforts to combat teen use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, welcomed the crackdown.
Medscape (free login required)
State laws give nurses the legal authority to perform assessments, formulate nursing care plans, and administer medications, among other things. Laws on advanced practice authorize nurse practitioners to take histories, perform examinations, diagnose medical problems, order tests, and prescribe medications. The legal language usually is general in nature and often doesn't address specific activities or procedures.
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