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|September 24, 2019 ||
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It seems extra-convenient and cost-effective, but is attaining an online master's degree in nursing a viable option for you personally? Along with considering the advantages, going back to school online requires a hard look at your personality as well as work and study habits. You also must consider your current work-life balance, just like you would with any other major commitment in light of your nursing job and family commitments.
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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.
Last Friday, ANA\C attended an all-day work meeting of the Health Workforce Initiative in San Diego hosted by the California Community Colleges and the Office of CCC Chancellor. The meeting of various stakeholders included specific subcommittees discussing issues of Nursing Specialties, Public Health Outreach, Behavioral Health, Allied Healthcare Personnel, and Diversity in Healthcare. We’d like to thank our colleagues at California Community Colleges for organizing such fruitful meeting and spearheading important /necessary discussions.
2 ANA\C Board Directors at the 5B movie premiere in LA earlier this week! This amazing film just won the prestigious Cannes Lions Award in the Entertainment category.
The film 5B shares the inspirational story of the courageous nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to establish a new standard of care for the patients of the first AIDS ward in the United States at San Francisco General in the 1980's.
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.
ANA just launched their one-stop-shop platform with all the relevant info and tools you need at
This National Hispanic Heritage Month, ANA\C acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic nurses. Thank you for all that you do to advance health care and provide care to millions of Americans.
Becker's Hospital Review
As Walmart pushes deeper into healthcare, the retail giant is rolling out education benefit programs to help its employees prepare for new jobs.
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 5 key policy challenges to improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Register Now! Key Policy Challenges to Improve Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Literature shows transition into practice can be a stressful experience leading to decreased engagement, burnout and high levels of turnover. Social support systems focusing on self-care and building resilience early in the process can help prevent this.
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The Laurel Foundation needs medical staff for this camp to take place and it will be volunteer only. It is a full weekend, February 14-18, but we do provide housing and meals.
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/
Stakeholder Meeting #5 (Messaging Health Equity)
Oct. 28, 2019 | Washington, DC
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Register to attend.
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.
Building the Workforce We Need to Care for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop | November 7, 2019
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Khate Pauline Matias
Ma Theresa Quisao
Maria Athena Runas
Mary Ann Sanchez
Rancho Santa Margarita
The American Nurses Association (ANA) released an update to its "Principles for Nurse Staffing" (the Principles), a guide to help nurses and other decision-makers identify and develop processes and policies to improve nurse staffing for the best interest of patients and nurses. Drawing on decades of research and best practices, the updated Principles address the complexities of nursing practice in today's health care system and the demands placed on nurses who care for patients across all care settings.
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|
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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Register by November 5, 2019, to receive 24/7 access to this webinar!
Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register to have free, ongoing 24/7 access to the recording the day after the live webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants on November 6, so you can view the webinar at your convenience.
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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.
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.
Oct. 17-18, 2019 | Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd | Festival Pavilion | San Francisco, CA 94109
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Kaiser Health News
Dr. Wesley Boyd, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard, has spent years working with state programs that help doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who have become addicted to opioids get back on their feet professionally.
He supports these non-disciplinary programs, in which doctors and nurses enroll for a number of years and are closely monitored by addiction specialists and state authorities as they seek to maintain or restore their medical licenses. But, he said, he is perplexed as to why these programs and other efforts to help healthcare providers generally do not stress a recovery method that has long been shown to be effective: the use of drugs like buprenorphine and methadone, known as opioid agonists, to relieve cravings.
Some experts have already predicted a severe flu season, so it's time to take the proper health precautions and understand the best ways to protect against the virus. ABC News' chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, weighed in on Good Morning America to share her take on this year's strain, the vaccine and how to stay healthy.
"It's so difficult to predict; we only know in hindsight," she explained. "You can't predict it."
The CDC releases a weekly influenza surveillance report, which has shown a spike in the number of new cases currently above the national baseline.
Research has revealed the number of heart infections linked to drug abuse has almost doubled in the past 14 years, as an opioid epidemic continues to plague the U.S.
Rates of patients struggling with drug abuse being hospitalized due to infective endocarditis—which affects the innermost layers of the heart chambers, including the valves—doubled between 2002 and 2016, rising from eight percent to 16.3 percent.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a healthcare professional, you strive to provide your patients with service that creates the highest level of satisfaction possible. Yet even the best patient-centered approach may be overlooking small points that really matter. It's key to take a granular overview of whether you're getting as specific as you possibly can when it comes to the details your patients truly care about. Use this advice to provide the things they truly want and need.
Amid an expanding problem of illegal opioids and a growing concern over abuse and theft by hospital staff, The Joint Commission has released advice and guidelines for preventing drug diversion in facilities.
Medical News Today
Researchers at the University of Texas have found that, generally, both men and women in the United States have a limited awareness of the fact that untreated human papillomavirus infections can lead to anal, genital, and oral cancers. "The lack of knowledge may have contributed to low HPV vaccination rates in the U.S.," says lead study author Dr. Ashish Deshmukh.
Michigan is reporting four new human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, which health officials are calling "one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases" in the U.S.
Two of those patients have died, bringing this season's EEE death toll in the state to three.
With one fatality also reported in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts, the national death toll has risen to at least five.
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
Cold and flu season is a drag every year, and every person has their own superstitions and ideas about how to "cure" the common cold, from chili-infused soups to lemon and ginger teas and peculiar home-brewed remedies. However, because of the viral nature of colds and their intensely contagious nature, it's proven extremely difficult for scientists to do anything to combat their spread. A new study from researchers published in Nature Microbiology introduces a new possible way to stop the common cold in its tracks — but, experts tell Bustle, we're still a long way from a cure-all that will make it a thing of the past.
A report compiled by an independent group of experts claims that governments and NGOs are woefully unprepared for the next big pandemic, while subsequently warning of a “very real threat” for a global-scale pandemic that could kill 50 million to 80 million people.
“The world is at acute risk for devastating regional or global disease epidemics or pandemics that not only cause loss of life but upend economies and create social chaos,” grimly proclaims the report, published by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board.
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ETH Zurich via PhysOrg
The world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. An increasing number of people in India, China, Latin America and Africa have become wealthier, and this is reflected in their consumption of meat and dairy products.
To meet this growing demand, animal husbandry has intensified — along with, among other things, an increased reliance on the use of antimicrobials. Farmers use antimicrobials to treat and prevent infections in animals raised in crowded conditions, but these drugs are also used to increase weight gain and thus improve profitability.
This excessive and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials has serious consequences: the proportion of bacteria resistant to antimicrobials is rapidly increasing around the world. Drugs are losing their efficacy, with important consequences for the health of animals and, potentially, for humans.
National Institutes of Health
Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is a fascinating period during which most of our dreams are made. Now, in a study of mice, a team of Japanese and U.S. researchers show that it may also be a time when the brain actively forgets. Their results suggest that forgetting during sleep may be controlled by neurons found deep inside the brain that were previously known for making an appetite stimulating hormone. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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