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|October 1, 2019 ||
For 17 consecutive years, nurses have been named the most honest and ethical profession in Gallup polls, most recently earning the title in December 2018. But even with the confidence of patients and the public, maintaining the nursing code of ethics standards is an ever-evolving process.
Advances in medicine, technology, end-of-life care, health insurance and other issues are transforming the way healthcare is delivered, making ethics an important consideration.
Join us in San Diego on Nov. 9, 2019 to meet the ANA\C Board of Directors, ANA\C Contracted Lobbyist and ANA\C Executive Director!
We’ll start with open Board meeting, followed by the annual Business Meeting, and we’ll close the afternoon with Regional Networking.
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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 week, ANA\C attended the Board of Directors meeting at the Sac Metro FD headquarters in Mather, CA to support the Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) initiative that would serve the needs of the 2-million metro community by adding NPs and PAs to their community care plan. Instead of establishing a new healthcare provider category of community paramedics, Sac Metro will be including advanced care providers on the rigs. This increase in access to care through full utilization of NPs is aligned with ANA and ANA\C priorities, and we look forward to our continued cooperation with the Sac Metro FD.
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.
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.
Rossanna Marie Arano
Rancho Mission Viejo
Mark Rainier Nazareno
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.
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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.
Click here to read more here.
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.
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.
Click here to register.
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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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.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
The importance of mental health in achieving overall wellness cannot be overstated. Mental health is defined as a state of physical, emotional, social, and psychological well-being in which the individual is productive, able to adapt to changes or adversity, able to maintain fulfilling relationships with others, and contributes positively to society. In the past 20 years, this nation has seen a steady and alarming increase in the number of people who cannot meet that description. With a unique view into day-to-day patient experiences and clinical research, nursing leaders are in a distinct position to provide high-level direction on solving problems at scale. Our nation’s most vulnerable populations have plenty of challenges, but increased risk of mental illness is one nurses are making strides to alleviate.
Rutgers University via Medical Xpress
People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. Rutgers researchers reported that new risk factors for this condition have emerged and that an increasing number of patients admitted to hospitals for other diseases are at risk of contracting this potentially lethal cardiac infection.
The study, which was published online prior to print in The American Journal of Cardiology, highlights the need for hospitals to develop ways to prevent this serious infection in the heart.
Findings from a case-crossover study revealed an association between daily outdoor air pollution levels and increased symptoms of psychiatric disorders in children.
“Children may be particularly susceptible to neurotoxic effects of air pollution, but most epidemiologic studies to date have focused on the effects of long-term exposures and cognitive or behavioral outcomes,” Cole Brokamp, PhD, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and colleagues wrote in Environmental Health Perspectives.
By Keith Carlson
It’s been said that change is the only constant in the universe, and that also pertains to healthcare. Since the days of Hippocrates, Florence Nightingale, and many others, medicine and nursing have continued to morph, and those individuals and organizations willing to do so have also evolved apace. But for those who resist or fight change, becoming an irrelevant dinosaur is the likely result. Are you and your organization willing to play along?
New technologies that enable doctors to detect key biomarkers at earlier stages promise to change the face of cancer treatment, and blood testing is one area in which some exciting progress is being made. The latest advance comes from scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who have published a study describing a new type of blood test that can detect more than 20 types of cancer, and even trace them back to their source.
Medical News Today
On Jan. 3, 2019, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. first announced that they were expanding their initial market recall — or withdrawal — from two lots of Losartan potassium tablets, USP to 10 lots because they contained unacceptably high levels of N-nitrosodiethylamine.
Since then, they have announced several "expansion recalls," in which they withdrew more batches of the drug.
Now, the FDA have published the company's fifth expansion recall for Losartan potassium tablets, USP, and this includes Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP.
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Medical News Today
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's, share a mechanism of brain cell damage that could offer a new target for treatment, according to new research in human cells and mice.
A recent Nature Neuroscience study describes how researchers uncovered the mechanism and how it leads to death of neurons, or nerve cells.
By Chelsea Adams
A new study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal has confirmed what anyone who's ever spent time in a hospital emergency department already knows: ED patients don't rest as well as inpatients. Researchers surveyed 49 ED patients who were awaiting an inpatient bed and 44 people who had already been admitted to an inpatient unit. During the survey, patients described noise levels and rated the quality of their sleep using the Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire.
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Hunters can contract a form of tuberculosis from deer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency published a report that looks at a 2017 case from Michigan in which a 77-year-old man was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis caused by mycobacterium bovis.
The man had no known exposure to a person with tuberculosis and did not drink unpasteurized milk, but he did hunt and field-dress deer for 20 years, according to the CDC.
UT Southwestern Medical Center via ScienceDaily
UT Southwestern researchers have found a key driver of the crosstalk that helps synchronize the absorption of nutrients in the gut with the rhythms of the Earth's day-night light cycle.
Their findings could have far-ranging implications for obesity in affluent countries and malnutrition in impoverished countries.
Intermountain Medical Center via ScienceDaily
Determining how far patients with pulmonary disease can walk in six minutes has long been an effective clinical tool to help physicians determine their exercise capacity, as well as to aid in predicting health outcomes and mortality.
Now, in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized six-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting.
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