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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Have you ever noticed how everyone sort of expects nurses to stay calm in chaos? Being able to stay calm under pressure "not only has a calming effect on others, but also inspires confidence. It is considered evidence of emotional intelligence," according to The Enterprisers Project. While it's nice knowing that keeping your cool might indicate you could move into management at work, it's even more useful for the job you have now.
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.
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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.
Congratulations to the nursing staff of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA for receiving Magnet Designation status! We recognize the nursing staff and nursing leadership at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, led by VP Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Kelly M. Johnson, RN, PhD, NEA-BC.
In spite of the 500,000 statements (representing national health professionals) opposing the Trump administration’s sweeping and destructive changes to the Title X national family planning program, HHS implemented the “Title X Gag Rule,” which weakens existing standards requiring that family planning programs offer a range of evidence-based contraception options.
ANA\CA members were present on Sept. 23 at the Federal Appeals Court for the oral arguments challenging the implementation of the Trump Administration’s Title X regulations. Dr. Monica McLemore and Dr. Diana Taylor (ANA\CA Policy Committee member) comment:
“Government leaders should not be playing politics with peoples’ lives and health, yet this is exactly what is happening with the Title X rules change."
The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces (ICHW) at UC Berkeley was established to be a place where the public can find the resources and tools they need in order to create healthy workplaces. In order to do this, ICHW gathers knowledge from scientific studies and best practices across multiple disciplines and integrates this knowledge into a coherent picture of what it takes to promote employee health and well-being. ICHW also conducts its own research studies in areas where there are significant gaps in our knowledge.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Working as a nurse manager is both challenging and rewarding. In addition to your core competencies as a nurse, you need to stay up-to-date in other areas like business management, human resources, leadership, budgeting, assessment, and technology in order to effectively perform in your role.
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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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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.
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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.
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Recent research confirms what nurses and those who work with them have known for years: a nurse’s “worry factor” is an accurate predictor of a patient’s declining condition — and can save lives as a result.
Published in JAMIA Open, the Mayo Clinic study may pave the way for subjective measurements to be incorporated into electronic health records.
The number of cases of a deadly vaping illness continues to rise “at a brisk pace” with 18 confirmed deaths and more than 1,000 cases throughout the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC has identified 275 new cases over the last week and is investigating several other deaths that are suspected of being caused by vaping, Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principle deputy director, told reporters on a conference call Oct. 3.
Schuchat called it a “very concerning outbreak” with no signs of abating.
Early reports from the World Health Organization suggest this year’s shot might not be the most effective. Two of the strains that just struck the Southern Hemisphere, and then predictably may move north, aren’t included in the new vaccine.
However, that doesn’t mean the shot’s useless.
It’s still too soon to know exactly which strains will pop up this winter, and even if the shot is off the mark and fails to cover the strains likely to hit the United States this year, health experts say you should still plan to get vaccinated.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a healthcare professional, you constantly monitor your hospital to make sure patient safety is the ultimate priority. But improving your approach on a constant basis is also vital. What strategies should you be implementing to ensure your patients receive their medication properly, without hazard and in a timely manner? Use these science-driven pieces of advice to accomplish these essential goals.
The Wall Street Journal
Hepatitis A outbreaks are erupting across the U.S., reversing a long-term decline in cases of the viral liver disease and prompting state health departments to mount aggressive vaccination campaigns.
Since outbreaks of the virus began in 2016, 30 states have reported cases totaling more than 26,000, including 268 deaths.
Of an estimated 6,500 to 7,000 known rare diseases, only a fraction — maybe five percent — have U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments. To increase that percentage, the National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $31 million in grants in fiscal year 2019 to 20 teams — including five new groups — of scientists, clinicians, patients, families and patient advocates to study a wide range of rare diseases. An additional $7 million has been awarded to a separate data coordinating center to support these research efforts.
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.
Oregon Health & Science University via PhysOrg
For the first time, researchers have observed at the molecular level how a protein associated with numerous health problems works.
The discovery—which could one day inspire new drugs to treat inflammation, coronary artery disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more—was published in the journal Cell.
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By Scott E. Rupp
There is perhaps no more important place for hand hygiene than in healthcare. In hospitals and healthcare facilities, cleanliness is critical for infection prevention. According to research from the University of Michigan Health System, presented at a gathering of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, sinks and other handwashing stations can spread infection and bacteria.
After three decades of increases, the U.S. birth rate for twins has dropped. The steady rise had been attributable largely to the use of in vitro fertilization. Now, the four percent drop from 2014 to 2018 could be attributable to new reproductive technology that makes single births more likely, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Multiple births are riskier for the mother and babies, the Wall Street Journal reports, so researchers see the decline as a positive.
When people suffer heart attacks, the resulting scarring of the heart tissue often leads to chronic heart failure. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered a drug that they believe can prevent that scarring and the progression to chronic heart failure.
The drug, SR9009, works by capitalizing on the circadian clock inside the heart—the genes that turn on and off at specific times to regulate heart rate, blood pressure and other functions. In mouse models, administering SR9009 shortly after a heart attack reduced inflammation and scarring, allowing the heart to better repair itself. The researchers reported the results in Nature Communications Biology.
American Academy of Neurology via Medical Xpress
Young adults who experience annual income drops of 25 percent or more may be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, according to a study published in the Oct. 2, 2019 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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