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Becker's Hospital Review
Americans do not trust any healthcare stakeholders aside from nurses to improve the U.S. healthcare system, according to a survey conducted by The New York Times, the Commonwealth Fund and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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.
For the fourth year, the BRN is pleased to extend the Consumer Satisfaction Survey. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete the online survey by November 18, 2019. Let them know how well they are doing and where they can improve. Your comments are important to them!
The Board will use your feedback to improve its processes that are aimed at serving, protecting, and advocating for the health and safety of the public. Our Consumer Satisfaction Survey is available by clicking here.
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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We are seeking volunteers who occasionally have time during the day to help with our Medical Escort Program. Through this program, volunteers provide crucial transportation services to our older adult participants to and from their medical appointments. Volunteers are needed to pick up the elder at their home, escort them to their appointment, and then drive them home after their appointment is complete. This service is free to older adults who are enrolled in our program and is an amazing opportunity to have great conversations and build relationships with people from all walks of life. You do not need your own vehicle to participate. Ride-share services, such as Uber or Lyft, are great — just keep in mind that LBFE will not be able to reimburse you for such rides.
If you would like to become a medical escort with LBFE or would like more information about our organization, please email Debbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the LBFE office at (415) 771-7957.
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.
Irma Carrillo Carrillo
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Karen Fratts De Toledo
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Sometimes you’re so busy providing care to others, you have little time for you and your family. ANA and Blink Health are here to provide you with a quick and easy way to save money and time.
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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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Lecture #1: FDA's Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation, Vaping Epidemic, and Tobacco Control Policy
Nov. 7, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Nov. 13-15, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
For behavioral and physical healthcare professionals to incorporate prevention into integrated healthcare nationwide, we need to learn how to:
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- Promote conditions and plan services that improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.
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Strengthen Your Nursing Leadership Skills: How to Get the Work Done, Speak Up Effectively, and Live to Enjoy Another Exciting Day
Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by November 5, 2019, to receive 24/7 access to this webinar!
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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Managing the Legal Risks of Nursing Leadership
Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Register by November 12, 2019 at 1 pm to receive 24/7 access to this all new 90-minute webinar!
Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register now to have free, ongoing 24/7 access to the recording starting the day after the live webinar.
A link will be emailed to all registrants on November 13.
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Early Career Challenge:
How to Care for Your Dying Patient, the Patient’s Family -- and Yourself (On-Demand)
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Ask any experienced RN about their first time caring for a dying patient and they will almost certainly remember the circumstances – and the challenges. Caring for dying patients and their families – or dealing with the aftermath of a patient dying suddenly – can be one of the most difficult experiences during your early years as an RN.
Register by December 4, 2019 at 1 pm to receive 24/7 access to the recording of this brand-new webinar!
A link will be emailed to all registrants on December 6, 2019 so you can view this all-new on-demand webinar at your convenience.
Register now to receive a free gift, the e-book, “Moral Distress and You.”
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
In July, the Joint Commission released Quick Safety, Issue 50, which emphasizes developing resilience to combat nurse burnout. The safety issue was released as a result of numerous surveys indicating that nurse burnout remains an ongoing issue amongst nurses.
Measles can erase the immune system's memory, leaving us vulnerable to diseases we were previously protected against, new research has found.
Two separate studies, published in the journals Science and Science Immunology, found that the highly contagious and potentially fatal measles virus can cause "immune amnesia," removing antibodies that had protected patients from other illnesses.
Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NYU College of Global Public Health.
The study, published Oct. 30 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, shows that construction workers are the most likely of all occupations to use cocaine and misuse prescription opioids (taking them for nonmedical purposes), and the second most likely to use marijuana.
By Scott E. Rupp
A consensus has been reached in healthcare, and the crescendo of hatred for prior authorization is clear. Medical practice professionals are sick of the red tape associated with the practice of getting the OK from an insurer regarding a proposed course of treatment for a perhaps-stricken patient. The angst for the process is overwhelming. According to a Medical Group Management Association survey, medical practice leaders say they are frustrated with "red tape and reporting requirements."
The World Health Organization and Congolese authorities are proposing changes to how some Ebola patients are cared for, new guidelines show, after a patient's death challenged the accepted medical theory that survivors are immune to reinfection.
There are many unanswered questions surrounding the circumstances of the woman's death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has not previously been reported.
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Although surgical sutures are routinely used to close wounds within the body, they can actually damage fragile internal biological tissue, sometimes causing infections or other complications. Scientists at MIT have developed what could be a better way to go, in the form of a double-sided tape. The technology was actually inspired by the natural glue that's produced by spiders. It contains charged polysaccharides which absorb water from insect prey in wet conditions, allowing the glue to then adhere to those insects' bodies.
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Medical News Today
A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Earlier studies have investigated links between noise exposure and hypertension, but so far, the findings have been inconsistent. The authors of the current study believe that this is partly because it is difficult to quantify total noise exposure over decades.
By Lynn Hetzler
Researchers around the world are feverishly working to develop a universal flu vaccine that would cover all influenza strains. They may now be a step closer to creating such a vaccine, thanks to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who collaborated with the international nonprofit PATH, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Chicago, and the Duke Early Phase Clinical Research Unit. The team of researchers focused their attention on hemagglutinin, which is a protein present on the surface of flu viruses.
Wearable activity trackers are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient surveys and other methods physicians use to assess five-year risk of death in older adults, researchers report. The research adds to evidence that an accurate and objective accounting of physical activity from mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement outperforms traditional predictors of mortality within five years, such as age, smoking, diabetes, alcohol use, or history of cancer or heart disease.
University of Michigan via Medical Xpress
Close to 1.8 billion people worldwide are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the common and occasionally deadly bacterium that causes millions of cases of tuberculosis each year. The bacteria, having coevolved with humans over millennia, have devised ways of hijacking nutrients from its human host for its own benefit. Humans have equally complex ways of fighting back.
In a new study appearing in the journal Science, a team led by Michigan Medicine researchers, working with collaborators at Harvard, has discovered a specific mechanism by which a "weapon" used by the immune system, called itaconate, targets Mtb.
National Cancer Research Institute via Medical Xpress
Men with higher levels of "free" testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.
Other factors such as older age, ethnicity and a family history of the disease are already known to increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer.
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