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ANA Responds to Defeat Of Massachusetts Ballot Initiative on Nurse Staffing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANA Responds to Defeat Of Massachusetts Ballot Initiative on Nurse Staffing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The following statement is attributable to Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), in response to the outcome of the Massachusetts ballot Initiative on nurse staffing. Voters rejected the measure, with 70 percent voting against and 30 percent voting in favor of it.

“ANA has long been a strong advocate for appropriate nurse staffing in all health care settings. We know that providing the right nursing resources makes a critical difference for patients and the quality of their care. Many factors affect the number of patients for whom each nurse may safely care for – it’s not just math. The rigid, one size fits all approach proposed by the ballot initiative failed to acknowledge the complexities of staffing and undermined nurses’ professional autonomy and decision-making in determining staffing on their units.

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Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Nurse – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Nurse – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Advantages and disadvantages exist in every field, but in healthcare, they become deciding factors in whether nursing is right for you. While advantages of being a nurse far outweigh the drawbacks, before you choose this career path, realize there are also distinct disadvantages of being a nurse. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of being a nurse carefully to ensure you can physically and emotionally handle whatever is thrown at you.

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Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A large study of more than 9,000 infants from different countries and cultures has found that breast-feeding for just 2 months may halve the risk of sudden infant death

In a paper that was recently published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers report how they analyzed data pooled from eight major international studies on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) that also had data on breast-feeding.

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Lateral Violence in Nursing: How You Can Make a Difference – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Lateral Violence in Nursing: How You Can Make a Difference – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Lateral violence in nursing is more common than many people realize, and chances are you’ve either experienced or witnessed it yourself.

Lateral violence, also referred to as horizontal violence, is a form of nonphysical abuse in the workplace between co-workers. It includes overt or covert acts of verbal and nonverbal aggression that can hurt morale and negatively impact your ability to provide optimal patient care.

You can make a difference and help put an end to workplace violence in nursing by showing your peers the same empathy, compassion and respect you show your patients and expect for yourself.

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Parents question nurse’s treatment of student with diabetes – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Parents question nurse’s treatment of student with diabetes – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A reader and her husband sent me an email saying they are concerned about the care their 7-year-old daughter received at a public school. Their daughter has diabetes, and apparently the school nurse administered insulin to her three times during the daughter’s hypoglycemic episodes.

The school denies these incidents occurred, but the reader states they have the logs to prove it. The reader also states other deviations from the standard of care occurred, but she did not provide details.

School nurses face daily challenges in their practice, one of which is caring for insulin-dependent students. Several federal laws require diabetic students to have the care they need while in school. They include the Americans with Disabilities Act, Guidance and Training on the Americans With Disabilities Act and The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).

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American Nurses Association Appoints ANCC Board Members – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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American Nurses Association Appoints ANCC Board Members – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of three directors to the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board. They will serve from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

Mary A. Graff, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Graff, who serves as board secretary, has been reappointed to a third term on the board. She is the immediate Past President of the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA), a trustee of the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing and Chair of the NCNA Leadership Development Committee. She was employed at Duke Raleigh Hospital from 1988 until her retirement in 2014. During her tenure at Duke Raleigh Hospital she held several leadership positions including Clinical Operations Director of Critical Care and CV Services, Magnet Program Director, Associate Chief Nursing Officer responsible for Nursing Quality, Research and the Neuroscience Service Line, and Interim Chief Nursing Officer.

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American Nurses Foundation and United Health Foundation Announce the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fund – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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American Nurses Foundation and United Health Foundation Announce the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fund – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Today, the American Nurses Foundation, the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, and the United Health Foundation, a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care, announces the establishment of the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fund. The newly created fund honors the contributions of trailblazer Jeannine Rivet, RN, MPH, FAAN, retired executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, to health care and business by making annual fellowship grant awards available to nurses to foster and integrate nursing health knowledge, leadership development and expertise in community and business leadership.

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Kids don’t just grow out of their mental health issues – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Kids don’t just grow out of their mental health issues – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

One in five adolescents in the U.S. suffers from developmental, mental or behavioral health illnesses, according to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

To avoid serious, adverse outcomes, it is crucial these illnesses be detected early by pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatric-focused APRNs and pediatric nurses.

Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, president of NAPNAP, shared with us about what the organization is doing to help children with mental health issues and support those who provide care to affected youth and their families.

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Hurricane Michael stuns but doesn’t sideline nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Hurricane Michael stuns but doesn’t sideline nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

North Florida hospitals and healthcare facilities took a hard hit Oct. 10 when Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm with 155-mile-an-hour winds, made landfall on Florida’s Panhandle.

But nurses were ready with disaster plans designed to help them push through the trying times.

Hospitals were powerless against the storm’s fury. Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart in Panama City sustained severe damage from the storm and had to evacuate hundreds of patients, including ICU patients, according to a statement by the hospital.

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Compassionate Nurse: The Importance of Compassion in Nursing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Compassionate Nurse: The Importance of Compassion in Nursing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A compassionate nurse is empathetic to the pain and suffering of her patients, which is vital to the patients’ well-being. Compassionate care makes patients more comfortable when they’re in pain, feeling ill or suffering from mental or emotional stress. By demonstrating compassion, you provide your patients with the support and confidence they need to prepare for a lengthy recovery, face a frightening surgical procedure or fight a devastating disease.

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