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American Nurses Association Calls for an Immediate End to Immoral and Cruel Practice of Separating Children from Their Families – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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American Nurses Association Calls for an Immediate End to Immoral and Cruel Practice of Separating Children from Their Families – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association Board of Directors issued the following statement today:

The American Nurses Association (ANA) adamantly opposes the Administration’s policy and practices toward migrants and asylum seekers that result in the forcible separation of children from their families. These actions put the welfare of immigrant children at risk and are causing irreparable harm, such as, negative physical and emotional symptoms from separation and detention, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security has already acknowledged that 1,995 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.–Mexico border between April 19 and May 31. ANA condemns the use of this policy to create a deterrent for those seeking a safer and better place to live and believes that children should never be used as leverage or as a negotiating tool.

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Accepting Applications for the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Accepting Applications for the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) are proud to launch the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company. These awards will highlight and recognize nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes.

“We are excited to announce the launch of this new program. The ANA Innovation Awards will play a critical role in advancing and celebrating nursing innovation,” said ANA Enterprise CEO Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE. “We look forward to seeing the influential work nurses are producing to improve nursing practice and the delivery of quality patient care.”

The ANA Innovation Awards will be presented to an individual nurse and to a nurse-led team whose projects best exemplify nurse-led innovation. The awards include a $25,000 individual award and a $50,000 team award to support the use of translational research, development, prototyping, production, testing and implementation for a product, program, project, or practice transformative to patient safety and/or outcomes.

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ANA President Responds to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANA President Responds to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The following statement is attributable to American Nurses Association president Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN in response to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act:

“The American Nurses Association (ANA) is troubled by the Administration’s policy of actively separating children from their families as they seek to enter the United States without documentation. The Code of Ethics for Nurses sets the expectation that we must always preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups, such as children, women and refugees. ANA urges everyone involved to protect the mental and physical health of these children who face an uncertain future without their families.”

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DAISY Award reaches 1 million thank yous — and it’s just the beginning – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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DAISY Award reaches 1 million thank yous — and it’s just the beginning – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

As a family, we were impressed with the care Pat — my young husband who was also a loving son, a new father and a tremendous friend — received from nurses in Texas and Seattle. But after eight weeks of hope, we lost him.

Patrick Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In the midst of our grief, we felt a strong need to say thank you to his nurses. Our one thank you has grown into more than 1 million more for nurses around the globe.

Patrick’s death left a gaping hole in our hearts and lives. We knew early on that we wanted to do something in his memory — something that would keep his very special, kind, funny, giving spirit alive.

We decided to form a nonprofit foundation, naming it DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, tying back to the condition that took Pat from us. What would the DAISY Foundation do? How would we turn our grief into something positive?

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Study examines training needs of healthcare providers in combat zones – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Study examines training needs of healthcare providers in combat zones – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Time, equipment and expertise can make a difference in trauma patient outcomes — particularly on the front lines of war.

A recent American Association of Critical-Care Nurses study of evacuations from the frontlines of Afghanistan is providing new insight on the topic.

Published in the April 2018 issue of Critical-Care Nurse, the study, “En Route Critical Care Transfer From a Role 2 to a Role 3 Medical Treatment Facility in Afghanistan,” looked at combat casualty care provided to trauma patients transported from a forward surgical facility to a combat support hospital for comprehensive care, according to an AACN news release. It is one of the first studies to use patient data from the Joint Trauma System Role 2 Registry.

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ANA Rejects the Department of Justice Attack on Pre-existing Conditions Protections – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Rejects the Department of Justice Attack on Pre-existing Conditions Protections – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA), which represents the interests of the nation‘s 4 million registered nurses, adamantly rejects the Department of Justice’s position that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions that extend patient protections to individuals with pre-existing conditions.

This move runs counter to ANA’s principles for health system transformation and is a clear indicator that the administration remains intent on attacking the healthcare gains made over the past eight years. ANA is deeply concerned that the Justice Department’s position on this matter will erode important consumer protections for the estimated 52 million Americans with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. Specifically, the removal of these provisions would allow health insurers to charge higher premiums to Americans with pre-existing conditions, or simply to deny them coverage outright. This is unacceptable and would place at risk critical healthcare services for tens of millions of Americans.

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MUSC Health Launches 60-Day Nutrition Pilot to Improve the Eating Habits of Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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MUSC Health Launches 60-Day Nutrition Pilot to Improve the Eating Habits of Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Today, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) launches a 60-day nutrition pilot to improve the eating habits of nurses. MUSC Health nurses are hungry for healthier food options, and through this pilot they have a new opportunity to increase their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. By offering fresh, seasonal and locally sourced Simply-to-Go food items available for quick pick up at three locations on the MUSC campus, the pilot seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers who work so hard to help others.

The pilot is supported by Sodexo Healthcare, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving quality of life, and a major partner in the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN) an initiative of the ANA Enterprise. MUSC is a HNHN partner and the first organization selected to participate in a HNHN quality of life program in the U.S. It is the only participant site in South Carolina.

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Nursing innovations allow RNs to spread their wings – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nursing innovations allow RNs to spread their wings – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Support is growing to help nursing innovations come alive.

Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, was surprised — and somewhat dismayed — when she discovered she was the only nurse among 200 participants at a three-day healthcare “hackathon,” a collaborative event involving a variety of software development experts.

The event, hosted by Tufts University in Boston in 2014, was filled with physicians, medical students, programmers and engineers who formed teams to develop new ideas and learn more about the basic principles of launching a new product.

“It was revolutionary because it was like a mini-MBA,” said Love, who is passionate about helping nurses develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Top 11 Resources to Advance Men’s Health – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Top 11 Resources to Advance Men’s Health – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Between Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month, June is all about the fellas!

Men’s Health Month focuses on men’s health problems and encourages men and boys to seek medical advice and early treatment.

Statistics show that men are less likely to get regular doctor’s check-ups or follow up on medical symptoms, which may explain their shorter life expectancy compared to women. We need to work together as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and healthcare providers to make men’s health a priority.

MEN’S ONLINE HEALTH RESOURCES

A Call to Men: A violence prevention organization focused on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.

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Common HIPAA Violations Nurses Make – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Common HIPAA Violations Nurses Make – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Are you putting your job and employer at risk with unintentional HIPAA violations?

HIPAA violations can cost practitioners and facilities tens of thousands of dollars, and can happen without an RN even realizing it. Underlining just how important it is to not run afoul HIPAA laws. To protect your career, your patients’ privacy and your employer, check out these HIPAA violations you and your colleagues may accidentally commit.

8 COMMON NURSING HIPAA VIOLATIONS TO GUARD AGAINST
1. Forgetting to lock or log out of your computer terminal

In a busy medical environment, it’s common to hurry between multiple patient rooms during your shift. Unfortunately, that means many opportunities to forget to lock or log out of a room’s computer terminals before you’re off to see the next patient.

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