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New ANA Member Discount…Choice Hotels International®
05/31/07
Choice Hotels International®: Save 15% at over 5,000 participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn® and Suburban Extended Stay® brand hotels worldwide!

Call 800.258.2847 or go to www.choicehotels.com. Book in advance and reference the ANA Special Rate Identification #00803235.

Investigation of U.S. Traveler with Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB)
05/30/07
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with a number of international, state, and local partners on an investigation involving a U.S. citizen recently diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). XDR TB has been recently defined as a subtype of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) with additional resistance to the two most important second-line antibiotics (i.e., a fluoroquinolone and an injectable agent [amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin]) in addition to the two most important first-line drugs (i.e., isoniazid and rifampin).

CDC Health Advisory: May 29, 2007

CDC Press Conference Transcript - 5/29/07

More Information on Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB)

ACS Offers Grants for Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
05/30/07
The American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest not-for-profit funding source for cancer research and training, is pleased to invite applications from master's and doctoral students for support of graduate study. They are offering scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. Please note that the doctoral scholarship application annual deadline is October 15. The master’s scholarship's annual deadline is February 1. The Society offers several other research and training grants in addition to the ones described above. For a full description of all American Cancer Society grants, including applications, instructions, and policies, please consult their web site at: www.cancer.org/research.

ANA President is Participating in HHS Leadership Forum on Pandemic Influenza
05/29/07
President Patton was invited to participate in a five-week pandemic blog summit and leadership forum to help Americans become more prepared for pandemic influenza; hosted by Secretary Michael Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in June.

HHS is engaging national leaders across business, health care, faith-based and civic sectors in an effort to communicate the importance of individual preparedness for pandemic flu and the unique and important role employers, faith leaders, civic leaders and health care providers have in encouraging other people to prepare.

A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine. The disease spreads easily person-to-person, causes serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in very short time.

Two events will convene to highlight the importance of pandemic preparedness:

Pandemic Influenza Leadership Forum
The forum is a one-day conference to be held on June 13th in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together highly influential leaders from all dynamics to discuss how Americans can become more prepared for a possible influenza pandemic.

Pandemic Influenza Blog Summit
In order to prepare for this one-day conference, HHS is also hosting a blog summit open to the public on preparing for a pandemic. This five-week, online event, beginning on May 22 and ending on June 27, is part of an ongoing effort by the Department to help Americans become more prepared for a pandemic. The online summit provides the opportunity for open conversation with leaders in the health arena, many of whom will be attending the conference.

To help drive the conversation, a set of specific questions on ideas and plans for preparedness will be asked throughout the blog summit. Each week, the blog summit’s community manager will post a new set of questions and monitor the comments as well. To take part in the blog summit, please visit http://blog.pandemicflu.gov.

Learn more about pandemic influenza and how you can prepare for a potential breakout and plan for federal, state and local planning tips... http://pandemicflu.gov/index.html

2007 Nurses Week Celebrations
05/25/07
ANA President Rebecca Patton, attended National Nurses Week presentations which included the annual "Nurses Make a Difference Banquet", the Champagne Reception and the ONA District III NNW presentation. Among those attending were Ohio State Senator Jason Wilson, Ohio State Representative, Linda Bolon and Ohio State Legislator Joy Donathan and ONA President Bard Nash and Gingy Harshey-Meade, ONA CEO.

Final Days for Nursing Schools to Receive Special on ANA's Foundation of Nursing Package
05/25/07
Final days for nursing schools to take advantage of the free shipping and 20% discount on ANA's Foundation of Nursing package. Now through May 31, 2007, nursesbooks.org, the publishing program of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is offering free shipping and 20% off to schools ordering 15 or more Foundation of Nursing packages. This package is currently being used as supplemental texts in hundreds of undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs and hospital programs.

The ANA Foundation of Nursing package contains the newly revised Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), ANA's Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements (2002) and the newly revised Nursing's Social Policy Statement (2003). Together, these three books define contemporary nursing practice and every student should have them before they graduate and begin professional practice.

Orders must be faxed or mailed using free shipping order form or regular shipping rates and list price will apply. Download form: nursesbooks.org

If you have any questions, or have not reviewed this outstanding package and would like to request a complimentary review package, please send email to francine.bennett@ana.org.

ANA Announces the Establishment of the Luther Christman Award
05/24/07
ANA acknowledges the valuable role of men in nursing with the establishment of the Luther Christman Award. The Luther Christman award recognizes the significant contribution an individual man has made to the nursing profession. It is named in honor of Dr. Luther Christman and his outstanding service to advancing the nursing profession. Read Press Release... [pdf]

Call for Nominations for the ANA National Awards Program
05/24/07
The ANA Committee on Honorary Awards is accepting nominations for the ANA National Awards Program, which recognizes nurses who have made significant contributions to the profession of nursing. ANA will bestow 14 national awards on the recipients at a ceremony at the 2008 House of Delegates in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for receipt of all completed nominee packets by the ANA Committee on Honorary Awards is September 14, 2007.

The award descriptions, criteria and forms are available on Nursingworld.

Artwork for Upcoming Book on Nursing
05/24/07
M. Patricia Donahue, an ANA member, is working on the third edition of Nursing: The Finest Art; An Illustrated History that depicts nursing history through the ages. This book will incorporate various forms of art to depict the particular shifts and changes in the roles and functions of the nurse. There will be a chapter in the book dedicated to “global nursing” and artwork from as many countries as possible will be featured throughout the book.

If you are aware of artwork that represents the nursing profession care in your country, please send the following information about each piece of artwork:

  • title of the piece
  • name of the artist
  • address of where to obtain permission to use the artwork
  • if possible, a picture of the artwork.

The deadline for all information to be sent it August 1, 2007. Please contact, M. Patricia Donahue at: 1445 Waterford Drive, Golden Valley, MN. 55422. USA. She can also be reached by phone at (763) 951-2942 or by e-mail: mary-donahue@uiowa.edu.

Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments
05/23/07
The “Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments” conference is scheduled for August 5-7, 2007 in Chicago, IL. This conference will give you a better understanding of the immigration process and the strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team. This results in better patient outcomes and optimal performance by the facility. Featured speakers include Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN and Lawrence J. Needle, JD.

The Pink Book - 10th Edition Released
05/22/07
"Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" (The Pink Book), the 10th Edition has just been released. The Pink Book is developed and published by the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All chapters have been updated and the 10th edition includes new information on several vaccines--rotavirus, human papillomavirus, and zoster (shingles).

To order today, please go online to www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/default.htm.

NACNS 2008 Annual Conference - Call for Abstracts
05/21/07
2008 Annual Conference: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence - March 5-8, 2008.

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) call for abstracts deadline is June 30, 2007. Student Poster abstracts deadline: December 3, 2007.

Submit abstract for either concurrent or poster presentations at: www.NACNS.org.

ANA Hosting Major Policy Conference
05/18/07
Nursing Care in Life, Death and Disaster 
Still time to register for a conference that can make a difference...

Are you Prepared?

Not only will you have the chance to provide input into a policy that will guide your practice in the future, you will gain the knowledge that you need to manage and work in a disaster situation. Each day of the conference includes breakout sessions that are designed to help you be prepared for disasters and help you care for individuals affected by a disaster (including yourself!). A few examples include:

  • Incident Command System and its application to local and institutional levels
  • The federal response to emergencies – National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the role of federal agencies
  • Caring for and working with people with disabilities
  • Caring for and working with the responder and yourself
Attendees will include nurse managers, staff nurses, policy and government officials at all levels and other health care professionals. Attendance is limited so register today.

In partnership with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing.

Free Shipping and 20% Discount on ANA's Foundation of Nursing Package for Nursing Schools
05/17/07
Now through May 31, 2007, nursesbooks.org, the publishing program of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is offering free shipping and 20% off to schools ordering 15 or more Foundation of Nursing packages. This package is currently being used as supplemental texts in hundreds of undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs and hospital programs.

The ANA Foundation of Nursing package contains the newly revised Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), ANA's Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements (2002) and the newly revised Nursing's Social Policy Statement (2003). Together, these three books define contemporary nursing practice and every student should have them before they graduate and begin professional practice.

Orders must be faxed or mailed using free shipping order form or regular shipping rates and list price will apply. Download form: nursesbooks.org

If you have any questions, or have not reviewed this outstanding package and would like to request a complimentary review package, please send email to francine.bennett@ana.org.

Public Comment of Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice - May 18 deadline
05/16/07
The American Nurses Association (ANA) invites your comments on the draft "Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice" available. Please submit your responses electronically by the closing date of May 18, 2007. This document expands upon earlier work within Nursing Informatics (NI), building upon historical knowledge (ANA, 1994, 1995, 2001) and including new, state-of-the-science material for the specialty. Because of the rapid changes in related sciences, NI roles, and thinking within informatics, a new document was needed.

ANA Releases Revised Scope and Standards for Nurses in Psychiatric–Mental Health Practice
05/15/07
Psychiatric-Mental Health: Scope and Standards of Practice, the latest addition to ANA’s library of nursing specialty publications, reflects the immense changes in mental health care since the last edition in 2000. Again co-published with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, the book details nursing’s leading edge in a critical healthcare arena.

Read More or Go To nursesbooks.org

An International Nurses Day Message
05/14/07
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. "Positive practice environments: Quality workplaces = quality patient care" is this year's theme for International Nurses Day.

Message from Hiroko Minami, President, International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Celebrate International Nurses Day - 12 May
05/11/07
International Nursing DayInternational Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. "Positive practice environments: Quality workplaces = quality patient care" is this year's theme for International Nurses Day. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) Kit. The IND kit 2007, contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere. More...






ANA to Host Major Policy Conference “Nursing Care in Life, Death and Disaster”

05/10/07
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is hosting a major policy conference, Nursing Care in Life, Death and Disaster on June 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia where experts in nursing, medicine, public health and disaster preparedness will discuss issues related to the standards of care provided during a major disaster. One of the goals of the conference is to develop guidance dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of care during a crisis.

Read Press Release

New DVD Will Help Train Health Care Workers To Provide Respiratory Care During Disasters
05/09/07
The Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a DVD, titled "Cross Training Respiratory Extenders for Medical Emergencies (Project XTREME)," that trains health professionals who are not respiratory-care specialists to provide respiratory care during disasters. Among the possible emergencies when such auxiliary clinical help may be necessary are an influenza pandemic, a bioterrorist attack involving anthrax or other agents, or an outbreak of severe acute respiratory illnesses. Principal target groups for the training are physicians, physician assistants, and nurses.

"The DVD is not intended to train health care professionals to become respiratory therapists, but to expand our respiratory care capacity in the event of a major public health emergency," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "I hope the DVD will get widespread use to ensure that we have adequate medical resources if confronted by a bioterrorist attack or other large-scale public health emergency."

A free, single copy of the DVD and a CD-ROM with the report may be ordered by calling 1-800-358-9295 or by sending an E-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov.

More...

Honor Nurse Leaders for National Nurses Week - May 11 Deadline
05/09/07
As nurses and the communities they serve pay tribute to the profession during National Nurses Week (May 6-12), The American Nurses Association is asking nurses to show their support and appreciation for ANA’s leadership by nominating them for a spot in Modern Healthcare's 6th Annual "100 Most Powerful People" in Healthcare recognition program.

Nominate the nurse leaders of your choice for a notable spot. Submit your nomination now at www.modernhealthcare.com. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 11, 2007. Read Press Release...

Kentucky Nurses Seeking Executive Director
05/08/07
The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) is the professional association of Registered Nurses throughout the state of Kentucky and is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. KNA is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). The ED functions as the spokesperson for the association and for nurses across the state, as well as serves as a liaison to the American Nurses Association and to state government agencies.

Nurse's Week Special on Continuing Education Modules
05/07/07
ANA members receive FREE CE on selected modules and non-members receive 50% off from Sunday May 6 through Sunday, May 13, 2007 (an extra day for Mother's Day). Make sure you register and complete your evaluation before the prices go back up on Monday May 14th.

Go to the CE Catalog http://nursingworld.org/ce/cecatalog.cfm

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
05/04/07
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) is an educational campaign designed to help communities recognize that the effects of unintended teen pregnancy and early childbearing are far-reaching. The campaign mobilizes communities to help young people develop responsible, positive behaviors and attitudes regarding sexuality. For more information, visit www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/ntppm.htm.

ANA Advocates for Daily Availability of School Nurses for Nation's Children
05/03/07
The American Nurses Association (ANA) recommends the assignment and daily availability of school nurses in educational settings to address the safety and health care needs of the nation’s children. Students’ health and health needs must be addressed in schools to achieve optimum learning, and registered nurses, at a ratio of one for every 750 students, are essential in promoting health, preventing injury, and providing direct health care services to school students to achieve a safe and healthy learning environment. More...

New Online CE from American Nurse Today
05/03/07
Recognizing Ventricular Arrhythmias and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death is the CE article in the May issue of ANA’s journal, American Nurse Today. Sudden cardiac death kills 350,000 to 400,000 Americans a year accounting for half of all deaths from coronary artery disease (CAD), the leading cause of death in the United States. Frequently, a dangerous arrhythmia, such as ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF), precedes sudden cardiac death. In fact, VT precedes sudden cardiac death in more than 70% of patients. If you can detect VT and VF early on and provide prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, your chances of preventing sudden cardiac death are good.

Read the article and take the post-test to learn how to identify and manage the patient with ventricular arrhythmia.

ANA Celebrates National Nurses Week with Congressional Briefing on Safe Patient Handling
05/02/07
In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Congressional Nursing Caucus and the American Nurses Association (ANA) will sponsor a luncheon briefing on Tuesday, May 8th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rayburn House Office Building, B-339/340, to highlight the importance of safe patient handling to congressional health staff.

Press Release

ANCC Magnet Designation - April 2007
05/01/07
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition within nursing of professional nursing practice. These are the facilities that received Magnet Designation in April 2007:

  • Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ (Magnet since 1998)
  • Hudson Valley Memorial Hospital, Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
More on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

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