NursesNOW Roundup July 2019
Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of the nursing industry? Check out this month’s top nursing news stories from around the globe.
In the News
ANA Enterprise Collaborates with Humana to Prioritize the Health of America’s Nurses
The ANA Enterprise (@ANANursingWorld) announces that leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (@Humana) has joined the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge as a sponsor committed to ANA Enterprise’s efforts to prioritize the health of America’s four million nurses.
The next #healthynurse challenge powered by support from @Humana puts mini habits into practice & can help you reach your goals. Starts Monday! Sign up at https://t.co/RKKDS7ZSBa #Wellness pic.twitter.com/rOoCximeSV
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) July 12, 2019
American Academy of Nursing Supports Congressional Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality
American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) President-Elect Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, spoke at the House of Representatives Black Maternal Health Caucus’s Stakeholder Summit on black maternal care along with other national policy and advocacy organizations.
ENA to Induct Eight Members into Academy of Emergency Nursing
The Emergency Nurses Association (@ENAorg) announced the Academy of Emergency Nursing will induct eight emergency nurses as the Class of 2019 Fellows this fall. They will be inducted during a ceremony and recognized in the Hall of Honor at Emergency Nursing 2019 in Austin, Texas, which will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
Hospitals Introduce Robot to Help Nurses
Fast Company (@FastCompany) reports nurses are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of jobs for nurses will grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than other jobs. The current shortage has left hospitals in a crunch—and a few hospitals in Texas recently turned to an unusual solution: a robot named Moxi.
Foundation of the NSNA Appoints New Treasurer to Board of Trustees
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (@NSNAInc) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Austin Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, to the position of Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.
— CMSGov (@CMSGov) July 15, 2019
Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Releases Toolkit on Safe Practices for Drug Allergies
A new ECRI Institute toolkit identifies safe technology practices to help reduce patient harm due to drug allergy interactions. Safe Practices for Drug Allergies: Using Clinical Decision Support and Health IT was developed by the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a national collaborative that includes the American Nursing Informatics Association (@ANIAinformatics.)
Nurse Practitioner Introduces ‘The Nurse Link’ – an Online Community For Nurses
Nurse Practitioner Julia Eze, founder of The Nurse Link, (@TheNurseLink) a mentorship network for students and nurses recently launched a digital version of their event-based platform.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri, had an impressive number of 36 pregnant nurses due to give birth this year. So far, twenty babies have been born.
OH, BABY! Our Intensive Care Nursery nurses spend their days & nights with little ones who need the most advanced care. And they’ve had a #baby boom of their own! Here are all of the babies born, and still on the way, in 2019. 36 BABIES! Congratulations to our #ICN family!! pic.twitter.com/N3cSv30f94
— Children’s Mercy (@ChildrensMercy) July 23, 2019
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Emerging Nurse Leader Institute
When: August 1 – August 3, 2019
Where: Sacramento, CA
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American Organization for Nursing Leadership (@tweetAONL) hosts The Emerging Nurse Leader Institute prepares staff nurses, charge nurses and nurse coordinators to be the leaders of tomorrow. Explore a variety of program outcomes including, the IOM future of nursing recommendations report, career planning to become a future nurse manager and understanding effective data usage.
AANA 2019 Annual Congress
When: Aug. 9-13
Who should attend: Nurse anesthetists
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The Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is designed to provide a variety of educational topics that will develop the knowledge and skills of CRNAs, allowing them to achieve maximum effectiveness in their roles as healthcare providers in diverse settings across the nation.
Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design
When: August 14 – 17, 2019
Where: Clemson University, Greenville, SC
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The mission of the conference is to disseminate new knowledge obtained through research related to the effect of healthcare design on patient (family), provider and organizational outcomes, identify best practices for nurse leadership in healthcare design, stimulate innovation in healthcare design, encourage inter-professional collaboration and engagement, identify opportunities for nurse, patient/family input into safety improvements in healthcare design, foster an inclusive platform for specialty design settings (global health, military health, integrative health, etc.) that expands and supports the role of nurse leaders in the design of specific specialty practices.