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Representatives Capps and Joyce Advancement of Legislation for Nursing Education Applauded

Recent legislation includes funding for nursing and other healthcare related programs nationwide.

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Title VIII Nursing Workforce, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, academic nursing, HR 2713, Improving Access to Maternity Care, Nursing Workforce, Nursing Workforce Development Programs, HR 1209, AACN, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

AACN Applauds Committee's Vote to Advance Legislation for Nursing Education and Practice

AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for taking up a series of public health bills, including approving the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both passed by a voice vote, which marks a monumental step in the legislative process toward becoming law.

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Critical Care, Transplantation, Clostridium Difficile, Clostridium difficile infection, fecal matter, University of Minnesota, Nursing, Transplant

Ancient Remedy Becomes Novel Approach to Treating Clostridium difficile Infection

An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care reviews the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection, clinical presentation of infection, diagnosis and various therapies including fecal microbiota transplant

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Laboratory Developed Procedures, senate hearing, Congressional Briefing, Precision Medicine, CLIA Regulations

Association for Molecular Pathology Appreciates Opportunity to Discuss with Congressional Leaders How Laboratory Developed Procedures Benefit Patient Care

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit organization serving molecular diagnostics professionals, recently participated in two events designed to help educate lawmakers and congressional staff about laboratory developed procedures (LDPs) and the vital role they play in precision medicine and patient care. Both the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Hearing and the Co-hosted Congressional Briefing provided bipartisan forums for AMP leaders to discuss how LDPs are currently designed, validated, regulated, and used in a variety of clinical settings.

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Wolters Kluwer Joins NSNA Alliance to Better Prepare Nursing Students for NCLEX

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a strategic alliance with the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (NSNA) that will leverage its trusted NCLEX® content, including Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint, to help nursing students better prepare for the exam. An adaptive learning solution developed based on authoritative research on learning, Lippincott PassPoint has helped nursing students achieve a 94.59% NCLEX passing average – significantly higher than the national average of 83.04% during the same year.

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Top Nursing Researcher to Create Center for Health Equity of Native American, Indigenous People

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John Lowe, a Cherokee Native American tribal member and one of only 20 Native American nurses in the United States who has a doctoral degree, is the new endowed McKenzie Professor in Health Disparities Research. At FSU, he will create the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE) — the first research center of its kind worldwide.

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A Talk with a Nurse Can Persuade Hospital Patients to Quit Smoking

New research shows that self-reported quit rates among hospital patients more than doubled when nurses and other staff were trained to coach patients on how to stop smoking and to make sure they got the help they needed to make it happen, whether that meant counseling, patches, gum or prescription medication.

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Feeding Tubes Require Initial and Ongoing Verification to Minimize Complications

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has updated its AACN Practice Alert, Initial and Ongoing Verification of Feeding Tube Placement in Adults. The AACN Practice Alert applies to blind insertions and placements with an electromagnetic device.

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Aspiration, Feeding Tube, Critical Care, Practice Guidelines, Evidence Based Practice, Nursing, ICU, Hospital

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Outlines Aspiration Prevention Practices for Tube-Fed ICU Patients

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has updated its AACN Practice Alert, Prevention of Aspiration in Adults. It offers a detailed checklist for aspiration prevention, including head-of-bed elevation, assessment of sedation levels and feeding-tube placement.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Research Reduces Violence Against Pregnant Women

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Results of a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing-led study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE).

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Media Alert: Anesthesia Experts to Meet 9/9-9/15 in Washington, D.C.; Available to Discuss VA Proposed Rule on Full Practice Authority for APRNs, Opioid Overuse, and Other Healthcare Topics

Interview opportunities for reporters covering key healthcare issues affecting military veteran and/or civilian patients, and the anesthesia/healthcare providers who care for them.

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Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, Richmond, Va., Virginia Commonwealth University

Charles A. Reese Receives AANA’s 42nd Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

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Charles A. Reese, PhD, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Richmond, Va., will receive the 42nd Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment during the 2016 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Provider Award, Florida Technological University, Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, Valencia Community College, Duke University Medical Center

Randolf Harvey Receives AANA’s 31st Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award

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Randolf Harvey, BS, CRNA, receives the 31st Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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treasurer announcement, Springfield, IL, American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists, Northern Illinois University, Bradley University, Southern Illinoiis University, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Randall Moore Elected Treasurer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Randall D. Moore II, DNP, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and resident of Springfield, Ill., takes office as the 2016-17 treasurer of the 50,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) during the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award, Royal Oak, Michigan, Oakland University, Beaumont Health, Type I Diabetes, Insulin Glargine, AANA Foundation

Tamra Dukatz Receives AANA Foundation 2016 John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award

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Tamra Dukatz, MSN, CRNA, is presented with the 2016 John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award during the Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, held September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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Kathryn Jansky Elected Vice President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Kathryn Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA, LTC(ret), a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and resident of Lone Tree, Colo., takes office as the 2016-17 vice president of the 50,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), during the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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Bruce Weiner Chosen President-Elect of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Bruce Weiner, MS, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and resident of Tampa, Fla., takes office as the 2016-17 president-elect of the 50,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), during the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, Naples, FL, Mayo Foundation for Research & Education, University Of Iowa, Doctor Of Nursing Practice

Edward S. Thompson Receives AANA’s 37th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award

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Edward S. Thompson, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Naples, Fla., will receive the 37th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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Janice Drake Humanitarian Award, AANA Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Health Volunteers Overseas, Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Laos, Luang Prabang

Richard Henker Honored with AANA Foundation’s 2016 Janice Drake Humanitarian Award

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Richard Henker, PhD, CRNA, RN, FAAN, is honored with the AANA Foundation 2016 Janice Drake Humanitarian Award during the Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), held September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year Award, AANA Foundation

John “Jack” Hitchens Receives the 2016 AANA Foundation Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year Award

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John “Jack” Hitchens, BA, CRNA, is honored with the 2016 AANA Foundation Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, held September 9-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.







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