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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 12-Feb-2020
 

Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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Adults Benefit Most From a Standardized Malnutrition Screening Tool

Using one standardized screening tool to identify adults who may have malnutrition (undernutrition) increases the likelihood of an accurate diagnosis and timely treatment, according to a position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


State Legislators Push Forward Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses

At an unprecedented pace, state legislators are voting in favor of lifting restrictions that would enable advanced practice nurses and other nonphysician providers to practice at the full extent of their education and expertise.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Targeted Rounding Helps Bring CAUTI Rate to Zero

Daily targeted rounds and real-time training helped Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia achieve a rate of zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections and sustain it for more than a year, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, February 2020

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U.S. birth weights drop due to rise in cesarean births, inductions

U.S. birth weights have fallen significantly in recent decades due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions which have shortened the average pregnancy by about a week, new research shows.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Demography, Jan.29, 2020


National Study Confirms Nurses at Higher Risk of Suicide than General Population

In the first national study of its size, researchers at UC San Diego have found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Results were published in the February edition of WORLDviews on Evidence Based-Nursing.

– University of California San Diego Health

WORLDviews on Evidence Based-Nursing


Study Examines Genetic Testing in Diverse Young Breast Cancer Patients over a Decade

Researchers examined racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing frequency and results among diverse breast cancer patients diagnosed at age 50 or younger from January 2007 to December 2017. They found that among 1,503 diverse young breast cance...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Cancer Education


COA Releases White Paper on Scholarly Work for Practice Doctorate Nurse Anesthesia Programs

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) approved its first guidance document on scholarly projects for nurse anesthesia programs offering practice doctoral degrees.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Study Finds Association Between Patient Therapy Time, Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery

Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient’s length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day

– George Washington University

JAMA Network Open, Jan-2020


A Brain Link to STI/HIV Sexual Risk: Young women with Low Condom Use During Sex Find Visual Sexual Cues Less Pleasant and Less Evocative

Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know very little about brain f...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience


Burden of health care costs greatest among low-income Americans

Higher income American households pay the most to finance the nation's health care system, but the burden of payments as a share of income is greatest among households with the lowest incomes, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

– RAND Corporation

Health Services Research


National CRNA Week: The House of Representatives Recognizes the Contributions of Nurse Anesthetists

In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 19-25, 2020), Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Sam Graves (R-MO) today introduced a bipartisan resolution on the House floor, “Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Have a Greater Role in National Response to Opioid Epidemic

As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in terms of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, according to the 32nd Annual L...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Nurse Practitioner


As Rural Hospital Closures Continue, CRNAs Offer a Safe, Affordable Solution

“Rural healthcare systems are fighting for their lives,” according to Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA and CEO of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). “Statistics remain grim.”

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Certified nurse-midwives lead collaborative care model as solution to obstetrician shortage

Fewer physicians are pursuing careers in obstetrics, in part because of the intense, round-the-clock demands of the job and a high burnout rate. An unusually large number of practicing obstetricians are expected to retire within the next decade, whic...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes


Announcements


José A. Bauermeister, PhD, Appointed Chair of Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health

José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing, will be the next Chair of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Department of Family and Community Health, effective July 1, 2020.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Penn Nursing Launches New Podcast

Amplify Nursing, the new podcast created and hosted by Penn Nursing’s Marion Leary, RN, MSN, Director of Innovation, and Angelarosa DiDonato, DNP, CRNA, features nurses who are leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Rounds With Leadership: A 2020 View of the Nursing Workforce

Rounds with Leadership, a forum for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.

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For the Third Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in NIH Funding

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) retains its top spot for research funding for the 2019 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing, with $11.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to create continuing education program for healthcare professionals in Arkansas

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas presented the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a $68,357 grant to support continuing education for healthcare professionals. The grant will allow UA Little Rock to launch and maintain a na...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Daron G. Ferris, MD, to Receive 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

Daron G. Ferris, MD, the Founder of CerviCusco, will receive the 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for his dedication to cervical cancer prevention among the indigenous women in Cusco, Peru. Ferris created CerviC...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

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UIC climbs to No. 3 in U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s online bachelor’s degree programs rose to the No. 3 spot in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and Penn Nursing is joining in on the celebration. We want to help the public – in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond – better understand the i...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks at the Top for Online Education

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is top-ranked for its online master’s nursing programs according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings. The school ranked No. 3 overall and No. 2 for its administration specialty.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


FAU’s Online Graduate Nursing Program Soars to No. 7 in 2020 ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s online master’s degree soared to No. 7 from the No. 23 spot in 2019, and is the top-ranked program for private and public institutions in Florida. FAU’s College of Business, College of Education an...

– Florida Atlantic University


Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings

Rush University College of Nursing rose to the No. 1 spot among 183 schools eligible for the graduate nursing programs category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs list released today. Distance learning plays a key role in he...

– Rush University Medical Center


CRNAs, Nurses Gain Double Accolades: One of the Best 25 Jobs, The Most Honest, Ethical Professionals 18 Years in a Row

CRNAs are ranked among the U.S. Top 25 Best Jobs on the most recent U.S. News & World Report listing, and, for 18 years in a row, nursing is identified as the most honest and ethical profession on the most recent annual Gallup poll.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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