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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 08-Apr-2020
 

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

Brought to you by Newswise in collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), a professional association representing nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide.

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FAU Finds Simple Solution to Make Thousands of Face Shields for Baptist Health South Florida

A disposable face shield developed by FAU only requires clear polyester plastic, elastic fabric bands, and a laser cutter. Unlike 3D printed solutions, this process is simple and quick. FAU re-tooled their facilities to leverage the opportunity to ma...

– Florida Atlantic University


Six Self-Care Strategies to Combat Clinician Burnout

A study published in Critical Care Nurse identifies six self-care strategies to combat clinician burnout. Based on interviews conducted in 2017 and 2018, the research may offer guidance for healthcare teams responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, April 2020


Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs

Data show that the number of people with clinically complex health and social needs is growing. Programs designed to support these adults have fallen short and the healthcare system is becoming overtaxed by these “super-utilizers”.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

JAMA Health Forum


Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow. This week’s edition of Amplify Nursing features Elise Tarbi and Brianna Morgan, who are both board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners with advanced certifications in Hospice...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Standardized Screening First Step to Early Identification of Delirium

An initiative at Covenant Medical Center in west Texas changed clinical practice, resulted in a more judicious use of high-risk medications, and improved the quality of care for patients at risk for delirium.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, April 2020

Embargo expired on 02-Apr-2020 at 06:00 ET


Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known indicator and contribu...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Network Open


Researchers work on early warning system for COVID-19

To better understand early signs of coronavirus and the virus' spread, physicians around the country and data scientists at UC San Diego are working together to use a wearable device to monitor more than 12,000 people, including thousands of healthca...

– University of California San Diego


OADN and AACN Collaborate to Offer Free COVID-19 Response

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that will offer free webinars focused on academic nursing’s response to COVID-19 to nursing ...

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Creates Custom COVID-19 Online Course

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has created an online course that specifically addresses the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19. The course is available to all nurses, at no charge, to provide vital resources during this ch...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS, and Ventilator Resources


Nurse Practitioner Clinical Settings Key to Delivery of Patient-Centered Care

It’s long been understood that care that respects and integrates the wants, needs, and preferences of patients results in higher ratings of satisfaction and improved health outcomes. Yet, several barriers still often impede the delivery of patient-...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal for Nurse Practitioners


AANA Updates COVID-19 Resources for Anesthesia Professions

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds, healthcare professionals such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are facing an unprecedented, ever-evolving crisis.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Breastfeeding Guide Aims to Help Docs Ease Moms Through Tough 1st Week

A new guide seeks to ensure healthcare providers are ready to help new mothers with the challenging first week of breastfeeding – and to address gaps in knowledge and support created in previous decades when breastfeeding was far less common.

– University of Virginia Health System

Pediatrics


Certified Nurses Continue to Inspire, Be Inspired

Certified Nurses Day will be celebrated Thursday, March 19. Currently, more than 120,000 acute and critical care nurses hold AACN Certification Corporation credentials, such as CCRN and PCCN.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


Learning Empathy as a Care Giver Takes More Than Experience

Research among nursing students shows that past experience living in poverty or volunteering in impoverished communities, does not sufficiently build empathy towards patients who experience poverty.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Nursing Education


Patient Safety Awareness Week: CRNAs Set the Standard for Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care

In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2020), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) want patients to know that nurse anesthetists are not only patient safety practitioners, they are patient safety experts. CRNAs plan and imp...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 07-Mar-2020 at 00:05 ET


Policy and Public Affairs


Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) deems a critica...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AANA Issues Statement on the Use of Self-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment

The AANA has issued the following position statement to support healthcare workers on the use of self-supplied personal protective equipment (PPE).

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AANA, ASA and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

As anesthesia professionals are at an increased risk of exposure in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the AANA, the ASA, and APSF issued a joint statement today on the best use of personal protective equipment during the pandemic.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


ASA, APSF and AANA Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

As anesthesia professionals are at an increased risk of exposure in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and American Association of Nurse Anesthetis...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Announcements


Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Workers, Economic Actions by U.S. Government

As the COVID crisis continues to test the capacity of the healthcare system, what interventions are necessary to turn the tide of new infections, will the relief package have an impact, and how will a prolonged shutdown affect our economy?

– Newswise


University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at C...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition UPDATE: COVID-19

COVID-19 is sweeping across the country with the number of cases rising dramatically. It’s been two weeks since Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannusci...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Amplify Nursing


AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

The AANA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to meet the needs of our nation’s veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


200 New Doctors, Advanced Practice Nurses to Join Military Medical Ranks Early

More than 200 military medical students and graduate nursing students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will be graduating early to support their colleagues in the U.S. military health system amid the global coronavi...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response

The chief executive officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, met with members of the Trump Administration March 18 to convey the top priorities of nurses and other healthcare providers.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is Ranked the No. 1 Nursing Master’s Program in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is the No. 1 accredited master’s nursing program in the country, according to 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is ranked No. 3 for its Doctor of Nursing Practice ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Three UTHealth nursing programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report

Three programs at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) made the 2021 list of Best Graduate Schools published today by U.S. News & World Report.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


FAU Programs Make U.S. News & World Report Lists for 2021 ‘Best Graduate Programs’

More than one dozen Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs” for 2021.

– Florida Atlantic University


Jennifer Grenier, Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Receives AONL Early Careerist Award

Jennifer Grenier, Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, receives AONL Early Careerist Award

– Loyola Medicine


Peggy Compton, PhD, Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Penn Nursing’s Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, the van Ameringen Chair in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for h...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Higher Education Events


Uniformed Services University to hold Virtual Graduation for new Military Docs, Advanced Practice Nurses

WIth all of the physical distancing and other restrictions currently in place, the Uniformed Services University will now be holding a virtual commencement ceremony on Wednesday, April 1. Medical students and advanced practice nursing students from t...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Expert Pitch


Nurses need protective equipment, but supplies are dwindling worldwide

– West Virginia University


COVID-19 Expert Panel Live Event Series - Media Invited to Attend and Submit Questions, 2 PM EDT Monday March 16

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 16-Mar-2020 at 14:00 ET


COVID-19: How to care for dry hands after washing them so much

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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