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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 13-May-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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200 years after Florence Nightingale’s birth, nurses are on the front line, battling a silent killer

It seems fitting that on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth (12 May), nurses are being celebrated the world over for their bravery, kindness, skills and sacrifice.

– University of South Australia


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Dearworld.org Partner on #DearNurses Photo Docuseries

For its latest portrait collection, “#DearNurses,” DearWorld.org is partnering with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to capture portraits and letters of 40 front-line critical care nurses working in COVID-19 units across south Lou...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


Nutrition Researchers Say There is Nothing to Eat to Protect Against Covid-19

Global ILSI organized a science webinar with experts from the U.K. on nutrition and immunity.

– International Life Sciences Institute North America


Parkinson’s Disease: Exploring Motives for Long-Term Adherence to a Group Exercise Program

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation Nursing: May/June 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 131-139 doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000187


Ultraviolet Light Exposes Contagion Spread from Improper PPE Use

Despite PPE use, reports show that many health care workers contracted COVID-19. A novel training technique reinforces the importance of using proper procedures to put on and take off PPE when caring for patients during the pandemic. Researchers vivi...

– Florida Atlantic University

Medical Education


Video Diary: On the COVID-19 Front Lines With Nurses During Nurses Week

When Marlon Bustamante, RN, meets a COVID-19 patient in Cedars-Sinai's Emergency Department, he doesn't know how long their illness will last or what path it may take. In this downloadable video diary, he and ICU Nurse, Melissa Rue, RN, share their p...

– Cedars-Sinai


School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic

A research project led by IUPUI aims to assist teachers and other school personnel who experience "secondary traumas" from working with vulnerable populations, especially in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Indiana University

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program award


Simulation-based Training Helps Providers Prepare forProne Position Ventilation for Patients With ARDS

An interprofessional simulation-based educational program helped Mount Sinai Hospital train nearly 90% of its medical ICU staff to care for patients in prone position, as part of its 2018 implementation of a new protocol related to prone position ven...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

American Journal of Critical Care, May 2020

Embargo expired on 04-May-2020 at 07:00 ET


Implementation of an Evidence-Based, Nurse-Driven Sepsis Protocol to Reduce Acute Care Transfer Readmissions in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Setting

The aim of this study was to determine if implementing an evidence-based, nurse-driven sepsis protocol would reduce acute care transfer (ACT) readmissions from an inpatient rehabilitation facility compared to nonprotocolized or usual standard of care...

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation Nursing, March/April 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 2 - p 57-70


FAU Nurses Provide PPE for Homeless, Low Income Individuals During Pandemic

A team of FAU nurses is addressing the dire needs of a low income neighborhood in West Palm Beach by spearheading programs to provide lifesaving PPE such as face masks for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. People living in poverty as well a...

– Florida Atlantic University


Hazardous Drug Spills Put Cancer Nurses at Risk

While lifesaving to cancer patients, chemotherapy drugs can be hazardous for the health care workers who handle them, especially during a spill. Inconsistent use of personal protective equipment when cleaning up a spill and problems with closed-sy...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing


Caring for West Virginia’s aging populations

With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Nursing Research Informs Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursin...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Research in Nursing & Health


Donation Aids Nursing Transition to Virtual Clinical Simulation

With the help of generous funding from the Sheldon F. Reese Foundation, Augustana has added a virtual clinical simulation software package to support the nursing program clinical experiences through the end of the semester and into the summer.

– Augustana University, South Dakota


Nursing Homes Prepared for Pandemics, but COVID-19 Reveals Gaps

New data suggests that Michigan nursing homes that responded to a survey were far better prepared for this pandemic than they were for the last one. The study includes responses from 130 nursing homes to a survey performed during the week the state a...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 10.1111/jgs.16490


Parkdale Center and AANA Launch Free Virtual Support for Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Committed to supporting healthcare professionals serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parkdale Center and American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have launched the free “Support The Front” program to service healthcar...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Breastfeeding Benefits During COVID-19

While the current coronavirus pandemic continues to affect all people, families will still give birth and bring new life into the world. During the COVID-19 crisis, breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to infants is recommended by national a...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing


Hospital patients can do their part in COVID-19 fight

A clinical researcher, who has studied the lack of hygiene practices among hospital patients, is urging not just hospitals—but those who end up there—to do more to fight against the novel coronavirus, which had infected more than 2 million people...

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– Case Western Reserve University


Tips for Homebound Caregivers Coping with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing provide several coping and care strategies for caregivers to help sustain their health as well as the health of those in their care during the quarantine associated with COVID-19.

– Florida Atlantic University


University of Vermont Among First to Offer Early Graduation to Nursing Students to Help During Pandemic

The University of Vermont has given nursing students the option of early graduation so they can enter the nursing workforce and provide support to overstressed healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Vermont


OADN Applauds State Of The World’s Nursing 2020: Investing In Education, Jobs And Leadership Report

OADN applauds the recommendations of the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership report.

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership Report


Policy and Public Affairs


AANA Leaders Prove Now is the Time for Evidence-Based Policy in the VA, not Politics

AANA President Kate Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA LTC (ret), and AANA CEO Randall D. Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA—both veterans—addressed a series of “misleading” and “inflammatory” assertions made by the American Society of Anesthesiologists thi...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AANA Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Call for Hazard Pay for Front-Line Healthcare Workers

Monday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to provide pay bonuses to frontline healthcare workers. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds this action and encourages Congress to compensate frontline heal...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AANA Urges Congress to Provide Front-Line Healthcare Workers Proper Compensation During Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the physical and emotional well-being of front-line healthcare workers, many also are facing a financial burden and strain on their personal lives.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Twelve U.S. Governors Issue Executive Orders to Remove Physician Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists

To date, 12 state governors have issued executive orders to suspend restrictions on full scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) supports these positive actions to e...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Joint Statement: A Call to Action for America to Fight COVID-19

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, with other healthcare organizations, has released a statement calling upon the government, private sector and all other Americans to “uphold their moral obligation by joining us in fighting the batt...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


Announcements


SONSIEL, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DevUP Present COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon

Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, the Society of Nurse Scientists Innovators Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL), and DevUP announce the first Nurse Hack for Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon, occurring online May 15-17, 2020. The virtual hackathon is a...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing Supports Students Impacted by COVID-19 in All 50 States

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the first 51 students to receive scholarship support through the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. L...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Launches Free COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis Course

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice, has developed a free COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis course, available to join now on leading social learning platform, Fut...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Robbins Family Awards Honor Exemplary Service In Nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and The Robbins Family Foundation recognize seven distinguished nursing staff members for their exemplary service. Each member of this select group is being honored wi...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Foundation for Academic Nursing Announces AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed to spark innovation and excellence in academic nursing. The AACN F...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


ARN Board Member Maureen Musto Selected for Development Group Working on the World Health Organization “Rehabilitation 2030” Initiative

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is proud to announce that ARN Board Member Maureen Musto, MS RN APRN-CNS ACNS-BC CRRN, has been selected to serve on the Development Group for Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s Disease working on devel...

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


Nurse Experts Discuss Caring for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 in Free Webcast on May 7

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins


Miyamoto to be 2020 Penn Nursing Commencement Speaker

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Nursing, will be the 2020 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony, which will be virtual due to the coronavirus, will take place on Monday, May 18th at 3pm. D...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


AANA Partners with 24 Organizations to Ensure Access to Quality Patient Care

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has partnered with 24 national organizations to request HHS Secretary Alex Azar support key provisions of the U.S. president’s executive order #13890, which provides a path to the permanent remo...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AANA Joins Nursing Organizations to Thank and Encourage Governors in Removing Regulatory Barriers

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is one of seven organizations to endorse a statement on the pivotal role advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are playing in the care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Mount Sinai Launches Personalized Online Learning Platform for Nurses on the Front Line of COVID-19 Fight

Project Florence enhances skills of nurses serving critically ill patients; curriculum is free to hospitals worldwide

– Mount Sinai Health System


Penn Nursing Offering New Telehealth Online Course Free to All Healthcare Providers

During these times of uncertainty, we’re all having to change what we do and how we do it—including health care providers who have had to swiftly migrate to telehealth to offer care that doesn’t require patients to travel and visit crowded faci...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


OADN and CastleBranch Partner to Assist Students with Returning to Clinical Rotations

OADN and CastleBranch Partner to Assist Students with Returning to Clinical Rotations

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


AACN Partners with CastleBranch to Fight Back Against COVID-19

CastleBranch has launched a new digital solution, CB COVID-19 Compliance, to enable AACN members to screen students for a fever – a common COVID-19 symptom, collect information on a student's travel and exposure to COVID-19, and provide educational...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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


Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has found innovative ways to allow their nursing pre-specialty students continue with their clinical education while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Vanderbilt University


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Ohio State Experts Offer Tips For Healthy Transition To Post-COVID-19 Workplace

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


“Mental Disorders Could Become Second Pandemic” Says Trauma Expert

– UCLA School of Nursing


Rutgers Expert Available to Comment on Coronavirus Toll in Nursing Homes

– Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University


People flocking to rural areas during COVID-19 pandemic may stretch limited health resources beyond their limit

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

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