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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 10-Jun-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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COVID-19 in nursing homes: A tale of two pandemics

Epidemiological models of COVID-19 that are used to guide policies on social distancing measures should take into account the special dynamics of the coronavirus’s spread in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to researcher...

– Cornell University

Journal of the American Medical Association

Low Ratings of Workplace Safety Climate by Hospital Nurses Linked to Higher Risk of Injury

Compared to other groups of healthcare practitioners, nurses may have the poorest perceptions of workplace safety climate and the highest rates of injuries and sick time, suggests a single-hospital study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Health...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Healthcare Management

Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

• The SAMBA II diagnostic device cuts COVID-19 test result times from over 24 hours to just two hours. • First “real-world” study of SAMBA devices on hospital wards finds patient time on COVID ‘holding wards’ was almost halved. • ...

– University of Cambridge

MedRxiv preprint

Creating a Hospital Culture that Supports Evidence-Based Practice

A multifaceted initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego aligned organizational culture and infrastructure into an integrated system to support evidence-based nursing practice, providing a repeatable road map for other institutions aiming...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, June 2020

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

Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians

In “A Tribute to Frontline Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Annette Bourgault, editor of Critical Care Nurse, offers her personal and professional appreciation for the dedicated clinicians in acute and critical care.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, June 2020

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2020 at 06:00 ET

Robotic Cats Are ‘Purr-fect’ Companions for Seniors Isolated Due to COVID-19

Researchers provide the “purr-fect” solution to comfort and engage older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias (ADRD) during the pandemic – interactive robotic cats. Designed to respond to motion, touch and sound, these ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Shifting the Patterns That Contribute to Ethical Conflicts

A four-step process can help nurses and other healthcare professionals identify patterns behind ethical challenges and reveal new approaches to guide communication and decision-making, according to the ethics column in AACN Advanced Critical Care

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Advanced Critical Care, Spring 2020

Policy and Public Affairs

AANA Partners with 47 Nursing Organizations to Remove Practice Barriers in the VA

In a letter today, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) partnered with 47 national nursing organizations to request support for the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to permanently remove barriers and allow Certified Registered...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Nurse Practitioner Leaders Will Discuss COVID-19 and Current Trends in Clinical Practice at the NCNP Virtual Summit 2020

The National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NCNP) Virtual Summit 2020 will be held online June 19 and 20, featuring educational sessions relevant to advanced clinical practice and offering nurse practitioners the necessary tools to improve the o...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Honored as Bronze Stevie Award Winner in 2020 American Business Awards

Wolters Kluwer, Health was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Web Awards category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards® for the Care Without Judgement video series, an exploration of how three practicing nurses take on the cha...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives $4.3M Grant to Launch National Center to Improve Care for People with Disabilities

Through a $4.3 million grant, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will become a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities and their caregivers.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nurse Anesthetists Responding to COVID-19 in Rural America

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) stand at the ready as the threat of COVID-19 threatens the nation’s rural communities. CRNAs are the primary provider of anesthesia care in rural America. The AANA has partnered with the National Rura...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

UCLA establishes COVID-19 pandemic response training program

A team at UCLA is training thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation, and administration, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Expert Pitch

Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?

– University of Michigan





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