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NPR Safe Handling Series

As a strong advocate for safe workplaces for registered nurses, ANA Massachusetts has been tuned in intently to the
National Public Radio series on nursing injuries. Our parent organization, ANA, assisted NPR by providing background information and coordinating interviews for the four-part series, which kicked off this week and continues every Wednesday in February.
We encourage ANA Massachusetts members to educate themselves about the risks associated with lifting and moving patients, to share information on ways to prevent injuries on the job; and to advocate for a safe workplace for all nurses and health care workers.  Please click here for resources on safe patient handling.

ANA Massachusetts Elections:  Voting On-line or Paper Ballot - NOW OPEN
The deadline for voting is April 1, 2015
Please click here to see the candidate statements. 
To go to on-line voting, click here.

 


 

2015 ANA Massachusetts Awards Dinner and Spring Conference
 
    
Registration Deadline April 3rd - Don't Miss Out!


Awards Dinner Flyer, click here.
Conference Flyer, click here.
Convention Brochure, click here.
Register Now, click here.
 

 Dedham Hotel Group Room Block Rate -  Deadline March 19, 2015
Group Code:  ANAM or American Nurses Association Massachusetts.
Front Desk at 781-329-7900 or Central Reservations at 800-754-8052
 

Living Legends in Nursing and Annual Awards Banquet, 
Friday, April 10, 2015 
Annual Business Meeting, Friday, April 10, 2015 
Annual Spring Conference , Saturday, April 11. 2015

The Courage to Care in the Face of Infectious Disease


   Morning Keynote
   Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

   President, American Nurses Association


    Featured Speaker
    Cheryl Bartlett, RN, BA

    Executive Director, Cape Cod Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative and Public Health, Cape Cod Health Care, Former MA Public Health Commissioner

Join Us for a Networking/Cocktail Reception Saturday, April 11th
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ANA Massachusetts Members Free
Non Members $10.00
networking ~ socializing with colleagues
Cash bar and light appetizers

Dedham Hilton Hotel • Dedham, MA 

Call for Posters, click here.
Awards Dinner Sponsorship and Ad Opportunities, click here.
Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities, click here.


  

2015 Annual Spring Symposium - Continuing Nursing Education:  Boot Camp

Friday, May 1, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Symposium Flyer, click here.
Registration, click here.

Wellesley Gateway Building, Wellesley, MA 
$199 includes lunch
Early Bird Registration Fee of $179 before March 15th


Celebrate National Nurses Day at Fenway Park with American Nurses Association Massachusetts!
Register Now,
click here.
Limited Quantity


Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
7:10 p.m. (game time)
Red-Sox Tickets: $25 each
 First come, first served, so place your ticket order today!!
Be sure to join us at the pre-game Networking event from 
5:00 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m. at the Cask & Flagon

Networking Event: $25, ANA Massachusetts member rate
$35 non-member rate
$15 student rate
Invite your friends, family and colleagues for ANA Massachusetts Night at Fenway Park
Stop by the registration table at the pre-game event to pick up your tickets or other arrangements will be made.

 


 

 

Voices of Safe Staffing - Nurses Know What Patients Need!

 

While a new law that mandates acuity-based staffing levels in the ICU is implemented by the Department of Public Health, the subject of safe staffing continues to be a hot topic for nurses across the Commonwealth.  Nurses across the state are sharing their experiences and demanding staffing that ensures the safety of patients and nurses.
As the professional organization that represents nurses across the Commonwealth, independent of role, education, or union affiliation, we want you to know that we are advocating on behalf of you!  The following resources are designed to provide you with more information about the issue of safe staffing and the implementation of the new law:

 

  • Please click here. to read the testimony that our organization recently provided on this subject to the state’s Health Policy Commission.

  • Please click here to view video excerpts of ANA Massachusetts leaders and members speaking about the topic of safe staffing.
                                                                                                            

  • Please click here to go to the ANA Safe Staffing Saves Lives website for additional information.

     

As the state affiliate of the American Nurses Association, the oldest professional nursing organization, ANA MA ensures that the voice of nurses is heard across the Commonwealth and across the nation.
ANA Massachusetts strives to help registered nurses across the Commonwealth stay up to date on the major issues that affect their practice.  We are here to serve you.  aRe you iN?
Please share with us your thoughts on this important topic at info@anamass.org
More safe staffing information, click here.


 

Public Ranks Nurses as Most Honest, Ethical Profession for 13th Straight Year

High Ranking in Gallup Poll Coincides with ANA’s Year of Ethics

As the American Nurses Association (ANA) embarks on a yearlong campaign to highlight the importance of nursing ethics and their impact on patients and health care quality, the annual Gallup survey on trust in professions shows the public continues to rate nursing as the most honest and ethical. (Press Release Here)


 

Registration Open:
Massachusetts Student Nurses Association 2015 Career Forum
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Forum Flyer, click here.

Massachusetts Health Council's 5th Women's Health Forum Getting Healthy, staying Healthy:  Knowledge is Everything
April 16, 2015 ,  Westin Copley Place, Boston
MHC Women's Health Conference Registration 04/16/15
Forum Flyer, click here.

Save the Date

Provider Symposium Western Workshop
Friday, November 6, 2015
Baystate Health Conference Center, Holyoke, MA


 

News and Updates

ANA Responds to President’s 2016 Budget Proposal (click here)

 

Nurses Working Rotating Night Shifts May Face Health Risks, Medical Researchers Say (1/20/2015)

"We see nothing wrong with a power nap at work." - BNA Bloomberg (click here) 

Nurse Fatigue’s Dangers Targeted by New Policy

"If a nurse is fatigued, it is possible that a mistake could be made or someone could forget to pass along an important fact.” (1/23/2015) – Louisville Courier Journal (click here)

 

 

Hospitals Work to Prevent Nurse Fatigue (1/26/2015)

-Fierce Healthcare (click here)


Nurses Association Urges Limiting Work Hours to Combat Fatigue (1/26/2015)
-Associations Now (click here)


 

 CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications

As a follow-up to HAN 00374 (Dec. 3, 2014), CDC is providing 1) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations, 2) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season, and 3) background information for patients regarding anti-influenza treatment. (click here)


Ebola News: 

The MA Department of Public Health’s Health Care Workforce Center is pleased to announce the posting of the Health Professions Data Series: Licensed Practical Nurse 2013 report.

The Massachusetts Health Professions Data Series: Licensed Practical Nurse 2013 is the newest report in the Health Profession’s data series from the Health Care Workforce Center. This update on licensed practical nurses in Massachusetts provides information on licensed practical nurses (LPN) including demographics, education and training, employment characteristics, geographic distribution, and future plans. (click here)

A Call for Nursing Research Grant Reviewers from The American Nurses Foundation

The American Nurses Foundation is seeking grant reviewers for the 2015 cycle.  The Application Process is easy and on-line.  Applications are now OPEN.  They are seeking 40 reviewers.  Each will review 3-4 grants over a six week period.  Reviews are on-line and simple and an orientation is provided.  New this year, reviewers will receive a discount to ANA’s nursebooks.org! For more information, (click here)

                                                

Revisions to 244 CMR 4.00 effective 8/1/14
Information Regarding New APRN Category of Clinical Nurse Specialist

Important Information: New Regulations Implemented Governing APRN Practice

American Nurses Foundation Launches E-tools, Interactive Website to Aid Nurses in Providing PTSD Care

In conjunction with President Obama’s address to the American Legion’s 96th convention, the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), on Aug. 26 announced the launch of an interactive, web-based post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) toolkit to help civilian registered nurses (RNs) better assess and treat PTSD in the nation’s veterans and military service members
More information, click here.

 

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

 

 

 

 

Save the Date

Provider Symposium Western Workshop
Friday, November 6, 2015
Baystate Health
Conference Center
Holyoke, MA

more Calendar

3/30/2015
UMass Amherst College of Nursing Social Justice Symposium

4/1/2015
Membership Committee Meeting

4/7/2015
Health Policy Committee Meeting

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