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Health Policy Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committee Unveil Final Recommendations for the Regulations Underpinning the New ICU RN Staffing Law

RECOMMENDED FINAL REGULATION, click here.
As advanced by the Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committee on May 20, 2015 for consideration by the Health Policy Commission Board on June 10, 2015

American Nurses Association Massachusetts Statement, click here.


Safe Patient Handling
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.


 

 

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 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)

 

Nursing News

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

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.

                                                

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


Save the Date
ANA Massachusetts Summer Event
Friday, August 21, 2015
Danversport Yacht Club


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

President's Corner

ANA Massachusetts President
Myra Cacace,
MS, GNP/ADM-BC

April Message

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6/3/2015
Accredited Approver Unit Meeting - Leadership Group

6/3/2015
Membership Committee Meeting

6/4/2015 » 6/5/2015
ONL Annual Meeting

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