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ANA Massachusetts Fall Conference
Keeping Patients and Nursing Staff Safe:  Challenges and Possibilities
Keynote:  Janet Haebler, MSN, RN

Associate Director,  State Government Affairs,  American Nurses Association

Friday, October 17, 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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Call for Posters,
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Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities, click here.

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ANA Massachusetts
    Legislative Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 7th
    Hampshire House
    Boston, MA
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

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ANA Massachusetts Member Registration $35.00
Non-Member $45.00
hors d'oeuvres will be included 

2014 Annual Fall Symposium
Continuing Nursing Education:  Boot Camp
Friday, November 7, 2014
Baystate Health Educational Center
Holyoke, MA
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space is limited



News and Updates                                                                                                   
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.


CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) INFOService: HAN 368: Ebola Response Update #4

Summary:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly.
CDC Ebola Response Update #4, click here.
CDC Key Messages (8/27), click here.

ACTION REQUESTED: Support ANA's Efforts to Raise Funds for Ebola Response
Want to support the courageous nurses responding to the largest Ebola outbreak in history? Donate now at ANA Massachusetts is partnering with ...the American Nurses Association and International Medical Corps to raise funds to assist with the response effort. Your financial contribution will help nurses and other responders fight this devastating outbreak. Learn more about nursing’s response to the Ebola crisis at

ANA Activities Related to Ebola
ANA is partnering with the International Medical Corps, a non-governmental organization that has established clinics and relations in Sierra Leon and Liberia.  They have reached out to ANA for assistance in recruiting nurses who would be willing to volunteer and provide nursing care in these two countries.  International Medical Corps will provide training, personal protective equipment and logistical support.  In addition, we are recommending that financial donations be made to either International Medical Corps or ICN’s Florence Nightingale International Foundation.    Finally, ANA has created an information webpage dedicated to Ebola - 

The Massachusetts Patients Win - House and Senate Unanimously pass staffing solution
ANA Massachusetts, the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts, applauds the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Leaders on their hard work to come to a resolution on the hospital nurse staffing issue.  We also are grateful for the prompt adoption of this bill by the Massachusetts House and Senate, and thank the Governor for signing it into law as we believe it advances patient safety.  ANA Massachusetts and its members look forward to our participation in the implementation of this vital legislation.
Important Message from ANA Massachusetts President, click here.


Nurse staffing ratio law may prompt debate between stakeholders

The Health Policy Commission will begin discussions in October about how to implement part of a new nurse staffing law, but already some stakeholders are gearing up for a fight.

Full article, click here.

Volunteer Opportunity
ANA Massachusetts will have a team walking to support the 7th Annual Boston VisionWalk on Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135. If you are interested in walking as part of our team, please register using the following link: Team Website After you register, you will be directed to their Participant Center where you can change and personalize your own page.  All of these individual pages will remain under the Team ANA Massachusetts main group and we have set our fundraising goal of $500.  Please note:  fundraising is ongoing through December 31, 2014.

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