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ANA Massachusetts 2015 Summer Event:
Nurses are Special…take time out to join us for a Day of Wellness!

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Nurses always take care of others, so take a break and care for yourself!

Register Today, click here!

Friday, August 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Danversport Yacht Club

Keynote -
Sue R. Levy, Savory Living
Eating Well for YOU:  behavior changes, nutrition science,
food skills to help you feel well
MAKE HEALTHY EATING HAPPEN IN 2015
Start a sustainable approach to healthy eating that fits your tastes and lifestyle.

Luncheon Fashion Show sponsored by North Shore Chico’s!
Check out our very own members sporting
the latest styles of the season!

Wellness Session Breakouts featuring demonstrations, consultation and free samples
Salem Fitness Center
Elements Massage Swampscott
 Whole Foods Market Swampscott
 
Yoga sessions
Essential Oils
(Check back for additions to the program)
Event Flyer, click here.

Comfortable Sports Attire Encouraged

Registration Open, click here!


ANA MASSACHUSETTS APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF NURSE STAFFING REGULATIONS BY HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION

 
BOSTON (June 10, 2015) – ANA Massachusetts applauds the Health Policy Commission for finalizing nurse staffing regulations that will ensure an appropriate and effective level of staffing in intensive care units across the Commonwealth, while ensuring that nurses are directly involved in determining safe staffing levels, based on a variety of parameters on any given day.  As the only professional association advocating on behalf of all nurses across Massachusetts, we support any plan that listens to the voice of nurses who are the front-line providers of quality care to patients.  ANA Massachusetts looks forward to the implementation of these new regulations over the next few years.

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.


ANA Massachusetts President testifies on behalf of our bill to add a nurse seat on the Health Policy Commission along with our nurse colleagues.  
Click here to view the ANA Mass testimony.

 

   

   


 

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

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

 

 

President's Corner
ANA MA President
Myra Cacace
April Message


ANA MA Approver Unit was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, through 2019.

more Calendar

7/10/2015
Newsletter Articles DUE for September Newsletter

7/14/2015
Conference Planning Committee Meeting

7/25/2015
Accredited Approver Unit Meeting - all members

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