ANA\C Elects New Officers & Board:
The results of the election are as follows:
Dianne S. Moore, President & Membership Assembly Representative Corinne P. MacEgan, Vice President Anne Hughes, Secretary Melanie Krupa-Kelly, Treasurer Elizabeth O. Dietz, Legislative Director Phillip Bautista, Membership Director Eric J. Williams, Director Nursing Education Mary Ellen Dellefield, Director Nursing Practice
Alina V. Kendrick
Gloria C. Lewis
Lori C. Wichman
ANA Developed & NQF Endorsed 4 Safety Measures:
The 4 safety measures are Staffing, Skill Mix, Falls with Injury, and Falls. These were voted on by the NQF MAP Coordinating Committe and these will be presented to the NQF Safety Measurers Steering Committee in April 2015 along with the NQF review for the 3-year maintenance reendorsement required at that time.
Also ANA is finalizing the CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection) Prevention Tool. This provides an evidence-based tool for nurses. For more information visit the ANA CAUTI web site and the CDC Prevention Guidelines link.
NPR Offers A Series on Nurse Safety:
National Public Radio will present a series of broadcasts on nursing injuries and safe patient handling and mobility starting February 4th. Stories in the series include "A Dangerous Job"; "The Science"; "Mission Hospital"; and "The VA". You can check your local NPR station or visit www.npr.org for broadcast times. If you miss any of the series the broadcasts will be tapes and available for later use.
ANA Declares 2015 the Year of Ethics:
The Year of Ethics theme acknowledges the critical responsibility all nurses have to uphold the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients and society. To learn more visit www.nursingworld.org
Tavenner Resigns from CMS:
Marilyn Tavenner MHA, BSN, RN,who took the helm of CMS during a time of enormous change in our country's health care system has resigned. Under Tavenner's leadership she saw the growth of the Health Insurance Marketplace grow that is now thriving with million of Americans who were previously uninsured. ANA expressed its sincere appreciation for her work in a press release on January 16.
Barriers to RN Scope of Practice:
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce the selection of members for ANA’s Professional Issues Panel, Barriers to RN Scope of Practice. The goal of this Professional Issues Panel is to identify and clarify barriers to RNs practicing to the full extent of their education, experience, and scope of practice (as set down by the relevant Nurse Practice Act), and guide the development of resources to address these barriers at the institutional, state, and federal level.
Nearly 250 applications were received for this Panel. Two groups have been convened to advise ANA and support this important work. The Steering Committee (consisting of 15 members) will do a deep dive into the topic and meet intensively via conference calls. The calls will begin in early January with a projected completion date of six to nine months. The Advisory Committee (consisting of approximately 230 members) will provide additional information, feedback and advice to ANA and the Steering Committee by responding online to specific questions, documents and dialogue. Review the list of Steering Committee members and a list of the Advisory Committee members.
Become A Certified Managed Care Nurse:
The American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) is offering a Home Study Program, A Comprehensive Introduction to Managed Care Nursing, which is preparatory for the Certification in Managed Care Nursing examination.
To learn more an register visit http://www.aamcn.org.
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Tips for Using Social Media:
ANA has provided guidelines for using social media. We all need to review this now and to make sure we are managing this powerful communication tool properly. To view the Guidelines go to http://www.nursingworld.org