Typhoon in Philippines
As you are probably already aware - the devastating effect of the typhoon in the Philippines and the health crisis impacting the Filipino victims. CTAPRNS would like to support the relief efforts. Below is a list of reputable relief organizations and links to their websites should you want to support these efforts as well.
ShelterBox: Donations designated toward ShelterBox’s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts will be used to supply the most vital equipment needed and will not be assigned box tracking numbers. Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
Kindly feel free and forward to folks for additional support. Thank you for your time and attention to this important humanitarian matter.
Find your Legislator:
Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, CNL, A/GNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean and Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Program, Fairfield University
“The Virginia Henderson Award” For Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Research
Lynn Rapsilber, MSN ANP-BC APRN
Nurse Practitioner at Litchfield County Gastroenterology Associates in Torrington, CT
Co-Owner NP Business Consultants, LLC, Torrington, CT
“The Agnes Ohlson Award” For Outstanding Contributions to Nursing through Political Action
We are proud to have such accomplished APRN’s be acknowledged for their dedication and continued promotion of our profession.
Very interesting article on feeding a family of four after the budget cuts to the SNAP program. This impacts NPs, because we care for many people who rely on the SNAP program to eat. Regardless of your political stance, these are our patients. We should understand the challenges to the basic need of food.
Congratulations to Sarah DiRamio, APRN on her new position
She was featured in Hartford Magazine on Sunday October 27, 2013
To view CTAPRNS president's message please click here: http://www.ctaprns.org/presidents-message
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CTAPRNS POSITION STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE
The CT APRN Society (CTAPRNS) supports all efforts to increase wellness in our communities. In the light of recent events, decreasing violence is crucial to the health and security of all residents of CT.
In addition, access to health care, including mental health services, ensures the safety and well being of our society. Increasing mental health services nationwide will enable those in need of both counseling as well as pharmacological therapy, to obtain the services they would otherwise be unable to afford or access.
CTAPRNS has been "Keeping the health in health care" (c) for thirty years and will continue to support health promotion activities as well as treat acute and chronic illness across the spectrum.
May tomorrow bring a safer and healthier environment for us and our children
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PICC Line & APRNs
"APRNs can remove PICC lines now that trained RNs are placing them in LTC. Our new IV manual will reflect this change, but they are not ready to distribute yet. Cher Michaud @ the Ct DPH has given approval, but there is nothing in writing to date. I can assure you that there will not be an issue with the state, & no waiver is required since the bill passed in Oct 2011."
Denise Generali RN BSN
Director of IV Nursing Services
Omnicare of Ct
Here is the actual Board of Nursing ruling:
Each week brings new headlines about research breakthroughs that wouldn't have been possible without the Nurses' Health Study. All of us at the NHS research team would like to thank you for your active, long-term participation.
As you may have heard, we are recruiting a new Nurses' Health Study 3 (NHS3) cohort of young nurses in order to help enhance our ability to understand how lifestyle, environment, and work-life affect health.
Here’s where you can lend a hand. One nurse telling another nurse has proven to be the most effective way to encourage women to join this renowned study. We need your help spreading the word about NHS3. By helping to enroll a new younger cohort, your role in our research is greatly amplified.
Our new "Email-a-nurse" site lets you tell colleagues about this opportunity and takes just a few seconds of your time. Do you know other female nurses between 20 and 46 anywhere in the US or Canada? Click on the link below to send them a message. And don't worry; we won't spam them with any other emails!
At the same link you can also download a colorful "Tell a Nurse" flyer to print out and share with your co-workers. Any method you can use to spread the word, including telling your colleagues or mentioning the www.NHS3.org online, is very welcome!
If you have previously helped us by telling fellow nurses about NHS3, we sincerely thank you! To date we have enrolled 20% of our recruitment goal of 100,000+ female nurses ages 20-46. If you know other eligible nurses, we would be very grateful if you would let them know about the new study and encourage them to visit www.NHS3.org to join.
Thanks again from the NHS3 research team:
Dr. Walter Willett
Dr. Jorge Chavarro
Dr. Janet Rich-Edwards
Dr. Stacey Missmer
181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5804