San Diego, CA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today presented its prestigious Sue B. Davidson Service Award to Stephen Patten, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR, Director of Nursing Operative Care at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and Past President of NACNS. The Award recognizes extraordinary service to NACNS. It is named for Susan B. Davidson, a founding member of NACNS who served two terms as President of the association and chaired the NACNS Research Committee. The Award was presented at NACNS’ Annual Conference.
San Diego, CA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today presented its prestigious Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) of the Year Award to Colonel Carole Farley, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CMC, CHFN, Critical Care Master Clinician/CNS assigned to the 96th Medical Group on the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The 96th Medical Group is the fifth largest U.S. Air Force hospital with 1,600 personnel, 55 beds and 68 ambulatory care areas.
San Diego, CA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today presented awards to six outstanding nurses, including its founding president, as well as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for its role in helping to establish the association 20 years ago.
San Diego, CA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today presented its prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award to the Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (WIACNS). The Award recognizes an NACNS affiliate that has sustained membership growth, offered educational opportunities, built clinical nurse specialist (CNS) leadership, contributed to NACNS’ growth, and advanced the CNS role.
STATEMENT OF LES RODRIGUEZ, PRESIDENT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
“The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners illegally thwarted competition by engaging in anticompetitive conduct to prevent non-dentists, including those offering lower prices, from providing teeth whitening services.
National Nurses’ Convention Sessions Will Address Hot Topics, Latest Research Improving Patient Care, Policy and Practice Issues Affecting Clinical Nurse Specialists
Hundreds of advanced practice registered nurses from across the U.S. will meet to discuss and learn about the latest research, innovations and practices affecting their work as clinical nurse specialists at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 20th anniversary and 2015 annual conference. The Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Essence of Transformational Health Care will be held:
March 5 – 7
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
San Diego, California
In some hospital units, nurses and other health professionals hear hundreds of medical device alarms go off each day. While many of those alarms don’t require action, the sheer number can be overwhelming and lead to health professionals becoming desensitized and non-reactive to device alarms. Leading health care organizations, including the ECRI Institute and the Joint Commission, have identified “alarm fatigue” as a serious hazard, which can put patients’ health and even lives at risk. Clinical alarms have been on ECRI’s Top 10 List of Technology Hazards for many years and this year, the Joint Commission established a National Patient Safety Goal to improve the safety of alarms.