• Poll finds nearly half of Americans unprepared for medical emergency
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    A medical emergency can happen at any moment. Will you be prepared? Nearly half of American adults will not, according to a new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Morning Consult. About 76 percent felt prepared to communicate with a 911 operator, but only 55 percent said they could provide hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the US
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Public health officials says they have found two cases of gonorrhea that appear to have reduced susceptibility to every kind of antibiotic available to treat them. It’s the first time strains of gonorrhea this resistant to antibiotics have been identified in the United States.

  • Preparing for coming RSV, influenza epidemics
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Governments around the world used a variety of techniques known as nonpharmaceutical interventions, or NPIs, to control the spread of COVID-19. These NPIs include mandated mask-wearing, social distancing, closures of schools and businesses, and restrictions on travel. The use of NPIs slowed the spread of other infectious diseases as well, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, RSV. Now, as NPIs are lifted, countries are seeing a resurgence in several respiratory diseases.

  • Highly anticipated HIV vaccine fails in large trial
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    The only HIV vaccine nearing the completion of testing trials is not effective at preventing HIV, officials announced Jan. 18. The vaccine had been in development since 2019 and was given to 3,900 study participants through October 2022, but data shows it does not protect against HIV compared to a placebo, according to developer Janssen Pharmaceutical.

  • Survey results indicate nearly 19 million US adults may have long COVID
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    The results of a population-based survey suggest that nearly 19 million U.S. adults may have long COVID, with some reporting symptoms more than 12 months after their initial infection.

  • Study: COVID surges caused higher mortality among non-COVID patients
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Overall patient care suffered during the coronavirus pandemic when COVID-19 surges swamped U.S. hospitals, especially in patients 45 years and older, a study by a Kennesaw State University researcher shows. According to assistant professor of economics Weiwei Chen, who began her research when COVID peaked during the summer of 2020, non-COVID patients had poorer outcomes in hospitals overwhelmed with large numbers of COVID cases. Based on the research, the odds of an in-hospital death were 1.2 times higher among those non-COVID patients than before the onset of the pandemic. The study was published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

  • What's 'code blue'? New study finds some hospital staff mistake emergency codes
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Hospital emergency codes are used to swiftly alert staff to something requiring a quick response, but a recent study suggests many health care workers can't accurately identify them. "The results of our study suggest a prompt response to such incidents is likely to be poor, as most employees were unaware of the meanings or actions of these notifications," co-author Morgan Taylor said in a University of Georgia news release. She is a doctoral student at the university's College of Public Health.

  • 2023 Arkansas Nurses Day at the Capitol
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    February 23, 2023 | Next Level Events, Little Rock, AR If you have ever wondered what lobbying at the Capitol is all about, now is your chance to find out! Nurses and student nurses are invited to participate in this event. Participants will gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and how ARNA works to protect the interests of professional nurses on a daily basis. At the 2023 ARNA Nurses Day at the Capitol, attendees will be treated to a kickoff breakfast and luncheon, as well as an opportunity to meet their local elected officials and discuss the current important issues impacting the largest healthcare workforce in our state – nurses! Rounding out the day will be a presentation from Jason Richie, Associate Director in State Government Affairs and Policy for the American Nurses Association. Registration Fees $55.00 APRNs/RNs/LPNs $29.00 Undergraduate/Pre-licensure Students We offer two ways to register – 1) as an individual and 2) as a group or school. The deadline to register is February 10, 2023. Full details, registration and payment forms are available on the ARNA website – click here! Accreditation 3.25 contact hours will be available to those participants who meet the successful completion requirements. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Sponsorship Interested in participating as a sponsor? Details about sponsorship opportunities are available on the ARNA website. Questions? Please contact Sara Fry at with any questions. We hope you will choose to join us!

  • 2023 KSNA Legislative and Advocacy Conference| On-Demand
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Advocacy for the profession is an integral part of the legislative process, ensuring that all nursing voices are heard as laws, regulations and initiatives are crafted, and moving forward, you are invited to participate in the 2023 KSNA Legislative and Advocacy Conference. The 2023 KSNA Legislative & Advocacy Conference will be a virtual, on-demand program. This year’s virtual conference will feature information on drug diversion, professional identity of nurses, a Kansas legislative update, general advocacy tips, strategies to help all nurses survive and thrive in our profession, in addition to a panel presentation where nurse leaders from a variety of leadership roles will discuss the future of nursing in Kansas. The on-demand site will be open to those registered beginning on March 1 and the content will be available through April 1. Registrants will have 30 days to view the pre-recorded educational sessions. Registration Fees $30.00 Student – Undergraduate $60.00 KSNA Member $75.00 Non-Member We offer two ways to register – 1) as an individual and 2) as a group or school. The deadline to register is February 22, 2023. Full details, registration and payment forms are available on the KSNA website – click here! Accreditation 5.0 contact hours will be available to those participants who meet the successful completion requirements. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Sponsorship Unable to attend the event? Please consider being a sponsor. Details about sponsorship options are available on the KSNA website. Questions? Please contact Sara Fry at with any questions. We hope you will choose to join us!

  • International Nurses Day 2023 to focus on 'future of nursing'
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    International Nurses Day is celebrated annually around the world on May 12 – the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – and is led by the International Council of Nurses. Every year there is a different theme, and for 2023 it is “Our Nurses. Our Future.” The ICN, which represents millions of nurses worldwide, said that this theme sets out what the federation wants for nursing in years to come to address global health challenges.

  • 2023 Nebraska Nurses Association NE Nurses Day at the Legislature | On-Demand
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    The 2023 Nebraska Nurses Day at the Legislature will be a virtual, on-demand program this year. Nurses and student nurses are invited to join their colleagues in online learning about nursing’s role in behavioral health, energizing your involvement in policy setting, challenges with the upcoming legislative session, and legislative updates. On-Demand Educational Sessions: Educational content will be provided on-demand from February 23-March 31 for everyone registered. Capitol Experience: Licensed, practicing RNs/APRNs also have the option to participate in a live, in-person experience at the Capitol on February 23 from 9am – 4pm. Participation in the Capitol Experience on February 23 is limited to the first 100 RNs/APRNs. Registration Fees $75.00 RNs $75.00 APRNs $30.00 Pre-Licensure Students We offer two ways to register – 1) as an individual and 2) as a group or school. The deadline to register is February 17, 2023. Full details, registration and payment forms are available on the NNA website – click here! Accreditation 4.0 contact hours will be available to those participants who meet the successful completion requirements. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Sponsorship Unable to attend the event? Please consider being a sponsor. Details about sponsorship options are available on the NNA website. Questions? Please contact Sara Fry at with any questions. We hope you will choose to join us!

  • Coming Together in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    April 27-28, 2023 | Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO Register now for the 2023 Coming Together in Advanced Practice Conference scheduled for April 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. MONA's annual Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Conference is designed for those advanced practice registered nurses who are recognized as nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. The conference will help APRNs: Develop clinical skills and knowledge applicable to advanced practice nursing. Describe current and future trends impacting advanced practice nursing. Network with nurses in various specialties of advanced practice nursing. Network with a number of health care service representatives to learn the latest state of the art technologies and pharmaceuticals. For full details, an agenda and to register online, please click here. Early-bird registration closes on April 1, 2023, at 12:00 pm CST. Individuals are allowed to register after April 1st, but registration fees increase by $50.00. No registrations accepted after April 17, 2023. Accreditation Participants can receive a maximum of 14.75 contact hours for participating in this activity (7.25 on Thursday, 7.5 on Friday). Questions? Please contact Sara Fry at (573) 636-4623 x102 or with any questions.

  • 2023 Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    March 1, 2023 | Capitol Plaza Hotel | Jefferson City, MO Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day is intended to increase awareness of the political process for all nurses and nursing students. The event expands participants’ understanding of the legislative process and provides them with effective techniques for advocating for their patients and practice. This event will focus on why legislative advocacy is important, identifying the Missouri Nurses Association’s key legislative priorities, as well as sharing what is needed from each nurse in the state to be successful at the Capitol. The day includes a trip to the Capitol to observe the legislative process in action and visit with legislators. Joining us this year is Rebecca Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Lucy Jo Atkinson Professorship in Perioperative Nursing for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Past-President of the American Nurses Association. Exhibits and Registration open at 8:30 am, the program begins at 9:30 am and adjourns at 4:00 pm. Registration Fees $45.00 Students $65.00 MONA Members $90.00 Non-Members We offer two ways to register – 1) as an individual and 2) as a group or school. The deadline to register is February 3, 2023. Full details, registration and payment forms are available on the MONA website – click here! Accreditation Participants meeting the successful completion requirements will receive 5.0 contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Exhibitors Interested in participating as an exhibitor? Details about exhibiting at the event are available on the MONA website. Questions? Please contact Sara Fry at with any questions. We hope you will choose to join us!

  • With growing popularity of new weight loss drugs, doctors emphasize potential risks
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    When researchers learned that a class of drugs initially used to treat type 2 diabetes could also bring weight loss, the drugs Victoza and Ozempic gained popularity as a treatment option for obesity. Through the fall, there have been intermittent shortages of various dosages of Ozempic and another drug called Wegovy. Off-label use of the drugs may be contributing to this shortage.

  • Twitter will recognize nurse titles to give providers more authority online
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    It’s a great time to join Twitter if you’re a nurse. Healthcare professionals have been flocking to social media for years now to share their stories and medical expertise, and Twitter wants to make it easier for them to do so. The app recently announced it will begin recognizing the titles of nurses. Individuals creating an account can now choose to add the title “nurse” to their profile. Previously, nurses could only use generic terms like “medical” and “healthcare,” even though the “doctor” title has been around for years.

  • Non-Hispanic Black adults more likely to have delayed appendicitis diagnosis
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Non-Hispanic Black adults had higher rates of delayed appendicitis diagnoses in the ED compared with white adults, putting them at greater risk for perforated appendicitis and post-surgery infection, a recent study found.

  • Government funding helps train more nurses amid faculty shortage
    on January 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    COVID widened the growing gap between care needs and nursing staff across the nation. Now, many states are stepping in with beefed-up budgets and new programs to build faculty and clinical placements. Interest in nursing isn't the problem. Nursing schools have had to turn away applicants because of the lack of clinical placement sites, faculty, preceptors, classroom space, and budget cuts, Robert Rosseter, chief communications officer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, told Medscape Medical News.