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ANA Condemns Violence at US Capitol
On January 6, 2021, violent rioters stormed the United States Capitol building during the ratification of the 2020 Presidential election. The following statement is attributable to American Nurses Association (ANA) President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN:
"The American Nurses Association (ANA) vehemently condemns the violent actions of the mob who stormed our nation’s Capitol yesterday. Nurses, who are members of Congress, as well as other elected officials and staff were put in harm’s way. It is disturbing that rioters appear to have easily overtaken the building, in glaring contrast to responses to protests and demonstrations for racial justice.
The activities that occurred have no place in our democracy and do not align with the peaceful transfer of power that is the hallmark of America recognized throughout the world. ANA calls on our nation's leaders to take a strong stand agains
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AHCA/NCAL Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Long Term Care
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement regarding the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
The following statement is attributable to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL:
“With record-breaking cases in nursing homes right now due to soaring community spread, no one could wish for a swifter delivery of the vaccine than those living and working in long term care facilities. While we must be efficient in order to save the lives of our most vulnerable, we must also be thoughtful and targeted in our approach.
“Since the creation of the pharmacy partnership program for long term care, we knew that this rollout would take time: to appr
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11 Tips to Help Children Process the Storming of the Capitol Building
Since mid-afternoon on January 6th, 2021, the news has focused on little else than the storming of the US Capitol Building and the Presidential certification process. We as Americans feel a wide range of emotions: shock, outrage, disrespected, embarrassment for our country, distress, powerlessness, sadness, and anger.
On-screen violence, vandalism, and traumatic events are never easy to discuss with your children or students; however, young people need help processing the news they have witnessed over the last 48-hours. Older children and teens will feel anxious about the antidemocratic, violent behavior and its aftermath, and confused about how a sitting President was allowed to engage in seditious behavior. Tweens and teens may also have questions about the disparity between how Wednesday’s mob was treated and other recent, more peaceful protesters. Wednesday’s harrowing spectacle
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Ohio State Study Finds Playing Brain Games Before Surgery Helps Improve Recovery
A new study by led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds that exercising your brain with “neurobics” before surgery can help prevent post-surgery delirium.
Essentially, your brain can be prepared for surgery, just as the body can, by keeping your mind active and challenged, according to findings published online in the journal JAMA Surgery.
To study the effects of neurobics to prevent delirium, researchers gave 268 patients over the age of 60 an electronic tablet loaded with a brain game app. Patients were asked to play one hour of games per day in the days leading up to a major surgery requiring general anesthesia.
“Not all patients played the games as much as we asked, but those who played any at all saw some benefit,” said Dr. Michelle Humeidan, an associate professor of anesthesiology at Ohio Sta