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Collective Advocacy: Strategies to Fight-Back Clinical Restructuring of the RN Scope, Autonomy and Advocacy Role

For the last three decades the health care industry has engaged in aggressive clinical restructuring and de-skilling of the RN scope of practice, autonomy/independent judgment and advocacy role. This national assault on nursing practice and patient advocacy promotes the elimination of (1) the centrality of the RN role in the delivery of patient care through RN displacement and skill-degrading technologies; (2) the RN right to advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient without fear of retaliation; and (3) any, existing or proposed, safe staffing standard based on individual patient acuity with specific numerical ratios as a minimum. The goal of the industry is for RNs to become accomplices to the destruction of the nursing profession including the art and science of nursing through the cooptation of industry promoted restructuring schemes enforced by nursing administration by any and all forms of workplace violence. CNA/NNOC must engage in aggressive and sustainable collective patient advocacy fight-back campaigns to resist any implementation of these schemes in violation of any laws, rules and regulation that were enacted or adopted to protect our patients and our profession.

OAKLAND, CA
January 21, 2015

NEWARK, CA
January 23, 2015

MARINA DEL REY, CA
January 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA
February 2, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CA
February 5, 2015

SAN MATEO, CA
February 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA
February 12, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
February 18, 2015

CHICAGO, IL
February 19, 2015

ESCONDIDO, CA
February 24, 2015

GARDEN GROVE, CA
February 26, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD
March 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV
March 11, 2015

 


Time to Care: RN Patient Advocacy in the Age of Healthcare Restructuring

Health information technology (HIT) has long been used by healthcare corporations to deskill nurses and displace their professional judgment. HIT has also served to distance RNs from their patients and from each other and decrease the amount of time they can devote to direct patient care. As a result of the current HIT boom, RNs are experiencing an intensification of this restructuring of their work, relationships, and care environment. This class will examine specific ways in which RN bedside expertise is being misused as healthcare corporations rush to turn RNs into technicians and pass the responsibility for care onto unlicensed employees, families, and patients themselves. For the sake of their patients and their profession, RNs must utilize collective strategies to combat technological restructuring in healthcare. This class will culminate in a discussion of how to keep the healthcare industry from using HIT to siphon off RNs’ time and skill and instead ensure patients get the care they need.

NEWARK, CA   (CLASS FULL)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA   (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, October 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA
Tuesday, October 21 , 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA   (CLASS FULL)
Monday, October 27 , 2014

WALNUT CREEK, CA  (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, October 30, 2014

BURLINGAME, CA  (CLASS FULL) (CLASS LOCATION CHANGED, JW Marriot San Francisco Union Square, 515 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)
Monday, November 3 , 2014

GARDEN GROVE, CA
Wednesday, November 5 , 2014

SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Friday, November 7 , 2014

MONTEREY, CA
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA  (CLASS FULL)
Friday, December 5 , 2014

OAKLAND, CA (CLASS LOCATION CHANGED, Oakland Marriot City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BURLINGAME, CA
Monday, December 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 



ASSERTIVE ADVOCACY, COMPETENCE AND AUTHORITY: What RNs Need to Know About Acuity Tools, Patient Classification Systems, and Safe Staffing

Patient classification systems (PCs), also known as patient acuity systems, have been in use since the late 1980s. They were originally adapted from industrial time and motion models to manage workloads by identifying and quantifying repetitive tasks and patient needs that can be standardized, measured and timed. This course will review the limitations of these systems which are hostile to the interests of patients. The purpose of the patient classification/acuity tool is to determine individual patient needs and care requirements, while utilizing standards mandated by laws and regulations.

The PCs incorporates the long standing and critical five point scientific patient care model (nursing process) which codifies that the RN is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and patient advocacy of each patient. The tool places heavy emphasis on the clinical, scientific and technical components of patient care being mindful of the patient’s response to disease/illness, complications, as well as the patient’s response to the treatment prescribed. RNs must exercise independent competent clinical judgment at all times in determining their patients’ individual needs and care requirements and must do so exclusively in the interest of their patients.

SILVER SPRING, MD
Monday, October 13, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA
Monday, October 20, 2014

EUREKA, CA
Thursday, October 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV
Friday, October 24, 2014

BAKERSFIELD, CA
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CHICAGO, IL
Thursday, October 30, 2014

CHICO, CA
Thursday, October 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA   (CLASS FULL)
Monday, November 3, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA  (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, November 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, CA
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MARINA DEL REY, CA
Thursday, November 13, 2014

MODESTO, CA
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEWARK, CA    (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, November 20, 2014

OAKLAND, CA
Friday, November 21, 2014

ESCONDIDO, CA (CLASS FULL)
Friday, December 2, 2014

GARDEN GROVE, CA
Thursday, December 4, 2014

 

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STAFFING STANDARDS BY SCOPE, RATIOS, AND ACUITY: How to Promote Safe Patient Care Assignments

This class examines CNA-sponsored uniform safe staffing standards, which mandates staffing by individual patient acuity with the RN ratios as the minimum and identifies strategies that ensure safe patient care standards including safe staffing assignments.

November 14, 2014
San Jose, CA