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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.

San Francisco, CA   CLASS CLOSED
Monday, January 26, 2015

Stockton, CA
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bakersfield, CA  CLASS CANCELED
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, February 6, 2015

Santa Rosa, CA
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Santa Monica, CA
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

La Jolla, CA
Thursday, March 5, 2015

San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, March 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Santa Clara, CA
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oakland, CA
Friday, March 20, 2015

Baldwin Park, CA
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long Beach, CA
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Monday, January 26, 2015
Stockton, CA
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Bakersfield, CA
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, February 6, 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Santa Monica, CA
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, March 5, 2015
San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, March 9, 2015
Sacremento, CA
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Santa Clara, CA
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Oakland, CA
Friday, March 20, 2015
Baldwin Park, CA
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Long Beach, CA
Thursday, March 26, 2015

 


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

REDDING, 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

ESCONDIDO, CA
February 24, 2015

GARDEN GROVE, CA
February 26, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD CLASS CANCELED
March 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV
March 11, 2015

MODESTO, CA
March 17, 2015

NAPA, CA
March 20, 2015

CHICAGO, IL
March 25, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX CLASS CLOSED
April 8, 2015