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Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

How Medicare for All Can Fix the Health Care Crisis and Heal America - Florida Class

American health care is in crisis, and nurses are on the frontlines. Skyrocketing costs are causing nurses’ patients to get sicker as they delay or forgo necessary care. RNs witness growing frustration and despair in their communities as medical debt undermines economic security and hospital closures exacerbate public health disparities. And on top of it all, nurses are forced to deal with constant health and safety risks and increasingly stressful workplaces as they struggle to provide the highest quality care for their patients and advocate for their communities.

Nurses know that at the root of this crisis is a health care system that puts profits over people. But why does America have the system it has, when virtually every other wealthy nation manages to guarantee health care as a right — and at a fraction of the cost? Why do industry leaders and politicians continue to engage in endless policy debates when a majority of the public already agrees that Medicare for All is the obvious solution to our healthcare crisis? How can nurses help achieve Medicare for All so that America can join the rest of the industrialized world in guaranteeing health care as a right for all people? What else will RNs have to do, beyond winning Medicare for All, in order to bring about real health justice in the United States? This class will provide answers to these questions and will equip nurses with the basic tools they need to put this knowledge into action for the good of their patients, their profession, and their communities.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Draw on a wide range of up-to-date research and international comparisons to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of the current health care crisis.
  2. Describe how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system works, and explain how it will lower health care costs, improve patient outcomes and public health, and safeguard the nursing profession.
  3. Assess how Medicare for All compares to other health care reform proposals on ethical, clinical, professional, and socioeconomic grounds.
  4. Articulate which problems Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  5. Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more.

 

Locations

Sarasota County
February 8, 2019
St. Petersburg
January 9, 2019
Tampa
January 10, 2019
Fort Lauderdale
January 28, 2019
Palm Beach
January 29, 2019
Miami
January 30, 2019
Volusia County
February 12, 2019
Duval County
February 13, 2019
Lee County
February 14, 2019

Ending the Healthcare Workplace Violence Epidemic

Making the New Cal/OSHA Standard Work for Nurses

Workplace violence has reached epidemic proportions in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Healthcare workers in inpatient facilities are five to twelve times more likely to experience non-fatal workplace violence than workers in the United States overall. Studies have shown that nurses who experience workplace violence report high levels of stress and symptoms of trauma, decreased job performance and efficiency — all of which can reduce the quality of patient care in addition to impacting nurses’ lives and health. One study found that 61 percent of nurses who experience violence on the job consider leaving their jobs.

Employers can — and should — prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. California’s state OSHA program, Cal/ OSHA, recently passed the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Standard (Calif. Code of Regulations Title 8 Sect. 3342). With a final effective date of April 1, 2018, this standard requires that employers create comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans with the active involvement of direct-care employees. This class will review the expansive requirements of the Cal/OSHA standard. We will then discuss roles for nurses in ensuring that employers provide a safe environment with appropriate and effective workplace violence prevention.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the elements of the Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Standard.
  2. Discuss nurses’ role in ensuring a safe environment for patient care.

Locations

Santa Rosa
November 26, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa - 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Los Angeles
December 18, 2018
Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE - 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
900 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015
Long Beach
December 18, 2018
Long Beach Marriott - 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

How Medicare for All Can Fix the Health Care Crisis and Heal America

American health care is in crisis, and nurses are on the frontlines. Skyrocketing costs are causing nurses’ patients to get sicker as they delay or forgo necessary care. RNs witness growing frustration and despair in their communities as medical debt undermines economic security and hospital closures exacerbate public health disparities. And on top of it all, nurses are forced to deal with constant health and safety risks and increasingly stressful workplaces as they struggle to provide the highest quality care for their patients and advocate for their communities.

Nurses know that at the root of this crisis is a health care system that puts profits over people. But why does America have the system it has, when virtually every other wealthy nation manages to guarantee health care as a right — and at a fraction of the cost? Why do industry leaders and politicians continue to engage in endless policy debates when a majority of the public already agrees that Medicare for All is the obvious solution to our healthcare crisis? How can nurses help achieve Medicare for All so that America can join the rest of the industrialized world in guaranteeing health care as a right for all people? What else will RNs have to do, beyond winning Medicare for All, in order to bring about real health justice in the United States? This class will provide answers to these questions and will equip nurses with the basic tools they need to put this knowledge into action for the good of their patients, their profession, and their communities.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Draw on a wide range of up-to-date research and international comparisons to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of the current health care crisis.
  2. Describe how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system works, and explain how it will lower health care costs, improve patient outcomes and public health, and safeguard the nursing profession.
  3. Assess how Medicare for All compares to other health care reform proposals on ethical, clinical, professional, and socioeconomic grounds.
  4. Articulate which problems Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  5. Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more.

 

Locations

Granite Bay
November 6, 2018
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
Sacramento
November 7, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
La Jolla
November 13, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
San Diego
November 16, 2018
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
Newark
January 8, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Santa Clara
January 11, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott

2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Marina del Rey
January 15, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Santa Monica
January 17, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Garden Grove
January 23, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
San Mateo
January 31, 2019
Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
Burlingame
February 5, 2019
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010
Oakland
February 7, 2019
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
San Francisco
February 26, 2019
SF Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103

Hospital Economics For Nurses & The Science of Joy and Solidarity

Part I — Hospital Economics For Nurses: Behind The Scenes of The Business of Health Care

This class investigates the basic economic structures of hospital operations in the United States, focusing on demystifying how executives use the language of economics to justify their decisions. The class also addresses how market-driven medicine encourages nurses to prioritize economic choices over clinical judgment and the moral distress it creates.

Upon completion of Part I of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the basic economic structure of private, for-profit, non-profit, publicly-traded, and publicly owned hospitals.
  2. Recognize how market pressures outside influence budget decisions inside the hospital industry.
  3. Identify the downstream health and social consequences of the financial choices hospital executives make.
  4. Explain the basic economic and moral investments of different kinds of health care systems.

Part II — The Science of Joy and Solidarity

This class examines the immediate and long-term health, social, and economic benefits of organized collective action. It explores a growing scientific consensus that common purpose and solidarity lead to a collective joy that is a significant and necessary variable in healing the broader challenges we currently face

Upon completion of Part II of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe empirically-verified health benefits and multiplier effects of collective joy for individuals, institutions, and communities.
  2. Identify organizational structures and practices that support and sustain joyful solidarity.
  3. Discuss the immediate and long-term results of joyful patient and collective advocacy.

 

Locations

Las Vegas
November 29, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103
Kansas City, 9 a.m. to noon: Hospital Economics for Nurses (3 CEUs)
December 5, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64112
Kansas City, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. : The Science of Joy and Solidarity (3 CEUs)
December 5, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64112
San Bernardino
December 11, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92308
Long Beach
December 13, 2018
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Marina del Rey
December 18, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
January 8, 2019
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
Modesto
January 16, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto
1150 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Palm Springs
January 23, 2019
The Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
San Luis Obispo
February 6, 2019
Courtyard By Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Orange County
February 21, 2019
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County
100 The City Drive South, Orange CA 92868
Silver Spring
February 27, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Silver Spring
February 28, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Chicago
March 7, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 6066
San Mateo
March 12, 2019
Marriott San Mateo San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
Reno
March 14, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Santa Monica
March 19, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Sacramento
March 26, 2019
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Oakland
April 4, 2019
CNA/NNOC Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
Redding
April 11, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002