CE Classes & Workshops

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

RATIOS, RIGHTS, AND REPRESENTATION

Course Description:

This class examines the key elements of the Florida Patient Protection legislation which includes:

1. Safe staffing by patient acuity and ratios;
2. RN rights as patient advocate;
3. RN/patient whistle-blower protection of this landmark legislation and its impact on patient protection and the RN right to advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient.

Course Objectives :

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

1. Articulate two reasons why strong patient protection and RN patient advocacy rights are critical for the provision of safe, therapeutic, and competent patient care.
2. Describe the critical importance of three key provisions of the Florida Patient Protection Act.
3. Demonstrate how collective grassroots patient advocacy strategies will have a positive impact on the adoption of these comprehensive uniform health care standards.

Time:

10 am - 3 pm

*Nurses will be notified of the venue when it becomes available

Locations

Fort Myers
January 22, 2020
Fort Lauderdale
January 23, 2020
St. Petersburg
February 4, 2020
Orlando
February 5, 2020
Pensacola
February 6, 2020

Nurses’ Stake in Medicare for All

For decades, nurses have led the fight to make health care a right in America. Because of their efforts, Medicare for All is closer than ever to becoming a reality. But the prospect of success also raises new questions about how universal, single-payer health care will work and, specifically, how it will affect nurses.

This class will seek to answer those questions by exploring how Medicare for All will work in the U.S—how the program will be designed, how hospitals and other providers will be funded, how health care resources will be allocated to rural and underserved areas, and how high-quality care will be delivered to all. This course will also look at how Medicare for All will improve the quality of nursing jobs, strengthen health and safety and patient care standards, and safeguard nurses’ clinical judgement, among other topics.

In addition to providing participants with a detailed look at Medicare for All, this will also be an interactive course in which nurses will have ample opportunities to ask questions they may have about the program. This course 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.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Answer common questions about how Medicare for All would impact nurses’ patients, communities, and their own professional practice.
  • Explain how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system will work, including how resources will be allocated to ensure a single standard of high-quality care for all, and how the program will impact nurses’ working conditions and job quality.
  • Articulate what Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more

Time:10 am - 2 pm

*Nurses will be notified of the venue when it becomes available

Locations

St. Petersburg
January 6, 2020
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Sarasota
January 7, 2020
EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240
West Palm Beach
January 8, 2020
Residence Inn by Marriott West Palm Beach
2461 Metrocentre Blvd East, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Miami
January 9, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell Area
200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
San Antonio
January 14, 2020
San Antonio AFL CIO Central Labor Council
9502 Computer Dr Ste. 201, San Antonio, TX 78229
Corpus Christi
January 15, 2020
NNOC
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Tucson
January 21, 2020
NNOC
4400 E Broadway Blvd Suite 514, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phoenix
January 22, 2020
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
El Paso
January 23, 2020
NNOC
310 North Mesa St., Ste. 615 El Paso, TX 79901
Orlando
January 28, 2020
Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL
Fort Myers
January 29, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral
4455 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Exploring And Explaining The Workplace Violence And Burnout Epidemics

Workplace violence is a growing epidemic in hospitals and other health care settings. Nurses and other health care workers encounter 5 to 12 times more workplace violence than workers overall in the United States. Simultaneously, nurses report extremely high rates of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and burnout. Research has shown that as many as 86 percent of nurses report burnout syndrome and 22 percent of nurses have symptoms  of PTSD. 

This class will investigate the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout and what they mean for nurses today. Using national and state-level data and peer-reviewed literature, we will examine the relationship between the structure and management of the health care industry and risk factors for workplace violence and nurse burnout. Understanding this relationship reveals powerful structural solutions to workplace violence, stress, and burnout for nurses.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout among nurses.
  • Explain the impact of workplace violence and nurse burnout on patient care.
  • Discuss how direct care nurses can take steps to end the workplace violence and burnout epidemics.

Locations

Redding
December 12, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002
Napa
December 13, 2019
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa CA 94558
Modesto
January 14, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1050 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
San Jose
January 21, 2020
San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113
Marina del Rey
January 23, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way , Marina del Rey CA 90292
Oakland
January 28, 2020
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
San Rafael
February 11, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael CA 94903
Vallejo
February 13, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589
Eureka
February 20, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka CA 95501
San Francisco
February 27, 2020
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

How Nurses Can Heal America With Medicare For All

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.

Course Objectives:

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assess how Medicare for All compares to other health care reform proposals on ethical, clinical, professional, and socioeconomic grounds.
  • Articulate which problems Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more.

6 CEH classes 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.

Locations

Sacramento - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
December 4, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Sacramento - 3 CEH, 1pm-4pm
December 4, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Las Vegas
December 10, 2019
Green Valley Ranch Resort
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson NV 89052
Reno
December 12, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Santa Clara - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
December 16, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Santa Clara - 3 CEH, 1pm-4pm
December 16, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054

Fighting Back Against Diseases Of Devastation

What are diseases of devastation? How did the current opioid epidemic begin and why has it grown so aggressively? What role do pharmaceutical companies and market-based medicine play in the proliferation of opioid prescriptions?

Of concern to registered nurses is that drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury and death in the United States — claiming 350,000 lives over the past two decades, with 47,000 deaths in 2017 alone. Twenty seven states have sued the pharmaceutical companies behind the opioid explosion. Yet, people who are in dire need of healthcare and treatment are targeted and penalized for opioid use. As opioids claim lives from nearly every gender, race, ethnicity, and community in the United States, disparate treatment and police responses to the epidemic expose deep-seated race-based fault lines in the U.S. health care and criminal justice systems. Opioid use disorder should be treated as a public health issue. By comparing the opioid crisis with similar diseases of devastation, nurses will analyze the opioid epidemic as a symptom of the outsized influence of Big Pharma in our broken, for-profit health care system.

The class will conclude with discussion of systemic interventions nurses can take to heal diseases of devastation and protect nurses’ professional judgment.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe diseases of devastation, specifically the opioid epidemic.
  • Discuss the role of rising drug prices, “me too” drugs, and race in opioid treatment policy.
  • Compare and contrast registered nurses’ role in advocating for robust public health measures with the pharmaceutical industry’s exploitation of public health.
  • Explain how nurses’ advocacy for systemic public health interventions — like Medicare for All and others — can counter Big Pharma’s hold on our health care system.

All class times 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.

Locations

Newark
December 5, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Santa Monica
December 11, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Marina del Rey
December 13, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292