Kudos to Districts 3 & 4: Great News All Around

Kudos to ASNA District 4 and Mobile County Nurses’ Society member Dr. Bobbie Holt Ragler for being featured in “The Appleseed”; Alabama’s Public Library Newspaper. Dr. Ragler’s eight-week program titled Matter of Balance at the Satusuma, Alabama  Public Library provides participants fall prevention strategies. This program was made available through the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. Dr. Ragler will lead our cardio activities at the upcoming ASNA Annual Convention October 5-7, in Hoover.     And From District 3: Tawanda …

Nurses Volunteering In Disaster Areas

The following suggestions are in part derived from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) of the US Department of Health and Human Services)    Disasters have the potential to cause emotional distress and as nurses our role is to be cognizant of the most vulnerable which are: Youth and adults working in the impacted area Loved ones of victims First responders, rescue and recovery workers Stress, anxiety, and depression are common reactions following the disaster. Nurses volunteering in disaster …

ASNA Award Nominations Now Open

Please read below to see all of the available awards. When you are ready to make your nomination(s), click the button below to download the nomination form. All forms must be emailed to Tyler  by July 15, 2017     Awards Criteria and Procedure Awards are for members unless otherwise stated. Any ASNA member, group, or staff may submit nominations. All ASNA awards must be submitted on the ASNA Nominations Form. Award recipients will be selected by the ASNA Awards …

Legislative Report – May 2017

SUMMARY OF THE 2017 ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSION  First, ASNA welcome’s the Honorable Kay Ivey as Alabama’s 54th Governor. Governor Ivey is the second female and the first Republican female to serve as Governor. This year’s Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature ended on May 19, 2017. The following is a recap of key state issues related to nursing and healthcare: Strengthening healthcare volunteer driver protections for non-profit or faith-based organizations: HB175 passed House but the Session ended before a Senate vote. …

Have They Been Forgotten?: A Look at Uniontown, Alabama

By Azita Amiri PhD, RN, Chair, Environmental Task Force  |  Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville Citizens in Uniontown, Alabama, a small town in Perry County surrounded by rural areas, have been suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally for more than two decades. Uniontown has had a failed “waste treatment” spray field for many years. In this city, sewage water is sprayed out on the fields where it is supposedly absorbed by the soil. The soil in that area, however, percolates water …

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