TONE Monthly
December 2018
TONE News & Updates
During disaster situations, nurses often find themselves dealing with the challenges and potentially undesirable outcomes of working in compromised environments. Often, the ability to provide care is affected by a lack of staff and supplies or loss of utilities such as electricity and water. In addition, as residents of the area, nurses are also affected by disasters and are equally concerned about the safety of their own families and homes.
Texas Nurses Association and Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, developed Care for the Caregiver to help nurses before, during and after disasters. With many cities still recovering from hurricanes, active fires and evacuations throughout the West Coast and harsh winter storms predicted, nurses need to be ready to face any disaster, both at home and at work.
By Chase Pedersen, M.S.N., R.N., C.E.N., H.A.C.P., N.E.A.-B.C., CTONE president, assistant chief nursing officer, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
The second Tuesday of 2019 marks the kickoff to the 86th Texas Legislative session. National trends have shifted to the left, and healthcare has taken a front-and-center position on the political agenda. On Nov. 10, Elizabeth Sjoberg and I represented TONE at the Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC) fall meeting.
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Share your knowledge, accomplishments and innovations with nursing colleagues across the state. Chosen posters will be displayed during the conference on Friday, March 1, 2019, and three presenters will be selected to share their projects during a conference general session! Learn more and submit your abstract online here. The submission deadline is Jan. 4, 2019.

Texas Health Dallas - Texas Health Resources University in collaboration with the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives presents: “Strategies to Inspire Nurse Leaders: Designing, Engaging, Responding.”
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019: Pre-Conference Session and Opening Reception
Friday, March 1, 2019: Annual Conference & Exposition
Join over 200 nurse leaders and sponsor community members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas for the 2019 TONE Annual Conference. As always, the conference will offer a lineup of dynamic speakers, networking opportunities and industry insight. We hope to see you there!

Title: Health Information Interoperability Update: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: Thursday, Dec. 6
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. CST

Speaker: Jettie Eddleman, B.S.N., R.N., chief operating officer, Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI)

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Nursing Leadership
Modern Healthcare
The increased frequency in which mass shootings have occurred in public places over the past decade has made training for such incidents an integral part of disaster preparedness training for school employees and government workers
Health Leaders
As telehealth becomes increasingly common in healthcare, the need to train providers in this technology and care delivery is also rising. The RoboAPRN program gives APRN students experience in telehealth and mental healthcare.
Daily Nurse
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has announced six Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars who were selected through a national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.
Practice and Patient Care
View the IBM Watson Health 50 top cardiovascular hospitals 2019 winner list.
The Hill
Regardless of the setting, nurses are well-positioned to inform the public’s perspective on healthcare in a variety of ways.
A buddy system in simulated scenarios aims for better preparation for “real-world” nursing, says nursing school simulation team.
Fierce Healthcare
According to a new study by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), fewer patients with employer-sponsored insurance are visiting their primary care doctors, but more are seeing other advanced practice providers (APPs), such as nurse practitioners.
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Advancing Holistic Health
Today, healthcare is in a critical position to utilize The Resilience Paradigm. Current methods focus on short lived coping techniques for stress, which creates more workload. The Resilience Paradigm uncovers the cause. Our goal is to bring a breath of fresh air to the nursing profession and healthcare. We are best represented by something spacious, with room to breathe. ARE YOU AND YOUR STAFF READY TO: Reduce rumination? Rebound from adversity? Decrease reactivity? Reduce burn-out?
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Education and Events
Employ the power of online professional networking! Nurses Lounge is all about bringing nursing professionals together in a way that advances our profession. Join TONE’s Lounge today! The cost is free, but the value is priceless!
Your destination for exciting Nurse Executive job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the nurse executive industry. Visit the TONE Career Center today!
Public Policy
Health is a political choice, and nurses need to be where these choices are made. More nurses are ascending to higher political office than ever before, and they are also rising up the ranks of global health policy workers. 
Naylor Association Solutions
Members in the News
TONE member Josh Tippy, a nurse manager in the neurology unit at Texas Health Dallas, shares why he and other nurses are welcoming the chance to help “train” Moxi, a nurse assistant robot with social intelligence that started trials at hospitals in Texas in September.
Healthcare Industry
HIT Infrastructure
Health & Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan recently announced the initial core participants for his healthcare innovation workgroup, a yearlong collaboration between healthcare innovation and investment professionals and HHS personnel that will meet quarterly. The first meeting is set for Dec. 18.
People entrusted with decision-making for incapacitated loved ones tend to believe they know what their loved ones would choose, but the vast majority of surrogate decision-makers in a recent study were wrong about loved ones’ wishes.