TONE Monthly
January 2019
TONE News & Updates
By Lyn McCright, RN, APRN, MPH, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, director, Advancing Holistic Health Inc.
Reprinted with permission from the American Holistic Nurses Association, Copyright 2018 respectfully
 
Holistic nurses worldwide are engaging in a revolutionary act that will change nursing and healthcare forever. That revolution comes from within and from the realization that our thinking creates our reality. That insight (sight from within) is what we look for in nurse coaching today.

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.

The December 2018 issue of the Nurses on Boards Coalition newsletter features an NOBC update and resources as well as a featured story about Kleia Luckner, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM, JD, of the Virginia Maternal Mortality Commission.
American Sentinel University
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.”
 
CONFERENCE DATES
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!
 
Nursing Leadership
Becker’s Hospital Review
In a December interview with Becker’s, Debi Pasley, system senior vice president and CNO of Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, describes the primary initiative she will focus on next year and shares her views on healthcare innovation.
HealthLeaders
The healthcare media company compiled its 10 most popular nursing stories of the year, revealing that education, patient experience and nurse stressors remain hot topics in the profession and that nurses are the solution to challenges faced by healthcare organizations.
AORN
A new study finds BSN-prepared RNs have less safety and educational gaps when compared to associate degree nurses, lending new support to the longstanding debate on whether a BSN should be required for entry to practice.
Nurse.org
Travel nursing within United States is one of the hottest trends because of the flexibility, high pay, excitement, and ability to travel the country. International nursing is a trend that is just starting to gain popularity. 
UTHealth
Practice and Patient Care
Harvard Business Review
As delivery networks grow and deploy broad enterprise EHR platforms, the challenge of making them help rather than hinder clinicians is increasing, but artificial intelligence could make the systems more flexible and intelligent.
Houston Chronicle
Healthcare institutions have a role to play because trafficking’s victims so often require medical treatment. Texas ranks second only to California in the number of victims, and Houston has more than any other city, according to a University of Texas study.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Activity trackers might lead to better outcomes for hospital patients — when nurses wear them. A UW–Madison School of Nursing professor is using them to track nurse movement in hospitals in order to uncover data about what causes fatigue in the work environment and what health systems can do to minimize its impact on nurses and patients.
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
Experts with the Care New England Health System and several other institutions have developed the “Conversation Nurse” model, which trains providers to discuss serious illnesses and care goals with patients, from hospital to skilled nursing facility and back to their home.
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Advancing Holistic Health
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Education and Events
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Public Policy
Becker’s Hospital Review
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and a fight against the ruling is expected to ensue, according to The New York Times.
Naylor Association Solutions
Members in the News
GuruFocus
AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the leader and innovator in workforce solutions and healthcare staffing services, announced that Dr. Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, will join the company as chief clinical officer. Edmonson was formerly with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Healthcare Industry
Advance Healthcare Network
The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill aimed at reversing the maternal mortality crisis in the U.S. Supporters say the bill represents Congress’ strongest action against the issue. The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed countries, at a rate of 26.4 deaths per 100,000 births.
Becker’s Hospital Review
The number of physicians scattered among Apple teams is an indication that the tech giant is serious about helping patients manage disease, not just wellness and fitness, CNBC reports. Interestingly, Apple recently released a software update that includes the much-anticipated Apple Watch app for electrocardiograms (ECGs).