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Washington Nurse Magazine - 2007 Spring

Washington Nurse Magazine - 2007 Spring

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 Volume 37, No. 1
Spring 2007
2 Calendar of Events3 You Were Represented4 In Focus4 Letter to the Editor5 Legislative Update6 Contract Ratifications7 E&GW Update7 National Nurses Week 8 Report from the UANNational Labor Assembly 9 Nursing Practice Update9 In Memoriam10 Safe Lifting Workshops11 CHILD Profile: Washington’sImmunization Registry 12 Biennial Reports22 2007 WSNA Convention26 Election Guide35 Proposed Resolutions37 2007 WSNA Awards39 Membership Update40 Continuing EducationCalendar41 New Members43 Nursing News Briefs44 District News45 ANA News45 SNOW Celebrates 50th Anniversary 46 Nursing ShortageUpdate
Inside...Nursing Practice Update Childhood Immunizations Membership Update
2007 Legislative Update
Page 5
 WSNA Elections Guide
Page 26
Don’t-Miss Workshops Comingto You Soon:
“Safe Lifting”
Page 10
The 2007 WSNAConvention Is Here!
Full Schedule Page 23Speakers Page 24Registration Page 25Elections! Page 26Resolutions Page 35 WSNF Auction Page 36 WSNA Awards Page 37
 
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The Washington Nurse
Issue 37, No. 1
 Volume 37, No. 1
Spring 2007 
WASHINGTON STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION
575 Andover Park West, Suite 101Seattle, WA 98188, Tel: 206/575-7979Fax: 206/575-1908, wsna@wsna.org
THE WASHINGTON NURSE
—(ISSN# 0734-5666)newsmagazine is published quarterly by the Washington State Nurses Association, 575 Andover Park West, Suite 101, Seattle, WA98188, 206/575-7979. It is distributed as a benefit of membership to all WSNA members. Amember rate of $10 per year is included in WSNAmembership dues. Institutional subscription rateis $20 per year (Canada/Mexico: US $26 per year;Foreign: US $39 per year) or $37.50 for two years.Single copy price is $5.00 each prepaid.The information in this newsmagazine is for the benefit of WSNA members. WSNA is amulti-purpose, multi-faceted organization.
The Washington Nurse
 
 provides a forum formembers of all specialties and interests toexpress their opinions. Opinions expressed are the responsibilities of the authors and do notnecessarily reflect the opinions of the officers ormembership of WSNA, unless so stated. Copyright2005, WSNA. No part of this publication may bereproduced without permission.
 ADVERTISING
—Information on advertisingrates may be obtained on the WSNA website
 www.wsna.org
, under PR and
The Washington Nurse,
 
or by contacting the WSNA Business Agent at 206/575-7979. Advertising deadlinesare: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December1. Advertising will be accepted on a first come,first served basis for preferred positions, pendingspace availability. WSNA reserves the right toreject advertising. Paid advertisements in The Washington Nurse do not necessarily reflect theendorsement of the WSNA Members, Staff orOrganization.
CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES
—Article ideas andunsolicited manuscripts are welcome from WSNA members (300 word maximum). Pleasesubmit a typed copy and diskette (Word Perfect6.0/Windows 98), and include identified relevant photos, a biographical statement, your name,address and credentials. It is not the policy of  WSNA to pay for articles or artwork.
 ARTICLE SUBMISSION DEADLINES
 Winter .............................................November 15Spring ................................................February 15Summer .....................................................May 15Fall .......................................................August 15
May 2007
2-4 WSNA Convention - Tacoma, WA 14 WSNA Safe Lifting Workshop - Vancouver, WA 16 WSNA Safe Lifting Workshop -Bellingham, WA 21 WSNA Safe Lifting Workshop -Spokane, WA 22 WSNA Safe Lifting Workshop -Richland, WA 23 WSNA Safe Lifting Workshop -Ellensburg, WA 24 Nursing Education Master PlanInvitational Summit - Seattle, WA 27-31 ICN - Yokohama, Japan
28 Memorial Day - Office Closed
31 WSNA Occupational andEnvironmental Health and Safety Committee Meeting - Seattle, WA 
 June
1 WSNA Cabinet on Economic andGeneral Welfare Meeting - Seattle, WA 2 State-wide WSNA Local Unit CouncilMeeting12 Washington Center for NursingOpen Forum - Vancouver, WA 13 WSNA Election Declared20-22 ANA 1st Quadrennial Policy Conference - Atlanta, GA 
 July 
4 Independence Day - OfficeClosed
26 WSNA Board of DirectorsMeeting - Seattle, WA 27 WSNA Board of Directors, Cabinet,& Councils Orientation - Seattle, WA 27 Nurses Appreciation Night with theSeattle Storm - Seattle, WA 
September
22-25 WSNA Local Unit LeadershipConference - Chelan, WA 
May 2008
6 WSNA Centennial Anniversary Celebration and Gala
Calendar of Events
 WSNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS& HEADQUARTERS STAFF
PRESIDENT
Kim Armstrong, BSN, RNC, Olalla
 VICE PRESIDENT
Mary Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Bellevue
SECRETARY/TREASURER
Jean Pfeifer, BSN, RN, Kirkland
DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE
Harriet Colwell, RN, PascoSally Herman, RN, Mount VernonPamela Rimel, RN, YakimaJudith Turner, RN, Fox IslandStasia Warren, MSN, RN, Spokane
CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL NURSING& HEALTH CARE COUNCIL
Joan Caley, RN, MS, CNS, CNAA-BC, Vancouver
CHAIR, LEGISLATIVE &HEALTH POLICY COUNCI
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Susan E Jacobson, RN, Yakima
CHAIR, CABINET ON ECONOMIC& GENERAL WELFARE
Tim Davis, BSN, RN, Mt. Vernon
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Judith A. Huntington, MN, RN
DIRECTOR, LABOR RELATIONS
Barbara E. Frye, BSN, RN
DIRECTOR, NURSING PRACTICE & EDUCATION
 
Joan Garner, MN, RN
EDUCATION SPECIALIST
 
Hilke Faber MN, RN, FAAN
DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS,COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
 Anne Tan Piazza
CONTRACT LOBBYIST
Tamara Warnke
WEB & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Ben Tilden
GENERAL/CORPORATE COUNSEL
Timothy Sears, JD
GENERAL COUNSEL
Linda Machia, JDMichael Sanderson, JD
ECONOMIC AND GENERALWELFARE STAFF
Debbi Bessmer, BSN, RNKate Boyle, RNJan Bussert, BSN, RNMargaret Conley, ARNP, RNDarlene Delgado, RNCarmen Garrison BSN, RNChristine Himmelsbach, MN, RNJesse Kesler, RNKathi Landon, RNPat McClure, RNDeborah Neiman, RNHanna Welander, BSN, RN
BUSINESS AGENT &SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Deb Weston
INFORMATION & RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WSNA.ORG
 
 You Were Represented
The WSNA staff and elected and appointed leaders represent your interests in a wide variety of meetings, coalitions, conferences and work groups throughout the year, anticipating and responding to the issues the membership has identified as priorities. In addition to many meetings with legislators, policy makers, other health care and nursing organizations and unions, the following represents a partial listing of the many places andmeetings where you were represented during the months of January 2007 through March 2007.Public Health Funding RoundtableWA DOH Public Health Emergency Preparedness Joint Advisory CommitteeMeetings with DOH staff on proposed DOH legislation2007 Nurse Legislative Day with attendance of more than 600nurses and nursing studentsTestified at Legislative hearings in Olympia on pending legislation,including: mandatory overtime, the Patient Safety Act, proposedchanges to the uniform disciplinary act, funding for nursingeducation and faculty salaries, funding for Public Health, and thePBDE environmental health legislationTestified before the Washington State Board of Health onmandatory Influenza immunizations for healthcare workersWorking for Health Coalition (access to care issues for children)Meetings of the Mental Health Parity CoalitionWA Department of Labor and Industries Task Force to ExamineLifting in Health CareMeetings of the Medication Safety InitiativeWashington State Hospital Association Infection Safety AdvisoryCommitteeWashington State Labor Council “Fair Share” work group onaccessWSNA, WSMA and WA Health Foundation joint statewidemedia campaign for Childhood Immunizations and Public HealthFundingWashington Health Foundation Board of Directors meetingSteering Committee of the Foundation for Health Care Quality onPrevention of Medical ErrorsWashington Nursing Leadership Council (WNLC)meetingWashington Center for Nursing (WCN) BoardMeetingsARNP Coalition meetingMeetings of the Washington State Nursing CareQuality Assurance Commission, its Practice andEducation subcommittees and the Committee onContinued CompetenceWashington Toxics Free Legacy Coalition SteeringCommitteeHealth Care Without Harm Nurses Work GroupCHE-NW on environmental health issuesRegional WSNA Safe Patient Handing workshopsin Seattle, Tacoma, and OlympiaANA Executive Enterprise Conference in San AntonioANA national conference on National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)SNA Labor Coalition meeting in Washington DC UAN E&GW Program Directors meetingsUAN Labor Cabinet meetingsUAN Affiliation Advisory CommitteeUAN Executive Council MeetingsUAN National Labor Assembly and UAN LobbyDay in Washington DC 
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